Radiation City
Cool Nightmare
Apr 10, 2012

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Released by: Tender Loving Empire

Radiation City made their Polyvinyl debut with 2016's Synesthetica.

The inspiration for Radiation City's Cool Nightmare EP stems from an old piano that has lived in drummer Randy Bemrose's basement for eons.

It's old, cumbersome, and on its last legs. The band used sounds from the piano throughout the recording Cool Nightmare... not just the keys, but the clicks and clacks from the body, the slamming of the lid, and virtually every other sound you can imagine making on a piano.

After they were finished, the piano was beat up, out of tune, and falling apart. Having used the old piano for all its worth, and in celebration of an intense year, Radiation City engaged in the ceremonial destruction of the old piano documented on the first single's video, "Find It Of Use."


  • 1
    I Would Hide (0:47)
  • 2
    Hide From The Night (3:39)
  • 3
    Find It Of Use (4:26)
  • 4
    Heart Of Mine (2:35)
  • 5
    Eye Of Yours (3:58)
  • 6
    Winter Blind (5:19)
  • 7
    Hacienda (1:01)