The Radio Dept. Ready Singles Compilation, Passive Aggressive: Singles 2002-2010

The Radio Dept. have been a long-time favorite here at The Color Awesome. They’ve been churning out dreamy indie pop for Swedish label Labrador for years. Early next year, they’ll release the double-disc collection Passive Aggressive: Singles 2002-2010.

The group has a handful of shows coming up later this year and after taking a break for the holidays they’ll come back and do a proper tour North America in February. You’ll find their tour dates and the Passive Aggressive tracklisting below. Also below, download a track that doesn’t appear on the collection, Pistol Disco’s “Never Swallow Fruit” dub of “Never Follow Suit” from Clinging to a Scheme. It’s from the Never Follow Suit EP, which was released November 9 on Labrador/ Caroline.

MP3: The Radio Dept.: “Never Swallow Fruit Dub by Pistol Disco”

Passive Aggressive: Singles 2002-2010:


01 Why Won’t You Talk About It?
02 Where Damage Isn’t Already Done
03 Annie Laurie
04 Ewan
05 Pulling Our Weight
06 This Past Week
07 The Worst Taste in Music
08 We Made the Team
09 Bachelor Kisses
10 Freddie and the Trojan Horse
11 David
12 Heaven’s on Fire
13 Never Follow Suit
14 The New Improved Hypocrisy


01 Liebling
02 We Would Fall Against the Tide
03 You and Me Then?
04 Peace of Mind
05 Tåget
06 Slottet
07 What You Sell
08 Mad About the Boy
09 Closing Scene
10 Messy Enough
11 The Idle Urban Contemporaries
12 All About Our Love
13 On Your Side
14 The One

The Radio Dept. Winter Tour:

11-27 Paris, France – Boulogne-Billancourt
11-30 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
12-01 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
12-04 Stockholm, Sweden – Strand
12-05 London, England – Scala
12-15-16 Lund, Sweden – Mejeriet
02-01 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
02-02 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
02-03 New York, NY – Webster Hall
02-04 Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs
02-05 Montreal, Quebec – Petit Campus
02-07 Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace
02-08 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
02-09 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
02-12 Seattle, WA – Crocodile Café
02-13 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
02-15 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
02-16 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
02-19 Mexico City, Mexico – Teatro de la Ciudad