“Let’s Get To The Start” focuses on kindness and goodness in a world full of darkness. Check it out on Fire In The Radio’s new record, Monuments, out April 3.
“Let’s Get To The Start seemed like the appropriate opening track to this record,” Adam Caldwell says. “It speaks to the idea that we don’t need to look to the past or to institutions to define what’s important. The contributions we make in the present, the kindness we show others, are the memories that will serve as monuments to who we are and what we stand for.”
From the first note of the album’s opener, “Let’s Get To The Start,” to the haunting outro of the closing track, “Save Me,” Monuments finds the band embracing the theme of new beginnings while incorporating elements of new wave, grunge, and shoegaze drone into their unique brand of indie-punk.
Lyrically, the band take significant steps forward with the self-empowering “This Is My Document,” and the blistering critique of the Catholic Church, “Sunday Cassock.” Along the way, the band give nods to influences as diverse as R.E.M., The Cure, Archers of Loaf, Bob Mould, Jawbreaker, and The Hot Snakes, while crafting a record that is unapologetically grounded in punk rock and uniquely their own.
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