[BadPanda018] Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles – Brick City Love Song
UPDATE (20/6/11): Download the album here.
Riding Alone For Thousands Of Miles are an immensely talented outfit from New Jersey, who make tense instrumental rock in the vein of Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The 10-piece band’s name is taken from a Chinese/Japanese movie released in 2005 and their demo album from 2008, A Boldogság Minden Reményét Elragadták (from hungarian, “All The Hope Of Happiness Has Been Stolen”) is one of the best kept secret among the post-rock lovers.
The band has no website and is virtually faceless on the internet (except for their last.fm page) and Brick City Love Song is a new track that anticipate their debut album (to be released in spring 2011).
We recorded this song to 8-track in our now abandoned rehearsal space in Newark NJ. Mike was fighting his illness and could not be there. One month later he passed away. We dedicate this song to Michael, please rest in peace.
Many thanks to Rita Finol for letting us use her Photography.
Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles are an instrumental rock band from New Brunswick, NJ. Formed in 2008, RAfToM is currently a 10 member group consisting of guitars, bass, drums, violin, cello, bells and a harp. The band is set to release their first official full length debut album in the summer of 2010 courtesy of Electric Garden Recordings. Look for them on tour this summer in support of their upcoming release.
And this is the Q&A with Amir, the bassist
Where do you live actually?
New Brunswick, New Jersey
What is the last thing you ate?
What do you collect?
“I’m sure that we can handle this situation maturely, just like the responsible adults that we are. Isn’t that right, Mr… Poopy Pants?” Lt. Frank Drebin
right now… Step Brothers
I am America and so Can You by Stephen Colbert
“Soup is Good Food” by Dead Kennedys
Anywhere near my home
Favourite place on earth?
Hard to say. There is most likely a lot of really cool places I don’t even know about. Chile’s is pretty kick ass.
Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow?
Anywhere but the bathroom.