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Guns for Radios

Guns for RadiosThis band is made up of members of past bands who were well-respected in the Seattle scene (including Alta May), but has charted a new course. GfR occupies the space where 90’s “alternative” (yes, kids, that’s how we described music in the 90’s) butted up against more traditional pop song structures, simultaneously obliterating them and giving them an entirely new life, and nowhere on the record is it more apparent than here. Starting with a snaky, distorted bass line that belies the high melodic sensitivity apparent in the higher registers of the composition, it calls to mind such disparate influences as Pinback and The Catherine Wheel. The lyrics are a chess game (get it?) of emotion and a vague heartache (“Hearts on the sleeves / of Kings and Queens”), matching wits with the complicated guitar and drum interplay. This band has started to make waves on KEXP–and this is a standout on the record, released last month. Of all the bands in the NW who are re-vitalizing sounds lovingly remembered from the “grunge/alternative” era, this is easily one of the most interesting, and most competent, I’ve heard. -Tyrannosaurus Records

Losses and Gains
Guns for Radios - Losses and Gains

Guns for Radios debut album and introduction to the Rockin’ Stan Records lineup. Enjoy the swirling goodness people!
CD – $10



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  1. This Empty Bed mp3

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  2. Kings And Queens mp3

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  3. Safe House mp3

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  4. Butterflies mp3

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  5. I Am mp3

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  6. Again mp3

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  7. Merge (Into The Universe) mp3

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  8. In December mp3

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  9. You Are mp3

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  10. Once In A While mp3

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  11. New Paper Doll mp3

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