Concert preview: Radiator Hospital at Ace of Cups

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From the August 28, 2014 edition

Sam Cook-Parrott’s brief and willfully heart-on-sleeve songs as Radiator Hospital are lo-fi and variously noisy, plucked and catchy. Radiator Hospital’s influences are as diverse-yet-narrow as Beirut, Neutral Milk Hotel, the Unicorns and fun. There’s a lot going, even within single songs. “Your Boyfriend,” from last year’s Something Wild LP, for example, starts out as a jaunty acoustic bedsitter only to turn blown-out, electric and loud.