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09:15 AM on 04/01/13 
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A new track will be released on April 9th, and there have been tour dates released.

Tour DatesJune
17 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza *HANSON 21st Birthday Show
18 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza *ANTHEM Album Release Show

July
18 - Buenos Aires, Aregentina - Vorterix
20 - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - Citibank Hall
21 - Sao Paolo, Brazil - Credicard Hall

August
31 - Boston, MA - House of Blues

September
1 - Long Island, NY - Paramount
4 - Richmond, VA - The National
8 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
9 - Birmingham, AL - Workplay Theatre
10 - Nashville, TN - Wildhorse Saloon
11 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
12 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
15 - Austin, TX - Antones
16 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
17 - Albuquerque, NM - Kimo Theater
18 - Denver, CO - Bluebird
20 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
21 - Las Vegas, NV - Fremont Country Club
22 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto
24 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
25 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
26 - Los Angels, CA - House of Blues
28 - Portland, OR - Aladdin
30 - Seattle, WA - Neumos

October
2 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
4 - Regina, SK - Casino
5 - Calgary, AB - Deerfoot Casino
7 - Sherwood Park, AB - Festival Place
8 - Saskatoon, SK - Odeon Event Center
9 - Winnipeg, MB - McPhillips Station Casino
10 - Winnipeg, MB - McPhillips Station Casino
12 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
13 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
14 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
15 - Lawrence, KS - The Granada
17 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
18 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
19 - CLeveland, OH - House of Blues
20 - Detroit, MI - Crofoot

November
7 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA
8 - Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie Music Hall
9 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
10 - Montreal, TC - Corona Theatre
12 - Fredericton, NB - The Playhouse
14 - Halifax, NS - Casino Nova Scotia
15 - Halifax, NS - Casino Nova Scotia
16 - Summerside PEI - Harbourfront Theatre
17 - Moncton, NB - Casino
20 - Charlotte, NC - Amos


Discuss what will surely be a masterful pop album.
06:50 PM on 04/02/13 
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And my favorite song on The Walk. I love the songs both him and Isaac sing on that record. They're such brilliant multi-instrumentalists, I'd be bummed if they limited themselves in any way.
06:51 PM on 04/02/13 
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The vocal melody on 'Go' makes it impossible for me to love anything else more, however many other amazing tracks that album may have, haha.
01:12 PM on 04/04/13 
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Youtube rip of the video:


It's still a fun Hanson song, but I think this is their weakest lead single in a few records. The drumming seems so uninspired, especially for Zac, who's brilliant at bringing flair to the simplest of beats. The chorus and horns are nice, but neither grab me in the same way they did on 'Thinking 'Bout Somethin'.' Maybe I just need to stop comparing this song to older Hanson tracks, and appreciate it as a stand-alone work.
10:04 AM on 06/18/13 
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This album is pretty awesome. Obviously too early to decide where it sits within their discography, but the slightest return to their rock roots is doing the trick for me right now. Never expected this album to open up with the type of riff it did.
10:46 AM on 06/18/13 
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Alright, nvm. Second listen through, this is fucking great. This middle section, especially 'Juliet' and 'Already Home', contains some of the best tracks of their career.
04:14 PM on 06/18/13 
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All I've listened to today. Racked up probably 6 or 7 plays of the whole thing. For whatever reason, and I know I'm probably wrong about this, I get a somewhat aggressive 'we have something to prove' feel from this entire thing. There's just an little extra punches scattered throughout so many of the arrangements and I love it.
04:26 PM on 06/18/13 
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You're getting me pretty excited, haha. How are the vocals divided? I like them all well enough but I'm always more fond of Taylor's tracks so I'm hoping he still has the majority on here.
Taylor definitely still has the majority, but from what I can tell, they're a bit more evenly split than usual. There's even songs that feature lead vox by more than one of the guys, which I think is a first.
04:52 PM on 06/18/13 
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I am excited- how is it compared to The Walk, do you think? (That's my favorite Hanson album.)
Their songwriting has stayed steady, if not improved. While there are hints of the R&B sound so prevalent in Shout It Out, it's much more straight pop-rock a la Underneath and The Walk, although much more focused on the 'rock' end. The harmonies are still unsurprisingly strong, and the arrangements, musically, are more complex than ever. There's some play with time signatures and syncopation in the guitar and piano work, definitely a lot more than there's been on records past. Throughout all that, though, it's still just catchy and melodic as hell. I haven't really given much thought to where I see it having shortcomings, but at this point, I'm starting to wonder if that's just because there aren't many to spot.

EDIT: Whoops, I just realized I never answered your question. My answer now is 'definitely as good, if not a bit better.'



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