Revolution, I Love You is an electro indie rock duo that is based in Philadelphia, PA. They have toured the US east coast with German rock band Pandora’s Bliss (produced by Jason Rubal), opened for Grandfather (featured on the TV series Dexter), and recently signed a sync licensing deal with London-based A&G Sync and a college booking deal with HeyCole Presents. They are spending the last part of 2012 in the studio recording a new 3-song EP, to be released by the end of the year.
R’ILY’s newest release is the single, “Cotton Shirts” (Choose My Music Records, UK). The Dadada said “Languid piano & guitar with echoing finger snaps lay the foundation for this dreamy tune from Philly slow-jammers.” “Cotton Shirts” is R,ILY’s first release since their debut full-length album, We Choose to Go to the Moon, released by Redeye USA in September 2011.
R,ILY culls elements from across the pop spectrum, including gritty indie rock guitars, dance and hip hop beats, dramatic choruses, loops, and synthesizers, and uses them to strange and somewhat psychedelic effect. Origivation Magazine called Revolution, I Love You “deconstructed pop music…Costello and The Boss and Phil Spector sucked through a rusty filter of industrialized, hipster dance music.”
Although RILY’s densely layered music might suggest a large group, the band is only two men, Rob Lindgren and Jason Reynolds. On stage, they face each other across two laptop and cable-strewn tables, both of them constantly shifting from vocals to guitar to keyboards to loopstations as the music rises out of electric fuzz and hypnotic loops.
Lindgren and Reynolds have been playing music together since they went to the same high school in a rural town in central Delaware. After spending their teenage years in conventional rock bands, they decided to take a shot at making music on their own, as a duo.
Revolution, I Love You released their first EP, Noise. Pop. Deathray., in 2008: Dan Macintosh, of AudioXposure and CMJ.com, said “This music may be relatively indescribable, but that doesn’t mean it’s not also mighty fine…Revolution, I Love You’s overall affect might just restore your faith in rock & roll.” After achieving some local success in Delaware, including a cover feature in Spark Magazine the week of their first show, they decided to relocate to Philadelphia in 2010 and began working on what would become We Choose to Go to the Moon.