Radiation City will release their highly anticipated sophomore studio album Animals In The Median, May 21, 2013 via Tender Loving Empire. Effortlessly blending vintage soul with modern electronic sounds, the full album is streaming exclusively with WNYC all week.
It was only natural that the Portland quintet would team up with TxE’s G_Force, who they met on a Portland basketball court, to remix the entire album. Aptly titled A Different Animal, the genre-bending collaboration will be released on June 18 and features Radiation City hooks combined with others. The final effort distorts the original samples until they’re almost unrecognizable set to a backdrop of pounding 808s. The collaborating emcees come from all corners of the US hip hop scene. Notables include everyone from Academy Award-winning Juicy J & underground hip hop heavy weights Strong Arm Steady to Chicago’s trumpeteering R&B dark horse Sam Trump & Oregonian duo Sandpeople’s Sapient.
The band has revealed the first A Different Animal single entitled “Zombies” (G_Force Remix f. TxE), that first premiered with Jay-Z’s Life+Times.
Taking audiences on a journey through time, Radiation City kicks off a national tour this month. The band has shared stages with Pickwick, Caveman, YACHT, The Walkmen, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and more.
Radiation City National Tour Dates
5/21: Portland, OR @ Music Millennium
5/24: Davis, CA @ Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
5/25: North Leggett, CA @ Hickey Fest
5/28: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop*
5/29: Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
5/30: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar*
6/01: Tempe, AZ @ Sail Inn
6/03: Dallas, TX @ Bryan Street Tavern
6/04: Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
6/05: New Orleans, LA @ The Circle Bar
6/06: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
6/07: Athens, GA @ The Georgia Theater [Rooftop]
6/08: Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
6/10: Washington, DC @ Black Cat
6/11: Philadelphia, PA @ Kungfu Necktie
6/12: New York, NY @ The Mercury Lounge
6/13: Brooklyn, NY @ The Paper Box
6/15: Chicago, IL @ Taste Of Randolph Street
6/16: Cincinnati, OH @ Motr Pub
6/17: Nashville, TN @ Cause a Scene House Show
6/18: Indianapolis, IN @ Do 317 Lounge
6/19: Milwaukee, WI @ Mad Planet
6/20: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
6/23: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
6/25: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
6/26: Boise, ID @ Neurolux
6/28: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *RELEASE SHOW!* !
7/23: Hood River, OR @ The Ruins at Springhouse Cellar
7/27: Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party