Vinyl Radio - A Better Time Coming by Eric Nielsen 04.21.07
These guys love to rock, in the classic sense. Associated with Cape May (the band includes Andrew and Dusty from Cape May who disbanded in December of '06), Vinyl Radio has put together an album filled with big 70's sounding rock songs reminiscent of the Stones, The Animals and with a sprinkling of David Lowery and Cracker. You can hear that this album was recorded well, and live.
I heard reports from Andrew that things were coming together nice and fast at Earthling Studio and that it was a really fun album to make. Here's what he said, "we just went in for two nine-hour recording sessions with Mike Kamoo at Earthling studios over the weekend and laid down some killer material. I'm talking eight or more different guitars, several amps, several keys.... It's an all-out rock album that's the real deal, man. This was one of the funniest, rawest, most energetic and ripping recording sessions ever...done live to reel-to-reel tape."
I'd agree that it's very energetic and raw all out rock. It sounds like it would be fun to see live. The keys and guitars rise and swell with double sided guitar solos and some songs that start with the apex. This album was mastered so hot. I've rarely had an album that starts as hot as this, though it fits the music. The first song blasts off the disc. Some of the singing accent spins the songs into a a UK thing.
You can check out their myspace page at vinylradio, hear their songs and check upcoming shows. You can see them at the Casbah on April 28th. And, their record is available at M theory, Taang, and Cow Records.
Love the OB connection, as this disc just showed up on my porch!