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Phil and the Osophers


  1. 1.
    Should'ves and Could'ves
  2. 2.
    My Exstacy
  3. 3.
    Talkin' Pancake
  4. 4.
    Third World American
  5. 5.
    I Can't Hold Nobody Else's Hand
Phil and the Osophers is the musical moniker of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Philip Radiotes.
Originally from San Francisco, Phil (and original bandmates Kevin Estrada and Gus Iversen) contacted a lady on Craigslist who needed her Volvo station wagon driven across the country. Fresh off a blown head gasket, with no A/C and 200,000+ miles into its life, the Volvo looked perfect for adventure. The three hopped in, and spurred that old wagon across this great country, eventually settled in Brooklyn to pursue their artistic endeavors. Originally performing solo, Phil taught his two friends/traveling companions/housemates how to play music in the hopes of broadening his live sound. Together, the band naturally discovered a sound all their own, combining California’s sunshine-laden surf-rock with the force and swagger of New York City.
Phil and the Osophers have released work ranging from deeply personal, Dylan-esque solo bedroom folk to rhythmic, African-inspired, garage-influenced indie rock with Talking Heads quirk. As one would expect from such a band name, philosophical ideas are the lyrical focus. Radiotes’ powerful lyrics encompass revelatory, visionary, and transformative themes, built upon a foundation of novel musical ideas. Phil and the Osophers have shared the stage with the likes of Passion Pit, Art Brut, Miike Snow, Les Savy Fav, The Tallest Man on Earth, The Dodos and more.


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