Well the stars aligned and everything fell into place like it was an accident but things like this don’t just happen. On July 17th the kids will come out from hiding in the hills and descend on unknowing retailers to pick up one of the records that’s bound to be a 2007 favorite.
MxPx Ã¢â‚¬” Secret Weapon
Motion City Soundtrack Ã¢â‚¬” Even If It Kills MeÃ‚ [Now Sept. 18th]
Rooney Ã¢â‚¬” Calling The World
The Rocket Summer Ã¢â‚¬” Do You Feel
Sound The Alarm Ã¢â‚¬” Stay Inside
Yellowcard Ã¢â‚¬” Paper Walls
At least one of these records mentioned above is on everyone’s list of records that they are looking forward to. There are a lot of Tuesday’s in which you like a few of the releases so what makes this one so appealing? There are actually several reasons July 17th garners so much attention.
A couple of these releases are make or break releases. Mxpx has been around close to 15 years and surprises most people by continuing to release records on a regular basis. Is Ã¢â‚¬Å“Secret WeaponÃ¢â‚¬ Mxpx’s last record? If the release does not go so well it is definitely in the realm of possibility. I don’t think this will be the last we see of Yellowcard if Ã¢â‚¬Å“Paper WallsÃ¢â‚¬ tanks but I think this will be the record to reconnect the band with long time fans or it will be the final straw, alienating Ã¢â‚¬Å“One for the KidsÃ¢â‚¬ and Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ocean AvenueÃ¢â‚¬ fans.
Bryce Avary of The Rocket Summer has proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is a talented musician and can that write a great song. Each Rocket Summer record has been better than the previous and so with the band moving to a major label there is a lot of expectations with the newest record Ã¢â‚¬Å“Do You FeelÃ¢â‚¬. With the single Ã¢â‚¬Å“Break It OutÃ¢â‚¬ being released it gives that expectation a firm foundation that it will be fully met.
With the release of so many potential hit records which ones do you spend your money on? If you can’t afford them all (which most can’t) how do you choose which one’s you actually buy? Does July 17th officially mark that summer is officially under way? I think it does.
The Rocket Summer will release their new album, Do You Feel, on July 17th.
Hellogoodbye hit the road this spring on “The Two Months Of Spring Break Tour ’99” with The Rocket Summer, Boys Like Girls and The Hush Sound. Dates beginning April 5th to May 8th will include Hellogoodbye, Boys Like Girls and The Hush Sound. The remainder of the tour’s line-up will be Hellogoodbye, Boys Like Girls and The Rocket Summer. More info regarding additional tour dates and presale information can be found at drivethrurecords.com or myspace.com/drivethrurecords.
Hellogoodbye is booked as the musical guest on Last Call With Carson Daly to air March 13th.
The following dates and venues are confirmed:
Thu/4-5 Bakersfield, CA The Dome
Fri/4-6 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Sat/4-7 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
Sun/4-8 Reno, NV New Oasis
The following cities have been confirmed with more to come:
Tue/4-10 Vancouver, BC
Thu/4-12 Calgary, AB
Fri/4-13 Edmonton, AB
Sat/4-14 Saskatoon, SK/Regina
Sun/4-15 Winnipeg, MB
Wed/4-18 Montreal, QC
Thu/4-19 Toronto, ON
Mon/4-23 Hartford, CT
Thu/5-3 Holyoke, MA
Fri/5-4 Hampton Beach, NH
Sun/5-6 Boston, MA
Wed/5-9 Washington DC
Thu/5-10 Cincinnati, OH
Fri/5-11 Cleveland, OH
Sat/5-12 Detroit, MI
Sun/5-13 Chicago, IL
Tue/5-15 Minneapolis, MN
Wed/5-16 Fargo ND
Thu/5-17 Omaha, NE
Tue/5-22 Atlanta, GA
Wed/5-23 Jacksonville, FL
Thu/5-24 Orlando, FL
Fri/5-25 Tallahassee, FL
Sat/5-26 New Orleans, LA
Sun/5-27 Houston, TX
Tue/5-29 Dallas, TX
Wed/5-30 Oklahoma City, OK
Fri/6-1 Phoenix, AZ
Sat/6-2 Anaheim, CA
Sun/6-3 Anaheim, CA
Mon/6-4 Anaheim, CA
Hellogoodbye will be heading out on a headlining tour this spring. Kicking off April 4th, the two month tour will encompass the US and Canada, and even jump the pond for the Give It A Name Festival in the UK. Support for the tour is Boys Like Girls, The Rocket Summer and The Hush Sound. A full itinerary, as well as pre-sale ticket info to come.
Would you like some free music from The Militia Group? Yes? Then just text TMG to 23333 to get the sampler loaded with 19 new songs from Militia Group acts Copeland, The Rocket Summer, Lakes, Lovedrug and more.
Tune in tonight, Thursday, January 25th 2007 for a special 2 Hour Episode (7-9pm PST) of DJ Rossstar’s Punk Rock Show.Ãƒ”šÃ‚ Dropout Year will be calling in for a live phone interview and both Lustra and The Rocket Summer will be appearing live in the studio.Ãƒ”šÃ‚ You can tune in, worldwide at www.idobiradio.com. Send questions to the screen name: Staridobi to be answered on air.Ãƒ”šÃ‚ Add myspace.com/djrossstar or djrossstar.buzznet.com for more info.