Roadside Graves announce album inspired by The Outsiders [new mp3]

by oz on May 27, 2011

Roadside Graves are set to release We Can Take Care Of Ourselves, inspired by S.E. Hinton’s classic novel The Outsiders, on July 19th. The Graves’ principle singer/songwriter John Gleason and his wife are both teachers that were amazed with how students with no interest in reading were transformed by this book. I was one of those kids.

Gleason explains more:

We were careful to not retell the plot in song as bad broadway; rather we focused on making more nuanced allusions to characters, themes, feelings, and settings. We tried to emphasize the sensitive, frightened sides of the characters, instead of showcasing their thick skin and greaser toughness. Musically and sonically, we avoided a retro sound and kept it thick and modern, with only occasional glimpses of melodies and tones that might have pumped out of their radios at night.

I’m just now digging into the album now, but it’ll be something special. One of us will have a full report soon. Until then, enjoy the new track below. And stay gold.

Roadside Graves – Love Me More

Hear more in our Roadside Graves Live Session.

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Ilincescu Mihai May 30, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Nice nice this song Love Me More is sounds very good thanks

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