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Posted by: Jared Kaufman (02/01/07)
The latest press release for The Academy Is can be found below.
Press ReleaseThe Academy Is...Back;
Chicago Rock Outfit Heralds Second Album
With Exclusive New York City Club Date;
"Santi" Arrives April 3rd

Fueled By Ramen recording group The Academy Is has unveiled details of their eagerly awaited second album. Dubbed "SANTI," the follow-up to 2005's breakthrough debut, "ALMOST HERE," lands in stores on April 3rd.

The Chicago-based band will blaze a trail for "SANTI" with a special one-off New York City club date, set for February 20th at Irving Plaza. Tickets for the show go on sale on February 3rd.

Produced by the one and only Butch Walker (All-American Rejects, Midtown, Hot Hot Heat), "SANTI" marks a major leap forward for The Academy Is, both in terms of sonic strength and artistic vision. The band reveals a unique gift for stadium-sized melodies and unstoppable hooks, with songs such as the first single, "Big Mess On Our Hands Tonight," given striking identity via Beckett's emotive, idiosyncratic vocals and honest, expansive lyricism. Raw yet rich, complex but immediate, "SANTI" instantly catapults The Academy Is to the front ranks of modern American rock bands.

Formed in the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates back in 2002, The Academy Is captured attention right from the start with their inventive, electrifying take on expressive punk-inspired rock 'n' roll. Released in February 2005, the band's debut album, "ALMOST HERE," earned unanimous critical acclaim, with Alternative Press declaring it a "bona-fide punk-pop masterpiece."

The Academy Is toured nearly non-stop behind the album's release, sharing stages coast-to-coast with such like-minded outfits as Fall Out Boy, Motion City Soundtrack, and All-American Rejects. In 2006, the band embarked on its own rapturously received headline trek, topping a bill that also featured Hellogoodbye and Fueled By Ramen's own Panic! At The Disco. With a fervent fanbase growing daily, The Academy Is spent last summer winning over mainstage crowds on the annual Vans Warped Tour, while behind the scenes, they focused on penning new material for what would become the sophomore "SANTI."

Last summer, frontman Beckett was a featured vocalist on "Snakes On A Plane (Bring It)," the #1 single from FBR labelmates Cobra Starship. The track - which saw Cobra Starship's Gabe Saporta joined by a number of special guests, including Beckett, Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes, Maja Ivarsson of The Sounds, and All-American Rejects guitarist Nick Wheeler - hit the #1 spot at both Hot AC and Triple A radio formats while also logging widespread airplay at Alternative outlets nationwide. In addition, the "Snakes On A Plane (Bring It)" companion video - which includes an appearance from Samuel L. Jackson - reached the #1 spot at MTV2 and Fuse, while receiving "Summa Cum Laude" airplay at mtvU.

In October, The Academy Is... was honored with a trio of mtvU Woodie Awards nominations, including the prestigious "Woodie of the Year" and two "Streaming Woodie" nods - presented to the year's Most Downloaded Videos - for the "Checkmarks" and "Slow Down" clips.
  
 
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01:52 PM on 02/01/07
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Where did my friend get the name 'Chop Chop' from for this?
01:53 PM on 02/01/07
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I still like chop chop better.
01:59 PM on 02/01/07
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weren't they supposed to make a music video with a collage of the pictures submitted by the fans? you think it's going to be for this single?
02:02 PM on 02/01/07
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weren't they supposed to make a music video with a collage of the pictures submitted by the fans? you think it's going to be for this single?
They already did that.
02:04 PM on 02/01/07
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Where did my friend get the name 'Chop Chop' from for this?
I'm pretty sure William mentioned that title in an AP article.
02:06 PM on 02/01/07
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Where did my friend get the name 'Chop Chop' from for this?
an article on spin.com
02:08 PM on 02/01/07
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I'm pretty sure William mentioned that title in an AP article.



William said they were going to name it 'Chop, Chop' because they were always being rushed while in studio. Or something like that
02:14 PM on 02/01/07
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no tour plans?
come on...

yesterday, the "s" was flashing and today it is the "e"......
02:20 PM on 02/01/07
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this is more of an embelished bio than it is a press release
02:30 PM on 02/01/07
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Santi?
02:52 PM on 02/01/07
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snakes answer now towards israel . . . it's a political album
02:54 PM on 02/01/07
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sweet...i dont like "LAX to O'HARE" but im still very excited for this
02:55 PM on 02/01/07
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mike told me at the June Xmas show that william threw the idea out there but no one in the band knew what he was talking about and Spin twisted it into something it wasnt
02:58 PM on 02/01/07
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snakes answer now towards israel . . . it's a political album

where did that come from?
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