Paradise releases their sophomore record, Soldiers of the Modern Age, April 22 via Teen Sound Records. Recorded over two days in a living room at the Magic Closet on the south side of Portland, Oregon, the record is an authentic representation of Paradise’s uniquely vintage-inspired sound complete with Farfisa and Hammond Organ.
Soldiers of the Modern Age explores the complexities of growing up sheltered in the Bible Belt of the United States. Poetically narrating a young man’s adventure from boyhood to manhood, singer Steven Denekas tells his story without hesitation. Armed with only a microphone and his guitar, he relives the complications of youth in a raw, didactic and personal way.
The spirit of Soldiers of the Modern Age argues against monotony and routine. It’s a sound which contends with the music industry standard of masking a band’s true identity behind the digital machine of sound-altering options. Driven by unique storytelling and an unfettered sound, Soldiers of the Modern Age is a liberated exultation for the listener…and the journey is triumphant.
Today, Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of premiering Paradise’s cut “Born and Bound”. Enjoy it here: