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Movements Releases Debut EP, New Music Video

movementsCelebrating the release of their debut EP, Outgrown Things, Movements have released the new music video for “Worst Wishes,” which you can stream below.

Movements are currently on tour with label mates Real Friends, and guess what? You can see them for the low price of only $5 per tickets. The tour is hitting unconventional venues like VFW halls, art galleries, skate shops, and more, all to highlight the importance of supporting local music.

The band also announced a spring tour as support for Being As An Ocean, set to kick off on April 3rd in Pontiac, MI. You can view all tour dates below.



Mar 11 – San Diego, CA @ Gym Standard
Mar 19 – Grand Prairie, TX @ So What?! Music Fest**
Mar 21 – Orlando, FL @ Park Ave CD’s
Mar 23 – Atlanta, GA @ Avatar Events Group Practice Space
Mar 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits Batting Cages
Mar 27 – Deer Park, NY @ NYWC Sportatorium
Mar 28 – Upton, MA @ Medford VFW Hall
Mar 30 – Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
Apr 1 – Rochester, NY @ Waterstreet Music Hall**
Apr 2 – Columbus. OH @ Double Happiness**
**Not part of $5 Tour
Apr 3 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room at The Crofoot
Apr 4 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Apr 5 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s
Apr 6 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Voltage Lounge
Apr 7 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Altar Bar
Apr 8 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
Apr 10 – Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Pete’s
Apr 11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Apr 12 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
Apr 14 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
Apr 15 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
Apr 16 – Lake Park, FL @ Kelsey Theatre
Apr 17 – St Petersburg, FL @ Local 662
Apr 19 – Houston, TX @ The Studio at Warehouse Live
Apr 20 – San Antonio, TX @ The Korova
Apr 22 – Mesa, AZ @ Underground
Apr 23 – Van Nuys, CA @ White Oak Music Hall
Apr 24 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
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rationale. (Members of Real Friends, Knuckle Puck) Stream New Single, “Hangnail”

rationale.Chicago pop-punk buddies Dan Lambton (vox, Real Friends), Joe Taylor (guitar/vox, Knuckle Puck), and Ryan Rumchaks (drums, Knuckle Puck) have teamed up to form rationale., who are set to debut their new EP, Confines, on December 9th, 2015. The EP was mixed by Ace Enders (The Early November), with John Naclerio at Nada Studios (Brand New, My Chemical Romance, Armor For Sleep), put the final touches on the collaboration.

The band just released their first single, “Hangnail,” which you can stream below.

“We started rationale. because we love hanging out and making music with our friends. This is what has come of that so far,” the group said via Bandcamp.

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As It Is Release Music Video For “Speak Soft”

as it isUK’s As It Is have just released the music video for their single, “Speak Soft,” from their album, Never Happy, Ever After, which is available now on iTunes. The video was filmed across two continents, with two videographers, and showcases the band’s energetic performance style while they rock out on a gorgeous Australian beach, coinciding with the video narrative, shot in the UK.

“Whilst in Australia, we had to find a suitable location to film in the dark that would suit the narrative and where no one would hear us. We got up at 3am to film the performance on a beach in Newcastle during sunrise after only a couple of hours sleep. We carried all of the gear a mile down a small patch to the beach, in the hope no one was there,” explains Patty Walters (vox).

The band is currently on a US tour as support to Mayday Parade, on the Hot Topic presents AP Tour, alongside Real Friends and This Wild Life. The tour will wrap up in Lake Buena Vista, FL at the House of Blues on November 25th, after which, As It Is will head to the UK for a tour with Lower Than Atlantis through December. Check below for a complete list of tour dates.

Stream the video for “Speak Soft” below:

Nov 12 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Nov 13 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
Nov 14 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Nov 15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Nov 17 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre
Nov 18 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Nov 20 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Nov 21 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Nov 22 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Nov 24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Nov 25 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
UK Tour w/ Lower Than Atlantis 
Dec 7 – Middlesbrough, UK @ The Middlesbrough Empire
Dec 8 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Beckett Student Union
Dec 10 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
Dec 11 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
Dec 12 – Birmingham, UK @ The Institute
Dec 14 – London, UK @ Camden Roundhouse
Dec 15 – Manchester, UK @ The Ritz
Dec 16 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC
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Mayday Parade Release New Single & Video

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The APMAs Honor Rob Zombie & X, Add Performances From Pierce The Veil and DMC (RUN DMC)


The Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, fueled by Monster Energy Drink, has added even more performers and presenters, in addition to this year’s official red carpet hosts and esteemed recipients of the Vanguard and Icon Awards. The APMAs will take place on July 22, 2015 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

The APMAs announced that they will be presenting the revered Vanguard Award to hard-rock legend and respected filmmaker Rob Zombie. As a rock icon and filmmaker with a unique vision, Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of both music and film, selling over 15 million albums worldwide. He is also the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of six feature films with a worldwide gross totaling more than $150 million.

This year’s Icon Award honorees are none other than American punk-rock mavericks X, who were one of the most influential bands to emerge from the Los Angeles punk scene of the late ‘70s. The group’s first two albums, Los Angeles and Wild Gift appear on Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time list.

The APMAs also announced this year’s AXS TV Red Carpet hosts: Every Time I Die’s wisecracking frontman Keith Buckley and New Years Day’s striking frontwoman Ash Costello. The pair will interview many of this year’s stars as they make their way down the red carpet and into the main event.

Gibson Brands is also returning as one of the main sponsors of the APMAs and will be hosting the official Gibson Backstage Artist Lounge. All performers, presenters, honorees and award winners will gather at the Lounge for their post-stage victory interviews.

Additionally, the APMAs announced Tumblr as an official partner. This year, the APMAs launched the first-ever “Tumblr Fandom Of The Year” award. Every day, thousands of fandoms post artwork, GIFs, funny memes and so much more on their Tumblr pages, and these nominees were among the most posted about last year. The nominees were chosen via Tumblr’s Fandometrics, and AP staff choices. You can vote for your favorite/the most creative fandom at altpress.tumblr.com through July 6.


All Time Low

Fall Out Boy

5 Seconds Of Summer

Panic! At The Disco

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The 1975

In addition, to the “Tumblr Fandom Of The Year” award there will be a GIF booth backstage capturing all the exclusive behind the scenes moments from award winners, performers and talent associated with the show. Follow the night’s mayhem on AP’s Tumblr blog.

AP cover stars Pierce The Veil are the latest addition to the list of performances at this year’s APMAs. PTV are one of the fastest-rising artists in the music scene currently, following the success of their 2012 release, Collide With The Sky, which has sold nearly 300,000 copies in the US alone. The album features the single “King For A Day” which has been certified Gold and has racked up an astounding 50 million YouTube views. At last year’s APMAs, the band won three awards, including Best Live Band.

Additional live performances include Weezer, Panic! At The Disco, All Time Low, Sum 41, a special performance from New Found Glory featuring Hayley Williams, Rob Zombie, X,  DMC of Run DMC, Mike Herrera of MxPx, Taking Back Sunday, Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Halestorm, a special performance featuring four-time nominees PVRIS and Issues frontman Tyler Carter, Black Veil Brides, Simple Plan, and Motionless In White. The world-renowned Contemporary Youth Orchestra will also return to the APMAs to accompany many of the evening’s performances.

New presenters this year include members of the Amity Affliction, Asking Alexandria, Beartooth, Crossfaith, Drama Club, Every Time I Die, Man Overboard, Major League, Memphis May Fire, Metro Station, Miss May I, Neck Deep, Never Shout Never, New Politics, New Years Day, Silverstein, State Champs and We Came As Romans. Additional appearances will be made by members of ‘68, As It IsAugust Burns RedBullet For My ValentineMayday ParadeMotion City SoundtrackParkway DriveReal FriendsSenses FailSet It OffThis Wild Life and While She Sleeps with more to be announced soon.

Voting on all awards is open now via www.altpress.com/apmas, in addition to the Best Music Video award, which can be voted upon exclusively at any Journeys retail location via voter mobile device and store-provided QR codes or via journeys.com/bestmusicvideoVoting ends on July 6, 2015.

View this year’s CATEGORIES and NOMINEES here!

APMAs Early Bird discount tickets and Ultimate Monster Travel Packages are already sold out, but you can still purchase several other ticketing options now. Available options include reserved seats at $59.99, premium seats at $79.99, Vans Warped Tour bundles for $89.99, general admission pit passes for $199.99 (which now include early entry) and special VIP packages are $249.99. Head to www.altpress.com/apmas for all ticket offerings and details on each option listed above.

As previously announced, Alternative Press Magazine will be honored by the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Museum with the unveiling of a special new exhibit, Never Give Up: Alternative Press Magazine At 30, presented by Roadrunner Records, Fueled By Ramen and Jakprints. The exhibit opening will kick-off with a special Sonic Session featuring Danish alt-rock group New Politics and one of AP’s “100 Bands You Need to Know In 2015,” Vinyl Theatre.


7:00pm – Doors open to the public

8:00pm – OUTDOOR CONCERT begins, featuring New Politics Vinyl Theatre

11:00pm  Museum closes

The exhibit opens on the eve of the APMAsJuly 21stFor more information and in-depth details about the exhibit, visit www.rockhall.com.

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The Maine Announce LIVE Q&A

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The Maine have announced a surprise Ask Me Anything Q&A session that will available tonight on Reddit. The session is scheduled for Sunday, April 5 at 5:00 p.m. PST.

The Maine just kicked off their headlining American Candy Tour, with Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, and The Technicolors and have released their sixth full length album, American Candy, on March 31.

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STREAM: The Maine – “Same Suit, Different Tie”

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The Maine have just released a stream of their new single, “Same Suit, Different Tie,” from their upcoming album, American Candy, which is set to release tomorrow (3/31). The band is getting ready to head out on their headlining American Candy Tour, which kicks off on April 3rd with Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, and The Technicolors. Stream the track below:

For more from The Maine, you can buy a CD here, and/or catch them LIVE on tour this spring (buy your tickets here).

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Real Friends Announce Japanese Tour Dates


Following the American Candy North American Tour with The Maine, Knuckle Puck, and The Technicolors (April – May), Real Friends have announced that they will be headed off to Japan this summer for a six-show tour, which kicks off on June 2nd. The band will travel through Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Niigata with support from Speak Low If You Speak Love, the side project of State Champ’s Ryan Graham.  You can view tour dates below.

Real Friends are currently streaming their second documentary, Moving Forward, which talks about growth, change and moving forward as a band.

To check out the band live, you can buy concert tickets here.

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June 2 – Warp – Tokyo Kichijoji
June 3 – Clapper – Osaka
June 4 – Club Zion -Nagoya
June 5 – Woody – Niigata
June 6 – Nine Spices – Tokyo Shinjuku
June 7 – Garret – Tokyo Shibuya

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The Technicolors Announce New Album/Release Single

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The latest addition to the ever-growing, impressive 8123 roster, Phoenix rock-band The Technicolors, announced new music today. The band will be releasing a five-track EP, entitled, Ultraviolet Disguise. The announcement, of the EP, set to release April 7th, included the drop of the first single, “Tonight You Are Mine.”

The EP is the first new music from the band since they debuted on 8123 late last year with the single, “Please Don’t Say You Told Me So” produced by Pat Kirch of The Maine. This time, the band spent a couple of weeks in the studio with producer team Alex and Sean Silverman. The result, Ultraviolet Disguise – which claims influence from a wide range of genres, drawing elements with sonic comparisons to artists like Outkast and Gorillaz but also ranging to the across the spectrum to the likes of  Springsteen and Tom Petty. Smiley states, “we definitely tried to pull from some new territory that we’ve never explored and tried to combine it with what we already know as a band.”
The band will release the EP a few days into their tour as a supporting slot on The American Candy Tour, featuring The Maine, Real Friends, and Knuckle Puck. Smiley looks ahead to the tour stating, “as excited as we are to put this music out and get the ball rolling, we are just as excited to be on the road this spring, playing these tunes, night after night. The finished recording is just the starting point for us. Our songs take on a new meaning for us live, and are shaped by the road.”

The band head out on the American Candy Tour beginning April 3rd. Ultraviolet Disguise releases digitally and in physical form April 7th via 8123. Pre-orders for the new record are now available over on the 8123 site.

Stream the first single “Tonight You Are Mine,” below, as well as view album artwork, track listing, and tour dates:


1. I’ll Love You Someday
2. Tonight You Are Mine
3. Heavy Leather
4. Feels Like Trouble
5. This Time Around


4/3 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee Theatre
4/4 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues – SOLD OUT
4/7 – Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
4/8 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
4/9 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
4/10 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
4/11 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
4/13 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
4/14 – Vancouver, BC – The Rio Theatre
4/15 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
4/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
4/18 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
4/20 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
4/21 – St Louis, MO – The Ready Room
4/22 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
4/23 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
4/24 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
4/25 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
4/26 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
4/27 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
4/28 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
4/30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
5/1 – Buffalo, NY – The Waiting Room
5/2 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
5/3 – Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
5/5 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
5/7- New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
5/9 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
5/10 – Washington, DC – 930 Club
5/12 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
5/13 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
5/14 – Jacksonville Beach, FL – Freebird Live
5/15 – St Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
5/16 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
5/19 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
5/20 – San Antonio, TX – Kapones
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One Week Away: The Maine Gearing Up To Release 5th Studio Album

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We are now just one week shy of the release of The Maine’s fifth studio album, American Candy. The record, which the band announced and has been teasing since early February, is another independent release headed in a different sonic direction from the last. Staying true to their roots, this record has a heavier pop influence while still merging their signature rock sound.
Following the announcement of the album, The Maine have premiered two singles from the upcoming record. You can stream both below.

The Maine  is gearing up to drop the full album on Tuesday, March 31st, and will also be staying awake for the entire duration of release day. In a throwback to one of the band’s most popular fan events, The Maine will be hosting a 24 hour livestream via Meerkat, something they haven’t done in five years since the release of Black & White. Fans can stream the band’s activities for the full 24 hours and follow them through the release. Local fans to The Maine’s hometown will also have opportunities to be involved in some of the activities the band has planned for the day. Among these local events include a pop-up shop at Tempe Marketplace where fans will have a chance to shop the band’s merch, watch acoustic performances and meet the band.

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American Candy is currently available for fan pre-order in both physical and digital form. The band will support the release with a US headlining tour featuring support from Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, and The Technicolors. You can view tour dates HERE.

Below, you will find the track listing for American Candy, out March 31st.

  1. Miles Away

  2. Same Suit, Different Tie

  3. My Hair

  4. English Girls

  5. 24 Floors

  6. Diet Soda Society

  7. Am I Pretty

  8. (Un)Lost

  9. American Candy

  10. Another Night On Mars


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