This is part of our ongoing series discussing how to get on the radio. To read stories about the successes and failures of great bands that have tried getting on the radio, check out our list of related articles. To get radio airplay, click here to submit your music to Earbits Radio.
What is your band name?
Tell us about your band.
We’re a four piece indie rock band from Dayton, Ohio with a lot of underground pop/noise influence from the 90s. Archers of Loaf, Sonic Youth, The Wrens.. that kind of stuff. We’ve been playing as Oh Condor for about a year now, but played as 8-bit Revival for nearly a decade before that. The fresh start has been good to us so far; we just played a fun show on National Record Store Day in Muncie, and were recently added to this cool festival in D.C. (Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie Fest) for the fall.
Have you ever had your music played on College or FM Radio?
Our current ep, Reflector, went for ADDS this month, has been getting some plays around the country, and even charted with several stations this past week. We’re really excited about that… Our old albums have gotten some airplay on the college and public radio stations here in Dayton, but we never had much luck getting on air in other cities or charting before.
What things did your band try in order to get on the radio and did they work?
In the past, we would send out care packages to different stations, specifically ones in cities we’d be going to on tour. We just never had the time or resources to follow through with them, so I just don’t think anything ever happened with any of that. The biggest difference is that we hired Tinderbox to handle our radio promotion this time around. Before, we’d always try to do everything ourselves. We’d taken the diy ethic to the insane extreme, and between writing, recording, mixing, booking, publicity, and working day jobs to pay the bills, we were just spread too thin. We’re still doing everything else ourselves, but it’s nice having Tinderbox in our corner for the radio side.
Stay tuned for our next installment of “Get on the Radio: Tales of Toil and Triumph”! Be sure to submit music for radio airplay on Earbits!