Radio AFI Debuts on Slacker
Slacker Artist Showcase Launches With Radio AFI Providing a Listening Experience Created and Hosted by the Band
SAN DIEGO – March 3, 2010 – AFI and Slacker, Inc. today launched Radio AFI, a radio station featuring songs from the long-running California quartet as well as artists that have inspired their unique sound along with commentary and introductions from AFI band members. Radio AFI is now available for free in the Slacker Spotlight on the web, on home entertainment devices and leading smartphones.
Radio AFI can be accessed in the Slacker Spotlight station category from any Slacker Radio application or direct on the web at www.Slacker.com/RadioAFI. To get the free Slacker mobile application, simply direct your mobile web browser to Slacker.com.
“Radio AFI is a truly eclectic mix of music including songs that inspire us and what we love to listen to,” said Davey Havok, AFI lead vocalist. “Slacker is doing new and innovative things with music and we’ve enjoyed building this experience to provide our fans with a personal look into our world.”
Radio AFI was programmed by AFI lead vocalist Davey Havok, drummer Adam Carson, bassist Hunter Burgan and guitarist Jade Puget. The station provides listeners with AFI hits and deep tracks combined with handpicked music that has influenced the band featuring artists ranging from Jimi Hendrix and Marvin Gaye to Nine Inch Nails and Bad Religion.
“Our Artist Showcase provides artists an opportunity to share their passion for music and connect with their audience in a unique and compelling way,” said Scott Riggs, Director of Radio at Slacker. “By working directly with AFI, we are offering their fans the chance to discover rare insight into their favorite band in a personal radio experience unlike any other.”
Whether listening on the web, webOS smartphones, BlackBerry smartphones, iPhone and iPod touch, Android-powered smartphones or a Slacker-enabled Sony TV or Blu-ray player, Radio AFI listeners have instant access to the group’s favorite music along with artist profiles, album reviews and album cover art with unique commentary from AFI members.
Formed in 1991 in Ukiah CA, AFI put in well over a decade of blood, sweat, recording and touring before their mainstream breakthrough with 2003’s platinum Sing The Sorrow, which featured the VMA-winning “Girl’s Not Grey.” The subsequent DECEMBERUNDERGROUND elevated AFI even further, debuting at #1 in June 2006, going platinum in short order, and featuring the singles “Miss Murder” and “Love Like Winter” both of which the band performed on Saturday Night Live in January 2007. The band is currently on tour in support of its eighth full length studio album, Crash Love, which was released in September 2009. For more info about AFI, go to www.afireinside.net
About Slacker, Inc.
Slacker is the world’s first Personal Radio company offering “Your Radio Everywhere.” Slacker enables music lovers to play highly personalized music online at the Slacker web site or on the go with Slacker Personal Radio players and mobile phones. Slacker mobile applications are currently available for Palm webOS, Android, iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. For more information visit www.Slacker.com/everywhere. For regular Slacker updates follow us at www.Twitter.com/SlackerRadio, become a Fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SlackerRadio or visit www.Slacker.com.