A Hollow Triumph After All

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Somewhere between punk and blues – a porch and an alley – lies Radiator King, the performing/recording name of Boston native and Brooklyn based, Adam Silvestri. Established in 2011, Radiator King’s music shows influences from both Dylan and Strummer with a sound described by Boston blog Allston Pudding as something akin to what “Tom Waits locked in a room for a month with nothing but a copy of Springstein’s Nebraska” might produce. Whether alone with a guitar or backed by a band, Radiator King embodies the raw energy of punk, the grit and intricacy of delta blues, and the lyrical potency of folk in “songs that are the sonic equivalent to an old whiskey bar at the end of a dirt road.”

"Radiator King (aka Adam Silvestri)'s  LP, A Hollow Triumph After All, artfully fuses folk punk, anthemic rock & roll, and indie-Americana with the somber yet celebratory spirit of a New Orleans second line." - Paste Magazine (2017)

All songs written by Adam Silvestri ©2017

Adam Silvestri: vocals, guitar, harmonica
Shaul Eshet: piano, organ, vibraphone, synth
Brian Viglione: drums, percussion
Jordan Scannella: electric bass, upright bass
Adam Brisbin: lead guitar
Peter Hess: bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, horn arrangements
Tim Vaughn: trombone
Justin Mullens: trumpet, french horn
Franz Nicolay: accordion

Produced by Jesse Cannon
Assistant producers: Shaul Eshet and Adam Silvestri
Engineered by Jesse Cannon at Vibromonk Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Tracks 2,3,4,5,7,12 mixed by Tom Gardner at Rift Studios
Tracks 1,8,9,10,11 mixed by Jesse Cannon at Cannon Found Soundation

Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music

Album art and design: Sophie Cooke and Diogo Montes