Warped Tour Announces Real Friends, Motionless In White, And More

Warped Tour 2014One thing fans of Warped Tour seem to have a love/hate relationship with is the diversity of acts on the tour. In one corner, pop-punk rules; in another, metal prevails… and tucked away in another, we find ska, reggae, or even the acoustic tent. Say what you will, but the diversity does add a certain level of mystique, especially when trying to guess who the new additions will be. Fuse TV ended the suspense on last night’s episode of Warped Roadies by announcing another diverse mix that includes Real Friends, Motionless In White, The Word Alive, The Wild Life, and Courage My Love. Check out previously announced bands along with the new routing below. (more…)

Patent Pending Release "Let Go" Music Video

Pop punk favorites Patent Pending have released the official music video for their new single, “Let Go.”

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.

Patent Pending have a history of performing shows during the holiday season, but have yet to reveal their plans for 2013. Follow OurStage on Twitter to ensure you never miss another update. (more…)

Major League Post Debut Album As Free Download

New York pop-punk exports Major League have posted their entire debut album, Hard Feelings, online as a free download for a limited time.

Major League’s label, No Sleep Records, recently announced plans to give away a limited number of copies of the band’s debut album via social networks. The label told fans they had earned a large number of download credits via the popular indie music service Bandcamp and decided the best way to use them was by offering free downloads of recent releases to supporters. Downloads are going fast, but as of 11AM this morning there are still plenty left for anyone interested in discovering some new music. Click here to stream and download Hard Feelings.

Since we’re on the subject of Bandcamp, now seems as good a time as any to remind you that we’re always looking for opportunities to give our users’ music more exposure. If you have a new album release, music video, or additional piece of media you’re trying to promote you can submit your materials for feature consideration to jshotwell@ourstage.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

Exclusive Q and A: Set It Off Talk Orchestral Origins

In a Set It Off song, you’re as likely to find strings and woodwinds as crunching guitars and sugary pop harmonies. The band’s members have been perfecting their unique blend of orchestral pop-punk since 2008 and are about to embark on their biggest adventure yet: a European tour with Yellowcard this spring. We chatted with vocalist Cody Carson about his classical background, love of ’90s R&B, and what advice he would give to up-and-coming acts looking to make their mark.

OS: You guys recently donated over $5000 to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation and you mention the influence of music programs on the band when you were young. What music programs were you involved in when you were in school?

Cody Carson: I went to Tarpon Springs High School in Tarpon Springs, Florida. In second grade, I picked up a clarinet, and I kept playing and I got very heavily involved in classical music. The only reason I went to Tarpon Springs High School was because of their music program; it was incredible. It taught you a great deal of work ethic, and there was also a leadership program that was called Tarpon Springs High School Music and Leadership Conservatory. I learned a lot of valuable life lessons there. I played clarinet and was involved in marching band and wind ensemble and jazz band. Because of the leadership program there, at the end of every year there was always a political campaign and I would run for clarinet section leader and woodwind captain, and those were two positions I held. I met Dan Clermont, our guitarist, there. He was the trumpet player there and he was also trumpet section leader and field commander and stuff like that. The program was incredible to us. (more…)

Paramore Announce 2013 Tour Dates

On the heels of releasing “Now,” the first single from their upcoming album out April 9, Paramore have announced a short string of North American tour dates in April and May. Tickets will be available starting Friday, February 1. Check out the tour dates and video announcement below the jump.

Check out OurStage act Porcelain if you’re a Paramore fan.

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Cassadee Pope Signs With Universal Republic Nashville

Following her stunning win on the most recent season of The Voice, Cassadee Pope has wasted no time in capitalizing on her success, signing with Universal Republic Nashville. I am so excited to be joining the very talented Republic Nashville family. I am so passionate about my music and I couldn’t be more excited to have this amazing team to back me as I embark on this next chapter in my career,” reads Pope’s statement. While fans might be saddened by the impact that Pope’s burgeoning solo career has had on her band Hey Monday, who are currently on hiatus, they needn’t worry about missing the singer herself in 2013. She will reportedly be working on a project that is supposedly a “edgier, less country” version of Taylor Swift.

While you’re waiting for Cassadee’s album, check out OurStage artist Aubrey Wood.

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