01:49 PM on 04/17/13
VIDEO Press ReleaseLOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 17, 2013 - Rise Records is proud to announce the signing of East Bay punk band Emily's Army, who will release their sophomore album Lost At Seventeen on June 11, 2013. The album was recorded in Oakland, CA and produced by Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong.
Lost At Seventeen is the follow up to the Emily's Army 2011 debut Don't Be A Dick which was praised by everyone from Alternative Press who called the album "overwhelmingly tight and poppy" to Entertainment Weekly who applauded the album's "raggedly sharp guitar licks." What stands out the most on Lost At Seventeen is the band's rapid growth as musicians and songwriters. Equal parts scuzzed-out Oakland garage punk and sunny California surf pop, Lost At Seventeen showcases the band's knack for crafting hook-driven, smart pop punk anthems that most strongly call to mind the band's primary influences Operation Ivy, Ramones, The Clash and The Replacements.
The new album focuses on the inescapable uncertainty we all feel as teenagers as best displayed in the title track "Lost At 17" and single "Avenue" which induce immediate nostalgia of what it feels like to have your whole life ahead of you. The album also addresses the nation's current political climate with the brash rocker "I Am The President", in which vocalist Cole Becker proclaims "Democrats, Republicans... It's all the same, I've had enough of it."
Emily's Army is comprised of Cole Becker (vocals/guitar), Max Becker (vocals/bass), Travis Neumann (guitar), and Joey Armstrong (drums). The band's name comes from Max and Cole's teenage cousin Emily, who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis in 1998 and has suffered from the disease her entire life. In tribute, the band adopted the name Emily's Army, which also happens to be the moniker for a fundraising organization in their cousin's honor. At a time when young bands are homogenized and tailor made for consumption and eventual regurgitation, Emily's Army is a breath of fresh air.
Check out the brand lyric video for the album's first single "Avenue" HERE. Pre-orders are available now HERE. The band will hit cities across the country as part of the 19th annual Vans Warped Tour. See below for a complete list of dates.
EMILY'S ARMY - LOST AT SEVENTEEN
01. Part time Bum
05. I Am The President
06. Kids Just Wanna Dance
07. Pathetic And In Love
08. On The Roof
09. The Rescuers
12. If Our Music Plays Again
13. 18 Years
15. Digital Drugs
16. Lost At 17
Emily's Army Live Dates (2013 Warped Tour)
6/15/13 - White River Amphitheater - Auburn, WA
6/16/13 - Portland Expo Center Parking Lot - Portland, OR
6/19/13 - Cricket Wireless Amphitheater - Chula Vista, CA
6/20/13 - Pomona Fairplex - Pomona, CA
6/21/13 - Pomona Fairplex - Pomona, CA
6/22/13 - Shoreline Amphitheater - Mountain View, CA
6/23/13 - Seaside Park - Ventura, CA
6/26/13 - NMSU Practice Field - Las Cruces, NM
6/27/13 - Quail Run Park - Mesa, AZ
6/28/13 - Luxor Hotel Parking Lot - Las Vegas, NV
6/29/13 - Utah State Fair Park - Salt Lake City, UT
6/30/13 - Sports Authority Filed at Mile High - Denver, CO
7/3/13 - Klipsch Music Center - Nobelsville, IN
7/6/13 - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center - Darien Center, NY
7/7/13 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
7/9/13 - Farm Bureau Live - Virginia Beach, VA
7/10/13 - Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD
7/11/13 - Comcast Center - Mansfield, MA
02:11 PM on 04/17/13
Song is better than I thought it'd be. The drummer is BJA's son, too
02:21 PM on 04/17/13
song is way better than i expected.
02:23 PM on 04/17/13
I wonder why it reminds me of Green Day.
not so bad, anyway.
02:25 PM on 04/17/13
Their debut is pretty awesome, looking forward to this.
03:11 PM on 04/17/13
Like the song! Also, love the meaning behind their name.
03:43 PM on 04/17/13
Je suis l'Alpha et l'Oméga
No thanks, Rise continues their trend of signing meh bands as of late (for my tastes).
03:52 PM on 04/17/13
Singer; songwriter youtube/mrowks
Reminds me of Green Day meets Simple Plan.
04:13 PM on 04/17/13
I really like these guys haha
04:14 PM on 04/17/13
Much better than most of Rise's signings. I'll give the album a listen when it drops.
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