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Run don’t walk

May 13th, 2014

Pounders of pavement,

There is this phenomenon called “long-distance running.” It seems painful. One time we ran to catch the subway and our shoes fell off. Anyway, people seem to be into it, and so along comes the Brooklyn Half Presented By New Balance (that’s its full name), which is half of an entire marathon taking place this weekend.

THIS THURSDAY 5/15 there is a Pre-Party Presented By New Balance (again, full name), and guess who’s coming to dinner, i.e., playing music at it, that’s right you guessed right, we are, because we love New Balance sneakers. So New Balance, if you are reading this, please give us free sneakers.

The show is a FREE ONE in a PICTURESQUE LOCATION, namely right on the Brooklyn waterfront atop one of those new piers that they turned into a playland for tan and chiseled folk. Pier 2, to be precise. We’re playing with Oberhofer and Chaos Chaos and we go on at 7:30PM.

READ ALL ABOUT THE PRE-PARTY PRESENTED BY NEW BALANCE >>> 

We hope to see you there! Email us with questions! About anything!!!!

xo
RD

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Holy shirt

April 13th, 2014

Bare backs,

We at Radical Dads Fashion Brand have a new product for you to buy: it’s t-shirt!

Actually, it’s three t-shirts, which look like this:

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The art was made by the inimitable Killer Acid and the shirts are very fine quality and comfy indeed. You can purchase them online and we will send them to you.    View merch >>>

 


New Video for “Dust USA”

April 6th, 2014

Made by Stephen Strupp.  Premiered at Noisey


Some shows, several places

March 26th, 2014

Montauk. Zanzibar. Ushuaia. Paris.

In the next week and half, the Radical Dads Live Music (And Comedy) Caravan will roll through not the aforementioned hamlets, but rather their likeminded and architecturally similar “fraternal twin cities”:

Easthampton (3/27) @ Flywheel Arts Collective
Jamaica Plain (3/29) @ shhhhhh
Philadelphia (4/5) @ Kung-Fu Necktie [upstairs]
Brooklyn (4/10) @ Death by Audio

The diversity of our planet is extensive, and so are the nomenclatures of the bands we are playing with. They include Grass Is Green, Krill, Blessed State, No Other, Jupiter Boys, Bunny’s A Swine, Hurry, and Black Wine.

If you’ve got a yen to wend through the world with us, now would be the time. Act! Act! For ye are the children and the earth is thine oyster!

xo
RD


Lent is radically baptismal

March 5th, 2014

Dearest congregant of cool people,

We made it! It’s the beginning of Lent, and it’s also Ash Wednesday. If you’re anything like us, which we assume you are because we have a very narrow view of things, you will spend today listening to the sweet sounds of the Northern Irish alternative rock band Ash, and also to the serrated sounds of the North Carolina alternative rock band Polvo, fronted by Ash Bowie (no relation).

We’re also planning ahead for Sunday (3/9), the most important day of the week, although maybe only of this week, because we’re playing a show on it. Some call Sunday ”the seventh day” but in this case, for us, it’s “the sickest day,” but sick in a positive sense, like the Michael Jacksonian “Bad” sense, because we’re on a siiiiiiick bill with BalkMt Warning, and Wool at Glasslands in Brooklyn, NY. So if today is Ash Wednesday (which it is), Sunday is Glass Sunday.

Celebrate / honor / give up cherished things for Lent with us: www.facebook.com/events/574953495926081

ASH WEDNESDAY FAQ

Why do we put ashes on our foreheads?
Because we have simply run out of places to store the ashes.

Where do the ashes come from?
Mt. Vesuvius. They are kept in a Tupperware container at the Vatican, then microwaved for 40 days before Ash Wednesday.

When can I wash the ashes off?
After you work out at the gym tonight. Please keep the ashes on during your workout.

When is Fat Tuesday?
Yesterday. You missed it.

See you Sunday!

xo
RD

 
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Radical Dads on Saturday night, LIVE

February 20th, 2014

Dear fans, likers, followers, and commenters,

This Saturday night (2/22) we are fulfilling a lifelong dream and playing a LIVE show. It will take place at Pianos on the Lower East Side of New York, NY. Other bands on the bill include Overlord, The Pass, Calotype, and AK.

Because this is a special moment for us, representing the pinnacle of our career in terms of Saturday night LIVE shows, we are bringing in/out a lot of special guests, including Steve Martin (his 12th show with us, incredibly), Maya Rudolph on drums, and funny comedy legend Andy Samberg! (Joanna Newsom appearance NOT guaranteed, guys.)

We’re not sure if it (our experience as humans) is going to get any better than this, so we have to beseech you to be there (with your own human body in tow).

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Thanks again for all the likes and comments. Oh and hashtags!!!!!

xo
RD

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We haz DJ assignment!

February 11th, 2014

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Tomorrow we will dust off our iPaws and LOL with the best of em as we dee jay the nite away for the Barfood Blowout at Pork Slope !!! Tasty treats to chow upon, Brooklyn Brewery to slurp down…this is what dreams are made of.

 

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The Silence of the Barn

January 28th, 2014

Hello Clarice,

Do you remember that scene in The Silence of the Lambs when you, a young FBI cadet, visited Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the psychiatric prison and you started talking about about which band was a bigger influence on the Pixies — Hüsker Du or Peter, Paul, and Mary?

It was an interesting scene not only because of the way it forged a relationship between unforgettable characters (I can never forget you, Clarice), but for the way in which the music of Cannibal Corpse was so subtly employed in the background as a reference to both the subject matter of the film and the oftentimes grinding nature of human contact: the ways in which humans’ outsize personalities can sometimes push up against each other, causing each personality to be “shaved down” but also “incorporated” into the other personality.

Another interesting thing is how we, the band Radical Dads, will be playing a show at Silent Barn in Brooklyn, NY this Friday (1/31) for the 10th Annual Berfest with Aaron Maine (Porches), Poverty HollowBakedGrass Is Green, and Palehound. We play around 10:30pm.

VIEW UNSILENT DETAILS >>>

From what we can tell, and using experience as a guide, it seems like it will be a fun night. So, Clarice, dust off your sense of adventure, grab your passion for heavy tuneage, and come out to see us!!!!

xo
RD



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Copyrad infringement #299

January 18th, 2014

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Rad Dads on tape!

January 15th, 2014

ATTENTION: We have a song on a real and actual MIXTAPE! And this isn’t just any mixtape, this one was professionally curated by the awesome dudes at Dirty Laundry TV, and has been released by the venerable Lolipop Records.  This tape can be yours for just 6 bucks!  Order right HERE.

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