Rad Horror continue to redefine their sound with “Stay Out” – their first release in 2018. “Stay Out” is a visceral, alt-rock anthem that calls to mind the golden age of 90’s indie rock and more recent standouts like Brand New, Farebrother or Moose Blood. The raw emotion of Dylan Jackson Scott’s voice seems to melt into the reverb-soaked guitars of the verse and wall-of-sound chorus before engaging in an all out fist fight with the track’s instrumentation on the high-intensity bridge and outro. Scott’s incredible command of the loud-soft dynamic as a songwriter and the power it can wield is in full effect on “Stay Out”, further cementing the band as a torchbearer for honest, evocative rock and roll. This incredibly dynamic, rock anthem is sure to be a highlight of the band’s live set as they return to the stages they dominated in 2017. You can stream the song now on Soundcloud or Spotify.
The Los Angeles based Rad Horror turned heads with the release of “Dark Times” last fall, which was well received at press garnering coverage everywhere from Impose Magazine to AV Club to C-Heads and earning a coveted spot on Spotify’s New Music Friday. “Dark Times” lived somewhere between modern indie rock and the heyday of 90’s alternative with it’s loud thrash-y guitars, killer melodies and undeniably infectious hook. On “Stay Out”, the band takes an aggressive step forward; leaning deeper into their diverse array of influences from the past 30 years of rock.
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 playing a single release party on January 20th at Space 15 in Los Angeles.