Radar Eyes Make Jangle Pop for Boogie-Boarding Goths
Props to Radar Eyes: They just might be America’s very first gothic surf-pop band. The quartet may have spent the past nine years orbiting Chicago’s punk circuit, but their output so far (one LP, one cassette, and an array of 7”s and EPs) belies a what-me-worry attitude heretofore unseen in the Windy City scene. Don’t call Radar Eyes slackers, though — this month, they’re going all-in with the release of Radiant Remains, a full-fledged, ever-so-beachy tour de force that splices post-punk and grunge into a radiant jangle-pop mainframe. Picture the Chills boogie-boarding at Lake Michigan — but in musical form.
Radiant Remains is out now via Under Road Records.