Radio Birds release Contemporary American Slang
today, via Brash Music!Full album streaming this week with Paste
!”Hold On Me” via Elmore Magazine
VIDEO via Surviving The Golden Age
“Sleep City” via Perversion Mag
SoundCloud – Download
Photo: Carl Rosen
“…check out “Hold On Me,” a crackling, electric rocker that builds with wailing guitars and slamming drums, weaving through a vicious, rasping voice that lays down a catchy hook perfect for shouting along. The accompanying video makes a fitting partner with the track: a rambling, gritty, whiskey and cigarette-fueled tour through the night.” – Elmore Magazine
To see and hear them now, you might never believe that a few short years ago Radio Birds had a completely different lineup, look, and sound. In early 2013, rising united from their earlier musical experiences, these four young men decided to take a risk and start completely over with a new name and sound. They quickly worked up a batch of new songs, and by that summer they had recorded a successful EP and had begun playing extensively, even winning the 2013 Masquerade Musicians Showcase in Atlanta, GA. Within a year of their rechristening, they were booked for The Rock Boat 2014 (and 15!), were featured in a major motion picture (Jason Momoa’s “Road to Paloma”), played SXSW, and attracted the services of indie Atlanta label Brash Music. Things have moved quickly for a reason, and everyone involved points back to two causes: Radio Bird’s irresistible character and undeniably unique sound.
That sound is simple: Plain-Old Rock and Roll Music with a distinctly hairy touch. Meaning, it is not clean, it is not easy, (or too difficult), and it is not The Next Logical Revival of a Previously Popular Genre From the Seventies. It is what you get when four guys all write music with the basic beliefs that it must be played live, and it must be played everywhere. Each of their songs is different from the others and is balanced by the web of harmonies that entangles the whole group. Everybody sings, and sometimes, you just can’t help but sing along.
Over the past year the number of those singing along has increased dramatically. Radio Birds has taken their sound out to the world, and their dedicated touring and writing schedule proves one thing: Radio Birds wants you to hear them now more than ever. They are proud to announce an exciting new album, Contemporary American Slang, recorded at the world-famous Southern Tracks studio, featuring an impressively diverse set of songs and even additional instrumentation by Will Turpin (Collective Soul) and Mark O’Connor. Equipped with new songs, longer hair, and scruffier beards, they look forward to spending the next several months bringing this music to everyone who will listen.
2015 Tour Dates
2/04 – Ashley Street Station – Valdosta, GA
2/05 – Amici’s – Milledgville, GA
2/06 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA (Album Relese Show)
2/07 – Hummingbird – Macon, GA
2/12 – Radio Room – Greenville, SC
2/13 – The Sparrow – Charleston, SC
2/14 – Barrel House South – Savannah, GA
2/20 – The Basement – Nashville, TN
2/21 – Blackstone – Gadsden, AL
2/26 – Pelham’s – Jacksonville, AL
2/27 – War Eagle Supper Club – Auburn, AL
2/28 – The Loft – Columbus, GA
Artist – Radio Birds
Album – Contemporary American Slang
Release Date – February 3, 2015
Label – Brash Music01. Hold On Me
02. Your Favorite Part
03. Sleep City
04. The Beast
05. Dirty Rags
06. Chew Me Up
07. Time Ranger
08. Miss Ilene
09. Paper Moon
10. Red Wine, Hard Liquor
11. Wait For Me In The Fall
This still warms my heart to read even if I haven’t heard anything new by these guys in ages. Thanks again and well done, @DamonLaddThomas @Team_Bold_Spicy.
cheers rom athens.