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Future Teens Explores Trans Identity On “Double Down”


Following the release of mid-Nay’s “Mourning Time,” Future Teens are back with a new single, “Double Down,” featuring a very introspective narrative. Vocalist and guitarist Amy Hoffman says, “I’ve never written songs about my identity before now, despite Future Teens being so integral to me embracing myself as an out, visibly trans man. I grew up in the church in a small city in Missouri where I was ridiculed for not adhering to expectations of girlhood, and other kids’ parents speculated about my gender and sexuality long before I had any idea what those words meant.” Hoffman continues, “I protected… Read more »

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Future Teens Enter “Mourning Time” On New Single


Future Teens are embarking on a journey today, not just with Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties on their UK tour, but also with a new track. The band poured their sorrow into the folk-indie single, “Mourning Time” via Take This To Heart Records. Over acoustic strums, vocalist Daniel Radin soulfully processes his woes. “‘Mourning Time is a grief song. It takes place during the anger stage of grief,” he says. “When I write a song it is to process something. Whether that’s a feeling, an emotion, a thought or an experience. Sometimes I don’t even know exactly what I’m experiencing… Read more »

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All-American Rejects, Hawthorne Heights, More To Headline Is For Lovers Fest


Hawthorne Heights may have dubbed Ohio For Lovers in 2004, but they’ve been spreading the love far and wide ever since. Especially with their annual Is For Lovers Festival each summer! Today, the seven-date festival series has been announced, including stops at Lake Tahoe, CA, Manteo, NC, Los Angeles, CA, Cincinnati, OH, and more. The festival series will include headline performances from The All-American Rejects, Underoath, Motion City Soundtrack, Hawthorne Heights, and Yellowcard. Additionally, fans will get the chance to see Movements, The Starting Line, State Champs, Saosin, Hot Mulligan, and more. “We are happy to be back in 2024,… Read more »

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Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties Issue Somber New Single, “Whiplash”


Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties have unleashed their latest single, “Whiplash,” a somber turning point for the 16-person ensemble’s forthcoming full-length In Lieu Of Flowers. The 11-track record will arrive on April 12 and can be pre-ordered here. Opening through an array of gentle, melancholy instrumentation, Dan Campbell’s (The Wonder Years) vocals pierce through the cacophony of sound. The track lives up to its name, acting as a breaking point for the group’s titular character as he faces his struggles with alcohol, and his developing story arc following the release of the band’s previous release, “Alone At St. Luke’s.”… Read more »

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Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties Are “Alone At St. Luke’s” In New Single


Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties know how to make a comeback. Today, the ensemble has released their third single, “Alone At St. Luke’s” from their upcoming album, In Lieu Of Flowers. The album will arrive on April 12 and continue the narrative story of the evolving, fictional life of Aaron West. Boisterous vocals, glorious trumpets, and tied together with banging drums, the group delivers a song that triumphantly draws a scene of hopeful desperation. Vocalist Dan Campbell explains that this song came from a COVID contraction during the band’s 2022 UK tour. “It became an indelible part of the… Read more »

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Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties Issue Stripped-Down “Paying Bills…”


Following the release of their titular track and the masterful “Paying Bills At The End Of The World,” Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties have issued a stripped-down rendition of their latest offering. Both tracks will appear on the 16-person ensemble’s forthcoming full-length In Lieu Of Flowers. The 11-track album is scheduled to arrive on April 12 and can be pre-ordered here. In the latest stripped-back rendition, vocalist Dan Campbell (The Wonder Years) captures the unfiltered essence and raw intensity of the track against the poignant backdrop of a church. Campbell passionately croons, “I’ve been having that dream where I’m… Read more »

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Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties Reveal “Paying Bills At The End Of The World”


Following the release of the titular track pulled from the forthcoming Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties LP, In Lieu Of Flowers, scheduled to arrive on April 12, the 16-person ensemble has revealed their new single “Paying Bills At The End Of The World.” Stepping into the shoes of Aaron West, a character he has masterfully embodied in the group’s earlier releases, vocalist Dan Campbell (The Wonder Years) seamlessly morphs into the titular persona of the project, skillfully portraying a life outside of his own. In the latest track, Campbell encapsulates the raw desperation of navigating life paycheck to paycheck,… Read more »

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Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties Announce U.S. & UK Tour Dates


Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties are ready to hit the road throughout the U.S. and the UK this spring. Recently, the 16-person ensemble released the title track of their forthcoming record, “In Lieu Of Flowers,” marked by euphoria-inducing horns, eclectic orchestral strings, and even an accordion. The project is headed by The Wonder Years‘ Dan Campbell who portrays the persona of “Aaron West.” The fictional musical narrative is marked with grief, divorce, and death, which has ultimately caused myriad complications. The group’s upcoming album, In Lieu Of Flowers, arrives on April 12 via Hopeless Records. Five years after their… Read more »

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