Maine rapper Spose unveils new single, “Alternative Radio,” ahead of July 11 album release

After an eventful 12 months involving getting ready to put out a new album, losing all his work during a robbery of his tour van last October, and then getting back to work to do it all over again, Maine rapper Spose is poised to release a brand new album — his first in nearly two years. While the official title of the album remains a secret until the record release, set for July 11 at the new Portland music venue the Portland House of Music and Events, Spose, aka Ryan Peters, has released a track from the album that pays tribute to something people in their late-20s to mid-30s will surely recognize — alternative radio, especially its heyday in the late 1990s. “Alternative Radio” is a fun slice of nostalgia, as well as a left turn for Spose, since it’s essentially a rock song that he raps over. Enjoy, 90s kids!


Emily Burnham

About Emily Burnham

Emily Burnham is a Maine native, UMaine graduate, proud Bangorian and a writer and editor for Bangor Metro Magazine, the Weekly and the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food to all the cool things going on in the Greater Bangor area. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra. She's interested in everything that happens in Maine. Albums for review are accepted digitally only; please no CDs.