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Derek Sanders, Jason Lancaster, Cody Carson Team Up To Release “Gotta Be Strong”

In celebration of Father’s Day this weekend, Derek Sanders (Mayday Parade), Jason Lancaster (formerly of Go Radio and Mayday Parade), and Cody Carson (Set It Off) put out a beautiful new track entitled “Gotta Be Strong.”

The new song was produced by Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount of ZK Productions, who also produced some of the three bands’ older records. Odom and Mount shared a statement regarding the song’s background:

“‘Gotta Be Strong’ started out originally as a song written about Zack’s Dad who had passed away. Since then, it has turned into a gathering of

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Set It Off Premiere New Song Featuring Jason Lancaster

In line with the release of their upcoming record, Duality, set for October 14 via Equal Vision Records, Florida pop-punk band Set It Off have just released another new song, entitled “Tomorrow,” which features Jason Lancaster (formerly of Go Radio). The band has released two other tracks from the forthcoming effort prior to this. The first single was entitled “Why Worry?” and the second track they put out was “N.M.E,” both of very catchy and infectious semblances.

As lead singer Cody Carsons mentioned, songs like “N.M.E.” were written while they were working in the studio …

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Jason Lancaster Announces Solo Album, Streams “Come Back”

Whether it was the energetic pop punk of early Mayday Parade releases or the sweet melodies of Go Radio’s “Goodnight Moon,” there’s a good chance Jason Lancaster‘s music has affected you in some way. After Go Radio’s dissolution last year, Lancaster promised he was not done with music, and he is making good on that promise with a new solo album, As You Are, which will be released June 23 on Outerlook Records.

The first single from As You Are is called “Come Back.” With a piano-driven introduction, chunky guitar riffs, and heartfelt lyrics, the song is a …

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Alex Reed (ex-Go Radio) Joins Stages & Stereos

Back in October, pop rock fans had their hearts broken when the Florida-based quartet Go Radio announced that their then upcoming tour would in fact be their last. Though the cause of the break-up is still  hotly debated, many (me included) are still reeling from the group’s demise, nostalgic for their cheery sing-a-longs and razor sharp lyricism.

Still, in the world of music, every cloud has a silver lining. According to PropertyOfZack, after filling in on a few of the band’s previous tours, former Go Radio guitarist Alex Reed is now an official member of Stages &


UTG ESSENTIALS: Anberlin Favorites And Memoirs

Just yesterday, Anberlin announced that they would be finished with their run as a band this year following a final album and one last tour. Immediately their fandom lit up in a flurry of tweets and wall postings, expressing their love for the band’s career.

I too contemplated their lifetime as a group and their impact on my life. To say that it was important would be a complete understatement. There are few bands I’ve held close to as long as Anberlin and I know that, in that, I wasn’t alone. So I sent word out to my friends in …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Stages and Stereos on the GK Tour

On October 30, 2013 in Cleveland Ohio, Editor Jacob Tender attended the GK Tour featuring Mayday Parade, Man Overboard, Cartel, and buzz band Stages & Stereos.

After enjoying Cartel’s set for the 3rd time this year, he pushed his way through a vicious crowd of Tumblr-addicted Mayday Parade fans and meandered backstage to the supporting band’s greenroom to find Stages & Stereos who agreed to have a little chat.

Let’s start with the basics. Your name. It’s a Bayside reference, right?

Daniel Lancaster: Yes. That was one of Ian’s ideas. “Storming Stages & Stereos.” (from “They

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Go Radio Frontman Cut Communication With Band After Warped

As the days go by we are learning more and more about what was behind Go Radio breaking up. We recently published a statement written by the frontman of the band, Jason Lancaster, where he countered what the band had to say about the reason for their breakup. Personal attacks from so called fans are what prompted him to write the open letter.

In a recent interview with Alternative Press, two members open up and claim that after Warped Tour Jason completely stopped all communication with the band. They assumed he was talking to the label and working on solo …


Jason Lancaster Pens Open Letter To Go Radio Fans, Disagrees With Band’s Statement

The alternative rock scene is still recovering from the loss of Go Radio earlier this week, and now frontman Jason Lancaster has stepped forward to reveal his version of the band’s final days.

Speaking directly to fans, Lancaster released a message earlier today opening up about the days leading up to the demise of Go Radio. He claims he is not finished with music by any stretch of the imagination, but came to the realization Go Radio was not where he needed to be at this point in his life. You can read the full message below.

It’s worth noting …

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UTG ESSENTIALS: Go Radio Favorites And Memoirs

In light of tonight’s unfortunate news, we decided to send Go Radio off the right way. We’ve asked our staff and some of our friends to contribute a few words on their favorite Go Radio songs for this UTG Essentials feature/playlist.

Below, you’ll find the Go Radio favorites for a vast array of our music industry pals with some thoughts regarding the Talhassee, Florida band. Amazingly, every one of them picked a different song to write about. That’s a testament to the songwriting and performing abilities this band had as well as the unique relationships it shared with its fans. …


RIP: Go Radio

After seven years, dozens of sad songs, and countless broken hearts mended through sing-a-longs, Floridian pop rock favorites Go Radio have announced their next tour will be their last.

Taking to their social networks this evening, Go Radio members Alex Reed and Steven Kopacz issued the following statement:

“It is with heavy hearts that after 7 years of making music and touring the world, Go Radio has come to an end. For some of you this comes as a huge shock and for our friends and family this will be a certain sense of closure. There is no easy way …


Warped Tour Makes First Band Announcement

This year’s Vans Warped Tour is making its band announcements on Fuse with episodes of Warped Roadies. The first announcement came tonight, with six bands being announced. The six bands? Woe Is Me, I See Stars, Go Radio, The Story So Far, Like Moths To Flames, and Big Chocolate. In addition to these six bands, two other bands have been confirmed in some way: Forever Came Calling were apparently told by Warped founder Kevin Lyman himself that they’d be playing, and Lyman also told Kerrang! Magazine that Bring Me The Horizon would be playing. …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Go Radio – “Go To Hell”

Go Radio have premiered their new music video for “Go To Hell” off their sophomore full-length album, Close The Distance.

The video features Go Radio frontman Jason Lancaster (ex-Mayday Parade) playing his piano on a float that parades through the streets. He’s singing “Go To Hell” to a girl who broke up with her deployed marine boyfriend via a letter for a guy who buys her fancy clothes.

Close The Distance was released back in September through Fearless Records. Pick up the album on iTunes here. Check out the video for “Go To Hell” at MTVU