A Day to Remember Take Us on a Tour of “Ocala”

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For those not completely familiar with where A Day to Remember originated from, they’re from a town in Northern Florida called Ocala (about an hour and a half from Orlando and 45 minutes from Gainesville).

In their new music video for the song, “City of Ocala,” they guys take the fans on a tour of the town that helped shape who they are. The video showcases the places they grew up, recorded music, played the most shows, went to school, jobs they worked all while giving us glimpses at a huge family gathering with tons of food, laughter, and love.

Considering that some of their songs tend to portray Ocala in a negative light and how much they hate it (“I hate this town/ it’s so washed up” from “All signs Point to Lauderdale” instantly comes to mind), it’s nice to see how times and touring have changed their perception of where they grew up.

“City of Ocala” is featured on the band’s recently released album, 2013’s Common Courtesy.

A Day to Remember Release New Video

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For A Day to Remember, 2013 might have been marred by a legal fight with former record label, Victory, but that doesn’t mean that’s all they will remember it by that small roadblock. Even though the legal battle is probably still ongoing in the shadows, it’s nice not to hear about it and focus on the band’s music.

Last night, the band released the music video for one of the tracks off their recently released album, Common Courtesy which dropped back in October, but saw a physical release on November 25. The name of the song is “Right Back At It” and the music video can be seen below.

This week, the Ocala-based group announced their own “Self Help Festival” to take place in San Bernardino, California in mid-March in addition to their European tour with Every Time I Die and Soundwave Festival appearances in Australia.

Looks like 2014 is going to be as eventful as 2013.

A Day to Remember Stream New Album

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After yesterday’s announcement that A Day to Remember will definitely be putting out their new album today, the band have gone ahead and decided to stream it for fans who can’t get their hands on it yet.

Common Courtesy, had been indefinitely postponed since ADTR and their record label, Victory Records, went at it in court. During a ruling this past weekend, the judge preceding on the trail ruled in favor of the Florida-based band, letting them self-release the album without any string attached to their former label.

You can listen to Common Courtesy in its entirety here and let us know if the wait was worth it.

As of now, the band are only selling the album, digitally on their website, so head on over there if you want the full thing.

A Day to Remember Set Release Date for New Album

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Even though A Day to Remember are still knee-deep in the never-ending legal battle with their record label, Victory Records, it looks like the legal dispute will no longer be getting in the way of their new album.

The band announced earlier today, the official release date for their new, self-released album, Common Courtesy. Due to the legal issues between them and Victory, the band have had to keep pushing back the released date, but it looks like that would no longer be playing a factor.

On October 4, the band came out on top, when the judge preceding over the case ruled in the band’s favor.

As for the legal battle between the two entities, it doesn’t look like things are getting better. When Alternative Press released their newest edition of the music magazine, there was a Q&A with Victory Records about the who fiasco. Originally, A Day to Remember were contractually obligated to give the record label a total of five albums, but when they claimed that they had already done so,  the record label decided to go after them for breach of contract. Ever since then, the future of music for them had been shaky.

Instead of taking a full law course in what is currently going on between both sides, fans could just rest assure that their beloved, new album will be coming out on October 8 with no Victory Record strings attached.

Watch below the statement straight from the band on the matter.

Don’t forget to check out A Day to Remember on The House Party Tour with All Time Low, Pierce the Veil, and The Wonder Years.