Brave Radar / Message Center
Album: Message Center   Collection:General
Artist:Brave Radar   Added:Jul 2014
Label:Fixture Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-07-04 Pull Date: 2014-09-05
Week Ending: Aug 24 Aug 17 Aug 3 Jul 20 Jul 13 Jul 6
Airplays: 1 2 2 3 5 2

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 20, 2014: Box of Chocolates
Out Of Reach
4. Aug 14, 2014: The Sunset Life
New Sun
2. Aug 21, 2014: The Sunset Life
Out Of Reach
5. Aug 02, 2014: Box of Chocolates
Out Of Reach
3. Aug 16, 2014: Box of Chocolates
Too Long Weekend
6. Jul 31, 2014: The Sunset Life

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-07-02
Brave Radar—Message Centre EP

Review by Luis A. Apolaya

Very simple and catchy indie rock, nothing more than a soft guitar, a subtle bass, a tame set of drums, and calm, breathy voices. All are excellent, perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon or a night of calm contemplation. Recommended: 2, 4. RIYL Guided by Voices, Violent Femmes, Real Estate

*1. (1:13) Mid-tempo, composed guitar picking on top of bouncy bass and drums.
***2. (2:09) Mid-tempo, soft guitar strumming, drums calmly keep pace, somehow I feel I’ve heard this one before somewhere, but I feel too relaxed to know or care…
*3. (1:48) Guitar sounds suspicious and meanders about, voices make little effort to harmonize with guitar, but somehow it still fits.
**4. (2:37) Mid-fast, as excited as any track in this album will sound, they even included a guitar solo.
*5. (1:50) Mid-slow, sounds like an early demo version of the Beatles’ “Here, There, and Everywhere”.
*6. (2:15) Mid-tempo, guitars and vocals sound playful, feels eerily calm for talking about frustration over traffic in the freeway.
*7. (2:15) Mid-tempo, ominous guitar picking amid a subtle set of cymbals, then gets more perky as snares come in
8. (3:03) Mid-tempo, not that much different from the rest of the album in its feel or composition, just turns out to be longer

Track Listing
1. Message Centre   5. New Sun
2. Out Of Reach   6. Freeway
3. Gateway   7. Get In Step
4. Too Long Weekend   8. Again