Radical FaceThe Family Tree
DETAILSEvent: RECORD STORE DAY 2016
Release Date: 4/16/2016
Format: 4 x LP
Label: Nettwerk Records
Release type: RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Release
More than 10 years ago, in a shed behind his mother’s house, Ben Cooper AKA Radical Face, started an unprecedented musical journey. The story of a fictitious, and sometimes otherworldly 19th century family was brought to life in a three-part album series called The Family Tree. Certain instrumentations and melodies were used to represent various “family members” and each album was recorded using only the instrumentation available during the era represented. Throughout the writing and recording process of each album in the trilogy, there were certain tracks that didn’t quite fit the album. These came to be known as “the bastards.” Historically, “the bastards” have been given away to fans in front of each album to elicit excitement for the impending album release. As the trilogy is now finished, so are “the bastards”. The vinyl from the three Family Tree albums has been combined with the vinyl for The Bastards (not available anywhere else) and a 65 page color book of unreleased art to comprise one complete, stand-alone piece available to Radical Face fans for the first time at record stores.