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Sub-Radio performing in Washington, D.C. in 2019
Left to right: Matt Prodanovich, John Fengya, Adam Bradley, Barry Siford, Michael Pereira, Kyle Cochran
Background information
OriginWashington, D.C.
  • Indie pop
  • Pop rock
  • Indie rock
  • Synth rock
Years active2016 (2016)present
  • Adam Bradley
  • Kyle Cochran
  • John Fengya
  • Michael Pereira
  • Matt Prodanovich
Past members
  • Mike Chinen
  • Barry Siford

Sub-Radio is an American indie pop band based in Washington, D.C.[1] Their sound has been described as "infectious, bright pop,"[2] "gorgeous vocal harmony,"[3] and “tailor-made for festival sing-alongs.”[4] Their music has been critically compared to that of The Killers, The Aces, and Panic At the Disco.[1]


The members who would become the band met in middle school.[5] Guitarist Matt Prodanovich started the band in 2009 while still in high school in Sterling, Virginia, however, the band did not formally release music until 2016.[6] The group independently released their debut album, Same Train // Different Station, in March 2016. They have opened for Smallpools[7] and Vinyl Theatre, and made an appearance at the 2017 Firefly Music Festival.[8]

Following the release of two followup EPs — Headfirst (2018) and Dog Years (2019) — the band played more than 30 dates on a U.S. tour in the summer of 2019.[9] Their EP Thoughts Lights Colors Sounds, featuring lead single "Disco," was released in August 2020.[10] One song on the EP, "Fair Fight", featured vocals from Max Bemis of Say Anything.

Unable to tour during the pandemic, Prodanovich had noticed the number of people watching live streams on Reddit and that there was a potential to reach new fans. Starting in October 2020 Sub-Radio starting streaming on Reddit's open access platform called Reddit Public Access Network (RPAN). The streams quickly caught on and Sub-Radio streams have been seen by over 7 million unique viewers. These viewers translated beyond Reddit to a 250% increase in the number of monthly listeners on music platforms Spotify and Apple Music.[11]

They released a following EP, Past Selves (2023),[12] and conducted a two-part tour around the United States from fall 2023 to spring 2024, ending in Somerville, Massachusetts.[13] The band Moontower opened at each stop along the tour.[14]


  • Same Train // Different Station (2016)
  • Holiday Hangover EP (2017)
  • Headfirst EP (2018)
  • Dog Years EP (2019)
  • Thoughts Lights Colors Sounds EP (2020)
  • Past Selves EP (2023)

Band members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Adam Bradley – lead vocals (2016–present)[15]
  • Kyle Cochran – guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (2019–present), bass (2022-present)
  • John Fengya – keyboards, guitar, backing vocals (2016–present)
  • Michael Pereira – drums (2016–present)
  • Matt Prodanovich – guitar, backing vocals (2016–present)

Former members[edit]

  • Mike Chinen – guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (2016–2018)
  • Barry Siford – bass (2016–2022)



The band has spent its most recent time touring around their most recent releases.

  • From November 4 to December 22 the band ran their "1990something Tour". It began in Boston, MA and concluded in Memphis, TN.[16]
  • The "Past Selves Tour" started in August 20 of 2023 in Kansas City after the release of their EP under the same name. The tour ran until September 8 of the same year.[17]
  • The "Past Selves Tour Part 2" started February 28, 2024 in Pittsburgh, PA and ran through March 25, concluding in Boston, MA.[18]


  1. ^ a b Smart, Christina. "Sub-Radio Has Grown From High School Band To Local Indie Pop Standout". DCist. Archived from the original on June 28, 2019. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Live Music Picks: July 4–10". Salt Lake City Weekly. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Live Review: Sub-Radio". Music Connection Magazine. 2023-01-31. Retrieved 2024-04-22.
  4. ^ Klonowski, Laura. "EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Sub-Radio". CelebMix. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  5. ^ Ricci, Benjamin. "Sub-Radio Prove POP is Not a Dirty Word | Performer Mag". Retrieved 2024-04-22.
  6. ^ Bulayo, Ashley. "Music Interview: Sub-Radio". The Young Folks. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  7. ^ Criscitello, Sammy. "Sub-Radio discusses upcoming concert at Wilson". The Breeze.
  8. ^ Shelter, Carter. "Firefly Festival Announces 2017 Lineup Featuring The Weeknd, Muse, Chance the Rapper, Bob Dylan". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  9. ^ Vigil, Dom. "Sub-Radio Share Video for "Dreamcatcher"". The Prelude Press. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  10. ^ Weatherby, Taylor. "Indie-Pop Rockers Sub-Radio Take You to the 'Disco' on Spirited New Track: Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  11. ^ Mims, Taylor (26 March 2021). "How Reddit Helped One Indie Band Boost Streaming Numbers and Attract Fans". Billboard. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  12. ^ "TRACK by TRACK: Past Selves by Sub-Radio – Amplify the Noise". 2023-04-29. Retrieved 2024-04-22.
  13. ^ Newbrough, Kirsten (2024-04-03). "Moontower and Sub-Radio Celebrate Past Selves in Boston – FOR THE PUNKS". Retrieved 2024-04-22.
  14. ^ Landis, Megan (2023-09-11). "IN PHOTOS: Sub-Radio's electrifying final night on tour - The Vanderbilt Hustler". Retrieved 2024-04-22.
  15. ^ "Band". Sub-Radio. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  16. ^ "1990something Tour Dates". Instagram. Retrieved 11 December 2023.
  17. ^ "Past Selves Tour Dates". Instagram. Retrieved 11 December 2023.
  18. ^ "Past Selves Tour Pt. 2 Dates". Instagram. Retrieved 11 December 2023.