Radar vs Wolf
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Radar vs Wolf

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Rock Alternative




"TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | 4/11 – 4/13"

This little weekly going on at The Basement is picking up steam. The bills are always solid, and the beers are cheeeaaaap! This week’s episode features rockers all around. From locals like Radar vs. Wolf and Them Vibes to touring acts like Nelo, this is a hard bill to pass up, and it’s FREE to boot! - No Country For New Nashville

"If It’s too Loud, You’re a Statist"

I’m delighted to be the one who gets to say that the BHL House Band, Radar vs Wolf will be playing at ISFLC 2014, on Saturday night. Self-described as “not a libertarian band, but a band of libertarians,” the guys have posted here and at The Individualist Feminist, and if you look closely at their video, you’ll spot some BHL and anarchist flair. Their lyrics don’t recap the Hayek-Keynes debate, teach you the principles of economics, or even use the word liberty all that often, but their words and music spring from their fierce belief in self-expression, and the rights of individuals to make their own choices, combined with a desire to tell us about all that at high volume. With kickass drums. - Bleeding Heart Libertarians

"Radar Vs Wolf"

One thing I love about their music, is it’s simplistic, yet full arrangement, feel, and sound: Guitar, bass, tight harmonies, a tight rhythm section, a few effects is all they need to get a full sound.

Although I do love their heavier, faster stuff, they do have some very solid mellow, slower, musical gems. For instance, Get Gone is a good break between two up tempo songs on their latest self-titled album.

Again, Radar Vs Wolf is a very solid group. They just released their self titled album this summer, and you definitely need to check it out. - Faded Jorts

"Matt Pond w/ Matrimony & Radar Vs. Wolf | High Watt | July 6"

Based in Nashville by way of California, indie rockers Radar Vs. Wolf recently released their debut album. With an eclectic range of influences, a knack for crafting poppy hooks, and unbeatable level of energy, we can’t think of a better choice to kick off this exciting lineup! - No Country For New Nashville

"Listen to the new album by Radar vs Wolf"

The new, self-titled Radar Vs Wolf album reminds me of a well-executed fireworks display — big crashes, subtle displays, and colorful trails across the sky, all the while lighting up everything around.
The songs reminded me of several different types of bands. At some points, I couldn’t help but think of The Black Lips. At other points, I thought of Vertical Horizon. The track “Upset to Remember” could have been on any of The Mayflies USA’s albums. And a couple of times, Radar Vs Wolf sounded like they were just a few doors down from Deep Blue Something’s hit “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
All that’s up for critique. What’s undeniable is Radar Vs Wolf’s distinct voice and rich musicianship. - Books and Vinyl

"Q&A with Tom Gorrio and James Bratton of Radar vs. Wolf; Playing at Sweat Records on Saturday"

"James Bratton and Tom Gorrio are a force to be reckoned with" - Miami New times

"Radar vs Wolf"

Tom Gorrio (the "Radar" of this group) continues appearing as different entities. His output remains so prolific that in writing and trying to track it all, I've consistently remained in the realms of mid-to-top shelf liquor. What's more, all of the music he releases is good.

Here he's paired with his buddy James Bratton ("Wolf") from California on this five-song EP. Gorrio revisits his previous song "Reggae Samba Jam," adding Bratton's percussive treatments and vocals for great effect. "If You Shoot Me, I'll Shoot You," besides boasting a very fair song title, has a nice Tilly and the Wall kind of sound to it. (Hmm, I'd like to hear some tap dancing in there in the future.) - amarillo night out


Still working on that hot first release.



Radar vs Wolf formed in 2009 around the talents of Toms Gorrio (guitar, vocals) and James Bratton (vocals, guitar). After releasing two EP's and touring for two years, they decided to settle down in Nashville in the fall of 2011 and hash out a full-length album with producer/drummer Mike Marsh (The Agency, Paper, The Avett Brothers, Dashboard Confessional). On July 1, 2013 Radar vs Wolf released their debut full-length record out of The Paper Mill -- self titled radarvswolf. 
Since the album release, college radio stations started adding Radar vs Wolf to their rotations; their songs have appeared on episodes of the web series Travel Tapes; they opened for national acts like Matt Pond, Matrimony, Empires, and The Tontons; and they headlined the college campus organization Students For Liberty's annual international conference in Washington, DC on February 15, 2014.

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