Thursday, August 16, 2007

MATT DAREY @ Spundae in SF

After a year of winning over critics and fans alike with their breakout Put Up Or Shut Up EP, as well as their over-the-top, energy-filled live shows (including stellar performances on the Vans Warped Tour and Bamboozle), Baltimore four-piece All Time Low (singer/guitarist Alex Gaskarth, guitarist Jack Barakat, bassist Zack Merrick and drummer Rian Dawson) will release their debut full-length, So Wrong It's Right on September 25th via Hopeless Records. All Time Low's Put Up Or Shut Up EP has sold over 50,000 copies to date, a huge portion of witch is in digital sales, and has been selling between 1,500-2,000 copies a week all summer. The buzz around this band keeps on rising and the dudes of All Time Low are poised to be 2008's next big thing.

Members of the graduating class of 2006 (that's high school), the Maryland boys have two EPs to their credit and tours with Plain White T's, Sugarcult, Cute Is What We Aim For, The Early November, and Motion City Soundtrack under their skinny belts. Heralded by tastemakers such Alternative Press (who called ATL one of "100 Bands You Need To Know" in 2007), (who wrote, "Say hello to your new favorite pop-punk band") and Metal Hammer, All Time Low has been taking the "pop punk" label back and wearing it as a proud badge of honor.

"A lot of bands that start out being called 'pop-punk' either shy away from the term or end up trying to force their sound in a different direction," singer/guitarist Alex Gaskarth explains. "We're proud of who we are, and we're trying to take pop-punk back to where it used to be: a place that's about having fun, being positive and building a community."

Working once again with Producer Matt Squire (Panic! At the Disco, Cute Is What We Aim For) along with longtime collaborator Paul Leavitt (Over It), So Wrong, It's Right is a mature step forward in the "pop punk" field. From the fist-pumping first single "Six Feet Under The Stars" to the SoCal-style punk volley of "This Is How We Do" to the acoustic lament "Remembering Sunday," So Wrong, It's Right manages to get it right every time, and singer Alex Gaskarth emerges as a very compelling storyteller/songwriter.

All Time Low are currently wrapping up their summer long stint on Warped Tour and will follow that up with a string of UK dates with Plain White T's. Upon their return to the US, ATL will be supporting The Starting Line on a run of East Coast dates, after which they will head out as direct support on Boys Like Girls' national fall tour.

Upcoming All Time Low Tour Dates:

Warped Tour:
8-14 St. Louis, MO UMB Bank Pavillion
8-15 Kansas City, KS Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
8-17 Boise, ID Idaho Center
8-18 Seattle, WA The Gorge Ampitheatre
8-19 Portland, OR Columbia Meadows
8-22 Fresno, CA Selland Arena
8-23 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Ampitheatre
8-24 San Diego, CA Coors Ampitheatre
8-25 Los Angeles, CA Home Depot Center

UK Tour w/Plain White T's:
8-27 Liverpool, UK Carling Academy 2
8-28 Glasgow, Scotland King Tut's
8-29 Newcastle, UK Carling Academy 2
8-31 Manchester, UK Academy 3
9-1 Birmingham, UK Carling Academy 2
9-4 Leeds, UK Cockpit
9-5 Portsmouth, UK Wedgewood Rooms
9-6 Reading, UK Fez Club
9-7 London, UK KCLSU

w/The Starting Line:
9-14 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground
9-16 Portland, ME The Station
9-17 Lancaster, PA The Chameleon Club
9-18 Richmond, VA Toads Place

CD Release Show:
9-22 Towson, MD Recher Theatre

In Stores:
9/21/2007 Sound Garden Baltimore, MD
9/25/2007 Eurpac Norfolk, VA (am) & Volume Music (pm)

w/Boys Like Girls
09-29 Worcester, MA DCU Expo Center
09-30 New Haven, CT Toad's Place
10-01 Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
10-02 Baltimore, MD Ram's Head Live
10-03 Norfolk, VA The Norva
10-04 Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues
10-05 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
10-06 Jacksonville Beach, FL Freebird Live
10-07 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution
10-09 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues
10-10 St Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
10-11 Atlanta, GA Roxy Theatre
10-12 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
10-13 Houston, TX Meridian
10-14 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
10-16 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
10-17 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
10-19 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
10-20 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues

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