Radiator Hospital

Radiator Hospital Record Release Show at Golden Tea House Sept. 2

Radiator Hospital celebrates the release of their latest LP Torch Song (Salinas Records) with a show this evening at Golden Tea House, as well as the launch of a corresponding tour. Sam Cook–Parrott continues to deliver a heartfelt blend of personal, powerful tunes with no shortage of catchy pop-appeal. Building momentum on honest lyricism, his songs ride on a wave of free-flowing instrumentation, putting a positive spin on sometimes melancholy sentiments. Tonight, the duo of Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee) and Keith Spencer (Swearin’) team up once again as Great Thunder, dishing out a wide-ranging mix of experimental rock that can switch gears at any moment. Keeping with the friendly-familial vibe, Attendant (whose debut album, Freaking Out, includes multiple contributions from within the same excellent creative circle) are set to bring their songs out of the lab and onto the live stage, while Wild Flowers of America will be performing their second show ever. Golden Tea House, (Please contact one of the acts or venue for more info.), 8pm, $5, All Ages - Michael Colavita

   

New Music Video: "Bedtime Story" - Radiator Hospital

Radiator Hospital premiered a new music video for the track "Bedtime Story," off their latest LP Torch Song (Salinas Records), over at The Media last week. The home footage of the band, friends, and guitarist Cynthia Schemmer's cat, Frankie, were captured and edited by Eddie Austin. Their next performance in Philly is this Saturday, August 23 at Kung Fu Nekctie; however, we're already really looking forward to the group's big show with The Adventures of Pete & Pete's house band, Polaris, on Friday, November 28 at Johnny Brenda's. Don't sleep on the latter because it will sell out. (Photo by Emily Burtner)

RADIATOR HOSPITAL, "Bedtime Story" from the media

   

New Allison Crutchfield EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Swearin's Allison Crutchfield just shared a beautiful new seven-song EP entitled Lean In To It that finds her delving into lo-fi pop driven by casio tones and drumbeats. Assisting on bass and vocals as well as co-writing the track "Lupe" is Sam Cook-Parrott (a.k.a. Radiator Hospital), and the combination is one that should be repeated over and over again. Crutchfield's Swearin' bandmate Kyle Gilbride also mixed and mastered the record, which you can enjoy in its entirety and purchase below. So now you can "dance like no one's watching"!

   

West Philly's OK FEST Announces Full Lineup

The inaugural OK FEST, which will be held at Golden Tea House and Nacho House in West Philly, just announced its full lineup that includes rad local faves like Radiator Hospital, Cayetana, Amanda X, The Ambulars, Swearin' and much more alongside buzzing out-of-towners such as Speedy Ortiz, Mannequin Pussy, and Pile. You can check out the rest of the acts above and more details about the kick-ass fest HERE. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Decarcerate PA, a coalition of organizations and individuals seeking an end to mass incarceration and the harms it brings our communities. Niiiiice - see you there! (Poster by Michael Cantor)

   

New Radiator Hospital LP Available for Streaming & Download

We were very excited to learn that Radiator Hospital, a.k.a. Sam Cook-Parrott, has made his new fifteen-song LP Torch Song available for streaming as well as download, which you can do so below. Cook-Parrott's current band lineup consists of Jon Rybicki on bass, Jeff Bolt (Swearin') on drums, and Cynthia Schemmer providing guitar and vocals. Also making special guest appearances on the record are pals and former housemates Waxahatchee, a.k.a. Allison Crutchfiied, and the rest of Swearin' which includes Katie Crutchfield, Kyle Gilbride, and Keith Spencer. Torch Song was recorded during the first week of May 2014 at Golden Tea House and Swoon City in West Philly with the help of Wherever Audio. The album will be available on vinyl via Salinas Records, and pre-orders start in August. (Cover art by Phoebe Harris)