We make art because we have imagined a world we have never seen. It’s a world that values cooperation over competition, life over materialism, and compassion over judgment; a world where love is the only law and every dreamer rests on a sea of opportunity. It’s the world of Jesus, and John Lennon, Martin Luther King, and Mahatma Gandhi. We sing songs about disillusionment and loss, love and longing. Art is the only sane response to an insane world.
Radio Fallout's career highlights:
-Played at the 2013 Austin 1020 Race for approximately 6,000 attendees
-Headlined Simmerfest II Summer music Festival (Summer 2011)
-Featured by RAW Natural Born Artists - www.rawartists.org
-Paste Magazine Podcast
-Played 4 shows during SXSW 2011
-Featured in a Documentary on Independent Music (Release scheduled for Spring of 2012)
-No Cover Magazine (Distributed Nationally)
-Nominated for Best International Rock Song in Toronto Exclusive Magazine
-Featured on Dissolver.com and IndieGuitarist.com
-Editors Pick on Cdbaby.com and IndieMusic.com
-Austin Rockers Compilation CD to promote drunk driving awareness (distributed nationally)
-Played a Toy's for Tots Charity show and a show to help raise money for the Kyle No Kill Animal Shelter
-3 top 10 finishes on Ourstage.com
-Top 10 on the Austin Alternative charts on reverbnation.com
-Fan favorite on Jango.com
-Signed to Bandwidth Agency (booking)
-Signed to K&W Publishing, LLC and Cepheid Star Publishing, LLC
-Vox e Tenebris in rotation at the following stations:
M3 Radio New York City, NY
WHRW Binghamton, NY
WUSB Stony Brook, NY
WNYU New York City, NY
WMSE Milwaukee, WI
WSUM Madison, WI
WRNC Ashland, WI
WIPZ Kenosha, WI
KALX Berkeley, CA
KFSR Fresno, CA
KUCI Irvine, CA
WRVU Nashville, TN
WTTU Cookeville, TN
WUTS Sewanee, TN
WRAS Atlanta, GA
WUOG Athens, GA
WMPG Portland, ME
WRBC Lewiston, ME
WMFO Medford, ME
WRCT Pittsburgh, PA
WUSR Scranton, PA
KJHK Lawrence, KS
WNRN Charlottesville, VA
KEOL La Grande, OR
KBGA Missoula, MT
KCOU Columbia, MO
KCSU Ft. Collins, CO
WMTU Houghton, MI
WRMC Middlebury, VT
KUNM Albuquerque, NM
WXDU Durham, NC
WPRK Winter Park, FL
WHUS Storrs, CT
KXUA Fayetteville, AR
WUSC Columbia, SC
KVSC St. Cloud, MN
Caleb Scates - Guitar and Lead vocals
Dan Walker - Bass and backing vocals
Jonathan Palmer - Drums and backing Vocals
Violent Road Pt. 1 - November 2013
Vox e Tenebris - September 2012
Etc... EP - December 2010
Mondegreen EP - March 2010
It’s been one hell of a ride for Radio Fallout. From quitting jobs to playing shows at the famous SXSW festival in the States, their debut album Vox e Tenebris an album that Radio Fallout could previously only dream about. But that dream has turned into reality and with a dedicated work ethic, the reality of Radio Fallout is about to blow sky high.
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It’s been one hell of a ride for Radio Fallout. From quitting jobs to playing shows at the famous SX...It’s been one hell of a ride for Radio Fallout. From quitting jobs to playing shows at the famous SXSW festival in the States, their debut album Vox e Tenebris an album that Radio Fallout could previously only dream about. But that dream has turned into reality and with a dedicated work ethic, the reality of Radio Fallout is about to blow sky high.
Radio Fallout couldn’t start things off on a better note if they tried even harder – I Want To Be Alright mixes Weezer’s garage rock sound with Nirvana’s alternative rock sound to create a fantastic, catchy as fuck rock song doused in pure adrenaline. While Lux E Tenebris doesn’t quite match up to it’s predecessor, it shows a darker, more determined Radio Fallout to before while Falling In shows off the band’s much more indie-tinged rock sound.
What Radio Fallout are perhaps best at though is showing off their ability to easily perfect different genres throughout the album – Wishing Well’s sound chops and changes between verses and the chorus. From a soft, alternative rock sound to a pretty strong grunge tone, Radio Fallout are able to impress at any given time and while some people might not enjoy some aspects of their ever changing sound, they cannot be faulted or criticised for their musical skill. Hour Of Darkness is Radio Fallout’s finest 3 minutes (and 19 seconds) on the record though. An aggressive, rock n’ roll tune that’s able to show off the band’s immense talent and a much more angrier, punk sound while Summer Sun is almost like the soulful indie ballad of Vox E Tenebris.
The album comes to a close with the impeccable Status Quo – a song that is fairly similar to the likes of Nirvana’s classic Sliver. It’s a song that the likes of Kurt Cobain could have written had he not blown his brains out but in 2012 it’s Radio Fallout who are increasingly making a bigger noise and writing excellent grunge-tinged music. And for that reason alone, we can only hope that this isn’t the last we hear of Radio Fallout.
For fans of: Nirvana, Weezer.
Urgent melodicism, a fondness for heavy, heavy guitars and sharp sense of harmony, all driven home at a maximum volume.
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The band’s influences mix the dynamics of the Pixies, the polished production reminiscent of Nevermi...The band’s influences mix the dynamics of the Pixies, the polished production reminiscent of Nevermind and the ever-present, almost acoustic vibe borrowed from indie rock. But this concentrated alt-rock which also has an unwitting gift for power pop, results in something quite distinctive. Although the band wears its influences on its sleeve, Radio Fallout pulls it together in a strikingly original fashion, thanks to their urgent melodicism, a fondness for heavy, heavy guitars and sharp sense of harmony, all driven home at a maximum volume.
Plus, the band write killer hooks and prove that they can rock real hard – just listen to the tracks “Hour Of Darkness” or “Reeducation” for confirmation – resulting in them winding up with direct, immediate music that connects on more than one level. It’s both clever and vulnerable, but those sensibilities are hidden beneath the loud guitars and catchy hooks.
From the pounding, primal assault of the opening track, “I Want To be Alright,” the album is filled with sonic highlights. The songs move between the sunny, guitar pop of “Wishing Well” and “Heir” to the darker, moving sounds of “Lux e Tenebris” and “Falling In.”
In short, the album “Lux e Tenebris,” – Recorded at 5th Street Studios in Austin TX. Engineered, mixed by Evan Kleinecke. Co produced by Evan Kleinecke and Radio Fallout – is full of crunching alt-rock with a surprisingly strong emotional undercurrent that becomes all the more resonant with each play. The guitars rage and shriek, the beats are fierce and instinctive, while the vocals are mixed to the front, filled with occasionally overlapping, backing harmonies.
At the end of the day, few people will doubt Radio Fallout’s playing power, and whether you’re hearing them for the first time or just for the first time in months, their brand new upcoming album, “Lux e Tenebris,” will almost certainly become as visceral a listen as ever.
Straight-ahead rock and roll, with catchy songs that have a big sound
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Vox E Tenebris is the first full length album from Austin-based rockers Radio Fallout. And although ...Vox E Tenebris is the first full length album from Austin-based rockers Radio Fallout. And although the title may come off as a little academic, the music is straight-ahead rock and roll, with catchy songs that have a big sound. The band, a trio formed in 2008, features songwriter/guitarist Caleb Scates on lead vocals. Dan Walker plays bass, the drums are handled by Jonathan Palmer, and both join in on backing vocals. While rock bands may not exactly be in short supply in a city like Austin, there is always room for new voices with talent and originality. If "A Voice from the Dark" (courtesy of Google translation) is any indication, Radio Fallout is a "vox" ready to shine some light.
In an interview with Vents Magazine, Scates says their "goal is just to write something you can listen to and sing along with. If we can get a song stuck in your head then we feel like we did our job." If that's what the band is after, they've nailed it. The nine tunes on the CD are as infectious a lot as you're likely to come across. Infectious, however, doesn't necessarily mean happy.
As another interviewer in Feedback Fury pointed out in a number of his questions to band spokesman Scates, if you look at the songwriter's lyrics, they are often quite dark. Indeed dark enough to suggest real depression. The voice from the dark seems as often as not to dress what seems to be a bleak message in shiny clothes.
Scates says he looks at his music as therapeutic. "I think I get a lot of it [depression] out in songwriting ... where the art is kind of an outlet. ... We talked earlier how this is not the ideal time to be coming up as a musician. I think the realization of that and the economic times we live in and the time the music industry is in, there are a lot of bad feelings that go along with it, so I think that's where a lot of that comes from."
Not a bad argument, if you ask me. Music, after all, hath charms, as another poet once said. As the second song on the album, "Lux E Tenebris," suggests: "These words/Though absurd just might save a life." It is perhaps not the words themselves that are absurd. It is the world that is absurd. Absurdity, in art, is often in the relationship between form and content-misery that sometimes sounds happy, but always sounds catchy. Somehow, the music makes the misery palatable. "Lux E Tenebris," itself couldn't be a better example.
Just listen to songs like "Wishing Well," an enchanting melody with some less than enchanting lyrics, or the rocking opening song, "I Want to Be Alright." It's easy to lose yourself in the music and lose the sense of the verse. "Falling In" and "Hour of Darkness" are impressive performances that show just what the Radio Fallout is capable of. With a little luck and continued sweat, Vox E Tenebris will just be the beginning for the band.
Radio Fallout brings you that 90's alternate rock sound & you simply can’t get enough.
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Radio Fallout – In the midst of an exciting career since the release of The Mondegreen EP in 2010. ...Radio Fallout – In the midst of an exciting career since the release of The Mondegreen EP in 2010. The successes that have followed that release have been rapid from headlining festivals (Simmerfest II), preforming at SXSW 2011/2012 & being featured countless music industry sites have put Radio Fallout in the perfect position to announce their up coming full length album titled Vox e Tenebris (September 2012).
...a melancholy trip across the walls of lead singer Caleb Scates mind.
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Upon pressing “play” I was taken on a melancholy trip across the walls of lead singer Caleb Scates m...Upon pressing “play” I was taken on a melancholy trip across the walls of lead singer Caleb Scates mind. The nine track album impressed me greatly, and as a virgin listener to their sound, I gladly allowed Radio Fallout to have their way with my eardrums. Their new album is not something to miss out on.
this Austin band emits explosive precision and energy... rawness of simplicity in it’s top form
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In the underground nightlife of hipsters and punk rockers, Fitzgerald’s never missed a beat of the i...In the underground nightlife of hipsters and punk rockers, Fitzgerald’s never missed a beat of the indie punk rock sounds of Radio Fallout. Straight from the heart where music comes from in Texas, this Austin band emits explosive precision and energy. The three man band Caleb Scates, Jonathan Palmer, and Dan Walker, expresses the rawness of simplicity in it’s top form. Dynamic on stage and on cd.
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live performances are awesome
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Radio Fallout is a true alternative rock band. “Out of Sight” possesses the driving beat of classic ...Radio Fallout is a true alternative rock band. “Out of Sight” possesses the driving beat of classic rock and then breaks into a clear alternative style with characteristic alternative vocalizations. Check out this band and if you happen to find them playing in your area their live performances are awesome.
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"Caleb Scates has the kind of voice that attracts new listeners. It's that simple, really. In a univ..."Caleb Scates has the kind of voice that attracts new listeners. It's that simple, really. In a universe where TENS (perhaps HUNDREDS) of THOUSANDS of recordings are released annually, Caleb's voice finds its way to the heart in the ears in the mind of the listener."
Out of Sight
Around the Corner
She's Inside of Me
In the middle of the night
I want to be alright
In the middle of the night
Hour of darkness
|Jun 14, 2013 Friday||10:00 PM||The Deadhorse||San Angelo, TX, US|
|Jun 26, 2013 Wednesday||8:00 PM||The Mohawk||Austin, TX, US|