I’m not sure how it happened, but I seem to have stumbled across a lot of good bands from San Diego, CA recently. One of those bands is Irradio. I would describe them as sort of a cross between The Dismemberment Plan and TV On The Radio. Well, maybe if those two bands were siblings, Irradio would be their little brother whose troublemaking friends were Fugazi and Q And Not U. You know, spastic post-punk that you can dance to that also has some rough edges and atmospheric weight to it. Serious music from a band that doesn’t take itself too seriously. I’m actually not really sure how their last album didn’t get way more attention than it did. (Did it?)
Even though my wife and I have enjoyed their 2004 album Make-Up For The Inaugurated since its release, the band (at least to me) seemed to have all but disappeared. Their main website went dormant some time ago and I didn’t hear much about them for awhile. Recently (however) the band’s myspace page has been updated with a few songs from their new demo. Hopefully this is an indication that a killer new Irradio record is on the horizon. In the meantime, feast your ears on the tracks below.
MP3 | Irradio – We Downsize Make-Up The Inaugurated
MP3 | Irradio – New Diversity Make-Up The Inaugurated
MP3 | Irradio – Think About The Dream Sexy Wolf Demo
MP3 | Irradio – Call The Nation Sexy Wolf Demo
MP3 | Irradio – The Wonderful Sexy Wolf Demo