PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE "SINGLES 2002-2010"
Double CD/Double Vinyl-LAB135
Eagerly awaited compilation of all the out of print singles! Double album with 28 songs that collect all The Radio Department's single A-sides on disc one and a large part of the B-sides on disc two.
1. Why won't you talk about it?
2. Where damage isn't already done
3. Annie laurie
5. Pulling our weight
6. This past week
7. The worst taste in music
8. We made the team
9. Bachelor kisses
10. Freddie and the trojan horse
12. Heaven's on fire
13. Never follow suit
14. The new improved hypocrisy
2. We would fall against the tide
3. You and me then?
4. Peace of mind
7. What you sell
8. Mad about the boy
9. Closing scene
10. Messy enough
11. The idle urban contemporaries
12. All about our love
13. On your side
14. The one
NEVER FOLLOW SUIT
The Radio Department goes dub. The Ep "Never Follow Suit" has, at least at a first glance, more in common with King Tubby and Augustus Pablo than Pet Shop Boys and My Bloody Valentine. Foggy pop melodies find their way through multi-layered soundscapes of panoramic delays, hypnotic bass lines, echo-ing analogue synthesizers and skanky guitar loops.
Limited edition 1000 copies.
1. The one
2. Never follow suit
3. Stay off route
4. On your side
5. Never swallow fruit dub by Pistol Disco
CLINGING TO A SCHEME
The long wait is finally over! The Radio Department’s ”Clining to a scheme” is without doubt this year’s most eagerly anticipated Swedish indie pop album. It’s been four long years, but a simple press on Play and you’ll know it’s been worth every second.
“Clinging to a scheme” combines the best components from their previous albums “Lesser matters” and “Pet grief” with soul guitars, P-funk, cut/paste-beats and 70’s futuristic orchestra sounds. Breathtaking!
1. Domestic Scene
2. Heaven's on fire
3. This Time Around
4. Never Follow Suit
5. A Token Of Gratitude
6. The Video Dept.
7. Memory Loss
9. Four Months In The Shade
10. You Stopped Making Sense
HEAVEN'S IN FIRE
A sample from Thurston Moore and The Radio Dept. is back with cracked beats, funky English soul guitars and hazy synthesizer hooks.
"Best pop song of the year so far? Quite possibly. It's a free song from the endlessly ace Radio Dept. GET GET GET" NME Radio!
1. Heaven's on fire
2. All about our love
Every rhythm, sound and melody line on “David" introduce something new to the world of The Radio Dept. Soul
guitars, P-funk, cut/paste-beats and 70’s futuristic orchestra sounds echoes between the speakers while
glittering, distorted synthesizers seems to sweep through dark holes. Everything has been treated with their
peculiar Radio Dept.-filter and it, naturally, sounds totally brilliant.
2. Messy enough
3. David (Rice Twins remix)
4. The idle urban contemporaries
FREDDIE AND THE TROJAN HORSE
"Freddie and the Trojan Horse" is a first taste of their upcoming album ”Clinging to a Scheme” due to be released on September 10. The new songs are said to be influenced by minimalistic post-punk, krautrock, repetitive "motorik" beat and ambient noise. We'll, hopefully, know if that's true on September 10.
1. Freddie and the trojan horse
2. Closing scene
3. The room, tarzana
WE MADE THE TEAM
»We Made The Team« is the new mp3 single by The Radio Dept. The song has been a work in progress since july but the band´s recent visit to London inspired them to finish it and release it immidiately. It's a lazy skank, high on petrol fumes, scottish lager and cream tea. This autmn the Dept. will start recording their third album in Berlin and various South American cities, such as Lima and Sao Paolo. Stay tuned.
Buy it from Klicktrack!
1. We made the team
Ladies and gentlemen, what you´ve all been waiting for...
The Radio Depts first album, »Lesser matters« was called "a minor classic" by NME and voted one of the 10 best albums of the year in the same magazine. Now the very much anticipated follow up »Pet grief« is finally here. You'll hear from the very first chord that you're listening to The Radio Dept. Still, something has definitely changed. The mood is darker, more epic, grander and even more beautiful than ever. A major classic!
1. It's personal
2. Pet grief
3. A window
4. I wanted you to feel the same
5. South side
6. The worst taste in music
7 Every time
8. What will give?
10. Sleeping in
12. Always a relief
THE WORST TASTE IN MUSIC
You’ll hear from the very first chord of »The worst taste in music« that you’re listening to The Radio Dept.
Still, something has definitely changed. The mood is darker, more
epic, grander and even more beautiful
1. The worst taste in music
2. The worst taste in music (flow flux clan remix)
3. The worst taste in music (industry standard mix by differnet)
4. What you sell
THIS PAST WEEK
The Cricket described it so well, there’s no
need for us to re-write it. Only translate:
"Something has happened with The Radio Dept. They no longer
need walls of distortion to express themselves, but keep the sounds
quiet, put their trust in the unbelievably beautiful song writing
and in this way manage to get through so much stronger."
Five brand new songs in digipak.
1. This past week
3. I don't like it like this
4. V ärnhem
5. Let me have this
PULLING OUR WEIGHT
The Rado Dept. released this 5-track CD/EP
the 19th of November on Labrador.
All tracks are new and previously
unreleased. Need we say it sounds gorgeous!
We still say it's this year's best Swedish
1. Pulling our weight
2. We climb the wired fences
3. I don't need love, I've got my band
4. Ssomeone else
5. The city limit
The eagerly awaited debut album by The Radio
Dept. is soon available from the Labrador shop. No need to describe
this amazing album, just go to the listening area if you haven't
heard them before. You'll be hooked for sure.
1. Too soon
2. Wwhere damage isn't already done
3. Keen on boys
4. Wwhy won't you talk about it?
5. It's been eight years
9. Against the tide
10. Strange things will happen
11. Your father
13. Lost and found
WHERE DAMAGE ISN'T ALREADY DONE
The Radio Dept.'s debut on Labrador Records.
Earlier this year they released the wonderful »against the
tide« EP on their own label Slottet. This one is even better.
It's the perfect mix between early The Jesus and Mary Chain and
Saint Etienne they say.
We say it's this year's best Swedish pop band.
1. Where damage isn't already done
2. You and me then?
3. Ttell you about my job
4. Peace of mind