Since releasing their 2015 self-titled album, Saskatoon space-rock dreamers The Radiation Flowers have toured across Canada (with shows from Vancouver to Ottawa, and festival dates at Levitation Vancouver and Sled Island in Calgary), they have recorded and released a split-7” with Swedish band The Orange Revival, and a split-12" with Ontario based band Hawkeyes.
The band teamed up with Canadian analog label Sunmask and venerable UK label Cardinal Fuzz to get Summer Loop out on vinyl and limited edition CD-R. Continuing with the softly heavy, brightly dark sounds they’ve come to be known for, Summer Loop takes on a noisier, guitar driven edge.
With the departure of their keyboardist after the release of their self-titled album, the full and textured guitar sounds of Shelby Gaudet and Christopher Laramee took an even more prominent role in band’s sound, with drummer Amber Ross and bassist Jay Allen continuing to provide the rhythm and backbeat of the band. New keyboardist Lucas Goetz added Hammond organ to songs “Just Go Away” and “Walking Down The Street” just in time for the vinyl release of Summer Loop.
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Cardinal Fuzz (UK/Europe) **SOLD OUT**
released July 7, 2017
Recorded by Barrett Ross at Ghetto Box Studios
Mixed by Kees Dekker
Mastered by Chris Hardman
Artwork by Jay Allen
Shelby Gaudet - Guitar, Vocals
Amber Ross - Drums, Percussion
Christopher Laramee – Guitar
Jay Allen - Bass, Backup Vocals
Vibraphone on "Walking Reprise" by Barrett Ross
Hammond Organ on "Just Go Away" And "Walking Down The Street" by Lucas Goetz
All songs written and produced by The Radiation Flowers
Mt Mountajn, for all of their distinctiveness, still continue to progress and evolve their sound. This is a sinewy, slightly leaner beast than previous releases. The songs are briefer, slightly more melodic; perhaps the influence of Stephen Bailey’s solo explorations?
The songs are still iterations of tension and gloom. Mt Mountain have honed their music into a uniquely powerful form of minimalist psychedelic brutalism. Theirs is a menacing, looping drone, always threatening to explode. Michael Mueller