Race the Ghost : In the Drink/ Devil Got My Radio
This Pittsburgh-based quartet is representative of what you get when you cross defiant altar boys with disenchanted adulthood. While their lyrics lean toward introspection, their music possesses an inescapable speed and power. Their refined songwriting reflects the passions of a generation seeking fulfillment, love, respect or just a place of their own in a world permeated by melancholy and desperation. One thing that unites all of Race the Ghost's music is the sense of clinging to the fleeting safety of childhood and the quickly evaporating present and the precious time that is drifting away from every one of us at every moment, a celebration of fatalism and a wish for something better. It's a reflection of their own regret and the effort to erase it. Their unpretentious approach to performing and songwriting, coupled with their nuanced musicianship and a desire to satisfy audiences has built them a very faithful following.