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New Song: The Academy Is… – “Chicago”

The Academy Is… played a new song called “Chicago” at an acoustic set in their hometown of, you guessed it, Chicago Illinois. You can watch that video right here.

The Academy Is… released their last record “Lost in Pacific Time” on Fueled By Ramen records.



Photo Album: Go inside Fueled By Ramen’s 15th birthday bash

Bummed that you couldn’t make your way to NYC for Fueled By Ramen‘s 15th birthday party last weekend? This should help a little…

Spin Magazine was lucky enough to be in attendance both nights, and the photographed performances by the likes of Paramore, Cobra Starship, The Swellers, VersaEmerge and more.

While they were at it, the folks at spin caught up with label co-founder Jim Janick (the other co-founder, Less Than Jake‘s Vinnie Fiorello, left FBR five years ago) to get his thoughts on each band on the label. Interesting insight; click here to check it out.



Video: “Gods & Mars” acoustic cover by The Academy Is frontman William Beckett in honor of Fueled By Ramen’s 15th Anniversary

If you may not know, Fueled By Ramen Records will soon be celebrating it’s 15th year of existence. I remember when they were thiiiiis tall! My, how they have grown. William Beckett (of The Academy Is…) will be releasing five videos of acoustic versions of his favorite songs from Fueled By Ramen artists to commemorate this joyous occasion. His first cover is of Days Aways‘ “Gods & Mars”, which originally appeared on the band’s 2003 EP L.S.D.E.P. Check out Beckett’s cover here.

Four more videos are in the works, so be sure to keep checking back on Dying Scene.

Fueled By Ramen will be holding two 15th Anniversary show in NYC on September 5th and 7th.



The Academy Is… added to Fueled By Ramen 15th anniversary show, performing “Almost Here” in it’s entirety

The Academy Is… have just announced they will be performing the Fueled by Ramen 15th anniversary concert series in NYC. The band will be playing the September 9th date alongside Cobra Starship.

The band also announced they will be performing their Fueled by Ramen debut album “Almost Here” in it’s entirety.

More bands will be announced in the coming weeks. The shows are September 7-9 at New York’s Terminal 5. We’ll keep you posted on additional details, or you can look at the official site.



William Beckett (The Academy Is…) covers “Jesus, Etc.” by Wilco

William Beckett, frontman for Chicago emo outfit The Academy Is… recently posted a video of himself covering “Jesus, Etc.” by Wilco. You can watch it right here.

The Academy Is… last released “Lost In Pacific Time” via Fueled By Ramen in 2009.



William Beckett (The Academy Is…) covers “Remember to Breathe” by Dashboard Confessional

William Beckett, frontman for Chicago emo outfit The Academy Is… recently posted a video of himself performing “Remember to Breathe” by Dashboard Confessional. Beckett, who is working on his “Under the Covers” project had this to say about the song:


When I was 16 I heard Swiss Army Romance for the first time at my friend Zac Todosiavich’s house. IMMEDIATELY I was hooked harder than an angler at a Bass Pro Shop. That year I quit baseball, bought an acoustic guitar, learned how to tune it to open D and starting writing songs. I ended up wearing my baseball socks to class with Dashboard lyrics on them. “So kiss me hard, cuz this will be the last time that I let you” I believe it was. Yes, I was THAT kid. All my old baseball friends hated me, and I was a boy on an island. I regret nothing. I’m surprised I didn’t get an “Ender Will Save Us All” tattoo…

So here’s an ode to my roots; another inspiration that led me to do what I do.

Enjoy the hell out of your weekend!

You can watch the video here. The Academy Is… last released “Lost In Pacific Time” via Fueled By Ramen in 2009.



The Academy Is… frontman speaks out about recent lineup changes

By now I’m sure you’ve all heard about the recent departure of The Academy Is… drummer Andy Mrotek and guitarist Michael Guy Chislett. But to frontman William Beckett, there’s no hard feelings. In a recent interview, Beckett talks about the recent departures, the band’s plan for their latest album and more. Check it out here.

The Academy Is… last released “Lost In Pacific Time” via Fueled By Ramen in 2009. The band is currently working on a new album.



The Academy Is… covers The Smiths’ song “Ask”

William Beckett, frontman for Chicago emo outfit The Academy Is… has posted a video of his take on “Ask,” which was origianlly performed by The Smiths. You can check out the video here.

Despite losing two band members, the band are reportedly hard at work on their next album. The Academy Is… last released “Lost In Pacific Time” via Fueled By Ramen in 2009.



The Academy Is…short two members

Alright kids, get your tissues ready. Today is a sad day for the emos. Chicago emo band The Academy Is… has just announced percussionist Andy Mrotek and guitarist Michael Guy Chislett will be leaving the band to pursue their own careers. Hold the tears guys, be strong!

The Academy Is… will forge on sans these two, and has plans to record a new album. Keep checking back for updates.

Head here to read the entire post regarding the departure of Andy and Michael.



The Academy Is working on new material

It looks like emo rockers The Academy Is… may be working on a new record. Singer William Beckett Tweeted, “Been working on the album with @shitcardensays. Dangerously excited. Good to be back on the social network.”

A new album would be their first full-length since 2008’s Fast Times At Barrington High. They released an EP, Lost in Pacific Time, in 2009.

If we hear any more details we’ll keep you posted.



The Academy Is announces tour dates supporting KISS

Here’s a little bit of strange news.  Emo rockers The Academy Is just announced the dates to their upcoming tour supporting rock legends KISS. The band assured fans that the tour will in no way change the creative direction or release of their new album. The band also stated  “We recognize that this tour may seem larger than life, so we plan on booking some other shows for the off days on the tour”. A list of shows thus far can be found here.

The Academy Is’ last album Fast Times At Barrington High was released in 2008 on Fueled By Ramen.



Listen to “Sputter” from The Academy Is

fueled-by-ramen-logo20The Academy Is have posted another song from their upcoming EP, “Lost In Pacific Time”. The EP comes out tomorrow, so you don’t have to wait much longer…but in the mean time you can listen to, “Sputter” right here.

Fueled By Ramen released their last album, “Fast Times At Barrington High” in 2008.



Listen to “I’m Yours Tonight” from The Academy Is upcoming EP “Lost In Pacific Time”

fueled-by-ramen-logo20You can get a sneak peek of The Academy Is‘s (Is’s?, Is’? Izzez?) upcoming EP “Lost In Pacific Time” on the band’s MySpace page.  You’ll be able to listen to the track “I’m Yours Tonight” from the EP, which is set to release next week (9/21).

Their last album, “Fast Times At Barrington High” was released in 2008 on Fueled By Ramen.



The Academy Is… announces the release of their EP, “Lost In Pacific Time” next week

fueled-by-ramen-logo20The Academy Is… just announced that their EP, “Lost In Pacific Time” will be out next Tuesday. It will be available mainly digitally but there are a few CD’s for those of you who like to collect the real thing. Check out the Dying Scene Shows page because they are very excited to be promoting their album on tour this fall.

Their last album, “Fast Times At Barrington High” was released in 2008 on Fueled By Ramen.



The Academy Is.. joins AP’s Fall Ball tour

fueled-by-ramen-logo10The Academy Is… just announced they will be heading out on The Fall Ball tour presented by Alternative Press. Joining them will be You Me At Six, The Secret Handshake, and Set Your Goals. You can click here to see a video the boys posted to announce this tour.

This is a line-up I don’t want to miss..so I’m sure you feel the same way (…that is if you like emo bands; which I know most of you do whether you admit it or not). The tour dates haven’t been released yet, but check back to the Dying Scene show’s section to find out when this tour is coming your way.

In 2008, The Academy Is… released their latest album, “Fast Times At Barrington High” on Fueled By Ramen.