Late in 2013, Go Radio split up. That's putting things lightly. They didn't go on hiatus like a lot of bands have done over the past five years. They full-on broke up, crashed and burned and the remnants of what's left is sprinkled somewhere in the Mohave Desert. In all seriousness, I don't want to make light of an awful experience for the guys who were in Go Radio, but it's almost refreshing to see a band not go 'on-hiatus.' Anyway, it was a good run for the band and they made two great albums. Their last, Close the Distance, is a terrific sendoff.
The details are a little sketchy on what exactly happened with the band. There's really no way to have all the details unless you're directly involved. Then I'm sure that they all have their own versions of what happened. They all might have separate versions, but there are definitely two sides to the debacle. On one hand, there's frontman Jason Lancaster. On the other hand there's the rest of the band. Lancaster, for his part, is ready to move on.Talking with Alternative Addiction about his upcoming solo debut and the end of Go Radio, Jason Lancaster first tackled the issue of how things ended without sifting through the gritty details.
"I don't want to call anymore attention to that than there needs to be," said Landcaster on the demise of Go Radio. "Those guys are all doing their own things and they deserve to move on just like I want to move on. Am I angry? Not so much anymore but I was really angry. There were sometimes where it wasn't the best situation and I didn't make it any better by being angry. You have to know how to channel things to make them better than they already are. I think we all could have done a better job of doing that."
The Go Radio era of Lancaster's career is over and he's putting all of his efforts into creating his debut solo album. Lancaster is working on the album with Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount. Talking about the solo album, Lancaster said that he's excited about where this new music is taking him.
"This new music is really cool," started Lancaster. "There's no pressure of a genre. We just get to work and start writing. Today, for example, I did drums on a song entirely with brushes. Zack and Kenneth have a term called explore the studio space. I told them what kind of record I wanted to make, and they told me take everything I want to do and really go after it. After that, you just kind of let the creativity take you where it wants to go. I'm doing a lot of exploring with this record, but at the same time, you make the song how you think it should sound, not the way you want it to sound."
The new album from Lancaster will include elements of folk, elements of rock and everything in between. It will also have Lancaster exploring instrumentation like he's never done before. He's playing drums for the record, he's playing do-bro, and he's doing a multitude of different things. Right now, Lancaster is continuing his work on the record in the studio with Zack and Kenneth. They're hoping for an April 1st release of the album. He's also doing an IndieGoGo campaign to fund the record. You can find that here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/new-solo-album-from-jason-lancaster.