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Note:Retrograde has changed their name to Run the Red Light. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, our website will no longer be covering the group under the new name.
Retrograde’s sophomore album release “This Frequency We Share” was recorded at Matchbox Studios in Austin Texas, produced by up-and-comer Dwight Baker, and mastered in Los Angeles by veteran Dave Collins (Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age, No Doubt). The album was released in Canada through MapleNationWide/Universal on September 13, 2005 and was just released throughout Europe on Sweden’s Atenzia Records on October 24, 2005. The first single “Letting Go” can now be heard on a number of satellite and commercial stations across Canada.
A number of television productions have already picked up on “This Frequency We Share.” Most notably, numerous songs have appeared in UPN's America's Next Top Model, MTV's America or Busted, & ESPN's Offshore Adventures. On the net, “Letting Go” is currently at #1 on the Modern Rock charts at Garageband.com with 3 other songs off the new album in the top ten. Most recently, retrograde won the Molson Rock Search in Edmonton, AB. This winner-take-all contest was based on both judge and audience voting and consisted of 200 bands from across the country competing for over $200,000 in prizes including recording time, video production, photoshoots, radio play, and gear.
In October 2004, retrograde released an EP entitled “Headphones” in Western Canada as a forerunner to “This Frequency We Share.” The EP had strong support from CFOX and regional radio, garnered critical acclaim from notable press such Vancouver’s Georgia Straight, and went to its second pressing within weeks of its release. After returning from almost a dozen Western Canada tours, retrograde appeared on the cover of the nationally distributed “Muzik Etc” magazine in February 2004. The cover article focused on the band’s uncanny Do-It-Yourself initiatives. Around this time, the band inked a deal with Eric Godtland Management, based in San Francisco California. The company represents a number of successful artists, most notably multi-platinum artist Third Eye Blind.
Over the last few years, retrograde has directly supported bands such as The Tea Party, Big Wreck, Default, Nickelback, Bif Naked, Theory of a Deadman, I Mother Earth, Not By Choice, Big Sugar, Kazzer, Wide Mouth Mason, & Headstones. The band has also performed at some of Canada’s biggest music festivals. Alberta's “Stage 13" (attendance: 30,000 ), Saskatchewan's “Rock 'N The Valley” (attendance: 50,000 ) and Molson's SnowJam in Vancouver, BC (attendance: 55,000 ) alongside the likes of Nickelback, The Tragically Hip, 3 Doors Down, Third Eye Blind, Pennywise, Our Lady Peace, Finger Eleven and many more.
In 2001, retrograde released their self-titled debut album. The first single "Complicated" was spun on over 40 stations across Canada and charted up to #1 in some territories. The video, shot with Triton Films (Bif Naked, Edwin), received steady rotation on MuchMusic & MuchLoud. The follow up single "Caught in the Sun" also charted on rock radio across the country.
Retrograde has a strong history, especially for an independent band, but they continue to look forward. The band will be writing new material in January 2006, then shooting a video for the 3rd single from "This Frequency We Share" and touring coast to coast in February and March 2006.