Tallahasse rock band Go Radio have had a pretty good year with their debut album Lucky Street hitting the Billboard 200 charts at number 77 after it’s March 2011 release.
The band went on to a Warped Tour 2011 run and spent last weekend in Texas at one of the year’s most popular music festivals SXSW.
“Yeah, South By Southwest was pretty intense,” explained Go Radio vocalist Jason Lancaster, “It was good. We had three showcases out there. 2 of them weren’t even promoted but they were all super packed and super fun everytime. All the kids were amazing. We saw a bunch of friends from other tours and stuff who randomly popped in to say, hey, we’re here too! It was awesome.”
Go Radio began their Lucky Street headlining tour on Tuesday night and are playing out in Pontiac this evening at the Pike Room at 6:30.
The tour also includes This Providence, Tyler Carter and Shapes & Colours.
The band recently wrapped up recording on their as-yet-untitled sophomore album and are waiting on the final mix, “I guess it’s a different record altogether than Lucky Street for sure. It’s a lot more straightforward than the other one was. The subject matter about life and how we’re living it at this point. It’s an 11-song record and it is coming together really nicely. Everything just kind of transitions from one song to the next and it’s kind of a smooth transitions from Lucky Street into this record. People talk about changes for a sophomore record to avoid the sophomore slump and we definitely tried to avoid that, ” shared Lancaster.
The band will be playing one new song out on tour, the piano ballad, “What If I Don’t”.
When asked what people coming out to the shows can expect, Lancaster shared, “We kind of boned up on our production. We decided it’s our first A-market headlining one we wanted it to be memorable so we got lights and stuff like that. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
Although he says that there is not a specific track he can point to as his favorite on the new album that, “There are several songs that kind of hit me a lot harder than I guess I thought they would.”
Lancaster went on to say that Go Radio was surprised by the early buzz and positive reactions that they had to their debut album, “We had expectations that we wanted to see happen but I don’t think any of us actually ever thought that it would catch on the way it did. Like I said this is the first time we’re going to be able to see a direct response to all of that. It’s just amazing. It definitely surpassed all of our expectations. None of us ever actually thought we’d be able to do it like we are.”