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PlayRadioPlay!

PlayRadioPlay! is a electronic/pop band from Aledo, Texas started by Daniel Hunter in December 2005. He began creating music in his garage, but it was not until he discovered Fruity Loops in Music Theory class at Aledo High School that he began to create electronic based music. After rapidly gaining popularity on MySpace, Hunter signed with Island/Stolen Transmission midway through his senior year of high school.

Hunter makes his music with Propellerheads Reason, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, and various other electric and acoustic instruments to create an upbeat, dancy, and lyrically simple style of music. He writes, performs, and records all of his own music. The sound can be compared to The Postal Service, Hellogoodbye, Electric President, and other electronic acts. PlayRadioPlay! released an E.P. entitled The Frequency on April 27, 2007, which debuted at #6 on the Billboard Electronic chart and #27 on the Heatseekers chart. A full-length album entitled Texas was released Tuesday, March 18, 2008 debuting at #157 on the Billboard 200. In support of the album, PlayRadioPlay! toured nationally with American Rock Bands Secondhand Serenade and Making April. On June 27, 2008, he posted a blog on his MySpace saying that he is no longer signed with Island Records

Discography

Albums

Touring Members

Current members:
Jude Zasadzki - Keyboards
Jon Burrow - Drums/Percussion

Former members:
John Cooke - Drums
Dave Swanson - Guitar
Brack Cantrell - Guitar
Neil Keller - Bass

Crew:
Joe Amato - Tour Manager/FOH Engineer
Shane Haase - Merchadise Management/Monitor Engineer

Songs

Themes frequently appearing in the music of PlayRadioPlay! include Hunter's relationship with ex-girlfriend Madison, adjusting to life as a signed artist, and his former drug habit and rehabilitation.

PlayRadioPlay! released at least 27 songs before being signed as well as several tracks, both new and remixed, after being signed to Island/Def Jam. Some songs have specific release dates, while it is unclear when others went up on his MySpace/PureVolume. Hunter, in an interview with AbsolutePunk.net, stated that "Let It Shine" is the first song where he used electronic effects, but "Jello" is the first PlayRadioPlay! song. He also mentions that he made acoustic tracks before going into electronica.

Dan states on his MySpace that he makes music due to boredom, and electronic music due to "nerdiness." His songs contain lyrics about many difficult, emotional topics (such as drug use and the death of his father), but he does it in a way that doesn't evoke a great deal of sadness. He frequently puts up songs on his MySpace, and often responds to fans' responses to those songs.

On Mother's Day 2008, Dan posted a new demo titled "1989" for a Mother's Day gift to his mother.

His second single off of The Frequency E.P., "Compliment Each Other Like Colors", is featured on the soundtrack of NHL '08.


The following is a complete list of demo or 'non-album' songs released to the public before and after being signed:

1. 1-2-3 Entertain
2. 1989 (alternate title, "Dan's Song")
3. Abe Lincoln's Old School Alibi
4. At This Particular Moment in Time (Remixed and released on The Frequency E.P.)
5. Bad Cop, Bad Charity (Renamed, remixed and released on The Frequency E.P.)
6. Bound to Get Caught
7. Compliment Each Other Like Colors (Remixed and released on The Frequency E.P.)
8. Compliment Each Other Like Colors (Acoustic)
9. Confines of Gravity (Remixed and released on The Frequency E.P.)
10. Decipher Reflections From Reality
11. Do Not Listen to This
12. Do Not Listen to This 2
13. Easy to the Slaughter
14. Elephants as Big as Whales (Remixed and released as a bonus track on Texas)
15. Even Fairy Tale Characters Would Be Jealous (Remixed and released on The Frequency E.P.)
15. Happy Birthday Madi (Alternate title, "Madi's Birthday Song")
16. Hole in My Brain (Renamed, remixed and released on Texas)
17. I am a Pirate, You Are a Princess (Renamed, remixed and released on Texas)
18. I'm Guessing There's a Pill for That
19. Introduce Facts for the Sake of Fiction
20. Introduce Facts for the Sake of Fiction (Remix)
21. Jello
22. Juice Box, Paper Hat, and a Line of Pixie Stix
23. Let It Shine
24. Little Drummer Boy (Cover)
25. Loco Commotion (Remixed and released on Texas)
26. Madi Don't Leave (Remixed and released on Texas)
27. Marla Singer Doesn't Take Standardized Tests
28. Mario vs. Mr. Freeze Round 9
29. Mr. Brightside (The Killers cover - Released on The Frequency E.P.)
30. Oh, Happy Neighbor!
31. Penelope (Pinback cover)
32. Same Outfit
33. Selfish Introvert
34. Sometimes I Doubt Your Commitment to Sparkle Motion
35. Symmetry
36. Ten Thousand Lines (Electric President cover)
37. This Corner Office Is Not My Home (Renamed, remixed and released on Texas)
38. Tooth Decay (Renamed, remixed and released on Texas)
39. The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904
40. The Newcomer of Seven Years (alternate title, "Draw White Lies From Red Blood Cells (New Skin)")
41. There are Cooler Ways to Die
42. We've Been Searching the Sky for Answers
43. Without Gravity (Remixed and released on Texas)

Videos

PlayRadioPlay! has released three music videos for; "Confines of Gravity", "Compliment Each Other Like Colors", and "Madi Don't Leave".

References

External links

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