Fire in the Radio hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band, who derives their name from the Charles Bukowski poem “Regard Me," has a unique sound that has been appropriately described as an amalgamation of Jawbreaker, Tigers Jaw, Weezer and Title Fight. Last year, Fire in the Radio spent time at Inner Ear studios in Washington, DC, with engineer Don Zientara (Fugazi) doing a series of demos. The demos turned into the foundation for a full-length record that was recorded in the summer of 2014 at Miner Street Studios in Philadelphia (The Menzingers, Restorations) with producer Thom Flowers (Lagwagon) and engineer Matt Schimelfenig (Cayetana). The record was mixed by Jesse Gander (Japandroids) at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver, with additional engineering by Angus Cooke. It was mastered by Alan Douches in New York, and is set for release on May 12, 2015.
As part of the promotion for the record, Fire in the Radio filmed a series of short video episodes that depict the dark comedic account of fictional character Donald Caldwell, a drummer who is struggling to find a more prominent role in his band (and in life). Each video is sound tracked by one of the songs off the "Telemetry" record. When viewed together, the videos serve as a charming Wes Anderson-style short film.
The "Telemetry" album art features a photograph from Don Hamerman's "Found Baseball" series, which has been prominently featured in Juxtapoz magazine and NPR.
Line-up: Richard Carbone (vocals, guitar), Adam Caldwell (drums), Jon Miller (vocals, guitar) and Ed Olsen (bass).
Canadian tour dates :
Saturday, May 16th at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto (with Knapsack).