Listen to the powerful new single "Gospel Radio" from Roadside Graves.
Roadside Graves are described as “secret New Jersey treasures” by Garden State label Don Giovanni Records – who will release their new album Acne/Ears this September. The first track from the upcoming full-length, “Gospel Radio,” recounts the divorce of frontman John Gleason’s parents and according to the singer represents a new direction for the band – who formed in 2000 – both musically and lyrically.
For me, this song harkens back to the religious and familial themes – and songwriting prowess – of early Arcade Fire. There’s no denying the strength of this track, and it’s easy to understand why this band have become so revered in their native New Jersey.