The All-American Rejects‘ 4th studio album, Kids In The Street, is out today and available now on iTunes! The video for lead single, “Beekeeper’s Daughter” was directed by Issac Rentz (Blink-182, Cage The Elephant, Motion City Soundtrack), and includes a cameo from none other then Wayne Newton.
With its surreal, synth-driven sound, title track “Kids In The Street” is an indicator of how the band has let itself grow musically. “I feel like we’ve come into a sound that is really original for us,” frontman Tyson Ritter says. “You can also hear it on ‘Gonzo’ and ‘Fast & Slow.’ We’re putting in doses of instrumentation, like horns and various synths, that we’ve never injected into our music before, and I think it’s taken our sound to a different place.” The band credits working with Grammy-nominated producer Greg Wells (Adele, Katy Perry, OneRepublic) with helping them to evolve while still retaining what their fans love about them.
The band is currently preparing for a run of East Coast dates in the US (including a performance at The Bamboozle Festival) before heading overseas for a UK tour supporting Blink-182. For more information on AAR, including their full tour schedule, head to their official site, www.allamericanrejects.com as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages.
“Kids In The Street’s hallmark is a desire not to let past successes define the band, in all it’s easily their most ambitious and praiseworthy effort to date. “ 4/5 -AP