Reality Addiction

Reality Addiction

 Highland Park, New Jersey, USA
BandRockPop

"I was simply floored, and thought,‘WHO are these guys?"(Up Next Magazine)

Biography

There comes a day in everyone’s life when they realize there must be more.

“Music was the only thing that took me there,” admits singer and guitarist Dustin W. “When push came to shove, music was the only thing left that seemed real.” It is this passion and love for music that brought the alternative rock band, Reality Addiction , finally together. All hailing from New Jersey, the band is comprised of Dustin Widofsky (Vocals/Guitars), Ben Antelis (Drums/Vocals), Sheep (Bass), and Robby Tal (Lead Guitar).

In the summer of 2007 the band released their first self-titled EP. The overwhelming response of the release drew CD sales from all over the country, and over 200,000 plays on their Myspace in a very short period of time. In September 08' the band released their debut album Maybe Now You'll Listen which drew sales from around the globe.

Along with being hired by a large range of colleges, festivals and parties, some of the bands' notable appearances include: performing at Six Flags Over Georgia with Natasha Bedingfield, playing at Rutgers University with Max Bemis of Say Anything, headlining the "Break-Stage" at the Bamboozle Festival, playing at the Virginia State Fair with the Plain White T’s, University of Pennsylvania Spring Fling 2010, Rutgers University BOTB with Ben Kenney of Incubus and then winning to go on to open Rutgersfest 2010 -which included acts like Brand New, Talib Kweli, P.O.S. and J. Cole. The band has is also aired on commercial radio WDHA 105.5 FM - The Rock of New Jersey.

In January '09 Reality Addiction entered into a well-known competition called The Break Contest. The contest consisted of 160 bands from New Jersey, all competing for the right to perform at The Bamboozle Festival in May. Three rounds and four months later, the guys found themselves at the Finals (being judged live) by some renown industry pros from places like Live Nation, Sirius/XM Radio, Rhapsody, 3 Doors Down, Doghouse Records, Killbrand Clothing and many more. Reality Addiction was chosen along with 15 other bands to advance to The Bamboozle Festival at the Meadowlands Sports Complex(Giants Stadium). Bamboozle is attended by over 35,000 people and in 2009 featured artists such as No Doubt, Fall Out Boy, Third Eye Blind, Sum41, Taking Back Sunday and many more.

On September 23, 2009 the band digitally released a four track EP entitled Hello. Is This Real? On September 25th, 2009 Reality Addiction was selected as a featured artist on the popular A&R website www.CrazedHits.com. On February 22, 2010 the band was selected as a featured artist on the popular A&R website www.KingsofAR.com. Starting April 25, 2010 RA will be releasing one track every other week off their newly finished EP entitled Sincerely, 951.

Recent News:
The Music180 New Music Channel on Delta will showcase members’ recordings to a captive audience of millions…through one of the largest in-flight audio programs in the world. The 45 minute show will be on Delta flights for the months of July and August….approximately 45,000 flights and over 5 million potential listeners. We are honored to be apart of the 12 artists selected for this program this summer. Check out "People Die Building Bridges" on-board, and fly to some RA in the summer of 2010!

Tracks can be purchased on Itunes, Amazon, Cdbaby.com, and most other online music vendors.

Band E-mail: RealityAddiction@gmail.com

Some radio stations Reality Addiction has recently been featured on: 105.5 WDHA The Rock of New Jersey, MondoBlu, WPUB, WUPJ, WUCR 88.1 fm, K 94 Rocks, Homegrown Radio NJ, WCRX, Radio KeysDAN, LPM Radio, Radio Ugly, Black Collar Radio, Gigplanner Radio, The Rock & Roll Review Podcast, CHS Radio, RadioYU, Terminal Replica Radio, Westside Will, CAYA Radio, Black Collar Radio, Twaddle Magazine Radio, Awesome Radio, CKRG and many more. Our current single, "Something Like That" also airs on the "Independent Corner Show" on 88.1 WCRX Chicago.

Discography

- Summer 2007 - Reality Addiction self-titled EP

- Summer 2008 - Reality Addiction (full length album) "Maybe Now You'll Listen"

- September 2009- Reality Addiction digital EP release "Hello. Is This Real?"

- May 2010- Reality Addiction digital EP release "Sincerely, 951"

Set List

Our Albums and Covers of all spectrums.