All Time Low, the Maine, and The Story So Far to headline Sad Summer Fest 2020

Well, guys, it looks like this summer is about to get a whole lot sadder.

On Tuesday (Feb. 25), the people behind last year’s Sad Summer Festival announced that the traveling music festival will once again hit the North American touring circuit for its second year.

This year’s festivities will find everyone’s favorite sad boys All Time Low headlining every single day on the newly announced roster. Joining All Time Low on the road this summer will be The Story So Far, Movements, The Maine, Yours Truly, Grayscale, and Destroy Boys.

“Rock n Roll summer camp just hits a little bit different when you’re with your friends,” All Time Low frontman Alex Gaskarth said in a press statement. “This tour is going to be something special, something we’ve all been chasing. Can’t fucking wait.”

The 18-stop excursion will include shows in Anaheim, Phoenix, Houston, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Boston, Toronto, Philadelphia, Chicago, and more.

Sad Summer Fest 2020 kicks off on July 17 at Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo in Sacramento and concludes a month later on Aug. 15 at The Rave in Milwaukee.

Pre-sale tickets for the summer-centric trek are currently available for purchase here using the code word SAD. General ticket sales begin this Friday, Feb. 28, at noon ET.

The Sad Summer Fest 2020 lineup announcement comes on the heels of All Time Low announcing the forthcoming release of their eighth studio album, Wake Up, Sunshine. Due out in early April, the four-piece has already released two tracks from the 15-song record; “Some Kind of Disaster” and “Sleeping In.

Last year, the inaugural Sad Summer Festival launched to fill the void left by the Vans Warped Tour. The Maine played last year’s tour along with Mayday Parade, State Champs, The Wonder Years, Mom Jeans, Stand Atlantic, L.I.F.T., and Just Friends.

SAD SUMMER 2020 LINEUP:
July 17 – Sacramento, CA @ Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo
July 18 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim – Outdoors
July 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rawhide Event Center
July 21 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
July 22 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall – Outside Lawn
July 24 – Orlando, FL @ Orlando Amphitheater
July 25 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
July 28 – Columbus, OH @ EXPRESS LIVE!
July 29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
July 31 – New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
Aug. 1 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Aug. 2 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage
Aug. 5 – Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach
Aug. 7 – Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion
Aug. 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage @ the Mann
Aug. 12 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Aug. 14 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom – Outdoors
Aug. 15 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

Relationships go to the dogs in All Time Low’s video for ‘Sleeping In’

New All Time Low is heading your way in 3…2…1.

On Thursday (Feb. 20), the Baltimore-founded band unleashed the second official single off their upcoming new album. Titled “Sleeping In,” the three-minute tune made its worldwide debut during Scott Mills’ BBC Radio 1 show.

In a surprising twist (or not because this is All Time Low after all), the foursome released the song’s accompanying music video.

The clip begins with each of the four guys (frontman Alex Gaskarth, guitarist Jack Barakat, bassist Zack Merrick, and drummer Rian Dawson) getting dumped via text at the same time. Each of them has a short flashback montage about happier times, but it’s still not enough to make them feel better (who would after being dumped through text?).

While mourning, Alex spots a lady walking a dog and gets a brilliant idea. Calling up the others dudes who seem to be in similar funks, they all get together and head to the hottest place in town…an animal shelter.

In the end, each of them goes home with a pet to fill in the void left by their exes (Alex got a pony, Jack got a dog, Zack got a goldfish, and Rian got a cat).

Watch the music video for “Sleeping In” above.

The group joined forces with North Shore Animal League America (NSALA) to help raise money and awareness for no-kill rescue and adoption organizations.

The Max Moore-directed clip was shot on location in Nashville at NSALA shelter partner, MACC. If you want to help the puppers, doggos, kitters, and other exotic pets, you can head on over to Metro Animal Care & Control’s (MACC) website here or just donate to your local animal shelter.

Last week, All Time Low formally announced the release of their eighth studio album, Wake Up, Sunshine. The forthcoming studio effort is due out April 3 through Fueled By Ramen.

Pre-save and pre-order options are currently available on the band’s website. All pre-orders will include an instant grat download of the album’s lead single “Some Kind of Disaster.”

Wake Up, Sunshine is the follow-up to 2017’s Last Young Renegade.

Wake up, sunshine! All Time Low is releasing a new album in April

It’s time to wake up, sunshine because we have some big news coming from Camp All Time Low!

On Monday (Feb. 17), the Baltimore-founded band announced plans to unleash their eighth studio album later this spring. Titled Wake Up, Sunshine, the new record is due out April 3 through Fueled By Ramen. Pre-save and pre-order options are currently available on the band’s website. All pre-orders will include an instant grat download of the album’s lead single “Some Kind of Disaster.

Wake Up, Sunshine is the follow-up to 2017’s Last Young Renegade.

According to a press statement, the foursome periodically met up throughout 2019 to work on the forthcoming studio effort. The quartet reportedly worked on the new record at drummer Rian Dawson’s studio in Nashville as well as at a Palm Springs rental house.

“We got back to how we started,” frontman Alex Gaskarth reveals.

“It had been a long time since the four of us made a record under one roof. That became a central theme. We’ve been a band for 17 years. Everybody brought something to the table. A lot of what you’re hearing came from those magic moments together.”

Guitarist Jack Barakat adds, “I think we accomplished something special. By putting our four heads together, we were able to make a classic All Time Low album.”

As per the band, Wake Up, Sunshine will include collaborations from blackbear (“Monsters”) and The Band Camino (“Favorite Place”).

This Thursday (Feb. 20), All Time Low will treat fans to another song off the new album. Titled “Sleeping In,” the track will make its debut on Scott Mills’ BBC Radio 1 show. For those who want to set an alarm, so they don’t miss it, the show begins at 2 p.m. GMT (9 a.m. EST).

The song’s debut will coincide with two recently announced shows in the United Kingdom; a gig at London’s The Garage on Feb. 21 and a show at Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club on Feb. 24.

For now, you can check out the tracklisting for Wake Up, Sunshine, below.

WAKE UP, SUNSHINE TRACKLIST:
01. “Some Kind of Disaster”
02. “Sleeping In”
03. “Getaway Green”
04. “Melancholy Kaleidoscope”
05. “Trouble Is”
06. “Wake Up, Sunshine”
07. “Monsters” feat. blackbear
08. “Pretty Venom (Interlude)”
09. “Favorite Place” feat. The Band CAMINO
10. “Safe”
11.” January Gloom (Seasons pt. 1)”
12. “Clumsy”
13. “Glitter & Crimson”
14. “Summer Daze (Seasons pt. 2)”
15. “Basement Noise”

All Time Low are back to prove they’re ‘Some Kind of Disaster’

Hold onto your side-swept bangs kids, ’cause we have a brand new song from All Time Low.

On Tuesday (Jan. 21), the Baltimore-founded band finally unleashed their first new song in almost three years. Titled “Some Kind of Disaster,” the new tune seems to find the band leaning more into their newer, grown-up sound as opposed to reverting to their earlier pop-punk-centric melody (which, we’ve gotta admit, we miss).

Like with all their other eras, the four-piece has confirmed that the “Young Renegades are no more” and that “your favorite disasters” are back.

“The Young Renegades are no more… Reintroducing your favorite disaster, All Time Low,” the band posted on social media.

“We took a step away for a minute- did some growing, did some soul searching, some healing… Now we’re back and ready to be all yours again, our battle scars worn proudly, and our hair looking better than ever. (It’s best if you just agree).”

They continue: “We’ve missed you all so much, and we’re so excited for what comes next. Feels like we’ve been keeping secrets from you for way too long… Been hard to keep our mouths shut, honestly. It’s a song and dance we’ve done a thousand times before, but this one feels extra-good. Besides, it’s never the same dance twice. Hope you dig this new song as much as we do… After all, it’s all for you.”

To coincide with the new song’s release, the group also unveiled its accompanying music video.

The four-minute clip finds the gang in an AA-style meeting with everyone’s issue clearly displayed on their name tag. We have a “liar,” a “critic,” and a “cynic,” you know adjectives taken directly from the song’s lyrics (and many All Time Low songs honestly).

During the meeting, we watch the guys, as well as other people, perform the typical exercises that you expect from these kinds of gatherings like talking, trust fall, breathing, and something that really looks like choreographed dancing. Yeah, we’re confused as well.

Watch the Lewis Carter-directed clip above.

“Some Kind of Disaster” is the first new song from All Time Low since 2017’s Last Young Renegades. The album was met with mixed reviews, but we’ve got to admit that we enjoyed grown-up All Time Low.

After being away for such a long time (not really), it looks like the band is ready to get right back on the horse (metaphorically because this is All Time Low).

The foursome recently announced three intimate shows due to take place next week. Dubbed “All Time low Live for $5,” the appearances include Brighton Music Hall in Boston on Jan. 28, Bowery Ballroom in New York on Jan. 30, and the Ottobar in Baltimore on Jan. 31. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at 3 p.m. ET.

WhoHurtYou return with ‘Not the One’

WhoHurtYou is back with another tune to break your tiny little hearts.

On Friday (Oct. 18), the Jack Barakat and Kevin Fisher act released the third single off their upcoming EP. Titled “Not the One,” the duo reveals that the song is about not giving yourself enough time to heal from a past relationship before launching headlong into another one.

“‘Not the One’ is a song about rushing into intimacy with new people shortly after a breakup,” the duo share.

“It’s about spreading yourself too thin by moving on sooner than you should, all while wondering if your ex is doing the same. It’s a reminder to be true to yourself and take the time you need to heal.”

Listen to “Not the One” above.

“Not the One” will join previously released tracks “Wish We Never Met” and “Nobody Wins” on their debut record, Stages. The five-song album is due out Nov. 1 through Fueled By Ramen.

In support of the new set of tracks, the twosome recently announced that they will make their live debut at the Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles on Nov. 26.

After gracing the stage at the Moroccan Lounge, the duo will open for the Maine on two of their Southern California shows; House of Blues in Anaheim on Nov. 27 and The Observatory in San Diego on Nov. 29.

WhoHurtYou’s complete tour itinerary —and information about the album— can be found on their website.

Simple Creatures share ‘One Little Lie’

With just a handful of days left until the release of their second official EP, Simple Creatures has decided to give fans one more song from the forthcoming album because…why the heck not.

On Monday (Oct. 7), the Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth-led act released the third single from their impending album. Titled “One Little Lie,” the song made its worldwide debut on Daniel P. Carter’s BBC Radio 1 show. This was somewhat of a surprise since the track was supposed to be released at midnight.

“Might wanna tune into the Daniel P. Carter show this evening,” co-vocalist Gaskarth tweeted Sunday morning.

Listen to “One Little Lie” above.

After the song’s debut, Gaskarth quickly returned to social media to thank Carter for giving the three-minute song some love. He also confirmed that the song was one of his favorites from the upcoming EP.

“One of my favs on EP2,” the singer wrote.

“One Little Lie” is featured on Simple Creature’s upcoming new EP, Everything Opposite (a direct lyric from the new tune).

Everything Opposite is due out this Friday, Oct. 11, through it was originally supposed to see a September release date (damnit, Skynet).

Pre-orders are still available for purchase.

“One Little Lie” joins previously released songs, “Thanks I Hate It,” and “Special,” as well as “Need Me,” “The Wolf,” and “NVM” on Everything Opposite.

In non-Simple Creatures news, Hoppus, along with the rest of Blink-182, released their much-anticipated follow-up to 2016’s California last month. NINE was met with a lot of mixed reviews (and man do we mean mixed), but it has managed to do well on the charts.

The album debuted at the number three spot on the Billboard 200 chart and earned the top spot on the US Rock Albums, US Alternative Albums, US Tastemakers Albums, and US Vinyl Albums charts.

As for Gaskarth and the rest of All Time Low, the group recently announced a handful of shows to celebrate the tenth anniversary of 2009’s Nothing Personal. To coincide with the album’s anniversary, the band returned to the RedBull Studios to record a newer version of the 12-track album.

It’s Still Nothing Personal: A Ten Year Tribute is due out Nov. 8. Pre-orders are now available on the act’s website.

Nothing Personal, but it looks All Time Low are hitting the road this fall

The good news? The All Time Low guys are getting the band back together for a couple of shows.

The bad news? The “couple of shows” are only three gigs.

Sorry guys. It looks like it’s not your weekend OR your year.

On Tuesday (Sept. 24), the Baltimore-founded band announced plans to hit the road for a handful of shows in December to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their third studio album, Nothing Personal. The first show will take place on Dec. 16 at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. The second show will invade the House of Blues in Chicago on Dec. 20. The final gig will happen at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey on Dec. 27.

What’s surprising about this limited engagement is the fact that the group completely omitted their hometown from the list. We know that’s really surprising considering they have a song titled “For Baltimore” (featured on 2012’s Don’t Panic)

Tickets go on sale this Friday, Sept. 27. If you’re a member of their Hustlers fan club, you may want to log on ASAP for pre-sale information. According to the four-piece, they will perform the album in full during the forthcoming outing.

In addition to the three shows, the group previously announced plans to release a re-recorded version of the 2009 release. In July, they revealed that they had returned to the RedBull Studios to record a newer version of the 12-track album.

“10 years later we return to the scene of the crime: Filmed and tracked live at RedBull Studios, we take a look back at All Time Low’s album Nothing Personal. Coming soon!” the group tweeted this past summer.

At the time, the band had no projected release date for the reworked album, but now it looks like it will be here just in time for the upcoming celebration. It’s Still Nothing Personal: A Ten Year Tribute is due out Nov. 8. Pre-orders are now available on the act’s website.

Nothing Personal was released on July 7, 2009, through All Time Low’s former home of Hopeless Records. (They switched to Fueled by Ramen in 2017 for the release of their seventh studio album Last Young Renegade.)

The record features several fan (and our) favorites such as “Weightless,” “Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don’t),” “A Party Song (The Walk of Shame),” and “Lost in Stereo.”

Nothing Personal reached the number one spot on three Billboard charts: Alternative Albums, Independent Albums, and Top Rock Albums.

The album has since been certified Gold by both the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Simple Creatures return with ‘Special’ ahead of Download Festival gig

Simple Creatures wanted to give fans something “special” and that they did. On Thursday (June 13), the Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth-led act released their first new single since the release of their debut EP this past spring. Titled “Special,” the new song finds the band sticking to their self-proclaimed trash-pop sounds.

Listen to the three-minute track above.

The new track’s release comes sometime after the co-singers began teasing fans on social media. They first posted an image of themselves as the grumpy old men from the Muppets (You know the ones based on Sikel and Ebert?). They captioned the post with “Who’s about ready for some new Creatures then? 👍👎 Coming soon.”

Then, they cleared their Instagram account of everything and posted a cryptic photo with the caption June 13 and what looks to be lyrics to the new jam.

“Special” is Simple Creatures’ first new song since their debut EP’s release. The record includes “Adrenaline,” “Drug,” and the album’s title track “Strange Love.” No confirmation has been given on whether “Special” will be featured on Simple Creatures’ upcoming EP, but it may be safe to assume so.

Earlier this year, while promoting Strange Love, the duo revealed that they already had plans to release its follow-up. The band allegedly unveiled the upcoming EP’s title during a show, but there was no proof to corroborate these claims. Shortly after, the group confirmed that their second EP would be titled Everything Opposite and is due out later this summer.

Simple Creatures will make their Download Festival debut this weekend. Hoppus, Gaskarth, and company will perform on the Avalanche stage on Saturday, June 15.

Simple Creatures share their new single ‘Adrenaline’

Simple Creatures have returned with another new song from their fast-approaching EP. On Monday (March 25), the Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth-led act shared their third single off Strange Love, “Adrenaline.” Sounding like it could find a home on a recent All Time Low album, the new track made its worldwide premiere on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show as the host’s world record of the day.

Listen to “Adrenaline” above.

The new song comes a few days before the band’s debut EP is set to be released. Titled Strange Love, the five-song album is due out this Friday, March 29. Pre-orders for the EP are still available for purchase.

In support of its release, the act will embark on a five-stop mini tour beginning this Thursday, March 28. The full list of stops can be found here.

In other news, Gaskarth recently disclosed that All Time Low’s short break may be coming to an end sooner than fans initially anticipated. In a new interview, the musician revealed that he and drummer Rian Dawson recently returned to the studio together to jot down some ideas.

“I just spent a few weeks in Nashville at Rian’s [Dawson, drummer] studio, starting to form ideas. It’s nice, we have an amazing head start on the whole thing, and there’s already pictures forming which is a nice way to approach it.”

Last month, blink-182 informed fans that they were working on the follow-up to 2016’s California. According to a recent interview with Hoppus, the new record will take more of an “aggressive and experimental path” than their previous work.

“It’s very different to California. It’s a lot more aggressive. It’s darker in theme and tone. If you like California to Enema Of The State, then this album is more like the untitled record where we are trying to experiment more: trying to experiment more, trying different sounds, and trying to expand upon what people think blink-182 is.”

Simple Creatures announce handful of upcoming engagements

All Time Low may be taking a break and blink-182 may be in the process of recording their new studio album, but that doesn’t mean Alex Gaskarth and Mark Hoppus are going to put their new joint venture to the side. On Tuesday (March 12), the duo announced plans to take their new supergroup, Simple Creatures, on the road for a handful of shows.

Centered around their six-song EP’s release date, the duo will perform four shows in the United States and one in England. The tour will include stops at the Belasco Ballroom in Los Angeles (March 28), the Midway in San Francisco (March 29), the Warehouse on Watts in Philadelphia (March 31), Music Hall of Williamsburg in New York (April 1), and the Hangar in London (April 3),

“Come dance with strangers to American made Trash-Pop™,” Hoppus and Gaskarth posted on the act’s official Instagram account.

Tickets for the United States dates go on sale this Wednesday, March 13, at 10 a.m. local time while the London date goes on sale this Friday, March 15, at 9 a.m. GMT.

The upcoming shows are in support of Simple Creatures’ debut EP, Strange Love. The record is due out on March 29 with pre-orders currently available on the band’s website. Previously released tracks “Drug” and the album’s title track “Strange Love” are featured on the forthcoming record.

In addition to the handful of intimate gigs, the group also confirmed that their first live gig will actually take place at this year’s Download Festival.

“Legit so excited for Download fest with @simplecreatures — first official gig on the books. It’s gonna be wild and weird and I’m so stoked to get this thing in front of you!!” Gaskarth posted on Twitter at the end of February.

Recently, Hoppus spoke with ALT 98.7 where he revealed that the group already has their first and second EP ready to go while any future music would really depend on All Time Low and blink-182’s schedules.

SIMPLE CREATURES SPRING 2019 SHOWS:

03/28 — Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Ballroom
03/29 — San Francisco, CA – The Midway
03/31 — Philadelphia, PA – Warehouse on Watts
04/01 — New York, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
04/03 — London, U.K. – The Hangar