New Roman Times
New Roman Times are Daniel Owens (guitars, vocals), Josie Fluri (bass, vocals), Mike Allen (drums) and Harris Thurmond (guitars, synths).
It’s said that much can be drawn by observing the company someone keeps. So what does being consistently hand-picked to perform with artists like Death Cab for Cutie, The Bravery, Cursive, The Rapture and Ted Leo & the Pharmacists say about New Roman Times? It shows that they’re the next generation in the great American indie rock tradition.
Drawn from an emotional plane where pain and liberation are interchangeable, their nocturnal music moves from crashing towers to elegant whispers, often in the same song. Ringing and urgent, this is the sound of carving your way to catharsis. The husband-wife combination of Owens and Fluri provide the band’s vocal dynamics, allowing them to stroke vulnerability from all angles. Between the tortured wail of Owens and the intimate coo of Fluri, their smart indie rock soars as much as it digs.
Following up their nationally distributed and critically lauded album "International Affairs", New Roman Times emerge with the Lp "On the Sleeve". Other artists they’ve performed with are The Raveonettes, Autolux, Enon, The Good Life, Rainer Maria, , VHS or Beta, Har Mar Superstar, Scissor Sisters and Elefant. Recommended!
New Roman Times - Smoke In Your Disguise
New Roman Times @ MySpace
SONG OF THE DAY: Gin Wigmore - Too Late For Lovers
(from Holy Smoke, out March 16th on Motown Records)
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