From: NJ, United States
Genre: Alternative/Alt. Rock, Pop, indie rock
New London Fire's second album, Happiness Through Radios and Wires, is the search for that perfect station- a genre-bending foray into the countless ways we find love. It's a blend of catchy melodies that recall 1950's-ere radio singles and modern pop gadgetry, which soars over earnest compositions.
Rather than releasing your standard CD package, the band has taken an unconventional route by combining the new release with a 40 page book that includes the disc on the inside jacket. The book beautifully tells the story of the band's recording process over the last 4 years by including lyrics, stories, photographs taken by the band and an in-depth forward by producer D. James Goodwin.
"We wanted to give people something tangible with this record that wasn't your standard packaging," says singer David Debiak "as avid readers, a book made perfect sense to help tell our story."
Inspired by the Beach Boys and Motown Records, amongst others, their sophomore effort is a dedication to the reason New London Fire fell in love with music when they were kids.
Following their critically-acclaimed debut, I Sing the Body Holographic, the New Jersey-based band hit the road, had a tree crush their uninsured van, and parted ways with their label Eyeball Records.
The unsigned 5-piece recorded Happiness independently, perfecting a warmth that bleeds through the speakers via vintage amplifiers and and guitars which they lovingly blend into an atmospheric mash of sonic intonation.
"I feel like music has been lacking that romanticism, joy... melodies," NLF singer and guitarist David Debiak said in a basement full of old records and sound equipment. "When we went to do this record, I wanted to incorporate everything I loved about pop music as a kid."