by Katy Shea
The Radar Bros. lead us through their labyrinth of apathy, depression, angst and sadness in a blur of rich, spacey, warm sound and it’s a very, very slow ride. Jim Puttnam’s voice takes on the presences of Neil Young to Brian Wilson all the way to an extremely mellow Jim Morrison. The guitar is rhythmic and plodding with moments of inspired, yet sparse, melodic work adding perfect complement to the well-crafted vocal harmonies that add to the otherwordly feel of the album. Although more than likely this will be a shoe gazing listen, the vitality of the music belies an uncommon talent for communicating personal agonies in an extremely cool, slow, enchanting haze of lush sound.