If you've been following Fresno's internets or get out to local shows, you may already know about the band Radagun. They came up in the Fresno scene very quickly and have a very polished look and sound that's ready for radio.
Well, they have moved to Florida - at least the two core members, Aimee Ortiz and Todd Low, have. What the hell, guys? What's this all about? (Is what we asked.) No, seriously, we did some actual reporting of sorts and asked lead singer and guitarist, Aimee, what was up:
Aimee: We had been talking about moving for a while, and recently there have been some opportunities for the band that have opened up on the east coast so we figured why not just go for it? It's pretty much a leap of faith, and hopefully it will all pan out well.
Aimee: We're definitely not done, the move was based primarily on Radagun. We met up with some great musicians here, and we've been practicing and we're getting ready to add some east coast tour dates.
Aimee: I grew up in Hanford, Todd grew up in Orange County, but both of us have lived in Fresno for the past few years, we definitely consider the Central Valley our home.
Aimee: Shiver Fox, it's a new project with Trey Tosh, who's amazing, Kyle Baker, the guitarist from Todd's previous band, Flight 409, and John Bell, who played bass for us for a while. Also Dash Wolf Dash, which was started by two of our previous lead guitar players, Jeff Simpson and Shawn Stephens, who are both incredible musicians, so no doubt they'll be doing some pretty cool things as well.
Aimee: Win-Co definitely. There's no 24 hour stores around here and we're not really into going out in public during "normal" hours. Also dry heat, I miss that a lot. I'm not really digging being stinky ten seconds after stepping outside. Also that there are no alligators in Fresno, I haven't seen an alligator, and there's no real reason for me to fear them where we live, but you know, we're in Florida, and based on all the movies I saw growing up, I can't help but be a little nervous when I take the trash out.
This blog would like to wish good luck to Radagun, don't forget us Valley Folk once you're all big and junk.
Radagun video "Runaway" after the jump: