Tone Report Weekly 203 - Page 27

After over 20 tours and two more self-released albums, in 2015 the band signed a deal with Will Swan of Dance Gavin Dance’s label, Blue Swan Records. The band’s Blue Swan debut, Pilot Waves, arrived soon after in October of that same year, placing it on the Billboard Heatseeker’s chart for the first time. At the end of that year and spilling into 2016, Icarus the Owl was at a crossroads and had a decision to make—so far, its members had been a band for seven years and endured numerous lineup changes. The band had obtained a reputation for being together for a long time; to the industry, that’s not the greatest look. Its members dealt with several options: changing their name, slowly forging onwards and upwards or quitting altogether were on the table. ItO had already released four full-length albums and each had been more successful than the next. “I ToneRepor t .com 2 7