If you haven't heard of OneRepublic, you've been living under a rock. Hitting the music scene back in 2002 on MySpace as an unsigned band, they became very popular. After signing to a major record label in 2006, they released Dreaming Out Loud and the song "Apologize" set a record for radio singles by getting over 10,000 plays in the track's first week on air. Since then, the band has released two more albums, Waking Up and most recently, Native.
I have all three of their albums and know the first two front to back. I'm a huge fan of this pop rock band and their lead singer, Ryan Tedder, who has produced for everyone from Leona Lewis to Demi Lovato, from Maroon 5 to Adele. He's an incredible musician, singer, song-writer, and producer.
Their most recent album Native dropped back in March and I didn't even know (shame on me) until a friend of mine mentioned that I should give it a listen. The other day I bought it on iTunes and just today started listening to it all the way through, and all I can say is WOW. It's as good as the first two, if not better. Ryan the guys did it again with this one.
Here are some of my favorites. If you like them, check out the whole album on sale now for $7.99 on iTunes as part of the Editor's Choice special.
I'm a hustler. Not the kind that takes money and stuff, but the kind who's a fan of All Time Low.
-- Jack Barakat (3)
-- Patrick Stump (3)
-- Mark from Glamour Kills (1)
-- Cassadee Pope (2)
All Time Low live: 3
Warped Tour: 1
I'm a student on the west coast studying Environmental Engineering. I've always had a passion for the environment as well as learning in general, so tackling a degree of this intensity felt natural. Through a few classes I've pretty much confirmed that this is what I want to do. Not only do I like the material...I get paid big buck$ right out of school.
Besides school, my life revolves around music. I play it, listen to it, and live it. I was in band for 8 years where I played alto saxophone and clarinet. After high school, I tried learning guitar and that's still a work in progress. As far as listening goes, I love lots of different genres and bands. I like pop (some), pop-punk, punk, rock, post-hardcore, alternative, and pop-rock. Bands besides All Time Low that I listen to are A Day To Remember, Fall Out Boy, Pierce The Veil, OneRepublic, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Blink-182, and tons of others. It's kind of eclectic.
Please drop me messages or comments. I hope to be blogging about bands and whatnot on here. Maybe fashion a little. Who knows.