Little Radar: “Birds”
If you consider “indie-rock” its own distinctive genre, you’re ignoring the depth of style and ambition elemental to bands pigeon-holed by that label. Some have a sound that are perfectly suited to wallowing in dank, beer-soaked clubs on the edges of towns. Others, like Austin quartet Little Radar, have a sound that begs to be played through expensive sound-systems at big, stately, $7-a-beer theaters.
Little Radar came together a little over a year ago. The band recorded their three-song mini-record Kill A Buffalo in a living room, but you’d never know it. There’s touches of dreamy psych and indie americana on songs like “Wake Up.” There’s even a few little proggy touches on “Birds,” today’s song of the day. Those angular guitar lines at the end give the song a nice snap.
This Friday Little Radar plays the Mohawk inside aftershow following the Octopus Project’s show outside. This spring the band is set to release their first full album. So keep an eye on them, because sooner or later Little Radar probably won’t be so little anymore.