The Radio Dept. Announce New Album | Under the Radar | Music Blog for the Indie Music Magazine
Tuesday, June 18th, 2024  

The Radio Dept. Announce New Album

Running Out of Love Due Out October 21 via Labrador

Jul 27, 2016 The Radio Dept. Bookmark and Share

Sweden’s The Radio Dept. haven’t released an album since 2010’s well-received Clinging to a Scheme, but they have put out some standalone singles in the last six years. Now the band have announced a brand new album. It’s entitled Running Out of Love and it’s due out October 21 via Labrador. No new music has been shared yet, but it includes the previously shared single from last year, the over seven-minute long “Occupied,” which is below again. Also below is the tracklist and above is the album cover.

The album was delayed due to legal issues with their label and publisher and they also recorded an album that they scrapped before recording Running Out of Love. The band have released a lengthy statement about the album:

“We have just finished our 4th full-length album, Running Out of Love. An album about life in Sweden in 2016 and how our society seems to be in regression on so many levels. Politically, intellectually, morally…It’s an album about all the things that are moving in the wrong direction. It’s about the impatience that turns into anger, hate and ultimately withdrawal and apathy when love for the world and our existence begins to falter.

“For the third time in a row we have made two albums instead of one. After constant touring for a couple of years after our latest release, Clinging to a Scheme, we started writing and recording an album that we later decided to scrap. As some of you might be aware, we have been caught up in a lengthy legal battle with our record label and publisher. We took a pause from releasing singles and EP’s and instead spent our time hanging out with friends, working odd jobs and just loafing around. Ultimately we lost the court case but still managed to reach an agreement with the record company that gave us the motivation to create music again.

“In the summer of 2014, ideas and a concept for Running Out of Love started to come together and the single “Death to Fascism”, now too old to be included, was the first effort towards the new album. Later, more new songs started to appear. The court case is taken care of in ‘Occupied,’ the Swedish weapon and arms industry in ‘Swedish Guns’ and ‘We Got Game’ is about the proud police tradition of protecting Nazis and racists, whilst at the same time using brutal violence against opposing groups of protesters.

Running Out of Love has moulded itself into a rather dystopian album, mainly because it was created in a sense of deep frustration over the reactionary currents which characterize our time.”

Running Out of Love Tracklist:

01 Sloboda Narodu
02 Swedish Guns
03 We Got Game
04 Thieves of State
05 Occupied
06 This Thing Was Bound to Happen
07 Can’t Be Guilty
08 Committed to the Cause
09 Running Out of Love
10 Teach Me to Forget

(Via Pitchfork)


Submit your comment

Name Required

Email Required, will not be published


Remember my personal information
Notify me of follow-up comments?

Please enter the word you see in the image below:

There are no comments for this entry yet.