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!

Boston Emissions!

Hi, I’m Christopher!

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!

-Christopher

Thanks Eric!

Hey everyone,

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:

www.grenvillemusic.com

Thanks everyone. We hope to see you Saturday.

Steve

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!

steve
RT

-Honorable Discharge-

April 20, 2010

Benjamin Grenville

Alex Brahms

Matt Arsenault

 

Evan Crisman

 

Steve Hart

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 awe

ing 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

Managers:
Philip Lajeunesse
Eric Keating

Fans:
ALL

Family:
ALL

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

Hey! We made it! This weekend we enjoyed the shit out of ourselves at The Launch Music Conference in Lancaster, PA, but not before making a pit stop in Toms River, NJ to play with our beloved rockstar friends in Social Hero. We sadly missed their set due to our 7 hour drive of death from Boston and were pretty close to missing our own, but somehow we pushed old Laverne through traffic jams and construction zones to make it in time. The late night crowd at McIntire’s Pub were great and we thank them for their patience! We would like to extend a special thanks to Social Hero for accidentally leaving items in our van that proved to be extremely valuable to us for the rest of the weekend. Social Hero, we love you.

Launch was fucking terrific and we thank Rick Gadd and Jeremy Weiss for having us. We hope they have us back next year. We also hope that the Marriott in downtown Lancaster has us back too, but I don’t think that smell is ever coming out of Room 1015. To everyone who made it out to our set Saturday night, you are brave souls. The temperature dropped and the wind picked up soon before our start time and we feared that everyone would bail. But as soon as the wind came, it left and we played a fun set of old and new songs.

Saturday also marked the last gig for Ben in our band. It wasn’t like a buzz kill or a dark cloud over the weekend at all. In fact, the topic of Ben’s exit barely came up. No teary eyed goodbye. No sense of things being over. It was just a great, long weekend trip amongst friends and we happened to fit in a couple of hours worth of music together. Nobody wanted to spoil the moment I guess. As we always do, we networked, promoted our music hard, and made new friends & fans because we will push forward and continue doing what we love to do. What will our music sound like in the future? Only time will tell and it will tell soon. The next member in Roman Traffic has some big shoes to fill, but they are out there and we will find them. Ben will be missed and we wish him the best on all his future endeavors. We all grew together as musicians, songwriters, and people and he will always be our brother. We will look back and charish those days always, but now it is time to look forward to the new days and experiences to come.

So now the search begins…

Love always,

steve
RT

Hey Everyone!

We are getting ready for our debut at the Launch Music Conference in Lancaster, PA on Saturday night, April 17TH @ 8:15pm. We’ll be tearing it up at Isaac’s Restaurant & Deli, http://www.isaacsdeli.com. From what I hear, this place is an area favorite; an amazing sandwich shop with all the fixins and a Flamingo french bread sandwich that is to die for. But before all that, we’ll be making a pit stop on Thursday night, April 15TH to hook up with our bros Social Hero. We’ll be sharing the stage with them at McIntyre’s Pub in Toms River, NJ. We are super pumped for these shows so come on out and rock with us. It’s sure to be a blast!

RT

Animal House!

April 3, 2010

Much thanks to everyone who came out to CHURCH of Boston last night to support us in our last Boston show with Ben. We truly appreciate everyone who helped pack the place and make it a memorable show. All the bands were awesome and the animal shirts were immaculate. If your shirt is below, be proud. You’re now part of a very special, elite club. Cheers!

RT

This song used to be new, but now it’s old… It may be new to you, but then again, you’re probably old.

We decided to release this song today to get you pumped up about next Friday’s show at Church of Boston on April 2nd. We recorded this one a bit differently than our last recordings in that we recorded and mixed the album almost entirely by ourselves! We did have lots of help from our music-master-mind friend Alex Hatziyannis (Old Folks Home Studios) on recording the drums and mastering the project, so a big “Thanks!” goes out to him. You can download “Old New” as well as the two songs we released late last year using the widget below.

We hope to see all your shining faces on April 2nd where we will be playing all your favorite songs (new and old), rocking the shit out of our animal t-shirts, and saying goodbye to our singer Ben as this will be his last Boston show with Roman Traffic.

Matt