Brooklyn-based rock band The R Train just released their second single + video “Take a Ride” this afternoon. They will also be performing a livestream benefit concert for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation on 10/23! The R-Train is classic-rock-educated, with ZZ Top riffs, a rockabilly bounce, and sometimes fuzzy-Jack White vocals.
Watch and listen here!
“Take A Ride” urges people to clap their hands, stomp their feet, get up and have a kick-ass party! With the present depressing atmosphere around the world today, the song is meant as a distraction. It is intended to make the listener feel as if they are having an adrenaline rush. “We are trying to lift people’s spirits by taking them on an exciting fun fulfilling musical ride.” -Mike Annese, drummer/vocalist
Mike Annese is also a longtime firefighter, so the virtual benefit is near and dear to his heart. He uses music to cope with the daily trauma and uncertainty of being a firefighter — something we can all learn from these days. “Take a Ride” follows The R Train’s debut single, “Flip Out Zone”, of which Vinyl Chapters said, “Thanks to ‘Flip Out Zone’ we’re definitely missing live performances a bit extra today – the head-spinning guitar solos and lyrical chants transports listeners back to the good ol’ days when we could safely gather, sweat on strangers, and scream along to music at the top of our lungs.”
You can also connect with The R Train Band via the following links: