Red City Radio releases their first full-length, The Dangers of Standing Still, today.
The album was recorded by Stephen Egerton at Armstrong Recordings in Tulsa.
“Essentially, this is intelligent, emotive punk rock at its finest that’s not afraid to admit where it’s come from. But while there are shades of others—from Jack Kerouac to William S. Burroughs (whose Dead City Radio album gave this band their name), Bruce Springsteen to Hot Water Music, Jawbreaker to the Gaslight Anthem—the late night cities, the smoke-filled rooms, the dry lungs, the drowning livers and open highways of this record are those of Red City Radio alone. This album is their own journey through their own world, and it’s very much worth joining them.” - Mischa Pearlman (Alternative Press)
“The Dangers of Standing Still is 35+ minutes of burly punk razing, where crisp chords and cascading bass lines meet hooks the size of the sun. It’s a thorough razing, too. The rallying theme of the first quarter of the album already begs for destruction: “Together, we can burn this fucking city to the ground!”” - Matthew Tsai (AbsolutePunk.net)
“This is the stuff that sweaty, circle-pit sing-a-longs are made of.” - Stephen Carradini (Oklahoma Gazette)
“What is great about Red City Radio, aside from the fact that they write fantastically catch songs with great lyrics, is their unabashed love of the Sooner State. Often it is cool, or at least it was when I was younger, to talk trash about Oklahoma, but these guys obviously love their home state and aren’t afraid to let the world know it. It’s common to hear a band from Boston sing about how great that city is, but how often do you hear people singing the praises of Oklahoma? Not very often and for that I applaud Red City Radio. Plus the flipping name check the Roustabouts in the song “Spinning In Circles Is A Gateway Drug,” how f-ing cool is that?” - Oklahoma Lefty
Tracklisting after the jump.
1. An Introduction of Sorts
2. The Benefits of Motion
3. Two For Flinching
4. Spinning In Circles Is A Gateway Drug
5. Too Much Whiskey, Not Enough Blankets
6. 50th & Western
7. I’m Well, You’re Poison
8. Captioned for the Hearing Impared
9. This Day Has Seen Better Bars
10. Drinking Ourselves Into the Future
11. Talk Me To Sleep
12. Nathaniel Martinez