Warped Tour Announces Yellowcard, We Are The In Crowd, The Story So Far, And More

Warped Tour 2014This week’s Warped Tour announcement came last night via FuseTV‘s Warped Roadies, and unsurprisingly has made an already fantastic and diverse lineup that much better.  So who are the lucky five that have just been added? Joining AnberlinReal Friends, Falling In Reverse, and Less Than Jake will be Yellowcard (6/13-7/28, 7/30-8/3), We Are The In Crowd, The Story So Far, Born Of Osiris, Echosmith, and Beebs And Her Money Makers. You can check out the lineup to date below. (more…)

We Are The In Crowd Stream 'Weird Kids'

we are the in crowdStreaming a week ahead of its release date, We Are The In Crowd‘s sophomore full length, Weird Kids is a force to be reckoned with. Hard hitting and packing just as much punch as you’d expect from these New Yorkers, the album is a beautiful reminder that these guys are far from finished. Plus, I never get tired of hearing the melding of Tay Jardine and Jordan Eckes’ vocals in their signature call and response style. You can check out the stream below, and grab a copy when it drops Feb. 18 on Hopeless Records. You can also catch the band on their headlining tour with William Beckett, Candy Hearts, Set It Off and State Champs this winter. (more…)

We Are The In Crowd Stream "Long Live The Kids"

we are the in crowdWe Are The In Crowd are gearing up for their Feb. 18th release, Weird Kids, and have released a sneak peak into the album with their new single, “Long Live the Kids.” Every bit full of pop-punk goodness as you’d expect from the band, “Long Live The Kids” transitions from a soft piano to those powerful, catchy chorus’ we’re used to hearing. Check out the track below, and catch the band on tour with William Beckett, Set It Off, and Candy Hearts this winter. (more…)

We Are The In Crowd Release "The Best Thing (That Never Happened)" Music Video

we are the in crowdI’ll be honest, I have a soft spot for We Are the in Crowd, and the release of their new music video for “The Best Thing (That Never Happened)” has only strengthened that. Filled with fast cars, and a surprisingly dramatic plot line, the video showcases their new single off their upcoming full length, Weird Kids. 

You can catch the band on tour this winter across the US and UK with support from Neck Deep, Save Your BreathWilliam Beckett, Set It Off, State Champs, and Candy Hearts. Check out the video and tour dates below.  (more…)

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…)

Exclusive Q and A: Yellowcard Open Up About 'Southern Air' And Being Warped Tour Veterans

OurStage Exclusive InterviewsReleasing three albums in just 18 months sounds like an exhausting endeavor, but you wouldn’t know it from the looks of Yellowcard at their recent Vans Warped Tour dates. The band is as full of energy as they were back during the early 2000s, and are gearing up for the release of their newest studio album Southern Air. We sat down with guitarist Ryan Mendez at their Mansfield, Mass. Warped Tour stop to talk about his early days on the tour, the writing process for the new record, and the album’s one big guest appearance that didn’t make the final cut.

OS: It’s the band’s 5th time on Warped Tour.  What’s different this time around?

RM: Well, I did the tour in ’02 and ’04 with my old band when we were traveling in a van, and it was just the most bottom-of-the-barrel experience of paying your dues on Warped Tour. Now, with us being at the level that we’re at, and me being a part of Yellowcard, it couldn’t be any more different for me. We did about half of the tour in ’07, and that was awesome too, but we were in kind of a tough time as a band then, and we were having issues with our bass player, who ended up leaving the band later in the year. It was just not the right mental page for us to be on, but now everybody’s doing great, we’ve got a new record coming out, and the tour has been awesome. Warped just treats us so well, and we’ve been having a great time.

OS: Yeah, the reception at your show today was awesome

RM: I think it was probably the best show of the tour for us. Before that, I think Chicago was the best show, but this might have taken it’s place!

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