Sara Radle’s music career is varied and diverse like the cities that cultivated her sound. From her punk-pop upbringing with San Antonio-based trio Lucy Loves Schroeder, to meeting up with ex-Weezer bassist Matt Sharp in power-pop group The Rentals, Radle’s eclectic career has contributed significantly to her success, having spawned five solo records, including the recently released Same Sun Shines, and album that oozes with pop appeal and lyrical beauty.
Since Radle’s debut in 1996, the musician has since made a name for herself as a solo artist, and her latest record, Same Sun Shines is a testament to that. In between confessional narratives dealing with themes of love, loss and death, there’s luscious, intricate arrangements that dabble in wavy, surf-rock guitars (“Last”), gritty, garage pop jubilance (“The Pin”) and even twangy, upbeat country (Radle, along with legendary indie artist Mary Lou Lord, do a rendition of the Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings classic, “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys”). The album is also significant in that shows Radle’s impressive musicianship: the songstress plays every instrument on the record. “I guess I really created my ultimate control-freak fantasy with the way I made this record,” says Radle.
Radle will be heading out on tour in March to support the album, starting off in Los Angeles, and ending in Milwaukee. Listen to “Last” from Same Sun Shines below and download here.
Sara Radle Spring Tour Dates
Mar. 6 Lot 1 Cafe Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 9 Java Lounge Sacaramento, CA
Mar. 10 The Blue Lagoon Santa Cruz, CA
Mar. 22 La Grange Dallas, TX
Mar. 23 Skinny’s Ballroom Austin, TX
Mar. 24 Boneshakers San Antonio, TX
Mar. 29 P.A.’s Lounge Boston, MA
Mar. 30 The Living Room New York, NY
Apr. 1 DC9 Washington, DC
Apr. 7 Art Bar Milwaukee, WI