Radical Something

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Radical Something
Radical Something Image.jpeg
Josh Cocktail, Loggy, and Big Red
Background information
OriginCalifornia
GenresAlternative, hip hop, reggae, pop
Occupation(s)Musicians, songwriters, producers, actors, athletes
Years activeJune 2011 (June 2011)–present
LabelsIndependent
Associated actsMatisyahu, Goodwill & MGI, Kinetics and One Love
Websiteweareradical.com
MembersLoggy
Josh Cocktail
Big Red
Past membersMatt Murad
Hughie Stone Fish

Radical Something is an independent trio composed of Loggy (Alex Lagemann), Josh Hallbauer (Josh Cocktail), and Michael Costanzo (Big Red). According to Billboard.com the trio "blends hip-hop and rock with a decidedly Californian vibe".[1] Their newest offering, a 7-song EP entitled "Hot Sauce" was released independently on November 4, 2016.[2]

Career[edit]

2011: Formation & We Are Nothing[edit]

Costanzo while attending UC Berkeley - was on the football team. He began his music careers recording hip-hop songs in his college apartment; Costanzo was a DJ.</ref> In February 2011, Costanzo met Josh Hallbauer at a New York City recording studio.[3] In their first session together, they wrote the song "Be Easy" (Feat. Kinetics), and uploaded an acoustic video of the record to Costanzo's YouTube page.[4] The video was seen by photographer, Bruce Weber, who immediately hired the trio to act in and produce a short soundtrack for his short, "Don't Steal The Jacket"—a 24 minute film for Moncler Jacket's 2012 Winter campaign.[5] When filming wrapped Costanzo, and Hallbauer chose to cancel their flights home in favor of recording more songs together. The trio spent 2 weeks at a home studio in Boca Raton, Florida, finishing 7 songs, and ultimately deciding to form the band, Radical Something.

The newly formed group finished 8 more songs in the following months, and released their debut album "We Are Nothing" on September 20, 2011. Led by singles "Be Easy", "California", "Escape" and "Long Hair Don't Care", We Are Nothing, was downloaded over 50,000 times and reached #9 on the iTunes Alternative Albums chart.[6][7]

2012: No Sweat & Summer of Rad[edit]

On February 26, 2012, Radical Something released their second project No Sweat, a six song EP. No Sweat reached #6 on the iTunes overall album chart and #33 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart.[8][9] In Spring 2012, Radical Something's first national headlining tour brought the trio to 25 major cities and college towns in the US. Following the No Sweat Tour, the band had supporting performances for Slightly Stoopid, Capital Cities Asher Roth and SOJA.[10][11][12]

In Summer 2012, Radical Something announced "The Summer Of Rad", a weekly release series spanning 13 weeks from June through August.[13] The Summer Of Rad was deemed a viral success garnering over 500,000 song downloads and millions of online streams.[14]

2013: Ride It Out[edit]

On May 5, 2013 they released "We Were Just Kids", the lead single from their upcoming album Ride It Out entering the top 100 on iTunes Alternative single charts and reaching #1 on the Twitter Music Emerging Artist Chart, holding this position for a full week.[15]

Ride It Out, was released on September 2, 2013 debuting at #3 on the iTunes Alternative Album Charts.[16]

In support of the album, the group took their Ride It Out Tour to 30 U.S. cities. The tour featured opening acts Outasight and Down With Webster. In September they then joined Timeflies and Sammy Adams on the Warning Signs Tour for 8 concerts across Arizona, Texas, Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina.[17]

2014: North American Tours and "Cali Get Down"[edit]

The Spring of 2014 saw the group support the EDM act Krewella and hip-hop artist Logic on the Verge Campus tour, which spanned 25 college shows across America. On July 22 the band announced via their Facebook page that they would be joining Matisyahu as direct support on a 50 city North American tour which would run from September 14 through November 14 and reach 30 US States and Canada.[18] On July 28 they released their newest single, "Cali Get Down", which was co-produced by David Kahne and Goodwill & MGI. The music video was released later that week via YouTube.[19]

Radical Something's concert in St.Petersburg, Florida has been uploaded to YouTube later. A live album named after its venue, Jannus Live, was released, shortly after.[20]

2015: Summer of Rad 2015[edit]

Radical Something brought back their Summer of Rad concept from 2012, with 10 songs released over the course of 10 weeks. The first song, "Down South," was released on June 29.[21]

2016: Hot Sauce[edit]

On November 4 Radical Something released their 7-song EP "Hot Sauce". It was preceded by the singles "Paradise In You" and "One Soul".[22]

Members[edit]

  • Josh Hallbauer – lead vocals (2011–present)
  • Mike Costanzo – bass, guitar, keyboard, percussion, backing vocals (2011–present)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • We Are Nothing (2011)
# Track Duration
1 "Long Hair Don't Care" 3:14
2 "Escape" 3:21
3 "Lookin' for Love" 3:04
4 "Be Easy" (Featuring Kinetics) 3:40
5 "Puppy Love" 3:02
6 "Radio" 3:41
7 "Give Me a Sign" 3:39
8 "No Lovin'" 3:47
9 "Gonna Be Good" 2:07
10 "Come with Me" 3:10
11 "California" 3:28
12 "Freedom" 3:26
13 "Hey Babe" 5:01
14 "We Are Radical" 3:36
15 "Be Easy" (acoustic) 3:09
  • Ride It Out (2013)
# Track Duration
1 "We Were Just Kids" 3:43
2 "Moustache" 3:31
3 "Spraypaint" 3:18
4 "Cheap Drink" 3:28
5 "Pure" 4:24
6 "I Miss The Hell Out Of You" 1:55
7 "Harsh My Mellow" 3:20
8 "Bottles At The Moon" 2:49
9 "Long Way Home" 3:33
10 "Already There" 2:58
11 "Little Bit Louder" 3:04
12 "Nothing To Lose" 3:03
13 "Feels Like Forever" 3:34
  • Jannus Live (2015 Live Album)
# Track Duration
1 "Intro (Live)" 0:36
2 "Escape (Live)" 3:32
3 "California (Live)" 3:59
4 "Say Yes (Live)" 3:41
5 "Cheap Drink (Live)" 4:17
6 "Cali Get Down (Live)" 3:56
7 "Spraypaint (Live)" 4:27
8 "Pure (Live)" 4:33
9 "Step Right Up (Live)" 2:21
10 "Sun Down (Live)" 4:24
11 "Be Easy (Live)" 4:10

EPs[edit]

  • No Sweat (2012)
# Track Duration
1 "You Feel Amazing" 3:20
2 "Say Yes" 3:23
3 "Acid Rain" 3:18
4 "Valentine" 3:43
5 "Vibe To This" 3:20
6 "Waterfalls" 3:14
  • Hot Sauce (2016)
# Track Duration
1 "Paradise In You" 3:00
2 "Stressed Out" 3:38
3 "One Soul" 3:06
4 "Red Flags" 3:28
5 "Shine" 3:01
6 "Pyramids" 3:51
7 "Paradise In You" (Young Bombs Remix) 4:04

Compilations[edit]

  • The Summer of Rad (2012)
  1. Sky Is Born
  2. All These Times
  3. Lemonade
  4. Start Livin'
  5. Tomorrow
  6. Santa Barbara
  7. Letter To Our Friends
  8. Spread Your Wings
  9. Step Right Up
  10. Tequilla Kiss
  11. Hang Out
  12. Cutty Spot
  13. Naked In Venice
  • Take a Hit (2012)
  1. California
  2. Be Easy ft. Kinetics
  3. Say Yes
  4. Waterfalls
  5. Lookin' for Love
  6. Sun Down
  7. Acid Rain
  8. Escape
  9. Vibe To This
  10. Long Hair Don't Care
  11. Wash Away
  12. You Feel Amazing
  13. California (Demo)
  14. Freedom (Demo)
  15. Long Hair Don't Care (Demo)
  • Summer Of Rad 2.0 (2015)
  1. Down South
  2. World Of Mine
  3. Tropical
  4. Superhero
  5. California, Pt. 2
  6. T-Shirt
  7. Cool Me Down
  8. Better Off ft. Matisyahu
  9. Can't Stop Now
  10. Paradise In You

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director(s)
2011 "Be Easy" (featuring Kinetics)
"Escape" Alexi Papalexopoulos
"Come With Me" Joe Nash
"California" Bradley Miles
"Sun Down" Joe Nash
"Freedom" Joe Nash
2012 "Valentine" Joe Nash
"Say Yes" Joe Nash
"You Feel Amazing" Joe Nash
"Letter To Our Friends" Joe Nash
"Step Right Up" Joe Nash
"Naked In Venice" Shannen Doherty
2013 "We Were Just Kids" Alexi Papalexopoulos
"Santa Barbara" Brian Christ
"Spraypaint" Brian Christ
"Bottles at the Moon" Jakob Owens
"Feels Like Forever" Lance Lowry
2014 "Pure" Shannen Doherty
"Cali Get Down" Mike Irving
2015 "World Of Mine" Brian Christ
"Superhero" Adam McArthur
"California, Pt.2" Brian Christ
"T-Shirt" Brian Christ
"Can't Stop Now" Brian Christ
"Paradise In You" Logan Paul
2016 "One Soul" Tyler Jack

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "Radical Something - Be Easy (Acoustic Original)". YouTube. 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2015-12-15.
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  7. ^ "Radical Something "Valentine (Cut Me Loose)" (NEW VIDEO)". Global Grind. 2012-02-14. Retrieved 2015-12-15.
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  9. ^ "Radical Something Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved February 17, 2013.
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  14. ^ "Indie Spotlight: Radical Something | News". BMI.com. 2013-06-07. Retrieved 2015-12-15.
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  16. ^ "Video: Radical Something - "Feels Like Forever"". Oh So Fresh! Music. 2013-09-06. Retrieved 2015-12-15.
  17. ^ "» Ride It Out (Album) – Radical Something". Thekollection.com. 2013-09-02. Retrieved 2015-12-15.
  18. ^ "Matisyahu's 2014 'Built To Survive' Tour « The Pier Magazine". Thepier.org. 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2015-12-15.
  19. ^ "Radical Something - "Cali Get Down" (Official Video)". YouTube. 2014-08-07. Retrieved 2015-12-15.
  20. ^ "Tweet: Radical Something - "Jannus Live"". YouTube. 2015-01-07. Retrieved 2016-10-29.
  21. ^ "Radical Something - "Down South" (Lyrics Video)". YouTube. 2015-06-29. Retrieved 2016-10-29.
  22. ^ https://www.facebook.com/RadicalSomething/photos/a.217968718234588.61333.189571681074292/1320374287994020/?type=3&theater

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