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Radar Eyes, Pink Frost, Brian Case Recommended Free Soundboard Image

When: Mon., Sept. 5, 9 p.m. 2016

The second album by Radar Eyes, Radiant Remains (Under Road), was supposed to represent the Chicago garage group’s good-bye—they played a final show at the Hideout last summer and everything. But since front man Anthony Cozzi relocated to LA, the process of bringing Radiant Remains to the world has resulted in a Radar Eyes revival. That’s even though the new album sounds like it could’ve been made by a different band. The group’s all-consuming, fuzzy psychedelic je ne sais quoi of yore doesn’t quite register on these chilly songs—it’s as if Cozzi and company approach the loving distortion like it’s ice on a car windshield, in need of being chipped away at with a scraper. Fortunately some reverb remains, and the band’s pop musculature is even more robust. The new version of “Community,” which Radar Eyes originally released as the A side of a 2014 single, emits beams of flange guitars that pulse with vigor.

Leor Galil

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