On The Radio

Ra Ra Riot, I Draw Slow, Walter Martin, Overcoats and Ona on Mountain Stage

Week after February 17, 2017

Ra Ra Riot
I Draw Slow
Walter Martin
Overcoats
Ona

Playlist

Hour

​Artist

Song

1

Walter Martin

Jobs I Had Before I Got Rich and Famous

Michelangelo

Amsterdam

Sing to Me

I Draw Slow

Valentine

Goldmine

Carolina

 

 

Twin Sisters

Little Switzerland

Overcoats

23

Walk On

The Fog

Smaller Than My Mother

2

Ona

American Fiction

Song from the Field

Sleep, Rinse, Repeat

Tornado Rider

Ra Ra Riot

Every Time I’m Ready to Hug

 

 

Foreign Lovers

Absolutely

Beta Love

Water

 

 

Boy

 

 

I Need Your Light

 

Larry Groce & Co.

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

Originally broadcast April 15th, 2016

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Press Release

RaRa Riot - Led by guitarist Milo Bonacci, Ra Ra Riot formed while the band's six members were attending college in Syracuse, NY. Combining indie rock with chamber pop flourishes (courtesy of a small string section), the band quickly picked up a local and regional following. After pulling up stakes and relocating to New York City, RRR recorded a self-titled EP and prepared to release it during the summer of 2007. However that June, drummer John Pike died after disappearing one night from a party. The group persevered, toured with bands like Death Cab for Cutie and, in 2008, released “The Rhumb Line.”  In 2016, with a decade and three releases under its belt, the band followed up 2013's “Beta Love” with the more rocking “Need Your Light.”

 

Walter Martin - In 2014, after more than a decade with the post-garage band The Walkmen, Walter Martin took a detour and released the uber-successful kids’ album “W’re All Young Together.” The disc won a Parents’ Choice award and its songs were featured in two major advertising campaigns (iPhone and Android). Additionally, the album spawned a No. 1 single for Sirius XM’s family station and was lauded by NPR’s All Things Considered, NPR’s Morning Edition, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today and Spin. In 2016, he released the mostly self-performed and recorded “Arts & Leisure.” Utilizing a storehouse of vintage gear, Martin, employed a wide range of instruments including trombone, xylophone, slide whistle, glockenspiel - and just about every noise-maker and percussion instrument within reach. 

 

Ona - Ona, West Virginia is a small sliver of unincorporated ridges, creeks, and floodplains stretching from Route 60 up almost to the Ohio River. Ona makes songs that take place in these spaces. Bradley Jenkins and Zack Owens write about longing, resentment, searching, and waiting. Zach Johnston, Max Nolte, and P.J. Woodard back them with music that pulses, buzzes, echoes, and rolls.  

 

Overcoats - Inspired by the likes of Lykke Li, The Staves and Nick Hakim, New York-based 'folk-electro-soul' duo Overcoats glide ever so wondrously onto the music scene with their enchantingly mesmeric self-titled EP. "We met during our first year of university. We have been great friends for a long time and sang a lot together, but never wrote music together. The combination of one of the coldest winters we had experienced and a lot going on in our personal lives led us start writing together in December 2014. The creative spark was insane--we both knew it, we felt like we were making the truest music we could possibly make. It just felt real, and right”


I Draw Slow - Dublin roots band I Draw Slow has been garnering praise around the globe since the release of their Top 10 selling album Redhills in 2012. Now their new album, White Wave Chapel, is all the buzz at home and overseas with their unique sound, bringing together Irish tradition with modern Americana while staying rooted in the old time style of Appalachia. While filling the airwaves on tastemaker stations at home and abroad, the band has been winning fans on both sides of the Atlantic, playing legendary festivals such as Celtic Connections, MerleFest, Pickathon, RockyGrass, Grey Fox, Wintergrass and more.