FIRE IN THE RADIO - "TELEMETRY"
Release Date: May 12, 2015 Label: Wednesday Records
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 was released on May 12, 2015, to critical acclaim.
As part of the promotion for the record, Fire in the Radio filmed a series of short webisodes 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).
"The Philadelphia scene has always been pretty vibrant; the rest of the world has just finally started to notice it. The past few years have seen everyone from The Menzingers and Beach Slang to Modern Baseball and Restorations impress with wildly original albums.
Based on their stellar debut, Telemetry—released in May on Wednesday Records—Fire In The Radio is the latest Philly band to keep the streak alive." - New Noise Magazine
"With the hooks of Gaslight Anthem, The leads of The Menzingers, and the melodies of classic melodic punk, Fire In The Radio combines their elements to form their new album,Telemetry....Fire In The Radio might just be the catchiest band in their genre. Their melodic songs are filled with powerful riffs and emotional vocals. Telemetry is a testimony to Fire In The Radio’s strength to write indulgently catchy songs that will never lose their luster." - PunkNews.org
"A melodic punk supergroup of sorts, Fire In The Radio are a band of punk and hardcore lifers who’ve pooled their resumes into an exceptionally catchy, well-written record, Telemetry. Think Samiam, late-period Jawbreaker, even Saves The Day." - Half Cloth
Heartfelt and emotive whilst still retaining the catchiness of great pop-punk. I honestly haven't stopped listening to the album since I was asked to review it and I'm hoping that comes across in my gushing praise...
Despite multiple listens I'm still not sure which track is my favorite. It changes every time and that, my friends, is what makes this so refreshing. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed. - The Punk Archive
"Philadelphia natives Fire In The Radio opened the show with their upbeat brand of indie rock. Playing a set of 13 songs that draw heavily in style and delivery from '90s acts like Superchunk and Jawbreaker, the four-piece managed to find a balance between raging punk outbursts and moments of subtlety." -Exclaim! (9 out of 10 on live review show with Knapsack)
ADDITIONAL PRESS FEATURES:
Mike Cubillos (US) @ Ear Shot Media
Melanie Kaye (Canada) @ Melanie Kaye PR
Michael Million @ Wednesday Records