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Album Review: Red City Radio – SkyTigers EP

Y’all want to hear something amazing?

Check out the new EP by Oklahoma City’s Red City Radio.  My god, this is the best thing to hit my ears so far this year.

In case you have no idea who I am even talking about, Red City Radio is a punk rock foursome that seemingly can do no wrong with their music style.  They’ve been around since 2007 and have a whole slew of releases full of catchy punk rock tunes for all to adore.

Recently, they dropped SkyTigers with help from Red Scare Industries.  This 21 minute EP is from start to finish is outstanding.  There really is no other way for me to tell you all how impressed I was with this EP.  I can not stop listening to it as of late.

“If You Want Blood (Be My Guest)” exploded into a memorable sing along jam.  The second the drums fully kick in, the energy went through the roof.  Talking about hometown values and not giving up, the band showed major signs of maturing with not only their great lyrics but also their collective sound.

“I’ll Still Be Around” started off very Tim Barry but not in a bad way at all.  Things soon picked up for a pretty great track that one could only wonder is about the band and not as told by the lyrics, “not every pretty girl can sing, not ever ugly guy is funny”.

Garrett Dale’s bellowing voice goes outlaw on “In the Shadows”, a track complete with horns and a healthy 80s-ish guitar solo sans any cheese at all.  This is a powerful punk spaghetti-western track when you actually jump into it and listen for what it’s worth.  The more and more I listened to it, the more I appreciated it, especially that subtle sigh at the end.

“Rebels” was a foot-stomping jam that seemingly defended actions based on other’s behaviors and apologetically called them out on it.

“SkyTigers” was a fantastic song and turned into something so memorable the moment the sample from The Dictator began.  Perhaps more meaningful and truer than ever, Chaplin’s infamous closing speech from classic film was extremely relevant on this song hearing it today based on today’s current affairs.

For an EP, I feel slightly cheated as I wanted more of what Red City Radio was offering.  This is by far some of the best material I have ever heard these guys do, and this comes from a fan of theirs since almost day one.  I love how they have slowed down a little but haven’t given up on their edge one bit.  Fans are going to love the shit out of this.

Don’t skip out on this EP if you can help yourself.  Chances are you are going to be just as blown away as I was upon hearing it.  Red City Radio continues to dominate and SkyTigers is 21 minutes of proof.

Pre-order the EP if you dare: http://redscare.storenvy.com/

 

 

Check It Out: Throw Shade

I say it a million times, I know it…I have some talented ass friends here in Cleveland.  Some of them are in bands and some of them form bands from other friends in other bands to make killer cool bands.

Throw Shade is one of those bands.

Throw Shade

My god their EP is fantastic.  Just stop now and listen:

That first track though…wow.  Loving the poppy punk sounds with harmony and emo for all to sulk to.  Featuring a dude from Worship This! and a dude who used to kill it in Annabel, I already knew it was going to be awesome.

I expect exciting things to come from these guys soon.

Until then, check out their EP release party next week at The Grog Shop.  It’s going to be a good time for sure!

Throw Shade EP Release Show

Remainders/Barons – Split 7″

This may be the best cover art I’ve seen in a while…

REMAINDERS BARONS

I know Jason Lubrano (vocalist of Iron Chic) artwork when I see it.  Well done Sir.

So, how did this come about?

Well, two Pittsburgh punk acts, Remainders and BARONS, decided to join forces and drop a sweet punk rock split for what I would hope was for extra beer money.  The result is an infectious 4-track 7″ that really showcases the talent of each act.  At $5, you’d be a fool not to purchase it.

The good folk over at For The Love Of Punk are actually steaming this split today for your listening pleasure.  Check it out by clicking HERE.

You can also check it out below as it is streaming and available for purchase over at the BARONS BandCamp page.

With only a limited number of pressings, make sure you snag one today.

Remainders Announce Debut EP Fine Exits – Out November 11th

Pittsburgh’s Remainders have a good thing going with their musical style.  It’s melodic, it’s fun, it’s just… good.

Remainders

If you like Smoke or Fire and Latterman as well as just any catchy punk rock act out there, you will adore this band.

Formed in 2014, the band consists of guitarist Dan Delucia, guitarist/vocalist Karim Akacem, vocalist/bassist Chris Feigh and drummer Tim Little.

(Note: I already adore DeLucia thanks to our ongoing instagram/social media bromance)

Just listen already:

Pretty freaking catchy huh?  I can not wait to hear the rest of it.

Remainders are slated to drop their EP debut on 11/11/2014 with Fine Exits along with a split 7″ release dropping a few weeks earlier with fellow Steel City brethren Underground Communiqué’s Barons.  Busy busy busy.

Pay attention to these guys.  You’ve been forewarned.

 

Check It Out: Young Fox

Pittsburgh natives Young Fox are an up and coming rock outfit that just released a lyric video for “Diet of Worms”, a track that is featured on their recently released EP Predecessors via Spartan Records.

Young Fox

I know someone out there is questioning why I am sharing a rock act when usually everything I post is punk, folk, metal or some variation.  Well, I like rock music too ya know.  Also, one of the members of this band shreds in Zao and I adore that band.

Young Fox reminds me a lot of the early rock bands of the 2000s and are really worth checking out.  Just check out the video below to get a taste of what they sound like.

Not typically something I am into but I will admit, I am liking what I am hearing so far.

Taken from the band’s press release:

Formed in 2012, Young Fox came together over drinks in a neighborhood pub in Pittsburgh. Martin Lunn (bassist), who’s also in revered metal band Zao, Luke Cypher (vocals / guitar / keys), who happens to share his time as the head chef at Piccolo Forno in Pittsburgh, and Chris Lehberger (drums) began writing, rehearsing and recording and eventually added Brian Schultz (guitar) to the mix, rounding out the four-piece band.

Hear the entire EP by visiting: http://substreammagazine.com/2014/07/exclusive-stream-young-fox-predecessors/

For more information on Young Fox, check out the following links:
http://www.youngfoxband.com
https://www.facebook.com/youngfoxband
https://twitter.com/YoungFoxBand
http://spartanrecords.com
https://www.facebook.com/spartanrecords