On Monday, Sam Cook-Parrott of Radiator Hospital tweeted that he would be releasing the band’s new album in the upcoming week. After two days of holding our breath, Torch Song is now available to stream and download through Radiator Hospital’s Bandcamp. The album contains several full-band songs previously heard on the Mall of America tape, including “Venus of the Avenue”, “Just May Be the One”, “Five and Dime”, and “Cut Your Bangs.”
Cook-Parrott said on his blog,
“This is a record about the relationships you encounter throughout your life. It’s about how sometimes you find the Perfect Person and the circumstances of your lives keep you apart. It’s about how long and weird and crazy life can be, how sometimes it feels like it never ends and you never learn anything new. This is not a happy or idealistic album. I think the overriding message of Something Wild, even with the sad songs, was that you can still hope and dream. I think this record is the opposite. What happened in the outside world while you were dreaming? What happens when you stop dreaming and start actually living your life? This record feels much more personal and real to me.”
Pre-order Torch Song through Salinas Records and stream it through Radiator Hospital’s Bandcamp.
Oh, and the beautiful album art is by ex-Potty Mouth guitarist Phoebe Harris. Check out more of her artwork here and read our interview with her.
Read our interview with Radiator Hospital’s Sam Cook-Parrott here.