New Radiant Storm King

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New Radiant Storm King
Origin Massachusetts, United States
Genres Indie rock
Noise rock
Years active 1990 - 2010
Labels Darla Records
Contraphonic Records
Rainbow Quartz Records
Grass Records
Positive Records
Axis Records
Associated acts Silver Jews
Members Peyton Pinkerton (vocals, guitar)
Matt Hunter (vocals, guitar)
Caleb Wetmore (bass)
J.J. O'Connell (drums)
Past members Eli Miller
Elizabeth Sharp (Ill Ease)
Jeremy Smith
Garrett Fontes
Patrick Berkery

New Radiant Storm King was an indie rock group formed at Massachusetts' Hampshire College in 1990.


New Radiant Storm King have released nine studio albums on six different labels. Blogger Dave Heaton of Erasing Clouds called The Steady Hand an "intelligent and dynamic," "fully realized rock album."[1] Their latest album, Drinking In The Moonlight, was released on October 7, 2008 on Darla Records. The music video for their song "Quicksand Under Carpet," directed by Jay Hollinsworth, won at the 2007 Maverick Movie Awards for best "Music Video: Animation/Rock 'n' Roll."[2] Their song "The Winding Staircase" was featured on the soundtrack of the 2006 movie Catch and Release.


Once expected by some[who?] to be "'next big thing' in indie rock,"[3] Storm King instead maintained a cult following throughout its years.[4] Their song "The Opposing Engineer (Sleeps Alone)" was covered by Guided By Voices in 1995.[5] Matt and Peyton were the guitarists on the Silver Jews album The Natural Bridge.


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