Recently, a slew of bands have gotten exposure for making music that can seem like little more than a genre exercise. And while there is something to be said for music that wears its influences proudly, it’s far better when a band manages to take old sounds to a new place. Case in point, Portland’s Radiation City , whose “The Color of Industry” sounds coated in the warm analog fuzz of an early Phil Spector production, and has a melody that tips a hat to ‘60s girl groups. The result is a song that feels familiar, yet avoids coming across as stale or redundant. This is pop that may be easy to place, but is impossible to ignore.
Radiation City—The Hands That Take You
"The Color of Industry"
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