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The All American Rejects Are Back!

Our Rejects…

They told us “When you see my face, hope it gives you hell”….

That “I’ll keep you my dirty little secret”…

That they “Swing, Swing from the tangles of my heart is crushed by a former love”…

Because “When darkness turns to light,It ends tonight, it ends tonight”….

But far more recently talking about a “Beekeepers’s Daughter”…

The All-American Rejects or “Rejects” include the members Nick Wheeler, Tyson Ritter, Mike Kennerty and Chris Gaylorare and are back, baby!!!! You may have heard of them or just thought they went to on the infamous “band hiatus”. “Band hiatus” for all you squares is the land where bands go and we hear nothing from them or about them and they claim to be on a break – Fall Out Boy is camped out there and probably roasting marshmallows and wienies as we speak.

All-American Reject’s last major tour was when they headlined parts 2010’s Warped Tour. Their last album, “When The World Comes Down,” came out in December of 2008. Yes, it was that long ago but we still hear those songs on the radio now and then. Don’t deny it, you probably can sing all words of their chart topper “Gives You Hell.” It was the Number 1 most played song in 2009, ya know.

Back in January, “Beekeeper’s Daughter” was dropped and the excitement began!! A new single means new music. New music means new CD. New CD means many people jumping for joy (including this writer). On March 26th, the new CD “Kids in The Street” will be released. Stores will be stocked with their CD and many ears will be happy.

So did they really spend the last 2 years just writing? Yes and No. The best kind of writing for songs usually comes from good experiences and more likely the not so good experiences. When Warped Tour came to an end, Ritter decided he needed a change from this long-term relationship and moved to Los Angeles. This long-term relationship lasted 8 years and it wasn’t with a man or a women; it was with touring. “I’ve been in a band since I was 17,” says Ritter. “I was in a relationship since I was 17. So here I was, at 25, still feeling 17 in every way, because I’d just come off the road after being on it my entire adult life.”

Less than a year later, drinking became an issue. Not knowing where he was, talking to himself and just not caring about where he was or how he got there. But he came to realize when Nick pulled him aside and pretty much said “Ty, let’s get our shit together and go up to the mountains and see if we’ve got anything to say.” And thus Kids In the Street was born!!!

“Beekeepers Daughter” was first single off the CD for all to hear. If by some odd chanced you haven’t heard this great song, listen to it below. About Nick, “This guy never backs down from that opinion,” Ritter says. “At the end of it, he’s even stronger and more snide, but in the end he’s the loser, even if he doesn’t know it. He’s an asshole, but at that point in my life, I was kind of an asshole”.

As I said, music comes for the experience, and Kids in The Street is most certainly based on their experiences. “The record tackles everything I’ve never been brave enough to talk about,” Ritter says. “Even if I may not always seem very likeable, it was important that I be truthful and really open up about what I’ve been through.”

Now Ritter is getting back in his relationship. They’re going through the touring cycle again. Woot Woot! Sadly, on this tour cycle they’re not passin’ through this pretty state called Wisconsin but there goin’ south to good old Chicago, Illinoise, on April 9th. We may not be able to get there, but hey, we can enjoy their new CD on the 26th! =)

All American Rejects – Beekeeper’s Daughter
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