"Radar Eyes have left their garagey beginnings behind them in favor of a chiming, dark romantic sound that, with the addition of a paisley shirt and a bolo tie, would fit right in with mid-’80s acts like The Mighty Lemon Drops, Wire Train, or The Lucy Show." -- Brooklyn Vegan
Chicago quartet Radar Eyes premiere the first track from their forthcoming masterwork Radiant Remains today via Brooklyn Vegan. The song, "Community" is available to hear and share HERE. (Direct Soundcloud)
The album's dark, fuzzy post-punk merged with chiming 12-string guitar pop hooks brings to mind everything from Echo & The Bunnymen, The Ponys, Joy Division, 80s Paisley Underground, The Cure, The Church and more. But it's the band's brilliant songcraft that elevates Radiant Remains to a would-be, should-be classic.
Radiant Remains is an excellent jump forward from the band's fuzzy garage beginnings, and what was originally to serve as Radar Eyes's swan song now becomes the signal of a striking rebirth with vocalist/guitarist Anthony Cozzi's recent relocation to Los Angeles in 2016.
Released via new Chicago label Under Road Records, Radiant Remains was engineered by Gregoire Yeche at Electrical Audio and mixed by Adam Stilson. It features an impressive cast of friends filling in on guest spots, including Outer Minds vocalist and organist Mary McKane, saxophonist Bob Johnson, and Touched by Ghoul frontwoman Angela Mullenhour -- who performs a brilliantly theatrical, over-the-top duet with Radar Eyes singer Anthony Cozzi on "A Daughter's Hymn," the album's centerpiece and highlight.
Radar Eyes is embarking on a Fall tour in support of Radiant Remains, and Cozzi says he expects to have even more new Radar Eyes music written by the end of the year. If this is a new era for the band-which also includes guitarist Russell Calderwood, drummer Nithin Kalvakota, and bassist Lucas Sikorski-this record is a phenomenal way to kick it off.
Radiant Remains will be available on LP, CD and download on September 2nd, 2016 via Under Road Records.
RADAR EYES LIVE:
09/01 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
09/05 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Pink Frost, Brian Case
Artist: Radar Eyes
Album: Radiant Remains
Label: Under Road Records
Release date: September 2nd, 2016
01) Dreaming of Giants
03) Between Two Worlds
04) Deser Shore
05) Hungry Ghost
06) A Daughter's Hymn
07) Midnight Drive
08) Calling Cassandra
09) Fall Into Place
10) Positive Feedback
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