All Time Low address social issues with ‘Good Times’

Following several days of posts on social media about something big coming before the end of the week, All Time Low has kept their word. On Wednesday (Nov. 1), the Baltimore-based band unleashed the music video for their current single, “Good Times.” The four-minute-clip which was directed by Patrick Tracy begins with shots from the inside of a high school gymnasium after what appears to be a school dance. Blue and white balloons, blue streamers, a disco ball, and several chairs litter the gymnasium floor as evidence of a good time. The dimly lit shot transitions from the remnants of a fun evening to the everyday struggles of a group of high school students.

The viewer follows the everyday struggle of a group of teenagers who are individually going through different struggles. The viewer watches a girl being bullied by two of her classmates, a boy stuck inside of a house with feuding parents, two same-sex couples, a couple in an interracial relationship where one of their parents is not exactly thrilled by it, and a girl in a hijab getting things throw at her by a group of Confederate flag-totting boys.

While the video does show the struggle that each of the protagonists encounters, it also shows that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, even if it is just a high school dance.

“We are so proud of this video, of Pat who helped us bring it to life, the small glimpses into amazing lives we see within, and the beautiful, diverse people it represents,” frontman Alex Gaskarth said in a press release. “Always be exactly who you are, and don’t live in fear of someone else’s judgment. Be brave, be bold, and find your happiness in yourself and the ones you love.” Watch the music video for “Good Times” above.

“Good Times” is featured on All Time Low’s recently released record, Last Young Renegade. Last Young Renegade was released back in June and quickly landed at the number nine spot on Billboard‘s 200 chart selling 33,000 units in its first week.

In support of the album’s release, All Time Low has been touring around the world non-stop. Now that their non-stop touring schedule is coming to an end, the group will perform at a handful of radio station music festival throughout November. Once that mini tour comes to an end, the band will wrap up 2017 with three sold out shows at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey where they will celebrate the tenth anniversary of their debut album So Wrong, It’s Right.

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All Time Low celebrates the ‘Good Times’ with final single

All Time Low’s new studio album, Last Young Renegade, is set to hit stores later this week, but that’s not stopping the group from releasing one final song from the impending release. On Wednesday (May 31), the Baltimore-based band unleashed their fifth and final single from the new album, “Good Times.” According to the band’s post on Twitter, this song was not only the first song to be written for the record, but it was also the one that set the whole tone for their seventh studio album.

“‘Good Times’ was the first song written for Last Young Renegade and it set the tone for the entire album,” reads the group’s post on their official Twitter account. Frontman Alex Gaskarth and guitarist Jack Barakat took to their own accounts to talk about the new tune as well.

“Alex sent me a demo of ‘Good Times’ 2 years ago. I called him and said this is the best song you’ve ever written,” wrote Barakat while Gaskarth kept it simple by writing “One of my favs ever.” Listen to “Good Times” here. According to the band, an official lyric video, which will feature fan-submitted artwork, will be released soon.

“Good Times” will join “Nice2KnoU,” “Life of the Party,” “Dirty Laundry,” and “Last Young Renegade” on the band’s upcoming album. Last Young Renegade is set to hit stores on June 2 and will mark the band’s first release through Fueled by Ramen. Those who pre-order the album will receive instant downloads of all five songs.

In support of Last Young Renegades, All Time Low will hit the road for a massive summer tour later this year. The “North American Young Renegades” tour will kick off  on June 30 at the House of Blues in Houston and wrap up a month and a half later on Aug. 6 at the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. SWMRS, Waterparks, The Wrecks, and Night Riots will open during the excursion. The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

ALL TIME LOW SUMMER TOUR DATES:

June 30 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
July 01 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
July 03 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
July 05 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
July 07 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
July 08 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
July 10 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
July 11 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
July 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
July 14 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore
July 15 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
July 16 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
July 18 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
July 20 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
July 21 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
July 22 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
July 23 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheatre
July 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
July 26 – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
July 28 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
July 29 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
July 31 – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage
August 02 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
August 03 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
August 04 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
August 05 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
August 06 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues

Watch All Time Low honor their roots with ‘Nice2KnoU’

With two weeks until the release of their seventh studio album, All Time Low has treated fans to a fourth song off the impending release. On Friday (May 19), just a few hours after premiering the audio for the new single, the Baltimore-based band debuted the official music video for “Nice2KnoU.” The music video begins with a pay phone ringing and one of the guys, specifically bassist Zack Merrick, picking up the line. As he places the receiver to his ear, the viewer is transported to what appears to be a club with the four-piece performing the new tune.

The three-and-a-half minute clip continues with ever-changing footage of them performing in the club and exploring their hometown of Baltimore. During the stroll down memory lane, they visit several locations that helped shape them and pay tribute to them by leaving roses at each location. They stop at the Ottobar, where they claim to have played a million times; Pier Six Pavilion, which they headlined in 2015; Sidebar Tavern where they claim they played to no one in 2005 (quite surprising now); and Thames Street which they make a direct reference to in “Six Feet Under the Stars” on 2007’s So Wrong, It’s Right.

In a post on Facebook that accompanied the video, the group explains that it’s a love letter to the places and people who helped them get to where they are today.

“This one’s for the dance halls, the dive bars and the 100 kids we used to play for at the Ottobar every other weekend,” begins the band’s post.

“It’s a tribute to our roots and the history of a band that comes up in a small-town with a die-hard group of friends who all want something greater. It’s an ode to the late nights, filling up the van with half a tank of gas so we could leave for the next show before someone got jumped in the wrong part of town– Getting into Tampa at 3 a.m. and crashing on someone’s floor, saying thanks with a 30 of Coors Light and never seeing that face again. This is a dedication to all the places we’ve been that made us who we are today, the sea of sweaty hands that raised us up in low-lit clubs across America on our first tours, and all the people we owe these stories to; Nice to know you, see you ‘round.”

Watch the music video for “Nice2KnoU” above.

“Nice2KnoU” will join “Life of the Party,” “Dirty Laundry,” and “Last Young Renegade” on the band’s upcoming album. Last Young Renegade is set to hit stores on June 2 and will mark the band’s first release through Fueled by Ramen.

In support of Last Young Renegades, All Time Low will hit the road for a massive summer tour. The ‘North American Young Renegades’ tour will kick off at the House of Blues in Houston on June 30 and wrap up a month and a half later on Aug. 6 at the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. SWMRS, Waterparks, The Wrecks, and Night Riots will open during the excursion. The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.

All Time Low deliver third single from ‘Last Young Renegade’

Now that All Time Low has confirmed the release of their brand new album, the band does not seem to be holding back from giving fans smalls tastes of it. On Friday (April 28), the Baltimore-based band premiered the music video for their third single off Last Young Renegade. The new song is titled “Life of the Party” and marks the third single, or “third chapter,” of the new album.

The three-and-a-half minute clip features the band (whose alter-egos for this album are the Young Renegades) and a guy partying in a night club. Throughout the video, images of the guy and the band in the club slowly start to alternate between the darkly lit venue and a bright and white room. Watch the complete music video for “Life of the Party” above.

“Life of the Party” will joined recently released singles “Dirty Laundry” and “Last Young Renegade” on the band’s upcoming new album. Last Young Renegade is set to hit stores on June 2 and marks the group’s first release through Fueled by Ramen. Those who pre-order the album will receive instant downloads of all three singles. Last Young Renegade will be the follow-up to the band’s 2015 release, Future Hearts.

In support of the new album, All Time Low will be hitting the road this summer. The “North American Young Renegades” tour will kick off at the House of Blues in Houston on June 30 and wrap up a month and a half later on Aug. 6 at the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. SWMRS, Waterparks, and The Wrecks will open up for ATL during the summer excursion. The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

ALL TIME LOW’S LAST YOUNG RENEGADE SUMMER TOUR:

6/30 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
7/1 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
7/3 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
7/5 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
7/7 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
7/8 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
7/10 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
7/11 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
7/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
7/14 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
7/15 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
7/16 – Saint Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
7/18 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
7/20 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
7/21 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
7/22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
7/23 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Outdoor Ampitheatre
7/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE – Outdoors
7/26 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
7/28 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
7/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
7/31 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage
8/2 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
8/3 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
8/4 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
8/5 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
8/6 – Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues

All Time Low confirms the release of ‘Last Young Renegade’

About a week after the unveiling their brand new single, “Dirty Laundry,” All Time Low has returned to confirm the release of their seventh studio album. On Thursday (Feb. 23), following weeks of teasing fans on social media with snippets of artwork, the shared puzzle pieces came together to reveal the artwork for the band’s upcoming new album, Last Young Renegade. The new record is set to be released on June 2 and will mark the Baltimore-based band’s debut with Fueled by Ramen.

Pre-orders for the new album are set to go on sale beginning this Friday, Feb. 24. According to a statement from frontman Alex Gaskarth, the group will also offer some merchandise bundles for their followers to pick from.

Recently, Gaskarth sat down with Alternative Press to discuss the group’s new song and the new album, though no one at the time knew it. At the time of the interview, the band had not formally confirmed the release of a new album, but Gaskarth did imply that there would be new music on the horizon when he described the new music as a reset button on the band’s sound.

“I think one of the big things as we were working on the record was just pushing ourselves forward,”  Gaskarth explained to the publication. “When we put out Don’t Panic, we hit the reset button on the band and we started looking at Don’t Panic as if it was our first record out of the gate as a more realized version of All Time Low.”

Last Young Renegade will be the follow-up to the band’s 2015 release, Future Hearts. For now, the complete track list for Last Young Renegade can be found below.

LAST YOUNG RENEGADE TRACK LISTING:

1. “Last Young Renegade”
2. “Drugs & Candy”
3. “Dirty Laundry”
4. “Good Times”
5. “Nice2KnoU”
6. “Life of the Party”
7. “Nightmares”
8. “Dark Side of Your Room”
9. “Ground Control” (feat. Tegan and Sara)
10. “Afterglow”