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On the Sleeve

by New Roman Times

Austin indie quartet follow up dance/rock long-player with focused, driving, hook filled 'On the Sleeve'.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Smoke In Your Disguise
4:01 album only
2. VCR
3:37 album only
3. On The Sleeve
3:40 album only
4. Belle du Jour
3:52 album only
5. 21st Century Limited
3:42 album only
6. New Distance
4:32 album only
7. West End World
4:27 album only
8. Secrets and Lies
4:03 album only
9. Cars Are People
4:10 album only
10. Young Hearts
3:51 album only


Album Notes
Few new-millennium acts seem to have gotten the balance of familiar ’80s-club emotional throb and original contemporary energy just right, but this Austin-by-way-of-Orlando quartet is one of ‘em. Songs from the group’s upcoming full-length On The Sleeve sacrifice neither groove nor heft to their quest for resonant quality songcraft. There’s an earnestness to their tunes that defies the over-it, overly detached posturing of so much danceable rock, that pairs the cool with an engaging humanity. Also, of course, they kill it.

"...the trade-off boy/girl vocals recall punk for grownups of Versus or the Pixies." - Under the Radar

"Spindly post-rock guitar lines and traded boy/girl vocals bounce atop a bed of dance-friendly beats as the earnest search for true love continues." -

"New Roman Times is in the same orbit as bands like The Pixies and Sonic Youth." - Image

"They understand that hooks are always just a terse guitar lick away." - allmusic



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