Radical Face (Ben Cooper) has released a new video for "Always Gold," his upcoming single due out November 12th in the UK. The single is off of his latest album, Family Tree: The Roots, which is the first in a trilogy of albums telling the story of a fictional family tree.
The "Always Gold" video centers around the relationship between two brothers, and as with all Radical Face videos, it was made exclusively with family and friends. Most impressively, the production cost less than $50.
Radical Face, aka Ben Cooper, has premiered a new video for the song “We’re On Our Way” via FILTERMagazine.com. “This video came about a little differently than most that I do. “ Ben explains. “My friends and I like to do themed, ridiculous parties a couple times a year. This one was prompted by my brother, and the concept evolved from "we should have a food fight" to "we should dress as lords and ladies, stay in character for an entire day, and go do games around the city ... and then have a food fight." Dubbed the "Fancy Feast," Ben’s friend Michael Walter came out to shoot the day. Afterwards, Ben cut the footage into the highly entertaining video you see here.
“We’re On Our Way” was released on the deluxe edition of Radical Face’s sophomore album, The Family Tree: The Roots, in October of last year. The track is currently featured in the trailer for the film, “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower”, which premiered during the MTV Movie Awards. Not unfamiliar territory for Cooper, who has also had music featured in the film, “The Descendants” and “Salmon Fishing in Yemen”. Listening to The Family Tree, it is easy to understand why, with its lush instrumentation and Cooper’s inviting vocals. Cooper comes from a big family in Jacksonville, FL and still records in the toolshed of his mother’s house, a short drive from where he lives. That environment, with its comfort and intimacy comes through in every song.
Radical Face appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly last November. You check out the interview and performance here.
Nettwerk-managed indie pop-folk artist Radical Face (aka Ben Cooper) -- who released his critically-acclaimed sophomore album The Family Tree: The Roots in North America in October on his own Bear Machine label -- has just inked a deal with Nettwerk's label side for the album's release in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Family Tree: The Roots will be out at the end of January/early February (release dates vary across each territory). Hauntingly beautiful, Radical Face’s new album glimmers with folk, pop and Ben’s wide-open vocals. His European tour kicks off January 23rd with back to back sold-out shows in London. See below for full list of dates.
After four years of honing the album concept, which depicts the life and tribulations of a family from the 1800’s, Ben recorded The Family Tree: The Roots alone in a tool shed and limited the songwriting to instruments that would have been accessible in the 1800’s. Incorporating piano, acoustic guitar, a floor tom, and voices, he only brought in additional instruments of the era during tracking when needed. From soaring tracks like “A Pound of Flesh” and “Severus and Stone,” to eerily dark pieces like “Black Eyes” and “Kin,” to warm, enlightening gems like “Always Gold” and “Mountains,” the songs flow together with mindful artistic clarity, allowing the listener to fully escape into the album as the stories unravel.
Hailing from Jacksonville, FL, indie pop-folk artist Radical Face--aka Ben Cooper--returns with his sophomore album The Family Tree: The Roots, out now on Bear Machine. Hauntingly beautiful, Radical Face’s new album glimmers with folk, pop and Ben’s wide-open vocals.
Radical Faces’s new song “Ghost Towns” is the iTunes Indie Spotlight feature all week long. The Family Tree: The Roots is now on iTunes home page twice and is currently #96 in the overall iTunes charts, #3 on Amazon MP3 Folk chart and #30 on the pop charts.
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