Radiation City – “Milky White” (Stereogum Premiere)

Collin Robinson | January 18, 2016 - 11:01 am

Oregon indie rockers Radiation City lean towards glam on their new single “Milky White,” but there’s so much more going on. The second single from their upcoming full-length Synesthetica winds in and out of several beats and grooves, and each of them is spectacular in their respective moments. The track opens with a glitchy beep beat and some heavy hitting drums and then a wonderful controlled cacophony ensues. Then synths and organs and electric guitars and beep sequences, oh my! The breathy harmonies delivered in call-and-response rhythms beg for singing along, and good luck getting the hook out of your head. The instrumental breakdown at the 2:23 three mark also kicks things up a notch, making it hard to stay still. For a tune with so much going on, this is incredibly smooth and slick. Check it out below.

Synesthetica is out 2/12 on Polyvinyl. Pre-order is availabe here and here.

Tour Dates:

02/16 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop *
02/17 LA, CA @ Echo *
02/19 San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
02/20 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *
02/21 El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow [LATE SHOW]*
02/23 San Antonio, TX @ Limelight *
02/24 Dallas, TX @ Three Links *
02/25 Austin, TX @ Sidewinder *
02/27 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
02/29 Washington, DC @ DC9 *
03/1 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle *
03/3 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade *
03/4 Boston, MA @ Great Scott *
03/5 Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo *
03/6 Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel *
03/8 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland *
03/9 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean *
03/11 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry *
03/12 Fargo, ND @ Aquarium *
03/14 Missoula, MT @ Stage 112 *
03/15 Spokane, WA @ Bartlett *
03/16 Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
03/17 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore *
03/19 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios [EARLY AA]
03/19 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios [LATE 21+]
04/20 Hamburg (DE) @ Aalhaus
04/21 Berlin (DE) @ Kantine am Berghain
04/22 Leipzig (DE) @ Baustelle
04/23 Schorndorf (DE) @ Manufaktur
04/25 Munich (DE) @ Café Muffathalle
04/27 Duedingen (CH) @ Bad Bonn
04/28 Heidelberg (DE) @ Karlstorbahnhof
04/29 Namur (BE) @ Belvedere
04/30 Brighton (UK) @ Green Door Store
05/02 Glasgow (UK) @ The Hug & Pint
05/04 London (UK) @ The Victoria
05/05 Paris (FR) @ Espace B
05/06 Duisburg (DE) @ Grammatikoff
05/07 Groningen (NL) @ Vera

* = w/ Deep Sea Diver