Language Advisory: This is a live concert recording, and may not contain language suitable for all audiences.
Listening to the drum machine-driven synth pop of Sweden's The Radio Dept., it can be difficult to picture them playing the lo-fi, hazy shoegaze of their early days. Although they began to incorporate more synthesizers and programmed sounds into their work starting with their second album, 2006's Pet Grief, it seemed like a natural progression. The Radio Dept. may now draw more heavily from '80s New Wave acts than My Bloody Valentine, but singer Johan Duncanson's coolly-detached vocal delivery still adorns dreamy pop songs.
Recorded live at The Gorge on Saturday, May 28, The Radio Dept. plays woozy, gauzy synth pop on the second day of the 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival outside Seattle, Wash.