Swedish duo, The Radio Dept. have released their new single “The Absence of Birds.” The track is accompanied by the band’s original version, as well as a cover by Civilistjävel!.
The Rdio Dept on “The Absence of Birds:”
“”The Absence of Birds” is a song about missing someone. And about forcing the hand of chance to make new and unexpected things happen. There’s more to come this year, ten or more songs will be released in some way or another during 2020. Release formats to be decided from what we feel suits the songs.”
The Radio Dept. was formed in Malmö, Sweden in 2001 by Johan Duncanson and Martin Carlberg. Out of a great review in the music magazine Sonic (2002) they gained interest from the label Labrador. After a few EPs, the band’s debut album Lesser Matters was released in January 2003 to much critical acclaim. When re-released by XL Recordings the band started to reach audiences internationally. (“Pulling Our Weight,” “I Don’t Like It Like This” and “Keen on Boys”) were included on the soundtrack for Sofia Coppola’s feature film Marie Antoinette.
Along with the news, The Radio Dept.’s second album, Pet Grief (2006), is now being re-pressed on vinyl. There will be one edition on Blue Transparent Vinyl, (limited to 500 copies), sold only through the official Just So! merch shop HERE.
Full list of dates below. Tickets on sale this Friday at 10am local time HERE.
The Radio Dept.
04/26/20 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
04/27/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
04/28/20 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
04/29/20 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
04/30/20 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
05/01/20 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
05/02/20 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
05/03/20 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
05/06/20 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
05/07/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue
05/08/20 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
05/10/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
05/11/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
Hater support on all dates