Ed Dailey - Guitars, vocals, Mark Weinberg - Guitars, vocals, Brian Buccellato - Drums Steve Bumgartner - Bass
This is not relaxing. Risk Relay play loud.
They're the guys down the block that grew up listening to too many records and agonizing over things like "tones" while the rest of the kids just pumped their fists in the air to anything that resembled rock.
They've been playing together in different incarnations on and off for over six years, but starting in the fall of 2001 they found some inspiration, started from scratch, and created the record you are about to hear. Again, it's loud, but it's also incredibly focused, intelligent and pretty damn challenging. Crawling out of New Brunswick, NJ, (whose imminent destruction is envisioned in the sinister "The Hub City") the band has already slashed its way around the northeast sharing the stage with acts like The Rapture, Rye Coalition, and Arab On Radar, and aligning itself with local forces including Fortunato, The Quick Fix Kills, and The Rosario Focus… lest we be judged by the company we keep.
At the start of summer 2002, the band retreated to its home laboratory, and with drummer Brian Buccellato at the helm of his Chumbuckets studio, they captured the eight guitar rock exclamations that make up Low Frequency Listener. Think Unwound, think In Utero, and think about the future. It's all here now. Guitarist / vocalist Ed Daily is trying to tell you something, as are the conversations of the twisted guitars and the thud of a rhythm section that refuses to stop for a breath. It's a whirlwind affair and a hell of a ride.
Low Frequency Listener is an apocalyptic tour of New Brunswick hosted by alcohol-fueled dreams and held in a hall that's already been shut down. It's a call to arms and an uninterested surrender, but something is happening here, and as Risk Relay gets set to expand their sphere of influence you might want to keep an eye on them.