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William Beckett has written and recorded the theme song to accompany the release of science fiction author John Scalzi's new book, Lock In. The song can be heard at Scalzi's blog and in the replies, it will be hitting iTunes and other outlets soon.

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Jason Tate on 08/21/14 - 11:39 AM
Hit the replies to check out William Beckett's new song "Walls." The song comes from a two-song digital single that is expected to be released on July 1st.
Jason Tate on 06/25/14 - 12:46 PM
William Beckett has announced some summer shows supporting Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Rick Springfield. Check the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/09/14 - 02:11 PM
William Beckett's lyric video for 'Do You Hear What I Hear?" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 12:43 PM
The Academy Is...' debut album, Almost Here, is now available to purchase on vinyl at Hot Topic.
Drew Beringer on 11/11/13 - 09:23 AM
William Beckett has joined Downwrite. For more information about the website, make sure to check out our recent podcast with the creators.
Jason Tate on 11/08/13 - 11:00 AM
Attention, attention: looks like The Academy Is...' beloved debut album, Almost Here, will be pressed to vinyl for the first time.
Drew Beringer on 10/10/13 - 03:17 PM
Clips of William Beckett's new album can be heard on Amazon.

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Jason Tate on 07/31/13 - 12:01 PM
In a recent interview with Alt Press, William Beckett hints at collaborators on his new album. Read the interview here.
I mean, yeah, kind of. And his name his name might rhyme with “sax.” One of the other collaborations is a fellow that I’ve toured with quite a bit.
Christian Wagner on 04/30/13 - 08:12 AM
William Beckett appears to be in the studio recording his debut full-length. Head here to see a short teaser.
Christian Wagner on 02/28/13 - 08:28 AM
William Beckett has begun writing songs for his debut full length.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/16/13 - 01:22 PM
You can download William Beckett's "Scarlett (Tokyo)" off the upcoming acoustic record, Pioneer Sessions on Noise Trade.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/14/13 - 08:48 AM
William Beckett will be releasing The Pioneer Sessions on January 21st. The collection will be made up of stripped down versions of songs from his three EPs that were released this year.
Message from WilliamAfter releasing my EP trilogy and performing them live all year long, I wanted to jump into the studio and record raw, genuinely stripped down versions of each song. The Pioneer Sessions opens the window into the intimate, live studio performance setting that I wanted to share in honor of what has been a crazy and successful year. Enjoy.
Joe DeAndrea on 12/31/12 - 01:47 PM
A video interview with William Beckett can be found in the replies, and a singed CD contest is up here.
Jason Tate on 12/19/12 - 01:39 PM
William Beckett will be selling his new EPs digitally for $1 over the next few weeks. You can purchase Walk the Talk on bandcamp.
Joe DeAndrea on 12/10/12 - 07:40 AM
William Beckett will be chatting with us this Wednesday October 31st at 5:30 PM EST. We'll also be premiering a new acoustic video from Will. So make sure to stop by and hang out.
Drew Beringer on 10/30/12 - 02:27 PM
William Beckett has released his new song, "Our Story's Already Been Told."
Jason Tate on 10/25/12 - 11:28 AM
Fueled By Ramen is selling a "We <3 The Butcher" shirt, with profits going towards paying for Andy Mrotek's (The Academy Is...) surgery following a recent mugging/beating.
Rohan Kohli on 08/16/12 - 05:12 PM
Update: Due to a scheduling conflict, this is pushed back until the 19th.

William Beckett will be performing a StageIt show tonight as his old project Remember Maine.
Message from WilliamThis one is going to be fun... In high school I started writing songs under the name “Remember Maine”. I released a full length record my junior year and that was the beginning of everything for me. From this album spawned a self booked tour and internet buzz all attributed to the loads of support from close friends (LLR Records) and new friends (Jason Tate & AP.net). This coming Monday, August 13th I will revisit those songs and be performing them for the first time in 10 years. Grab your...
Joe DeAndrea on 08/13/12 - 09:42 AM
William Beckett will be performing a StageIt show tonight in which all proceeds will go toward Andy Mrotek's hospital bills.
Message from WilliamLast week my good friend and musical brother Andy Mrotek was jumped and attacked by multiple people, leaving him in need of reconstructive surgery. As procedures like this are very expensive, I wanted to do something to help Butcher through this horrible time. On August 6th I will be playing a benefit show on Stageit.com in which all proceeds will be donated to Andy to help pay for his time in the hospital. I will be playing some of Andy’s favorite TAI songs in his honor.

If you have not attended a Stageit show before, its basically a...
Joe DeAndrea on 08/06/12 - 01:14 PM
Andy Mrotek, former drummer for The Academy Is, was jumped and smashed with a vase last night while walking in Chicago, and will need plastic surgery to fix up his face.

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Jason Tate on 07/26/12 - 01:23 PM
William Beckett will be chatting here on AP.net tomorrow night at 8pm EST.
Joe DeAndrea on 07/19/12 - 02:08 PM
A new song from William Beckett can be found here.
Jason Tate on 06/18/12 - 04:27 PM
William Beckett has just announced July 17th as the release date for Winds Will Change, the second of three EP's he will release in 2012.
Jason Tate on 06/18/12 - 10:51 AM
Williams Beckett's new music video for "Compromising Me" can be found here.

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Jason Tate on 06/06/12 - 11:25 AM
William Beckett did an interview with Chicago radio station Q101 about his solo career/parting ways with The Academy Is...
From the InterviewAfter the release of Walk The Talk I will be releasing a new EP every 3 months for the rest of the year. Each EP picks up where the last left off and, once you collect them all, reveals the full story. I just finished recording the second EP, and I am currently on tour as we speak. The tour ends in Chicago, where it all started, on May 29th at Schubas. Then the next morning I fly to Japan to perform on the Beyond the Blue Tour, then I drop by the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia on the way home. The second EP drops soon...
Jason Tate on 05/23/12 - 12:41 PM
Check out William Beckett and Cara Salimando covering Ryan Adams' "Come Pick Me Up" in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/08/12 - 06:53 PM
Check the replies to watch William Beckett performing a brand new song titled "Great Night" off an EP he'll be releasing in July.

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Jason Tate on 05/07/12 - 03:02 PM
William Beckett has released a documentary for his recent released, Walk The Talk EP. Check the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/04/12 - 02:03 PM
William Beckett recently opened up a little more on the ending of The Academy Is...
From The ArticleWe were really struggling. It wasn’t fun, and it wasn’t as natural as it should be, as it was in the beginning. I could’ve kept the band together and it could’ve seemed all nice and cozy, but the reality is I would’ve been miserable. I felt a responsibility not only to myself but to the fans of the band…to stick true to my vision without compromising and not force a record out just to keep the band together.
Jason Tate on 04/30/12 - 04:43 PM
William Beckett's sessions at Audiotree can be found here.

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Jason Tate on 04/23/12 - 11:42 AM
William Beckett will be heading into the studio this week to record EP number two.

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Jason Tate on 04/23/12 - 10:56 AM
William Beckett will be releasing three solo EPs this year (including Walk The Talk).
From the InterviewAbsolutely. I’ve probably written over a hundred songs with my band and with Mike in an exclusive sense. Things weren’t always fun. It wasn’t always a positive experience. There were times where we would finish songs and we wouldn’t even speak to each other. Most of our second record is about that. About the inner band tension and me being uncomfortable. And my anxiety as a result of that. Not since the first record have I fully been able to be myself and be honest and genuine fully with every aspect of my life. When you are on a team you have to consider everyone’s strengths...
Jason Tate on 04/20/12 - 02:07 PM
Check out William Beckett performing "You Never Give Up" acoustically in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/19/12 - 02:23 PM
Check out William Beckett performing "Oh, Love" acoustically, here.
Jason Tate on 04/18/12 - 04:35 PM
Check out William Beckett's "albums that changed my life" feature - here.
Jason Tate on 04/17/12 - 03:45 PM
William Beckett will be chatting here on AP.net this Monday, April 16th at 7pm EST.
Joe DeAndrea on 04/11/12 - 08:17 PM
William Beckett is shooting a video for "Compromising Me" today.
Jason Tate on 04/03/12 - 11:38 AM
Watch William Beckett perform a new song entitled "You Never Give Up" in the replies. His new EP, Walk the Talk, is available for pre-order.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/03/12 - 06:53 AM
You can listen to William Beckett's interview on The Gunz Show here.
Jason Tate on 03/29/12 - 12:43 PM
William Beckett's new single "Compromising Me" is on iTunes and Amazon (and Spotify).
Jason Tate on 03/20/12 - 11:38 AM
William Beckett is heading out on a solo tour - dates in the replies. His new single "Compromising Me" drops tomorrow.
Jason Tate on 03/19/12 - 12:41 PM
William Beckett will be releasing a solo EP on April 17th. Clips can be heard here.
Joe DeAndrea on 03/18/12 - 10:52 AM
William Beckett has posted a new song called "You and I Against The World" - check it out in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 11/14/11 - 02:22 PM
The Academy Is... have broken up. Check the replies for messages from the band.
Deborah Remus on 10/08/11 - 11:20 AM
Watch William Beckett of The Academy Is... cover Fall Out Boy's "Saturday" here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/04/11 - 09:29 AM
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