Los Angeles based alternative rock outfit, Rad Horror, debuted their new single “Dark Times” today with Impose Magazine who said the track “Rad Horror bring big, thrashing guitars and brilliant pop hooks swimming in the same amber-hued sonic pools as latter day Brand New.”. “Dark Times” lives somewhere between modern, aggressive indie rock and the heyday of 90’s alternative with it’s loud thrash-y guitars, killer melodies and undeniably infectious hook. Dylan Jackson Scott, the creative force behind Rad Horror, shows a great deal of command over the loud-soft dynamic that was at the heart of a good number of the prevailing rock anthems of the past thirty years while still managing to incorporate songwriting elements that give “Dark Times” a decidedly modern feeling. This will be the lead single from the band’s highly anticipated debut EP due out early next year. You can listen to it now on Soundcloud and look for it on Spotify and your other favorite streaming services tomorrow.
Scott offers these words regarding the meaning behind “Dark Times”
Dark Times is a definitive nod toward mental illness and the self awareness that follows after a decade plus battle. It reaches into depths that many artists are afraid to touch, the way they truly feel about themselves and the sarcastic ass-hattery they lay onto the outside world.
Though Dylan Jackson Scott has been highly regarded in the rock community for his work writing and producing with Halsey and for his old band Young Rising Sons, Rad Horror are currently making a name for themselves as one of the most talked about bands to emerge from Los Angeles in the past year. The band has been compared to a modern incarnation of The Smiths or The Cure and Scott has been referred to as a 2017 punk rock Lou Reed.
Rad Horror will be taking their dynamic live show on the road this month for a tour of the northeast with Kitten and Sizzy Rocket. All dates are below.
w/ Kitten & Sizzy Rocket
11/21 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
11/22 - Washington DC @ Songbyrd Music House
11/25 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
11/26 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott