Real Friends to Release Record Store Day EP

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Real Friends took to Twitter, and probably every other social media account of theirs, earlier in the day to tease some big news to their followers

With in 15 minutes of that announcement, the Illinois band had revealed that they will be releasing a new EP titled More Acoustic Songs on Record Store Day (April 18).

In a video that they posted, the track list for the vinyl release was unveiled. “I Don’t Love You Anymore,” Late Nights in My Car,” and “Summer” will be featured on the record as well as a cover of The Starting Line’s song, “Island”

Check out the teaser below.

In a statement, both bassist Kyle Fasel and vocalist Dan Lambton revealed their excitement to be a part of this year’s Record Store Day and as to why they decided to go the acoustic route for the release.

“We are stoked to showcase our songs in acoustic form,” said Fasel.

“The main reason we did this was for personal taste. We all have connected with acoustic music in the past and currently. It’s also an added bonus to highlight these versions of our songs to our fans. It shows our songs in another light that we are very excited about sharing.”

“I am extremely excited that Real Friends is being included in this year’s Record Store Day,” added Lambton.

“RSD gives people a reason to leave the comfort of their homes and the ease of online shopping in order to have an actual experience when buying new music. It can introduce younger listeners to great record stores in their areas that they might not otherwise find if they were to strictly do their record shopping online. To be a part of something that is continually providing exciting releases to highlight and celebrate vinyl is very humbling.”

More Acoustic Songs will be available only at independent record store on Record Store Day.

In other news, Real Friends will be heading out on tour this spring alongside The Maine, Knuckle Puck, and The Technicolors. Full tour dates can be seen here.

A Day to Remember Unveil Full Self Help 2015 Line-Up

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With just over a week until A Day to Remember’s Self Help Festival, the band have released a flyer with the complete list of performers slated to take the stage in California next weekend.

The official flyer with the complete line-up can be seen below.

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Like the flyers says, the second annual (we hope it’s going to be an annual thing) will be returning to the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino, CA next Saturday (March 7). Tickets are still available for those liking the line-up and thinking about heading there next week.

The Maine Show Appreciation for the “English Girls”

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The Maine gave fans big news last month when they announced that they not only had a new album coming out sometime in 2015 titled American Candy, but that they would also be taking to the road in support of said album in the Spring alongside Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, and the Technicolors.

Now, the band have given those dedicated fans the chance to stream the first single off of their fifth studio album; a track titled “English Girls.”

Check out the lyric video for “English Girls” below, directly from the band.

American Candy is set to be released on March 31 independently in partnership with their management team, 8123. The band did the same thing in 2013 when they released their fourth studio album, Forever Halloween.

Pre-orders for the upcoming record are currently available on both the band’s website and iTunes.

The Maine to Release New Album, Head Out on Tour

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The Maine made two big announcements over the past couple of days that have fans of the Arizona band excited for.

First, the band revealed they will be releasing a brand new album this year titled, American Candy. As of now, there is no official release date for the album, but they have unveiled that it’s due out this Spring.

As for the second piece of new, the band announced today they will be heading out on tour this Spring to coincide with the release of the new album.

The “American Candy Tour” will feature support from Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, and the Technicolors for the little over a month-long tour.

The “American Candy Tour” will begin in The Maine’s hometown of Tempe, AZ on Apr. 3 at The Marquee Theater. The trek will visit many of the usual cities tours stop at across the country with a few days in Canada before wrapping up on May 16 at the Beacham in Orlando.

Pre-sales for the tour, with no fees, will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 10 a.m., local time while general tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, Jan. 9.

Check out the full list of tour dates below.

THE AMERICAN CANDY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:

April 3, 2015 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee Theatre

April 4, 2015 – Anaheim, CA @ The House of Blues

April 8, 2015 – San Diego, CA @ The House of Blues

April 10, 2015 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

April 11, 2015 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

April 13, 2015 – Portland, OR @ The Hawthorne Theater

April 14, 2015 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rio Theatre

April 15, 2015 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

April 17, 2015 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

April 18, 2015 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

April 20, 2015 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre

April 21, 2015 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room

April 22, 2015 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

April 23, 2015 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater

April 24, 2015 – Chicago, IL @ The House of Blues

April 26, 2015 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot

April 28, 2015 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

April 29, 2015 – Cleveland, OH @ The House of Blues

April 30, 2015 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar

May 1, 2015 – Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room

May 2, 2015 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

May 3, 2015 – Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon

May 5, 2015 – Boston, MA @ The House of Blues

May 7, 2015 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

May 9, 2015 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory

May 10, 2015 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club

May 12, 2015 – Nashville, TN @ The Cannery Ballroom

May 13, 2015 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

May 14, 2015 – Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Live

May 15, 2015 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre

May 16, 2015 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham

American Candy is the band’s first new album since the Imaginary Numbers EP which was released back in 2013. Last year, they re-released their fourth studio album, Forever Halloween with five new tracks.

Fearless Records Announce New Albums for 2015

On the heels of Pure Noise Record revealing that five of their artists would be releasing new music this new year, Fearless Records has welcomed 2015 by announcing which of their artists will be releasing new album in the new year as well.

In a less than one-minute clip, it reveals that Pierce the Veil, Real Friends, blessthefall, As It Is, August Burns Red, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, Mayday Parade, Follow My Lead, Get Scared, Tonight Alive, and Oceans Ate Alaska will all be releasing new records in 2015, though no specific dates for the record released have been confirmed.

Check out the clip below which features a new song from Oceans Ate Alaska titled “Floorboards” which will be released this upcoming Monday, Jan. 6.

A Day to Remember Unveil Self Help Fest 2015 Line-Up

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A Day to Remember’s Self Help Festival will once again be returning to California in 2015 after the success of the inaugural festival earlier this year.

The band have revealed that next year’s line up will include Pierce the Veil, Sleeping with Sirens, Falling in Reverse, The Devil Wears Prada, The Ghost Inside, White Chapel, Real Friends, Stick to Your guns, PVRIS, The Amity Affliction, and more that have yet to be announced.

Self Help will once again return to the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino, CA on March 7, 2015.

For those who are digging the line-up so far and want to get a head start with purchasing their tickets now, VIP tickets are currently available. Discounted general admission tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, Dec. 24 and will end on Dec. 31.

Check out the flyer for the festival including the line-up below.

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Real Friends to Release Album

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Real Friends have just announced that their new album will be released this Summer. The band, who are sometime considered emo-pop-punk “saviors” have revealed that Maybe This Place is the Same and We’re Just Changing will be released on July 22 on Fearless Records. 

The album released comes on the heels of Real Friends being announced as one of the bands to be taking the road this Summer on the Vans Warped Tour which comes in handy in promoting the album and tracks.

As a disclaimer, it has been pointed out that eight of the ten tracks on the full-length are the same as the ones on their EP while the album cover is similar to Jimmy Eat World’s Bleed America. 

Check out the album art below and let us know what you think? Similar, right?

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