In pure indie rock fashion, I hardly found any kind of information on Rider Your Bike. Their website is not really updated and I could not even find a bio, a pic or something that showed me some more about these guys. Nice, because I like misteries. Anyway, the good news is that the new album by Ride Your Bike, released on Deep Elm Records, is a great collection of indie rock music fused with pop.
"Bad News From The Bar" is made of eleven songs where Ride Your Bike plays catchy melodies that will take your ears the first time you hear them: "We All Have Our Shoes", "Sticks And Stones" and "This Car Is Hot As Hell" display some serious skills for writing cool harmonies, with simple elements. You will hear a lot of acoustic guitars, and the vocals is always what comes first, even louder than the other instruments. The evolution of the band grows really fast, with drum beats, bass lines and soft pop guitars that stress the melodies driven by the vocals.
It\' s great because a lof of different people will surely enjoy this band and their music: from the indie rock nerds (like me) to the fans of mainstream pop punk are all destined to fall in love with the harmonies of these guys, not just becuase they\' re good, but because they\' re awesome.