Closing the distance to Detroit

By Dylan Dulberg

With two EPs, two studio albums, two singles, three demos and two appearances on the Fearless Records compilation albums, all in the course of four years, Go Radio is off to a quick start.

Started by Jason Lancaster upon his departure from Mayday Parade in 2007, Go Radio has been recording and releasing songs consistently, reaching audiences with intricate lyrics and innovative composition.

 

The band and the sound

This four-piece band from Tallahassee, Fla. consists of guitarist, lead vocalist and pianist Jason Lancaster; guitarist and vocalist Alex Reed; bassist and vocalist Matt Poulos, and drummer Steven Kopacz.

Go Radio is commonly recognized for their signature vocal sound. Jason Lancaster’s Tallahassee twang rings clear and strong alongside the intricately composed guitar/piano duets accompanied by a wide variety of different methods of percussion.

With varied styles in their music, ranging from soft, acoustic odes like “Goodnight Moon” to strong rock ballads like “Singing With The King,” Go Radio provides a wide array of variety which translates into a much greater chance to hook the listener in to see what else they have in store.

 

The road to stardom

Since their conception, they have toured with many big bands including The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, A Day to Remember, Secondhand Serenade, Yellowcard and A Rocket To the Moon. They also toured on the Warped Tour and headlined their first tour in 2011. In 2012, they toured, released their latest album and are now touring again on their recently released album.

 

‘Close the Distance’

Their second studio album as a part of Fearless Records, “Close the Distance”, released Sept. 18, receiving immediate recognition on various Billboard charts. “Close the Distance” was briefly ranked No. 22 on the US Billboard rock album chart. Prior to the album’s release, the band promoted it by offering a contest where they would release a song once their number of views, shares, and newsletter subscriptions reached 20,000. This took only two days, and, on July 16, the band responded by releasing the third track on the album, “Collide.”

 

Going out on tour

As the hype grew between the release of “Collide” and the release of the album, the band released the fourth track on the album, “Go to Hell” through iTunes on Aug. 6.

After the release of their album, they went back on tour, the #GoToHell Tour, along with bands Paradise Fears and Stages and Stereos.

 

The #GoToHell Tour comes to Detroit on Nov. 25 at The Shelter. The Shelter is located on 431 E Congress St. in Detroit, and doors open at 6 p.m.

 

Tickets are available at the door or on ticketmaster.com for $16. Go Radio also has a second tour stop in Michigan, which is Nov.r 27 at The Intersection in Grand Rapids. Both shows are open to all ages.