The story of Radiojones begins with Paul Trudeau- a prolific songwriter who has written songs heard on popular TV shows including JAG, Charmed, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Ed and Meet My Folks, as well as the movie Murder by Numbers. On top of a busy songwriting schedule, Trudeau has also toured extensively playing keyboards and guitar with Lifehouse, Suzanna Hoffs, Meredith Brooks, Leah Andreone, Blinker The Star and Jude Cole. While on tour with Lifehouse, Trudeau met guitarist and songwriter Brady Michaels - who was touring with Michelle Branch - and the two struck up plans to start writing together. A few years later, after a writing session that produced some of their best material, they decided to devote their full attention to the songs clamoring from within. Bassist Mark Corben was invited to join the new outfit and he brought along drummer Darren L. Elpant of 10 Speed. Even at their first rehearsal it was immediately evident that the group's chemistry and dedication to song craft shone through. The resulting songs heard on Radiojones' self-titled debut album have a timeless feel reminiscent of artists like Elliott Smith, The Beatles, Lemonheads, The Jayhawks and The Wallflowers. There's a poignant urgency to melancholy tracks like 'Desperately' - where Trudeau's earnest yearning for a lost love sounds both hopeful and wistful as he sings, 'I still need you/ desperately'. It's there again in the lovelorn woe of 'Wait' that speaks for us all just as it speaks for one. Elsewhere, 'Think' is a bopping pop song in the great tradition of Simon & Garfunkel, replete with saloon pianos, swinging drums, strummed acoustic guitars and light swells of a string section. The entrancing 'Converse & Jeans' ends the disc with a somber and sweet droning tone as Trudeau repeats over and over, as if a mantra, 'feels like I'm dying inside/ and I can never go home.'
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