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Los Angeles, United States

The One AM Radio is the project of singer/composer Hrishikesh Hirway. Hrishikesh often has friends accompany him live and on recordings but, in general, he sings, plays most of the instruments, and produces all the beats. His music blends acoustic and electronic elements and has drawn comparisons to a diverse array of artists, from Nick Drake to Portishead to Sigur Ros.

The One AM Radio has released 3 full-lengths: This Too Will Pass (2007), A Name Writ In Water (2004), and The Hum of the Electric Air! (2002); a split 7” with Ted Leo, and a 7” on Troubleman Unlimited, as part of their Solo Singles Series (along with The Album Leaf, Bob Nanna, Tim Kinsella, Tara Jane O’Neil) and another split 7” with Jeromes Dream on Alone Records. The One AM Radio has remixed and been remixed by a number of other artists. Daedelus enlisted Hrishikesh as a guest collaborator for a track on his album Exquisite Corpse.

The son of Indian immigrants, Hrishikesh was born and raised in Massachusetts. After graduating from Yale, and after many brief stints in several cities, Hrishikesh eventually relocated to Los Angeles, where he currently resides.

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  • bkelleher

    Man, lots of scrobbles for only 70k listeners.. Time to dive into this discography.

    14 Aug 8:02pm Reply
  • Psyker_

    Nice music. Really nice.

    1 Aug 9:01am Reply
  • cooldownxp

    i need tabs "I Think This Is My Exit". help please :3 it's f4cking awesome song.

    29 Oct 2013 Reply
  • findpeace

    Give me three bands/artists I will love if I love The One AM Radio (most everything up to the latest album, that one's not for me). Thank you :).

    21 Feb 2012 Reply
  • RatBatSpider

    Check out this beautiful & intimate green room session of The One AM Radio at Amoeba Hollywood. It's a great set! http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/videos/one-am-radio.html

    14 Dec 2011 Reply
  • denniseckersley

    I agree brian..Saw them with Abe Vigoda a few years back. The band had such great chemistry and cohesiveness. Not to mention hrishikesh is such a kind fellow.

    27 Nov 2011 Reply
  • BRIANymditd

    we(you may die in the desert) played with them in Oregon on a tour a few years back.. really great live.

    29 Aug 2011 Reply
  • fkln

    Jane- I agree. I miss the shoegaze sound as well. What You Gave Away is still the best thing he's ever done.

    16 Jun 2011 Reply
  • loveisadungheap

    hm..

    8 Jun 2011 Reply
  • findpeace

    The best thing he's ever done, in my heart at least, is The Hum Of The Electric Air! First album I heard and I still love every single note. :)

    26 May 2011 Reply
  • janeshinowski

    I hate to say it, but I miss his solo stuff A LOT. Granted, Plans is a good album, and he's one of the most underrated artists/bands...I still miss his older sounds that weren't as dance-y, more shoegazey and focused on his voice and beats. I wish had seen him live when This Too Shall Pass was his latest.

    26 May 2011 Reply
  • edde_o

    Plans makes me want to dance! Moreover be cheerful... wakes me up! and pumps me up!

    24 May 2011 Reply
  • Fat__Rabbit

    plans does ROCK!

    19 May 2011 Reply
  • edde_o

    Plans ROCKS! :D

    17 May 2011 Reply
  • Northward

    I really wonder how someone can say that this is the best he's ever done...But well, to each his own!

    16 May 2011 Reply
  • exTerminatr

    yeah, Hrishikesh is their friend and even drew cover art for SMMTS

    28 Apr 2011 Reply
  • 16N0R4N7

    Same dude(s) of Jeromes Dream split?

    25 Apr 2011 Reply
  • jamvicar

    I almost don't want to like this because it's so much different from This Too Will Pass (it had a big impact on my life). But this new one is just sooo good.

    16 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Forlong

    Strong contender for album of the year

    12 Apr 2011 Reply
  • JonathanCoker

    new album is good for me.

    5 Apr 2011 Reply
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