|EP by The Aquabats|
|Released||November 9, 2010|
|Recorded||2010 at Maple Studios, Orange County, California|
|Genre||New wave, synthpop, pop rock|
|Producer||The Aquabats, Cameron Webb, Warren Fitzgerald|
|The Aquabats chronology|
In early 2010, The Aquabats announced plans to release their next studio album by the end of the year, eventually confirming a tentative release date of November 9. After recording the album independently, the band signed a last-minute deal with Fearless Records, who agreed to distribute the album but suggested the release date be pushed to January 2011 to allow for proper marketing and promotion. Instead, an EP featuring the first single from the album and two non-album B-sides would be released in its place.
Radio Down! was issued primarily through digital download, though a limited run of 2000 CDs printed with DayGlo ink was made available shortly afterwards and sold at the band's concerts and through their website.
Critical reception to Radio Down! was positive. Alternative Press described the EP's songs as "infectious" and "danceable", while The Marshalltown Chronicle summarized it as "fun synthpop from right start to finish". Sputnikmusic, though criticizing the EP's "overproduced and artificial" sound, awarded it a 3 out of 5 star rating, noting "Radio Down! is everything you’d expect from the Aquabats: catchy and smile-inducingly charming".
- "Radio Down!" (featuring Biz Markie) – 3:31
- "Best Day Of My Life!" – 3:14
- "Playin' It Cool!" – 3:36
- The MC Bat Commander – vocals
- Crash McLarson – bass, backing vocals
- Eagle "Bones" Falconhawk - guitar, backing vocals
- Jimmy The Robot – keyboards, backing vocals
- Ricky Fitness – drums, percussion, backing vocals
- "The Aquabats Official Website - October 2010 Update". 2010-10-28. Retrieved 2010-10-28.
- "The Aquabats! - Radio Down". Fearless Records.
- "Review: The Aquabats - Radio Down EP". Alternative Press. November 9, 2010.
- "Review: The Aquabats - Radio Down!". The Marshalltown Chronicle. November 23, 2010.
- "The Aquabats - Radio Down! (album review)". Sputnikmusic.com. November 10, 2010.
- "The Aquabats - Chart history". Billboard.