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February 2016
Radiation City
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Radiation City were, at the time of their last release in 2013, Animals in the Median, one of Portland's brightly shining stars. Their EP and two full lengths were staples of anyone involved in the music scene out here. But trouble in paradise for Rad City's founding couple proved a rocky road for what was to come of the band and any hope for another release. Flash forward to now, where we've been bestowed with a new album, somewhat of a new sound, and a reestablished vigor that can presently be heard upon first listen of Synesthetica.

Synesthetica's opening track, "Oil Show," immediately demonstrates the positive changes that have taken over the band on this album, especially its infectiously addicting beat. Radiation City nods to variety on this release, touching slightly on blues with "Juicy," delving into a Sade-esque soulfulness with "Butter," and gets synth-popped out with "Sugar Broom." 

Comparatively speaking, Synesthetica doesn't stray too far from what Rad City has done in the past but more so, plays upon everything they've picked up along the way through their three year hiatus. Their output of sound has elevated, their songs strengthened by different techniques and matured themes. It's almost as if they hadn't taken a break at all.

-Cervante Pope

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Brooks Robertson wins Portland's Best of 2012 Readers and Fans Poll!

Brooks Robertson wins Portland's Best of 2012 Readers and Fans Poll!

Deli Readers,

The Deli Portland's Best of 2012 Readers and Fans' Poll for local emerging artists is over, thanks to all those who cast their vote in support of the emerging local bands and artists in our list of nominees. Congrats to Brooks Robertson  for being The Deli's Readers Best Portland Artist of 2012. Here's this poll's top 10 chart.

Stay tuned for the composite chart, to be released soon, which will include the point nominees accumulated from the jurors and Deli writers' votes, and will crown The Deli's Best Emerging Portland Artist of 2012.

The Deli's Staff

 
ARTIST
VOTES
 
1
Brooks Robertson
360
2
A Happy Death
228
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3
The Mormon Trannys
150
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4
Catherine Feeny
 94
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5
Ancient Heat
88
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6
No More Parachutes
72
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7
Eidolons
70
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8
When the Broken Bow
65
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9
Sons of Huns
49
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10
Appendixes
45
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