While steadily belting out hometown gigs to keep local hipsters happy and its live show sharp, Fresno, Calif.-based Rademacher has been busy touring the nation and self-releasing EPs since 2004. Getting write-ups in blogs and weeklies has been great for the indie-rock quartet, frontman Malcolm Sosa says, but even more thrilling was an e-mailed invitation from Billions Corp. booking agent Adam Voith to open a recent concert for his hot Los Angeles act Silversun Pickups.
“It was really cool someone [at Billions Corp.] even knew us,” Sosa says with a laugh. After playing a few sets at this year’s South by Southwest, Rademacher will spend the summer promoting its full-length debut, “Stunts,” due in June. The album was recorded in an L.A. suburb with the help of Earlimart’s Aaron Espinoza.
Although Rademacher will release “Stunts” independently, the band has already received inquiries from labels. “There’s always someone who’s interested,” Sosa says. “We’re planning on releasing it independently. It would be nice if someone gave us a bunch of money—or even a little—so we can market it. But I’m pretty confident we can recoup the money we invested and then some.”