I’m really excited to finally be releasing our new LP Torch Song to the world. I truly feel like it’s the best record I’ve ever been a part of making. Something Wild felt like the purest distillation of what I wanted to do with Radiator Hospital. This record feels like it’s gone even further into what I wanted to accomplish.
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.
I hope you enjoy it. You can pre-order the LP here: http://www.salinasrecords.com/release/radiator-hospital/torch-song-lp/ and stream/download it here: http://radiatorhospital.bandcamp.com/album/torch-song
(note: As always I have made the record available free to download. We keep our expenses very low and honestly, making music is the most important thing in my life and I will happily spend my own money to make a record. That said, anything you donate is incredibly helpful and very much appreciated! Also bandcamp only gives you a certain amount of free downloads so if you can afford to throw me a buck, it’ll keep it free for people who can’t! Thanks.)