Radar Brothers have premiered “If We Were Banished,” the first single from their forthcoming album Eight, on Pitchfork.
Along with the stream of “If We Were Banished,” Pitchfork’s Ian Cohen writes, “The first single from their eighth album (titled Eight, natch) shows that the slowcore aesthetic they’ve developed over the past decade and change can transcend the arctic origins of the genre (Codeine, Low) and embody the incapacitating effects of July heat.”
Eight may be Radar Brothers’ darkest, hardest rocking, most psychedelic, and yet most intensely personal album to date. From Putnam’s tribute to Joni Mitchell’s cover art (The Hissing of Summer Lawns) to the surreal, picturesque lyrics to the unidentifiable textures and sounds that pour from your speakers like liquid paintings—this may also be the band’s most visual album to date.
Pre-order Eight on LP now in the Merge store. LP will include CD in package. All pre-orders will be shipped to arrive on or before January 29 and receive a free Merge slipmat. Don’t forget to use the Merge Holiday Code, too!
Radar Brothers on tour:
Jan 31 San Francisco, CA Hemlock Tavern
Feb 1 Merced, CA Merced Arts Center
Feb 2 Los Angeles, CA the Echo