Preview: Radiation City at Doug Fir Lounge on May 21

Radiation City is just one of a ton of great bands here in Portland and the company that releases their albums is THE best toy store/record label out there, hands down. Founded in 2009, they were named "Portland's Best New Band of 2012" by the Willy Week. The quartet, made up of two couples and a poor fifth wheel dude, released their second full-length exactly one year ago. Their sound reaches back to the Velvets and Stereolab while sounding great alongside contemporaries like Tennis and the late, great Broadcast. Hopefully these new shows (one at the Doug and then this weekend at Sasquatch!) mean that the band is road-testing some new material as the only complaint about Radiation City is that there's not enough new music.