The One AM Radio
The One AM Radio
Label: Dangerbird Records
Genre: Electronic / Pop
Online: Artist Website


The dark, melancholy dream-pop sounds of The One AM Radio came together in 1999 with vocalist Hrishikesh Hirway, and despite various collaborators, the band remained something of his one-man project through the years. He was a student at Yale and recorded several EPs with Ted Leo and the like. In spring 2000, he befriended another Yale student, violin player Jane Yakowitz, to contribute to a seven-inch he was recording for Trouble Unlimited. The two struck a chord, personally and professionally. Yakowitz joined Hirway for some live appearances and within a year, she was permanently added to The One AM Radio line-up. The Hum of the Electric Air marked the band's proper debut in July 2002. The more expansive and lush A Name Writ In Water appeared two years later through Level Plane, and the remix album On the Shore of the Wide World followed in early 2005. The One AM Radio then made its Dangerbird Records debut in February 2007 with the self-produced This Too Shall Pass. [AMG MacKenzie Wilson]