Lizzy Ellison, Cameron Spies, Matt Rafferty and Randy Bemrose make up Portland foursome Radiation City. A group of genre-bending maestros, Radiation City marry together the dreaminess of indie-pop and the fog of lo-fi with just a hint of ‘60s doo-wop. As these different tones blend into one song, as here with “Park,” the result is a hazy, soulful, yet rousing sing-along, starring Spies’ edgy yelps and Ellison’s background crooning. Their music’s contrasting elements are refreshing and imaginative, and the fact that they all come together smoothly, make it immediately memorable.
This week on the show my guest is documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry. His newest film is called “If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front.” The film tells the story of Daniel McGowan, an environmentalist who was arrested in 2005 on Federal terrorism charges for his role in the burning of two Oregon timber facilities.