There is nothing typical about the world of Patent Pending, and so it is with their latest video. The story of “Let Go” is about a guy coming to terms with the end of a relationship by realizing the woman he left is not the woman he first met. The video works as a celebration of this realization that the past should stay in the past, and through a series of hilarious bits, the band puts together a stunning, firework filled performance that evokes the musical variety show performances so ubiquitous in the 1960s. You can view the video below.
“Let Go” is one of many catchy songs that can be found on Brighter, the recently released new album from Patent Pending. If you like what you hear, click here to get the album on iTunes.
If you visited the OurStage.com stage on Van’s Warped Tour last Summer there is a good chance you saw pop punk act Patent Pending. Their unique blend of music and pop culture has consistently spawned memorable single, but their latest song actually has nothing to do with their songwriting abilities.
Having been quiet for a few months, Patent Pending hit YouTube today to release their cover of the Barenaked Ladies theme for the hit television show The Big Bang Theory. If you’ve never seen the show before, just know that what you’re about to hear is thirty-ish seconds of the catchiest (albeit nerdiest) jingle you may ever hear. Click below to enjoy the cover. (more…)
Today has been a pretty tour heavy day as far as announcements go, so we’ve decided to make your life that much smoother by compiling several recently announced tours into one post. While we’ve already announced Patent Pending, The Dangerous Summer with Young London, and Fireworks, we’re excited to bring you two more winter tours.
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If you stopped by the OurStage.com stage during Warped Tour this summer, there is a chance you saw Patent Pending put on one of their legendary pop punk shows. The five-piece have been building a strong following on the alternative underground for a few years now, and will once again be hitting the road this winter to share their upbeat songs with the fans across the United States. You can view their new recently announced tour dates below:
12/04 “ Peabody’s | Cleveland, Ohio
12/05 “ Case Western Reserve University (Students Only) | Cleveland, Ohio
12/07 “ Penny Road Pub | Barrington, Illinois
12/08 “ The Firebird | St. Louis, Missouri
12/21 “ Sherman Theater | Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
12/22 “ Strange Matter (Skalidays 2012) | Richmond, Virginia
12/26 “ Ollies Point (Long Island Christmosh 2012) | Amityville, NY
12/28 “ Heirloom Arts Theater | Danbury, Connecticut
12/29 “ The Middle East | Cambridge, Massachusetts
12/30 “ Radiant | Nutley, New Jersey
Dates for most, if not all shows are available now through various outlets.
If you would like to see Patent Pending live, but are end-of-year broke, be sure to enter #FreeTicketFriday later this week!
This is Tour Manager James checking in from the Orlando, FL date of Van’s Warped Tour 2012. For the last month, I have been riding aboard the OurStage.com tour bus with Larry G(ee) and his band, as well as a few stage hands, and thought it might be a nice change of pace to shed some light on my day-to-day life here on the world’s largest traveling music festival.
Every morning, I rise around 7:00am and check with our driver (Jens) to learn about our arrival time and whatever information he is able to offer about the venue. We arrive and I wake up Larry so he and I can begin promoting the day’s performance. We stroll the venue, setup merch, locate stages, promote on social networks, drink coffee, and sweat the equivalent of roughly two gallons of water before getting the day’s set times at 10am. Once that happens, the grounds become a rampage of managers and promo kids doing their best to get the word out about their act’s time. It’s hectic, it’s crazy, it’s Warped before gates.
Once the gates open, the real day can finally begin. The band and I regroup from our morning promotion then set off to promote within the gates until (and usually after) the performance. When Larry has somewhere to be, something gig-related to do, or when the band is in need, I’m there. When they perform, I’m there both as manager and photographer. On the rare occasion the day allows for me to have some time to explore the grounds, I do my best to catch as many sets as possible (most of which I’ve shared on the OS Warped Tumblr) and, if at all possible, shower.
Evening brings a cooler temperature, but our efforts never end before dark. I assist Larry and his band as needed, begin packing up our belongings, and do my best to catch a glimpse of the sunset before diving into some editing work on the day’s photos. It’s tiring, and most of the time you want to sleep for days on end, but the night Warped Tour crew BBQ keeps us up and lifts even the lowest spirits. It’s one of those rare moments when everyone from main stage to catering is really together, and not one has passed that’s let us down.
After all this, Larry, his band, the crew, and I return to the bus and exchange stories before bed. It’s a long, long day, but one you’re always excited to begin again in the morning.
I’ll be writing another entry next week highlighting my favorite moments of this tour, but for now, here are a few of my favorite images thus far:
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Colossal heat, tornadoes“this week serves as proof that NOTHING stops Warped Tour. After a much needed break, the OurStage.com Stage was back in action at the Darien, Scranton, Mansfield, and Camden stops of the tour, which included performances from regional winners Stateside, Jonas Sees In Color, The Organ Beats, and Mirk, Grand Prize Winner Larry g(EE), and national acts Junior Doctor, Patent Pending, Avion Roe and more.
Check out the week’s best Warped Tour moments, on and off the OurStage.com Stage, in our exclusive recap below. Make sure to check out ourstage.com/warped for the full Warped Tour scoop.
Patent Pending rocks big crowds in Burgettstown, PA
Boo! For tips on how best to repurpose your Edward Scissorhands halloween costume, consult Motionless In White
Phone Calls From Home crowd surf, bust out the water guns for Mansfield fans