Radical Face Shares Official Video For “The Road To Nowhere”; US Tour Starts May 10
April 28, 2016 BY Nettwerk
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Radical Face has unveiled the first official video from his latest release The Family Tree: The Leaves, the final installment of The Family Tree trilogy. Followers of the trilogy will notice “The Road To Nowhere” as a follow up track to the “The Gilded Hand” from The Family Tree: The Branches. The beautifully eerie video portrays the song like a short film, featuring a young boy held captive by The Gilded Hand who uses his newly discovered magical powers to kill his captor, break free and become a leader to other children in the town. The video premiered yesterday on Buzzbands.la. Watch it below.
WATCH “THE ROAD TO NOWHERE” HERE:
Radical Face finishes the European/UK portion of his tour this week with three back-to-back sold-out London dates before returning home to launch the U.S. portion of the tour, starting on May 10 in Los Angeles with a sold-out show at the Teragram Ballroom and wrapping May 28 in Philadelphia at World Café Live. He will also appear at the Newport Folk Festival on July 22. All dates are listed below.
The Family Tree: The Leaves brings to a close an unprecedented musical journey that began in the back shed of Ben’s family home in Jacksonville, FL nearly 10 years ago, and solidifies him as a unique and prolific storyteller. Having always been interested in stories surrounding multi-generational family sagas, Ben embarked on a series of “Family Tree” albums, which trace the fantastical lives of a 19th century family, The Northcotes. Certain melodic patterns are used to represent certain family members, and those melodic patterns mutate and are passed down from generation to generation. This last installment continues the narrative of The Northcotes, offering a polished, textured sound entirely crafted by Ben, who plays nearly all the instruments on the album. His DIY-ethic, which was forged in the early days with a four-track in his family’s back shed, has evolved into a lushly orchestrated album.
Radical Face On Tour:
Tues, Apr 26 London, UK @ The Forge (sold-out)
Wed, Apr 27 London, UK @ The Forge (sold-out)
Thur, Apr 28 London, UK @ The Forge (sold-out)
Tue, May 10 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (sold-out)
Thur, May 12 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel (sold-out)
Fri, May 13 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel (sold-out)
Mon, May 16 Portland, OR @ Mission Theatre (sold-out)
Tue, May 17 Portland, OR @ Mission Theatre (sold-out)
Thur, May 19 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
Sun, May 22 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall (sold-out)
Mon, May 23 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Thur, May26 Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust (sold-out)
Fri, May 27 Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust (sold-out)
Sat, May 28 Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
Fri, July 22 Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival