NO VOLCANO, HUNTER JOHNSON
308 N. 2nd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85003
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Radar Brothers return with Eight, a very special new release only available on LP and digital beginning January 29. Featuring an expanded band of brothers including Stevie Triechel and Be Hussey from The Illustrated Garden as well as new members Dan Iead (formerly of The Broken West) on guitar/pedal steel, Brian Cleary on keyboards and Ethan Walter on piano and synthesizers. Between the two keyboards and Iead and Putnam’s guitars, the band orchestrates a swirling fervor that glides over Triechel and Hussey’s rhythmic aggressions.
The band called the record Eight (being their eighth),
and it may well be Radar Brothers’ darkest, hardest rocking, most psychedelic, and yet most intensely personal album to date. From Putnam’s tribute to Joni Mitchell’s cover art (The Hissing of Summer Lawns) to the surreal, picturesque lyrics to the unidentifiable textures and sounds that pour from your speakers like liquid paintings—this may also be the band’s most visual album to date.
So forget everything that you know or have ever thought about Radar Brothers. From the very start, Eight explodes with newness and bold, otherworldly jaunts. While paying tribute to their past on several songs, the band retains its swagger in this new territory throughout the rest.
Hunter Johnson is a songwriter/performer from Phoenix Arizona. He has forged out his own sound with well crafted songwriting and honest powerful delivery. His diverse songwriting makes for a very intense live show with moment of very heavy blues rock and roll mixed with delicate folk ballads. His unique sound harkens back to his classic rock influences growing up. Hunter released a collection of songs digitally titled “The Very First” in February of 2013, which has drawn comparisons to Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen.
His debut full length album titled “Miles and Miles” will be released in August of 2013 the record was recorded at Flying Blanket Studios in Mesa Arizona and produced by Bob Hoag.
Two tracks from the upcoming album are available streaming on his website