Radical Sons: Throwing Knives
If it wasn’t for shit music, Radical Sons probably wouldn’t exist. Bummed out by the meathead Midwestern emo kids and aging hippie wannabes which they found themselves surrounded by, St. Louis teens Nick Risler and Benjamin Goldstein became fast friends. Hanging at the Delmar Loop. Sneaking into the monthly Chuck Berry gigs at Blueberry Hill. Playing old Television and Velvet Underground records after school on their local underground radio station. You could call it their own quiet rebellion. But like so many of these stories go, it wasn’t long before the call to crank the volume overtook them. So Risler and Goldstein dutifully answered, picking up a couple guitars and enlisting the services of Geoffrey Phillips and Patrick Shields to fill out a rhythm section and bring Radical Sons to life. The boys soon got attention by opening for critically acclaimed bands like Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Be Your Own Pet, and Little Joy. In the summer of 2008, St. Louis’ Radical Sons began writing songs that would eventually become their Throwing Knives EP. The songs are short and sweet- complimented by Ben Goldstein’s deadpan vocal delivery and a fleet of strummed-to-death guitars. The Sons crafted five songs that pay homage to the records they loved growing up, while adding something that only bored Midwestern kids could. Like all St. Ives releases, the record will be available through all digital outlets, and in a highly limited 300-copy run of custom-designed vinyl, loaded with exclusive home-made demos.