Check out an e-card for the Explosions In Your Pants Tour featuring Mayday Parade, My American Heart, and The Graduate.
A pre-order for the upcoming Punk Goes Crunk comp can be picked up at Interpunk, Smart Punk, or Merch Now. Read what New Found Glory, Set Your Goals, My American Heart, Forever the Sickest Kids, Lorene Drive have to say about their “crunk” covers.
New Found Glory – “Tennessee” by Arrested Development
“We chose “Tennessee” by Arrested Development because some of us grew listening to this record. He sang about important issues dealing with racism, poverty and many other political topics. Instead of just recording a guilty pleasure rap/pop song we decided to do something we were more passionate about.”
Set Your Goals -“Put Yo Hood Up (California)” by Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz
“We chose to cover Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz “Put Yo Hood Up (California)” for Punk Goes Crunk. It all started when we checked out the PYHU video on youtube and were immediately sold on the track. We knew however, if we were to pull off the song right, we would need some serious outside help. We would need someone who not only had an ear for punk music, but an ear for “club-driven hip-hop rhythms” too. That person was Cyrus Bolooki, drummer from New Found Glory. Trying to collaborate with conflicting touring schedules made this difficult. This track was recorded and mixed in various cities including Walnut Creek(CA), Miami (FL), , and Sydney and Adelaide, Australia. We are very happy with how the song turned out. It has proven to be our most “crunk” song yet!”
My American Heart – “California Love” by 2Pac
“We chose “California Love” because being that our band is from Cali, it only seemed appropriate to recreate the biggest “west coast” anthem anyone has ever heard. Recording the track was very experimental for us. We tried a lot of different instruments, samples, voices, etc.”
Forever the Sickest Kids -“Men in Black” Will Smith
“We were left with no option but to chose the most crunk song and rapper ever which is why we recorded “Men in Black.” It’s also is the best movie ever that stars Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith.”
Lorene Drive – “Hey Ya” Outkast
“Yo Yo when first had heard bout dis Punk Goes Crunk compilation right off the bat we wanted to cover “California Love”. Then we caught wind dat My American Heart already claimed territory on it. We was like damnn we betta smoke these foo’s. Then big D said “ayy homie lets do “Hey Ya” by dat crazy ass foo Outkast.” Next thing you know we was all up in the LD studio pumpin up dat bass and cuttin tracks makin it so fresh and so clean clean… So pump up your system till that trunk starts rattlin!! Yall best recognize some real O.G. gangsters comin correct.
Explosions in Your Pants Tour will be heading up the East Cost this spring with Mayday Parade, My American Heart and The Graduate.
The Explosions in Your Pants Tour presented by Glamour Kills will be hitting the East Coast this April with headliners Mayday Parade (Fearless Records) and supporting artists My American Heart (Warcon Records) and The Graduate (IconMes).Ã‚ This tour will begin in Florida, Mayday Parade’s home state, and continue up the coast ending at The Bamboozle Festival in New Jersey.
Pre Sale tickets are now available through Ground (CTRL) and can be purchased here. http://tickets.groundctrl.com/collections/mayday.
Explosions In Your Pants Tour Dates
4.10.08 – Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds
4.11.08 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar
4.12.08 – Augusta, GA @ Club Hollywood
4.15.08 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues Parish
4.16.08 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
4.17.08 – Lewisville, TX @ Fat Daddy’s Sound Shack
4.18.08 – Lubbock, TX @ Texas Tech University/Student Union Plaza
4.19.08 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Bricktown Ballroom
4.20.08 – Tulsa, OK @ Crush Lounge
4.22.08 – Des Moines, IA @ The House Of Bricks
4.24. 08 – La Crosse, WI @ Warehouse Nightclub
4.25.08 – Rockford, IL @ Forest Hills Lodge
4.27.08 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
4.28.08 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
4.29.08 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
4.30.08 – Lancaster, PA @ The Chameleon
5.1.08 – Troy, NY @ Revolution Hall
5.2.08 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Complex (Pre-Bamboozle Bash) – Mainstage
5.3.08 – Utica, NY @ Moosestock at Utica College (Quad)
5.4.08 – East Rutherford, NJ @ Bamboozle — Meadowlands Sports Complex
Punk Goes Crunk, the new installment of the Punk Goes series from Fearless Records, is set for release on April 4th. Groups currently announced for the comp include Say Anything, Person L (Kenny from The Starting Line), Forever The Sickest Kids, New Found Glory, The Maine, Hot Rod Circuit, My American Heart, and Scary Kids Scaring Kids, All Time Low, The Devil Wears Prada, The Secret Handshake, and Set Your Goals. Check out the album art for the comp below.
Fearless Records will release Punk Goes Crunk in April 2008. This compilation will feature popular rock, pop, screamo, and punk artists covering popular rap and hip-hop tracks.
Punk Goes Crunk will include songs off of the never released Immortal Records compilation, Yo! Indie Rock Raps, such as Say Anything, Kenny from The Starting Line, New Found Glory, The Maine, Hot Rod Circuit, My American Heart, and Scary Kids Scaring Kids. This album will also include tracks from All Time Low, The Devil Wears Prada, Set Your Goals, and other artists who will be announced soon.
Punk Goes Crunk is the seventh album in the Punk Goes Series following, Punk Goes Acoustic 2, Punk Goes Metal, Punk Goes Pop, Punk Goes 80’s, Punk Goes 90’s, and Punk Goes Acoustic.
Kris & Snacky’s Untitled Punk Rock Show will be airing an exclusive interview and acoustic performance from Just Surrender on Sunday, October 28th at 10 pm EST.Ã‚ If you live in the Connecticut area, you will also be able to have a chance to win tickets to Just Surrender’s show Monday night at the Webster Theater in Hartford with Quietdrive, My American Heart, and House of Fools.Ã‚ Details can be found at www.snackyonline.net and you can stream the radio show live online at www.whus.org/listen.php.
Here are some albums in stores tomorrow. Let us know which ones your picking up!
Pierce The Veil – A Flair For The Dramatic
Boys Night Out – Boys Night Out
Beasts Of Eden – End Times
My American Heart – Hiding Inside The Horrible Weather
Ruth – Second Hand Dreaming
Slide Show Baby – Slide Show Baby
We would like to send a Happy Birthday to DJ Rosstar who’s 25th birthday is today!
My American Heart (Warcon Entertainment) will be studio guests tonight, Thursday, June 21st 2007 on DJ Rossstar’s Punk Rock Show. The show airs live from 7-8pm PST/ 10-11pm EST. You can listen to the show on www.idobiradio.com. If you have questions for the band, send them to the screen name: staridobi.
Has 2007 proven to be better then last year? That is the question and we are looking for an answer, but a full year in review will have to wait another 6 months. The second half of the year looks promising with releasing from Paramore, The Rocket Summer, Motion City Soundtrack, Jimmy Eat World and more coming in the next few months. But what has the first half of the year done for our endless music craving? Releases from Anberlin, Relient K, Sherwood, Fall Out Boy and more hit shelves with lots of fanfare, but did they live up to the hype? This year is also filled with lots of sophomore albums from bands like Sullivan, The Fold, Paramore, My American Heart, Circa Survive and many more. Did these releases fall into the sophomore slump or are they destine for greatness.
Each year there is always one stand out band that comes out of nowhere to please our ears. So far this year The Graduate has done that for me. Their Cartel style rock rings out on their debut album, Anhedonia. With 6 months left in the year they could be beat, although the challenger would have to put up a pretty good fight.
This was just a brief review that covers just a few of the releases that have come out this year. This year is shaping up to be a pretty good year for new music. Now it’s your turn to let us know which releases you have dug so far this year and which releases didn’t meet your expectations. Also let us know which releases you think will dominate the second half of 2007.