Radical Dads on NBC New York

December 29th, 2011

We talked with a mainstream media outlet about one of our favorite topics.

Two new records, one new song, two more shows

December 13th, 2011

We have a lot of stuff to talk to you about, like for example are you ever going to stop smoking and find religion and talk some sense into your sister and finish The Corrections and get married and give us some adorable grandkids? And also these things:

The Skateboard Bulldog 7-inch is out today
Our new 7-inch is available now! It’s about exactly what it sounds like it’s about: a genetically malformed canine that shreds its brains out. Open up your kind wallet >

Listen to our new song called “Know-It-All”
This semi-newish song is the B-side on Skateboard Bulldog. If you know how to count, you’ll dig this. Jam a free download >

Or listen right here:
Know-It-All by RadicalDads

The Mega Rama vinyl LP is out today
Mega Rama charts the life story of Meg A. Ra, M.A., the master’s degree-toting lovechild of Meg Ryan and Sun Ra. It’s also our first album, available now on wax of the blackest variety thanks to Loud Baby Sounds. Snag it before it snags you >

We’re playing Cake Shop this Thursday, 12/15
We’re celebrating these manifold releases at Cake Shop this Thursday with Hilly Eye (ex-Titus Andronicus), EULA, and Libel. It’s the Whatever Blog’s holiday party, so wear your good cardigan, Kurt. 8 beans. We go on at 11pm. Do something on Facebook >

Here’s the poster:

We’re doing the Brooklyn Night Bazaar this Friday, 12/16
Eat food, buy locally hewn trinkets, and watch us butcher “Jingle Bell Rock” on Friday night at 149 Kent Ave in Williamsburg. We’re playing with Fucked Up, Dom, Big Troubles, Caged Animals, and the DJ versions of Frankie Rose and Bill Pearis. 10 bones, all ages, we go on at 7pm. Acquire thine tickets >

We hope you’ll buy our stuff and come see us play this week!

“Little Tomb” remixed by Pursesnatchers

December 5th, 2011

Our friends Pursesnatchers took some excellent artistic liberties with our song “Little Tomb” and we completely APPROVE. Thanks Doug! Brooklyn Vegan said some nice things about it, and you can listen to the remix right here!

LITTLE TOMB – Pursesnatchers remix by RadicalDads

Getting bizarre at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar December 16th

December 4th, 2011

Whoa, more holiday celebrating! We’re playing the Brooklyn Night Bazaar on December 16th with Fucked Up, Big Troubles, and Caged Animals. In addition to experiencing these rock bands, you can buy gifts from the people who make them, eat holiday-appropriate foodstuffs, and ogle works of art. This all-ages event is happening at 149 Kent Ave in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Doors open at 5pm. Read more about the Bazaar or get tickets for the show.

Experience the Holidad Radtacular next week at Webster Hall

November 29th, 2011

We know you are likely recovering from a shopping bender of Homeric proportions, but if you purchase just one more object this year, perhaps it should be a ticket to our next show — the Radical Dads Holidad Radtacular — taking place next Wednesday, December 7th, at Webster Hall in New York City.

You’ve seen us play in dingy clubs that smell like bleach; now’s your chance to cross one more thing off your bucket list and see us play a tarted-up auditorium that smells like Matthew McConaughey. We’ll be accompanied by a 92-piece children’s orchestra, a flock or herd or gaggle or whatever it’s called of reindeer, 12 retired Rockettes who still got the moves, and an aging castrato ready for his final curtain call.

Also appearing live onstage during the Holidad Radtacular will be Clap Your Hands Say Yeah [sic] and Waters, who may or may not be the actual John Waters. You decide.

According to the numbers guys we keep on retainer, there are not many tickets left, so we kindly exhort you to secure your tickets now >>>

Dads on Daytrotter

November 10th, 2011

This past summer we made a savage pilgrimage to the center of the American maw: Rock Island, Illinois. The first thing we did when we got to Rock Island was eat the ever-living daylights out of some chicken salad sandwiches. Have sandwiches ever been laid waste to in such a vigorous manner? It is very unlikely.

The second thing we did when we got to Rock Island was record some songs at Daytrotter. Now, after a multi-month gestation period, the songs are ready to spring into the world like wheat grain being rapidly shot out of a threshing machine into the faces of unsuspecting passersby. Can passersby be anything except unsuspecting? We didn’t think so.

Listen to our Daytrotter sesh here!

Copyrad infringement #3

November 8th, 2011

From a New York Times article on the changing neighborhoods of the NYC Marathon:

Wrap your paws around Mega Rama on vinyl

October 25th, 2011

Mega Rama


One thing about Radical Dads will never change, and that is our love of synthetic materials.

Shellac: Yes please.
Urethane: Lay it on us.
Polycarbonate: Don’t mind if we do.
Astroturf: Naturally.
Naugahyde: Hells yup.
Kombucha: Pour it down our gullets, posthaste.

Now we are psyched to death to announce our favorite new synthetic substance: thick hot black VINYL with the nine songs of MEGA RAMA etched into its surface.

The excellent dudes at Loud Baby Sounds are releasing Mega Rama on vinyl on December 13th! You can pre-order it now, along with our new Skateboard Bulldog 7-inch, which comes out the very same day. Of course, you’ll get your greedy mitts on the MP3s immediately.

We hope you enjoy Mega Rama on this incredible new substance!

Triple trouble at CMJ this week

October 18th, 2011

When we founded Radical Dads in 1978 as freshmen at the London School of Economics, we had no idea that the genre of music we’d unearthed — “college rock” — would endure for so long. Now, to celebrate our 33rd year of influencing millions of electric guitar players worldwide, we’re playing three shows (33 would have been absurd, for crying out loud) at this year’s College Music Journal Music Marathon (sic), which is taking place in New York City this week.

Here is where we’ll be during CMJ, so you can be there, too:

CMJ 2011 at The Rock Shop
w/ Great Lakes, Palomar, Diehard
Show starts at 8pm, RD on at 10pm
$8 or free with badge

Campers Rule Records Showcase at Bruar Falls
w/ Backwords, Fort Lean, Easter Vomit, and more!
Show starts at noon, RD on at 5pm

Capeshok CMJ Showcase at Bruar Falls
w/ Masters of the Hemisphere, Shark? Street Chant, Little Gold, and more!
Show starts at noon, RD on at 8pm
$10 or free with badge

We WILL be checking diplomas, so make sure to have yours handy. We hope to see you at one or all of these shows.

Your new best friend: “Skateboard Bulldog”

October 6th, 2011


Watch out! We just unleashed Skateboard Bulldog! The song premiered on Prefix today and will be available as a 7-inch record later this fall. JAM IT OUT BELOW, and if you are the thinking-ahead type, you can pre-order it now.

Bulldog portrait by a rad dude named Matt Furie.


Radical Dads: “Skateboard Bulldog” (Prefix Premiere) by prefixmag