The name of DieRadioDie has graced the noble pages of 402 productions once before, in a weekly digs. Not your average highschool band, this is one group that would have/could have/should have gone somewhere, but alas didn’t. And now, in honor of Highschool Throwback week, it’s time to get to know the album a little more.
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Every bit of this album embodies beauty, happiness and simplicity for me. It takes me back to a time filled with far more joy than it seems the adult wold will ever offer me. Good friends, good fun, good music. DRD is how I met Mr. Nick Wan, and from it sprouted a most bizarre friendship beyond compare. It’s physically impossible for me to not crack a smile while listening to these guys.
Music shouldn’t be noise for the sake of noise. It isn’t this noise is better than that noise because blah blah blah. Music (good music anyway) is emotion and story told in the form of a melody, harmonies, and accompaniment — be it in the form of a guitar shredding, the velvety voice of the vocalist bearing his soul, or the clean resonation of the drum set. I feel like good music SHOULD make you feel something and it SHOULD hold special meaning in your heart. DRD manages to explore the full spectrum of emotion in just a few songs, from the mellow beauty and peace of “NEw England Sunrise” to the primal screams of emoeness in “Lover Left you Bleeding”. They simply had their poop in a group. They played music, and they played it well.
The only con is that there’s no more! This was the only album released (aside from a few other stray songs) and sadly DieRadioDie has long since broken up. The world has to live the rest of it’s days sans the musical genius that spewed from this rad group of dudes.
This album rocks so hard that I literally cried when they broke up.