The 12 songs that comprise 'The Radials' runs the gamut of American roots music and has been described as George Jones meets the Rolling Stones. The sound recalls that of classic Americana/alt. Country acts like Son Volt, Steve Earle, Whiskeytown and the Backsliders. Over the course of the disc, the Radials touch on styles ranging from 1950s honky tonk to 1990s grunge rock with a seemless flow that doesn't feel forced. The overall lyrical feel is that of a person who is trying hard to get away from himself, while maintaining a certain sense of humor about the mistakes that he has made along the way. All of the classic American folk themes are here: the wide open road, cheating, loving, losing, drinking, murdering - though not necessarily in that order. 'The Radials' was recorded in 2008 at Electromagnetic Radiation Recorders with Doug Williams (Avett Brothers, Bo-Stephens, Bombadil) and was mastered by Brent Lambert at the Kitchen (Alejandro Escovedo, Cracker, Whiskeytown). 'Good-time barroom and back-porch country with a storyteller's attention to detail... they could go toe-to-toe with the heavyweights of the Southern parable... juking and jiving from the outset with tight rhythms and irrepressible grooves' - YES! Weekly.
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