Posted February 28, 2013 by Cooper Point Journal in Arts & Entertainment
 
 

Full Moon Radio: Olympia’s Sexiest Band


Although they’ve only been around for a year, Full Moon Radio has proven themselves a force to be reckoned with. Their immediately likable music and rock star attitude are probably the reason Full Moon Radio was just voted Olympia’s “best new band,” “best indie rock band” and “sexiest band,” by readers and staff of the Weekly Volcano, Tacoma’s alternative newspaper.

Saturday night the female rock trio celebrated their first anniversary with a show at Le Voyeur at which they released their debut CD, Drop Off.

Their first album, an energetic and polished collection of pop rock songs that call on grunge and riot grrl influences, is a solid launching point for the band.

To celebrate their accomplishments, the band played a show Saturday night at Le Voyeur, along with local rock bands The Deep Wile and The Have At Its. Previously only in digital form online, Full Moon Radio had CDs of the EP Drop Off available for the first time at the show.

Recorded at Dub Narcotic Studio, their first release features tight instrumentation and clear musical ideas. Overall, Drop Off sounds like the result of a band that has been working together for longer than just a year.

If they can be faulted for anything, it is they fall into the worn-out rock n’ roll cliché of relying on attitude over musicianship. There are only so many songs you can make with the same three chords and four-to-the-floor rhythm, no matter how badass you are.

Drop Off is available at fullmoonradio.bandcamp.com, as well as at fullmoonradio.bigcartel.com.

Check out more of Bri Cummings’/Zombritophotography’s photos of Full Moon Radio on Facebook.

 By Issac Scott