Radiator Hospital

Come Feel The Afterglow Tonight at Lava Space

Michael Cantor (The Goodbye Party, Ex-Ambulars) and Sam Cook-Parrott (Radiator Hospital) combine forces as The Afterglows tonight at Lava Space for a First Time’s The Charm 2016 .  While Cook-Parrott has helped flesh-out The Goodbye Party’s live incarnation, this brand new pairing of the duo offers yet another wrinkle into the collaboration.  With a meshing of infectious pop-melody tempered by a knack for incisive, relatable lyricism, the pairing has the ability to quickly shift musical directions. Tonight, they’ll be joined by the rambunctious release of Todd Killingz, and the intimate acoustic reflections of Shannen Moser. While Bloomington’s Patrick Jennings (Purple 7/Hot New Mexicans) completes the billing. Lava Space (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more information.), 7:30pm, $5, All Ages- Michael Colavita 

   

Radiator Hospital Returns at PhilaMOCA May 11

For the last handful of years, Radiator Hospital, a.k.a. Sam Cook-Parrott, has been consistently rockin' the Philly DIY scene’s socks. Cook-Parrott has struck a good musical balance between widely accessible power pop and raw DIY twee punk. His tone is breezy but serenely emotive, falling on the twee scale much closer to Teenage Fanclub’s broad, sweeping sound than the forceful, closed-chord tunes of Talulah Gosh. This evening at PhilaMOCA will be Radiator Hospital's first performance in Philly since November so don't miss out on his uniquely charming pop songs. He'll also finally have in tow copies of his split LP with Great Thunder, titled The Great Thunder Radiator Hospital Wedding Album. You can catch him sharing the bill tonight with Scotland’s The Spook School, a band with the effervescent energy to match Go Sailor, Bent Shapes, the even janglier version of The Feelies, and Littler, the little twee band with big guitars and bigger feelings. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 7pm, $5-$7, All Ages - Bryce Woodcock 

   

New Track: "Everybody Wants To Love You" - Japanese Breakfast

“Everybody Wants To Love You,” the second single from Japanese Breakfast’s forthcoming debut album Psychopomp, lifts you onto a daydreaming pillow. The vocal interplay between Michelle Zauner (Little Big League) & Sam Cook-Parrott (Radiator Hospital) establishes a loose yet endearing feeling, as the instrumentation rolls and pops in a cascading fashion. Psychopomp will be released on April 1 via Yellow K Records, and you can now stream “Everybody Wants To Love You” over at The A.V. Club.

   

New Great Thunder & Radiator Hospital Collaborative LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Great Thunder, the duo of Keith Spencer (Swearin') and Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee), and Radiator Hospital, a.k.a. Sam Cook-Parrott, come together in "holy matrimony" for their new collaborative LP, The Great Thunder Radiator Hospital Wedding Album. Bringing "old songs, new songs, borrowed songs, and blue songs" together, it's a marriage that we only hope will continue to flourish. Beautiful, memorable melodies are abound on the surprise full-length album, which is available for streaming and download below and on vinyl via Stupid Bag Records.

   

Radiator Hospital Opening for The Max Levine Ensemble at PhilaMOCA Nov. 24

After a packed tour schedule over the last couple months, Radiator Hospital is ready for some home cooking tonight at PhilaMOCA. Their latest release, a 7” split with recent tour mates Martha, captures the band’s penchant for creating music that wields endearing, exposed narratives that transplant listeners into a universally personal space with tightly coiled energy that springs you into action. It finds a way to hit home, while getting listeners to go somewhere. With unfiltered lyrical angst meshing with a gritty instrumental determination, Littler combines contemplations with a steady decisiveness. And armed with a new record Backlash, Baby, which was just released via Lame-O Records, DC pop-punk trio The Max Levine Ensemble completes the billing. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 7:30pm, $7, All Ages (Photo by John Hanson) - Michael Colavita