I wouldn’t be surprised if Portland group Radiation City are going be the next big thing. With their debut album, The Hands That Take You, I have a feeling they’re about to impress a lot of people. Don’t miss out on this hidden gem of indie art rock!
This band is self-described as a “soothing siren-lullaby,” and yes, that pretty much sums it up. With a strong female vocalist and complimenting male backgrounds, the combination will surely soothe your nerves. There’s a heavy focus on woozy synths, punchy piano, meshed up drums, and distorted guitar. That combination makes for an interesting sub-genre of sorts. This album has most definitely been one of my top five favorite albums of 2011.
Bands members Cameron Spies & Lizzie Ellison described the album in their own words:
“Cooked up yet another darling sound to tear you away from your TV dinner. The calmed echoes of amplifier tubes and secret gramophones, the soothing, sonic smile of a warbling Wurlitzer, and precisely sparse heart-throbbing drums bounce from the analogue souls of our newest musical Ozzy & Harriet.”- oregonmusicnews.com
Do yourself a solid and get this album!