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

I think the video explains it all…

We regretfully announce that our vocalist Ben has left Roman Traffic due to personal reasons. We have had many great years of writing, collaborating, recording and touring with Ben, not to mention the brotherhood bond that bandmates ultimately enjoy. He will be sorely missed, and we wish him all the luck in the world moving forward in life.

We will be rocking at Church of Boston on April 2nd as a send off show for our friend. Its also an Animal Shirt party, so wear your finest Animal tee and have a kick ass night with us!

Even losing such an important piece like Ben will not end Roman Traffic. We will be continuing on as a foursome until we can fill the missing role. Keep coming back for updates on our progress as we move on to the next chapter of Roman Traffic’s existence.

We would like to thank everyone for listening to our efforts with Ben as vocalist, and for supporting us through thick and thin.

-Evan and Roman Traffic

benefit

Busy week coming up for us Roman Traffic dudes… Practice tonight for a show tomorrow in Worcester, MA at The Lucky Dog. Its a benifit show for The Wetzel Center Playground in Worcester. It’s for a good cause so come on out and have some fun with us, a couple drinks perhaps??

Next, we are heading into the studio Saturday morning with our boy Alex at Old Folks Home Recording Studio (Wilmington, MA) to track drums for a couple songs we are hoping to release soon. These songs may or may not be ready to release in April, we are doing our best to get them for you guys ASAP, but you can’t rush these things! So that’s it for now, see you guys tomorrow in Worcester!

http://www.myspace.com/oldfolkshomerecording

Cheers,

Matt

So, I found this video tape behind a dumpster at the Ninety-Nine in Chuck-Town last night (It’s a Superbowl tradition of mine to drink with the homeless). To my surprise it was my band, Roman Traffic, performing live on WZLX’s “Boston Emission’s”, with Anngelle Wood. So here it is! There was not much editing necessary (besides of course the Star Wars font), so enjoy and let us know what you think. The Acquired Attire rendition is next, stay tuned…

Matt

Our show on Friday night at Ralph’s was pretty rad. Special thanks goes out to Keep Me Conscious, The Coming Weak and all our friends who traveled out on the coldest night of the year. If you made it out, you saw two new songs (one of which was the first time we ever played it)! So congrats on being the first to see those and you got a chance to name the new songs too. I think “Flick the Bean” may stick for the newest song name…

Getting back to where we were at the beginning of last week, here is the making of Calico part three.

Just in case you didn’t know, we are playing January 29th at Ralph’s Diner in Worcester, MA (THIS FRIDAY!).

The poll results came in from last week and there was overwhelming suppport to see Steve discuss his dream he had with no idea that he was being recorded. Check it out on the video below! Also, this video became sort of a promotional tool for this weekends show with Keep Me Conscious at Ralph’s Diner in Worcester (THIS FRIDAY!).

The sound track for the video is our latest and greatest songs we have been working on for the past couple months. Maybe we will play them at Ralph’s??

See you Friday night in Worcester.

As promised, here is the making of Calico part dos. Enjoy!

We are working hard writing some music (it’s coming along frickin’ sweet), and will be showing some small clips of those tunes very shortly. However, there are more important things at stake here… Along with the video will be some footage of Mr. Hart.

Would you like to see.

A.) Steve telling a ridiculous story of a dream he had without him knowing he was being videotaped. B.) Steve blowing his nose into the camera all to see. C.) Steve being locked out of our practice space with only a big red horn to keep him amused.

Please vote today! (and tomorrow if you live in Massachusetts!)

Matt

Busy writing! Sort of…

October 18, 2009

Just got home from a nice full weekend of writing and recording between our practice space and Matt’s up-and-coming home studio. Not really stuff that you could call “new”, but some new renditions of some of our favorite songs from “Calico” and “Three Four”. Even though live and recorded our songs can come across as heavy, we’re finding that they work really well as scaled back, stipped down songs too. If you heard our performance on WZLX a few weeks back, we were really inspired by how a song like “Acquired Attire” came out as a less distorted, waltz-esque feeling song. So we’ve chosen 6 songs from our catalogue and done a similar overhaul on each of them. It’s really surprising how well they are coming together. We’ll be performing them all in this rendition on November 6th at O’Brien’s in Allston. We’ll post more details in the next week or so as the date approaches but we figured we owed everyone an update on what we’ve been doing to keep busy.

Also, check back this week for some details on this Saturday’s gig at Dodge Street Bar & Grille in Salem, MA with Keep Me Concious. If you’re like us and like Halloween so much that you want to celebrate it a week early, this is the show for you. More to come…

steve