Radiation City – “Milky White” (Stereogum Premiere)

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