Hopeless Records has signed a band called Dryjacket from New Jersey, which is a band you've probably never heard before, but we can fix that! A music video for their song "Jefferson's Shadow" is in the replies, and their EP Lights, Locks, & Faucets is available for pre-order here (comes out April 14). Recommended if you like You Blew It!, Into It. Over It., other bands with not-super-necessary punctuation in their names, plus a bit of Copeland's pop sensibility. Listen.
Have Mercy will release their Hopeless Records debut, A Place Of Our Own, on October 27th which you can now pre-order. Head to the replies to check out the album artwork and the band's video for their new track "Spacecrafts." This is going to be a site favorite before the year's over.
01) To Convey
02) Two Years
04) The Place You Love
05) Pete Rose and Babe Ruth
07) Plastic Covered Furniture
08) Pawn Takes Rook
09) Inch By Inch
10) Nails and Teeth in Pavement
You can check out our interview with Neck Deephere. The band will be direct support for Real Friends in the fall, dates can be found here.
In the next couple years, I'd like to be able to say "Fuck yeah, I saw a lot of the world, I played a shit lot of shows, met a shit lot of people, got a shit load of tats..." Just being able to say I experienced something is all I really care about.
It wasn’t until my freshman year of college when I realized what an amazing band Third Eye Blind was. My girlfriend at the time, burned me a copy of their self-titled album. At first, I scoffed, “Why would I want to listen to an album from a lame one-hit wonder band from the 90s?” She insisted, and I remember listening to “Losing a Whole Year,” for the first time. Driving in my 1991 Jeep Cherokee on a Texas highway, my entire musical world shifted. This was pop. Pure, unadulterated pop. But it was so much more.
The Wonder Years frontman Dan Campbell has announced a solo project called Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties and will release a full-length concept album called We Don't Have Each Other on July 8 via Hopeless Records. The record was produced by The Early November's Ace Enders and incorporates elements of folk, with Campbell listing The Mountain Goats, The Weakerthans, Bright Eyes and more as inspirations. More fleshed-out details, the album art, a video introducing the project and concept and dates performing on the Warped Tour's Acoustic Basement can be seen in the replies.
“I had been thinking a lot over the past year about records like “All Hail West Texas” and “Reunion Tour” where...
Driver Friendly will be hitting the road this summer with Stickup Kid, Seaway, and Candy Hearts. You can view the tour dates in the replies. In case you missed it, they just released a music video for their new song, "Stand So Tall" from their upcoming Hopeless Records debut, Unimagined Bridges. The album is due out July 15th.
1. The Game (This Won't Hurt)
2. Everything Gold
3. Stand So Tall (feat. Dan Campbell)
4. Deconstruct You
6. The Conversation
7. Bad Way
8. Start Again
9. What A Predicament!
10. Twenty Centuries Of Sleep
The guys in Driver Friendly have been including the hashtag #UB all over their socialmedia. Could this be the initials of their new album title? Take your best guess in the replies! In case you missed it, they've recently teased pre-order packages and a music video.
The Dangerous Summer frontman AJ Perdomo has left the band. He still wishes to make music. He will hold a Q&A tomorrow at 6pm PST on Twitter to answer questions.
As far as the band goes, I originally wanted to do another album in time, and do some shows in the future. I wanted to carry on the name, and let the band just be stagnant while I spend time at home. It has come to the point where I can’t do that anymore. I’ve had a hard time sticking with Cody through this for a very long time, and there’s now a complete disconnect. I don’t have control over what the band does, says, or sells anymore; I don’t know what the future will be for them either. It has just become something that I need...
Driver Friendly's trailer was stolen this weekend at SXSW. They've released a statement which you can read in the replies. This marks the second time in six weeks that the band has been robbed. They've set up a donation page where you can take a look at what was stolen and pick up some merchandise.
Driver Friendly had their cameras and laptops stolen last night. Head over to their store and pick something up if you want to help out.
Edit: The band has released a statement:
Hey guys, thanks for the support. As you may have heard our van was broken into outside of the venue Tricky Falls in El Paso, TX last night. Fortunately, none of musical gear was touched but we did lose some personal belongings. The cameras stolen were the ones we used to make all of our music videos and videos for other bands like The Wonder Years. If anyone has information about the following equipment hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again for all the love,
Hopeless Records has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund the construction of Sub City Studios, calling the studio "an encouraging environment for teens who are passionate about music, [that] will be available to them after school and on breaks." Watch the informational video in the replies and donate here to enjoy some awesome perks.
Independent record label, Hopeless Records, has announced a crowdfunding campaign for Sub City Studios. Sub City Studios will provide an encouraging environment for teens who are passionate about music, and will be available to them after school and on breaks. The studio will offer youth a safe place away from gangs, drugs and violence, and will help...