The Radii's self-titled debut LP is straight-up, ’60s-inspired garage rock
The Radii (Independent)
The Radii kick off their self-titled debut LP with “Can’t Take You/Can’t Shake You”, a swinging, cheesecake rock-pop track that lets you know exactly what you are in for: straight-up, ’60s-inspired garage rock. It’s throwback pop that mirrors an era of music when the backing boy band was a sonically proficient foil for the female lead singer.
“Dead Horse Blues”, “The Dance”, and “Dear Abbi” feature call-and-answer vocals by frontwoman Abigail Fernandes and guitarist Justin White, the songs having a Detroit Cobras feel that is playful and deeply rooted in tradition. The closing track, “5-9 Honey”, is anthemlike, right up to the telephone ring out, after which Fernandes comes back in to sing “Just call me on the phone” over and over. If you are a fan of Vancouver groups such as No Sinner and Chains of Love, then the Radii are just right.