08:45 AM on 09/19/12
Lyrics still not strong, but improved from Dirty Work. I'm liking the song, really catchy but not painfully overproduced. Sounds like a mix of SWIR and Nothing Personal, and while I liked SWIR more than NP and wish they'd also mix in some TPS styles into that, I enjoyed it well enough.
Can see this playing on the radio, for sure. More than I can imagine I Feel Like Dancing, actually.
Three years ago maybe, if you've listened to mainstream radio lately, there's pretty much no "rock" music left on it.
Currently, we have Neon Trees, fun., Gotye, and Linkin Park. Linkin Park isn't even getting close to where they used to be. I'm not counting Maroon 5, because there's zero rock left in their music.
08:59 AM on 09/19/12
Yeah, that fact alone about rock music is somewhat sad. I'm hoping The Killers new record gets some mainstream attention. Even Blink-182 couldnt get a hit single. Sadly, I cant see this making All Time Low any bigger, just gaining back the old fans that wrote them off after Dirty Work.
Pretty much. Weightless was their chance to blow up, and for some reason, that just didn't work.
10:23 AM on 09/19/12
Label ability. Hopeless isn't a bad label at all, but if 'Nothing Personal' was released on Interscope (and possibly three years before '09), 'Weightless' would have been forced down our throats.
Figured, didnt want to assume though. Who knows? I just felt they stopped pushing the song too quickly and moved onto Damned If I Do Ya
11:57 AM on 09/19/12
That's one of the few, yet very big, problems for Hopeless. They tend to move on to the next thing too quickly. All promotion for The Wonder Years' 'Suburbia...', Yellowcard's last two albums, and 'Nothing Personal' seems to quickly dwindle down once the album is released. I get that there is only so much you can do once an album is out and a month has gone buy and it's pretty much hit it's peak in sales. But they seem to give up too quickly and just go on to the next phase. Of course, you can see it as a problem or not a problem because their roster consistently puts out solid music.
I disagree regarding TWY. Their promotional stuff is absolutely top notch. That book, the Hank plushies, etc, bunch of dumb stuff that their fanbase eats up endlessly. Theyre doing insanely well. YC...probably. Here I Am Alive has the biggest shot of any band in this scene (disregarding fun. At this point) to have an enormous track this year.
12:15 PM on 09/19/12
Well, I didn't mean Merch stuff. I'm specifically talking about albums and songs. All Time Low and The Wonder Years have probably two of the most active merch stores in this entire "scene". But as far as promoting albums after the fact, or promoting singles, they (Hopeless) don't do particularly well. Sure, you can hear the new All Time Low songs on ESPN and they even had 'This Is How We Do' on a few times back in 2007, but outside of that, they fall short. It could be that All Time Low is just a easily marketable band. I mean, monkeys could market that band (What does that say about Interscope?), and that's why we don't hear 'Here I Am Alive' in the mainstream world, and Yellowcard or The Wonder Years didn't play any late night shows to market their albums.
TWY isn't a band that is "late night show"esque. They aren't a band that's going to move outside this scene more than likely.
01:01 PM on 09/19/12
No, they are not. Fantastic band, at the lead of almost every other pop punk band out there. Putting a lot of the old classics to shame as well.