Hailing from Salem, MA, RADIO COMPASS is a post-punk outfit with a seasoned rock and roll minimalist attitude. Blending garage rock, punk, pop and alternative influences, they hit the Boston scene in 2015 with their debut bedroom-pop album, Papercuts (Produced by Steven R Lord).
In the past 3 years they've garnered a strong local following and developed a reputation for their high energy performances, cathartic riffs and infectious hooks.
Their highly anticipated sophomore album "... FOR A GIRL" produced by long-time Boston producer Richard Marr of Galaxy Park, was released in September 2018 with warm reception by music outlets like Vanyaland, Indie617, WEMF and Boston Emissions, who included them on their Top 5 Songs of the Week.
The band has been involved in community art and fundraising events, including frontwoman Lee's Annual Rock for HAWC fundraiser for individuals impacted by domestic violence and has featured many local favorite acts (Carissa Johnson, Tigerman Woah and The Devils Twins to name a few) over the course of the past 5 years. They've also appeared at Ralph's PunkCake Arts Fest.
After a brief hiatus and a lineup change which included the addition of guitarist Franklin Siplas (also of Michael Kane & The Morning Afters), the band is in full force with recent performances at Boston's 2019 Rock and Roll Rumble @ Once (Somerville,MA) and Pouzza Fest9 (Montreal, Canada). Stay tuned, more fun coming soon to a venue near you.
"A new musical treat...headed in a very stellar direction" -Vanyaland
"An incredible local act that is worthy of checking out" -MusicBoxPete
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Radio Compass flaunt their all-star Salem status on new EP
By Victoria Wasylakon September 24, 2018
Here’s a new musical treat that’s good for a girl (or a boy, or a non-binary person, or literally anyone in general): This past Friday, Salem trio Radio Compass birthed their newest EP, a five-track foray into their dream-punk world. It’s titled …for a girl, and the record flaunts their fast-paced “All-Star” status on the Salem garage rock scene. Angela Lee — who you might recognize as Rock For HAWC’s organizer — takes the helm as the band’s lead singer, and honestly, some stellar vocal comparisons come to mind (like Soccer Mommy’s Sophie Allison ). That’s a 2k18-style musical endorsement if we ever heard (wrote?) one, and this is a compass that’s headed in a very stellar direction.
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Salem, MA's Own Radio Compass Release Smashing New EP "...For A Girl"
October 9, 2018
Salem, MA based outfit Radio Compass are riding the wave with the recent release of their brand new EP "...For A Girl". The collection is a raw and unflinching blend of punk and alt rock conjured upon one streamlined approach that really makes you approach the outfit straight from the get go. The trio consists of Angela Lee, Jill Rogers-Jensen, and Kerry (Myra) Lee. The group have a mystical element associated with them that is reflective of their upbringing in Salem, a town most associated with witches and all things associated with Halloween. I remember featuring the band on my site a few years back, and I marveled at how the group kept it simple and didn't attach any frills whatsoever to their music, keeping things fresh and in perspective for the listener. On their new EP, the group are evolving greatly but are still maintaining the same creative approach that made them so successful from the start. An incredible local act that is worthy of checking out for the first time.
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