In their watershed 2011, Clicky Clicky Top 10ers The Rationales showed they could write heartfelt pop tunes with an eye towards Americana and good old American rock and roll. Apparently not willing to coast too far into the new year on that great self-release The Distance In Between, they're back already with their hot-off the interwebs single, "Radio," and it's killer.
A taut rocker with a catchy big-ass hook and soaring refrain, "Radio" rocks harder and more directly than anything they've done to date. Go get it below, and clear this Friday night, March 9th, for when The Rationales celebrate its release at the club that apparently inspired it (though it's not about it, exactly) - Union Square, Somerville's Radio - with a cool bill: SXSW-bound roots rockers OldJack, 1980 Manchester via 2012 Boston dreamers The Milling Gowns, and rising songwriter Abbie Barrett. The Rationales were the very first band at Radio's opening night back in October where they debuted this track. It's their first stop back at the club since then, and it looks to be their last until their appearance (actual date T/B/A) at next month's Rock and Roll Rumble.
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