Saturday, May 23, 2009

Roman Candle- still hating/loving modern radio

About three years ago, I blogged here about a song I loved by Roman Candle called "Why Modern Radio Is A-OK," where they gracefully explained that they love stations because the music there sucks now and they'll never get broken-hearted from the playlists as a result. Wotta brilliant conceit.

Well, now this Chapel Hill band has thoughtfully included that gem on their latest album, Oh Tall Tree in the Ear (Carnival Recordings). Admittedly, nothing on the album matches "Radio" but it's still a wonderful rootsy album that you can sink your teeth into and enjoy. Theme-wise, they yearn to roam but keep finding themselves lost but somehow, they never gets daunting to them, as if their trips were wonders in and of themselves to enjoy, which you can along with them. It's one of the best albums I've heard this year.

Visit RC's homepage and hear some of the new album at their MySpace page.


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