By now, Banner Pilot has cemented themselves as a pillar of the ever-swelling Midwest punk scene and continue to reinforce that claim with each subsequent release. 2011's "Heart Beats Pacific" elevated Banner Pilot from a band that was notably influenced by the likes of Dillinger Four, Alkaline Trio and Screeching Weasel, to a band with such a trademark sound and style that they were the ones doing the influencing. Their 2014 full-length "Souvenir" only serves to strengthen their legend. On every track, Nick's gritty vocals urgently belt out poetically penned lyrics over the top of edgy, up-tempo guitars and sprawling bass lines. Pairing instantly catchy melodies with aggressive and smart instrumentation, "Souvenir" finds a way to be equally comforting and invigorating. Vinyl version includes free download code.