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Video: The Story So Far – ‘Nerve’

The Story So FarPop punks from Walnut Creek, Calif., The Story So Far premiered a music video for Nerve. Watch the video here.

Nerve is the seventh track off the band’s latest self-titled, full-length album released on May 18, 2015 via Pure Noise Records.

The Story So Far will head out on a fall tour at the end of this month with Good Charlotte, Set Your Goals, Four Year Strong and Hit The Lights. Check out the dates below.

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Video: The Story So Far – Nerve

Story So FarBay Area pop-punk band The Story So Far has premiered a music video for the song “Nerve” from their self-titled effort, which dropped in 2015 via Pure Noise Records.  

Watch the video below along with upcoming tour dates.

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Video: The Story So Far – Heavy Gloom

Story So FarBay Area pop-punk band The Story So Far has premiered a music video for the song “Heavy Gloom” from their self-titled effort, which dropped last May via Pure Noise Records.  

Watch the video below along with upcoming tour dates.

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The Story So Far

The Story So Far

The Story So Far

Pure Noise Records
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Rating: 3/5

 
 

 

 

The Story So Far release their third album knowing that they have earned themselves a certain amount of comfort with the success of their previous two full-lengths. After the success of Under Soil and Dirt and their first hit single, Quicksand, the group found themselves launched to the top of the current wave of pop punk just as it exploded. Despite the common belief that a self-titled album heralds an artistic evolution for a group, the band instead made the safe choice to revisit the sounds that made them household names.

With ten songs covering a half hour, the band manages to avoid the trappings of excess. When they drag on a little long like on How You Are, it is obvious where an unnecessary instrumental sprawl could have been edited out. For the most part though, the songs are succinct and are stronger for it. Parker Cannon’s vocals are still easily recognizable, although he appears to have toned down the screaming a little bit this time, preferring to focus on singing more often. Yet two albums later we find that a song like Nerve is virtually unrecognizable from Quicksand on first casual listen. With time, intricate differences become clearer, but it is evident that the band are comfortable sticking with a well-worn formula. The sole standout track is the meandering Phantom which has a strong early Jimmy Eat World vibe. It is a wonderful track that serves as a reprieve from the whiny singing that makes most of the rest of the album indistinguishable from itself. 

The Story So Far have adopted the AC/DC musical theory, choosing to appease fans with more of the same rather than taking a chance with the slightest artistic experimentation. This is a good album and sits well alongside their previous releases. The songs are strong and catchy and show why the band deserves the recognition that they have. Despite this though, there is still a bit of disappointment knowing that they chose the safe route. What if The Wonder Years were still making music like the mess that was Get Stoked on It!? The pop punk scene has been criticized for stagnation many times over the years, whether it is bands trying to copy the Ramones or Green Day chord for chord. This is an enjoyable album with few obvious faults, but let’s hope that the band makes the bold move to expand their sound on the next release, if only to prove that they are more than a one trick pony. This is a decent release, but hardly a necessary purchase when there are thousands of other equally talented bands waiting in the wings for your hard earned dollars. 

The Story So Far Full Album Stream

The Story So FarBay Area pop-punk band The Story So Far has premiered a full stream of their upcoming self-titled effort which is due out on May 19, 2015 via Pure Noise Records.  

Listen to the disc here.  Pre-orders for the album are also live

The Story So Far will be kicking off a headlining tour in May with support from Four Year Strong, Terror and Souvenirs.

The Story So Far – Heavy Gloom

The Story So FarBay Area pop-punk band The Story So Far has premiered  new song.  The track is titled “Heavy Gloom” and will appear on their self-titled effort which is due out on May 19, 2015 via Pure Noise Records.  

Listen to the song below.  Pre-orders for the album are also live

The Story So Far will be kicking off a headlining tour in May with support from Four Year Strong, Terror and Souvenirs.

Four Year Strong Premiere ‘We All Float Down Here’

Four Year StrongNew England punk outfit Four Year Strong are streaming the first track from their upcoming self titled full length. The song is We All Float Down Here and can be streamed directly from the band’s website. The LP is due for release on June 2nd via Pure Noise Records and the band will be on the road throughout May and June alongside The Story So Far, Terror and Souvenirs. 

Check out the full list of tour dates below.

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The Story So Far – Solo

The Story So FarBay Area pop-punk band The Story So Far has premiered  new song.  The track is titled “Solo” and will appear on their self-titled effort which is due out on May 19, 2015 via Pure Noise Records.  

Listen to the song below.  Pre-orders for the album are also live

The Story So Far will be kicking off a headlining tour in May with support from Four Year Strong, Terror and Souvenirs.

The Story So Far Announces Self Titled Full Length; Debuts First Song

The Story So FarBay Area pop-punk band The Story So Far has announced details for their third full length.  The disc will serve as their self-titled effort and is due out on May 19, 2015 via Pure Noise Records.  The upcoming outing was produced by Sam Pura at the Panda Studios in Fremont, CA and follows 2013’s What You Don’t See.

To celebrate, the band is streaming the record’s first new track, “Nerve,” which can be heard below.  Pre-orders for the album are also live

The Story So Far will be kicking off a headlining tour in May with support from Four Year Strong, Terror and Souvenirs.

The Story So Far Announce US Headline Tour

The Story So Far Tour PosterBay area pop punks The Story So Far have announced a US headline tour kicking off in May. The band’s latest release is 2013’s full length for Pure Noise RecordsWhat You Don’t See, while the as-yet-untitled follow up is due to drop this year. Support for all shows will come from Four Year Strong, Terror and Souvenirs.

Check out the full list of dates below.

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Modern Baseball Post ‘Pothole’ Video, Announce Tour

Modern BaseballPhiladelphia emo punks Modern Baseball have posted a video for their track Pothole. The song is taken from their sophomore album You’re Gonna Miss It All, released earlier this year by Run For Cover Records. The band have also announced an autumn tour along with I Am The Avalanche, Beach Slang, The Story So Far, The Wonder Years and Gnarwolves.

The video for Pothole as well as the full of dates can be found below.

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The Story To Far – Navy Blue

Story So FarThe Story So Far has premiered a brand new song.  The track is titled “Navy Blue” and comes from the and’s freshly announced acoustic EP Songs of, which is due out June 17, 2014 via Pure noise Records.  The Album was recorded at Nu-Tone studios in Pittsburg, California and engineered by Ben Hirschfield and Scott Goodrich.

The band will be supporting the release with a June and July tour including all of this summer’s Vans Warped Tour on the main stage.  Dates are below.

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Tour: Stick To Your Guns (Europe)

Stick To Your gunsOC hardcore band Stick To Your Guns have announced a series of tour dates across Europe in June and July, including a number of festivals. The band’s latest full length is 2012’s Diamond, released via Sumerian Records,  however they also released a split EP on Pure Noise Records with The Story So Far in 2013.

Check out full tour dates below:

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Tour: Story So Far / Stick To Your Guns / Such Gold / Rotting Out / Souvenirs / Heart To Heart

Story So FarThe Story So Far has announced a new headlining tour set to follow their September and October.  The tour will kick off in November and feature support from Stick To Your Guns, Such Gold, Rotting Out, Souvenirs (11/1 – 11/21) and Heart to Heart (11/22 – 12/13).  The band last released their split 7” with Stick to Your Guns, on June 18, 2013.  The split follows their recent full length, What You Don’t See, released back in March on Pure Noise Records.

Tour dates can be found below.

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The Story So Far Full EP Stream

Story So FarThe Story So Far has launched an album stream of their new split 7” with Stick to Your Guns, due out June 18, 2013.  The split follows their recent full length, What You Don’t See, released back in March on Pure Noise Records.

Listen to the disc here.

 

 

Tours: The Story So Far

Story So FarThe Story So Far has announced that they will be heading on tour this September and October with select dates from Seahaven.  The Story So Far plans to release a split 7” with Stick to Your Guns, due out June 18, 2013.  The split follows their recent full length, What You Don’t See, released back in March on Pure Noise Records.

Tour dates can be found below.

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The Story So Far – Clairvoyant

Story So FarThe Story So Far has debuted a brand new song.  The track is titled “Clairvoyant” and is set to appear on their upcoming split 7” with Stick to Your Guns, due out June 18, 2013.  The split follows their recent full length, What You Don’t See, released back in March on Pure Noise Records.

Listen here.

Video: The Story So Far – Empty Space

Story So FarThe Story So Far has debuted a brand new music video.  The video features the song “Empty Space” which is set to appear on their upcoming full length, What You Don’t See, due out March 25, 2013 on Pure Noise Records.  

Watch the full video below.

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The Story So Far – Empty Space

Story So FarThe Story So Far has debuted a brand new song.  The track is titled “Empty Space” and is set to appear on their upcoming full length, What You Don’t See, due out March 25, 2013 on Pure Noise Records.  The band comments:

“When we began showing the album to our family and friends, this song was one that garnered their attention and made a few heads bob. We decided to construct a music video for it based on the reaction it received and because it is one of the higher energy songs on the record. Enjoy!”

Listen to the track here.

Man Overboard Mini-Documentary/Tour

Man OverboardMan Overboard and their label, Lost Tape Collective, have teamed up Property of Zack to make a mini-documentary. The video features an inside look at the band and their label’s office, the bands own recording studio and live footage from their 2012 holiday show at the Theater of The Living Arts. 

Lost Tape Collective recently re-released Man Overboard’s debut album Before We Met on CD, LP, Cassette, and digitally. An exclusive vinyl color has been made available at Hot Topic locations nationwide. The band will play The Suppy Nation Tour with The Story So Far, Tonight Alive, Citizen, and The American Scene. There are a limited number of pre-sale and VIP tickets available at www.soundrink.com. Tickets are also available on the band’s official site or directly from the venue’s box office. The band will also be on the entire Vans Warped Tour this summer.

Tour dates can be viewed below.  

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Pop punk bands The Story So Far and Man Overboard have announced that they will be heading on tour together.  The tour holds the distinction of the All In Merchandise Presents: The Suppy Nation Tour. The tour will span the USA and kicks off in Dallas on March.  Support is expected from Tonight Alive, Citizen and The American Scene.

Tour dates are below.

The tour is sponsored by Working Group Management, Good Fight Entertainment, Alternative Press, Pure Noise Records, Rise Records, Fearless Records, Lost Tape Collective, and Born & Bred.

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The Story So Far Wrap Up Recording

The Story So Far has announced that they have wrapped up recording for their next full length.  The album will follow debut full-length, Under Soil And Dirt, released by Pure Noise Records.

The information comes via a tweet.

Tours: The Story So Far (Europe)

Story So FarThe Story So Far has detailed their upcoming European tour schedule for 2013.  The band continues to support their debut full-length, Under Soil And Dirt, released by Pure Noise Records.  

Check out the tour dates below.

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Tours: Man Overboard

Man OverboardMan Overboard have announced a late fall tour with guests Never Shout Never. The tour kicks off at November 20 in Des Moines, LA and warps up in New Jersey. They will be joined by MOD SUN and Me Like Bees

Of course, this isn’t the only tour they have planned as they are currently in the middle of an east coast with Major League. Following that, they will hit the west coast with Taking Back Sunday and Bayside as well as the UK with New Found GloryLess Than Jake, and The Story So Far.

A complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

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Tours: The Story So Far / Seahaven / Stickup Kid / Troubled Coast / Stateside

Story So FarThe Story So Far has announced that they will be heading out for a west coast tour with Seahaven, Stickup Kid, Troubled Coast and Stateside this summer.  The band continues to support their recent debut LP, Under Soil and Dirt, out now on Pure Noise Records.

Tour dates can be found below.

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Video: The Story So Far – Roam

Story So FarThe Story So Far has debuted a brand new music video.  The video features the song “Roam” from their debut full-length Under Soil And Dirt, released by Pure Noise Records.  The record is the follow-up to The Story So Far’s previous two EPs, including the recent split 7″ with Maker on Pure Noise.

Watch the video below.

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Pure Noise Announces Label Showcase

Pure Noise Records has announced that they will be kicking off the new year with their first ever label showcase.  Set to take place January 7th at Bay Area venue 924 Gilman in Berkeley, CA, the lineup consists of The Story So Far, The American Scene, TroubledCoast, Forever Came Calling and Create Avoid.

Full details can be found below.

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Tours: Daybreaker

Daybreaker has announced that they will be heading out on tour.  They will be hitting the road for performances with State Champs and The Story So Far, and This Time Next Year.  The band will be supporting their upcoming split 7″ with noneabelmates The American Scene.  The 7″ is currently scheduled for a November 29, 2011 release on Pure Noise Records and will include two songs from each artist.  

Complete tour listings can be found below.

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New 7" Split From The Story So Far And Morgan Foster

Story So FarThe Story So Far and Morgan Foster have teamed up together to release a new 7″ Vinyl split, tracklisting below. The split will be of a limited pressing of 500 with 300 available in white and 200 in yellow vinyl. It is available for purchase exclusively from Barrett Records here.

You can also listen to a stream of the record here.

 

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New 7″ Split From The Story So Far And Morgan Foster

Story So FarThe Story So Far and Morgan Foster have teamed up together to release a new 7″ Vinyl split, tracklisting below. The split will be of a limited pressing of 500 with 300 available in white and 200 in yellow vinyl. It is available for purchase exclusively from Barrett Records here.

You can also listen to a stream of the record here.

 

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Stream: The Story So Far – Under Soil and Dirt

Story So FarUnder Soil And Dirt, the debut full-length from The Story So Far is now streaming online. You can hear it here before it hits stores next Tuesday.

The album is also available for pre-order from Pure Noise Records, which is releasing Under Soil And Dirt on CD, digital and 12″ LP formats. The vinyl will be limited to a pressing of 1000 on three colorways (200 cream w/ red+blue splatter / 300 translucent teal / 500 black) and each copy will come with a full album download.  Additionally, anyone who pre-orders the 12″ will automatically be entered to win a test press from the label.

The record is the follow-up to The Story So Far’s previous two EPs, including the recent split 7″ with Maker on Pure Noise.