Album Review: Radiation City
  • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 01, 2011

  • Posted by: Joe Puglisi

Radiation City is all about dynamics. The Hands That Take You has a lot to do with space; the distance between chordal explosions and quiet passages, the former distance between the original duo Lizzie Ellison and Cameron Spies, and the distance between a series of tight hits and crescendos. The album is meticulously sewn together with a warm, aged aesthetic, and retrofitted with contemporary progressions and harmonies. It's the kind of quiet record you crank up to 11, to fully appreciate even the most subtle of sonic nuances, the tight riffs and impeccable precision mixed with fuzzy vocals, a time capsule of ennui with an unclear origin.

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