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Singer/guitarist Jason Lancaster left Mayday Parade in April 2007, shortly after the band finished recording the album A Lesson in Romantics for Fearless Records. Burnt out on music and needing a break, Lancaster quickly discovered, however, that he couldn't stay away from playing for long, and by 2008 he had moved on and formed the similar-sounding Go Radio. Based in Tallahassee, Florida, he recruited bassist Matt Burns and drummer Steven Kopacz, and after going through two guitarists, the band eventually found another guitarist in Alex Reed by 2009. It was decided within weeks that the guys wanted the group to be more than just a hobby, and in August 2008 Go Radio's first EP of emo-laced pop/rock was released, titled Welcome to Life.
They toured behind the record, sharing dates with fellow Floridian rockers Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, among others, and in January 2010 they were signed by Lancaster's old label, Fearless Records. Go Radio's second EP, Do Overs and Second Chances, was recorded with the help of producers Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount (All Time Low, Mayday Parade) and issued in April 2010. The seven-song record was then supported on the road with A Day to Remember, August Burns Red, and Silverstein. The band's sophomore full-length, Close the Distance, arrived in 2012. ~ Corey Apar, Rovi