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The Conscience Pilate Releases Music Video for “Bloom”

Photo: Edward Pond

Toronto’s The Conscience Pilate has released a brand new single entitled “Bloom” along with an accompanying music video. The band plays guitar-driven pop music that combines the energy of CBGB’s post-punk with the texture of 80’s alternative. “Bloom” marks the return of the band and the start of their new collaboration that will see new singles arriving monthly for the remainder of 2023.

After a 25 year hiatus, Edward Pond and Neil Leyton decided to reunite and immediately wrote new music over a bottle of Rioja. While they formed in 1995, TCP self-destructed after just one album, but Pond and Leyton remained brothers. One night in November 2022 Neil said, “We have some unfinished business. Let’s make another record.” Two songs were written that night alone in Montreal. 

Reflecting the background to their new single Pond says:

“We recorded ‘Bloom’ like it’s for a secret John Hughes movie we all wish could exist. It’s that alternative pop sound the Furs and the Mary Chain had nailed in the 80s. A story about a couple where one is flat on their face while the other is up, and they see-saw back and forth. Probably starring Robert Downey Jr. and Ally Sheedy. All our music is very movie-inspired. After all, our first record was called Living in a Movie Scene.”

Check out the music video for “Bloom” below, purchase the single here, and keep checking back for more because The Conscience Pilate will be releasing a new single every month!

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  • Edward Pond says:

    Bad copy we love your copy. Keep rocking the airwaves and thanks so much for spinning our tune Bloom! We have a new single coming every month!

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