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Man Overboard Release Warped Tour Preview

Van’s Warped Tour 2013 is officially underway, and though we are not participating this year we do plan to bring you an abundance of coverage in the weeks ahead.

On Saturday, Warped Tour kicked off its latest run with a stop in Seattle, WA. Man Overboard took this opening day to record a show teaser for their live show amidst the world’s largest traveling festival, and now fans around the world can enjoy the goods by clicking this link.

Man Overboard released their new album, Heart Attack, at the end of May. If you dig pop punk, check it out!

Man Overboard Want You “Where I Left You”

New Jersey’s Man Overboard have released a video for their new single, “Where I Left You.”

Taken from the group’s forthcoming sophomore album Heart Attack, “Where I Left You” is a modern, relationship-centric version of Sum 41′s “Fat Lip.” The band’s two vocalists swap lines about life, love, and the drama that comes from learning to balance the two, while a wall of posi-pop punk instrumentation serves as accompaniment. The chorus is simple and ready for radio, but not to the point of over the top silliness. Instead, Man Overboard have crafted one of the first great jams of the summer, and you can view the video at the end of this post.

Heart Attack will be available starting May 28. Click here to pre-order the album. Continue reading ‘Man Overboard Want You “Where I Left You”’

Soundtrax: Punk Goes Pop

We’re big fans of catchy hooks here at OurStage, but they aren’t just for the Britneys and Ke$has of the world. This mix highlights some of our favorite pop punk sing-a-longs, including tracks from OurStage artists Letterday, Junior Doctor, and LoveSick Radio.

The Editorialist: Band Names – What Came First, The Ocean Or The Ghost?

Anyone who has ever started a band knows how difficult it can be to come up with an original name. And the more bands that pop up every day, the harder it gets. You would hope that this would encourage artists to push themselves to really think outside the box and come up with something truly unique, but we all know that’s not the case. The result is an over-saturation of bands whose names all incorporate the same words, themes, ideas, and imagery to the point where they almost become indistinguishable from one another. Some words and terms, in particular, are used in excess just because they sound cool or familiar. I’ve found—and I’m sure many of you may have noticed this same trend—that two of the most commonly overused concepts in the indie/rock and punk/hardcore scenes are the words “ocean” (or water-related imagery) and “ghost.” Don’t know what I mean? Allow me to provide you with a list or examples. From small local bands you’ve never heard of to huge international acts with devoted fans, the following are just a few of the many bands who either didn’t know or didn’t care how many other bands used similar monikers incorporating these terms: Continue reading ‘The Editorialist: Band Names – What Came First, The Ocean Or The Ghost?’

Exclusive Q and A: Man Overboard Talk Philly Pride and Punk Longevity

OurStage Exclusive InterviewsIt wouldn’t be hyperbolic to call New Jersey pop punk act Man Overboard a touring machine. Their schedule for 2012 has so far included dates in the United Kingdom, United States, continental Europe, Russia, and Ukraine. As if that weren’t enough, this summer they played every single date on notoriously brutal The Vans Warped Tour. We caught up with guitarist Justin Collier at their Mansfield, MA Warped Tour stop to talk stage dives, Russian punk shows, and why little girls love New Found Glory.

OS: You guys played a killer set earlier today, even though you had a pretty early time slot.

JC: I think that a lot of bands get really bummed out when they first come on the tour and find out they have to play either really early or really late. They think that if they play first, then nobody’s going to be there, and if they play last, then everybody’s going to be gone already. Even though some kids at our signing today told us that they missed our set because they didn’t get there until 1 p.m, I think a lot of kids do get there early.  Some of the people who arrive early and don’t have anyone to watch will think, “Oh yeah, I’ve heard of that band.  I’ll check them out.” And that’s half the battle of Warped Tour.  That’s what you’re here for—to get new fans.

OS: But by now, you guys have become a fairly established act on the tour, and it doesn’t seem like you need to try incredibly hard to get a lot of people out to see you.  There were a certainly a lot of people out there this morning.

JC: It’s different in different places, you know? When you play somewhere like Boston and there are 20,000 people out there, it’s a little easier than when you play Kansas and there are only 5,000 people for all of the bands on the tour. Being from a city like Boston or Philly, where I’m from, there are always good shows. There would be bands that I’d see in Philly and I’d think, “Wow, they’re huge,” but I’d see them somewhere else and realize that they weren’t as big as they seemed.

OS: Being from a place with very intense scene loyalty, like the Philly or Jersey area, how do you feel when you tour abroad? You guys have toured in some very distant places recently, like Russia and Ukraine. What effect do those experiences have on the feeling of musical place you get from your hometowns?

JC: It makes me really appreciate being from the city of Philadelphia. I think that I didn’t before, but now I do, because there are things like R5 Productions and other really great companies, people, and collectives that do shows and events and all kinds of cool stuff. I have a very high standard of how punk shows should be run, but then we would go somewhere like Russia and, not to their discredit, they just haven’t been bred the same way that Phildelphians and Bostonians have been bred to run punk shows. I’m used to some pretty cool shit, but other places are just different and you have to get used to it. It’s always an adventure going somewhere else anyway.

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