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Red City Radio



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or Oklahoma City punk rockers RED CITY RADIO, the months leading up to the quartet's highly anticipated full-length debut for Paper + Plastick Records have not been easy. "We finished the record like five months ago and sitting on it for that long has honestly been torturous," admits drummer Dallas Tidwell. Available now in four different color patterns on vinyl (which includes a CD and digital download), and digitally through the Paper + Plastick webstore (http://store.paperandplastick.com/products/7904) and on iTunes, fans can now stream the entire album at AOL Music prior to picking up a copy: http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/10. Red City Radio also recently announced a tour of the western US, and will unveil more US tour dates shortly. See all tour dates below.

"We've made a lot of sacrifices both personally and professionally over the past year to really make this band work and it's really exciting to finally share the fruit of that labor with everyone. We're really proud of this record and we hope that people like it," Tidwell adds. The band's hopes can be put to rest, as the album instantly received accolades from fans and critics across the board, with AbsolutePunk commenting "The Dangers of Standing Still is the year's first genuinely stacked punk record. It's also, at the moment, the punk record to beat... The Dangers of Standing Still might be Red City Radio's debut full-length, but they're already showing signs of veteran swagger." Alternative Press raved "[The Dangers Of Standing Still is] an incredibly impressive and ambitious debut album. Dominated by raucous, gruff-voiced sing-alongs that are as catchy as they are brash and as anthemic as they are rebellious, this album is the product of four songwriters sharing an undeterred sense of purpose and being," while DecoyMusic adds "This band is poised to break onto the scene and make waves right out of the gates… this f*cking rocks!"

THE DANGERS OF STANDING STILL

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Exploding onto the scene in 2009 with the EP To The Sons & Daughters of Woody Guthrie, Red City Radio vocalist/guitarist Paul Pendley says "one thing this record has that the EP did not is a unifying theme and a sense of urgency that, while there, was less intensive on …Woody Guthrie. And we feel like we're continually growing as song writers and performers while staying focused on our strengths as a band," while Tidwell adds "When we recorded Woody, we were still learning how to write with one another and how to really utilize all of the tools available to us. There are a lot more three part harmonies and I think the overall song craft is a step or two above the EP. We really took the time to pay attention to all of the little details that turn a good record into a great record."

The band entered the Tulsa, OK based Armstrong Recordings studio in the summer of 2010 with Descendents/ALL guitarist Stephen Egerton behind the board again. The result is a 13 track album, filled with gruff, intense punk rock that incite PBR-fueled moshpits and drunken sing alongs in the live setting. Since forming in 2005, Red City Radio has shared the stage with Against Me!, Strung Out, MXPX, The Queers, Smoking Popes, Riverboat Gamblers, Off With Their Heads, and more. "We haven't been to the west coast since right when the Woody Guthrie EP came out and we could not be more excited to see the deserts, the forests, the mountains and the amazing people we've met out west," says Pendley, while Tidwell sums it up "We love the live setting. We love drawing energy from the audience and giving it right back to them. That is why we do this."

Red City Radio is Paul Pendley (guitar/vocals), Garrett Dale (guitar/vocals), Jonathan Knight (bass/vocals), and Dallas Tidwell (drums/vocals).


Reviews

Red City Radio Titles

Red City Radio

Titles (2013)

Paper and Plastick

Red City Radio The Dangers of Standing Still

Red City Radio

The Dangers of Standing Still (2011)

Paper + Plastick

Red City Radio / The Great St. Louis Split [7 inch]

Red City Radio / The Great St. Louis

Split [7 inch] (2010)

All in Vinyl

Red City Radio To the Sons & Daughters of Woody Guthrie

Red City Radio

To the Sons & Daughters of Woody Guthrie (2009)

The Independent Record Company

Red City Radio / Streets of Thieves Midwestern Hymnals

Red City Radio / Streets of Thieves

Midwestern Hymnals (2007)

The Independent Record Company

Interviews

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Paul Pendley (Red City Radio)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

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Paul Pendley (Red City Radio)

Monday, June 27, 2011 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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We'll do it Live: with Paul Pendley (Red City Radio)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Garrett Dale (Red City Radio)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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