December 16th, 2016: Radar Eyes premiere video from acclaimed new album Radiant Remains
Chicago’s beloved jangly post-punk band announces L.A. show in January
RIYL: The Ponys, The Church, Paisley Underground, The Scientists…
“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
“Radar Eyes combine the fanged severity of death rock with a newfound sense of tunefulness and dynamics. The album’s overriding mood may be despair, but rarely has a band sounded so energized reveling in it.” Album of The Day — Bandcamp Daily
Radar Eyes debut a new Los Angeles based lineup playing a benefit for the Los Angeles LGBTQ Center presented by Defend LA at Resident on January 25th, 2017. Tickets and info HERE.
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.
Radiant Remains is available on LP, CD and download as of September 2nd, 2016 via Under Road Records.
RADAR EYES LIVE:
01/25/17 Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
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