It’s been a big year for Radiation City. After re-releasing its 2011 full-length, The Hands That Take You, and dropping the Cool Nightmare EP in April, the Portland, Ore.-based quintet is getting accolades for its beautiful restyling of ’60s pop.
The band was recently named “Best New Band” of 2012 by its home city’s lauded alt weekly, Willamette Week, as well as winning over music critics throughout the blogosphere.
Fellow Portlander, Palmas, remixed the five-piece’s single, “Find It Of Use.” The musician created a new dimension to the already magnificent track by streaming an energetic, synthy beat through the dense original and replacing the epic, vocally charged ending with electronic bleeps and samples of vocalist Elisabeth Ellison’s haunting voice. The result is an electric, dance-inducing track that would be a good fit on any summer mixtape. Listen to the remix and orginal below.
Radiation City: “Find It Of Use” (Palmas Remix)
Radiation City: “Find It Of Use” (Video)