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|Labels||Bear Machine Records, Nettwerk Music Group|
Radical Face is a musical act whose main member is Ben Cooper.
Cooper chose the name Radical Face upon seeing it on a flyer. He later found out it was a plastic surgery flyer saying 'Radical Face-Lift' with the word 'lift' ripped off.
Cooper's first album to be recorded under the Radical Face pseudonym was The Junkyard Chandelier (2003). The album was never formally released but has since been available as a free download online. Ghost was the first official studio album, released by Radical Face in March 2007.
On November 16, 2010, Cooper released a six-track EP titled Touch The Sky, which served as an appetizer for an announced trilogy of albums called Family Tree, which follows the tale of a fictional family, the Northcotes, through its generations. It is dedicated to the first two generations of the Northcotes family tree and is narratively based in the 1800s.
Leading up to the release of the first album, The Roots, The Bastards: Volume One EP was released track by track, the first of a number of free EPs over the course of the Family Tree project. The Roots was released on October 4, 2011. In August The Roots was accidentally released to users outside of the US on iTunes. It was be followed by The Branches and The Leaves.
The Family Tree: The Branches was released on October 22, 2013 in America and on November 1st in Europe. The Bastards: Volume Two was also released that year.
The Bastards: Volume Three and The Bastards: Volume Four were both released in 2015, leading up to the release of The Family Tree: The Leaves in March 2016.
Clone, an album by Ben Cooper and Richard Colado, was announced to be released through Bear Machine Records and available by fall of 2012. After many delays, the first track of Clone, The Laboratory, was released on September 23, 2014. The album was released in acts, Cooper adding one act per week to release the album. Each track has a full explanation of the act available at projectclone.com. 'Laser-engraved crystal thumb drives' were designed as an alternative medium for the album.
The single "Welcome Home" was played at the beginning of the first episode for the TV series "The Returned".
Notes on release
|The Junkyard Chandelier
Released in 2007.
"Welcome Home" was awarded Song of the year by "Which?"
|The Family Tree: The Roots
Released in 2011.
|The Family Tree: The Branches
Released in 2013.
|Touch The Sky EP||2010||
|The Bastards: Volume One||2011||
|Always Gold EP||2012||
|The Bastards: Volume Two||2013||
|The Bastards: Volume Three||2014||
|The Bastards: Volume Four||2015||
|2010||Doorways||Touch The Sky EP|
|2012||We're On Our Way||The Bastards - Volume One EP|
|2012||A Pound of Flesh||The Family Tree: The Roots|
|2012||Always Gold||The Family Tree: The Roots|
|2013||Holy Branches||The Family Tree: The Branches|
|2014||The Mute||The Family Tree: The Branches|
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- Official Page
- The Sounds & Sights of Radical Face - Short documentary by Justin Mitchell
- Radical Face Live in San Francisco - 2011 Behind the Scenes video By Connor Ellmann