Future Clouds and Radar: Comfort Music

[Sent in by Transmission reader Aharona Ament]

I'm a huge fan of psychedelic music. Mostly I'm a sucker for anything sweet, harmonic and dreamy. So when I heard Future Clouds and Radar, Robert Harrison's new follow up band to Cotton Mather, described as "somewhere between the 13th Floor Elevators and ELO I knew that I would have a good time listening to their 2008 release Peoria. And as I expected I was swept up in a dream like melodic frenzy that was soulful and comforting. With elements of The Flaming Lips, Guided by Voices and Big Star, this is musical comfort food with a trippy edge.

You can gather the feel of this soothing band when they play at the Empty Bottle this Friday, February 20, opening for twang rockers Deer Tick. Anni Rossi starts the night. (To make things even better you can "Pick your Poison" at the bar where your choice of any special drink is $5.) Music starts at 10pm, tickets are $10.

Future Clouds and Radar's "The Epcot View" from the album Peoria

-Aharona Ament

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