Revolution, I Love You: their name alone is almost as unique as the music they create. The roots of this electronic rock outfit run deep. Founding members Rob Lindgren and J Reynolds met during high school in Delaware where they played in a variety of bands before they formed Revolution, I Love You. The duo released their debut EP Noise. Pop. Deathray. in 2008 before moving to Philadelphia for a much-needed change of scenery and more opportunity.
After releasing their first LP We Choose to Go to the Moon in 2011, R,ILY began to build more momentum, garnering critical acclaim for their experimental yet danceable sound. Noisetrade called the album “exactly what’s been missing in your life”, praising its “perfect mix of real-world instruments and digital flourishes”. The song “Graceful Steps” is now included in the British Library Sound Archive.
Continuing this progress, Revolution, I Love You dropped their most heralded project yet, the Atlantic Ocean EP, in 2014. Philly’s WXPN praised the band’s “signature flavor” in a glowing review, noting how the “crunchy synth work and loud guitar riffs are central to Revolution, I Love You‘s modern twist on classic rock ‘n roll.” The EP’s title track was even a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. Not long after this release, the band began to blend their electronic drum programming with live drums via Jeff Ormsby.
R,ILY’s live show has only elevated over time, as the band’s chemistry creates an electric energy that cannot be denied. They’ve played Toronto festival North By Northeast and toured the East Coast with German band Pandora’s Bliss, adding to their concert resume. They’ve remained relatively quiet regarding releases since 2014, only dropping the subtly spacey single “Learn to Sleep” in 2018. But now, after all that time spent toiling away in the studio, Revolution, I Love You’s new album Black Feathers is finally complete and ready to be unleashed onto listeners. This will be the band’s first project with Ormsby on drums, which is sure to put a brand new twist on a discography that is already full of sonic innovation and artistic risks.