Buffalo based Psychedelic Indie Art Rock band Aircraft make catchy pop tunes embedded with layers of thoughtful lyrics reminiscent of the past present and future. Founded somewhere between time and space Aircraft revolves around the observations of songwriter Justin John Smith. Years of experimental drug use combined with a deep interest in the mystical have created a unique take on the nature of reality that is expressed through the song craft. Lush vocal harmonies, swirling guitars (Ty Skelton), melodic bass lines (James Warren), and powerful drumming (Matt Cossman) create the perfect atmosphere for fragile vocals to float in. Aircraft released their debut album (((Sonic Boom))) in 2013 receiving enthusiastic reviews and prompted a promotional tour throughout the northeast. The band is wrapping up production on an EP to be released late 2015.
Aircraft has continued to become a favored act at many regional music festivals including the Night Lights Fall Music Festival and NXNE in Toronto. The band has also played in support of several national touring bands including Thee Oh Sees, Plants and Animals, Wildlife, Caveman, White Mystery, and Ty Segall.
“Undoubtedly one of Buffalo’s live music treasures.”
“A melting pot of famous rock sounds, like that of Arcade Fire, Brand New, and MGMT mixed together.. Almost anyone with a voice can sing along.”
“Hard work and the release of their first album, Sonic Boom, last April have kept local fans and music blogs buzzing, and the band doesn’t plan on slowing down any time soon.”
“Fearless not only of avoiding convention, but also of occasionally adhering to it..”
“Because they’re more psychedelic than strictly new wave, the pop songs come off explosively, big and shiny within that pleasingly tight song structure. Phoenix by way of early Pink Floyd with terrific vocal harmonies and a fun Talking Heads vibe.”