This Providence are streaming their new single “Trouble” over on PureVolume. The track will be on the band’s upcoming EP, Brier, due out on May 1st. Pick up “[itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/trouble/id517024204?uo=4″ title=”This Providence – Trouble” text=”Trouble”]” on iTunes and pre-order Brier here.
Motion City Soundtrack are heading out on a US headlining tour in support of their new album, My Dinosaur Life, due out January 19th. The tour kicks oss with a hometown show on January 23rd at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN.
Joining the band on tour will be Set Your Goals, This Providence and The Swellers for the entire tour. Tickets for the shows listed below go on sale at 10AM this Friday, November 20th.
Check out www.motioncitysoundtrack.com for the most up-to-date information.
Confirmed 2010 Tour Dates:
Jan. 23rd First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
25th The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
26th Bogarts Cincinnati, OH
27th House of Blues Cleveland, OH
29th Clutch Cargo’s Pontiac, MI
31st Mr. Small’s Pittsburgh, PA
Feb. 1st Recher Theater Towson, MD
3rd Fillmore at Irving Plaza New York, NY
4th Webster Theater Hartford, CT
5th Crocodile Rock CafÃ© Allentown, PA
6th Amos’ Southend Charlotte, NC
8th Masquerade Atlanta, GA
10th The Door Dallas, TX
11th Emo’s Austin, TX
This Providence‘s new video for “Keeping On Without You” can be seen below. The video has also come under some heat as possibly being plagiarized.
The Summer Set‘s new album, Love Like This is in stores today. The band is streaming their new video for “Chelsea” which you can check out below. The band is set to kick off a fall tour with Cartel and This Providence on October 22 that will run through late November (full tour dates below).
October 13 – Wilmington, NC – The Soapbox^
October 15 – Gainesville, FL – 1982 Bar^
October 17 – Miami, FL – The Dugout
October 18 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
^with This Century
Cartel/This Providence Tour Dates
October 22 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater
October 23 – Baltimore, MD – The Quarter
October 24 – South Hackensack, NJ – School Of Rock
October 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
October 27 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
October 28 – Boston, MA – Harpers Ferry
October 29 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Platinum Lounge*
October 30 – Buffalo, NY – Xtreme Wheels*
October 31 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
November 1 – Cleveland, OH – Peabodys
November 3 – Detroit, MI – St Andrews Hall
November 4 – Chicago, IL – Mojoe’s Rock House
November 5 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
November 6 – Des Moines, IA – House Of Bricks
November 7 – St Paul/Minneapolis, MN – Station 4
November 10 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
November 11 – Portland,OR – Hawthorne Theatre
November 12 – Sacramento, CA – The Boardwalk
November 13 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
November 14 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
November 15 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
November 17 – San Diego, CA – UCSD Porter’s Pub
November 18 – Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
November 20 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
November 21 – Dallas, TX – The Door
November 22 – Houston, TX – Java Jazz
November 24 – Orlando, FL – The Social
November 25 – Tampa, FL – The Crowbar
November 27 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
*with This Providence only
Listening to This Providences debut and sophomore efforts (Our Worlds Divorce and their self-titled respectively) it’s hard to believe that they have not risen to the levels of stardom that their unique brand of pop and cocksure attitude would imply them to be at. Now as they prepare to release their third album, Who Are You Now? They are posed to finally break out of that “next big thing” category and propel themselves to the forefront of the music scene.
With the album opener “Sure As Hell” it’s already apparent that This Providence aren’t your average pop band, they have created a formula that allows them to try different things and still come off incredibly charming. “Sure As Hell” for instance begins with a drifting guitar over singer Dan Young’s solemn lyrics; not the most upbeat of beginnings but a great start none the less, showing off their artistic integrity before all else.
It’s obvious in this release that This Providence are trying their best to appeal to the widest audience possible (if it wasn’t apparent from their employment of hook maverick Matt Squire), there are many hits on Who Are You Now? From the first rocking single “Letdown” that uses clever lyrics and catchy guitars to drive it into an obvious single territory. Also songs like “That Girl’s A Trick” and “Selfish” possess the same formula of catchiness that with proper exposure could explode.
Something that This Providence have always used very well is the performance of their bassist. This new album is no exception as bass hooks run rampant, such as in tracks like “Waste Myself” and “Keeping On Without You” use the bass so prominently at times, rather then hiding it in the mix like a lot of bands do. It’s great to hear such appreciation for an instrument that is more often then not overlooked in the music scene nowadays.
Listening to Who Are You Now? it’s hard not to hear some of This Providence’s charm and cocky-while-charming attitude evaporating in comparison to there previous releases. It’s as if they aren’t a band that have had two albums prior to this, but rather a band just showing up on the scene and executing a great release while still feeling unsure of themselves. Although this doesn’t mean This Providence are playing it safe with the same formula, songs like the beautiful “Chasing The Wind” and the experimental “My Beautiful Rescue (Renovated)” show that they are still not afraid to pull off something different even with a different outlook.
If this album was to achieve a certain goal it would probably be to expose This Providence to as many people as possible, an album that has turned this little indie band that could, into a group of artists poised to become bigger then they could have ever hoped for. While this will cause a lot of fans to turn their backs on This Providence and their loss of “indie cred”. It will no doubt bring about new fans that will appreciare This Providence and who they are now.
This Providence are currently streaming their new album, Who Are You Now, on their PureVolume page.
This Providence has parted ways with their drummer Ryan Tapert. You can read a statement from the band and Ryan below.
First of all, we’ve started a tour and haven’t even posted anything explaining where exactly Ryan went. I want to apologize for that, it seems a little rude and almost insensitive, but it was important that everyone on our side of the fence (management, label, booking agent etc.) knew what was going on before this was posted.
If you’ve been to any of our recent shows, you will have noticed that Ryan is no longer playing with us. This has been one of the hardest things I, and the rest of the band, have had to go through in a very, very long time. It’s true that Ryan is no longer in This Providence, and I want everyone to understand that, frankly, this sucks. Ryan is our best friend, we love him to death, and actually it was that strong friendship that led to this decision.
Being on the road was, unfortunately, an unhealthy environment for Ryan and it was taking a toll on his character. We worked on all of this for a long time, but it finally came to the point where the very difficult and mutual decision was made for him to no longer be in the band.
If any of you are concerned with the future of the band, let me assure you that this is not a sign of the band falling apart. Despite the member changes we have gone through, we are still very passionate and excited about doing this whole ‘This Providence’ thing. In fact, we just got done shooting a music video and we plan to spend the summer writing a new album that will hopefully be on the shelf sometime in the spring next year. Plan to see us on tour in the fall too.
I hate that this had to happen, we miss Ryan so much. We talk to him all the time and we are still great friends. I’m sure he would appreciate any encouragement and prayers you would be able to send his way. His email address is [email protected]. Below is his statement.
Thanks, Ryan, for playing with us, we love you and you know that you know it brohan!
-Dan, Gavin, David and Sean
You know when you have to write something and you wish you had just the right words to make it sound amazing and have everyone love it? This is one of those times. I find myself racing through a lot of thoughts of what it is exactly I should say. So as you read this try to understand that I have a lot on my mind and if I don’t make sense then you can ask questions later. Yes it’s true I’m no longer in This Providence. This has been the hardest and most difficult decision I have had to make in my life. Before this it was dropping out of college to join this band and now a year and a half later I’m done. There are multiple reasons why I’m no longer in the band.
The original reason came from some decisions I made while in the band and I will leave it at I have some personal issues I need to deal with and being on the road constantly is not the healthiest environment for me to be in. After having several band meetings and praying a lot we as a band decided it would be in my best interest to take a break. I’m not giving myself a timeline, but when the time comes where I think I’m strong enough to be back out on the road and on stage every night AND if the guys have not found a permanent replacement then the door is open for me to return. I’m not planning or focusing on that happening but if it works out then great. If the other side of that happens where they find a replacement they love and make permanent then I’m more than happy for them and wish them the best of luck. I want you to all know that there is no bad blood between me and the rest of the band I still love them all to death like brothers and I’m going to miss them so so so much while they are gone without me.
After being home a for a few weeks and living a normal life I have been so relieved to see that God has opened so many new doors for me and definitely has something new in store for me. I’m not gonna lie I thought my life was over. But the more I thought about it and talked to people I’m actually really excited for my future. A great friend told me this the other dayÃ¢â‚¬¦. “Sometimes we get so wrapped up and focus on what we’re doing that it becomes who we are and our only identity. And it’s not until God takes that completely away when we realize that we can be so much more than what we thought and we discover new talents and accomplish things we never thought we would do.” Music for me was that. It was my identity. I was Ryan from This Providence and gosh dangit if you didn’t know that then I would find a way to let you know. It was all about me. But now I get to humble myself and strive to help others instead of feeding my own image.
Touring is what I love to do and I know I’m supposed to be involved in the music scene somehow. But when the time comes for me to come back I will be a lot better off and a lot stronger to actually make an impact in people’s lives instead of only focusing on my own. I’m not quite sure what’s in store for me next. But I know I won’t be on stage for some time. Although drums and singing are my true passions I need to be able to stand in front of thousands of people and know that there are so many people out there who need love and attention more than I do. That’s more important than putting on a good rock show. When I can accomplish that ill be ready. Look out for me because ill definitely be back but ill be a new person and a better one at that. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart to all of the fans who have given so much. You’re all amazing. To all the bands we have toured with. I care about you guys a lot and will be forever grateful for all the timeless moments we have shared. A special thank you to the Paramore guys for being there for me in my darkest times and for giving me hope and encouragement and above all else loving me. I fricken love you guys so much and I know you guys are gonna blow up and be huge mega rock gods. Just don’t forget about me. And finally to my bandmates, my boys and my brothers. You guys made my dreams come true and for that I am eternally thankful. You all hold a special place in my heart and have helped shape me to be the man I am today. God bless you all.
The soundtrack to “TMNT” Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Music from the Motion Picture, features new tracks from Gym Class Heroes, Cobra Starship and more. The soundtrack hits stores on March 20th and the movie hits theaters on March 23rd.
1. Gym Class Heroes – “Shell Shock”
2. Jet – “Rip It Up”
3. Cute Is What We Aim For – “There’s A Class For This”
4. Cobra Starship – “Awww Dip”
5. Meg & Dia – “Roses”
6. Pepper – “Bring Me Along”
7. Amber Pacific – “Fall Back Into My Life”
8. Billy Talent – “Red Flag”
9. This Providence – “Walking On Water”
10. Ever We Fall – “Youth Like Tigers”
11. P.O.D. – “Lights Out (Chris Vrenna Remix)”
12. Big City Rock – “Black Betty”
13. “I Love Being A Turtle (score)”
14. “Nightwatcher (score)”