Throwback Thursday: Farmingdale 2008
For this week's Throwback Thursday, I have added some pictures from the Christma-Hanu-Kwanza Tour which took place in 2008.
Check out the performance of Shameless below.
x18 : Concerts > The Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY
BBC Radio 1: Live Lounge
This morning, All Time Low was back in London to promote their new album Future Hearts on BBC Radio 1. They performed two live songs at the Live Lounge including their single Something's Gotta Give and Sia's Elastic Heart. Watch the two videos below.
The first pictures from this appearance were added to the gallery. I have also posted a few pictures from Twitter.
Behind The Scenes: Missing You and Cinderblock Garden
Entertainment Weekly: Interview with Alex
The website Entertainment Weekly has recently posted an interview they did with Alex, and in which he is talking about the new album Future Hearts and European shows. Read it below.
What’s the story behind the title Future Hearts?
Naming a record is always one of the last things we do—we kind of try to base the name off of what story we’re trying to tell on the record. With Future Hearts, the realization was the record was shaping up to be almost an autobiographical account of our career in a lot of ways. There’s a lot of songs on the record that harken back to the beginnings of our band, the times that we first bought our van and felt like we were kind of escaping Baltimore, getting out on our own, making our own way—the teenage reverie of feeling free. It kind of goes on to talk about all those moments years later that we got that similar feeling of freedom and “future hearts” is the term that we all managed to coin. It happened to be a lyric on one of the songs and we thought it was a really good title, summing up the whole record as far as feeling like we’ve been chasing this dream for our whole lives and living with this idea that we have parts that are bound for the future.
Was the autobiographical aspect something you were hoping to achieve on the album?
At first, I don’t think we knew exactly what the record was going to be about. When we wrote Don’t Panic that was the first time in a long time that we put together a record that from front to back had an overarching theme. I think we learned a lot from that record going into Future Hearts. We wanted to come up with a theme and stick to it and create this kind of dialogue that sort of leads you through as you listen to the whole thing, which is kind of an unheard of thing these days because people just download a song here and there and listen to one track. But we really wanted to make it a point for the fans that are going to invest their time—we wanted to tell them a story.
Aside from telling a story, was there anything you wanted to achieve through this set of songs or lyrics specifically?
I think really just instilling a sense of hope. There’s a lot of people out there that we meet that are feeling lost or out of place or not sure where they’re going next. This record definitely should speak to them. Also, this idea that it’s up to you to clear your own path—that’s kind of what we did and we got really lucky that we’ve had success doing so, and we want to tell people that those things are attainable.
Did anything feel different about this album while you were making it?
We’ve been a band for a long time, but with the last couple of records we became a much more realized version of ourselves. We know exactly how to do All Time Low now. It’s cool making a record with that mindset because you know where you can push the boundaries and you know where you can try to expand yourself, but we also know when something makes us uncomfortable or not quite right—we know when we’re going in the wrong direction, which is awesome for a band to be that self-aware. I certainly feel like with this record, it was right place right time and we were in the right mindset to make this record—it feels very us.
So if it feels very you, do you feel you’ve found your desired sound? Or is there still a style of music you haven’t explored yet that you’re hoping to try?
It kind of feels like we’re just breaking through on Future Hearts, but I do feel like this band has a lot of places to go. We’ve been a band for a long time, but we have no plans to stop. I think the next time we go in to start making music, there’s a very good chance that we’re going to want to push ourselves and keep challenging ourselves. But, without confining ourselves to being a band that puts out the same record over and over again, we still want to make sure that our audience is getting the music that they know and love. We don’t want to throw a curveball and suddenly scare everybody away.
Do you have a favorite song on the record?
I’m still finding out which songs I love the most, but I think “Missing You” has a really cool story on it. That’s a song that kind of wrote itself—it was a weird one. I started writing those lyrics and it just sort of fell into place really quickly. I think that’s got a really cool vibe to it and something a little different for us. Also, I think “Cinderblock Garden” has a really cool story on it—there’s a lot of imagery and a lot of storytelling on that song, which I really like. We’ve already started playing a couple of these new songs live and “Kids in the Dark” is a song that has already gone over really well. It’s connected with our fans in a cool way.
What was it like working with Mark Hoppus (“Tidal Waves”) and Joel Madden (“Bail Me Out”)? Those are pretty huge collaborations.
It was really cool for us—they’re great guys and they’ve become really good friends of ours. We grew up listening to their bands and I think both of those guys are a big part of why we’re doing what we do today. We always like featuring our friends, too—when we do collaborations, we’re not trying to get attention or just put a big name on the album for the sake of doing it. We really like collaborating with people who we’ve had a relationship with. I think that’s what music is all about— creating together.
You just wrapped up a European tour. What is it like hearing your songs being sung by fans who don’t speak English?
It’s crazy that our music has managed to span the globe the way it has—obviously the Internet has helped with that, but at the same time it’s crazy to get everybody in one room and suddenly you realize no one there speaks English but somehow they’re still connecting with the song and what we’re doing, which is really special.
4Music: Rian and Alex's first times
4Music has posted a video in which Rian and Alex are talking about their different first times. Watch it below.
Empire State Building: More videos and pictures
Two new videos of All Time Low on top of the Empire State Building were added on YouTube. Check out the acoustic version of Something's Gotta Give as well as interviews with the band below.
A few pictures from this acoustic show were posted by Nked Mag and you can now check them out in the gallery.
+18 : Apparitions > 6 avril 2015 - Surprise performance at the Empire State Building in New York, NY
Behind The Scenes: Kids In The Dark and Runaways
Posted by on 01 Jan 1970
A day on social media
Today All Time Low was on MTV's Twitter account to answer some fan questions. The band posted a video to answer one of them. Check it out below.
Jack has just posted a video in which we can see him hanging out with fans. Watch it below.
The pictures which were posted today on Twitter were all added to the gallery.
Posted by Moe on 07 Apr 2015
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