Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Pop/rockers should hold their ears to Tin Can Radio

Tin Can Radio - "Chase the Sun, Hold the Night"
Self- Released
-out now
3.5 / 5

If there's one thing that can be said about the debut album from Aussie rock group Tin Can Radio, it's this: poppy. But in this case, saying one thing isn't enough: "Chase the Sun, Hold the Night" is energetic, fun, and contains some varied, really well-constructed music. The kind of music that surprises, just catches you off-guard. "A Deafening Silence" is a perfect example of this, opening like a light pop act before breaking into thrumming guitars and punked-up dancy vocals. What these guys do best, in order, is 1. Maintain excellent rhythm and cadence, vocal and otherwise; 2. Polish their tracks like each one's a '72 Chevy Camaro, and 3. Pull out guitar riffs that must have been played a million times, and make them sound fresher than a Prince of Bel-Air (just try the bridge on "Hot Trash"). Their biggest detractor is that they're playing to a crowded market (pop/rock with a bit of punk) and they might have a little trouble sticking out; also, they hit on some synth that feels a bit aged for them. Regardless, this is a fun, enjoyable release by any stretch of the imagination, and comes recommended.

Listen to "Skeletons."


  1. Thank ya kindly, Abba! My influences come from 80s hairdos, Seinfeld reruns, and Shakespeare's early sonnets (can't you tell?) Thanks for stopping by,