Wolves (Idiot Pilot album)

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Studio album by Idiot Pilot
Released October 2, 2007
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock, electronica, indietronica
Length 43:12
Label Reprise
Producer Ross Robinson, Mark Hoppus
Idiot Pilot chronology
Strange We Should Meet Here
(2005)Strange We Should Meet Here2005

Wolves is the second full-length release album by Washington duo Idiot Pilot. It was produced by Ross Robinson(At The Drive-In, Glassjaw) and Mark Hoppus (singer and bassist of +44 and Blink 182).[1] The third track, "Retina and the Sky" was also featured on the soundtrack of Michael Bay's film Transformers.[2] The album had a delayed release, first digitally on August 20, 2007 and physically October 2, 2007. Wolves features guest performers Travis Barker on drums in "Elephant" and Chris Pennie on drums in the rest of the tracks.[3]

On October 2, 2007 the only way to purchase a copy of Wolves was either through the band's official website or digitally on iTunes. The disc was available at stores starting February 12, 2008.


Based out of Bellingham, WA, since the age of 12 Michael Harris and Daniel Anderson of Idiot Pilot have been producing and composing music.[4] With the release of Strange We Should Meet Here back in 2004 with Clickpop Records, and then a re-release in 2005 with reprise record;[3] fans have been waiting for the release of their latest album Wolves. With renowned producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, Glassjaw) and Mark Hoppus(singer and bassist of +44 and Blink 182), Idiot Pilot spent four months in the studio recording Wolves.[3]

Reception and aftermath[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net 69%[5]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[6]
Outburn Magazine 9/10[citation needed]

The release of Wolves pushed Idiot Pilot on the mainstream scene. Their second song "Elephant" had Travis Barker on drums which brought a larger fan base from Blink 182. Their third song on the album, "Retina and the Sky", made its way on to the Transformers soundtrack.[1] With the initial success of the album, Idiot Pilot joined the Taste of Chaos tour with Bullet For My Valentine and Avenged Sevenfold in late 2008. Early 2009, Idiot Pilot parted ways with their record company Reprise of four years "due to artistic differences".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Michael Harris and Daniel Anderson.

No. Title Length
1. "Last Chance" 4:06
2. "Elephant" 3:45
3. "Retina and the Sky" 3:37
4. "In Record Shape" 4:11
5. "Good Luck" 4:07
6. "Cruel World Enterprise" 3:29
7. "Red Museum" 4:42
8. "Theme from the Pit" 4:50
9. "Planted in the Dark" 3:26
10. "Recurring Dream" 6:59
Total length: 43:12



  1. ^ a b c "Idiot Pilot Official Website". Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  2. ^ "Transformers soundtrack listing". Retrieved 2007-08-16. 
  3. ^ a b c "Artist Direct: Idiot Pilot". Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  4. ^ "Spinner Interview". Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  5. ^ "Idiot Pilot - Wolves - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. 2008-02-12. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  6. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r1112676
  7. ^ "MTV: Idiot Pilot work with Plus 44's Barker". Retrieved 2007-08-16.