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Hailing from New York City, New York, USA, Radio 4 was originally formed in spring 1999 by Greg Collins (drums), Anthony Roman (bass/vocals) and Tommy Williams Jnr. (guitar/vocals). The trio adopted their unusual name not from the UK radio station, but after a song by post-punk revolutionaries PiL. Looking to PiLs contemporaries such as Gang Of Four and Mission Of Burma for inspiration, Radio 4 signed a recording contract with the independent Gern Blandsten label and issued a self-titled 7-inch single (most notable for lead track Beat Around The Bush). Shortly after the dawn of the new millennium, the band hooked up with renowned Boston-based producer Tim OHeir (whose past credits have included working with Sebadoh, Morphine, and Juliana Hatfield), and began working on their debut album, issued as The New Song And Dance. Despite being rather overtly influenced by their post-punk heroes, the album attracted a number of positive notices for...