“Because you heard it on the radio/ doesn’t make it beautiful / where did all the music go? / I think it’s locked in a box in my heart and my soul.” Mansions on the Moon tell an honest but sad tale about the state of music today in their latest release, Radio. A story about musical and moral sacrifice for the almighty dollar brings the band together with producer Neal H. Pogue for a a tempered but catchy track with textured vocals from Ted Wendler which lend a delicate and haunting back up harmony to those he sings in the forefront. If the music doesn’t sell, you clearly did it wrong, right? That is the sentiment Mansions sardonically posits here. There is indeed a bit of irony in that the band itself has previously worked with masters of commercial success, in Pharrell Williams. While Radio itself is quite catchy and a potential smash (along the genre lines of Passion Pit), it is true that you probably will never dance to Snoop Dogg or Drake rapping over its remix on a Saturday night at the clubs while the douche next to you makes it rain. Be sure to get your free download of Radio, available now.
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