Air Traffic Controller have created a place all their own in the indie pop world.
Serving in the US Navy as an air traffic controller, singer/songwriter Dave Munro sent home demos written during deployment. Bandmate and singer/songwriter Casey Sullivan met Dave soon thereafter, and the two forged a collaborative bond that has become
the vocal sound of ATC.
With an eclectic song catalog and category-defying organic/electronic sound, people are taking notice of ATC. They were 2015 Billboard Hot 100 Fest performers with The Weeknd and Justin Bieber, placed on the NPR Hot 100 List for SXSW, named Guardian UK Band of the Day, won Best Indie Alternative Song in the Independent Music Awards, and have over 15 million Spotify plays. ATC's music has been licensed by Bose, MTV, NBC, ABC, Disney, Verizon, Toyota, and many more.
The band started the new year with showcases in Park City at Sundance with ASCAP, Toyota Music Lodge, Zen Den, and Cisero's. They followed this up with their first Sixthman Rock Boat cruise with bands like Bronze Radio Return, Jukebox The Ghost, and Michael Franti. An Official act again this year at SXSW, ATC played showcases for McDonalds, the Grammy Museum, and was featured on Alt Nation's playlist of bands to watch at this year's festival.
Air Traffic Controller’s third album, BLACK BOX, was released on March 11, 2016. The new album features "People Watching," "On The Wire" and "The House." The official music video for "The House" won the 2016 New England Music Award for Best Video, was named by Boston Magazine as the best video for 2015, and has been featured in rotation on MTVU, MTV2, and on the homepage of Funny Or Die.
Air Traffic Controller is from Boston and features:
Dave Munro, Casey Sullivan, Steve Scott, Jeremy Van Cleave, Adam Salameh & Adrian Aiello
BLACK BOX PRESS QUOTES:
"A sonorous mix of bright, edgy sounds" - Culture Collide
"Air Traffic Controller opens the Hot 100 stage on day 2, makes the most of its opportunity and introduces a breezy
new song called "Water Falls" from its new record." - Billboard
"Air Traffic Controller took the Sinclair in Cambridge by storm, playing a huge set that covered all the hits." - WERS, Boston
"Sullivan comes forward as a lead vocalist, adding a dreamy overtone to the band’s already-exuberant sound. Her
voice beautifully soars over a handclap-friendly beat, sparkling guitars & hypnotizing synths." - BuzzBands LA
"Black Box will take you through the ups and downs of summer and may just be stuck in your head for longer."
- The Daily, University of Washington
"Infectious new single “The House,” a catchy-ass song if there ever was one." - Vanyaland
"A gorgeous voice. There is much to be excited about with Air Traffic Controller." - RSL Blog
"Ethereal and buttery smooth vocals work wonders with the band’s electrifying sound." - ThreadSence
"Ravishing." - Free Bike Valet
“If this is what feel-good music sounds like, I want buckets and buckets more of it.” - Indie Shuffle