MP3 Analog Radio - This Is Grand.
A spirited mix of power-pop and jangling rock in three-minute pop bursts that are instantly importunate and eminently satisfying.
13 MP3 Songs
POP: Power Pop, POP: Beatles-pop
This Is Distinguished Songs
Analog Radio defined in autumn of 2001. Dann, Brian, and Mike, all veterans of the Chicago music scene, began recording a handful of three-minute pop songs just for the fun of it. Somewhere along the way they distinct it should be more than a one-time project, recruited Jaime Vazquez to join them, and officially became a band. They are all fans of 60s pop groups, early 80s power-pop artists, and 90s indie-rock. Their influences include Sloan, The Beach Boys, The Monkees, Marshall Crenshaw, and Fountains of Wayne.
They released a self-titled demo CD in spring of 2002 and circulated it around Chicago. The group received kind words from Chicago Sun-Times pop critic Jim DeRogatis who described the CD as "in the grand Midwestern power-pop tradition." He also noted that it is "fun to lay back and revel in the chiming guitars and layered harmonies."
Now Analog Radio has released their first full-length album, THIS IS GRAND. The band recorded the CD on their own in their home studio in the autumn and winter of 2002. Throughout the album's thirteen tracks, they continue to showcase their affinity for writing catchy power-pop songs. THIS IS GRAND. began receiving favorable responses from critics even before it was released. Charlotte Robinson of Venus magazine called the album "pure pop goodness that manages to sound modern while incorporating the structured pop harmonies of the 60s."
Since releasing THIS IS GRAND., Analog Radio has continued to perform regionally and the CD has received airplay on radio stations throughout the Midwest as well as in Canada and Portugal.