After ruthlessly teasing us yesterday, Baltimore pop-punk band All Time Low released a new single this morning, putting us all at ease. All this excitement surrounding the new catchy track had us reminiscing about what got us hooked on ATL in the first place.
They stepped out onto the scene in 2003 and released their first studio album, The Party Scene in 2005. This record included gems like “Running From Lions” and “The Girl’s a Straight-Up Hustler.” After that, all fans couldn’t wait to hear more from them.
Listeners were pleasantly surprised in 2006 with the release of the Put Up Or Shut Up, via Hopeless Records. This EP includes heart-breaking track “Lullabies,” (also found on The Party Scene), “Jasey Rae,” the track with an unforgettable bridge and the lustful “Coffee Shop Soundtrack.”
Although their debut album and first EP left quite the impression, nothing made waves like their 2007 record So Wrong, It’s Right released via Hopeless Records. The whole album is a hit. Every song has lyrics anyone can relate to. Fans will recall seeing “Dear Maria, Count Me In” or “Popping’ Champagne” on MTV for the first time. This is where All Time Low began to gain momentum.
Touring wise, All Time Low played the Vans Warped Tour in 2007, finished their first headlining tour, The Manwhores And Open Sores tour in 2008 with supporting acts from Mayday Parade, Every Avenue and Just Surrender.
We can’t forget when they opened for Fall Out Boy on their Believers Never Die Part Duex tour in 2009 that also included Metro Station, Cobra Starship and Hey Monday. The band also landed on the cover of Alternative Press Magazine for the 2009 January issue being named “Band Of The Year.”
Following all these achievements came the release of Nothing Personal. The promotion and hype for this record was insane. Let us refresh your memory of when ATL worked with MTV on a kidnapping skit where they played “Weightless,” “Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don’t)” and “Lost In Stereo” live at sunset. The record released shortly after that.
Also in March of that year the band was on MTV’s unplugged along with the release of their Straight To DVD CD/DVD, both included live performances by the band.
Then came 2011 and the release of Dirty Work via Interscope records. Some fans couldn’t stand it, some loved it. The record was full of catchy tracks such as “I feel Like Dancing,'” “Do You Want Me (Dead?)” and “Heroes.” The change in sound gave it a mature feel and kept listeners on their toes.
In 2012 Don’t Panic was released via Hopeless Records. With tracks that hit home for a lot of us such as “If These Sheets Were States,” “The Reckless And The Brave” and “The Irony Of Choking On A Lifesaver.”
Then came 2013 where ATL released Don’t Panic: Now It’s Longer! which included “Love Like War” featuring Vic Fuentes of Pierce The Veil.
We can’t forget “The House Party Tour” as they acted as support with Pierce The Veil for A Day To Remember.
Just in 2015 All Time Low released Future Hearts, which warmed our hearts with tracks liked “Missing You” and Cinderblock Garden. The band also released Straight to DVD II: Past, Present, and Future Hearts their second live DVD/CD.
It doesn’t matter if you just decided to listen to All Time Low today or if you’ve been here since the beginning. Growing up with All Time Low has gotten me through just about everything. From heartbreaks, late study nights (the kind that make you want to drop out of college), great losses, or even the best days, it’s comforting to have a band that always has your back whether they realize it or not.
We’ll be sticking by their side and can’t wait to hear what’s next from them.
Contributed by Tabitha Timms | @TabithaTimmss