February 17, 2017 | doors at 9:00pm
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The Bowery presents:
THE RADIO DEPT.
The Radio Dept.’s debut album “Lesser Matters”, was released in the spring of 2003 and by then keyboard player Daniel Tjäder had joined the band. The album became an underground success both in Sweden and internationally. The buzz that slowly grew to give the band worldwide recognition came with a little help from XL Recordings who released the album in large parts of the world some time later. In between albums and touring two EP:s were released, Pulling Our Weight in late 2003 and This Past Week in 2005.
The second album, “Pet grief”, was released in the spring of 2006 and showed a slightly more dreamy, less noisy, side of the band. The album reached #11 in the Swedish charts and continued to give The Radio Dept. new listeners all over the world. Sofia Coppola’s film Marie Antoinette (2006), which featured three songs, Keen on Boys, Pulling Our Weight and I Don’t Like It Like This also helped spreading the word. In late 2006 the band started recording what was to become the album Clinging To A Scheme. Well over a hundred songs were recorded. However recordings were delayed due to touring in Asia, relocation of band members, extensions of family members and what not. Still the politically satirical single Freddie And The Trojan Horse was released in May 2008 as a foretaste of the album. A year later the single David followed. Finally Clinging To A Scheme surfaced in spring 2010, on which the band has combined the most unequaled components from their previous output. Humbly and honestly, most reviewers were thrilled. First single Heaven’s On Fire is a passionate and yet passively aggressive attack on this unknown “you” in an almost cheerful song with a baggy hiphop-beat, obstinate guitars and a driving house-piano. Upcoming single Never Follow Suit has got Johan Duncanson’s hushed voice glued to a heavy bass, backbeat piano and shimmering flutes. A low-key but intense soliloquy on issues of belonging and not belonging. During the fall of 2010 and first half of 2011 they will be touring various parts of the world and start recording new songs. Who knows when any of them will be released, but as far as we know they are on to something. They are still clinging to a scheme.