- Autopilot Off
Infobox musical artist
Name = Autopilot Off
Alias = Cooter
Background = group_or_band
Orange County, New York, USA
1996– 2005(on hiatus)
Label = Island
Current_members = Chris Hughes
Autopilot Off was a
punk rockband from Orange County, New Yorkcomprised of Chris Hughes (guitar), Chris Johnson (guitar/vocals), Phil Robinson (drums) and Rob Kucharek (bass).
Autopilot Off formed in 1996 under the name Cooter. They slowly gained in popularity by doing live shows throughout the 90's while sharing the stage with more popular bands such as
MxPx, Sum 41and H2O. They eventually recorded their first full length album, " Looking Up". In 2000 the band was involved in a bitter lawsuit with the Mississippipunk rock band The Cooters, who own the trademarkto the name Cooter. The New York band settled out of court in 2002, and changed their name to Autopilot Off. However, Autopilot Off's record label Fastmusic, took the lawsuit all the way to Federal Court and lost to the Mississippi band. Autopilot Off then signed with their major label, Island Recordsshortly afterwards. After this they released their eponymous debut EP in the spring of 2002.
2004, under their new name Autopilot Off, they released their major debut album, " Make a Sound". This included the single "What I Want", which was co-written by Rancid's Tim Armstrong.
August 26, 2005, the band decided to go on an indefinite hiatus and released the following statement on their official website:
We've decided to take an indefinite break from Autopilot Off. It has been nearly 10 years since the band started, and it has been full speed ahead for the majority of that time. We have all decided to take some time for our lives outside of the band. We are all still the best of friends. In addition to this we decided a few months back to leave our home of 4 years at Island Records. We apologize for leaving you all hanging for so long. Thank you so much for all the support and friendships that you all have given to us over the years. We could never have done it without you.
Since then, Chris Hughes has gone on to form the record label Broken English with John Naclerio.
Bassist Rob Kucharek has gone on to open
American Icon Screen Printingwhich is an apparel screen printing company that serves many bands and the majority of the BMX industry on the East Coast.
Looking Up" (1999)
Make a Sound" (2004) #119 US
All Bets Off/As Cooter" (1997)
* " Split w/Slick Shoes" (2000)
* "Autopilot Off" (EP, 2002)
Regenerator (EP)" (2003, consisted of 4 cover songs from the band's favorite artists.)
* "Make a Sound" was featured on "".
* "Clockwork" featured on both "
SSX3" and " NHL 2004".
* "Chromatic Fades" featured in "
NASCAR Thunder 2004".
* "What I Want" featured in "Cars" based on the film.
* "Long Way To Fall" and "Indebted" featured in "
Project Gotham Racing 2".
* "Nothing Frequency" featured on "
* "Friday Mourning" featured in "
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4"
* "What I Want" featured in "".
* "Missing The Innocence" featured in "
* "The 12th Day" was featured in NoA: The Two Continents
* "Something for Everyone" was track #8 on the "Orange County's New Punk" compilation.
* "Mrs Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter" (
Herman's Hermitscover) was track #1 on the "Oldies But Goodies" cover compilation.
* "Raise Your Rifles" was included on the "Daredevil" soundtrack, "".
* "I'm Thinking" was released with many other punk bands on the "
Rock Against Bush" compilation.
* "Clockwork" was included in the
Projekt RevolutionSample CD that was received for joining LPU4.0.
* "Long Way To Fall" was featured on the first "" compilation.
* "Nothing Frequency" was included on the "
2002 Warped Tour Compilation" and also appeared on the " Stealing Harvard" soundtrack.
* "Indebted" was included in the track #25 on the "
2001 Warped Tour Compilation".
* [http://www.burningstars.net/apo02 Burning Stars Interview with Autopilot Off]
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