Darla Records is very proud to offer the first studio record in five years by legendary western Massachusetts indie rockers New Radiant Storm King. Their new record the Steady Hand features core members Peyton Pinkerton (longtime guitarist for Pernice Brothers, Silver Jews) and Matt Hunter (J Mascis and the Fog, Silver Jews, Wharton Tiers Ensemble) with the addition of Patrick Berkery on drums (Pernice Brothers, the Bigger Lovers) and Caleb Wetmore on bass. On their newest offering New Radiant Storm King's songwriting and musicianship remain true to form yet polished and stronger than ever. Like other great alt-guitar pioneers, NRSK lay virgin gravel road; sometimes hard and angular, sometimes uniquely smooth and pastoral. The Steady Hand is a testament to NRSK's ability to constantly push the envelope while maintaining a sound that defies any direct comparison. 2006.