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Adventures! With Might is playing with DJ E*Rock and Delicate Steve June 30th at Holocene!

Adventures! With Might is playing with DJ E*Rock and Delicate Steve June 30th at Holocene!

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Radiation City

—Hide From The Night

nice words about Rad City

companypants:

City Of Roses #001:

Radiation City: “Hide From The Night”

(Here we go again with another new CP feature. City Of Roses will hopefully be a weekly bit focusing on the many amazing artists from right here in Portland, Oregon.)

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After reading several articles about Radiation City over the past year, it’s kind of hard not to develop a crush on the band as a whole. Besides having one of the more inventive approaches to song arrangement that I’ve heard in a very long time, the band is well-known for being fiercely loyal to a fault regarding their live sound as well as the sounds they put to tape. It’s this kind of devotion to their craft that has apparently led to disagreements with several sound guys and bouts of infighting within the group itself. And this is where the crush comes in. I can’t help but pledge my heart to a group that fights kicking and screaming to be heard correctly not just by the the other members in the group, but by the world at large.

“Hide From The Night” starts out traveling down one path, only to plunge off of the road at seemingly random moments, never fully allowing anyone listening to approach any semblance of stasis whatsoever. It’s a trick that some artists attempt to pull off and the result does everything but skip ahead to the next track for you. Radiation City have perfected this device and allow it to feel charming. Each segment of music, though varied and individualistic, blends together in a beautiful combination. The last twenty-five seconds of this song never fail to send shivers up my spine.

[Cool Nightmare is available now from Tender Loving Empire]

awww yeah.

radiationcity:

We’ve got three more colors!!  Just go here to order!  Unless you don’t like super comfy, worn t-shirts.

We have a special little box of Cool Nightmare vinyl with regular packaging and clear vinyl inside.  Only 25 in existence.  Woot.

We have a special little box of Cool Nightmare vinyl with regular packaging and clear vinyl inside.  Only 25 in existence.  Woot.