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Radar Bros. Biography


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Genres: Alternative/Indie


The Radar Bros. are an indie rock band from Los Angeles, CA currently consisting of Jim Putnam (vocals, guitar, keyboard), Be Hussey (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Stevie Treichel (drums). The band's original members were Jim Putnam, Senon Williams and Steve Goodfriend. Jim Putnam is the son of Bill Putnam, founder of Universal Audio and widely considered to be the father of modern music recording. He founded both Universal Recorders and United Western Recorders. Jim was a former guitarist for Medicine before starting the Radar Bros. and currently has a side project called Mt. Wilson Repeater. Jim Putnam has recorded all of the Radar Bros. albums and the Mt. Wilson Repeater release in his studio, the Phase 4 Intergalactic Recording Facility. Original member Senon Williams left the band to play bass in Dengue Fever.

The band has released five full length records, including their fifth full-length album, ''Auditorium'', which was released in January 2008 on the Merge Records (US), and Chemikal Underground (UK/EU) labels. The Radar Bros. have headlined multiple tours across the United States, Canada and Europe.

The music video for ''Brother Rabbit'' from the album, ''Auditroium'' was shot in Healdton, Noble and Norman, Oklahoma in June 2008 and directed by The General Assembly.

Jim's Mt. Wilson Repeater debut self-titled album was released in the US in April 2008 on the Eastern Fiction label and in the UK in October 2008 on the Chemikal Underground record label.