Thursday, February 08, 2007

The One AM Radio - Maybe radio isn't dead

Much like Nine Inch Nails is Trent Reznor, The One AM Radio is Hrishikesh Hirway. Though unlike Nine Inch Nails, which is a sonic assault of anger, pain and despair that attempts to pull you down into the lowest depths, The One AM Radio's music is a soothing force of lyrical and instrumental honey that picks you up and carries you along on a gentle audio wave.

Hrishikesh's newest album, This Too Will Pass, is due out on February 20th, and is his third full length release (although he has put out plenty of EPs and Splits with other artists, including Ted Leo). You can expect a well crafted album with a wide range of traditional and electronic instrumentation. Lyrics are muted, but unlike some performers whose voice is submerged in the music, Hrishikesh's voice melds with the music without loosing its importance or understandability.

While you are waiting for its release, head over to eMusic to check out TOAR's back catalog if you're not familiar with it already.

The One AM Radio - Mercury : This Too Will Pass
(I love the oboe (or similar wood instrument!) on this track)

The One AM Radio - Cast Away
: This Too Will Pass

Visit Hrishikesh's website, his label Dangerbird Records, and become his friend on MySpace.

Also, check out The One AM Radio on tour:

18 Durham, NH - University of New Hampshire
19 Peterborough, NH - Petersborough Community Theatre
21 Boston, MA - Coolidge Corner Theatre [CD release] <-----Look for me at this show
24 Philadelphia, PA - Haverford College Lunt Basement [w/ Akron/Family]
25 Washington, DC - Warehouse Next Door
26 Harrisonburg, VA - James Madison University
27 Asheville, NC - Static Age Records

01 Atlanta, GA - Tea House
04 Orlando, FL - Stardust Cofee
05 Pensacola, FL - The Javeline Joint
06 New Orleans, LA - Eldon's House
07 Houston, TX - Notsuoh
08 Austin, TX - Progress Coffee House
10 Prescott, AZ - The Raven
11 Phoenix, AZ - Stinkweeds Records
12 La Jolla, CA - UC San Diego Che Cafe
16 Berkeley, CA - Fort Oregon [w/ Golden Birds]
18 Portland, OR - Towne Lounge
20 Boise, ID - Yosada House
23 Wichita, KS - Electric Snake
24 Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
25 Chicago, IL - South Union Arts
27 Ann Arbor, MI - Lee's House

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