Austin, Texas is such a hotbed of talent nowadays that it is sometimes easy to get lost in the shuffle of a scene. Well RADIO FALLOUT has my attention and I am very grateful for it. The alternative garage rock band is in the vein of Weezer and Local H if you need a comparison. Their first full length album Vox e Tenebris is scheduled for release in September, 2012. Have I mentioned before how much we love receiving quality albums before their release date? We are very happy to beat the crowd to this one because when you are bragging about Radio Fallout this fall don’t forget to say Indie Band Guru introduced them to you first!
The band was formed in early 2009 by three Austin imports that moved from different parts of the country with the sole purpose of pursuing their music careers. We should all be thankful that they found each other. The guys got right to work and were in the studio by the fall recording their first EP at south Austin’s Wonderland Studios. The Mondegreen EP was released in March of 2010 and they boys set out on a 7 city Midwest tour to promote it. The disc garnered instant attention and Radio Fallout was signed to both a publishing deal and a booking agency within the next few months. Things kept going in the right direction leading to 6 shows over the next 2 SXSW festivals gathering even more loyal fans ready to help the band explode.
The new album Vox e Tenebris seems to have it all, from the smooth heartfelt ‘Summer Sun’ to the raw and powerful ‘I Want To Be Alright’. One of my favorites is ‘Wishing Well’ which uses the proven songwriting format of “soft verse-loud chorus” perfected by bands like Nirvana and Local H. This could be 2 separate very good songs but smashed together we may have a radio friendly hit on our hands. The whole album features excellent musicianship from the soaring drumbeats of Jonathan Palmer to the straight-forward basslines of Dan Walker. The vocals and start-stop guitar work of Caleb Scates really stand out and could help bring Radio Fallout to the mainstream.
We definitely recommend checking out Radio Fallout before everyone else does. They have a good web presence and some live videos so you can get a feel of their performance chops as well. Go now: