- Patrick Keefe: Lead Vocals/Guitar
- Michael Keefe: Guitar/Backing Vocals
- Brandon Barron: Bass
- Josh Bartsch: Drums
Cicada Radio hail from Hudson County, NJ and have been a staple of the local music scene for the past six years. Though they came together as a trio in 2010, they have since expanded their lineup, consisting of brothers Patrick and Michael Keefe leading the band on guitars and vocals and supported by the impressive and tight-as-nails rhythm section of drummer Josh Bartsch and bassist Brandon Barron. Citing influences such as At The Drive-In, Desaparecidos, and The Police, Cicada Radio have developed a post-hardcore sound that harkens back to the early 90s D.C. music scene but with a distinctive sound that is wholly their own. They seemlessly blend haunting melodies and lush noise-scapes with singer Patrick Keefe’s reverb-drenched voice like a chemically-induced fever dream. Michael Keefe’s delay-laden guitar leads ebb and flow through each song like an opiatic lullaby.
Their latest effort. Drift/Dream is due out in October of 2016. Their fourth release with Killing Horse Records, it continues the trends set by past records like Crime Waves and No Fate But What We Make. They manage to create music that is unique and exciting but feels like a hazy, distortion-laced memory of Sunny Day Real Estate and The Promise Ring. Cicada Radio can be found playing live around New York and North Jersey as well as on road around the county. They’ll be traveling to Gainesville, FL this October as part of Fest 15.
All five of their releases, Catch & Release, Drift/Dream, Crime Waves, No Fate But What We Make, and Imposter are available through Killing Horse Records.