7 posts tagged Tender Loving Empire
Radiation City Find It Of Use Video
While You Were Out…
Since the past few weeks have been consumed with travel, shit internet connections and well, a lack of time, it feels like all my social networks are one giant memo pad that reads “While You Were Out.” You see, I didn’t forget about all this good stuff, I just haven’t had a chance to sit down and write a post about it. So now I’m playing catch up with all the great videos I missed. The plan is to post them this week until they have all been shared with the world. Good shit y’all need to see and hear.
They say the writing process for many artists is a form of catharsis. They pour every ounce of themselves into a record, and once it’s written there is a tremendous weight lifted. In the case of my Portland budz Radiation City, they had one more thing to do for their catharsis to be complete. Of course I’m talking about this fantastic video of band members smashing a piano to pieces, to the tune of their latest single, “Find It of Use.”
This song is big and dramatic, with an ending that has an epic feel to it, like a gigantic wave crashing on a beach. I can’t help but feel like Rad City’s latest jam would be fantastic music to do a sexy, slowed down salsa dance to. As with their earlier tunes, the band infuses a vintage, “simpler time” feel with a slight Latin/Copacabana/old Hollywood vibe that is really wonderful.
Radiation City’s 7 song EP Cool Nightmare drops March 6th on Tender Loving Empire.
Babies (PoPoPePe Remix)
by Radiation City
Radiation City Babies (PoPoPePe Remix)
Budz Radiation City are back on tour, and have released a dope lil’ remix to celebrate. In case you live in a cave without a solid wi-fi signal, Rad City is known for blending vintage Latin inspired sounds with 50s dream pop nostalgia. So a remix of their tunes is not a simple feat.
Newcomer on the the the scene, PoPoPePe’s remix of “Babies” keeps just enough of the original elements in tact while creating an entirely fresh tune. I love how he chopped up the vocals, and made the guitar strings twinkle, while wrapping the entire track in a soft glow. I can’t say I’ve ever heard anything quite like it. Really beautiful.
Listen to the remix above and the original track below.
December Tour Dates:
4th 9pm Sam Bond’s Garage Eugene, OR
5th 9pm Luigi’s Fungarden Sacramento, CA
6th 9pm Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, CA
7th 9pm Tin Can Alehouse San Diego, CA
8th 9pm The Satellite Los Angeles
9th 9pm Cafe Coda Chico, CA
10th 9pm Doug Fir Portland, OR
DOWNLOAD “Babies (PoPoPePe Remix)” HERE.
In Case You Missed It Over The Weekend…
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Got to hang out at the shoot for Krusht’s new video. Peep the pic I snapped above.
I think I’m into girls now, or maybe just Lana del Rey. Peep her sexy video for “Video Games”
This Knight One jam “Hearts Of Oak” is so hot it burns.
Listen to Ricky Eat Acid’s radical new indie rock project Teen Suicide
Just supported this dope Kickstarter for Christian Filardo’s project Good Amount’s “In A Quiet Way” physical release, you should too.
New fave Surf Club released their second track BB, take a listen.
Watch the beautiful unofficial video for Gold Panda’s “You”
Typhoon makes their TV debut on Letterman the day before they play Lallapalooza
Had a Sunday Funday so the Jef Barabara/Danniel Radall remix “Cocaine Love” was a natural choice. It’s LA afterall…
Watch Reptar’s in-studio session for Off The Avenue. Just watch everything on that site. It’s great.
Lovely new Air France track “It Feels Good To Be Around You”
Typhoon The Honest Truth Live on David Letterman 7/4/11
There is such a soft spot in my little black hear for this band from Portland, OR. Typhoon sings such heartfelt and passionate indie rock tunes. These guys are such wonderful performers, clearly this is not their first appearance on my blog. I love this.
Thanks to Radiation City for the link. ;)
In Case You Missed It Over The Weekend…
A friend and I drove to San Francisco over the weekend to visit my old stomping grounds. Of course our road trip wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Harris Ranch (to go pee and buy snacks).
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The Unfound schools Gluttony Is The New Black with some tasty new tunes from Glowbug
Pregaming the Rapture with Ground Is Lava
Pajama People’s track Handmedown will leave you feeling used and abused…and kind of turned on
Watch Will Ferrell tell Zach Galifinakis about managing dance teams, his love of lunch, fresh cherries and then they make out
Your new favorite 8tracks mix: Young Moons, Ghosts + Glittery, Sparkly Things
Sexy new video for Manchester’s Airship
Brian Brissart’s new project Bigcolour got the weekend started with their pop-tastic jam Playing Puzzles
Living in a van down by the river…. by Radiation City
To celebrate my very talented friends, Radiation City signing to Portland label Tender Loving Empire, I decided I would share the other half of Rad City’s story with you, Apes Tapes Records, as well as their current Kickstarter project to support their upcoming tour.
The artist run cassette tape label Apes Tapes, released Rad City’s upcoming record The Hands That Take You on cassette this past February, and for months have been secretly curating some of the finest unknown tunes festering in Portland’s musical underbelly. Just recently, their tape fell into the laps of record label Tender Loving Empire, which they haven’t stopped rewinding and replaying since.
In August of this year, Radiation City will be embarking on a national tour in support of their debut album, The Hands That Take You. They created a Kickstarter to help fund their travels. Rewards for supporting their project include professional landscape design, dinner parties done by a pro, original songs, plus lots of other goodies. Help make this goal happen!
Video courtesy of IntoTheWoods
The Color Of Industry
by Radiation City
album The Hands That Take You
Radiation City The Color Of Industry
Like a first love, Radiation City comes out of nowhere, and goes straight to your core. Giddy shakes and chills come over you as you listen to the opening track “Babies”. You can actually feel the love as Lizzy Ellison’s melodic voice carries you off into a dream you hope to never wake from. Much like a first love, that is now a vintage moment in your closet of memories, opening up the door brings those feelings rushing back like it was just yesterday. Rad City has masterfully achieved a classic feel to their sound, while bringing their own modern twist on what beautiful music should be, all the while never entirely letting you go, long after their record has stopped spinning…
But this record is about much more than making beautiful tunes, it’s about building a community of musicians through their artist run cassette label Apes Tapes comprised of people passionate about their craft, coming together, to create incredible works of art.
One of the most heartfelt and ingeniously devised records you will hear this year, The Hands That Take You drops this fall via Tender Loving Empire.
Here’s to the beginning! Congrats guys!
Photo by Mike Harper