September 23, 2010
September 11, 2010
You read it right! Tune into Boston Emissions on 100.7FM WZLX on Sunday, September 12th, from 10pm-12am to hear new music first! Special thanks to Anngelle Wood for letting us, once again, pollute the airwaves. We are forever in your debt!
You can also listen live online by going here!
September 7, 2010
In May of this year, I auditioned for a band that I had never heard of before. The band had a good solid following, multiple self-released albums under their belt, and a tight, hard-hitting sound that was a bit different from what I was used to playing, but not by too long a stretch. I had just relocated myself to Boston a month prior, the very same month they lost their former frontman, and was seeking a band to pump out some hot jams with. As it turned out, they were interested in pumping out some hot jams with me as well, and after just a couple rehearsals we had some hot jams that were ready to be laid down (or, pumped out).
After busting some serious gonads for three months solid, we’re proud to be releasing our first two singles, unveiling a new website, and announcing some upcoming tour dates which you most assuredly will not want to miss if you live in the vicinity of. And if all of this talk doesn’t excite you, then be sure and check out the new video we made while recording “Thirst”. If THAT doesn’t excite you? Well then my friends, I’ve got nothing. So here it is, the new Roman Traffic. I hope you all enjoy what we’ve been working so hard to create, and I look forward to seeing you all at the shows!
August 31, 2010
The plan is to have something for you to see and hear next Tuesday, September 7th! It will be a sort of update on what we have been doing lately and of course introducing our new singer, Christopher! We have been working tirelessly recording music, mixing songs, getting married (Official Roman Traffic Congratulations to Alex and Erin!), and writing all at once! It has been such a busy and overwhelming summer, an emotional rollercoaster if I may… We are excited to show you the new tunes and play them for all of you very soon. We have a couple of shows booked (check the “shows” section) and we are working on some more, so stay tuned… C U Next Tuesday!
August 18, 2010
August 12, 2010
As most of you know, our friend Ben Grenville Garceau is in need of some serious monetary help. His recent injury has resulted in an outlandish hospital bill and he needs us, his friends, more than ever. This Saturday, August 14th is your chance to help! Come out to the raddest, most awesomest benefit you’ve ever seen with your eyeballs. We will be there, performing a song from our 2008 EP “Calico” with our friends from The Luxury; Jason Dunn and Steve Foster on vocals. It is one of my favorite songs, and one of Ben’s best vocal performances that I can remember, so it should be a great moment for us and all the people out there that appreciated Ben’s otherworldly talent.
The show is a Benefit to help our friend in his time of need, and will be hosted by the always venerable Anngelle Wood from WZLX! Donations can be made at the show, so if you can, give a great guy some relief in these tough times. Be there!
Saturday, August 14th at Harpers Ferry, Brighton MA
THE LUXURY (special guest appearance by Roman Traffic)
DEAD CATS DEAD RATS
We’ll see you there!
There is a benefit show for Ben being held this Saturday at Harper’s Ferry in Allston, MA starting at 9pm. The event is being put together by our friends in the incredibly talented Boston band, The Luxury, and being hosted by Boston Emissions DJ and dear friend, Anngelle Wood. Proceeds from the show will go to help Ben’s medical expenses from his accident which occurred over the 4th of July weekend last month. Other acts contributing to the cause are Streight Angular, Dead Cats Dead Rats, Gene Dante, and more TBA. It’s really amazing to see the unity of the Boston scene in a time of need and we thank everybody who is involved. To add yourself to the Facebook invite and for up-to-the-minute details, click the flier below:
If you are unable to attend Saturday, but would still like to donate, you can do so by visiting the site below and clicking the PayPal link in the upper right hand corner:
Thanks everyone. We hope to see you Saturday.
August 2, 2010
Howdy Strangers! Didn’t see ya there!
So it’s been a while since we last talked to you and we feel really bad about it. Really, really bad. We have had an awful lot to say, too. We’ll give you the abridged version of all of that stuff now. Here are some questions we’ve been getting and I’ll supply you with some answers. Fun, right?
“I’ve heard you’re in the studio. Really? You guys have a singer?” - Yep. We’re in the studio with our new singer. That was fast, huh? He’s really awesome too! We’ll debut our first batch of new material with him in September and probably give you a cocktease before then.
“Who is he?” - Ehhh, give us a couple of weeks to think of a funny, stupid, and immature way to tell you. I promise, it will be worth the wait.
“Are you going to play shows soon?” – Yes! Can’t get into a lot of detail now, but by late September we’ll be smashing asses.
“What’s up with your site? Why does it look like trash?” - Good question. Coincidentally, right about the time that Ben left, our Word Press account expired so it looked like we stopped caring. We actually do care and are currently building an all new website that should go live by September.
“Wow, you guys have a lot planned in September” – I know. Tell me about it…
Lastly, as many of you know, our old singer and friend, Ben Grenville Garceau, was in an accident last month. He is now recovering at home in the good hands of his family and friends. There will be benefit shows for him over the next couple of months and we will have updates about those events here. Special thanks to Keep Me Conscious, SmallTown Stranded, and DJ Joey Green for turning their Rock The Boat Cruise last month into a fundraiser for Ben.
That’s all we’ve got for you now. Updates, videos, and music on the way. Gosh, how we’ve missed you!
May 10, 2010
From the wise words of Joe Dirt, “you gotta keep on keepin’ on”. And that’s exactly what Roman Traffic is doing right now. We are writing music, recording music and auditioning singers all in the next couple of weeks. So stay tuned, cause if all goes well, we should be playing some shows this fall. Thanks for being patient! In the meantime, listen to these killer local bands…
Grass is Green
Keep Me Conscious
The Lights Out
April 20, 2010
If one could only grasp the feeling of brotherhood, dividing the concept until it birthed an unmistakably descriptive scene, thats Roman Traffic. over the last many years with these four individuals i have seen the separate characteristics in them that yield nothing less than the utmost quality, in what i consider to be, some of the best friends and musicians I have ever known. they carry an aweing sense of humor and talent than can not only boast a high intellect and prestige, but also gives a person something to look forward to after pulling through the day-to-day monotonous routines of work and/or obligations.
Funny how not so long ago I was getting rides to work from this kid Evan Crisman in a Maroon Saturn station wagon. I met this guy through working sales. at that time i had no car, and after we both quit a corporate company he went else where but called a short time later asking if I needed work and still offered to hook it up with rides until i got on my feet and could get a car of my own. I agreed, joined a new job. One day he says, ” listen man, i have band practice tonight in Littleton MA and totally forgot about it. Do you mind just hanging out and ill bring you back after?” It was never a problem at all… soon after the trip to Littleton became routine and I would go in, say hey to the guys and go lay down on this beer soaked dirt filled couch and throw this weird random blue sleeping bag over my head so they wouldn’t blow out my eardrums. The funny thing about going to their practices at that time was that I pretty much fell asleep about 15 minutes into it, ALWAYS. I Would wake up when the music stopped. it was like someone took away my pancakes.
Later on Evan and Matt and I got into a place on Main Street in Medford MA and most of you know exactly what that place was like hahah, I wont get into it…. anyway, so matt one day asked if I wanted to join up and do vocals for their band because Evan mentioned I did some music on the side. I thought id take a crack at it. I tried out. amazed they wanted me in after the try out, I joined. Back then we were called GraveHaven. We started playing small venues and taking small, steady, and gradual steps to where we are now. never regressing but taking in every opportunity we could and nurtured it to see what it would become. Its become an evolution of five lives, backgrounds, writing styles, ideas, influences, experiences and relationships that made us who we are now. I have nothing but love for this experience. i am honored to have the brief chance in history, as friends and band mates, to grow and create an intertwining idea and portrayal of music.
I want to personally say thank you to:
Alex Brahms: Guitar, Vocals
Matt Arsenault: Drums
Steve Hart: Bass Guitar, Vocals
Evan Crisman: Guitar, Vocals
I give you my farewell and blessings to all of you and know that you will be a part of me always.
…..“May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”
Benjamin Grenville Garceau