unnamed-2If you’ve been privy to the underground music scene over the past five years, then chances are you’ve come across the name Spencer Radcliffe. Whether it is with his project Blithe Field or a cassette with R.L. Kelly, Radcliffe has been steadily producing music at an unprecedented rate (ten albums in five years, to be exact).

Now, the multi-instrumentalist is gearing up to release his first full-length album with Run For Cover Records. Entitled Looking In, the album is not set to be released until October 2. Luckily, we’ve managed to get a glimpse of what to expect through his first single, “Mia.”

Unlike some of the work Radcliffe has released under Blithe Field, “Mia” is more upbeat and tangibly pop-influenced. Yet at its core is still the love for experimentation that makes Radcliffe so fascinating, although instead of forging entirely new territories, here we have him taking traditional song structures and reimagining them into something unexpected. If “Mia, ” and, hopefully, the rest of Looking In, can show us anything, it’s the full, versatile breadth of Radcliffe’s artistry.

Sat 10/10 Chicago, IL @ Pinky Swear $
Sun 10/11 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar $
Mon 10/12 Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddah $
Tue 10/13 Montreal, ON @ le Divan Orange $
Wed 10/14 New Haven, CT @ Bar $
Thu 10/15 Flemington, NJ @ 90 Main &
Fri 10/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Philamoca *
Sun 10/18 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar *
Tue 10/20 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, @ Bard College &
Wed 10/21 Boston, MA @ Out of the Blue Gallery &
Thu 10/22 New York, NY @ The Silent Barn &
Mon 10/26 Chambersburg, PA @ Nathan Miller Chocolate ^
Thu 10/29 Atlanta, GA @ The Cleaners
Fri 10/30 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Café @
Sun 11/1 St Louis, MO @ Firebird @
Mon 11/2 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar@

$ w/ LVL UP
& w/ Pinegrove
* w/ Pity Sex & Wild Honey
^ w/ Elvis Depressedly, Rozwell Kid, Wishlist
@ w/ Alex G