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The Radio Dept: Heaven’s On Fire [mp3]

Radio Dept Band

Beginning with a sample (bonus points if you can pinpoint that voice) and leading into The Radio Dept.‘s now signature eletro-pop meets fuzzed out, jangle-worthy synth lines, “Heaven’s On Fire” promises great things for the band’s forthcoming record Clinging To A Scheme. It carries on precisely where the band headed post the release of their second LP, Pet Grief; songs like singles “Freddie And The Trojan Horse” and “David”.

Like these songs, “Heaven’s On Fire” drops in hints of post-punk (of the more minimal assortment) and capitalizes on the aptitude for blending seemingly countless genres for a sound quite unique and always burning with genius. The song is the latest single to be released by Labrador Records; it comes out March 24 and features a Sade cover (“All About Our Love”). On April 21, a mere month after the single drops, Labrador will release Clinging To A Scheme.

2 thoughts on “The Radio Dept: Heaven’s On Fire [mp3]

  1. Love this track! Here’s the full quote and attribution:

    “Some people see rock & roll as youth culture, and when youth culture becomes monopolized by big business, what are the youth to do? I think we should destroy the bogus capitalist process that is destroying youth culture by mass marketing, and commercial paranoia behavior control. And the first step is to destroy the record companies.” -Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth)

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