Radar Bros. The Singing Hatchet

Recorded in an old ’20s converted garage, The Singing Hatchet is the Radar Bros. first release since 1996’s resilient self-titled, full-length debut. Their musical approach lies within the same co-ordinates where the melodic and waltzy stretches where Rex play, as well as stimulating the same endorphins that SIANspheric emanate from outer space. The use of piano and soft-spoken singing are reminiscent of Obscured By Clouds-era Pink Floyd, executed in a tasteful and eerie fashion. Singer/guitarist Jim Putnam's witty tongue-in-cheek dialogue on the human condition is a worthy comparison to that of the lyrical ingenuity of Roger Waters. The exception is that his views are filtered through the concerns of the common household suburban experience, with his logic leaning more towards a simple, honest and thoughtful outlook. Radar Bros. achieve musical beauty and create a musically universal testament by not overexerting themselves and allowing the subconscious to breathe, despite having their roots planted in a smog-ridden megalopolis. (SeeThru Broadcasting)