Radical Dads at your local red sauce joint this Friday

February 20th, 2013

Dear Cavatelli and Ravioli,

The mood is set. Checkerboard tablecloth, flickering candle stuck into empty bottle of red wine vinegar, baguette slices resting beatifically in the basket. You reach for the butter, but suddenly a violinist enters with a flourish and a trill, his mustache twirled to perfection, his glasses slightly fogged from warming up next to the steaming sauce pans in the kitchen. You leave the butter alone. You smell the veal ragu simmering from your place at the head of the table. Your whole family is here, and you are happy. An old woman totters out from behind a wallpapered scene of boats on a canal — there are so many boats. The woman is carrying a plate of meatballs, each seemingly as large as the head of her beloved Giorgio, that rapscallion. The bowl of meatballs is placed before you. Is there enough for everyone? There is.

As you probably suspected, we are playing a show at La Piazzeta this Friday, February 22. They serve a gorgeous gnocchi, and we heard the Vitello Cognac would make your Auntie Carmela proud as peach punch. The show starts at 9:30pm, and also features music from Dead Stars and Miniboone. La Piazzeta is located at 442 Graham Ave in Brooklyn, NY. Make your reservation now >>>

Copyrad infringement #69

January 19th, 2013

Radical Dads in the Land of Glass this Friday

January 14th, 2013

Marshall McLuhans + Marshall Stacks,

If the medium is the massage, and our medium is amplification, then the massage must be what happens when the sound waves blast you in the face and cause your skin to ripple back like a dog’s mouth when it pokes its head out of a limousine sunroof in that dream you had. The dog is wearing sunglasses. It’s either blind or cool.

Blindlingly cool doggies: Please spend 25 pretentious minutes with us this Friday night (1.18.13) at Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. We’re playing with Backwords and Gringo Star, and we go on first at 8:30pm. Lick it, stick it, click it >>> 

Or get tickets >>>

Hope to see you there!


Dads and Bread this Saturday

January 9th, 2013

Dear lotus eaters and pachysandra chompers,

Bread. Without it, we would not be alive. Here are some facts:

+ Up to 60% of the human body is made of bread.

+ Bread therapy is used as a common medical treatment. You may have seen patients on TV or in real life using a bread mask or nasal breadbox (a plastic polyhedron that fits behind the ears and delivers bread through the nostrils).

+ The Declaration of Independence was written on bread.

+ Bread has many different characteristics, including position, motion, size, mass, chemical ingredients, and temperature. And of course its name.

+ All bread starts small, but can quickly become large and out-of-control in a very short period of time.

+ During the passage of Tropical Cyclone Olivia on April 10, 1996, an automatic weather station on Barrow Island, Australia, recorded bread moving at 408 km/h.

Now that you know about bread, you should come see us play at Living Bread (2 Knickerbocker Ave in Brooklyn, NY) this Saturday night, along with Shark?, Eula, the Denzels, and the Yellow Dogs. The show starts at 8pm on the kitchen timer, costs 10 in the dough department, and features FREE Narragansett Beer, a rather yeasty brew. We’re on at 9pmClicky clicky, make your hand sticky >>>>>>>


Unquestionably the best deal of your life: new show and new 7-inch

November 13th, 2012

Dear Loyal Fanbase,

Special offers like this come around only once in a lifetime, maybe twice if you make it into your mid-30s. This week is a rare opportunity for us, the band, to present you, the fanatic, with a deal you simply cannot resist, despite years of counseling re: your self-control. The one-two punch combo parcel is that you have a chance to see us play our songs live and then buy our new 7-inch live at a single convenient location: Big Snow Buffalo Lodge in Brooklyn, NY.

This Friday, November 16, we’re celebrating the release of our quad-split 7-inch Torrential Zen with a four-band extraspectacular that includes Dinosaur Feathers, Dead Stars, Laser Background, and yours the truly-est. Big Snow is located at 89 Varet St, the show is all ages, and tickets cost a measly 7 beans. Learn to love again >>>

If you’d prefer to not leave your house because for instance maybe you’re agoraphobic, you can purchase Torrential Zen on your computer or Kindle Fire or Palm Pilot. Listen and buy and reject your preconceived notions of the aural universe >>>

We hope to see you soon.

Torrential Zen is here

November 9th, 2012

People of the world: Torrential Zen is now available for you to hold in your hands, put in your ears, keep in your hearts.

Elect Radical Dads for a better tomorrow

November 6th, 2012

Dear constituents of high constitution,

First of all, we’ll solve climate change by developing amps that run on pure solar and merch consisting of reclaimed wooden t-shirts and small-batch shopping totes made from recycled ice. We’ll make vaccinations required for singer/songwriters, and we’ll give dogs the right to wear bifocals. We’ll cut spending on snacks. Of course, we’ll increase funding to organizations such as Humans Against Harmonicas and The Foundation to Help Unwed Children Acquire the Complete Matador Records Discography. Our three-part plan is to start strong, stumble about blindly in the middle, and finish very very strong.

If you need empirical evidence as respects why we are the best candidate for the best job, here are two items:

1. We have a new song. It’s called “Holidays Underwater” and it’s the last track on our new quad-split 7-inch Torrential Zen, being released by Uninhabitable Mansions this Friday. Please we exhort you to do what’s right for your country and listen to the song and buy the vinyl in this polling location >>>

2. We are playing a show this week. It’s called “Friday night at Death by Audio” and we’re playing with Forgetters, Tiny Tusks, and Weird Fantasy Band. Friday night is equivalent to November 9th, and Death by Audio is at 49 South 2nd Street in Brooklyn. The victory party (featuring DJ Broccoli Obama on the decks) begins at 8pm.

This correspondence has been funded by the Super PAC Restore America’s Radicality. We approve this message.


Torrential Zen is almost here

November 5th, 2012

Just in time for a post-hurricane Election Day, here’s “Holidays Underwater,” our contribution to the Torrential Zen 7-inch:

Torrential Zen will be officially released this friday!  To celebrate, parties will be held in Madison, Milwaukee and Brooklyn

November 9th, 2012
Der Rathskeller | Madison, WI
Torrential Zen 7” Release Party #1
Sat. Nite Duets & The Fatty Acids w/Phox

November 10th, 2012
Linneman’s | Milwaukee, WI
Torrential Zen 7″ Release Party #2
Sat. Nite Duets & The Fatty Acids w/Surgeons in Heat, Ornery Little Darlings
9pm | $5

November 16th, 2012
Big Snow Buffalo Lodge| Brooklyn, NY
Torrential Zen 7″ Release Party #3
Dinosaur Feathers & Radical Dads w/ Laser Background, Dead Stars

Hunker down with another Torrential Zen track

October 31st, 2012

“New Frontier” by Dinosaur Feathers is the third track on Torrential Zen, and you can stream it right now.

As we did with tracks 1 & 2,  ”New Frontier” will be available to stream for the next week, but if you pre-order the 7-inch now, you can download all 4 tracks immediately.

Preview the next song from our upcoming 7-inch

October 24th, 2012

Spend some intimate moments with another track from our new quad-split 7-inch: “Conjugal Visit” by Sat. Nite Duets.

This track will be available to stream for the next week, but if you pre-order the 7-inch now, you can download all 4 tracks immediately.