Less than Jake and Pepper to embark on co-headlining tour

Less than Jake has just unveiled massive news for their longtime fans base. On Tuesday (Nov. 15), the Florida-founded ska band announced plans to hit the road in early 2017. The trek will find the Gainesville natives sharing the stage with San Diego’s Pepper for the impending, 30-show tour. The trek will kick off on Jan. 20, 2017 at Gas Monkey in Dallas and wrap up over a month later on Feb. 28 at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, FL. The excursion will be sponsored by Hamburg, Germany-based football club, St. Pauli.

“Less than Jake is the gasoline to our burning blaze of fun,” said Pepper’s Yesod Williams in a press release. “We are so filled with gratitude to be attacking the U.S. with some of the best humans to ever grace the bunks of a tour bus!”

“Touring with Pepper means only one thing, having a great time. Guaranteed,” adds Less than Jake drummer Vinnie Fiorello. “Both bands bring a summertime energy that will help get through the winter.”

Pre-sale tickets for the shows will go on sale beginning this Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m., local time. After being available for 12 hours, the pre-sale opportunity will end at 10 p.m, local time. General ticket sales will then begin on Friday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. local time. The upcoming trek announcement was revealed a couple of hours after Less than Jake announced that they had joined the Pure Noise Records family. Taking to social media, the band posted that they had a double dose of good news for their fans.

“We’re teaming up with Pure Noise Records to bring you some new LTJ tunes early 2017!,” the band’s Instagram post reads.  “We just received the masters back from the Blasting Room and we’re super happy how everything came out, can’t wait for you to check it out too!” Less than Jake now joins The Story So Far, Senses Fail, Four Year Strong, and State Champs on the California-based record label’s lineup.

At the moment, the band has only teased that the new record is scheduled for an early 2017 release. The untitled record will be the follow-up to the group’s 2013 release, See the Light. For now, the complete tour itinerary can be seen below while more information about the upcoming tour can be found on Less than Jake’s website.


Jan. 20 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey

Jan. 21 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

Jan. 22 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk

Jan. 25 – San Diego, CA @ North Park

Jan. 26 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory

Jan. 27 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory

Jan. 28 – San Franciso, CA @ Warfield

Jan. 30 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

Jan. 31 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

Feb. 02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

Feb. 03 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

Feb. 04 – Sioux City, IA @ Hard Rock

Feb. 06 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave

Feb. 07 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

Feb. 08 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall

Feb. 09 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

Feb. 10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

Feb. 11 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre

Feb. 12 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

Feb. 15 – Portland, ME @ State Theater

Feb. 16 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

Feb. 17 – New York City, NY @ PlayStation Theater

Feb. 18 – Huntington, NY @ Paramount

Feb. 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore

Feb. 21 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live

Feb. 22 – Richmond, VA @ The National

Feb. 23 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

Feb. 24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

Feb. 25 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater

Feb. 26 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live

Feb. 28 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live

Senses Fail “Carry the Weight” with New Song


With a couple of weeks left until their new album is slated to be released, Senses Fail have unveiled another new song from the upcoming record, Pull the Thorns from Your Heart.

Today’s new song is titled “Carry the Weight” and will join previously released tracks “The Courage of an Open Heart,” “Wounds,” and lead single “The Importance of the Moment of Death” on their sixth studio album.

In an interview with Revolver, who were the first to premiere the track exclusively this morning, frontman Buddy Nielsen had the following to say about the song:

“We all carry the weight in the only way we know. For some us that looks effortless and graceful and for others we are struggling just to stay upright. I’ve carried a lot of weight over the years and this song is a reflection of giving myself the freedom to be forgiving for the ways in which I did.”

Listen to “Carry the Weight” below.

Pull the Thorns from Your Heart is set to be released on June 30 through Pure Noise Records. In support of the new album, the New Jersey band will be heading out on the Vans Warped Tour this summer with several of their label mates.

The Story So Far Frontman Lets the Audience Know How He Feels About “Stage Seflies”


Doesn’t matter where you go whether it be the movies or the bathroom, you are bound to bump into someone who is too busy taking a picture of themselves to notice what’s happening on around them. Sadly, this is what the world has come to (remember selfie sticks were a huge seller last Christmas).

While a lot of musicians are on the fence about selfies because they take a part in the madness, there are some that have had enough of audience members spending more time trying to get the perfect band/selfie ration in their pictures to upload to social media than enjoying the music they are witnessing first hand.

One of those people not digging the “stage selfie” trend at concerts is The Story So Far frontman Parker Cannon.

During the band’s show at the Scout Bar in Houston on June 2, an audience member decided to get on stage to take a “stage selfie” during the band’s song “All Wrong.”

The audience member should have taken the song’s title as a warning because when Cannon saw what the guys was doing, he went over to the guy and kicked him. We’re guessing Cannon was trying to kick him off the stage, but that didn’t pan out.

Sadly, we’re sure the guy didn’t even noticed what had happened because he was too busy taking his own picture.

To see Cannon kick the guy, you will need to fast forward the video below to around the 12:27 point since it is the complete footage from that night’s show.

Stream Four Year Strong’s Self-Titled


With less than a week until the release of their upcoming new album, Four Year Strong are now streaming the complete album for their fans ahead of time.

The new record which happens to be the fifth studio album from the Massachusetts band includes previously released tracks “We All Float Down Here” and “I’m a Big, Bright, Shining Star.”

Four Year Strong is set to be released on June 2 through Pure Noise Records. Currently, the band are in the middle of a tour alongside label mate, The Story So Far, Terror, and Souvenirs. The next date on their schedule is tomorrow, May 28, at the Orpheum Theatre in Tampa.

The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.

Senses Fail Release Two New Tracks from New Album


With a little over a month until the release of their new album, Pull the Thorns From Your Heart, Senses Fail have unveiled two new songs from the impending record.

The two tracks, “The Courage of an Open Heart” and “Wounds” will join previously released songs  “All You Need is Already Within You” and “The Importance of the Moment of Death.”

Listen to both songs below and if you aren’t one who enjoys screaming and “aggressive” music, then you might want to skip “The Courage of an Open Heart,” but if you dig the Deftones, you might enjoy “Wounds better, though there is some screaming in that as well (come on, at the end of the day, it is Senses Fail).

Pull the Thorns From Your Heart will be release on June 30 through Pure Noise Records. Don’t forget to catch Senses Fail this Summer as they head out on tour with label mates like Handguns and Seaway on this year’s Vans Warped Tour.

Stream The Story So Far’s New Album

The Story So Far’s self-titled album is not scheduled to be “officially” released until next week, but the band is giving their fans the opportunity to get acquainted with the full album ahead of time.

Previously, the California-based group released two songs from the album, lead single “Nerve” and “Solo” which are just two of the ten new tracks.

Listen to the full album below.

The Story So Far hits stores next Tuesday, May 19, through Pure Noise Records. Pre-orders are still ongoing, so if you’re digging the tracks, you can pre-order it now on their website, or just wait the seven days and go to your local record store and pick it up.

In support of the new album, The Story So Far are currently on the road with Four Year Strong, Terror, and Souvenirs.

Remaining tour dates can be seen below.


May 12 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
May 13 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
May 14 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
May 15 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre and Ballroom (Spring Fling)
May 16 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Park Oceanfront (Skate & Surf Festival)
May 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
May 19 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
May 20 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Music Hall
May 21 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
May 22 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
May 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
May 24 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
May 26 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theater
May 28 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum Theatre
May 29 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
May 30 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
May 31 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
June 2 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
June 3 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
June 4 – Dallas, TX – The Door
June 5 – Oklahoma, OK – Farmers Market
June 6 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
June 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
June 10 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
June 11 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
June 12 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
June 13 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

Four Year Strong Release “We All Float Down Here” Video


Almost a month after releasing the audio for the first single off of their impending new record, Four Year Strong have now given fans the music video for “We All Float Down Here.”

Instead of being a weird music video of sorts, the over three-minute clip follows the band as they get ready for a show from unloading the trailers and setting up the stage for rehearsals, to the actual performance on stage in front of excited fans.

Pretty cool, especially during the footage of the band live on stage in front of the packed venue; it almost feels like you’re actually at the show taking it all in.

Check out the video below.

“We All Float Down Here” is the first single off of Four Year Strong’s self-titled album set to be released on June 2 through Pure Noise Records. A few weeks ago, the band released a second new song from the upcoming record, a track titled “I’m a Big, Bright, Shining Star.”

Senses Fail Unveil “The Importance of the Moment of Death”


Several months ago, Pure Noise Records and Senses Fail revealed that the band’s sixth studio album would be titled Pull the Thorns From Your Heart, but no other information was given.

Now, five months later, the band have not only given fans the release date for the impending record, but also the music video for the lead single, “The Importance of the Moment of Death.”

The video begins with a drunk clown driving to a kids’ party where we see the birthday boy and his friend outside having fun while his mom is inside getting drunk and high with her friends. Fast forward to gift time, and we see the kid unwrap packages that include a bottle of booze, a gun, and a knife he uses to decimate his birthday cake,

When asked by Noisey about the idea behind the song, frontman Buddy Nielsen said that it was a “mythic representation of how innocence can be forcefully taken away from us as children, leaving us with too much too soon and without the proper coping skills.”

Talk about deep.

Check out the music video for “The Importance of the Moment of Death.”

Pull the Thorns From Your Heart will be released on June 30, perfect timing since they will be performing during the complete Vans Warped Tour trek. Pre-sales for the album are currently available while the album art for the record can be seen below.


Four Year Strong Release Lead Single from Upcoming Record


Four Year Strong gave fans great news last week when they announced their fifth studio album would be coming out later this Summer.

Today, the Massachusetts band have released the first single from their self-titled record; a track titled “We All Float Down Here.”

Listen to the song below which vocalist Dan O’Connor said is a tune “to jump to, sing to, and bang your head to.”

We will agree with that and probably blast it the rest of the day.

Four Year Strong is set to be released on June 2 through Pure Noise Records who are going to have one heck of a year with all the releases coming our way from them and their bands.

The Story So Far Stream New Single

Last month, The Story So Far announced the release of their third studio album by “leaking” the first single off of the upcoming record on a CD during a Title Fight show in San Francisco.

Now, they’ve followed that up by releasing another new song from their self-titled, a track titled “Solo” this past weekend.

Check out the song below.

The Story So Far join a long list of fellow Pure Noise Records bands who have new albums coming out. Senses Fail’s Pull the Thorns from Your Heart is due out sometime this Summer, Hit the Lights just released Summer Bones on March 24, and just last week, Four Year Strong announced their self-titled will be hitting stores in June.

A pretty good year for Pure Noise Records, if we do say so ourselves.

The Story So Far will be released on May 19.