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Dream of Fire

by The Rationales

Lushly crafted American songwriting, swirling with hooks, harmonies, and raw emotion performed by a band brimming with talent, heart, vitality and guitars!
Genre: Rock: Album Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Drunk All the Time
2:30 $0.99
2. Radio
3:31 $0.99
3. This Morning
3:38 $0.99
4. Last Words
3:44 $0.99
5. Let It Go
5:37 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Rationales' Dream of Fire features 5 tracks recorded in late 2013 at famed Q Division Studios with producer Ed Valauskas (Grahm Parker, Juliana Hatfield). The followup to the 2011's The DIstance In Between the EP takes the bands strength as songwriters as a starting point and ads to it the confidence and slill they've gained as a working band playing throughout The New England states over the past few years. The result is a live and urgent sounding release that still captures the hooks, layers and harmonies that the Rationales have been praised for. Meant to serve as the first of 3 EPs to be released over the coming 18 months (that, when finished, will function as a cohesive LP) “Dream of Fire” features four entirely new recordings, plus the 2012 hit single “Radio.”**

Tightly focused rock songs like “Drunk all the Time,” & “Radio” contrast with roots-washed songs like “Last Words,” and the anthemic “Let It Go.” “This Morning” is a manic, high tension track, which along with “Let It Go,” allows the band to stretch out - nearly into jam band territory at points. Mirabella’s lyrics are a shade darker than on previous releases, perhaps reflecting a turbulent period both in terms of the band’s lineup, as well as in his personal experiences. Themes of resignation and living beyond one’s comfort zone are central. As always though, it is the sense of hope, and promise of better days that inevitably come that keep the material from weighing too heavily.

Recorded at Q Division
Produced by Ed Valauskas and David Mirabella
All Songs copyright 2013 The Rationales
All Songs by David Mirabella (Beneath This Moon Music, BMI) except Let it Go by David Mirabella (Beneath this Moon Music, BMI), Matt Goldfield, Mike Mirabella, Sean Black
Arranged by the Rationales.
Engineered and Mixed by Pat DiCenso (Radio Engineered and Mixed by Joe Tooley)

David Mirabella - Vocals, Keys
Mike Mirabella - Drums
Sean Black - Bass, Bvox
Chad Raleigh - Guitars

Matt Goldfield - Keys on all songs. Bvox on "Drunk all the Time."
Pete Zeigler - guitar on “Radio”
Jennifer Locke - glockenspiel on "Let It Go"
Davina Yannetty - trumpet on "Last Words"



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The Rationales Dream of Fire
"Seems like a band that has entirely reinvented themselves"
" I would venture to say we are on the verge of something new. Something unknown. Dream of Fire is a new style Americana. It takes a very American rooted rock sound, hangs it by the feet and knocks the living classic out of it with a precise driving force that is on-your-feet entertaining."
"If this were on radio, it would set it on fire. In just five tracks it feels like classic is reworked. Not necessarily a worldly game-changer sense, but more like finding a door you never knew was there and discovering a wave of sound that is not only fun to ride again and again but it has the strength flow coast-to-coast."
"Boston, I love you, but it is time to share this band with the rest of the country. The Rationales have harnessed all that is good about rock without any of its annoying quirks and tucked it into put out a fantastic little EP in Dream of Fire."
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