Thursday, August 20, 2009
In May, Chapel Hill, NC-based Roman Candle released their sophomore LP, Oh Tall Tree in the Ear, and are heading to Chicago as part of the supporting summer tour for a show at Schubas on Sunday, August 30. Blending modern roots rock and alt-country with a healthy dose of classic Southern power pop in the vein of the dB's and Big Star, the band's music is both earthy and pop-minded. Just listen to the sweet jangle of "They Say," one of the record's highlights, for proof. Their debut album, 2006's The Wee Hours Revue - which featured production by dB's member and power pop mainstay Chris Stamey - earned the band rave reviews from top media, quickly sending them into the national spotlight.
Having toured with high profile acts such as Rufus Wainwright, Aimee Mann, The Avett Brothers, The Whigs, Indigo Girls, and Patti Smith, Roman Candle have developed a reputation for excellent live performances and should be well worth checking out when they come to town.
Download mp3: Roman Candle - "They Say"
For more free Roman Candle downloads, check out the band's recent Daytrotter session.
Roman Candle at Schubas
Sunday, August 30
Also with The Rikters and Phonograph
18 and over
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