It’s been tough in the past to nail down the sound of Radiolucent. Featuring a blend of dirt-road country swagger and Southern rock riffage with a dash of Queen-esque glam on top, the band’s last release, 2012’s Turn Me On & Turn Me Loose, showcased a group full of talent but not sure where they fit in. That picture is not made any clearer by Electric City, the group’s new LP, which it celebrates with a release show at the 40 Watt. The twang is scaled back in favor of a bigger, bolder, more operatic feel, with elements of Muse and David Bowie entering the fray. It’s staunchly uncool but undeniably commanding. The HEAP opens Friday’s show.
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