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Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Pop Rock




"Sub-Radio Discusses upcoming concert at Wilson"

Tonight at 7 p.m., the six-piece indie pop/rock band Sub-Radio will take the stage in Wilson Hall before Smallpools. The Sterling, Virginia-based outfit includes two JMU sixth-year seniors — Matt Prodanovich on guitar and back-up vocals and Mike Chinen on rhythm guitar and vocals — as well as 2014 alumnus John Fengya, who plays the guitar and keyboard. The band has seen Smallpools live twice, and in addition to considering them one of their primary influences, Prodanovich and Chinen see Thursday’s show as their most important gig yet. - The Breeze

"Smallpools lights up Wilson Hall"

The band’s style can only be described as the type of music you’d jam to on the way to the beach in the heat of summer. The pop rock energy of the songs kept the audience’s attention throughout the entirety of the performance. The band has recently debuted its first album “Same Train // Different Station.” The songs are sure to energize the audience just as their performance did. - The Breeze

"Firefly Music Festival"

Sub-Radio. Really, they were almost our favorite show of the day. Despite being so early and at the tiny North Hub stage, their energy was incredible. The “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down” cover was amazing, and showed that they absolutely deserved to be in the festival. They are pretty much unknowns now, but we wouldn’t be at all surprised to see them blow up–they’re too talented not to. And, since they’re releasing a single a month for the rest of the year, they have plenty of new stuff coming. - The Festival Beat

"12 songs you need to hear this week"

DC pop-rock act Sub-Radio debuted their dance-ready new song “What Are We,” taken from their upcoming EP Headfirst, due out April. - Alternative Press

"Sub-Radio Investigates What a Relationship Is in "What Are We" (premiere)"

The title track from Virginia/DC-based sextet Sub-Radio, "What Are We?" asks one of the more pertinent questions in anyone's romantic life: Is it just sex? Is it something like love? Is it fleeting or something more sustainable? The collective can't answer the question definitively but asking it in the most infectious of ways for nearly four minutes may prove a better strategy. The hook is heavy and immediate and makes you wish that your volume knob could stretch a few dozen notches higher.

With contemporary dating nomenclature evolving and the means of communication coming in forms that the originators of love could not have comprehended, basic ideas become complex. Discussing the single, Sub-Radio offered this: "We looked around at our friends and peers and this struggle they're all having with having to put labels on their relationships," the band wrote. "Everybody's 'talking' but nobody knows what 'talking' means. Maybe for some people that works but some of us are too neurotic for that kind of uncertainty. And sometimes even young people just want to lay their damn cards on the table. We wanted to write the soundtrack to that moment."

And, maybe, get us to think more about what we're saying while we're "talking". - PopMatters


Single "What Are We" - 2018

Single "Flashback" - 2018

Single "Better Than That" - 2017

Single "True Love" - 2017

Single "Up" - 2017

Single "Drinking In Bed" - 2017

Single "Was It Good For You" - 2017

Single "Steady" - 2017

10 song album "Same Train // Different Station" - 2016



Washington, DC's Sub-Radio makes smart, danceable pop rock that's always expanding its boundaries. The sextet's high-energy live performances and variety of outstanding vocalists have put them on the map up and down the East Coast. The band’s clean guitars, dancefloor rhythms, and powerful vocals have garnered comparisons to established pop-rock acts like Walk The Moon and Two Door Cinema Club. Multiple songs have been recognized in national songwriting competitions, and Sub-Radio has gigged heavily across the region, playing at the Cherry Blossom Festival, LAUNCH, Celebrate Fairfax, Dewey Beach Music Conference, and Firefly 2017. Following the success of their 2016 debut Same Train//Different Station, the band embarked on a series of monthly singles from April to September 2017. Their upcoming EP Headfirst tackles the 21st century struggle to define relationships and find a community from the high-energy, often goofy perspective the band's fans have to come to expect.

Band Members