Best of 2016: Fire In The Radio

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Fire In The Radio hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band, who derives their name from the Charles Bukowski poem “Regard Me,” has a unique sound that has been appropriately described as an amalgamation of Jawbreaker, Tigers Jaw, Weezer and Title Fight.

Fire in the Radio spent time at Inner Ear studios in Washington, DC, with engineer Don Zientara (Fugazi) doing a series of demos. The demos turned into the foundation for a full-length record that was recorded in the summer of 2014 at Miner Street Studios in Philadelphia (The Menzingers, Restorations) with producer Thom Flowers (Lagwagon) and engineer Matt Schimelfenig (Cayetana). The record was mixed by Jesse Gander (Japandroids) at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver, with additional engineering by Angus Cooke. It was mastered by Alan Douches in New York, and was released on May 12, 2015, to critical acclaim.

Ghettoblaster recently caught up with the band to ask them about some fiery records they enjoyed in 2016. This is what they were listening to.

1) The Hotelier – Goodness

2) Joyce Manor – Cody 3) Beach Slang – A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings

4) Pup – The Dream is Over

5) Modern Baseball – Holy Ghost

6) Tiny Moving Parts – Celebrate

7) Mock Orange – Put the Kid on the Sleepy Horse

8) Moose Blood – Blush

9) Thin Lips – Riff Hard

10) Descendents – Hypercaffium Spazzinate

(Visit Fire In The Radio (Wednesday Records) here: www.facebook.com/fireintheradio.)