A Change of Pace are streaming a new song titled “I’ll Be There” on their MySpace page.
A Change of Pace have posted an update about their new singer and their new EP. Check out the update below. You can hear new songs on the bands MySpace page and also pick up their EP, Just No Better Way, on iTunes.
How long has it been? 7…8…9 months?? Who knows?!? Regardless, it has been way too long! We miss everyone!!!
So here is what has been holding us up – – –
I started this band about 8 years ago with Torry. The last few years there has been something plaguing our band. Huge fights, drunken arguments, missing cash, lies, etc. The band was coming to a complete end. Honestly, I thought my adventure in this beautiful music business was over. We were in desperate need of change.
First off, understand that Johnny, Adam, Dan, and myself are the absolute closest of friends. I can honestly say from the bottom of my heart, they are some of the most genuine, greatest people I know.
We figured out exactly what kind of change we needed. We needed to have fun being in a band again, putting everything and anything into it…and we needed to have every member dedicate themselves 150% or more. A new singer was what we needed to get back to that level.
We didn’t want to change singers to some kid we found through MySpace or whatever. We decided to write with our long time friend Micah Bentley. He is a very talented song writer from our hometown and old high school. We honestly had no idea how it would pan out. I feel like the results speak for themselves. I have never been so happy to be in a band.
This was a decision that was made for our families, manager, crew, friends, and especially you guys. We want to be in a position where we are happy again. We want to make sure that the leader of this band is real. Someone that would not do the things that Torry did to his friends. This band is stronger than I have ever seen in the last 8 years. I was worried, but now I know, this was the greatest decision ever made by us. We are having fun again.
The new singer of A Change of Pace is Micah Bentley. This is not some random kid off the streets!!! We have known Micah for years. Not only is Micah a brilliant musician, he is truly a good person. Come out to the shows and introduce yourself to him, and you can find out for yourself.
Feel free to ask questions or leave comments for Micah welcoming him. If you feel like leaving something negative – GO BLOG!!!! hahah.
We are still the same A Change of Pace. We will still be playing all the old songs. This wasn’t the Torry Jasper band. This is A Change of Pace. You guys are more A Change of Pace than he ever will be. WE ARE BACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jon Kelley and A Change of Pace
A Change of Pace, Panic! At The Disco and more have been nominated under AOL’s 21 Hottest Artists Under 21. Check out the feature here.
Mar 2 Edmonds Comm. College Lynnwood, WA
Mar 9 The Silo Reading, PA
Mar 10 The Harmony Grange Wilmington, DE
Mar 11 Jaxx Nite Club Springfield, VA
Mar 12 North Star Bar Philadelphia, PA
Mar 13 Knitting Factory New York, NY
Mar 14 Agora Theatre Cleveland, OH
Mar 18 Mojoes Coffee House Orland Park, IL
Mar 20 House Of Bricks Des Moines, IA
Mar 23 Marquis Theatre Denver, CO
Mar 24 The Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 28 The Orpheum Flagstaff, AZ
Mar 31 Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA
Apr 4 Trilogy Theatre Victorville, CA
Apr 9 Wow Hall Eugene, OR
Apr 10 Showbox Seattle, WA
Apr 11 Mike’s Bar Pullman, WA
A Change of Pace are back with their sophomore effort “Prepare The Masses” and If you recall the bands debut album “An Offer You Can’t Refuse” you probably will get another bag of mixed reviews thrown at you with this release.
The first thing fans will notice on this release is the lack of screaming and a catchy pop sound rather then heavier guitars. Tracks like “Prepare The Masses,” “I’m Alive,” and “Weekend Warriors” are mixed with pop covered guitar melodies and sing along lyrics, not a dramatic change from the bands last effort but they did take their writing ability up a notch. “Shoot From The Hip” opens with a chanting of “Whaoo’s” followed by a heavier guitar riff and even more “Whaoo’s.” The band incorporates plenty of sing along lyrics and melodies that get stuck in your head throughout the whole album but it comes down to you liking their new style or not. So what’s the best song on the album? It took me several listens to spread the tracks apart but the one track that sounds nothing like the others is “Safe And Sound In Phone Lines” the last track on the album. This track is slow yet the band pulls it off somehow. The track has the power to eat into your emotions with both its lyrics and melodies.
So with their new style, is A Change of Pace heading in the right direction? That is a question only you can answer as this album is another mixed bag. The band shows growth in their writing and overall their style hasn’t changed to much. I mean, they didn’t pull a Finch, so fans can still enjoy their music somewhat.
1. Prepare the Masses – Download MP3
2. How to Rape a Country
3. I’m Alive
4. Shoot From the Hip
5. Weekend Warriors
6. White Lines and Lipstick
7. A Song the World Can Sing Outloud
8. Take Care
9. War in Your Bedroom
10. I Wanna Be Your Rock & Roll
11. Recipe for Disaster
12. Safe and Sound In Phone Lines
Here are some albums that will be in stores tomorrow.
A Change Of Pace – Prepare The Masses
Time And Distance – The Way It Should Be
Leeland – Sound of Melodies
Hot Snakes – Thunder Down Under
Reel Big Fish – Our Live Album Is Better Than Your Live Album CD/DVD
Sublime – Sublime (Double Disc 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
V/A – Snakes On A Plane Soundtrack
Check out this weeks features bands including A Change of Pace, Time And Distance, and Leeland.
Roses Are Red have announced some new tourdates for July/August. You can also stream their new video for “Failing” over at Alternative Press.
w/ Bedlight For Blue Eyes, Far-Less, The Panic Division
July 21 – Hackensack, NJ @ School Of Rock
July 22 – Danbury, CT @ Empress Ballroom
July 23 – Lancaster, PA @ American Legion
July 24 – Danville, VA @ TBA
July 25 – Virginia Beach, VA @ TBA
July 26 – Greensboro, NC @ The Flying Anvil
July 27 – Wytheville, VA @ The Clinic
July 28 – Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
July 30 – Akron, OH @ The Orange Street
August 1 – Crown Point, IN @ On The Square Sports Academy
August 2 – Detroit, MI @ TBA
August 3 – Pittsburgh, PA @ TBA
August 4 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
August 5 – Honesdale, PA @ Joey C’s
w/ A Change Of Pace, Showbread
August 19 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Ray’s Downtown Blues
August 21 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbit’s
August 22 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
August 29 – Bound Brook, NJ @ Hamilton Street Cafe
August 30 – Amityville, NY @ Village Pub South
August 31 – New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
September 2 – Allston, MA @ ICC Church
September 5 – Nashua, NH @ Nashua VFW
September 8 – Buffalo, NY @ The Buffalo Icon
September 9 – Oswego, NY @ Ozone
September 12 – Detroit, MI @ Shelter at St. Andrews
September 13 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Skelletones
September 15 – Madison, WI @ The Journey
More dates will be announced shortly.