The Philadelphia-based band, Fire In The Radio, releases the new single, “Let’s Get To The Start”, from the forthcoming album, Monuments, which they announced is to be released April 3 via Wednesday Records.
Drummer Adam Caldwell explained in a press release, “‘Let’s Get To The Start’ seemed like the appropriate opening track to this record. It speaks to the idea that we don’t need to look to the past or to institutions to define what’s important. The contributions we make in the present, the kindness we show others, are the memories that will serve as monuments to who we are and what we stand for.”
Every band has their moments when they’ve reached past their humble beginnings and their particular music scene to create a cohesive set of honest, memorable songs that have the potential to leave a lasting impression on, not only the Philly music scene but also the industry as a whole.
Engineered by Jesse Gander, Monuments is Fire In The Radio’s third studio album. Monuments are the follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed, New Air LP.
After New Air, the four-piece felt compelled to write an album that delivered on their promise for the last record. “We took a Rick Rubin style approach to editing and creating songs that people who placed their trust in us would want to hear. We combined elements from our favorite records, while still attempting to deliver something that was fresh and visceral,” Caldwell described. “When we were writing these songs, one of our band members sent around a photograph taken on the Fourth of July. The faded fireworks and resulting haze were reminiscent of historic monuments and rituals that had lost their significance in recent times. We separately liked the concept that songs can inspire and serve as monuments to a time and place of new beginnings. The juxtaposition of these competing ideas became a central theme of the new record.”
The four-piece does not focus on one singular genre or sub-genre throughout their music. From the beginning of the record with “Let’s Get To The Start” to the album’s outro, “Save Me,” this theme appears clearly throughout the album. They also incorporate elements of new wave, grunge, and shoegaze, into a sound that is all their own. Lyrically, this record takes a step forward for the band through the “self-empowering “This Is My Document” to the critique of the Catholic Church on “Sunday Cassock.”
Fire In The Radio is Richard Carbone (vocals, guitar), Jonathan Miller (vocals, guitar), Adam Caldwell (drums), and Ed Olsen (bass).
Take a listen to Fire In The Radio’s new single, “Let’s Get To The Start”, below!