love and radiation
8-15-13: Upcoming Backyard Show
We had so much fun DJing and performing at Urban Outfitters and playing the Empty Bottle with K.Serra, When Clouds Attack and Magicks. Up next is a backyard party at The Spookhouse with lots of great Chicago bands on August 24. Message us for details.
7-2-13: Tour Mixtape
We made a mixtape featuring songs by all the artists we met during our Spring tour. Click on over to our mixtape page to stream or download it for free!
6-24-13: Empty Bottle Show
5-29-13: Heart Eater Lathe Out Now
The limited-edition lathe-cut 7" version of "Heart Eater" is available to order now from Notes + Bolts. Don't miss out on the very limited window to snag your own copy of this unique release. The record is available to order from May 29 through June 12 only!
For those of you in Chicago, come say hi at our in-store performance at Saki on Sunday, June 2. Our friend Dale Price made this adorably spooky poster.
5-13-13: Limited Edition Lathe on Notes + Bolts
We're excited to announce the release of the single "Heart Eater" on a limited-edition lathe-cut 7" via Notes + Bolts.
This is a super limited edition release -- you can order it only from May 29 through June 12 and Notes + Bolts will produce only as many lathes as are ordered. Vinyl lovers, mark your calendars!
"Heart Eater," a cut from our debut album You Will Know Me, is the latest installment in Notes + Bolts' unique monthly lathe series, which features handmade, small-run releases from independent artists from Chicago. Lathes are cut in real time, one-by-one, to square polycarbonate. Each record comes in a transparent, numbered sleeve. This special pressing of "Heart Eater" will arrive with seed-filled paper hearts that will sprout after planting.
We're celebrating the release with a special in-store performance at Saki on June 2. Guests can place orders for the lathe at the show. We'll also be sharing some heart-shaped treats. Magicks performs at 4, followed by Love and Radiation. Both performances will be recorded for a split cassette to be released on Notes + Bolts this summer.
4-24-13: Come See Us On Tour!
4-9-13: You Will Know Me is Here
You Will Know Me is out today! Stream it from bandcamp or order the limited-edition digipack here. Thank you to everyone who has come to our shows, listened to our music, and shared it with your friends. It means a lot to us!
Don't miss our record release show at The Hideout Inn this Thursday. Doors at 8, show at 9. Pre-order your tickets here.
4-6-13: Live Audio from WNUR
We had a great time playing live on WNUR this afternoon with TAL. We previewed a lot of material from You Will Know Me. Want a sneak peek of what you'll hear on Thursday? Stream our radio performance here:
4-1-13: Three Upcoming Radio Appearances
We're taking over the airwaves this week!
On Thursday, April 4, we'll be on WLUW's Radio One for an interview at 6:30 p.m. Listen at 88.7 FM Chicago, or stream at WLUW.org.
On Saturday, April 6, tune in for a live performance on WNUR's Airplay at 3:00 p.m. Listen at 89.3 FM Chicago, or stream at WNUR.org.
On Tuesday, April 9, we'll be discussing You Will Know Me with Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox on Vocalo at 7:00 p.m. Listen at 90.7 FM Chicago, or stream at Vocalo.org.
3-27-13: Record Release Show and Mixtape
We're celebrating the release of our debut album You Will Know Me at Chicago's Hideout Inn on April 11! Impulsive Hearts and Collages open, with experimental musician TAL providing ambient sounds between sets. Listen to all the artists on our release show mixtape.
3-12-13: Preorder You Will Know Me
You Will Know Me is available for pre-order now! Reserve your limited-edition copy with exclusive collage art by Mary Roberts by clicking over to our preorder page.
3-8-13: You Will Know Me
You Will Know Me drops April 9, 2013. Stay tuned for details on the release show. In the meantime, check out the cover art designed by Brooklyn artist and designer Mary Roberts.
2-17-13: Interview with The Donkey Jaw
Read this fun Q&A with Love and Radiation at The Donkey Jaw. This one covers some info about You Will Know Me, being musicians with day jobs, and our favorite junk foods.
2-13-13: Empty Bottle with The Deer Tracks
Love and Radiation is opening for The Deer Tracks on February 27, 2013, at The Empty Bottle. We'd love to see you there.
1-21-13: Guest DJ Set on WLUW
Tune into WLUW 88.7 FM on Saturday, January 26 at 3 p.m. to hear Love and Radiation's guest DJ set on The Minimal Beat. We'll be playing some of our favorite tracks of the moment.
1-19-13: Hungry Brain Show
Love and Radiation plays a free show at Hungry Brain on January 28 with Exit Ghost. We'll be debuting a new song, so come on out!
1-17-13: Three Kingdoms Out Today!
"Three Kingdoms" is out now. Stream or download it from our homepage and tune in to WLUW 88.7 FM tonight at 6 to hear our live interview with Radio One.
You can also hear Ganymede, our first single, on our music page.
Love and Radiation is the artist of the week on Twatstock, a Chicago-based blog focusing on women in music. Check out this fun Q&A with some info about our name, influences, and future career as backup dancers. Three Kingdoms is out January 17, so come on back to stream or download the song and listen to the live premier on Radio One on Thursday.
1-10-13: Hungry Brain and Radio One
It's a busy January for Love and Radiation. We're playing at Hungry Brain with Exit Ghost on January 28. The official release of "Three Kingdoms" is only a week away! We'll be debuting the song on Radio One on WLUW 88.7 FM on January 17, so listen in.
1-1-13: Beat Kitchen Show
We're playing at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont, on Sunday, January 6, with Otto Vector and K. Serra. Come out and dance with us! Thanks for a great 2012 and happy new year!
Following the release of "Ganymede," British music blog Please Rain Fall featured an interview with Love and Radiation. Read it here to learn a little about the music we loved as kids, some of our inspirations, and the time we were attacked by monkeys.
Love and Radiation also appeared on Radio One on WLUW 88.7 FM in June to talk about our first EP and our songwriting process. Audio of the interview is available here:
12-08-12: Radio Appearance and Double Door Show
We have some exciting plans in the works for the new year, including an appearance and interview on Radio One on WLUW 88.7 FM on January 17, 2013. Stay tuned for details. In the meantime, come say hi at our Double Door show on December 20 and check out our press page for some recent responses to "Ganymede."
11-06-12: Ganymede Out Today!
Yay! We're excited to finally release the first single from our album today. "Ganymede" is now available to stream or download. The cool photo on our homepage is an outtake from the photoshoot for the album cover. All photos are by Salted Nut. "Ganymede" was recorded and engineered by Jonathan Freund and mixed by Jonathan Freund and Love and Radiation.
There are still a small number of spots available for our preview show on November 17, 2012. If you're interested in attending, please contact us for details. We're also playing Double Door on December 20 with Airiel. Come out and say hi!
10-19-12: Upcoming Single and Preview Show
Love and Radiation will be releasing "Ganymede," the first single from our upcoming full length on November 6. We're so excited to share what we've been working on. We're also playing a secret show to preview some of the new material that will be on the album on November 17. If you're interested in attending, please contact us for details.
9-1-12: Come See us at Beat Kitchen September 7
Love and Radiation plays Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., this Friday with Unicycle Loves You, Airiel and Made By Man.
8-25-12: Thanks Friends!
We had so much fun playing Township with Videotape! Thanks for coming out.
8-4-12: Township Show on August 24
We're really looking forward to our upcoming show with Videotape and Pool Holograph at Township, 2200 N. California, on August 24. It's Videotape's record release party, so come on out and say hi!
6-28-12: Live Radio Appearance Tonight
Love and Radiation is appearing for a live interview on Radio One, on WLUW 88.7 FM, tonight at 6 p.m. If you haven't RSVP'd for our Empty Bottle show yet, you can do so here.
6-14-12: Empty Bottle Show
Love and Radiation plays the Empty Bottle on July 18, 2012, with architecture, Shake it for Grandma, and Home Body. The show's free with RSVP. Mark your calendar now! We can't wait to party with you. Check the Shows page for info on this and other upcoming shows.
Music review site Floorshime Zipper Boots gave our self-titled debut a really nice review today, calling it a blend of "the best elements of post-punk, synthpop and indie." Read it here.
6-3-12: new music, upcoming events
Thanks to the old and new friends who came to our show at Hideout last night! If you missed the show, you can see a video of Love and Radiation performing our new song "Ganymede" on the videos page. A live take of another new song, "Three Kingdoms" is up on our Soundcloud. We also have several fun events coming up in June. On June 16, we are playing a gallery party at Strange Beauty Show; on June 21, we play Goose Island Wrigleyville; and on June 22, we'll be playing at a party at Clothes Optional. Details are on the shows page.
4-21-12: upcoming shows
Love and Radiation is opening for My Gold Mask at Hideout, 1354 West Wabansia, on June 2. Get ready!
4-15-12: audio from transistor show
Our friends at Transistor recorded Love and Radiation's March 30 show. Check it out. The show was recorded by sound engineer Dominic Armstrong.
2-20-12: video from appearance on WLUW
Love and Radiation appeared on the Razor and Die show on WLUW, 88.7 in February. Razor and Die have posted some videos from the show on their YouTube Page.
© Love and Radiation, 2012. Art by Mary E. Roberts.