From Thrill Jockey Records, Radian has a new release coming out as well as a tour. They write about the album:
“Chimeric” is not a polished album. Within our context it is raw, broken, even dark sometimes. Steady, multiple rhythms, layered on top of each other disappear into chaos and turn back into discreet structures in the next moment. References of rock music, executed with the precision of a sequencer; mutated, restructured. A lot on this album is about control and the loss of control. The risk of failure. This was probably always in our music, but kept in a very stable form, sometimes even hidden.
But “Chimeric” is much more free. Some of the longer pieces are composed of very different parts and different colours along a continuous timeline. They tend to evolve in a narrative form and are moving through various scenes and surroundings, which is also present in the spacial relationship between the instruments. One could see the album as one continuous story, where some elements are passed from one piece to the next and then serve as the base for a completely new scenario. The result was something unpredictable and unstable, even for us.
The tour dates include:
Sat May 28 Chicago, IL – The Hideout w/Cleared, David Daniell
Sun May 29 Bloomington, IN – Russian Recording
Tue May 31 Boston, MA – Great Scott
Wed Jun 1 Montreal, QC – Divan Orange
Fri Jun 3 Toronto, ON – The Music Gallery
Sat Jun 4 Detroit, MI – 1464 Gratiot
Tue Jun 7 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Wed Jun 8 Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool
Fri Jun 10 Washington, DC – The Velvet Lounge
- Radian: U.S. Tour (jambase.com)