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[BadPanda018] Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles – Brick City Love Song

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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 page) and Brick City Love Song is a new track that anticipate their debut album (to be released in spring 2011).


Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles – Brick City Love Song [mp3] [ogg]

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.

Creative Commons License: CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0
The song is distributed under a Creative Commons License: CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0

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?

Chicken McNuggets

Your addiction?

Playstation 3

What do you collect?


One quote?

“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

One movie?

right now… Step Brothers


One book?

I am America and so Can You by Stephen Colbert


One song?

“Soup is Good Food” by Dead Kennedys


Favourite venue?

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.

Written by badpandarecords

05/04/2010 at 12:47 AM

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  1. Not just on anymore. Stereomood has them listed under their “feel like crying” tab. An extremely empowering and humbling song. It’s humility in a smooth post rock waltz.


    03/05/2010 at 4:28 PM

  2. […] 1. Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles – “Brick City Love Song“ […]

  3. This is definitely the best instrumental song I have heard, believe me, I have heard a lot, but this one is something that can’t be described.


    02/10/2010 at 8:04 PM

  4. Thk you so muuuuch for sharing your amazing song 🙂
    I’ve discovered it on and I fell in love!


    28/12/2010 at 1:15 AM

  5. This song is one of the most amazing pieces I’ve ever heard. Very therapeutic and relaxing. RAFTOM is now one of my favorite bands.


    21/02/2011 at 9:06 PM

  6. […] Band: Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles Titel: “Brick city love song” Infos zur Band (engl.) und Download: badpandarecords […]

  7. stereomood baby


    24/06/2011 at 6:39 AM

  8. love it 🙂


    26/08/2011 at 12:34 PM

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