Sunday, December 27, 2015

Song Of The Week: 12/27/15

Song: "Bike Thief"

Artist: Red City Radio

Album: "Midwestern Hymnals" Split EP w/ Streets Of Thieves

Year: 2007

Place Of Origin: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Years Active: 2007-present


I can't find the actual lyrics to "Bike Thief" anywhere on the net, so after careful listening, I think the song is about a broken relationship where the girl has perhaps moved on to something, or someone new and the vocalist isn't quite convinced that she made the right choice. I could be totally wrong about that as it's hard to make out some of the words in the song.

RED CITY RADIO DISCOGRAPHY (Full length albums only):

2011 - "The Dangers Of Standing Still" (Paper + Plastick Records)
2013 - "Titles" (Paper + Plastick Records)
2015 - "Red City Radio" (Gunner Records)


Red City Radio formed as a band back in 2007, hailing from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The recording that thrust the band on to the punk rock scene was their 2009 EP "To The Sons & Daughters Of Woody Guthrie". It was upon hearing this EP that the band forged a relationship with Paper + Plastick Records which released the band's debut full length album, "The Dangers Of Standing Still" and their second release, 2013's "Titles". The band would move on to Gunner Records for the release of their latest album, 2015's "Red City Radio". Original guitarist and part time vocalist Paul Pendley left the band before the recording of their self-titled album and was replaced on guitar by Ryan Donovan. Garrett Dale will handle all lead vocals from here on in for Red City Radio. Most recently, the band completed a summer tour of Europe in support of their "Red City Radio" album. Red City Radio offers a brand of melodic punk rock with gritty vocals much like some of their contemporaries Dear Landlord, The Flatliners, Off With Their Heads, Polar Bear Club and Banner Pilot. I would say all of those bands, including Red City Radio, are very much influenced by Hot Water Music. There has been a real influx into punk rock of these types of bands. They are really a breath of fresh air as far as i'm concerned. They aren't so melodic where they are pop punk. They just sit in between of pop/punk and melodic hardcore. Whatever genre you want to call it, it's really good music and Red City Radio is one of the best and brightest at what they do.


1. We Are The Sons Of Woody Guthrie
2. Two Notes Shy Of An Octave
3. Spinning In Circles Is A Gateway Drug
4. Rest Easy
5. Never Bring A Cup Of Water To A Gunfight
6. Two Out Of Three Ain't Rad
7. A Version Of Events
8. Help Save The Youth Of America From Exploding (Less Than Jake cover)
9. Where We're Going We Don't Need Roads
10. Show Me The Doll Where The Music Touched You

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