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Story of the Year Premieres Music Video “Praying For Rain”

Story of the Year is thrilled to premiere the music video for “Praying For Rain” exclusively with Alternative Press. “Praying for Rain” is a track from their recently released and critically acclaimed album Wolves, which took over the #1 spot on the iTunes’ Alternative charts along with a prominent feature in Spotify’s New Rock Releases. The praise continued from outlets like BillboardNylonFuseAXS and Alternative Press. Produced by Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, New Found Glory, Acceptance) and mixed by Tom Lord-Alge & J Hall, Wolves is available on SpotifyApple MusiciTunes and Pledge Music.

Watch the video premiere here:

Guitarist Ryan Phillips created the video, along with every other visual content from the start of Story of the Year’s return last year. This is just the start of how involved in this entire project the band has been. With essential freedom in the creation of this record, the band poured out their honest emotions into every track, wearing their hearts on their sleeves. On the production side, this is the band’s first album that was recorded in pieces, in separate locations without a timeline requiring them to settle on decisions quickly. Wolves is full of depth as the band continues down a supercharged anthemic road of alternative rock/hard rock songs while remaining consistent to their classic Story of the Year soaring sound.

Story of the Year are celebrating the release of Wolves with special album release shows, including the recently announced New York City appearance at Gramercy Theatre on March 16th. This will be Story of the Year’s first show back in the Big Apple since their last sold-out appearance in 2013. Earlier this month, the band held album release shows in in Chicago and St. Louis and both sold out, so be sure to get your tickets early. For more details on these special shows, please head to https://www.facebook.com/storyoftheyear.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.storyoftheyear.net/
https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/storyoftheyear
https://www.facebook.com/storyoftheyear
https://twitter.com/storyoftheyear
https://www.instagram.com/storyoftheyearband/

Story of the Year Premieres Official Music Video For ‘Bang Bang’

From Acclaimed Album Wolves, Available Everywhere Now

Last week, Story of the Year premiered the official music video for “Bang Bang.” This DIY video was filmed, directed and edited by Guitarist Ryan Phillips. “Bang Bang” was the first single from their recently released and critically acclaimed album Wolves, which took over the #1 spot on the iTunes’ Alternative charts along with a prominent feature in Spotify’s New Rock Releases. Produced by Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, New Found Glory, Acceptance)and mixed by Tom Lord-Alge & J Hall, Wolves is available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and Pledge Music.

On the video, Phillips shared “Our live shows have always been our calling card, sort of what we’re known for. The synthesis of the Bang Bang video essentially revolved around tapping into that live energy in a visually appealing and mysterious way, capturing a raw, guttural performance. Something to remind people that we’re back and rock harder than ever! This video was completely DIY – us hiring our friends, pooling our resources, and going out in the woods and being creative.”

In celebration of their recent release, Story of the Year will be hosting Album Release Parties in Chicago and St Louis early next year. Fans will get to hear some of these new tracks live for the first time along with their favorite hit songs they have been singing along to for the past 17 years to hit songs like “Until The Day I Die,” “Anthem of our Dying Day,” “Take Me Back,” “Wake Up” and more. For more details on these special shows and for news about future dates in 2018, please head to http://www.storyoftheyear.net/. For an in-depth interview on each track from singer Dan Marsala, fans can head over to Fuse, who called Wolves “their [Story of the Year’s] most personal record thus far.”

For more information, please visit:

http://www.storyoftheyear.net/
https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/storyoftheyear
https://www.facebook.com/storyoftheyear
https://twitter.com/storyoftheyear
https://www.instagram.com/storyoftheyearband/

Story of the Year Streams New Album ‘Wolves’ On Fuse

Story of the Year
Streams New Album
Wolves
In Its Entirety, On Fuse Now

Full Track Breakdown By Singer Dan Marsala

“Their most personal record thus far” – Fuse

On All Digital Platforms Friday, December 8th

Story of the Year are currently streaming their upcoming album Wolves in full on Fuse. Fans can also check out an exclusive track-by-track breakdown and in depth interview about the album Fuse said is “their most personal record thus far” with singer Dan Marsala right here: http://on.fuse.tv/2iWcsEv. Or, stream below.

Produced by Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, New Found Glory, Acceptance) and mixed by Tom Lord-Alge & J Hall, their first full-length album since 2010 is a testament of how inspired and committed they are to making their best record yet. Wolves is available right now via Pledge Music and this is the album Story of the Year fans have been waiting for.

Story of the Year fans have been singing along for the past 17 years to hit songs like “Until The Day I Die,” “Anthem of our Dying Day,” “Take Me Back,” “Wake Up” and more. On the recently released single “I Swear I’m Okay,” Billboard shared it “sports the same adrenalized hooks that fans have come to expect from Story of the Year, deftly blending clean vocals and cathartic screams in the song’s climactic final chorus. But the band also expands their sonic palette with vintage synthesizers and electric drums, successfully transitioning the sound and fury of their past into the modern alternative rock arena.” Complementing this praise, Alternative Press premiered the track “Bang Bang,” calling it a “sure-fire crowd-pleaser” and continued on by saying “it’s the perfect way of reminding fans why they fell in love with the band in the first place.”

Wolves Track Listing

Wolves
How Can We Go On
Bang Bang
Youth
I Swear I’m Okay
Miracle
Can Anybody Hear Me?
A Part of Me
Give Up My Heart
The Eternal Battle For Mike Cronin’s Soul (To Be Alive Again)
My Home
Goodnight, My Love
Like Ghosts
Praying for Rain

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Story of the Year New Song “I Swear I’m Okay” Out Now

From Upcoming Album
Wolves
Out December 8, 2017

“Successfully transitioning the sound and fury of their past into the modern alternative rock arena.” – Billboard

Story of the Year is giving fans another dose of new music with “I Swear I’m Okay.” The track mixes the catchy lyrics and hooks that fans have come to expect from Story of the Year with the addition of 80’s synth that blend together seamlessly for a truly special track.

Singer Dan Marsala shares “There’s definitely something special about ‘I Swear I’m Okay’. As soon as Ryan sent the demo over, ideas just started pouring out. I sat down to record some vocal ideas and the first thing that came out of my mouth was the line, ‘I Swear I’m Okay.’ It’s something that people say, to hide the fact that things aren’t truly okay. A mask that you wear when you don’t want to be honest with others or yourself. This song means that and so much more to me and it’s one of my proudest moments on the record.”

Fans can check out the track, below:

On the track, Billboard shares “‘I Swear I’m Okay’ sports the same adrenalized hooks that fans have come to expect from Story of the Year, deftly blending clean vocals and cathartic screams in the song’s climactic final chorus. But the band also expands their sonic palette with vintage synthesizers and electric drums, successfully transitioning the sound and fury of their past into the modern alternative rock arena.”

The single comes from upcoming album Wolves, due out December 8th, 2017. Produced by Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, New Found Glory, Acceptance) and mixed by Tom Lord-Alge & J Hall, their first full-length album since 2010 is a testament of how inspired and committed they are to making their best record yet. The upcoming album is full of depth as the band continues down a supercharged anthemic road of alternative rock/hard rock songs while remaining consistent to their classic Story of the Year soaring sound. Wolves is available for pre-order via Pledge Music now.

Recently, Story of the Year premiered “Bang Bang” with Alternative Press, who called the track a “sure-fire crowd-pleaser,” and continued on by saying, “It’s the perfect way of reminding fans why they fell in love with the band in the first place.”

Story of the Year fans have been singing along for the past 17 years to hit songs like “Until The Day I Die,” “Anthem of our Dying Day,” “Take Me Back,” “Wake Up” and more. The album pre-order and other exclusive early access to behind the scenes videos, upcoming singles and more can be found here: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/storyoftheyear.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.storyoftheyear.net/
https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/storyoftheyear
https://www.facebook.com/storyoftheyear
https://twitter.com/storyoftheyear
https://www.instagram.com/storyoftheyearband/

Story of the Year Announces First Album in 7 Years, ‘Wolves’

Wolves Out December 8, 2017

Stream New Single “Bang Bang” Now

Story of the Year has announced they will be releasing their first full-length album since 2010, Wolves, on December 8th, 2017. Produced by Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, New Found Glory, Acceptance)and mixed by Tom Lord-Alge & J Hall, this 6th studio album is a testament of how inspired and committed they are to making their best record yet.

Wolves is available for pre-order via Pledge Music now, with public pre-orders available next Friday, November 3rd.

Along with this announcement, the band has released their first song, “Bang Bang.” AltPress.com calls the track a “sure-fire crowd-pleaser” and continued on by saying “it’s the perfect way of reminding fans why they fell in love with the band in the first place.”

Stream “Bang Bang” by Story of the Year below:

Wolves is full of depth as the band continues down a supercharged anthemic road of alternative rock/hard rock songs while remaining consistent to their classic Story of the Year soaring sound. “This album is us breaking through any rules or creative parameters we may have set for ourselves in the past. These are the most organic, honest, naturally flowing songs we’ve had in years, maybe ever.” Lead Singer Dan Marsala continues on saying “It tells a story of growing up, feeling lost, realizing you’re not the person you thought that you would be, fighting for you life, falling in love, learning the importance of family, and all at the same time, being scared to death of how all of that fits together in life. It’s an up and down roller coaster of hope and fear.”

Yesterday, the band released their first behind-the-scenes look to the album in a webisode, which fans can check out below. This is the first of many that will countdown to the album release on December 8th and in classic SOTY form, they are going to be fun.

Story of the Year fans have been singing along for the past 17 years to hit songs like “Until The Day I Die,” “Anthem of our Dying Day,” “Take Me Back,” “Wake Up” and more. The album pre-order and other exclusive early access to behind the scenes videos, upcoming singles and more can be found here: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/storyoftheyear.

Wolves Track Listing:

1. Wolves
2. How Can We Go On
3. Bang Bang
4. Youth
5. I Swear I’m Okay
6. Miracle
7. Can Anybody Hear Me?
8. A Part of Me
9. Give Up My Heart
10. The Eternal Battle For Mike Cronin’s Soul (To Be Alive Again)
11. My Home
12. Goodnight, My Love
13. Like Ghosts
14. Praying for Rain

 

Taste of Chaos – The San Manuel Amphitheater Fairgrounds

Taste of Chaos
The San Manuel Amphitheater Fairgrounds
San Bernardino
Saturday, October 3, 2015

 

Tucked in the hillside of San Bernardino at what was previously Glen Helen was a nonstop day of amplified emotional wreckage. The heavy heat of the day didn’t stop throngs of people from coming out to hear some of their favorites of the alternative/punk-pop scene era. The Taste of Chaos rotating stage kept the music going without a pause, as act after act took turns delivering their best to the excited crowd. This genre has been around for a while now, but it still has many loyal fans. Most of the bands were noticeably moved by this fact and spoke of it on stage.

Like a ‘Warped Tour Lite’, the line-up hosted many bands who have shared the stage together before. Dashboard Confessionals, Finch, Glassjaw, The Movielife and Saves the Day were just a few of the many bands that made the day seem like a nice bit of déjà vu. The fairgrounds filled with bodies was washed over with anthems of loss and misspent youth saturated in a high dose of nostalgia from the bands and audiences alike.

For the most part it was an exceptional day of music. The only questionable segment of the day was the DJ set by Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus. Now, when Hoppus says he wants to perform a DJ set any promoter would of course say yes, but in this particular setting it was kind of a FAIL. The set included several moments of Blink 182 songs merged with some slightly newer power-punk/emo like Panic at the Disco. Hoppus threw in tracks like Jay-Z’s “99 Problems”, “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman” from Frozen, “Turn Down for What?” and some ‘countrified’ hoedown cover of a Blink 182 song. Even though the crowd made the most of it singing and dancing along, many looked at it as a break.

As the sun subsided and the heat broke the intensity level went sky high. Multiple fairground dramas played out; the usual scraps between audience members, panicked participants crushed under the weight of the fans, puking, fighting, and losing belongings including prescription glasses (seen crushed on the ground).

The feel-good band of the day was undoubtedly Jimmy Eat World. They had the audience in the palm of their hands with recognizable songs like “Bleed American” and “The Authority Song”, ending with “Sweetness” and “The Middle” had the fairground area in unison as their personal choir.

Thrice and the headlining band The Used brought the real ‘chaos’ of the day, setting the stage and the fans on fire. With searing dynamic songs like “Under a Killing Moon” and the soul-draining “Firebreather”, Thrice brought the audience to a boil. The Used then brought the close of the night to a new level as singer Bert McCracken fronted the band decked out as one of Anthony Burgess’s Droogs from “A Clockwork Orange” while singing songs like the psychotic circus-like “The Bird and The Worm”, and the raw and volatile “Blood on My Hands”. Needless to say, the tightly-packed crowd was singing along to every song.

Check out the photo galleries from the show

ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS
DASHBOARD CONFESSIONALS
GLASSJAW
JIMMY EAT WORLD
MARK HOPPUS
SAVES THE DAY
STORY OF THE YEAR
THE MOVIELIFE
THE USED
THRICE

Also and interview with FINCH

www.tasteofchaos.com

Story of the Year – Gallery from Taste of Chaos

Story of the Year
Taste of Chaos
The San Manuel Amphitheater Fairgrounds
San Bernardino
Saturday, October 3, 2015

 

Enjoy the images and Read the Taste of Chaos show review here.

STORY OF THE YEAR OFFICIAL LINKS:

Check out the other photo galleries from the show

ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS
DASHBOARD CONFESSIONALS
GLASSJAW
JIMMY EAT WORLD
MARK HOPPUS
SAVES THE DAY
THE MOVIELIFE
THE USED
THRICE

Also and interview with FINCH

www.tasteofchaos.com