1) Is it difficult to be a duo, not having a tiebreaker when questions come up?
Meghan Redding: Not really. I think our strengths compliment each other's abilities where one is lacking creating a good balance.
Dane Di Pierro: I can't remember it ever being a problem. Musically we usually try different things out until we have a result we're both happy with.
2) You seem to have released new music every year since 2010. Is this intentional? Will there be a new album or EP in 2014?
MR: I think what our intention is , is to keep being creative and moving forward as much as possible.
DD: We didn't release anything in 2012 and I don't feel pressured to release something every year. My other band Ghost Hotel is trying to put out another album next year so I don't know if I'll have time to do 2 records, but you never know. I keep writing stuff and when it's ready we'll let everyone know.
3) Is the Radiolab anything close to Dexter’s Lab?
DD: The cartoon Dexter? There's no secret entrance but I've got some cool gear that makes it look a little like a real lab. I'm not afraid to tell my parents about it though.
4) I often find that when bands mix the male and female vocals together, they either do it correct or it ends up sounding terrible somehow. Do you feel you have created a blueprint for other bands to use when trying to create such a similar sound?
DD: I'm not a huge fan of my own singing which is why it's often buried in the mix or has effects on it. One of my favorite bands Voyager One does this a lot and I think it compliments the songs well. Not that they're bad at singing or anything. On "Existential" I just wanted more of a contrast in the refrain sections.
5) If you have bands that are male vocals, female vocals and then both, shouldn’t there be a special name for the mixed vocals? It seems like it should bi-vocals or something like that. Do you know if something like that exists or could we create a label such as that?
DD: I'm not sure. I would say a duet, but that makes me think of Sonny and Cher.
6) Frederick makes me think of a very historic town, in terms of the Civil War and what not. What is it like living there and in terms of being a music community?
DD: There's a lot of Civil War history if you're into that thing, but there's a cool mix of historic buildings and a growing artist community. Its the 2nd or 3rd largest city in Maryland so there's a diverse group of musicians and always good local music happening.
MR: It's a great place to live if you are into the live music scene, whether you're a listener or a musician.
7) You are performing a live show called “Apocalyptical”. What is that all about?
MR: We ARE??
DD: haha! Not really. New York City public radio does a podcast called Radio Lab. It's not affiliated with us at all. I wanted to hate them for coming up with a cool name before I did, but it's really a great podcast if you like science and mystery stories. It's probably a going to be a good show. We're mostly a studio project so there's no live shows planned for now.
8) Final thoughts, shout outs, tour requests, etc…??
MR: Shout out to the podcast with the same name!
DD: Yeah, thanks other Radiolab for driving traffic to our site. Hopefully we've converted a few of them into fans. Our new album is available online at http://radiolab.bandcamp.com/ and all the usual online outlets.