Much as he'd taken up various duties in multiple bands around Grand Rapids, Sam quickly got involved with friends' bands in Philly, touring as the bassist in Waxahatchee
for a time as well as putting together a new full-band incarnation of Radiator Hospital from a cast of local players. Though the group had released scads of material by various online and grassroots means, the first official full-length, Something Wild, arrived in the summer of 2013 on Salinas Records
. It was recorded partially in the same lo-fi manner as earlier cassettes, but aided by the production skills of Swearin'
guitarist/vocalist Kyle Gilbride on the more energetic full-band tunes. Still delivering high-spiritedness in two- to three-minute doses on the heartbreak-inspired Torch Song in 2014, Radiator Hospital returned in 2017 with the similarly enhanced Play the Songs You Like. Recorded by Jeff Zeigler
(the War on Drugs
, Allison Crutchfield
), it featured the solidified lineup of Cook-Parrott, guitarist/vocalist Cynthia Schemmer, bassist Jon Rybicki, and drummer Jeff Bolt. ~ Fred Thomas, Rovi