Tag Archives: Radiation City

Live Video: Radiation City

Portland band Radiation City have come a long way since their cassette-exclusive underground releases, tapes that quickly earned praise for their vintage stylings, pleasant dream-pop explosions over 60’s harmonies and sways, synth parts that sound like what people thought 1984 would sound like before 1984. Some of these elements have remained, and even on their recently releasedRead more…

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Song of the Day: Radiation City – Juicy

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Juicy” by Radiation CityRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho 3/23-3/27

Now in its fifth year, the Treefort Music Fest brings its biggest line-up yet to Boise, Idaho. Over the next five days, over 400 bands will take the stage across multiple venues in downtown Boise, including Built to Spill, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Youth Lagoon, Thundercat, Thee Oh Sees, Chelsea Wolfe, Aesop Rock w/Read more…

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In Stores Now 2/15

KEXP premiered an album stream of the latest from Portland band Radiation City last week, and it’s now in stores. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes their latest, “features a more synth-driven sound for their eclectic dream-pop, combining bright synths and glittering guitars with funk-inflected rhythms, ethereal vocals and sparkling pop hooks.” Longtime KEXP favesRead more…

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Album Preview: Radiation City – Synesthetica

Things haven’t always been sunny for Radiation City. The Portland band may not have been able to illuminate our days with another album had founding couple Cameron Spies and Lizzy Ellison not set aside their differences to reignite their songwriting process. Their third LP, Synesthetica (out this Friday on Polyvinyl Records), is a fresh takeRead more…

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Music That Matters: Eyes on You

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 497 – Eyes on You Midday Show host Cheryl WatersRead more…

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Monday Music News

Local duo ODESZA share a clip today for “It’s Only” [ft. Zyra], a track from their 2014 release In Return. Writer and director Dan Brown explains his inspiration, noting the track “speaks to something elemental, fire, water, love, but from a viewpoint that seems removed. Things happen, good or bad. So it goes. This inspiredRead more…

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Treefort Music Fest announces first round of artists

In Boise, there’s a club you want to belong to. They meet in the thawing Spring days of March, huddled in nightclubs, living rooms, pop-up venues, outdoor stages, and anywhere downtown where there are great bands to be heard. It’s a club that loves music and the all of the arts, celebrates the Pacific NorthwestRead more…

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KEXP Presents: Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series

It’s often been said that Seattle has the best summers. Not only is that true for the perfectly-mild temperatures, but it’s also true for our awesome FREE outdoor concerts! Along with KEXP’s own Concerts at the Mural series, you can also spend the summer at the 37th Annual Out to Lunch Concert Series! This year’sRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, December 1st • KEXP’s Wo’Pop Presents World AIDS Day w/ Chimurenga Renaissance and Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited at the EMP Museum // All Ages (more info) • KEXP Presents Thee Oh Sees, Jack Name at The Crocodile [SOLD OUT] // All Ages (more info)

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