Last month, we headed out to Vans Warped Tour at the Monmouth Raceway in Oceanport, NJ. For those who don’t know, Vans Warped Tour is a “punk rock summer camp” on wheels where music, athletes and lifestyles co-mingle and thrive in an atmosphere dedicated to music fans of punk, alternative, hip-hop, ska, pop punk, electronica, alternative rock, emo, hardcore and more. Now entering its 17th year, the VWT has become America’s longest running festival concert tour and reaches more than 600,000 kids every summer. Warped is also responsible for introducing music fans to such artists as No Doubt, Katy Perry, Blink 182, Papa Roach, Sublime, My Chemical Romance, Eminem and Fall Out Boy, among hundreds of others, as well as creating the blueprint for concert tour sponsorship integration that is now used throughout other tours today.
We were lucky enough to chat with Fearless Records’ Every Avenue, where they dish all about their new album, Bad Habits, which hit stores on August 2nd!
Every Avenue formed in 2003 and self-released two EP’s in 2004 and 2006 before signing to Fearless Records in 2007, who released their acclaimed EP AH! In February 2008, the band released its debut full-length, Shh… Just Go With It and watched it rise to #27 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. The record’s first single, “Where Were You?” received play on Yahoo Radio and AOL Radio and was also featured on “MTV’s Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Gauntlet”, gaining more than 150,000 downloads on Mark Hoppus’ “Hi My Name Is Mark” blog on iTunes. The video also won MTVU’s The Freshman award.
Check out the Q&A below. Bad Habits is DEFINITELY on our playlist for the fall!