The Radio Dept. Reveal New Single “You Fear the Wrong Thing Baby”: Stream

The Swedish band also cancels its tour in the wake of the coronavirus

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The Radio Dept., photo by Andreas Olsson

    The Radio Dept. have returned with “You Fear the Wrong Thing Baby”, their second single of 2020. The Swedish outfit has also announced the cancellation of its upcoming tour due to the coronavirus outbreak.

    Today’s new song serves up a generous slice of hazy dream pop, but with a side of apocalyptic lyricism. In a statement, the band called the track “a weird coincidence,” adding, “When we recorded the song we had no idea what was coming. The text is against conservatism and a tribute to youth as a progressive force.”

    As mentioned, the group’s entire North American spring trek has been scrapped due to COVID-19, and all tickets will be refunded. “We were looking forward to go on tour again but we have to cancel due to the current situation,” noted The Radio Dept. “We really hope to reschedule as soon as this is over but at this point all shows are canceled. Please take care of each other out there.”


    Check out the official video for “You Fear the Wrong Thing Baby” below, followed by the band’s impacted tour itinerary. For more Radio Dept. music, revisit last month’s track, “The Absence of Birds”.

    The Radio Dept. 2020 Tour Dates:
    04/26 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
    04/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    04/28 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
    04/29 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
    04/30 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
    05/01 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
    05/02 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
    05/03 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
    05/06 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
    05/07 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue
    05/08 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
    05/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
    05/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre