Monday, September 29, 2014

MRR reviews Roman Candles "Riley Versus Jason In the Battle of Gracious Living"

MRR Issue #377 Oct. 2014 Reviewed Roman Candles "Riley Versus Jason in the Battle of Gracious Living

ROMAN CANDLES Riley Versus Jason In the Battle of Gracious Living - Angsty, entirely acoustic folk pop. Like if MODEST MOUSE were beat up in an alley and still will not stop playing. Getting political satire is best when sung earnestly. Check out TOM PAXTON's album One Million Lawyers and Other Disasters. I preferred the softer ELLIOT SMITH style guitars and softer voice that still carries a sense of humor. That thing that contemporary acoustic folk guys do with their voice to sound, oddly quirky and charming? Yeah, don't do that. Be Yourself. First song second side about cuddling on the couch alone and smelling a memory at the mall or something? That had a sensitive touch. Can someone hand me a DISCLOSE record please? Hand me something maximum. The hippies lost, ROMAN CANDLES. Get a band, sir! (Jason) (14-song cassette, lyrics included, 

You can buy the LP from No Idea HERE.  or K Records HERE
and the cassette tape from Avocado HERE
and for digital download click HERE

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