Fire In The Radio's New Album Monuments Out Today on Wednesday Records
Facebook Record Release Live Stream Performance/Listening Party Tonight at 8pm EST
RIYL: Jawbreaker, Bob Mould, Hot Snakes
“The latest offering from the Philly indie-rock crew is a dreamy tale of
perseverance.” - Kerrang
“Philadelphia’s Fire In The Radio bring their signature fusion of punk and indie to their latest release “Ex-SF.” This grungey and dark rock single comes from the band’s forthcoming third album Monuments” - Alternative Press
“Solid, energetic indie rock kick that is likely to be met with enthusiasm by fans of Spoon and The Walkmen, and even older hands (like me) into Hüsker Dü (there is considerable punkish drive) and Archers of Loaf.” - The Vinyl District
“US outfit bring the same thunderous energy as Royal Blood to this electrifying alt-rock belter.” - Mystic Sons on “Ex-SF”
Watch: The Making Of Monuments video at Exclaim! or YouTube
Watch: "Tulare" official video at Flood or YouTube
Watch: "EX-SF" official video at Kerrang! or YouTube
Stream: "Let's Get To The Start" at New Noise Magazine or Spotify
Philadelphia-based band Fire In The Radio's new album Monuments is out today via Wednesday Records (ORDER). The album arrives after the release of lead single “Let’s Get To The Start” and music videos for “Ex-SF” and “Tulare,” all of which caught the ears of Alternative Press, Kerrang!, New Noise Magazine, Exclaim! and many others. Additionally, “Tulare” has been added as the #1 track in Apple's New Rock playlist and "Rewind" has been added in Spotify's New Punk Tracks editorial playlist. Review copies of Monuments are available upon request.
Fire In The Radio will be hosting a live stream performance/listening party tonight at 8pm EST on the band's Facebook page. Fans can tune in HERE.
There are occasions where a band reaches beyond its humble beginnings and insular scene and creates a cohesive set of memorable songs that wield the potential to make a more seismic and lasting impression. Enter Monuments, the third studio album from Philadelphia’s Fire in the Radio. Engineered and produced by Jesse Gander (Japandroids, White Lung), the album is the successor to the band’s 2017 critically acclaimed New Air LP, and is their most immediate, engaging, and confident record to date.
“Following New Air, we felt challenged to write an album that delivered fully on the promise of our prior effort. We took a Rick Rubin style approach to editing, creating songs that people who placed their trust in us would want to hear. We combined elements from our favorite records, while still attempting to deliver something that was fresh and visceral.
When we were writing these songs, one of our band members sent around a photograph taken on the Fourth of July. The faded fireworks and resulting haze were reminicent of historic monuments and rituals that had lost their significance in recent times. We separately liked the concept that songs can inspire and serve as monuments to a time and place of new beginnings. The juxtaposition of these competing ideas became a central theme of the new record.”
From the first note of the album’s opener, “Let’s Get To The Start,” to the haunting outro of the closing track, “Save Me,” Monuments finds the band embracing this theme while incorporating elements of new wave, grunge, and shoegaze drone into their unique brand of indie-punk. Lyrically, the band takes significant steps forward with the self-empowering “This Is My Document,” and blistering critique of the Catholic Church, “Sunday Cassock.” Along the way, the band gives nods to influences as diverse as R.E.M., The Cure, Archers of Loaf, Bob Mould, Jawbreaker, and The Hot Snakes, while crafting a record that is unapologetically grounded in punk rock and uniquely their own.
Fire In The Radio is Richard Carbone (vocals, guitar), Jonathan Miller (vocals, guitar), Adam Caldwell (drums), and Ed Olsen (bass).