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American Football Announce New Album After 17 Years

Every kid who claims to like emo music has heard of American Football. They all know about the Illinois band’s iconic white house, the way the letters cut off midway through the band’s name, and that one pop punk band that referenced American Football in one of their songs. What I’m getting at is that American Football are pioneers in the current wave of emo music. And, now, 17 years after releasing their first (and only) album, the band announced a new full-length. Just like their 1999 debut, the upcoming album is…

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The Wonder Years Announce Massive Pop Punk Tour

With so many incredible tour announcements recently, it seems like they can’t get any better. Well, we sure have some news for you. This fall, pop punk legends, The Wonder Years, will hit the road with Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, Moose Blood, and Seaway. This pop punk frenzy will kick off in Colombus, Ohio on October 15 and travel all over the United States and Canada. The tour makes a few weird turns, like traveling from Illinois to Kansas and then to Portland, within 4 days. But, who cares. As long as they…

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WATCH: Real Friends, “Colder Quicker (Acoustic)”

In the middle of a busy time, Real Friends recently visited Hot Topic. During their stay, the pop-punkers recorded an acoustic rendition of their track “Colder Quicker” off of forthcoming album The Home Inside My Head. The acoustic treatment gave the song a warm tone, yet carried the tone of the somber lyrics well. Vocalist Dan Lambton sounded in top form. Be sure to catch Real Friends when they head out on the Vans Warped Tour this summer!  Check out their stripped down performance after the jump. You can purchase a concert…

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WATCH: Real Friends “Mess” Music Video

In anticipation of their upcoming full-length, The Home Inside My Head, pop-punk band, Real Friends released a single titled “Mess.” The self-declared Illinois sad boys,  share the same angsty sentiments in this song as we’ve seen in their previous releases. Frontman Dan Lambton sings, “I’m still a lost boy. Last year I was a trainwreck, now I’m just a mess.” Every once in a while, Real Friends reference other bands in their songs. They’ve mentioned Jimmy Eat World in “Skin Deep” and American Football in “Home For Fall,” and now their latest single talks about Death…

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WATCH: Real Friends “Scared To Be Alone” Music Video

This morning, Real Friends released a new single and accompanying music video for “Scared To Be Alone.” The song is off the band’s upcoming Fearless Records release, The Home Inside My Head. The single includes themes of moving forward and finding solutions-something that made the band so relateable from the get-go. The song offers a new twist to the group’s traditional pop punk music,with a more focused, and less pop-influenced sound. “Don’t settle because you’re scared of being alone / You know I always pictured things to be different for you,” frontman Dan Lambton sings…

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Real Friends Release New Song, Announce New Album

Illinois natives, Real Friends have announced details about their newest album. The Home Inside My Head will be released on May 27th via Fearless Records. You can preorder The Home Inside My Head here. All preorders include an instant download of a new song off the album called, “Colder Quicker.” The song hits just like any other Real Friends song would, it’s full of hooks and emotion. Don’t forget, the band will be on Warped Tour all summer long. You can purchase your  Warped Tour tickets here. You can check out the album art,…

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Vans Warped Tour Announce 2016 Lineup

Vans Warped Tour announced their lineup this afternoon via a live stream from Winter Park, Florida. The reveal was sponsored by Full Sail University. “I talk a lot about getting back to the basics,” founder Kevin Lyman said during the lineup reveal. “The basics are the fans, the bands, and the philanthropic and educational sides of Warped Tour,” he emphasized. Some of the performing acts include Mayday Parade, Emarosa, Sleeping With Sirens, and more. Check out the complete lineup, below, and let us know who you’re excited to see, in the comments section. To experience…

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And The Nominees For The 2016 APMAs Are…

Every 30 minutes for the past six hours today, Alternative Press has gradually revealed, via Instagram video, this year’s nominees for the Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards fueled by Monster Energy. Set It Off‘s Cody Carson and Jenna McDougall from Tonight Alive were the magazine’s emcees. Leading the charge with nominations are All Time Low, August Burns Red and Sleeping with Sirens, all of whom are in the running for Album of the Year. Want to vote? Click here. Find out who wins on July 18. You can see the full list…

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The Maine Perform “English Girls” On VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live

On Wednesday morning, while in New York for their American Candy Tour, The Maine stopped by VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live studio to perform their hit song “English Girls.” John O’Callaghan chatted with host and former 98 Degrees front man, Nick Lachey, about the inspiration behind their name and the song they performed. You can check out the performance here and the interview here. To see a live performance of “English Girls” yourself, you can catch The Maine, along with Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, and The Technicolors, on tour until May 16th. Check out a list of remaining dates (be warned,…

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Technicolors – ‘Ultraviolet Disguise’ EP

There is a certain charm to bands whose music feels just a little bit out of their time, and that is exactly what Phoenix-based rock band, The Technicolors, managed to do in their five-track EP, Ultraviolet Disguise. The band weren’t so much trying to bring one specific sound to the release but instead pulled from a diverse array of influences both past and present to create something that sounds old while still having a feeling of newness. The result, which claims influence from the New Millennium’s garage rock scene and…

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