I’d never heard Portland band Radiation City til I received this track and video in my inbox. I gotta say, the sound is definitely as dreamy as described – maybe even a little old school romantic due to Lizzy Ellison’s voice captivating me in a way that I wasn’t expecting going in.
The intro of the track floats gently, finger snaps and wistfulness til those couple thunderous percussion beats kick up and Ellison’s voice soars into the chorus. I’m actually upset I didn’t find this a little sooner. “Find It Of Use” just finds this happy medium between easygoing pop and the crescendo of those dramatic choral interludes that makes it infinitely repeatable.
As for the “Find It Of Use” video I think visually it’s outstanding – it’s nothing extraordinary or groundbreaking, it’s just plain good. That’s all it takes, to be honest. Though I do feel sorry for that poor Office Space’d piano.
The Cool Nightmare EP is gonna drop on April 15th. You can preorder it here along with some other goodies. You can download the track via the Soundcloud link but it is in .WAV format, so you’d need a converter. Better bet is to just fork over your cash to a band that’s very deserving.
And here is the aforementioned video:[vimeo=http://vimeo.com/35339909 w=580&h=340]