Taking Back Sunday Stream New Album 'Happiness Is'

Taking Back SundayOpening with the beautifully eerie track “Preface” comes Taking Back Sunday‘s sixth studio album, Happiness Is. It isn’t long before the band break into their signature sound for just under an hour of old-school Taking Back Sunday. The album officially drops March 18th via Hopeless Records, but if you can’t wait another week you can now stream the album in its entirety below. Check it out, and catch the band on their co-headlining tour with The Used beginning this Friday, with support from Tonight Alive and Sleepwave. (more…)

The Used, Taking Back Sunday Expand North American Tour Dates

The Used - Frank Maddocks - High ResJust one week ago we brought you the news that The Used and Taking Back Sunday would be co-headlining a tour together this spring, with Tonight Alive and Sleepwave as support. But with only one date each in Los Angeles and New York City, it’s no surprise the shows sold out within hours. As a result, the tour has been expanded to include an extra date in each city. The second Los Angeles date will take place on March 19 at the Palladium, and New York City’s second show will be held on April 21 at the Best Buy Theater. Tickets go on sale today, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. PST and 12 p.m. EST. So get those trigger fingers ready and secure your spot on the tour. Check out the full routing below.  (more…)

The Used, Taking Back Sunday Announce Tour

The Used - Frank Maddocks - High ResHopeless Records artists The Used and Taking Back Sunday have announced a co-headlining tour this spring, with support from Tonight Alive (3/18-4/27) and Sleepwave. The tour will kick off March 14 at South By So What?! in Dallas, TX and wrap up April 27th in Orlando, FL. You can check out the dates below and grab pre-sale tickets along with a copy of Taking Back Sunday’s Happiness Is or The Used’s Imaginary Enemy through Applauze here(more…)

South By So What?! Confirm Lineup

South By So What?!South By So What?! have confirmed their 2014 lineup, and it includes some pretty major changes. Several acts have been dropped such as, HRVRD, Upon a Burning Body, I The Mighty, and Wolves At The Gate. The new lineup will include A Lot Like Birds, ’68, From Indian Lakes, Betrayal, The Greenery, He Is Legend, Myka Relocate, Sylar, and Thick As Blood.

The bands join previously confirmed headliners Taking Back Sunday, The Used, Asking Alexandria, and August Burns Red. Catch the festival March 14-16 at Quiktrip Park in Grand Prairie, TX, and view the full lineup below. (more…)

Hopeless Records Launches IndieGoGo

Hopeless RecordsWhen you hear that a well-known label has launched a crowdfunding campaign, it’s tough not to feel skeptical. But trust us, this one is for a good cause”and it has some pretty awesome pledge rewards.

Hopeless Records‘ nonprofit subsidiary, Sub City Records (get it?) is working with New Directions For Youth in Los Angeles, to build Sub City Studios. The nonprofit  will educate teens about various instruments, as well as teaching them the ins and outs of recording, producing, and marketing. Besides the nice feeling you’ll get from helping out a great cause, the label is offering a ton of great rewards including signed and rare merch from Yellowcard, Taking Back Sunday, and Bayside, to a writing session with Bert McCracken of The Used, and meet and greets with All Time Low and Silverstein. Check out the campaign’s video below, and pledge here. (more…)

South By So What?! Announce Taking Back Sunday, The Used, And More

South By So What?!South By So What?! have just announced a ton of new bands including Taking Back Sunday, The Used, Chiodos, and The Devil Wears Prada. The three-day festival will take place from March 14 – 16 in Grand Prairie, TX at Quiktrip Park. And hey, remember those awesome gift ideas we were mentioning in our gift guide earlier this week? Well, you can get a head start on that and grab your early bird tickets right here. Check out the new additions below.  (more…)