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Introducing Spencer Radcliffe (And Everyone Else)

Listen to “Wrong Turn” from the solo-project-turned-band’s new Run For Cover full-length.

March 30, 2017

I played Spencer Radcliffe (and his experimental electronic offspring, Blithe Field) on my humble college radio show so often last year, hearing new stuff from him kind of feels like getting a letter from an old friend. Or friends, now, I guess, considering the addition of “& Everyone Else” to the project's moniker. With the new syllables comes a new single: “Wrong Turn” is debuting below, our first taste of the Run For Cover-signed collective's new LP, Enjoy The Great Outdoors.

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"Wrong Turn" is definitely an exploration in collaboration, an intersecting point on the paths of many. “Maybe we’d enjoy the great outdo-o-o-o-o-ors,” Radcliffe sings, stretching the word out endlessly. The band, who he's been playing live shows with since last year, seems to react almost instinctively: the militia-like drums push forward, while the guitar chords cast weird and warped shadows.

“I felt like, for now at least, the crest had been reached for the theme of [an] individual playing every instrument on a recording,” Radcliffe told The FADER over email. “It's a noble task with merits of its own, but there's the inevitable sacrifice of the magic that can happen with collaboration. Performing with the group had repeatedly shown a real energy added to the songs. Bringing that spirit of collaborating and the exchange of ideas into the studio felt like the only natural step for us.”

Enjoy The Great Outdoors drops May 12 on Run For Cover.