Red City Radio – Spinning In Circles Is A Gateway Drug EP
Record Label: Paper+Plastick
Release Date: October 12, 2010
Oklahoma City’s Red City Radio was temporarily inked to Eyeball Records in 2009, but they went on to release last year’s To The Sons & Daughters Of Woody Guthrie EP independently. This year, they’ve teamed up with Paper+Plastick Records to present Spinning In Circles Is A Gateway Drug EP, a short and sweet 3-track jab.
How is it?
Red City Radio checks in with this EP as one of the best bands currently flaunting the abrasive pop-punk sound. Though only the title track is scheduled to make an appearance on the upcoming full-length, the two outlying tracks are every bit as good. “A Brief Lesson In Repetition” boasts hooks as loud and proud as you’ve ever heard them, rocking what is easily one of the most colossal choruses of the year. Not to be outdone, “They Don’t Make Gravel Roads Like They Used To” is just as audacious of a punk rock jam. “Holding on to what’s dead and gone,” the band acapellas at the end of the song, and you know it’s invincible as a summer anthem. Do what it takes to keep a weary eye trained on Red City Radio, since they seem ready to make it big. In the meantime, Spinning In Circles Is A Gateway Drug EP is simply superb.