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April 8th, 2007 2:00pm EDT favorite Add to My News
PlayRadioPlaySeventeen year-old Texan, Dan Hunter is the 'poptronica' genius behind PlayRadioPlay (PRP), which has already hit one million plays on MySpace and opened for Fall Out Boy all in the space of a single year. The highly anticipated EP The Frequency will available in stores April 24 And one short month later fans can find him on tour with some of the biggest names in music on Warped Tour.

PRP is often compared to Postal Service and The Smashing Pumpkins, the songs are like the soundtrack to your dreams. On the surface they're like cupcakes - sweet, cute and just bursting with pure happiness. But if you listen carefully to what this blissfully gentle voice is singing on songs such as "Bound To Get Caught" and "Compliment Each Other Like Colors", you'll discover a darker dimension to Dan's music. It's this diverse combination of sound and subject that gives his music depth and realness. It's what makes PRP stand out from everyone else.

"My father passed away the summer before my freshman year of high school. My mom drank a lot and wasn't around very much and I got into drugs and drinking and as a result ended up going to rehab for four months when I was a 14. Once I got out of rehab I wasn't depressed anymore. I was happy and clean, I had a more positive outlook on everything. That's why PRP is generally happy music with deep, not-as-happy subject lines" said Hunter.

PlayRadioPlayPRP was officially born in December 2005, when Dan began posting music on MySpace just for fun. He had taught myself how to play guitar, drums and bass and started working with electronic music in class at school. "We used to use a program called Fruity Loops. The first song I ever made was called "Jello". It sucked but that was the first real PRP song." That one song, which was written about missing a phone call, was enough to catch everyone's attention and spark an online frenzy.

As Dan continued to post more songs online, some about his turbulent past, some about his girlfriend Madi, his popularity also continued to grow at an alarming rate and within seven months his MySpace profile was generating over 30,000 plays a day.

But despite all this success and even after being pursued by major labels and eventually finding a home with Stolen Transmission Records, Dan is currently recording his debut full-length album with Grammy Award winning producer Garret Lee, who has previously worked with the likes of U2, Snow Patrol, The Hives and Bloc Party. The full album will be in stores this fall however, Stolen Transmission is releasing The Frequency EP, on April 24 which will feature five PRP songs as well as a cover version of The Killers' "Mr Brightside". For more information please visit www.myspace.com/playradioplay.

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Tour Dates:
Apr 27 7:00 CD Release Party! at The Door Fort Worth! (See my Blog for ticket information!) Fort Worth, Texas
Apr 29 5:30 The Intersection w/ Anberlin Grand Rapids, Michigan
May 1 7:00 The Basement w/ Anberlin Columbus, Ohio
May 2 6:00 Chameleon Club w/ Anberlin Lancaster, Pennsylvania
May 3 7:00 Sonar w/ Anberlin Baltimore, Maryland
May 4 5:00 Alley Katz w/ Anberlin Richmond, Virginia
May 5 1:00 Bamboozle 2007 Meadowlands Sport Complex East Rutherford, New Jersey
May 7 7:00 North Star Bar w/ Under The Influence of Giants Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 8 7:00 Ottobar w/ Under The Influence of Giants Baltimore, Maryland
May 9 6:00 The Peppermint Beach Club w/ Under The Influence of Giants Virginia Beach, Virginia
May 10 6:00 The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall w/ Under The Influence of Giants Charlotte, North Carolina
May 11 7:00 The Masquerade Downstairs Atlanta, Georgia
May 12 2:00 Cornerstone Festival at Central Florida Fairgrounds Orlando, Florida
May 15 7:00 Vino's w/ Under The Influence of Giants Little Rock, Arkansas
May 20 7:00 The Sets w/ Under The Influence of Giants Tempe, Arizona
May 21 7:00 Art Bar (21+) Las Vegas, Nevada
May 23 7:00 Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, California
May 24 7:00 El Rey theater w/ Under The Influence of Giants Los Angeles, California
Jun 29 12:00 Pomona Fairgrounds Pomona, CA
Jun 30 12:00 Seaside Park Ventura, CA
Jul 1 12:00 Shoreline Amphitheater Mountain View, CA
Jul 3 12:00 Thunderbird Stadium at UBC Vancouver, BC
Jul 5 12:00 Race City Motorsport Park Calgary, AB
Jul 7 12:00 Utah State Fairgrounds Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 8 12:00 TBA Denver, CO
Jul 11 12:00 Cricket Pavilion Phoenix, AZ
Jul 13 12:00 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater San Antonio, TX
Jul 14 12:00 TBA Dallas, TX
Jul 15 12:00 Reliant Center Houston, TX

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