The Radio Dept. returns to LA's El Rey Theatre in January
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Sometimes you just have to throw your hat into the ring.

That’s exactly what the Swedish band The Radio Dept. did when they sent some demo songs to Sonic magazine in 2001. Over the next 16 years, the group would drop 10 EPs, four albums and earn fans all over the globe. 

The Radio. Dept will bring their dream pop sound to Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre on Jan. 29, which is bound to be a fun-filled evening.

The band will most likely play songs from their latest album Running Out of Love, which is also their most political. But they want people to know that they’re a pop act first and foremost.

“We will always be a pop group first and political agitators second,” said group member Johan Duncanson during an interview with Pitchfork.

Even though Running Out of Love delves into politics, it’s extremely danceable, which can’t be an easy thing to pull off.

Be sure to catch Radio Dept. when they swing through L.A.’s El Rey Theatre on Jan. 29 (purchase tickets right here on AXS).