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It was a busy day at the Fueled By Ramen HQ. Gym Class Heroes and VersaEmerge were both in town and stopped by to hang out. Here's a shot of Eric, Blake, Travie, Sierra, Disashi and Matt in the FBR Studios.
The Alternative Press Readers Poll '11 is now open! Click HERE to vote for your favorite Fueled By Ramen bands and albums to be included in it.
|October 17, 2011
The Swellers, A Rocket To The Moon, Paramore, Panic! At The Disco, VersaEmerge and Gym Class Heroes discuss how they became part of the Fueled By Ramen family. Check out this video and more on FBR15.com!
This week for The Fueled By Ramen Weekly Contest we have an autographed poster from The Academy Is from their Fall Tour in 2007 with the band Sleeping With Giants. We have also included the deluxe edition of Santi.
HOW TO ENTER: To win this prize package just comment on the photo HERE about your favorite The Academy Is... memory!
Click HERE to read a new interview with William Beckett about the decision to move on from The Academy Is... and his plans for the future.
"Like I said, it’s very liberating. I’m more inspired than I’ve been since I picked up a guitar. It’s a good time in my life. I know that might be hard to hear for some people who are really upset about this, but they have to understand this wasn’t an impulse thing. This was a cumulative decision that led to this after a long period of time. You’re going to get a better product, a better result out of it, from all of us. Everyone’s going to be able to focus on whatever it is they want to pursue—whether it’s music or not—to their fullest. I really hope that we can stay close."
William from The Academy Is... talks about his top 5 favorite albums from the first 15 years of Fueled By Ramen. Visit FBR15.com for more videos like this one.
We'll miss you, TAI!
Fueled By Ramen bands Cobra Starship and VersaEmerge will be playing the 2012 Soundwave Festival in Australia. Tickets go on sale October 20th at 9am. See dates below and get more information HERE!
February 25th - Brisbane @ RNA Showgrounds
February 26th - Sydney @ Olympic Park
March 2nd - Melbourne @ Showgrounds
March 3rd - Adelaide @ Bonython Park
March 5th - Perth @ Claremont Showgrounds
After nine years and three albums, The Academy Is... have decided to go our separate ways. We began in 2003 as three young friends in the suburbs of Chicago, with dreams of creating music that meant something to us. Dreams of leaving those suburbs behind and seeing all of the beautiful things that this world has to offer. Dreams of making a difference in the lives of others.
It is now 2011 and we look back at the records we've made, the shows we've played, the places we've been.
The people we've met.
The Academy Is... has made its mark.
We celebrate the experiences of our past, as we welcome what lies ahead.
While we have never managed to make things easy on ourselves, it is safe to say that we have always found common ground in our love of music.
And though we may not be together, you