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Great Thunder

Radiator Hospital Returns at PhilaMOCA May 11

For the last handful of years, Radiator Hospital, a.k.a. Sam Cook-Parrott, has been consistently rockin' the Philly DIY scene’s socks. Cook-Parrott has struck a good musical balance between widely accessible power pop and raw DIY twee punk. His tone is breezy but serenely emotive, falling on the twee scale much closer to Teenage Fanclub’s broad, sweeping sound than the forceful, closed-chord tunes of Talulah Gosh. This evening at PhilaMOCA will be Radiator Hospital's first performance in Philly since November so don't miss out on his uniquely charming pop songs. He'll also finally have in tow copies of his split LP with Great Thunder, titled The Great Thunder Radiator Hospital Wedding Album. You can catch him sharing the bill tonight with Scotland’s The Spook School, a band with the effervescent energy to match Go Sailor, Bent Shapes, the even janglier version of The Feelies, and Littler, the little twee band with big guitars and bigger feelings. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 7pm, $5-$7, All Ages - Bryce Woodcock 

New Great Thunder & Radiator Hospital Collaborative LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Great Thunder, the duo of Keith Spencer (Swearin') and Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee), and Radiator Hospital, a.k.a. Sam Cook-Parrott, come together in "holy matrimony" for their new collaborative LP, The Great Thunder Radiator Hospital Wedding Album. Bringing "old songs, new songs, borrowed songs, and blue songs" together, it's a marriage that we only hope will continue to flourish. Beautiful, memorable melodies are abound on the surprise full-length album, which is available for streaming and download below and on vinyl via Stupid Bag Records.


New Great Thunder EP Available for Streaming

Check out the new EP below from Great Thunder entitled Strange Kicks! The lo-fi, psych-rock project is brought to us by Waxahatchee's Kate Crutchfield and Swearin's Keith Spencer. It also includes a rather upbeat cover of Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You." You can "name your price" to download the album. Enjoy!


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