Ok ok so here is the story of the band Radical Dads. For starters, Radical Dads is Lindsay Baker, Chris Diken, and Robbie Guertin. So now you have that info. Important to note is that we met in the late 1990s when we were all in college in the Northeast. I’m not going to say which colleges, but rest assured they were smallish and we majored in subjects that are, among the creative class, completely clichéd. But some of us happen to be putting those degrees to real actual use today, so go figure.

Back during those Northeastern collegiate years, we were all friends on account of liking similar cultural things and rebelling against similar institutional things. We were listening to bands that were au courant in certain circles at the time, such as the Pixies, Built To Spill, Modest Mouse, Sleater-Kinney, the Lilys, Pavement, The Clean, and Yo La Tengo. During the course of this liking/rebelling/listening, the three of us began to play music together in different combinations and with different aesthetic goals. One of the combinations was a two-guitars-and-drums arrangement, which is hard evidence that we may have some kind of twisted predisposition for basslessness. Or maybe that we want each instrument to be critical, without which the whole enterprise would fall apart. Or maybe a three-person band is just extremely pleasant logistically, in terms of synching schedules and traveling in vehicles. Choose your favorite reason.

RADICAL DADS Share New Track from their OLD FLAME Debut 'Cassette brain'

RADICAL DADS Share Track from New EP

Radical Dads are sharing another new song from their forthcoming Old Flame debut today! “Cassette Brain” is now available for your listening pleasure. The four-song cassette (also available digitally) that bares the same title features two new songs and two older tracks uncovered from the band’s archive. “In The Water”.The Cassette Brain EP will be out tomorrow. The band has also announced a couple of CMJ shows:

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Radical Dads sign with Old Flame, share "In The Water"

RADICAL DADS Sign To Old Flame + Announce EP

Radical Dads have announced that they have signed with Old Flame, the up and coming New York City label that has been home to Cloud Nothings, Potty Mouth, Shark? and numerous other like-minded rock wizards, and will be releasing their Cassette Brain EP on October 7. The four-song cassette:

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