Swedish dream poppers The Radio Dept. returned, rather unexpectedly last September after a four year absence, with a track, Death to Fascism, just in time (or timed perfectly?) for the Swedish elections.
Now they’re back for real, with Occupied, taken from their long awaited fourth album, and available now on 12″ limited edition vinyl and download. Beginning like a striped back house track, Occupied gradually morphs into something rather mor introspective, melancholy even. Essentially built on these slow moving chords, more synths are added to the mix as it begins to unfurl, pointed stabs and little melodic piano fragments, making for something that’s rather beautiful.
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The 12″ is out now via Labrador Records. Get it here http://labrador.se/shop/the-radio-dept-occupied/