Three Mile Pilot Returns!


First album in
over a decade, The Inevitable Past Is The Future Forgotten
is out
Sept. 28 on Temporary Residence Ltd.


By Blurt Staff


The rumor of a new Three
Mile Pilot album has been circulating for over a decade, further fueling
the mystery and mythology that has swirled around the San Diego trio since the
1997 release of what was thought to be their swan song, the enormously
influential Another Desert, Another Sea.


Formed in the early ’90s, the group released a debut album
to a fair amount of acclaim, followed by Chief Assassin To The Sinister,
an album that garnered the attention of Geffen Records, with whom they signed
for all of one album. After enduring the major label wringer, the group
released Another Desert, their most emotionally resonant and
commercially successful record to date. Shortly after, bassist Zach Smith
formed Pinback with Rob Crow, and singer-guitarist Pall
Jenkins began a new project with Three
Mile Pilot keyboardist Tobias Nathaniel. Both projects were meant to
coexist with 3MP; however, both Pinback
and The Black Heart Procession
became unexpectedly popular.


Cut to 2010 and The Inevitable Past Is The Future
, the first Three Mile
Pilot album in 13 years, and the first to be written, performed,
recorded and produced entirely by the original three members in their own home
studios. As such it is the most uncompromising album since their inception
– it also just happens to be their most accessible. While Pinback and The Black Heart Procession were obviously influenced by 3MP in
their early days, the inverse can now be heard, with many of the songs on The
Inevitable Past
bearing the unmistakable and inevitable stamps of Pinback and The Black Heart Procession. This circular influence is what makes
the album so brilliant; instead of a proper hiatus, 3MP’s progression was
charted vicariously through its members’ other groups. As such, The
Inevitable Past
makes good on the promising glimpses heard through a long
but breathless wait. 




1. Battle

2. Still Alive

3. Grey Clouds

4. Same Mistake

5. What I Lose

6. Left in Vain

7. The Threshold

8. One Falls Away

9. Days Of Wrath

10. Planets

 11. What’s In The Air

12. The Premonition



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