Sick Boss
Sick Boss
Ron Samworth
Dogs Do Dream
Peregrine Falls
Peregrine Falls
Film in Music
Tell Tale
Fond of Tigers
Tony Wilson 6Tet
A Day's Life
Subtle Lip Can
Reflective Drime
The Peggy Lee Band
Ratchet Orchestra
Dixie's Death Pool
The Man With Flowering Hands
Aeroplane Trio
Naranja Ha
Subtle Lip Can
Subtle Lip Can
Gord Grdina Trio w/ Mats Gustafsson
Barrel Fire
Fond of Tigers
Continent & Western
Creesus Crisis
A Vacant Lot
Tommy Babin's Benzene
Your Body Is Your Prison
The Tony Wilson Sextet
The People Look Like Flowers At Last
Viviane Houle
Escape Through The Trees
The Perilous Beauty of Madness
Jim McAuley
The Ultimate Frog
The Peggy Lee Band
New Code
Butcher/Müller/van der Schyff
Way Out Northwest
Fond Of Tigers
Release the Saviours
The Furniture Moves Underneath
Tony Wilson 6tet
Pearls Before Swine
Escondido Dreams
ZMF Trio
Circle The Path
Francois Houle
Jesse Zubot
Fond Of Tigers
A Thing To Live With
Dark Blue World
Tony Wilson
Horse's Dream
Crouched Head
Crouched Head
The Winks/Tights
Split CD
Copilots - Escape Through The Trees

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Escape Through The Trees

1. Long Hauling (mp3 excerpt)
2. Blown Around (mp3 excerpt)
3. All That I Am
4. The Pasture
5. Found Something
6. Husk (mp3 excerpt)
7. Mirages of Heat
8. Magic Wishes
9. We Will Sleep Again
10. Drink The Moon


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On 'Escape Through The Trees', their first CD on Drip Audio, Copilots have captured a sound that is familiar, unique, eclectic and cohesive, tapping deep into elements of pop, psychedelic, punk and classic rock. Escape Through The Trees documents the group moving forward into new sonic territory from it’s original release, further exploring the talents of the band members' gifted songwriting and musicianship.

are a five piece rock band from Vancouver, BC. Formed in 2005, their debut self-titled (2007) CD received glowing reviews across Canada. The band is Skye Brooks - guitar/vocals (Inhabitants, Fond of Tigers, Veda Hille, Ndidi Onukwulu), Pete Schmitt - bass/vocals (Inhabitants, Josh Martinez), Chad MacQuarrie - guitar/vocals (DarkBlueWorld, NOW Orchestra, Carol Pope), Karma Sohn - keys/vocals & Dylan Smith - drums. There is an interesting history to some of these Copilots as Skye Brooks is known for his explosive drumming skills with his JUNO nominated band Inhabitants and the genre-busting Fond of Tigers. Skye also regularly backs up unique songstresses such as Veda Hille, Ndidi Onukwulu & Jill Barber. With Copilots Skye picks up the guitar and steps in front of the mic. Chad MacQuarrie once led the critically acclaimed hardcore band Karen Foster that now backs up Carol Pope on her Western Canadian dates.

These musicians backgrounds are equally rooted in creative/improvised music as well as the many facets of rock and roll. Their adventurous spirit reveals itself in memorable melodies, propulsive and seamless odd time rhythms, and dream-like lyrisism that explores the subconsious, human nature and the power of wilderness. A restrained intensity simmers throughout their performances, at times boiling over into ecstactic abandon.


“...psychedelic, anthemic and fierce.” - The Province (Vancouver)

"...engagingly off-kilter rock." - Exclaim!

"...a loud rock exercise filtered through the keen ears and eyes of warped musicians more in tune with improv then the ol' verse-chorus-verse model." - Hour (Montreal)

"...a cracking little record." - Soundproof Magazine (**** stars)

“...a welcome combination of tightly structured songs and the urgency that arises when a group approaches it's sonic canvas without fear...” – Vue Weekly

“Copilots deliver a bright message of hope in a way that is authentic, rocking, and never precious.” - Music Emissions

"...fuses subtle yet never subdued psychedelic melodies with some of the most pungent riffage Canada’s west coast has ever played host to." - Skope Mag

"Powerful in punch and huge in sound... Copilots have made a self-assured and strong sophomore album that should not go unnoticed." - Discorder

Album Review: Exclaim!
Album Review: Skope Mag

Album Review: Hour
Album Review: Soundproof Magazine

Album Review: Music Emissions

Feature: The Georgia Straight

Feature: Rocky Mountain Outlook


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