The Price Is Rice releases new single ‘Different Back Then’

The rock trio known as The Price Is Rice has released their newest rock single, “Different Back Then.” Their new song has been released on the Acoustic Revolution Records music label. “Different Back Then” is the most significant and anxiously awaited music from The Price Is rice since their patriotic 2012 single, “With Eagles Might.” This new song is packed with the same groove, class, and fun that the public has come to expect from the ‘Rice crew, but with an added emphasis on the current state of music that brings glad memories of the way rock ‘n’ roll used to be into focus.

Singer-songwriter Daimon Price writes of these themes, “’Different Back Then’ is my homage to growing up in the 80’s when music was about great song writing and simply feeling good.”

For music fans who may be uninitiated in the era, music in the 1980s was often characterized by upbeat, danceable songs with well written lyrics about youthful, carefree topics. With synthetic instrumentation still in its rudimentary stages, players needed stunning expertise to garner a large following. Guitarists like Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Eddie Van Halen raised the bar to nearly impossible heights, while drummers like Neil Peart and Phil Collins kept time like atomic clocks. Though exceptions to these rules certainly existed during the neon decade, poorly written, poorly performed songs very rarely appeared on the radio. Regardless of one’s personal taste, there was something undeniably catchy and fantastic about nearly every song on nearly every station.

“I wanted to capture the excitement of those long drives where you you couldn’t wait to hear what was next on the FM station!” Price writes excitedly. “Being a huge fan of iconic musicians like The Cure, John Mellencamp, and Tears for Fears, I wanted to write a musical ‘thank you’ to them and to all the artists who gave us their heart and soul in a decade that gave me memories I will always cherish.”

Speaking from the year 2013, while college students are doing their best to look like actors in John Hughes films and high school kids are forming synth-pop bands to sound as close to Erasure as possible, Daimon Price’s opinion in “Different Back Then” is clearly a popular one.

“Let’s face it,” he writes candidly, “the music scene today is just garbage, man… It was really different back then!”

“Different Back Then” by The Price Is Rice is an excellent introduction to one of today’s most excellent and fun rock groups. It is available online worldwide early summer, 2013.

-Sean McCauley

Sr. Staff Writer


The single “Different Back Then” is distributed globally by MondoTunes ( and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

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