O.A.R. (Of a Revolution) is a roots rock band formed in 1996. Due to massive online distribution over campus networks, the band has become a college hit, with many songs relating to the bandmembers' personal lives at The Ohio State University.
In 2006, OAR reached a new peak of popularity by drawing roughly 25,000 fans and selling out New York City's famed Madison Square Garden, which earned them a review in the NY Times. O.A.R. continues to grow in popularity. Their music videos "Love and Memories" and "Lay Down" have been featured on VH1 and MTV respectively, and they played three nights at the Gorge with the Dave Matthews Band. After having "Love And Memories" as their first "real" radio hit, "Heard The World" was named in September 2006 as their second single off "Stories Of A Stranger". "Heard The World" has been top 10 on many Maryland/D.C. radio stations as "Love And Memories" still gets consistent air play.