9/24/2004 - Memphis Radio Kings


Memphis Radio Kings rolled into the Seattle roots scene at the end of the 20th century with the kind of mildewed twang that can only come out of this rain-soaked corner of the country. With a mighty mix of country, rock, and pop, this bass-less trio conjures up the spirits of those who have come before them, including the dB's, Alejandro Escovedo, Old 97's, and the Replacements, when the latter were half-sober. Borrowing liberally from their favorite musical styles: 70's rock, indie-pop, gospel, blues, and country, these local lads spend their time writing songs to please themselves, their friends, and their fans; a continually burgeoning base at Seattle's many clubs. Now, putting the finishing touches on their third full-length LP, these three are poised to roll into the booming alt-country scene like an armadillo on speed.