Epitaph Records will represent at 2008’s Bamboozle Left in Irvine, CA on April 5th & 6th and the Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, NJ on May 3rd & 4th with an amazing lineup that includes punk rock veterans The Bouncing Souls, Hot Water Music and Street Dogs, the perennial favorites Motion City Soundtrack, Story of the Year and Escape The Fate, and the red-hot newcomers Farewell, Our Last Night and Sing It Loud.
Epitaph Records’ Bamboozled Lineup: (Set Times Are TBD)
Bamboozle Left (Irvine, CA) – April 5th & 6th: The Bouncing Souls, Escape The Fate, Hot Water Music, Our Last Night, Story of the Year, Street Dogs
Bamboozle (East Rutherford, NJ) – May 3rd & 4th: The Bouncing Souls, Farewell, Motion City Soundtrack, Sing It Loud, Street Dogs
The Bouncing Souls:
New Jersey’s own battle-scarred Bamboozle veterans The Bouncing Souls continue their stint of non-stop touring in support of their 2006 release The Gold Record. The group will also be heading out on this summer’s Warped Tour from July 16th – July 25th.
Escape The Fate:
Las Vegas’ outrageous rockers recently put to bed rumors regarding their uncertain future plans by announcing work on a new album and the temporary addition of Bless the Fall’s ex-vocalist Craig Mabbitt. Their second show ever with the new singer will be one of the most anticipated performances of the festival.
Touring in support of their debut release, Isn’t This Supposed To Be Fun!?, the North Carolina power-poppers are riding high on what Alternative Press has called “an instantly infectious collection of pop-punk tracks destined to become Classics in their own right.”
Hot Water Music:
Known for helping shape the post-hardcore movement in the mid-90’s and influencing bands like Against Me!, the Gainesville, FL-based group is continuing their mini-tour reunion in support of their new collection of B-sides and rarities, Till the Wheels Fall Off.
Motion City Soundtrack:
New York Times best sums up the Minnesotan power-pop group’s new album, Even If It Kills Me, when they said “the best songs on the new Motion City Soundtrack album arrive like mousetraps, baited and primed and ready to snap.” With the success of their new single and video for “It Had To Be You,” MCS are breaking into the mainstream with their brand of “near-perfect punk-pop” (Newsday). Fans can catch the contagious new grooves this spring when MCS tours with Panic At The Disco.
Our Last Night:
Epitaph’s melodic-screamo newcomers have been making waves across the country with the recent release of their debut album, The Ghosts Among Us, which features the fan favorite track “Recovery.” The Hollis, NH natives are currently trekking across the US on tour with Alesana, Love Hate Hero and The Chariot.
Sing It Loud:
Epitaph’s newest signing and Motion City Soundtrack protégés Sing It Loud will release a new EP on April 1st that will only be available for digital download and at the band’s upcoming shows. The EP will play as a teaser to the group’s recently recorded full length debut, which is due out this fall. Sing It Loud’s surging style of fun, vibrant power-pop has helped build massive buzz across the country with their blissfully contagious brand of pop rock and their boisterous live shows.
Story of the Year:
St. Louis’ hard rock heavyweights recently released the monster hit single, “Wake Up,” from their forthcoming album, The Black Swan (in-stores April 22nd), and the response has been massive. Guaranteed to be one of the biggest draws at Bamboozle, SOTY’s momentum is steamrolling forward as they prepare the headline this summer’s Warped Tour.
New England’s beloved punk rock quintet and legends-in-the-making Street Dogs are currently wrapping recording on their Hellcat debut, which is set for release this summer. Mike McColgan and crew will be giving fans a preview of the new material this spring on their tour with Anti-Flag. Catch the union backers this summer on Warped Tour.
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