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Story of the Year stream new album “Wolves”

Story of the Year have officially released a full stream of their newest album, Wolves. In an announcement made last year, the band said “Story Of The Year is alive and ready to fucking destroy everything in 2017,” which the seem to have done with this new record. Being the band’s most emotional and in-depth record, you can find dark themes, fear, regret, and fatherhood all wrapped up in one with this album.

On the topic of the new album, frontman Dan Marsala said:

“Surprisingly it was not at all a nervous process. I didn’t really care if people liked the songs or not, as long as we were into what we were doing. I’ve come to find that I just write music for myself. It’s a very personal thing now. In the past, it was always about trying to win people over and chase a trend. There’s always some reason why you might right shitty music, for a lack of a better term. The older I get, I do exactly what I want. And I write songs the way I want to. I think that will translate and connect with people more anyway.”

You can read a full interview with Marsala here and stream the full record here.

Wolves is the band’s first album since 2010’s Constant – the band’s first album coming off of their hiatus.



Story Of The Year stream new track “Miracle”

Story Of The Year are streaming “Miracle”, a track from their upcoming album “Wolves”, out on December 8th. The album is being released as a result of the band’s PledgeMusic campaign, which is still active.

You can have a listen to the track below.



Story of the Year announce Australian ‘Page Avenue’ tour

Story of the Year have announced a short run of dates through Australia as a continued celebration of the 10 year anniversary of their 2003 album, Page Avenue.

You can check out the dates below.

Story of the Year released an acoustic album, Ten Years and Counting on October 8, 2013.



Story of the Year announce plans to start working on new album

Story Of The Year, fresh off of headlining the “Scream It Like You Mean It” tour, have announced plans to start working on a new album. Frontman Dan Marsala recently did an interview where he addressed the band’s plans following their two-year hiatus and the acoustic release of “Page Avenue: Ten Years and Counting,” which came out in October. Check out some of his comments below and read the full interview here.



Video: Story Of The Year perform acoustic version of “Until The Day I Die” at The Crofoot

Story Of The Year performed an acoustic version of their song “Until The Day I Die” at The Crofoot in Pontiac, MI on this year’s Scream It Like You Mean It tour.

You can watch the performance here.

The band last released their acoustic album”Ten Years And Counting” on October 8, 2013.



Story Of The Year stream acoustic version of “And the Hero Will Drown”

Story Of The Year have released a free acoustic stream of “And the Hero Will Drown”  from their upcoming acoustic album titled Ten Years And Counting.

You can check out the song here. The full album will be released digitally on October 8th.

That’s the same date Story Of The Year kick off a headlining run on the “Scream It Like You Mean It” North American tour with Hawthorne HeightsSet It Off, Capture The Crown, Like Moths To Flames, I Am King, and Silverstein. Check out the dateshere.



Story Of The Year stream acoustic version of “Anthem of Our Dying Day”

Story Of The Year have released a free acoustic stream of fan favorite “Anthem of Our Dying Day”  from their upcoming acoustic album titled Ten Years And Counting.

You can check out the song “Anthem of Our Dying Day” here. The full album will be released digitally on October 8th.

That’s the same date Story Of The Year kick off a headlining run on the “Scream It Like You Mean It” North American tour with Hawthorne HeightsSet It Off, Capture The Crown, Like Moths To Flames, I Am King, and Silverstein. Check out the dateshere.



Story Of The Year to release acoustic album – “Ten Years And Counting”

To celebrate 10 years since the recording of Page Avenue, Story Of The Year next month will release an acoustic album titled Ten Years And Counting.

The album features acoustic versions of some of the band’s most popular songs, including “Anthem Of Our Dying Day” and “Until The Day I Die”.

The band describes Ten Years And Counting as much more than a typical acoustic record, including “scores of different instruments and sounds.”

Check out a sample of the album right here. The full album will be released digitally on October 8th.

That’s the same date Story Of The Year kick off a headlining run on the “Scream It Like You Mean It” North American tour with Hawthorne Heights, Set It Off, Capture The Crown, Like Moths To Flames, I Am King, and Silverstein. Check out the dates here.



Lineup announced for SOUTH BY SO WHAT?! Festival (Gwar, Finch and more)

Big news coming out of the SOUTH BY SO WHAT?! Festival camp.

The fall edition of this year’s edition of SBSW?! takes place in Grand Prairie, Texas, on October 25 and 26th. Headlining the first day will be the likes of GWAR and Finch, the latter of whom are wrapping up their “What It Is To Burn” tenth anniversary tour.

Day two is headlined by the likes of Sleeping With Sirens. Joining the above-listed bands over the two-day festival are myriad bands, including Story Of The Year, Miss May I, Memphis May Fire, Dance Gavin Dance and Goatwhore. Click here for more information.



DS Show Review: Warped Tour 2013 – Uniondale, New York

I’ve been following this festival for six years now. I still don’t think that I will ever see a year top the first (the last truly punk lineup that the tour featured,) but it’s a nice day out in the summertime; an excuse to run around almost naked all day and watch some cool bands jam while people toss you about.

With any festival, no matter how long it’s been running, there are going to be issues which never seem to get resolved: artists who fail to turn up, random set adjustments, weather shutdowns, fights, dirt, sweat on your clothes which doesn’t belong to you, etc.

I know my way around the Coliseum well enough by now, but this year, security refused to allow us to take our usual route to the press tent. As luck would have it, the person that I wound up asking for alternate directions turned out to be Kevin Lyman. Whether or not this was a positive or negative omen remains to be seen.

With two hours to kill and our mission of bringing vegan-friendly noshes to our trooper of a friend holding down the fort in the Action For Animals booth (Long Island has been very slow in warming up to offering such dalliances, it’s true, but I was surprised to learn that a tour whose program features a prominent vegetarian article every year has yet to make the concession) Justine and I parked ourselves on the grass to await our interview subjects, both of whom would spectacularly fail to turn up (I would also like to take issue with this recent “pre-approval only” situation that has cropped up like a mushroom patch. It’s Warped – isn’t the entire point to make yourself more accessible? Not that anyone received their press approvals in nearly enough time to line up such a thing with multiple bands’ busy publicity agents, but I digress…)

The first set of the day was Motion City Soundtrack, a band that I was really looking forward to catching live as my son just raves about them. As we approached the Kia Forte Stage, I heard strains of “LG Faud” and, already late, we hurried over as quickly as we could. We missed photo pit, but were able to get off a few decent shots from the crowd. The band sounded flawless and I was impressed with the amount of huge guys surfing as they sung along to their set. I sang along too, grateful to Damie for teaching me the lyrics to their more well-known jams. I was a bit disappointed to note that Justin wasn’t quite as awkward as Damie had promised me, though. He seemed pretty confident up there, and deservedly so. It was a nice way to start the day, and we got to continue it with a live chat, with the very sweet bassist Matt Taylor and new drummer Claudio Rivera (to be posted shortly).

Next up was Story of the Year (formerly known as Big Blue Monkey,) who I think I’ve been trying to catch live for about six years, so I was super excited for their set. We actually made it to the press pit in time for their third song, “The Antidote,” but were stopped short at the entrance to the Tilly Stage by a female security guard who refused to explain her denial even as we flashed her our wrists. In fact, she behaved rather like a schoolyard goon, mimicking me “Why? Why?” in a whiny voice. I backed all the way into the pit where my friends Jen and Ashley were and they asked me what happened, so I explained that we were banned from taking photos.

Overhearing this, she ordered me completely out of the pit. When I wouldn’t go, she began – I am not even exaggerating – pushing her chest up against mine as if we were about to wrestle. When her manager rushed over, she pinned the aggressive behavior on me. Now, everyone that knows me knows that I don’t back down from fights, but they also know that I try not to mess with security. As this woman’s coworker regarded me with what appeared to be veiled sympathy , their manager, attempting to minimize damage, let me off the hook with a warning – how nice of him. Everyone else that we dealt with that day was super nice though.

When I was finally able to actually enjoy SOTY’s set, they looked and sounded great – Dan completely engaging the crowd the entire time. Having only gotten a few songs in, I would really love to catch them on one of their own gigs, if they ever play here again – hopefully sans the Neanderthal security detail. The crowd was mad into it, screaming along at a deafening level. I feel badly that they wound up on the shitty stage and got shafted on their review – I owe you guys one!

Justine and I decided to eat the sandwiches that we’d bought (yes, you can sneak food in, you just have to hide it well) and glom some free water off Amanda while waiting for The Used’s set to begin. This time, we made sure to arrive at the photo pit early. Luckily, the Kia Forte security detail was much friendlier and let everyone in during setup, which is how it’s normally done.

The Used’s stage inexplicably filled with colorfully ski-masked people who faced us silently for a couple of minutes. Then the band extricated itself one by one and began their set with their masks still on. Odd, but they were killing it. Bert made full use of the catwalk constructed out of monitors and plastic, revealing a red fauxhawk as the masks were tossed aside. It was a short but sweet set, packed with singalong classics and one single from their killer new EP, “Ocean of the Sky.” By the time they had wrapped up, the entire crowd was buzzing with the exciting news that the band will play this year’s Taste of Chaos. They tossed a bunch of prizes into the air and left to raucous cheers. They fucking killed it; it was definitely a triumphant return to the festival for them.

We caught a few songs by Beebs and Her Moneymakers, who we had seen by the press tent earlier. They’re a jazz-infused funk band – quite a departure for Warped, but they sure are interesting.

Justine really wanted to crowdsurf for Bring Me The Horizon – a band that I have a hot and cold relationship with. She threw her stuff at me and dove into the pit, never to be seen or heard from again (seriously, if you find her, will you please let her know that the show wrapped up a week ago? Thanks.) I actually found Oli (who doesn’t have the greatest reputation) rather charming. The band knows their way around a Warped stage for sure, and the crowd ate up everything they did. The songs were actually pretty catchy, and I was overall pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed their set.

By the end of that, I too was dying to surf. On a whim, Justine dragged me into the Blessthefall pit (I gaped at her – Blessthefall, really? “I loved them when I was 12!” she maintained helpfully.) Their set was better than I remembered it being at Taste of Chaos in 2008, and the crowd contained plenty of dudes large enough to toss chicks onto their shoulders upon request, so about halfway through after a friendly exchange with a dude who apologized profusely for trodding on my sandal-clad feet, I figured I was in and asked him to push me up. I was coasting well enough for a few rows before someone just sent me sailing over the crowd and directly into the arms of security, who chuckled “Whoa!” as he set me gently back down on the ground as the front row scrambled to hand me back my dropped phone. It was pretty rad, not gonna lie.

We had also seen the band Crossfaith posing for photos in the press tent, and J was curious about them because she had a friend who never shut up about them. I have to be honest, they were the performance of the night. Relegated to the Ernie Ball Stage, which is practically outside the event, this band tore shit the fuck up. They had a circle pit going and everything. I was totally bummed that we weren’t able to get any closer. I highly recommend seeing them if they come to your town. Here is their setlist. As we watched, the big floppy hat that J and I had spotted before us turned and we were greeted enthusiastically greeted by my other friend Jen. We traded pleasantries about the band we were watching and snapped a photo before she headed home. We went to grab Amanda, pack up and do the same as Crossfaith ended their set triumphantly.

We wound up consuming an entire box of spaghetti as Amanda told us all about life as a Warped Tour retailer (the sucky part, she said, is the lack of water pressure in the showers, adequate sleep or nutrition, and the inability to leave the tent, but the good part is finding opportunities to befriend others working behind the scenes or sometimes, the artist themselves.)

Overall, a good day even if I am supposedly way too long in the tooth to have any right to enjoy such a thing.



Story Of The Year to headline “Scream It Like You Mean It” North American tour

Story of the Year, who reunited back in March, have announced they will be headlining this year’s “Scream It Like You Mean It” North American tour, which kicks off in early October.

You can check out a full list of dates and locations on the tour right here.

Story of the Year last released, The Constant, back in February 2010 on Epitaph Records. They have a new album in the works as well as an entire acoustic version of Page Avenue. No release date has been set for these releases.



Story of the Year to play this year’s Warped Tour

Story of the Year, who announced a reunion last Friday, are going to be on select Warped Tour dates for the beginning of their reunion tour, which will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their classic debut album Page Avenue. All the dates can be found here.

Story of the Year last released, The Constant, back in February 2010 on Epitaph Records. They have a new album in the works as well as an entire acoustic version of Page Avenue. No release date has been set for these releases.



Story of the Year end hiatus, announce plans for 10th anniversary of “Page Avenue”

Story of the Year have announced that they have ended their hiatus and will tour later this year to commemorate the 10th anniversary of their classic 2003 debut album Page Avenue. They also plan to release an entire acoustic version of that album as well as a new full-length. The band writes:

“So…it’s been a while, huh? After almost three years of dicking around, changing tires, and pursuing other artistic endeavors, we are absolutely ecstatic to announce that WE’RE BACK. And it just so happens that this reunion falls in line with an important milestone in our careers.On September 16, 2003, we released our debut album, Page Avenue. It was an album that changed our lives; an album that kickstarted a decade of making music, traveling, and most importantly, sharing our music with countless people all around the world. The constant through all these years has been you, the fans. So for all of the years of support, we have decided to give something back.

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the album, we will be embarking on a PAGE AVENUE WORLD TOUR. We’ll be playing the album front to back, in its entirety, in addition to some other fan favorites, and a few surprises. It’s going to be tight as fuck. It is our goal to take this 10th anniversary tour not only around the USA, but to as many countries as we can, for as many Story of the Year fans as possible. This is our way of saying thank you for 10 years of unforgettable memories and experiences.

In conjunction with the tour, we will be releasing “PAGE AVENUE: 10 Years and Counting”, a full acoustic re-imagining of Page Avenue. It’s borderline inappropriate to call it an acoustic record, because it’s so much more than that. We recorded the album with acoustic guitars, pianos, crazy big drums and really cool, artistic programming and arrangements. It’s a really cool take on these songs that mean so much to us. We will have release dates for the album soon.

We’re stoked to inform you that we will be announcing the first round of tour dates tonight at 8pm PST!

And finally, we just might have to make you a brand new SOTY record after all of this awesomeness.

We are absolutely stoked. STAY TUNED, as we will announce dates for the 10TH ANNIVERSARY PAGE AVENUE TOUR soon, as well as other awesomeness in the works.

Visit our new website at www.storyoftheyear.net for additional information.

Sincerely,
Dan, Phil, Josh, Ryan, and Adam”

The band released their latest album The Constant back in February 2010 on Epitaph Records.



Story of the Year frontman working with Australian band

According to Kill Your StereoStory of the Year frontman Dan Marsala is working with an unidentified Australian band on an upcoming release. No further more information in regards to the band has been given, but we can expect something to come out early next year.

In other news, Marsala stated that Story of the Year will return after their break next year.

Story of the Year, who released their last studio album The Constant back in February 2010 on Epitaph Records, recently announced that they have been contemplating on celebrating the 10th anniversary of their 2003 classic debut Page Avenue.



Story of the Year planning 10th anniversary of “Page Avenue”?

In a recent interview, Story of the Year bassist Adam Russell hinted that the band will do something special next year to commemorate the tenth anniversary of their now-classic debut album Page Avenue, which came out back in 2003. He also talked about the upcoming documentary Who Killed (Or Saved!) The Music Industry, the internet, music-related topics (including Spotify) and the possibility of new music from Story of the Year, who are currently on hiatus.

You can listen to the 17-minute clip of the interview here.

The band released their latest album The Constant back in February 2010 on Epitaph Records.