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"RadioDriveBy"

Bio: RadioDriveBy isn’t your average rock and roll band. Hailing from Phoenix AZ, they bring a new flavor to the monotony of average-sounding music. Characterized by soaring, powerful, melodic vocals alongside catchy hooks and strong rhythms, RadioDriveBy has created a refreshing sound and displays an energy rarely seen in new bands. Though they have only been together less than two years, RadioDriveBy has already shared the stage with artists such as Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Don Felder (the eagles), Family Force 5, Forever the Sickest Kids, The Dangerous Summer, Secondhand Serenade, He is We and more. Priding themselves in putting on a high-energy, loud, and exciting live show, the band continues to draw full crowds to Arizona’s most popular local venues such as The Nile Theater, The Underground, The Foundry, Scottsdale Studios, and The Hard Rock Café in Phoenix. RadioDriveBy’s superb stage presence and ability to blend their personal styles together helps them provide a unique concert experience. However, their recordings do justice to their performance just as well. In 2011, RadioDriveBy recorded a summer EP with Scottsdale-based producer Curtis Douglas (The Maine, This Century, Scary Kids Scaring Kids), and released it on iTunes and other online stores with great reception from fans and critics. RadioDriveBy has often been compared to emo rockers Taking Back Sunday and the unique vocal sound of Coheed and Cambria, but also is greatly influenced by the pop-punk style of bands like Blink-182 and Jimmy Eat World. - Taking Roads Media


"RadioDriveBy On Your Way - Pop-Punk Perfection?"

If ever you wondered what a pop-punk band fronted by Claudio Sanchez might sound like, wonder no more. The sophomore EP from Phoenix, Arizona’s RadioDriveBy would still be a mighty fine record, even if lead-vocalist Trent Clark didn’t have a Sanchez-esque twang to his voice, but with it, On Your Way comfortably surpasses any modest expectations and catapults its young creators way above a large number of their older contemporaries.

Clark doesn’t always channel the Coheed and Cambria frontman, wisely restricting the number of times he lets the full potential of his voice loose; a decision that makes those moments he does all the more appreciable. Perhaps even more impressive however, is that the songs don’t rely on this occasional vocal virtuosity to excel. Desiree opens proceedings like a cross between the best early material of We The Kings and Boys Like Girls – hook-laden and certain to catch a-hold of something. Where Your Heart Belongs meanwhile has shades of Farewell Fighter about it, guest vocalist Steff Koeppen arriving late in the song to provide yet more reason to love it. What You Need is more of the same, while stunning acoustic number, Sunday rounds things off with a perfectly judged change-of-pace.

Indeed, it often takes an excellent pop-punk band to make their slow songs as exciting and punchy as the up-tempo stuff; RadioDriveBy are just that, excellent. In a genre where many popular but mediocre bands often fail to create any sense of identity whatsoever, RadioDriveBy are one of the glorious exceptions. This is exactly what pop-punk should sound like, with a cherry on top. - SoundSense Online


"RadioDriveBy On Your Way - Pop-Punk Perfection?"

If ever you wondered what a pop-punk band fronted by Claudio Sanchez might sound like, wonder no more. The sophomore EP from Phoenix, Arizona’s RadioDriveBy would still be a mighty fine record, even if lead-vocalist Trent Clark didn’t have a Sanchez-esque twang to his voice, but with it, On Your Way comfortably surpasses any modest expectations and catapults its young creators way above a large number of their older contemporaries.

Clark doesn’t always channel the Coheed and Cambria frontman, wisely restricting the number of times he lets the full potential of his voice loose; a decision that makes those moments he does all the more appreciable. Perhaps even more impressive however, is that the songs don’t rely on this occasional vocal virtuosity to excel. Desiree opens proceedings like a cross between the best early material of We The Kings and Boys Like Girls – hook-laden and certain to catch a-hold of something. Where Your Heart Belongs meanwhile has shades of Farewell Fighter about it, guest vocalist Steff Koeppen arriving late in the song to provide yet more reason to love it. What You Need is more of the same, while stunning acoustic number, Sunday rounds things off with a perfectly judged change-of-pace.

Indeed, it often takes an excellent pop-punk band to make their slow songs as exciting and punchy as the up-tempo stuff; RadioDriveBy are just that, excellent. In a genre where many popular but mediocre bands often fail to create any sense of identity whatsoever, RadioDriveBy are one of the glorious exceptions. This is exactly what pop-punk should sound like, with a cherry on top. - SoundSense Online


"RadioDriveBy – On Your Way"

RadioDriveBy is a five piece alternative rock band with a heavy dose of pop punk mixed in, made up of Trent Clark (vocals), Adam Simons (guitar, vocals), Austin Gavin (drums), David Glosser (guitar), and Evan Yuen (bass). Since they began in the fall of 2009, they’ve moved from playing church venues to much larger stages, playing with bands such as Forever The Sickest Kids, Family Force 5, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, He Is We, This Century, and Austin Gibbs. In 2010 and 2011 They released a number of high quality singles, “Tomorrow Never Comes”, ”Hope You Know”, and “Nothin’ But Better” – all showcasings the bands incredible ability to write songs that capture the very best of the past decade of mainstream alternative rock. The vocalist, who I’d probably classify as a contralto similar in range (but not necessarily style) to Tom DeLonge, has a very flexible voice, and at times does remind me of Claudio Sanchez with a high pitched vibrato at the end of lines. It’s very impressive singing, throughout, and if this band doesn’t take off, I have to say that I think at least Mr. Clark should stick with it because a voice like that will take you places. And in fact, it already seems to have done so – the band used kickstarter to fund a tour. The goal was to raise $2000 to buy a trailer and start touring, and sure enough that $2000 goal was certainly met.

On On Your Way RadioDriveBy is a fantastic pop punk stew, like a really wonderful blend of Fall Out Boy, Sum41, Good Charlotte, The Offspring, and a slew of other pop-punk bands sprinkled in. This short 4 track EP is damn near perfect in my opinion and I’m going to go ahead and say that this is my FAVORITE musical release of 2012 so far. Perhaps keeping it short is what works for RDB – they only release high quality (commercially viable) material. This is tough for indie bands to do, but it gets easier every year as home recording technology gets more accessible. The band sticks to what it does best, which is high energy electric guitar driven pop rock songs, showcasing the vocalists impressively high vocal range. The melodies are catchy and original, yet evoke memories of pop-rock circa 2006-2010. The guitar work during the instrumental sections, like in Desiree, are fantastic, but my only complaint would be that there are simply not enough of them throughout this concise beautiful example of what Arizona pop-punk is all about.

Desiree - a wail from the vocalist opens up the EP with a lamentation “we were just kids…”, chugging guitars fill in the sonic space and we erupt into a catchy chorus “don’t take a moment for granted”. It really is a catchy melody, with pretty much perfect production (highlighting every instrument at one point throughout the mix, good balance), and fantastic songwriting throughout (song form isn’t overrepetitive, chord progressions feel correct, dynamics or energy throughout is varied and well paced, instruments and vocalist given chance to “show off”). After the bitchin’ instrumental, I scream DESIREEEEEE right along with the singer, it feels so natural. [10/10]

Where Your Heart Belongs – I love these sorts of songs every now and then, and it seems to be time for another one. The lyrics tell a simple story of summer in california, but the melodies are addictive and energetic. Its a fun little love song that reminds me of skating down the sidewalk while palm trees sway in the ocean breeze. There’s a very Offspring-esque bridge (think “Denial, Revisited”), and a wonderful female vocalist who totally ties the bow on this song. Without her, it would probably have been a bit too soft for this 5 piece rock band’s image. [9/10]

What You Need - This song is a bit harder rock, with some fun riffage in the intro, and some more Claudio Sanchez type wails from the singer during the verse. I’m not a huge fan of the chorus – its kinda melodically boring and the rhythmic phrasing is just not great. My least favorite part is the “What you want what you want what you want what you want its not what you need”. Just not digging it. The production is good, the verses are good, the beginning of the chorus is good, but that line just doesn’t work for me. Perhaps RDB does best when they stick to a major modality. [6.5/10]

Sunday - Sunday is a slightly melancholy song about having to return home from California. Its a really nice acoustic jam with some great harmonies during the chorus. This is reminiscent of a lot of contemporary christian rock songs, actually, but the lyrics are totally secular (thank god!)* The singer hits some great notes during the bridge and the song comes to a nice conclusion. It’s a good song, but its not my favorite. [8/10]

On Your Way is a great 4 track EP from Tempe, AZ based RadioDriveBy. I recommend buying this today. Oh, and sorry if I didn’t really mention you other band members very much, but there was nothing bad to say, and since I don’t know who writes the songs, or if y’all come up with parts independently, - LXE Music


"Album Review: On Your Way EP by RadioDriveBy"

God love these boys from Arizona, I think Radio Drive By follows me on every form of social media I have. Not that I mind, I just have to laugh every time their name comes up. Finally getting around to checking them out, I have to say I was impressed. They remind me a lot the other bands out of Arizona that I love (My Girl Friday, The Maine and This Century to top the list), but that's not to say they sound the same. They don't. It must be something about the dry heat out there, but they have that feel. Vague yes, but that's the best word I have for it and you're used to me being vague.

The EP they've put out, On Your Way is a four song love story from end to start, oddly enough it does seem to go in that order. "Desiree" opens with the line "we were just kids" which hooks anyone over the age of twenty-one. Oh god, you think. Those days. Where you were stupid and young and did things and got into relationships that you didn't understand properly and they fell apart. Which is this song. By the time the song gets to the line "don't forget me" in the chorus you're thinking, please don't.

"Where Your Heat Belongs" brings in backing vocals from Steff Koeppen which doesn't actually take away from the song. I love an added female vocalist, love a powerful male / female combo (see Sleeper Agent) but sometimes…it just doesn't work. A good singer does not make a good back up vocalist. The meshing of voices really works though. Then the vocals drop on "What You Need" and forget the rest I got completely hooked.

Last up is the ballad, which always tells a lot about a band. It's more acoustic, forcing vocals to take over, which they do. The lead singer has a unique voice, which doesn't seem like it would stand up alone, but it really does and while the song has such a pretty sound that sucks you into it? It's not this massive deviation from everything else. Sometimes when a band busts out a ballad it sounds like a different band (and worst, if that song gets put on the radio. Imagine your surprise when everything else is yelling and loud bass lines). That's not the case with this song, it's a ballad by the same band, enough to slow you down and make the young girl tear up (which sounds trite, but face it, that's the goal).

I love the lyrics, just specific enough to break a heart, but not to alienate the listener, hitting those painful or better moments that always seem to crop up when it's the last thing anyone wants. It's catchy pop rock that gets stuck in your head, but you don't mind humming all day.

Pick up the EP on iTunes or stream the full thing on their Facebook page (after you like the page). - Exile From Conformity


"Album Review: On Your Way EP by RadioDriveBy"

God love these boys from Arizona, I think Radio Drive By follows me on every form of social media I have. Not that I mind, I just have to laugh every time their name comes up. Finally getting around to checking them out, I have to say I was impressed. They remind me a lot the other bands out of Arizona that I love (My Girl Friday, The Maine and This Century to top the list), but that's not to say they sound the same. They don't. It must be something about the dry heat out there, but they have that feel. Vague yes, but that's the best word I have for it and you're used to me being vague.

The EP they've put out, On Your Way is a four song love story from end to start, oddly enough it does seem to go in that order. "Desiree" opens with the line "we were just kids" which hooks anyone over the age of twenty-one. Oh god, you think. Those days. Where you were stupid and young and did things and got into relationships that you didn't understand properly and they fell apart. Which is this song. By the time the song gets to the line "don't forget me" in the chorus you're thinking, please don't.

"Where Your Heat Belongs" brings in backing vocals from Steff Koeppen which doesn't actually take away from the song. I love an added female vocalist, love a powerful male / female combo (see Sleeper Agent) but sometimes…it just doesn't work. A good singer does not make a good back up vocalist. The meshing of voices really works though. Then the vocals drop on "What You Need" and forget the rest I got completely hooked.

Last up is the ballad, which always tells a lot about a band. It's more acoustic, forcing vocals to take over, which they do. The lead singer has a unique voice, which doesn't seem like it would stand up alone, but it really does and while the song has such a pretty sound that sucks you into it? It's not this massive deviation from everything else. Sometimes when a band busts out a ballad it sounds like a different band (and worst, if that song gets put on the radio. Imagine your surprise when everything else is yelling and loud bass lines). That's not the case with this song, it's a ballad by the same band, enough to slow you down and make the young girl tear up (which sounds trite, but face it, that's the goal).

I love the lyrics, just specific enough to break a heart, but not to alienate the listener, hitting those painful or better moments that always seem to crop up when it's the last thing anyone wants. It's catchy pop rock that gets stuck in your head, but you don't mind humming all day.

Pick up the EP on iTunes or stream the full thing on their Facebook page (after you like the page). - Exile From Conformity


"RadioDriveBy "On Your Way" EP"

Truth:

RadioDriveBy just dropped their latest EP, On Your Way, on iTunes. The EP features the previously released, “Sunday.”

Sarah:

After hearing “Sunday” a few weeks back, I was stoked to hear the rest of the EP. “SUnday” gave a glimpse of their lyrically genius and instrumentally clever EP. Granted, the song is slow and acoustic, but the harmonious vocals singing the meaningful lyrics showed that the band would take the rest of the EP seriously. In the opening track, “Desiree,” the band warns, “don’t take a moment for granted,” but not in a morbid way; the song is upbeat and lively. The wise words: “Life’s short/so cherish every second/and take your time through every day” echo in the chorus, with the meticulously played guitar, drums, and bass in the background.

“Where Your Heart Belongs” features Steff Koeppen (from Steff Koeppen and the Articles). The indie singer’s vocals mesh well with the laid back vibe of the track. Her naturally raspy voice complements Trent Clark’s equally raspy voice, creating a vocal power duo, strengthening the already awesome song.

In “What You Need,” the band continues with their wise worded lyrics. The guitar in this track is super catchy, and with the perfect silence in between the chorus in lyrics, you can tell how well produced the EP is.

The EP closes out with “Sunday,” the acoustic track. The song is different from the others in that it is calm and soothing; plus it demonstrates the band’s ability to switch it up.

Overall, On Your Way is a great EP. All four tracks are worth downloading.

Make sure to pick up your copy!

- Truth Or Sarah


"RadioDriveBy-On Your Way-EP Review"

On Your Way is the second serving from Tempe pop-punks RadioDriveBy. This EP had a lot to live up to, in my eyes anyway, as their debut EP ‘Nothin’ But Better’ really packed a punch as a debut offering. Having interviewed the band’s guitarist Adam Simons, it was clear how proud that the band were of On Your Way and the whole writing and recording process, so I went into this with somewhat high expectations, and boy, were those expectations met.

First off, I was met with the lovely Desiree. From the get-go it was evident that these five boys from Arizona had definitely progressed since their debut EP, and have most definitely grown into their own sound. The chorus of Desiree is perfectly structured, from instruments to timing to melody to production, it’s that chorus that firmly implants itself in your brain and refuses to leave. The bass alongside the guitar interlude was a welcome surprise too, adding a ton more depth into the song. This track really reminded me of We The Kings debut in a way. It shows a lot of promise, and a real creative drive and passion within 3 minutes and 31 seconds.

The lead single from On Your Way comes up straight after in the form of Where Your Heart Belongs. Featuring the gorgeous female vocal of Steff Koeppen, there is not a better song that could have been chosen for the lead release. The intro to this song really packs a punch, with the strong gang vocal and drum beat. When things slowed down in the first verse I was let down slightly, but the chorus more than makes up for it. The guitars on this track reminded me a little of Brighten and A Rocket To The Moon, something that can’t be frowned upon. Again, it’s very catchy at the chorus, something that appears to be RadioDriveBy’s forte. Steff’s vocal enters the track smoothly, and only adds to the track. Her vocal flows into the track like it should have been there all along.

What You Need is my personal favourite from the EP. It’s a little different to anything I’ve heard from RadioDriveBy before. The pre-chorus’s are reminiscent of Panic! At The Disco during their “Fever” era, combined with the depth of The Maine’s Pioneer lyric wise. This track solidifies that On Your Way is an EP packed with memorable anthems that will spring RadioDriveBy out of Arizona and onto the national and indeed global map. The verses in What You Need perfectly compliment the chorus, and it’s virtually impossible to keep still while listening to this track. The sudden ending to the track leaves you physically gasping for more, before introducing you to the ballad of the album, the acoustic wonder that is Sunday.

The only slow, acoustic track on the album, Sunday paints a new dimension to the masterpiece that is RadioDriveBy. It balances out the album, showing that this is a band that are not all about the radio hits and youtube hits, that they can write beautiful melodies accompanies by heartfelt lyrics, something some bands forget about these days. To me, the track pulled at my heart-strings a little bit with the acoustic, the vocal and the lyrics. It’s a relaxing song, without being too calm, yet it’s still catchy – a sign of a band that know how to put together the pieces of a puzzle to create something astounding. The only downside to Sunday is that it almost goes on for too long, with some backing vocal out of place. Otherwise, it’s the perfect end to a fantastic sophomore EP.

For Fans of :: We The Kings self-titled // The Summer Set – Love Like This

Download // Where Your Heart Belongs

On Your Way is currently available on iTunes, and can be streamed here on RadioDriveBy’s Facebook page. - Snapshot Sypmphony


"RadioDriveBy-On Your Way-EP Review"

On Your Way is the second serving from Tempe pop-punks RadioDriveBy. This EP had a lot to live up to, in my eyes anyway, as their debut EP ‘Nothin’ But Better’ really packed a punch as a debut offering. Having interviewed the band’s guitarist Adam Simons, it was clear how proud that the band were of On Your Way and the whole writing and recording process, so I went into this with somewhat high expectations, and boy, were those expectations met.

First off, I was met with the lovely Desiree. From the get-go it was evident that these five boys from Arizona had definitely progressed since their debut EP, and have most definitely grown into their own sound. The chorus of Desiree is perfectly structured, from instruments to timing to melody to production, it’s that chorus that firmly implants itself in your brain and refuses to leave. The bass alongside the guitar interlude was a welcome surprise too, adding a ton more depth into the song. This track really reminded me of We The Kings debut in a way. It shows a lot of promise, and a real creative drive and passion within 3 minutes and 31 seconds.

The lead single from On Your Way comes up straight after in the form of Where Your Heart Belongs. Featuring the gorgeous female vocal of Steff Koeppen, there is not a better song that could have been chosen for the lead release. The intro to this song really packs a punch, with the strong gang vocal and drum beat. When things slowed down in the first verse I was let down slightly, but the chorus more than makes up for it. The guitars on this track reminded me a little of Brighten and A Rocket To The Moon, something that can’t be frowned upon. Again, it’s very catchy at the chorus, something that appears to be RadioDriveBy’s forte. Steff’s vocal enters the track smoothly, and only adds to the track. Her vocal flows into the track like it should have been there all along.

What You Need is my personal favourite from the EP. It’s a little different to anything I’ve heard from RadioDriveBy before. The pre-chorus’s are reminiscent of Panic! At The Disco during their “Fever” era, combined with the depth of The Maine’s Pioneer lyric wise. This track solidifies that On Your Way is an EP packed with memorable anthems that will spring RadioDriveBy out of Arizona and onto the national and indeed global map. The verses in What You Need perfectly compliment the chorus, and it’s virtually impossible to keep still while listening to this track. The sudden ending to the track leaves you physically gasping for more, before introducing you to the ballad of the album, the acoustic wonder that is Sunday.

The only slow, acoustic track on the album, Sunday paints a new dimension to the masterpiece that is RadioDriveBy. It balances out the album, showing that this is a band that are not all about the radio hits and youtube hits, that they can write beautiful melodies accompanies by heartfelt lyrics, something some bands forget about these days. To me, the track pulled at my heart-strings a little bit with the acoustic, the vocal and the lyrics. It’s a relaxing song, without being too calm, yet it’s still catchy – a sign of a band that know how to put together the pieces of a puzzle to create something astounding. The only downside to Sunday is that it almost goes on for too long, with some backing vocal out of place. Otherwise, it’s the perfect end to a fantastic sophomore EP.

For Fans of :: We The Kings self-titled // The Summer Set – Love Like This

Download // Where Your Heart Belongs

On Your Way is currently available on iTunes, and can be streamed here on RadioDriveBy’s Facebook page. - Snapshot Sypmphony


"RadioDriveBy-Album Review"

An Arizona five-piece have recently become new Twitter followers of
mine and their happy, energetic pop-punk sound meant that I simply had to shout about them on here. They’ve just released the full length album On Your Way, which is available on iTunes and if you’re into a slightly indie version of All Time Low, RadioDriveBy are going to be your new musical crush.

Born in autumn 2009, RadioDriveBy have played shows with Forever The Sickest Kids and Family Force 5 and are rapidly climbing to the top of the Arizona music scene. Their debut EP Nothin’ But Better was released in June last year followed by the single Hope You Know in October. The new four-track EP was unleashed in March and it could well be the band’s breakthrough record with plenty of catchy choruses and ear-friendly riffs.

A classic American punk tone backed up with slamming drums and melodic guitars mean that RadioDriveBy have a sound that is probably one of the most marketable in the music industry. They could well be the next pop-rock sensation to emerge from across the pond but even better, they’re not a straightforward teeny-rocker type band. Dark, metallic smatterings on tracks such as What You Need put them into a whole different genre. Here they begin to incorporate elements of alternative rockers such as Escape The Fate, transforming their initial innocence into something a little more edgy.

They are indeed a band for those who love the punk vocals with darker undertones and a little bit of drama on top. Sound like your sort of thing? Visit http://radiodriveby.net/ for all the official news as well as streaming of their tracks. Keep up with them at https://www.facebook.com/radiodriveby and https://twitter.com/RadioDriveBy. - showmesomethingdifferent


"New Mashup: RadioDriveBy - “Call Me Maybe” and “Somebody That I Used To Know”"

http://pupfresh.com/post/30077830733 - PupFresh


"PropertyOfZack Video Premiere : : RadioDriveBy"

PropertyOfZack is premiering a new RadioDriveBy cover of Taking Back Sunday’s “You’re So Last Summer.” Watch the cover video below by clicking “Read More.” - Property Of Zack


"PropertyOfZack Video Premiere : : RadioDriveBy"

PropertyOfZack is premiering a new RadioDriveBy cover of Taking Back Sunday’s “You’re So Last Summer.” Watch the cover video below by clicking “Read More.” - Property Of Zack


"PropertyOfZack Stream : : RadioDriveBy"

PropertyOfZack is streaming a new song by RadioDriveBy called “What You Need.” The band’s new EP, On Your Way, is officially out today as well. You can stream “What You Need” below by clicking “Read More.” - Property Of Zack


"RadioDriveBy Releases Brand New Video For 'Desiree'"

Yesterday RadioDriveBy released a brand-new, awesome video for their song "Desiree" directed by Cory Davis. The song is off of the bands first EP On Your Way, which premiered on iTunes March 2nd.

RadioDriveBy is a five piece alternative rock band from Phoenix, Arizona, made up of members Trent Clark, Adam Simons, Austin Gavin, David Glosser and Evan Yuen. The band started playing together in the fall of 2009 and has since shared the stage with artists like Forever The Sickest Kids, Family Force 5, Alice Copper, Rob Zombie, He Is We, This Century and Austin Gibbs. The bands awesome energetic sound and powerful lyrics make for the perfect easylistening summer soundtrack. Check them out on Facebook, and pick up their EP On Your Way on iTunes. - Buzznet


"RadioDriveBy and Reactions"

Okay all, this is a little late than planned, but when you’re working two jobs you gotta take full advantage of your lunch breaks to get stuff in on time, right?
This is a continuation of a little background information on all the bands trying out for Warped Tour’s Earn It Yourself concert tonight. All four bands are in the running for a chance to hop on the Kevin Says Stage for 2011’s Vans Warped Tour this summer.
The next two bands I’m going to cover I have had the pleasure of seeing live at the Nile and the Underground numerous times, so I can give you a little more insight into these guys than I may have been able to on short notice with the other bands.
RadioDriveBy is a group of five friends from Chandler, AZ that came together to rock and roll. The band includes vocalist Trenton Clark, guitarist Jeremy Rice, guitarist and vocalist Adam Simons, bassist Evan Yuen, and drummer Austin Gavin. They’ve currently been working on an EP with Curtis Douglas (The Maine, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, blessthefall) and should be released in the summer. They’ll be playing some of their new stuff this evening live for the first time ever.

These guys have shared the stage with NeverShoutNever, Forever The Sickest Kids, Family Force 5, and countless other bands which includes Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper at the Dodge Theater.
But don’t let all of this convince you that these guys are full of themselves — cos they’re probably the exact opposite. I have seen this band play in front of hundreds of people, (and they’ve played in front of thousands), and I’ve seen them play in front of ten — but they’re always the nicest people you’ve ever met.
You can check out more from RadioDriveBy on their Facebook or Tumblr.
And last but certainly not least, Reactions is a four-piece rock and roll band from Phoenix, Arizona comprised of Michael Amorosia (vocals, bass), Ryan Boken (guitar, vocals), Noah Hickman (guitar, vocals) and Nick Ayres (drums, vocals).

Reactions has toured with the likes of Every Avenue, The Secret Handshake, There for Tomorrow and many more, the band has worked with producer Max Coane (Jack’s Mannequin, The Rocket Summer, Hit The Lights) on their debut EP.

And interestingly enough, these guys happen to be really good friends with RadioDriveBy — so after the show, you should probably go say hi.
You can check out more from Reactions on their Facebook page, and their Tumblr.
I’ll see you all tonight! Good Luck! - The Nile Theater


"RadioDriveBy Performs in QC, Prep New Songs"

Local emo rockers RadioDriveBy have only been around since December 2009, but in that, time the young band of East Valley teenagers has made an impression on legions of Valley music fans.
RadioDriveBy are on the rise in the Valley punk scene.


Among them is spooky arena rock legend and Phoenix resident Alice Cooper.

“It was really awesome,” said RadioDriveBy drummer Austin Gavin of Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding, the annual charity holiday concert organized by the 80s metal giant.

Gavin and the RadioDriveBy guys won an invitation to play the concert at 5,000-capacity Comerica Theatre in Phoenix after winning the “Best Band Under 20” audition, where they opened for Cooper as well as fellow scary alt-rocker Rob Zombie.

When they’re not winning over the classic rock monsters, RadioDriveBy are winning the hearts of Pinal County rock newcomers. The band recently performed at the Queen Creek Performing Arts center on Apr. 29, 2011, a show that brought what Gavin said was a particularly enthused audience. “For a lot of them, it was the first show they had been too,” he said, “and they were so excited to see something new to them.”

Queen Creek fans are a breed apart in the local scene, Gavin said. “People in Queen Creek are really into local music, more than those in Gilbert or Chandler, they’re just really dedicated,” he said. “Most of the venues are mainly in Mesa and Tempe, but we have a good amount of fans in Queen Creek.

The members of RadioDriveBy are still in high school except for guitarist and singer Adam Simons who is a sophomore at Arizona State. Gavin said the band came together during a weekend church youth group function, where the members bonded over a shared love for pop-punk giants Blink-182 and immediately started writing songs.

The band is currently recording new material with Curtis Douglas, who has worked with Valley emo favorites turned major-label stars Scary Kids Scaring Kids and The Maine. RadioDriveBy is taking an interesting approach to releasing new tunes, electing to record small batches of three songs at a time and releasing them every three to four months.

Gavin said that while he and his band mates have nothing against the full-length album format, this segmented approach keeps fan on their toes. “We can keep people’s attention and show them how our sound has matured,” he said.

RadioDriveBy’s newest songs are pop-driven rockers with a contemporary, anthemic lyrical quality. Gavin said he personally enjoys the energy of harder emo bands like Taking Back Sunday, and he compares singer Trent Clark’s singing to the high-pitched soaring style of Coheed and Cambria. “The new recordings are definitely more of a rock vibe but with emo vocals, and I think it’s a lot more mature than what we’d recorded in the past,” he said.

The band recently played at the Underground in Mesa as an audition for the Warped Tour, a country-wide summer music tour that showcases the best punk and emo bands in the U.S. “We played all of our new stuff, and I’ve never played the Underground when it was that full of people before,” Gavin said.

For now, RadioDriveBy is “Right now, I think we’re taking it slow and marinating the local scene,” he said. “Our dream is to be doing this for a career; it’s all of our passions.”
- San Tan Valley Today


"RadioDriveBy Performs in QC, Prep New Songs"

Local emo rockers RadioDriveBy have only been around since December 2009, but in that, time the young band of East Valley teenagers has made an impression on legions of Valley music fans.
RadioDriveBy are on the rise in the Valley punk scene.


Among them is spooky arena rock legend and Phoenix resident Alice Cooper.

“It was really awesome,” said RadioDriveBy drummer Austin Gavin of Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding, the annual charity holiday concert organized by the 80s metal giant.

Gavin and the RadioDriveBy guys won an invitation to play the concert at 5,000-capacity Comerica Theatre in Phoenix after winning the “Best Band Under 20” audition, where they opened for Cooper as well as fellow scary alt-rocker Rob Zombie.

When they’re not winning over the classic rock monsters, RadioDriveBy are winning the hearts of Pinal County rock newcomers. The band recently performed at the Queen Creek Performing Arts center on Apr. 29, 2011, a show that brought what Gavin said was a particularly enthused audience. “For a lot of them, it was the first show they had been too,” he said, “and they were so excited to see something new to them.”

Queen Creek fans are a breed apart in the local scene, Gavin said. “People in Queen Creek are really into local music, more than those in Gilbert or Chandler, they’re just really dedicated,” he said. “Most of the venues are mainly in Mesa and Tempe, but we have a good amount of fans in Queen Creek.

The members of RadioDriveBy are still in high school except for guitarist and singer Adam Simons who is a sophomore at Arizona State. Gavin said the band came together during a weekend church youth group function, where the members bonded over a shared love for pop-punk giants Blink-182 and immediately started writing songs.

The band is currently recording new material with Curtis Douglas, who has worked with Valley emo favorites turned major-label stars Scary Kids Scaring Kids and The Maine. RadioDriveBy is taking an interesting approach to releasing new tunes, electing to record small batches of three songs at a time and releasing them every three to four months.

Gavin said that while he and his band mates have nothing against the full-length album format, this segmented approach keeps fan on their toes. “We can keep people’s attention and show them how our sound has matured,” he said.

RadioDriveBy’s newest songs are pop-driven rockers with a contemporary, anthemic lyrical quality. Gavin said he personally enjoys the energy of harder emo bands like Taking Back Sunday, and he compares singer Trent Clark’s singing to the high-pitched soaring style of Coheed and Cambria. “The new recordings are definitely more of a rock vibe but with emo vocals, and I think it’s a lot more mature than what we’d recorded in the past,” he said.

The band recently played at the Underground in Mesa as an audition for the Warped Tour, a country-wide summer music tour that showcases the best punk and emo bands in the U.S. “We played all of our new stuff, and I’ve never played the Underground when it was that full of people before,” Gavin said.

For now, RadioDriveBy is “Right now, I think we’re taking it slow and marinating the local scene,” he said. “Our dream is to be doing this for a career; it’s all of our passions.”
- San Tan Valley Today


"Up and Coming Band: RadioDriveBy"

Check out Radio Drive By an up and coming band hailing from Phoenix AZ.

Radio Drive by is:

Trent Clark (lead vocals)
Adam Simons (guitar/vocals)
Jeremy Rice (guitar)
Evan Yuen (bass)
Austin Gavin (drums)


Radio Drive By is a young new band who “bring a whole new flavor to the monotony of average sounding”.”Though they have only been together just over a year, RadioDriveBy has already shared the stage with artists such as Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Don Felder (the eagles), Family Force 5, Forever the Sickest Kids, The Dangerous Summer, Secondhand Serenade, and more.” The band has often been compared to Taking Back Sunday and the unique vocal sound of Coheed and Cambria, but also is greatly influenced by the pop-punk style of bands like Blink-182 and Jimmy Eat World. The band is currently going to play the first date of The Young and Restless Tour featuring This Century, Austin Gibbs, Carter Hulsey and The Season Premiere on July 7, 2011 in Scottsdale AZ make sure to go check them out!
- City and Sounds


"Up and Coming Band: RadioDriveBy"

Check out Radio Drive By an up and coming band hailing from Phoenix AZ.

Radio Drive by is:

Trent Clark (lead vocals)
Adam Simons (guitar/vocals)
Jeremy Rice (guitar)
Evan Yuen (bass)
Austin Gavin (drums)


Radio Drive By is a young new band who “bring a whole new flavor to the monotony of average sounding”.”Though they have only been together just over a year, RadioDriveBy has already shared the stage with artists such as Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Don Felder (the eagles), Family Force 5, Forever the Sickest Kids, The Dangerous Summer, Secondhand Serenade, and more.” The band has often been compared to Taking Back Sunday and the unique vocal sound of Coheed and Cambria, but also is greatly influenced by the pop-punk style of bands like Blink-182 and Jimmy Eat World. The band is currently going to play the first date of The Young and Restless Tour featuring This Century, Austin Gibbs, Carter Hulsey and The Season Premiere on July 7, 2011 in Scottsdale AZ make sure to go check them out!
- City and Sounds


"Just Got Paid, Let's Buy Music: RadioDriveBy"

We’re starting a new feature called “Just Got Paid, Let’s Buy Music” that will be coming to you every Friday from now on. Wondering why it’s called that? Most (working) people get paid on Friday’s and what a better way to spend that fresh cash in your wallet then on some new music! We’ll be introducing a new band to you every Friday so that way you have something to spend your paycheck on.
We’re proud to introduce RadioDriveBy from Phoenix, AZ this week. The band recently released a new EP titled Nothin’ But Better which is available to purchase on iTunes. Streaming below is a new track called “Deny” that is featured on the EP.

- SupJustin


"Just Got Paid, Let's Buy Music: RadioDriveBy"

We’re starting a new feature called “Just Got Paid, Let’s Buy Music” that will be coming to you every Friday from now on. Wondering why it’s called that? Most (working) people get paid on Friday’s and what a better way to spend that fresh cash in your wallet then on some new music! We’ll be introducing a new band to you every Friday so that way you have something to spend your paycheck on.
We’re proud to introduce RadioDriveBy from Phoenix, AZ this week. The band recently released a new EP titled Nothin’ But Better which is available to purchase on iTunes. Streaming below is a new track called “Deny” that is featured on the EP.

- SupJustin


"Just Got Paid, Let's Buy Music: RadioDriveBy"

We’re starting a new feature called “Just Got Paid, Let’s Buy Music” that will be coming to you every Friday from now on. Wondering why it’s called that? Most (working) people get paid on Friday’s and what a better way to spend that fresh cash in your wallet then on some new music! We’ll be introducing a new band to you every Friday so that way you have something to spend your paycheck on.
We’re proud to introduce RadioDriveBy from Phoenix, AZ this week. The band recently released a new EP titled Nothin’ But Better which is available to purchase on iTunes. Streaming below is a new track called “Deny” that is featured on the EP.

- SupJustin


"Just Got Paid, Let's Buy Music: RadioDriveBy"

We’re starting a new feature called “Just Got Paid, Let’s Buy Music” that will be coming to you every Friday from now on. Wondering why it’s called that? Most (working) people get paid on Friday’s and what a better way to spend that fresh cash in your wallet then on some new music! We’ll be introducing a new band to you every Friday so that way you have something to spend your paycheck on.
We’re proud to introduce RadioDriveBy from Phoenix, AZ this week. The band recently released a new EP titled Nothin’ But Better which is available to purchase on iTunes. Streaming below is a new track called “Deny” that is featured on the EP.

- SupJustin


"Band Feature: RadioDriveBy"

y: Alex Richler

RadioDriveBy are not your average band, and are certainly not what you’d expect them to be. Comprised of Trent Clark on lead vocals, Adam Simons on guitar/vocals, Jeremy Rice on guitar, Evan Yuen on bass, and
Austin Gavin on drums, they take what you expect from a “Rock/Alternative” band and redefine the genre.

With killer vocals comparable to the likes of Coheed and Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez, this band will get you jumping. They’ve got the rock sound with that upbeat style that will get their songs caught in your
head, just listen to Maliciously Bittersweet. An audibly delicious mix of Coheed and a hint of every other band that makes you want to sing, I guarantee you’ll get caught up in them.

The proof is in their history thus far: after just over a year, they won 2010’s “Proof Is In The Pudding” Talent Competition hosted by rock god Alice Cooper, performing for an audience of over 5,000. It doesn’t
end there, they’ve shared the stage with acts such as Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, and Don Felder of The Eagles. If that doesn’t make you want to rock, then you obviously don’t know good music.
Get blown away at Facebook, and also keep up to date with the boys on Twitter. - Venture Mag


"RadioDriveBy-'Nothin' But Better' Summer EP Review"

By: Jane Bracher

Phoenix, Arizona’s young 5-piece pop-rock outfit, RadioDriveBy have just released their new summer EP titled ‘Nothin’ But Better’ on June 28th. So far the EP has had positive reactions from fans and has also generated quite a buzz for the band themselves. The 3 tracks that make up the summer sampler can be best described as a neat fusion of melodic rock and pop elements.

Beginning emphatically with a song titled “Deny”, RadioDriveBy instantly presents their capability to nail an infectious drum intro. The song’s lyrics and meaning undoubtedly reflect the title. It might be necessary for me to point out that Trent Clark’s (vocals) voice reminds me a lot of Joe Jonas’ voice but with much more maturity. Following the trend is “Maliciously Bittersweet” which is slightly slower than the first track but offers a big serving of pop-laden hooks and a catchy bridge for listeners who like more pop than rock in pop-rock anthems. The track also contains the title of the EP, which leads us to understand the overall optimistic theme of the sampler. The line goes “You’re nothin’ but bitter; And I’m nothin’ but better.” The last track titled “Shine”closes the sampler on a high note as it demonstrates RadioDriveBy’s uncanny ability to write a sweet singsong chorus.

In a nutshell, ‘Nothin’ But Better’ is a perfect embodiment of a summer sampler. These are the kind of tunes you’d bump on your iPod while taking a drive, a jog or while tanning under the scorching sun. RadioDriveBy nails this EP and has all of us anxiously waiting to hear their next release.

Check out the bands Facebook page for more news and updates from them and head on over to iTunes to download their EP.

Overall Rating: 8.5 /10

- Venture Mag


"RadioDriveBy-'Nothin' But Better' Summer EP Review"

By: Jane Bracher

Phoenix, Arizona’s young 5-piece pop-rock outfit, RadioDriveBy have just released their new summer EP titled ‘Nothin’ But Better’ on June 28th. So far the EP has had positive reactions from fans and has also generated quite a buzz for the band themselves. The 3 tracks that make up the summer sampler can be best described as a neat fusion of melodic rock and pop elements.

Beginning emphatically with a song titled “Deny”, RadioDriveBy instantly presents their capability to nail an infectious drum intro. The song’s lyrics and meaning undoubtedly reflect the title. It might be necessary for me to point out that Trent Clark’s (vocals) voice reminds me a lot of Joe Jonas’ voice but with much more maturity. Following the trend is “Maliciously Bittersweet” which is slightly slower than the first track but offers a big serving of pop-laden hooks and a catchy bridge for listeners who like more pop than rock in pop-rock anthems. The track also contains the title of the EP, which leads us to understand the overall optimistic theme of the sampler. The line goes “You’re nothin’ but bitter; And I’m nothin’ but better.” The last track titled “Shine”closes the sampler on a high note as it demonstrates RadioDriveBy’s uncanny ability to write a sweet singsong chorus.

In a nutshell, ‘Nothin’ But Better’ is a perfect embodiment of a summer sampler. These are the kind of tunes you’d bump on your iPod while taking a drive, a jog or while tanning under the scorching sun. RadioDriveBy nails this EP and has all of us anxiously waiting to hear their next release.

Check out the bands Facebook page for more news and updates from them and head on over to iTunes to download their EP.

Overall Rating: 8.5 /10

- Venture Mag


""Shine" By RadioDriveBy = My Summer Anthem"

Music is my life, love, and passion. And when I say music is my passion, love, and life, I mean photography is too. Most of the photos I take are of music. Live music. Its literally all I want to do these days besides roll down all the windows in 100 degree heat and blast 'Shine' by RadioDriveBy so that all the people driving by stare me down like I am a freak (which I am.) Seriously all I want to do, and have been doing. And the reason why is... In May of this year, I joined a Warped Tour Street team through Earn It Yourself. It was probably one of the best things I have ever done- It is the best thing I've ever done. I was able to sit in a circle people who have seen local music's downfall and want to pick it back up again. And I was willing to help. Sitting in that circle of people was inspiring. So many different types of people, all brought together to talk about the one thing we all had in common... A passion for music. Being the youngest in that group was tough for someone with incredible social anxiety. But that didn't bother me, nothing did. I knew that if I stuttered, they wouldn't judge me. If I couldn't think of a way to get the thoughts out of my head, and into words (that made sense), they wouldn't judge me. They wouldn't judge me. And they didn't.
I gained more respectful, closer relationships with certain people in that group. People I never would've guessed. Why? They were too cool, too busy, too anxious, and too much older than I... And that was what I thought, till now... Sometime in 2010, I met 5 guys who were in a band called RadioDriveBy, and at that E.I.Y. meet-up, I found out that they love the same thing as I do, and thats music. Never would've thought they were in it for the right reasons, because hardly anyone is these days... But I've found out that each one of them has such a passion and desire to play music, and they do it so well. Every note thats sung, is perfection. Every chord thats strummed, is perfection. And every drum thats struck, is perfection. Their music is perfection. And from the very first time I saw them play on, I believe, May 11th, 2010 I thought that. Just never really thought anything of them because I was new to that local music thang. And I wish I did think of it then, cause its the best thing EVER. That Earn It Yourself meet-up has brought me closer to an incredible band, and genuine people. And I wouldn't take that day back, ever. RadioDriveBy played my birthday party, and saw me upset when all the pictures had gotten deleted. And were willing to do the most cheesiest thing ever- sign a piece of plexiglas because it was the my only physical memory from the party. I believe they give local music hope, and if anyone argues that, I will argue and argue till they back down. Im not right about a lot of things, but this I am. If you ever get the chance to meet them, do it. Because they are some of the best people you will ever meet, I promise.

And thats why Shine is my summer anthem. This summer has been a new beginning. They helped me realize that. Thanks to them, Ive found who I really am, and who I'm suppose to be. (Involved with music, and trying to make the local scene better than it's ever been.)

Rock and roll people, rock and roll. - Lauren Setnicky


"Meet The Band!"

Meet the band!

Trent Clark (Lead Vocals)

Adam Simons (Guitar/Vocals)

Jeremy Rice (Guitar)

Evan Yuen (Bass)

Austin Gavin (Drums)

Should we say “God Bless Arizona!” for being the home-state of many amazing bands? Most of the bands that came from The Grand Canyon State are musically gifted, so no wonder that most of them ruled out today’s music scene, like, The Maine, This Century, Blessthefall, and now we give you RadioDriveBy.

RadioDriveBy is a 5 piece band from Phoenix, Arizona, coming into the music scene with a unique sound, giving a different twist in alternative rock. The band often compared to Taking Back Sunday or even Coheed And Cambria, but they mostly influenced by Blink-182 and Jimmy Eat World. Their songs were unexplainable by words, because the vocals of Trent Clark is incredible. Powerful and really fits into the music. Their tunes are catchy, their lyrics could relate to their listeners that dominated by young people, and don’t forget the undeniable hooks you can find in all of their songs!

Their stage presence? As the winner of “Proof Is In The Pudding 2010” talent competition hosted by Alice Cooper, RadioDriveBy is no rookie on stage. They had shared stages with Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Don Felder of The Eagles, Family Force 5, Forever The Sickest Kids, The Dangerous Summer, Secondhand Serenade and more. Recently, they were featured as a supporting act in This Century’s Young And Useless tour when the tour stopped at Arizona. You can feel the high energy, excitement, euphoria in all of their shows, making you crave and addicted to see them live more and more. Not to mention, they’ve drawn a full house in Arizona’s most popular venues such as The Nile Theater, The Underground, Scottsdale Studio, and Phoenix’s The Hardrock Cafe.

This summer, they just released a summer sampler EP called “Nothin’ But Better”, produced by Scottsdale-based Curtis Douglas (The Maine, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, This Century), on iTunes and other online stores, like Amazon, Rhapsody, and Zune. The feedbacks for the EP were amazing, which says the truth and says it all. RadioDriveBy also gained attention by doing covers of the popular pop hits, such as Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” or Usher’s “DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again”.

This is one band you don’t want to miss, and if you do missed them before they hit stardom, which we predict, would be soon enough, you’ll be the one who says “Hey! I know them since they only had an EP!” and people would say “Cyeah, like I believe that.” Check them out now before that happens, you know you want to. (/DN)

We got the chance to interview the guys! Check their answers out below!

So, you guys just released a brand new EP, Nothing But Better, last June, can you tell us what’s the story behind the EP or even the songs ?

Adam: It’s some songs we wrote that we liked, and thought people would like too. We spent a long time preparing to record them, doing multiple pre-production sessions and often re-writing the songs until we were satisfied. This EP represents a new step forward for us as well as a new sound.

Austin: We saved up our own money for a couple months, went into the studio with our friend Curtis Douglas, and recorded songs we wrote. It was a great time.

Jeremy: Nothin’ But Better was an opportunity for a fresh start for us. We wanted to say good riddance to our older music and give people a chance to rediscover us. Trent was the primary workhorse as far as lyric writing went which I believe really made the songs what they are.

Trent: The themes really consist of love, betrayal, revenge, and getting yourself past being in a dark place.

What or who inspires your music in general?

Adam: Whatever happens in my life and my experiences, music is the story to tell them with.

Austin: The moment.

Evan: Ditto

Trent: For myself, most of my insiprations come from bands like Misery Signals, Emery, Relient K, Coheed and Cambria, as well as a lot of hip hop.

Jeremy: All of us have different influences. I remember as a kid growing up in Arizona watching bands like The Maine, The Summer Set, Bless The Fall, Scary Kids Scaring Kids.

5 words to describe the EP

Adam: Fast

Austin: Awesome

Evan: FUN

Trent: funky-fresh.

Jeremy: RAW

Can you see your music changed in 5 years?

Adam: Definitely. We are always growing as a band and as musicians, and I can see a change in our sound in only a couple months. We are still experimenting with what we can do.

Evan: Yes, music always changes.

Who is your dream collaboration?

Adam: John Mayer

Austin: Katy Perry, hands down

Trent: Katy Perry meets Skrillex

Jeremy: Taylor Swift! haha. Not too much to ask.

About your show with This Century and Austin Gibbs, how do you guys feel about sharing stage with them?

Austin: If it was a facebook status, I’d like it.

Evan: It was a great opportunity

Jeremy: They’re all great guys and great musicians. S - Into The Crowd


"Meet The Band!"

Meet the band!

Trent Clark (Lead Vocals)

Adam Simons (Guitar/Vocals)

Jeremy Rice (Guitar)

Evan Yuen (Bass)

Austin Gavin (Drums)

Should we say “God Bless Arizona!” for being the home-state of many amazing bands? Most of the bands that came from The Grand Canyon State are musically gifted, so no wonder that most of them ruled out today’s music scene, like, The Maine, This Century, Blessthefall, and now we give you RadioDriveBy.

RadioDriveBy is a 5 piece band from Phoenix, Arizona, coming into the music scene with a unique sound, giving a different twist in alternative rock. The band often compared to Taking Back Sunday or even Coheed And Cambria, but they mostly influenced by Blink-182 and Jimmy Eat World. Their songs were unexplainable by words, because the vocals of Trent Clark is incredible. Powerful and really fits into the music. Their tunes are catchy, their lyrics could relate to their listeners that dominated by young people, and don’t forget the undeniable hooks you can find in all of their songs!

Their stage presence? As the winner of “Proof Is In The Pudding 2010” talent competition hosted by Alice Cooper, RadioDriveBy is no rookie on stage. They had shared stages with Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Don Felder of The Eagles, Family Force 5, Forever The Sickest Kids, The Dangerous Summer, Secondhand Serenade and more. Recently, they were featured as a supporting act in This Century’s Young And Useless tour when the tour stopped at Arizona. You can feel the high energy, excitement, euphoria in all of their shows, making you crave and addicted to see them live more and more. Not to mention, they’ve drawn a full house in Arizona’s most popular venues such as The Nile Theater, The Underground, Scottsdale Studio, and Phoenix’s The Hardrock Cafe.

This summer, they just released a summer sampler EP called “Nothin’ But Better”, produced by Scottsdale-based Curtis Douglas (The Maine, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, This Century), on iTunes and other online stores, like Amazon, Rhapsody, and Zune. The feedbacks for the EP were amazing, which says the truth and says it all. RadioDriveBy also gained attention by doing covers of the popular pop hits, such as Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” or Usher’s “DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again”.

This is one band you don’t want to miss, and if you do missed them before they hit stardom, which we predict, would be soon enough, you’ll be the one who says “Hey! I know them since they only had an EP!” and people would say “Cyeah, like I believe that.” Check them out now before that happens, you know you want to. (/DN)

We got the chance to interview the guys! Check their answers out below!

So, you guys just released a brand new EP, Nothing But Better, last June, can you tell us what’s the story behind the EP or even the songs ?

Adam: It’s some songs we wrote that we liked, and thought people would like too. We spent a long time preparing to record them, doing multiple pre-production sessions and often re-writing the songs until we were satisfied. This EP represents a new step forward for us as well as a new sound.

Austin: We saved up our own money for a couple months, went into the studio with our friend Curtis Douglas, and recorded songs we wrote. It was a great time.

Jeremy: Nothin’ But Better was an opportunity for a fresh start for us. We wanted to say good riddance to our older music and give people a chance to rediscover us. Trent was the primary workhorse as far as lyric writing went which I believe really made the songs what they are.

Trent: The themes really consist of love, betrayal, revenge, and getting yourself past being in a dark place.

What or who inspires your music in general?

Adam: Whatever happens in my life and my experiences, music is the story to tell them with.

Austin: The moment.

Evan: Ditto

Trent: For myself, most of my insiprations come from bands like Misery Signals, Emery, Relient K, Coheed and Cambria, as well as a lot of hip hop.

Jeremy: All of us have different influences. I remember as a kid growing up in Arizona watching bands like The Maine, The Summer Set, Bless The Fall, Scary Kids Scaring Kids.

5 words to describe the EP

Adam: Fast

Austin: Awesome

Evan: FUN

Trent: funky-fresh.

Jeremy: RAW

Can you see your music changed in 5 years?

Adam: Definitely. We are always growing as a band and as musicians, and I can see a change in our sound in only a couple months. We are still experimenting with what we can do.

Evan: Yes, music always changes.

Who is your dream collaboration?

Adam: John Mayer

Austin: Katy Perry, hands down

Trent: Katy Perry meets Skrillex

Jeremy: Taylor Swift! haha. Not too much to ask.

About your show with This Century and Austin Gibbs, how do you guys feel about sharing stage with them?

Austin: If it was a facebook status, I’d like it.

Evan: It was a great opportunity

Jeremy: They’re all great guys and great musicians. S - Into The Crowd


"Album Review: RadioDriveBy- Nothin' But Better"

Artist: RadioDriveBy
Album: Nothin’ But Better
2011 Release
RadioDriveBy really caught me off guard with this 3 song EP at first. After the first listen I honestly did not know what to think, so I decided take another listen with more attentive ears. During the second listen I began to hear each individual instrument, the bass line, and the very diverse vocal ability of Trent. Once I heard all of these aspects, my mood changed and I was appalled at myself for judging it too soon.
The song that sticks out the most is “Shine.” From the immediate beginning Trent belts out the words “Shine like the first time,” his voice is so high, so strained, and will give you the chills because though it is rough, it is perfectly tamed to maximize the most from every vocal note.The song itself is their catchiest on the album and will cause you to love them instantly.
The musical diversity within these 3 songs is immense. RadioDriveBy’s music is predominately poppy, however they add in moments of dancy and rock beats, “Deny” would be a great example of what I speak of.
Overall, I highly support this album because it is structured very well and produced with outstanding quality. Every song of theirs is unique and separates them from the rest of the musical “cookie cutter” world. In my opinion this is a perfect summer release and needs to be listened to as much as possible. I cannot wait to see what is next for RadioDriveBy. With that being said, check out RadioDriveBy and be completely amazed by this 5 piece Pop/Rock band!

- Tyler Schmidt - Neck Deep Media


"U & U Exclusive Stream- RadioDriveBy"

RadioDriveBy recently released their new single “Hope You Know” and we’re happy to partner with the band to stream the new song here on Unsigned & Unleashed. The new song is currently available on Itunes, Spotify, and is also streaming on the band’s facebook. - Unsigned and Unleashed


"U & U Exclusive Stream- RadioDriveBy"

RadioDriveBy recently released their new single “Hope You Know” and we’re happy to partner with the band to stream the new song here on Unsigned & Unleashed. The new song is currently available on Itunes, Spotify, and is also streaming on the band’s facebook. - Unsigned and Unleashed


"U & U Interview: RadioDriveBy"

RadioDriveBy are an unsigned 5 piece Pop-Rock band from Phoenix,Arizona. We recently had to the chance to ask them a couple questions on what they’ve been up to and why you need to listen to them! They are currently working on a brand new EP. Check out all they had to say below!
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You’re currently in the studio working on new material. How has that been so far?
It’s been great! This past weekend we went and recorded a new single and an acoustic track with Curtis Douglas, who produced our last EP. We are really excited about the songs, and think they will be a nice step up from our last effort. Musically, we pushed ourselves to do some crazy things, and we can’t wait for people to hear.
Of all the songs you’ve worked on so far, pick one and tell us about it.
Well with the first track on the EP, “Deny” — It was a song we originally wrote back in December of 2010, and played live for a couple months. Eventually, when it came time to record it and do pre-production, we realized it wasn’t our best work and that we could do better. So, we re-wrote the structure of the tune, added new chord changes, new lyrics, and a completely new chorus in the studio. What came out was like a brand-new song to us, and we are really happy with the way it evolved. From recording Deny we learned that it is never to late to keep working and changing a song, even if it’s months old and everything feels fine with it. There is always room to improve in songwriting.
How important do you think video updates, blogs, and twitter are for up and coming bands?
We think they are absolutely essential. In the world of the internet, a band HAS to have an online presence because that’s where people are finding new music these days. If you play a show and afterwards someone wants to learn more about you, they’re going to look you up on facebook or youtube. If you don’t have your band’s best stuff there, you will miss that chance to make an impression.

The internet is also an amazing way to connect with our fans though. We love blogging on Tumblr and answering all the questions we get from fans (radiodriveby.tumblr.com).

You guys recently added a new guitarist to the band. How did you find him and what made you decide to have him join?

Yes, recently we parted ways with one of our original members, which was a really hard thing for us to do. So, we had one of our good friends come join. We have known David for a while now and he has filled in before for some shows back in December, so it’s a great fit. He has done an awesome job of getting into the swing of things so quickly, and we are excited to have him with us.
How do you feel about your local music scene in Phoenix,Arizona? Has it worked for you’re benefit?

We love it. Arizona has a huge amount of talented bands, and we are fortunate to be able to play shows and hang with a lot of them. There are also a ton of great kids who love to come to shows and are open to hearing new music—such as us. We have had great reception here in Arizona, and want to play in other parts of the state like Tucson and Flagstaff.

Who would you say is the most mature member of the band?
Probably Adam because he is the oldest , but we all know when to goof off and when we have to get work done. I’d say its pretty balanced out.

What’s your favorite album that’s come out this year so far?

Adam: Well I’m pretty sure my favorite will be Blink 182’s Neighborhoods, or the new John Mayer record, but as of right now I’d say Kanye & Jay Z’s Watch The Throne.
Austin: Blink-182 Neighborhoods or Reactions ep, go check those guys out!
David: Probably going to be Blink 182’s new album, and if we’re talking favorites from the last 12 months… Speak Now. I’m a sucker for T-Swift.

You guys have shared the stage with The Dangerous Summer, Forever The Sickest Kids, Family Force 5, This Century, He Is We, and Austin Gibbs just to name a few. What have you learned from playing with bands with a good following?
I think we have learned just how incredible live music can be. We see the energy these bands put out to their fans on stage, and see the crowd returning it right back to them, and then some. It is the best high for us to have people in the crowd dancing and rocking out to our music, and be as excited as we are. These band’s music has changed peoples lives, and they have fans that would do anything for them. We hope we can someday affect people like that.

“Nothin But Better” you’re new summer sampler was released this past June. If you had to pick which one of the three tracks is your personal favorite?

I’d say Maliciously Bittersweet. It’s really fun to play, it gets the crowd singing along, and I just feel it sounds like summer.

What are your plans for the rest of the year?
We are going to be releasing some new music here in the next month, as well as playing some great shows. This Friday (September 9th) we are perform - Unsigned and Unleashed


"U & U Interview: RadioDriveBy"

RadioDriveBy are an unsigned 5 piece Pop-Rock band from Phoenix,Arizona. We recently had to the chance to ask them a couple questions on what they’ve been up to and why you need to listen to them! They are currently working on a brand new EP. Check out all they had to say below!
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You’re currently in the studio working on new material. How has that been so far?
It’s been great! This past weekend we went and recorded a new single and an acoustic track with Curtis Douglas, who produced our last EP. We are really excited about the songs, and think they will be a nice step up from our last effort. Musically, we pushed ourselves to do some crazy things, and we can’t wait for people to hear.
Of all the songs you’ve worked on so far, pick one and tell us about it.
Well with the first track on the EP, “Deny” — It was a song we originally wrote back in December of 2010, and played live for a couple months. Eventually, when it came time to record it and do pre-production, we realized it wasn’t our best work and that we could do better. So, we re-wrote the structure of the tune, added new chord changes, new lyrics, and a completely new chorus in the studio. What came out was like a brand-new song to us, and we are really happy with the way it evolved. From recording Deny we learned that it is never to late to keep working and changing a song, even if it’s months old and everything feels fine with it. There is always room to improve in songwriting.
How important do you think video updates, blogs, and twitter are for up and coming bands?
We think they are absolutely essential. In the world of the internet, a band HAS to have an online presence because that’s where people are finding new music these days. If you play a show and afterwards someone wants to learn more about you, they’re going to look you up on facebook or youtube. If you don’t have your band’s best stuff there, you will miss that chance to make an impression.

The internet is also an amazing way to connect with our fans though. We love blogging on Tumblr and answering all the questions we get from fans (radiodriveby.tumblr.com).

You guys recently added a new guitarist to the band. How did you find him and what made you decide to have him join?

Yes, recently we parted ways with one of our original members, which was a really hard thing for us to do. So, we had one of our good friends come join. We have known David for a while now and he has filled in before for some shows back in December, so it’s a great fit. He has done an awesome job of getting into the swing of things so quickly, and we are excited to have him with us.
How do you feel about your local music scene in Phoenix,Arizona? Has it worked for you’re benefit?

We love it. Arizona has a huge amount of talented bands, and we are fortunate to be able to play shows and hang with a lot of them. There are also a ton of great kids who love to come to shows and are open to hearing new music—such as us. We have had great reception here in Arizona, and want to play in other parts of the state like Tucson and Flagstaff.

Who would you say is the most mature member of the band?
Probably Adam because he is the oldest , but we all know when to goof off and when we have to get work done. I’d say its pretty balanced out.

What’s your favorite album that’s come out this year so far?

Adam: Well I’m pretty sure my favorite will be Blink 182’s Neighborhoods, or the new John Mayer record, but as of right now I’d say Kanye & Jay Z’s Watch The Throne.
Austin: Blink-182 Neighborhoods or Reactions ep, go check those guys out!
David: Probably going to be Blink 182’s new album, and if we’re talking favorites from the last 12 months… Speak Now. I’m a sucker for T-Swift.

You guys have shared the stage with The Dangerous Summer, Forever The Sickest Kids, Family Force 5, This Century, He Is We, and Austin Gibbs just to name a few. What have you learned from playing with bands with a good following?
I think we have learned just how incredible live music can be. We see the energy these bands put out to their fans on stage, and see the crowd returning it right back to them, and then some. It is the best high for us to have people in the crowd dancing and rocking out to our music, and be as excited as we are. These band’s music has changed peoples lives, and they have fans that would do anything for them. We hope we can someday affect people like that.

“Nothin But Better” you’re new summer sampler was released this past June. If you had to pick which one of the three tracks is your personal favorite?

I’d say Maliciously Bittersweet. It’s really fun to play, it gets the crowd singing along, and I just feel it sounds like summer.

What are your plans for the rest of the year?
We are going to be releasing some new music here in the next month, as well as playing some great shows. This Friday (September 9th) we are perform - Unsigned and Unleashed


"RadioDriveBy-'Nothin' But Better' [EP Stream + Free Download]"

RadioDriveBy have their act together, and the rising Arizona pop-punk force are sharing their new EP Nothin' But Better to prove it. To seal the deal, they're giving away the anthemic "Maliciously Bittersweet." And, bonus, they've got a killer, mostly sincere cover of Katy Perry's "California Gurls" in their back-catalogue. That's your first stop after streaming Nothin' But Better. - Purevolume


Discography

- "Maliciously Bittersweet" (Single) 2011
(received airplay in Philippines, and U.S.)

-Nothin' But Better (EP) 2011

-"Sunday" (Single) 2011
(Featured song on front-page of Purevolume)

-"Desiree" (Single) 2012
(Received airplay in Philippines, Brazil, and U.S.)

-On Your Way (EP) 2012

-"Where Your Heart Belongs" (Single)
(Received airplay and streaming in Philippines, Brazil and U.S.)

-For The Season (Single) 2012 (received airplay in Philippines, and Brazil)

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Bio

RadioDriveBy is a Pop/Rock band from Tempe, AZ that formed in the Winter of 2009. RadioDriveBy has taken the Rock scene by storm playing shows throughout the West Coast with artists such as Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Hoobastank, Don Felder, Secondhand Serenade, Forever The Sickest Kids, He Is We, Anarbor, This Century, Every Avenue, Night Ranger, and many more.

RadioDriveBy's driving sound has captured the attention of prominent music blogs/publications including, but not limited to: PureVolume, AP magazine, AbsolutePunk, PupFresh, and Property Of Zack. RadioDriveBy has created huge amounts of buzz in the pop-rock world, receiving airplay on radio stations throughout the U.S. and internationally in Southeast Asia, South America, and Europe.

RadioDriveBy is currently writing new music and continuing to tour in the U.S. on a regular basis.