Thursday, May 28, 2009
New Roman Times
ARTIST / BAND: New Roman Times
SONG (MP3): Smoke In Your Disguise / VCR
ALBUM: On the Sleeve
FILE UNDER:New Wave / Concrete / Minimalist
LABEL: New Granada Records
INFO:Few new-millennium acts seem to have gotten the balance of familiar ’80s-club emotional throb and original contemporary energy just right, but this Austin-by-way-of-Orlando quartet is one of ‘em. Songs from the group’s upcoming full-length On The Sleeve sacrifice neither groove nor heft to their quest for resonant quality songcraft. There’s an earnestness to their tunes that defies the over-it, overly detached posturing of so much danceable rock, that pairs the cool with an engaging humanity. Also, of course, they kill it.
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