Release Date: Sep 18, 2012
Record label: Fearless Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock
Back when Go Radio released their debut album in 2011, it felt like Jason Lancaster was still transitioning from his time in Mayday Parade with an album that was a mix of driving pop-punk and plaintive alt-rock. However, the album had bigger, more emotional moments mixed in that felt like the promise of something different, and on the band's sophomore effort, Close the Distance, the band makes good on that promise. Overall, it feels like Go Radio have settled into their sound, giving the album a more relaxed sound that finds them opting to make their songs bigger rather than faster.
Album number two in as many years just misses the mark... In some ways, things are moving quickly in the Go Radio camp (this is their second full-length in as many years), but in others, it’s very much business as usual. Jason Lancaster’s voice is again the focal point, draping itself across a background of super-American piano rock, and it’s in the gentler moments of ‘What If You Don’t and ‘Baltimore’ where GR really excel.