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It’s been a while since the show, but we just wanted to make sure you guys saw pictures from the Yellowcard Tour with Go Radio! Unfortunately, Every Avenue’s van broke down so they didn’t make it to the show. Boo!

To make up for it, the guys in Go Radio played a 45-minute set. Winning! Check out the photos from the show here!

Also, check out all three parts of the great interview we had with Alex.

We talk to Alex about the deluxe edition of Lucky Street and the Goodnight Moon video!

#mymodelfriendsteve is briefly explained by Derek and the Misfits fight with Jerry Only is summed up.

Word association where Alex describes every member of Go Radio in one word!

Two months ago, we announced the release date of Go Radio’s deluxe edition of Lucky Street.  It has finally arrived and we couldn’t be happier with all the time we waited.

After tapping my fingers and waiting in front of my computer for my pre-order to become available on iTunes, I nearly jumped out of my bed and woke my roommate with my screaming.  The only plus side to living on the west coast, beside the absence of frosty car windows in the morning at this time of year, is that while it’s midnight on the east coast, it’s still early here.  So what if we miss every single television show and every plot twist gets spoiled on Twitter before we even get a chance to watch the open credits…We get the Go Radio album without waiting until the wee hours of the morning to listen to it!  As of this point, Go Radio’s eight bonus tracks have been played over two-hundred and ten times on my iTunes alone—not counting the iPhone plays or the times they’ve been repeated in my head.  That might just be my personal affinity for Go Radio showing through though.  Now let’s get down to brass tacks.

‘Ready or Not,’ the first of the bonus tracks on Lucky Street (Deluxe Edition), is a polished rock track with carefully structured layers and specific elements adding to the overall sound of the finished piece.  The track is probably the most structured of the bonus features next to the ‘Rolling In The Deep’ cover, and the peppier ‘Worth All The While’ but in no way is that a bad thing.  ‘Ready or Not’ feeds any thirst for a louder, head-nod worthy, guitar and drum backed sound.  As always, the opening track always offers a sample of universally relatable lyrics to come.

Contrasting the stentorian bonus opener is an almost conversational ‘Stay Gone.’  Close your eyes and it sounds like an intimate Go Radio concert—a noisy little cafe, a wooden stool on a landing in the corner, an acoustic guitar and heartfelt lyrics echoing above the chatter.  The song offers a nice change of pace from the emotionless, auto tuned, meaningless fodder that often fills the top charts but falls into the same realm as fan favorite ‘Goodnight Moon,’ which also makes an appearance as a bonus, heartwrenching acoustic track.  It’s more than obvious Go Radio’s lyrics are a little more genuine and heartfelt than say LMFAO, no matter how much they may believe in the fact that they’re “sexy and they know it,” and it shows in all of their tracks.

The only thing that could possibly make those lyrics and masterful instrumental supports better would be Jason Lancaster’s raw vocals.  The honesty of the lyrics really shine through with the raspy, raw, yet impeccably delivered vocals.  Let’s not forget the vocal support, equally as fervent and sincere as the lead.  The minimalism, no-frills approach to ‘Thanks For Nothing,’ ‘Any Other Heart’ and ‘Forever My Father’ make the meaningful lyrics the focal point.  All we can say here at Stork Music is that we can’t wait for anything and everything else Go Radio to be released.

By the way, check out their newly released music video for ‘Goodnight Moon!’

Also this interview we did with Alex from Go Radio at Warped Tour this summer!

Or pictures from their set at Warped!

~T

Lucky Street Deluxe Edition!

After the wild success of Lucky Street, Go Radio is planning an October 25th re-release loaded with special tracks, like a handful of bonus tracks, demos and piano versions, as well as an Adele ‘Rolling in the Deep’ cover.

View the track list and plan on ordering your copy and reliving the magic that is Lucky Street!

Lucky Street Deluxe Edition

1. Lucky Street

2. Any Other Heart

3. Singing With The King

4. Goodnight Moon

5. Strength To Stay

6. Swear It Like You Mean It

7. Why I’m Home

8. Kill The Beast

9. Hold On

10. Forever My Father

11. Fight, Fight (Reach For The Sky)

12. House Of Hallways

13. Redemption In The Verse

14. The Truth Is

BONUS TRACKS

15. Ready Or Not (Bonus Track)

16. Stay Gone (Bonus Track)

17. Worth It All The While (Bonus Track)

18. Any Other Heart (Demo)

19. Rolling In The Deep (Adele cover)

20. Forever My Father (Feat. Erin and Daniel Lancaster)

21. Goodnight Moon (Demo) (*DIGITAL ONLY)

22. Thanks For Nothing (Piano Version) (*DIGITAL ONLY)

23. Any Other Heart (Music Video) (*DIGITAL ONLY)

To hold yourself over until the October release, watch this Go Radio interview!

~T

“We have a high energy show; we sweat a lot.” -Alexander Reed, Go Radio

Nintendo 3DS Stage, Warped Tour Milwaukee

Simply put, as talented and polished as Go Radio is lyrically, they are equally as talented live.  With fans dedicated enough to land Go Radio on the cover of AP magazine’s ‘We Are Warped’ issue, it’s clear the band has an enormous fanbase— who all show up to sets to sing along and belt their hearts out.  As much as the fans give, Go Radio reciprocates with a noteworthy onstage performance, jumping around and keeping fans interested by changing tempo— switching between tracks like ‘Any Other Heart’ and  the swoon-worthy ‘Goodnight Moon.’

The Truth Is‘ Stork Music has an obvious penchant for all things Go Radio. Especially these photos from Go Radio’s Milwaukee Warped Tour set.

Watch this interview with Alex Reed of Go Radio as he discusses fans asking for sweat-soaked underwear, the perils of tour life and his desire for an iPhone 4.

Make sure to check out the band on FaceBook, Twitter and iTunes!

~T

Recent lyricism has come in a roundabout way to focus on poppin’ bottles and throwing glitter—not that those aren’t fun, catchy and money making tactics, but sometimes a dose of substance and interpretation offered by heartfelt, personally written lyrics is needed.

Instead of a Dr. Luke brainchild destined for a top spot on the iTunes 100 and immediate radio syndication, Go Radio has managed to counter the grammatically challenged synth-pop hits with their debut full length Lucky Street.

Simply put, Go Radio’s lyrics are masterpieces ranging from lovesick confessions to heartbreaking remembrances.   Do Overs and Second Chances closed with ‘Goodnight Moon’—a song almost any girl would love to think is written about her.  The fan favorite was a fantastic taste of what was to come on Lucky Street.

The album opens with its title eponymous track, an attention grabbing tale of red balloons backed by impeccably catchy, rhythmic guitar riffs and drumbeats.  Frontman Jason Lancaster’s vocals are raw, but in the best way possible.  No sugar coating or autotuning required—ensuring a stellar live performance.

‘Lucky Street’ perfectly sets the tone for the record, priming the listener for a collection of songs brimming with catchy choruses and impeccable depth.  While some artists write songs with the intentions of implanting a song lyric (DiCaprio Inception -esque), Go Radio writes with the intention of emotion and storytelling, effortlessly ending up with a repetitive verse.

Possibly one of the most alluding songs on the record, ‘Singing With The King’ subtly references music greats and even friends dear and near to the band.  Almost every additional listen to the song sparks an ‘aha’ moment when a reference is picked up.

Taking a slight break from the more upbeat, rock tracks is ‘Why I’m Home.’  Lancaster’s lyrics are undeniably raw and heartfelt, displaying the versatility of the frontman’s vocals.  From a rocker’s angsty, biting tone to a raspy almost-falsetto, his ability truly shines.

Like ‘Why I’m Home,’ ‘Forever My Father’ (which makes two appearances on the record) is another heartfelt piece, open to interpretation and application, but written in memoriam of Lancaster’s father.  The song displays exemplary emotion and substance, especially on the version featuring two of the other Lancaster siblings.

Lucky Street provides a variety of tracks—from the more rock heavy ‘Strength to Stay’ and ‘Fight Fight (Reach For The Sky)’ to the more acoustic ‘Hold On’ and melodic ‘House Of Hallways.’  Overall, the album is a solid representation of what Go Radio is—a versatile, honest and talented group of individuals.

Rating: Undeniably kick ass.

[‘The truth is’…Go Radio writes some of the most incredible music.]

~T