HEAR THIS: Love and Radiation

March 28. 2013 | By Mayumi Okamoto

Love and Radiation by Mary Jones

Love and Radiation know how to work hard and play harder. When Adele Nicholas and Lakshmi Ramgopal aren’t protecting people’s civil rights (Nicholas is a civil rights attorney) or obtaining advanced degrees (Ramgopal is a doctoral student), the duo better known as Love and Radiation are making waves in Chicago’s growing synth-pop scene. Their sound is the perfect combination of edgy and beautiful, where pulsating synth lines keep time for airy delicate vocals, as if Grimes and Lykke Li started a side-project together. The band’s forthcoming debut album titled You Will Know Me, out April 9th, explores themes of darkness and ritualism with new insight and without and over-brooding sense of melodrama. Look for Love and Radiation on the east coast this April and May 2013.

Listen to “Ganymede” and “Three Kingdoms” the first two singles off You Will Know Me:

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