The Year We Didn't Have is The Goodbye Radio's debut album. The band released the album in Summer 2010 and made it available for free on their website: www.thegoodbyeradio.com. The album has received extremely positive reviews. "That's the Point" and "We Love You, Glasgow" were the two singles….the latter was honored by the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
“A wonderful record.” David Greenwald, Rawkblog
"Widely acclaimed by critics but largely unknown to the masses, the Goodbye Radio create some gorgeous pop melodies. Musically, they remind us what would happen if the La’s, Simon and Garfunkel and Belle and Sebastian were to join hands and create a slice of sunshine pop." Michael Verity, MP3.com
"The Goodbye Radio is a new ensemble project from Mike Harrison and Jeff Walsh, founding members of acclaimed indie outfit Endgames— named one of the Top 50 Unsigned Bands in the U.S. by CMJ, thanks to albums “Keep On Running” in 2001 and “Daybreak To Sunset” in 2003. Seven years later, joining Harrison on vocals and Walsh on guitars and keyboards on new album “The Year We Didn’t Have”, are former bandmates Lee Greenman on bass and Andy Fligel on drums. Emphasis track “That’s the Point” is a sterling showcase for the Radio, with its Paul Simon meets The Eagles frolicking melody line and optimistic lyrical intent. “From Here To Here To Here” offers an appreciable dreamlike quality, with ethereal instrumentation and the upper-register youthful vocals of Harrison; while “We Love You, Glasgow,” is designed as a tribute to Goodbye Radio’s inspirations, Belle & Sebastian and Teenage Fanclub, with a beat-happy arrangement and Brit-pop vibe. “When We Were Young” is another highlight, wistful and reflective (“Before the angry words and open doors had yet begun/I remember you when we were young”). The Goodbye Radio has plenty to shout about loud and proud: Triple-A radio seems a natural home for the group’s versatility and dynamic potion of crisp melodies, memorable choruses and novel arrangements. This “Year” has all promise of a bold new beginning."
"5 out of 5 stars" - Muzikreviews.com
"That's the Point" featured on Knox Road, Tympanogram
Greatest Unsigned Band in the World Nominee - Suckfree Radio
Mike Harrison - Vocals
Jeff Walsh - Guitar, Keyboard
Andy Fligel - Drums, percussion
All lyrics and music by: Mike Harrison and Jeff Walsh
Produced by: Jeff Walsh
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