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Red City Radio – Spinning In Circles Is A Gateway Drug... Album Cover
Author's Rating
Vocals 8.75
Musicianship 8.5
Lyrics 8.5
Production 8.75
Creativity 8
Lasting Value 9
Reviewer Tilt 9.25
Final Verdict: 87%
Member Ratings
Vocals 8.5
Musicianship 8.75
Lyrics 8.75
Production 8.25
Creativity 8.5
Lasting Value 8.5
Reviewer Tilt 8
Average: 85%

Red City Radio – Spinning In Circles Is A Gateway Drug...

Reviewed by: Matthew Tsai (11/18/10)
Red City RadioSpinning In Circles Is A Gateway Drug EP
Record Label: Paper+Plastick
Release Date: October 12, 2010


Who?


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.

Recommended If You LikePolar Bear Club, A Wilhelm Scream meets Take This to Your Grave-era Fall Out Boy

Track list1. Spinning In Circles Is A Gateway Drug
2. A Brief Lesson In Repetition
3. They Don’t Make Gravel Roads Like They Used To

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07:21 AM on 11/19/10
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Maybe Polar bear club, but don't see how you got the other recommends.
08:06 AM on 11/19/10
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Maybe Polar bear club, but don't see how you got the other recommends.
I can totally hear Take This To Your Grave production-wise.

Also, this band is so good.
08:25 AM on 11/19/10
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Hell yeah. These guys are awesome. A Brief Lesson and They Don't make Gravel Roads are actually b-sides off their upcoming album and they're easily 2 of the best songs I've heard this year.
08:49 AM on 11/19/10
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Such a good EP
08:52 AM on 11/19/10
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Maybe Polar bear club, but don't see how you got the other recommends.

Meant to say "AWS meets TTTYG-era FOB," my bad. Not all RIYL's have to sound exactly like the band - some are in there because they give off the same feel as them.
10:13 AM on 11/19/10
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I think they are like Make Do and Mend. Thanks for turning me on to this.
10:24 AM on 11/19/10
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I think they are like Make Do and Mend. Thanks for turning me on to this.

Hmm, I would say they're different genres, but I'm glad you dig it. I had a sneaking suspicion you would haha
11:07 AM on 11/19/10
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Hmm, I would say they're different genres, but I'm glad you dig it. I had a sneaking suspicion you would haha
Haha, why no album artwork though?
11:18 AM on 11/19/10
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Love this band! Don't really agree with most of the comparisons but I can see how fans of those bands might dig 'em, for sure. And just for the record? Rad guys who put on a great live show.

To my ears they sound like Strike Anywhere covering Hot Water Music songs at Strike Anywhere speed.
12:01 PM on 11/19/10
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Haha, why no album artwork though?

Weird, something must've glitched. Thanks for the heads up.

Love this band! Don't really agree with most of the comparisons but I can see how fans of those bands might dig 'em, for sure. And just for the record? Rad guys who put on a great live show.

To my ears they sound like Strike Anywhere covering Hot Water Music songs at Strike Anywhere speed.

I can definitely hear that.
12:29 PM on 11/19/10
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anyone know if the lyrics to these songs are posted anywhere?
05:15 PM on 11/20/10
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I've always heard a pretty distinct Latterman sound in these guys. Maybe it's just me?
02:38 PM on 12/15/10
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Why no artist profile for these guys? These are the type of bands a site called absolutePunk should be focusing their attention to. They're pretty much the best thing since sliced bread.
02:47 PM on 12/15/10
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I've always heard a pretty distinct Latterman sound in these guys. Maybe it's just me?

I can get behind that comparison. Gang vox and what-not!
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