Let’s Hit Nostalgia Eden With The Radio Dept.’s “The Absence Of Birds”

New music since 2018

Photo: Andreas Olsson

Swedish duo The Radio Dept. is back with new dreamy single “The Absence of Birds,” a mind-stretching piece that puts us into the bittersweet Eden of our imagination. It’s a track saturated with cheery melancholia where the trio capture the sense of longing and restlessness one might experience when a loved one is far from them. “The Absence of Birds” also marks the duo’s first music since 2018 and includes their original version as well as the cover version by Civilistjävel!:

“‘The Absence of Birds’ is a song about missing someone. And about forcing the hand of chance to make new and unexpected things happen. There’s more to come this year, ten or more songs will be released in some way or another during 2020. Release formats to be decided from what we feel suits the songs,” shared the duo.

Comprised of Johan Duncanson and Martin Carlberg, The Radio Dept. formed in Malmö, Sweden back in 2001. The duo released their debut record Lesser Matters in January 2003 and garnered international acclaim for their music. Their songs have been featured in films including Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette (“Pulling Our Weight,” “I Don’t Like It Like This” and “Keen On Boys”). The duo will kick off their North American tour starting April:

04/26/20 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat

04/27/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

04/28/20 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall

04/29/20 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

04/30/20 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral

05/01/20 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club

05/02/20 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

05/03/20 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

05/06/20 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos

05/07/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue

05/08/20 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

05/10/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall

05/11/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre