Plainly stated, I’ve grown to love the boys and girls of Radiation City and their music, and I was recently privileged enough to get the chance to shoot some promotional photos for the band’s upcoming EP release “Cool Nightmare” due out in April via Tender Loving Empire.
Now I suppose the first thing that bears noting about all this is that before we got together, a piano was destroyed for this new Rad City music video (a video that in no way should remind you of Office Space, btw). And we all decided that a photoshoot involving the broken remains of said piano might be a good starting point.
Originally to that end, we had planned a pretty ambitious two-day affair, involving another piano being chopped to bits and then either being glued back together or turned into something else entirely. Alas however, due to the limitations of scheduling and time, things were trimmed to a more manageable scope.
Constraints aside, things turned out pretty swell. There is something about Randy’s portrait I especially dig — perhaps because it bears a semi-intentional resemblance to this guy.
Also of note, if you find yourself in the Austin area during the third week of March (like many of us are), make sure you take the time to catch one of their shows. They’ll be playing here and here and here and here and here and here. Oh, and also of interest, I plan on being at one of the above gigs, so if you wanna come give me a proper howdy-do, you have a 1-in-6 chance of guessing which one I’ll be at.
Good luck and I’ll see ya there!