Radical Face Releases New Single, “Reveries”

Radical Face has released a new single, “Reveries.”

Ben Cooper (Aka Radical Face) explains: “Whenever I am working on a record, I always stumble onto songs that I like as individuals but don’t work for the larger concept. Something about the mood, the lyrics, or the production makes it an odd fit. In the past, I would stop working on those songs once I recognized this, or I’d finish the recording and just shelve it. I’ve decided to go about it differently this time and just release them as singles along the way. “Reveries” is the first of these. There are already others.

And as for the track itself, it covers a similar theme, I guess. It’s about people that don’t quite fit together anymore, but there’s no anger or resentment in it. It’s a drifting apart, not a breakup. And while you still care about each other in your ways, it’s time to move on, and neither party owes the other anything.” 

Radical Face’s North American tour kicks off tonight in Phoenix at The Crescent Ballroom. The tour will include shows in major markets including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C. and more. All tickets are on sale now. All upcoming shows are listed below.

The new single follows up date the aniversary edition of Radical Face’s cult classic Ghost which is available now on Spotify and all streaming platforms. The limited edition double LP features a 10 page book of original artwork by the artist and can be ordered HERE. About the new single Radical Face’s Ben Cooper says, “Whenever I am working on a record, I always stumble onto songs that I like as individuals but don’t work for the larger concept. Something about the mood, the lyrics, or the production makes it an odd fit. In the past, I would stop working on those songs once I recognized this, or I’d finish the recording and just shelve it. I’ve decided to go about it differently this time and just release them as singles along the way. ‘Reveries’ is the first of these. There are already others. And as for the track itself, it covers a similar theme, I guess. It’s about people that don’t quite fit together anymore, but there’s no anger or resentment in it. It’s a drifting apart, not a breakup. And while you still care about each other in your ways, it’s time to move on, and neither party owes the other anything.”

For the anniversary re-release of Radical Face’s cult classic record Ghost, Ben Cooper, aka Radical Face, has included reinterpretations of original tracks for the album as well as a completely remastered the original version of the album by the legendary Greg Calby. en Cooper adds, “As far as the vinyl release of this goes, I am not going through standard distribution channels. It will only be available on my website starting 9:00 EST today (Oct.18th) in a limited quantity, and then I will have 20 per show on this tour. And that’s it. I am keeping these releases a bit smaller, because I am back to fronting all the production costs myself, and storing them for tour and such, so I have to be pretty reasonable. But I wanted to give anyone who might want one a heads up, because I know finding out after the fact can be kinda frustrating if you like to collect records. I’ve been bit by that one myself.”

Radical Face’s cult classic Ghost has been streamed over 150 Million times on Spotify alone, has been featured on numerous TV shows and movies such as Weeds, Blacklist, Skins and Humboldt County, as well as the song “Welcome Home, Son” becoming the theme song for brand Nikon globally for 8 years. The growth over the last decade has been completely organic and continues to sell and stream more today and it did upon its release. Ben made the record in a shed behind his moms house in Jacksonville Florida between midnight and 6 a.m. so he could record without car noises in the background. He wrote, produced, mixed, mastered and performed everything on the record as well as created all original artwork.

North American Tour Dates

01.21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom

01.22 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole

01.25 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre

01.26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot

01.28 – Vancouver, BC @ St. James Hall

01.29 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre

01.30 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

02.01 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall

02.02 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s Restaurant and Nightclub

02.05 – West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour

02.06 – West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour

02.07 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House

02.26 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line

02.28 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall

02.29  – Detroit, MI @ El Club

03.01 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom

03.03 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater

03.04 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club

03.06 – Montreal, QC @L’Astral

03.07 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

03.08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere – Hall

03.11 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live – Downstairs

03.12 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

03.14 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

03.15 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West