Fresh from the burgeoning Portland label, Apes Tapes, Cameron Spies and Lizzy Ellison have cooked up yet another darling sound to tear you away from your TV dinner. The calmed echoes of amplifier tubes and secret gramophones, the soothing, sonic smile of a warbling Wurlitzer, and precisely sparse heart-throbbing drums bounce from the analogue souls of our newest musical Ozzy & Harriet. Listen for the miniature time-warp symphonies of Radiation City blooming most warmly in the song “Babies” from the Apes Tapes compilation, Mixed Ape Volume 2. Nostalgic sincerity bound by subtly piercing lyrics floats alongside Lizzy’s soothing siren-lullaby, only to be swept away by the blazing caress of Cameron’s telecaster chorus and Randy Bemrose’s incisively complementing beats. Born from the memory-dreams of yesterparents’ vinyl, there’s something aged that warbles about from Radiation City that will take you away on nostalgia wiser than your years while thoughtfully reminiscing in something you’ve yet to hear

Radiation City shares video for so long

Radiation City Reveals “So Long”

From their use of modern electronic sounds and the restraint of classic bossa records, to the urgency and harmony of northern soul, Radiation City has codified seemingly disparate ideas into a sound and ethos that is at once refreshing and classic

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