Serving in the US Navy as a real-life air traffic controller, singer/songwriter Dave Munro sent home 4-track demos he had written and recorded during his deployment. With his enlistment up, Munro returned to hometown Boston and discovered an impressive number of fans, prompting the genesis of the aptly-named rock band Air Traffic Controller.
By way of a successful Kickstarter campaign the band ventured into the studio last year and put together their debut album “Nordo” – one of our favorite indie Pop records of 2012.
The band features Dave Munro on lead vocals and guitar; multi-instrumentalist Steve Scott on lead guitar, keys, and more; big brother Richie Munro on drums; Casey Sullivan on bass, banjo, and backing vocals; with violinist Alison Shipton and Kiara Perico on viola. The band often performs live accompanied on stage by an entire string section to capture and recreate its brilliant, full sound… one that consistently identifies Air Traffic Controller as one of the fastest rising original acts in the country.
The band released their latest video, “The Work“, last month, appropriately enough, the day before Halloween.
This vid is a lot of fun and the tune is pretty great, I expect we’ll be hearing a lot more from this band in the very near future!