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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: The Radiographers (The Ray-Dee-Ah-Graf-Ers)
Recommended if you like: Vampire Weekend, The Kooks, The Strokes
Story behind your band/artist name: The group was heavily associated with the college station WMUC 88.1 FM while studying at The University of Maryland: playing at their parties, performing on air, and even hosting radio shows of their own (Dermatology was Devin and Mike's most recent show where they talked about indie rock and skin care). Hoping to stay true to their roots, the band named themselves "Talk Radio". Unfortunately, some band from New Jersey (with less than 300 total online plays might I add) threatened to send us a cease and desist letter for "stealing" their name. We then changed our name to "The Radiographers" after trying to make up a word involving radio. As it turned out, Radiographer was an actual word meaning someone who operates an X-ray machine. Now we get followed by actual radiographers on twitter who must think it strange that a band is named after their profession.
Band Members: Mike: Guitar, Lead/Backing Vocals, Whistling, Synth ; Devin: Guitar, Lead/Backing Vocals, Synth ; Drew: Bass, Backing Vocals, Synth ; Kevin: Drums & Percussion
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : College Park. We currently live here and formed the band at the University of Maryland.
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area:1- We opened for 2-Chainz at Maryland Stadium
2- Mike successfully auditioned on American Idol in the Annapolis tryout location (Lionel Richie said he sounded like a young Rod Stewart).
3- We were involved with the sustainability committee while at UMD and even lobbied with them in Annapolis trying to pass the fracking moratorium.
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: All our music is clean and FCC acceptable EXCEPT "The Truth". We have a radio friendly version of the song in our Dropbox link. Our most radio friendly songs are "Waves Home (Summertime)", "Trying to Be Heard", "Roll Along", "My Survival", and "Missy May.
Much of the music you hear online will differ from our music we play live. When performing, we integrate synthesizers and other electronic effects not heard on the EP or album.
Official Website URL: https://www.theradiographers.com/
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/theradiographers/
Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1pr6SHe1vynoeYCrErEITW
Other Links: https://twitter.com/TheRadGs
Main Genre: Indie
Other Genres: rock, indie rock, college rock, alternative, pop, indie pop, power pop, aquatic pop, aquatic rock