I’d like to think that Jim Putnam and his Radar Brothers had such a good time last July at our five-year anniversary show at Yucca Tap Room that they just couldn’t wait to get back to the Valley. Less than a year later, the band is returning to play Rhythm Room in Phoenix on April 24, via Stateside Presents.
Last year, Radar Brothers were touring in support of their 2010 release The Illustrated Garden (Merge Records). And now the band is already hard at work on a new album, which apparently will be titled Radar Brothers Family Magnetic.
According to a recent website posting: “As this is turning out the be the largest line-up of Brothers yet, (and maybe sisters??â€¦who knows) it has been dubbed the RADAR BROTHERS FAMILY MAGNETIC.”
After bringing aboard new members Be Hussey and Stevie Treichel for Garden, Putnam has expanded the lineup to include three more cohorts: Dan Iead (guitars, formerly of the Broken West), Ethan Walter (keyboards, guitar), and Brian Cleary (keyboards, formerly of the Movies).
(Photo via Company Flickr set)