Every week we debut a handful of new bands that have submitted their music to Gashouse Radio. These bands are part of our segment The Radar. Their songs are played in the 9am ET hour, the 2pm hour and then again on our show Gashouse Live at 6pm.
Whenever you hear a song on Gashouse Radio (whether its during The Radar or not) you can use our thumbs up/down buttons to let us know what you think about each track. These votes will determine ho often these songs are heard in regular rotation throughout the day. Enough positive votes could get a song in our Top 10 Countdown (airing everyday t 5am and 5pm ET).
Here are the bands debuting this week:
WHY: Canadian Alternative Rock Band. Combining influences of European art-rock and fashionable FM radio hooks, WHY’s music sends messages of hope, creation, love and loss. WHY where just invited by Bono’s organization ONE, to film a performance of a iconic Protest Song to be part of Bono’s brainchild Agit8 for the G8 to draw attention to extreme poverty. WHY have just released their 5th Album “The Leap” which is available on iTunes and CDBaby.
2 a.m. Orchestra: The latest incarnation of the band emerged mid-2013 with the release of “Working To Divide,” the third full-length studio album which showcases the same characteristic ornate arrangements, but with new explosive rock textures. The band will continue their various characteristic transformations doing both acoustic and rock shows in support the latest album, continuing their theme of rearranging songs and sounds, evolving and recreating, ensuring the audience has a new experience at each and every show.
Sunny Gang: Newark-based punk/rap group Sunny Gang is proud to present a new single and music video, “1:35” off their upcoming EP. After an appearance at AfroPunkFest 2013 that garnered attention from outlets like Rolling Stone and Brooklyn Vegan, The Gang has had a successful run of shows across the NY/NJ area. Inspired by recent acts of youthful rebellion across the Middle East and Europe, Sunny Gang’s aggressive new release is ready to take the public’s attention hostage and give the finger to authority.
Ships Have Sailed: Like a boat at sea, there are infinite directions our lives can take and every choice we make effects the trajectory of the course we’re on. Ships Have Sailed is an independent, Los Angeles based artist whose stunning debut E.P., Someday, reflects the theme of how a simple turn can change the outcome of our entire future.
Eliquate: Packing an arsenal of rhymes that range from satirical social commentary and inner-soul searching to all-out, shake-your-ass-‘til-the floor-is-wet jams, Eliquate’s music has been charging parties up and down the West Coast since 2009. In that time span, they’ve graced the stage with underground royalty such as Murs, Del the Funky Homosapien, Zion-I and RJD2, just to name a few.
ANIMATO: Los Angeles band ANIMATO is a high-energy, electro dance machine. The band formed in late 2012 in the wake of the breakup of previous LA bands “Ashbury” and “The Tender Box,” who’s various members decided to join forces, as well as bring on 2 new recruits. The result of this collaboration is a new project that encompasses a myriad of influences infused with 80s Electro and Britpop bands such as Depeche Mode, Kasabian, Daft Punk, Cut Copy, Friendly Fires, etc.
Radio Drive: Kevin Gullickson’s decision to keep the cool moniker of his newly disbanded group Radio Drive when he launched his solo career in 2009 proved to be prophetic. Forging an uplifting, sonically eclectic vibe best described as “motivational rock,” the prolific singer/songwriter’s first three releases—Dream The Impossible (2009), Life Today (2010) and I Can See The World From Here—received impressive reviews around the globe and extensive airplay on online, college and indie stations in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Life Today also hit the Top 40 charts on CJSW Radio in Calgary, Canada. Expanding his rich palette of sounds even further, Gullickson’s latest Radio Drive project finds the multi-talented artist firmly declaring that This Is Our Time.
the Butter Guns: In macroeconomics the guns verse butter model is an example of a simple production possibility frontier. It demonstrates the relationship between a nation’s investment in defense and civilian goods. Blah blah blah. We are simply about guns made out of butter that shoot butter. We are delicious! We saw these guys at the Italian Festival and they were phenomenal! Look for an in-studio performance from The Butter Guns coming this summer.
So tune in all this week to hear these bands on The Radar! Do not miss Gashouse Live, weekdays 6pm ET for new music, interviews, live performances, giveaways and much more.