Singer/songwriter Dave Munro began sending demos home to friends when he was deployed in the US Navy as an air traffic controller. This was the inception of Air Traffic Controller, a Boston-based band that has created a place all their own in the indie pop world.
With an eclectic song catalog and category-defying organic/electronic sound, people are taking notice of Air Traffic Controller (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 for “You Know Me” in the Independent Music Awards, and have over 20 million spins on Spotify. ATC’s music has been licensed by Bose, MTV, NBC, ABC, Disney, Verizon, Toyota and more.
Air Traffic Controller’s multi award-winning third album, BLACK BOX, was released on March 11, 2016. This album features “People Watching,” “On The Wire” and “What You Do To My Soul,” and won three Independent Music Awards (Best Indie/Alt Rock Album, Indie/Alt Rock Song, Producer). The music video for “The House” has won an impressive number of awards including a Boston Music Award, Improper Bostonian’s “Boston’s Best” Music Video, as well as the 2016 New England Music Award for Best Video. The House was also an official selection in the UK at the 2016 Raindance Film Festival Music Videos Programme. The entertaining music video has been named by Boston Magazine as the best video for 2015, and has been in rotation on MTVU, MTV2, and on the homepage of Funny Or Die.