The Radio Dept. are known, and rightfully so, as sad bastards. But on “Heaven’s On Fire,” the second track released from their delayed-like-Lil Wayne Clinging to a Scheme, finds the unrepentant shoegazers kicking up their heels with a Jens Lekman-style party jam. “Heaven’s On Fire” is all major 7th chords, toy keyboards and a love that might not be unrequited for once: “When I look at you, Heaven’s on fire.” As long as it’s not their, um, sex. Clinging’s burnin’ love arrives, the band claims, on
March April 21 via Labrador Records.
Update: now with MP3!
The Radio Dept. – “Heaven’s On Fire”: mp3
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