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★MYTWILIGHTPILOT★ are an atmospheric rock band. [Est. 2001 | SPL 145dB (pk.)]

Faring from the superheated Texas gulf coast, My Twilight Pilot completes a long legacy of Texas psychrock outfits:  Beginning with the legendary 13th Floor Elevators, Moving Sidewalks, and Red Krayola — leading up to the present with Dallas's Bedhead, Mesquite's Comet, San Marcos' This Will Destroy You, and Austin's Sixteen Deluxe, …Trail of Dead, and Explosions in the Sky.

Wrestling intricate melodies from silence, they create extraordinarily literate music that shines brightly with an intensity before it explodes into spiral shards.

History Edit

“Saying that My Twilight Pilot write songs is kind of like saying that Homer wrote a poem....” – Devon Powers, PopMatters magazine.

The abstract majestic atmospherics of this Texas quintet initially came together in the superheated Gulf Coast suburbs of Pasadena in early 2001.  Even from their young inception, My Twilight Pilot displayed a sober maturity that far outweighed their young age.  Within bare months of formation, ★MTP★ was sharing stages with well-known national acts as Rilo Kiley, Maserati, Luna, Kinski, Centro-Matic, Rye Coalition, Varnaline, Landing, My Education, The Capitol Years, and The High Strung. . . in addition to international behemoths as Japan's MONO.

In spring of 2003, My Twilight Pilot signed to Feel Records, NYC.  The band's debut e.p. — four tracks clocking in excess of a half hour, and titled "555" after a local Texas death cult — was released later that year to rave critical reviews.  Following a performance at SXSW 2003 and short regional tour, ★MTP★ briefly disbanded for the next 12 years.

Mysteriously resurfacing in 2015 with a collection of new material, My Twilight Pilot began unceasingly + systematically reclaiming local, state, and regional stages with their (by now) renowned scathing, fearless, and guttural live performances — including high profile appearances at statewide music festivals as Houston’s Yes Indeed! + Austin’s Pecan Street Festivals.

To date, ★MTP★ continues songwriting and reclaiming stages, with intentions to unveil their sophomore release by 2017.

Websites Edit

Band Members Edit

Current Members Edit

  • Stephen Matthew Crow
  • Matthew V. Jackson
  • Lisa Gallo-Roth
  • Josiah Loki Donham

Former Members Edit

  • Matthew Loftin
  • Jimmie Zarate
  • David Hankins
  • Major E. Miller
  • Daniel J. DeTrinis


"Demonstration" 3-song CD e.p. (Self released, 2001.)

"555" CD e.p. (Feel Records, 2003.)


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Album Reviews Edit

Review of '555', In Music We Trust by Alex Steininger.

Review of '555', Delusions of Adequacy by A. Hawkins.

Review of '555', Splendid eZine by Jennifer Kelly.

Review of '555', Pop Matters by Devon Powers.

Review of '555', All Music Guide by MacKenzie Wilson.

Review of '555', Space City Rock by Charlie Ebersbaker.

Review of '555', Modern Fix by author unknown.

Feature Articles Edit

INTERVIEW: My Twilight Pilot - Texas' Indie Rock Threat Talks About Their New Album, In Music We Trust by Alex Steininger.

Pasadena Air Force: Indie Rockers My Twilight Pilot Chart a Moody, Mystery-Shrouded Course Out of the Chemical 'Burbs, Houston Press by Justin Crane.

Hot Tunes, Summer in the City: Houston Press Music Awards 2002, Best New Act Nominee - My Twilight Pilot, Houston Press by Troy Schulze.

10 Questions for My Twilight Pilot, Houston Calling by David A. Cobb.