The Color Morale continue their rise in the scene with a packed stage every night on Warped Tour and will be releasing their new album Desolate Devine on August 19th. I was able to they chat briefly with the band on the APMA red carpet. Lead singer, Garret Rapp helped present the Artist Philanthropic Award, which was given to one of Rapp’s favorite groups, Heartsupport.
This year’s Alternative Press Music Awards were moved to Columbus, Ohio because the Republican National Convention was getting started in Cleveland. Stephan Jenkins, lead singer of Third Eye Blind, played with Mayday Parade and The Maine for the awards show and, well, we’ve all read about the band’s performance the other night. I spoke with Stephan on the red carpet at the APMAs and he talked about the band putting a new EP in the next few weeks and their plans for the rest of the year.
Issues have only been together for about four years but their members are well versed in the Warped Tour scene. In my video interview lead singer Tyler Carter and company talk about the recent release of their new album Headspace, the art of collaboration, and social media (though Carter may be forgetting to hit “send”).
Less Than Jake are the kings of Warped Tour. They’ve played more days of the tour than any other band ever and in 2014 the band celebrated a full year on the tour — so now they’re in the bonus round. I spoke with the guys about what keeps them going after all these years, and you can find that interview below.
Waterparks are not the average pop-punk band. In fact, I think I’d argue they are on the verge of stardom. Lead singer Awsten Knight landed the cover of Alternative Press Magazine’s Warped Tour issue, and as the band explains in this interview, they have already been stalked by Sleeping With Sirens’ Kellin Quinn — who gave his stamp of approval. You’ll find my full video interview with the band at this year’s Warped Tour below.
Every once in a while a band comes along that refuses to fit into the constraints of one genre, and American Authors are a refreshing reminder of how liberating that can sound. Since tip-toeing onto the scene a few years ago, the band has landed on radio, television, and Warped Tour. Their song “Best Day” is as ubiquitous as the sunshine in the summer, but their new album What We Live For features the new single “Go Big or Go Home,” and is making its way everywhere. I spoke with Zac from the band at this year’s Warped Tour and you’ll find that video interview below.
Every Time I Die have been around for over 15 years now, and they are showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. The band just announced that their eighth studio album, Low Teens, will be out September 23rd on Epitaph Records. I spoke with guitarist Andy Williams at the first stop of the Warped Tour this year and you can find that interview below.
Emarosa will be releasing their new album, 131, on July 8th via Hopeless Records. I feel as though 131 shatters the mold the band previously sat in and stands out as a modern rock masterpiece that delivers hit after hearft-felt hit. I recently had the opportunity to talk with frontman Bradley Walden as the band heads out on Warped Tour. You can find that interview by hitting read more.
Cardiknox are an indie dance-pop act formed of Lonnie Angle and Thomas Dutton (formerly of Forgive Durden). The duo is about to begin their “Make America Dance Again” tour and have played numerous festivals over the past few years. The band talks about their recent release Portrait, collaboration, and getting crowds excited in my interview with them from this year’s Bonnaroo.