9 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Instead of dissolving the band when their relationship ended, Cameron Spies and Lizzy Ellison used that tension to kick their songwriting into high gear. John Vanderslice’s sleek-but-never-plastic production highlights a seamless fusion of styles from across several decades of pop. Doo-wop harmonies, glam riffs, New Wave synths, and Stereolab-like swoon meld to create playful art pop that feels indebted to rock history without being buried by it. Similarly, songs like the sexy, spacious “Juicy” and the warm, polyrhythmic “Milky White” find Radiation City lyrically looking toward joy—and the future.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Instead of dissolving the band when their relationship ended, Cameron Spies and Lizzy Ellison used that tension to kick their songwriting into high gear. John Vanderslice’s sleek-but-never-plastic production highlights a seamless fusion of styles from across several decades of pop. Doo-wop harmonies, glam riffs, New Wave synths, and Stereolab-like swoon meld to create playful art pop that feels indebted to rock history without being buried by it. Similarly, songs like the sexy, spacious “Juicy” and the warm, polyrhythmic “Milky White” find Radiation City lyrically looking toward joy—and the future.

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