((Radio 4)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness

There are New York bands, and then there are NEW YORK bands. Radio 4 says their music "is made in New York, is about New York, and sounds like New York." Influenced heavily by that whole early 80's post-punk scene a la Gang of Four, Radio 4 play sweaty danceable punk rock complete with beats, squeaks and loops. The band made the best decision ever when they had the DFA team produce their second full-length album, Gotham. Everything those crazy DFA kids touch turns to GOLD these days. And they more than delivered the goods on Radio 4's "We wanna sound as good as The Rapture" demand. But Radio 4 aren't simply a dance party band. Supposedly they have a militant political stance. Let's hope they don't spend all of their time rallying around the family with a pocketful of shells and forget about making music.
Published March 30, 2005
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