Radical Dads is Lindsay Baker, Chris Diken, and Robbie Guertin. Back during their collegiate years, they were all friends on account of liking similar cultural things and rebelling against similar institutional things. They were listening to bands that were au courant in certain circles at the time, such as the Pixies, Built To Spill, Modest Mouse, Sleater-Kinney, Pavement, The Clean, and Yo La Tengo. During the course of this liking/rebelling/listening, the three of them began to play music together in different combinations. They all moved apart and did separate stuff for a while. Which is what people do after college — taking time to “find themselves” and/or take artistic risks to “make it in the biz” and/or take an unsatisfying job for the health insurance in case “something bad happens.” Robbie played in the band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah during this time. In 2007 they made it an official band with a name that they liked because it has internal rhyme. Universal Coolers is their 3rd full length and first on Old Flame. The cover art is a Steve Keene original!