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All Time Low have officially (more like finally) announced their debut album, Last Young Renegade. Yes, we said debut – as in their first album being released on Fueled by Ramen instead of Hopeless Records.

The album was announced through a poetic post on Instagram, hinting at themes of total self-rediscovery and realization by singer Alex Gaskarth himself. There are also hints at Stranger Things influenced music (which we are totally here for), as well as paying homage to the late Prince, Bowie and George Michael on the record.

Who is the Last Young Renegade? After all this time writing music, playing in a band- checking moment after moment off the bucket list- collecting mistakes, making memories, I wondered what it might be like to write about myself if I wasn’t the one standing in my shoes. Who am I from the other side of the mirror? I tried to change perspective in my approach to writing and center in on all of the different versions of me that other people might have met over the years, through the ups and the downs, in the public eye and behind closed doors. Would I like this person? Do I like this person? Do I even recognize this person anymore? I realized that there’s a lot more to me than I’m usually ready to acknowledge, both good and bad. In that realization, I noticed a common thread. We are who we are, even when we try our hardest not to be. It’s a challenge to accept it sometimes. I gave those other sides of me a persona, and a name– then came the stories like a flood. It was a way for me to confront demons without having to sit at the dinner table with them. That’s the journey on this record: a story of self-realization. Of growing into your own skin through the eyes of someone watching it all unfold on the big screen, wearing a ‘Frankie Says Relax’ t-shirt. Like watching an old familiar movie, but suddenly you’re Marty McFly. We tried a lot of new things on this album, all within the context of what we love so much about All Time Low– There’s no denying that we were binge watching Stranger Things at the time, while also reflecting on the loss of some of our favorite musicians; Prince, Bowie, George Michael… I think the influence comes through in the best ways. We all felt pulled to exciting and different places as we searched for inspiration, approaching something that’s become so familiar to us from a new direction. I truly hope everyone listening enjoys this record as much as I do. It’s been an amazing journey. The album comes out June 2nd and will be available for pre-order on Friday, Feb 24th. We’ll also be posting some pre-order merch bundles, so stay tuned. Pre-order options will be up on alltimelow.com. xo Alex

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Digital pre-orders go live on February 24 at 12 a.m. (yes, tonight!) and webstore-exclusive physical bundles will be live at 12 pm (local time) as well.

All this and more can be found on their website, as well their newly released single, “Dirty Laundry”, which we reviewed here.

Also, real quick, can we talk about how awesome it is that they have Tegan and Sara on a track? Peep the tracklist below.

1. Last Young Renegade
2. Drugs & Candy
3. Dirty Laundry
4. Good Times
5. Nice2KnoU
6. Life of the Party
7. Nightmares
8. Dark Side of Your Room
9. Ground Control (feat. Tegan and Sara)
10. Afterglow

Will you be picking up a preorder?

We have our eyes on that red vinyl. Join the conversation, tweet us!

 

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Having lost both Warped Tour and Riot Fest, Ontario seemed like a desolate place for music festivals, but Wayhome is here to save the day (or rather, summer).

Wayhome Music & Arts Festival just announced their 2017 lineup and there are some pretty big names on the bill. Imagine Dragons, Solange and Frank Ocean are just a few of the heavy hitters playing Oro-Medonte this summer.

The massive weekend festival takes place at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds and goes on July 28th-30th.

Schoolboy Q, Tegan and Sara, Dashboard Confessional (!!!) and Royal Blood are just a taste of what’s to come this summer.

Passes go on-sale February 17 at 10 AM EST on Wayhome’s website.

See the entire lineup below!

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Who are you most excited to see?

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Following yesterday’s Juno Award nominations, pop-duo Tegan and Sara aren’t too pleased with the lack of female nominees.

While Tegan and Sara are nominated for three awards (Group of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Pop Album of the Year for their album Love You to Death), they were quick to take note of the lack of female representation among the nominees.

The sisters posted a statement to their social pages thanking the Canadian Academy of Recordings Arts and Sciences (CARAS) for the nominations, but didn’t hold back regarding the lack of gender diversity among the nominees. “In 8 categories no women were recognized at all, and in over 12 additional categories, only 1 in 5 of the nominees included a woman.”

They noted specific categories like production and engineering were the most male-dominated among nominees, saying it was “discouraging” not to see a single woman represented.

They mention that steps should be taken in order for the industry to move forward and fix these sort of issues. “The demographic breakdown of Juno nominations reflects the structural confines of our society and industry,” they wrote. “We must do better as it sends an outdated message to the next generation about whose art and voice and message is valuable.”

The duo ended the post on a hopeful note. “We write this message today in the hopes that we can all work towards balancing the scales for women, people of colour, and LGBTQIIA artists and bands in our country in the years to come.”

You can read their full post here.

Do you agree with Tegan and Sara’s stance on this issue? Let us know your thoughts!

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