Radar Bros. know that long and slow is the way to go, and they've been doing it that way for eight fruitful albums of morphine-paced epics. Their new single, "If We Were Banished," feels like a patient, fuzzy hallucination with piles of bombastic razor guitars and Jim Putnam's vocals providing a soft, trusty guide. Their new album, the appropriately-titled Eight, is out January 29 on Merge.
Matt and Bubba Kadane have been cutting records together since the early 90s, then as slowcore trailblazers Bedhead and now as The New Year. While sleepy, ultra-melodic guitar and piano tangle were a constant, so too was the way the two brothers wrote the lion's share of their band's output: long-distance. Creative processes aside, it's remarkable stuff anyway and if you've got an hour or nine, their back-catalog is one worth raiding today. But wait just one moment, fancypants! Wait for the treats!
As The New Year ready themselves for the release of their first long-player in four years (out 9/9 on Touch and Go), RCRD LBL has the honor of introducing to you an exclusive cut —the beautiful "The Company I Can Get." What's more, we talked briefly (and separately) to Brothers Kadane a bit as well, covering everything from their songwriting process to KNUCKLE SANDWICHES. Check the interview after the jump! More.
Sounds Like: Bedhead, Low, Galaxie 500