Babies On Acid & Young Unknowns
Radar Brothers return with Eight, a very special new release only available on LP and digital beginning January 29. Featuring an expanded band of brothers including Stevie Triechel and Be Hussey from The Illustrated Garden as well as new members Dan Iead (formerly of The Broken West) on guitar/pedal steel, Brian Cleary on keyboards and Ethan Walter on piano and synthesizers. Between the two keyboards and Iead and Putnam's guitars, the band orchestrates a swirling fervor that glides over Triechel and Hussey's rhythmic aggressions.
The band called the record Eight (being their eighth), and it may well be Radar Brothers' darkest, hardest rocking, most psychedelic, and yet most intensely personal album to date. From Putnam's tribute to Joni Mitchell's cover art (The Hissing of Summer Lawns) to the surreal, picturesque lyrics to the unidentifiable textures and sounds that pour from your speakers like liquid paintings?this may also be the bands most visual album to date.
So forget everything that you know or have ever thought about Radar Brothers. From the very start, Eight explodes with newness and bold, otherworldly jaunts. While paying tribute to their past on several songs, the band retains its swagger in this new territory throughout the rest.
Babies On Acid
Babies On Acid is a group that plays experimental thriftstore folk. Our music is focused on songwriting and melody with dynamic arrangements and trans-genre instrumentation. We spotlight strong melodies with a hard bent on experimentation that can become a mishmash of multiple styles and genres especially when recorded. We are as of now all from the South Bay of Los Angeles and have currently 5 members: Jeronimo (Joel Jerome) Morales acoustic/electric guitar and vocals, Umberto (Kevin) Morales bass, Gabriel Garnica 2nd guitar, Lawrence Alexander percussion and sax, and Jason Hanakeawe drums.
Brooklyn four-piece Young Unknowns weave driving 90's flecked indie rock with luscious production, crowned with guitarist/vocalist Meredith Meyer's sensual yet wary musings on the complications of love and the human condition.
The band's forthcoming debut EP You Are A Young Unknown, produced by indie rock veteran Bill Racine (Rogue Wave, Mates of State), is due out in October, 2012 and has already been making waves on the radar.
"If you've ever dreamt of having your heart broken in New York, this music might push you a little closer."