Last week, Arizona’s This Century announced that their upcoming album Soul Sucker (slated for release June 2nd) will be their last as a band.
In an excerpt of their announcement posted for fans, the band explained how they reached the decision and chose to record and release this record as their farewell.
“...after eight amazing and fulfilling years, we will be closing this chapter of our lives and stepping out into the next. This band has allowed us to grow and learn more about each other than we ever thought we would, and we all feel like we’re better people because of that and because of you guys. We love each other like brothers, we always have and we always will, so we’re happy to say this isn’t a result of anything negative. This Century has been an amazing experience, but we unanimously agreed while we were making this new album that it was time to move on to pursue each of our passions and musical projects. We wanted to see this album through, however, and make it a great final record for ourselves, but more importantly, for the people who have supported us for so long. We’d like to think of this album as a celebration of the music we’ve been able to create with each other against all the odds and circumstances we’ve faced.”
Soul Sucker drops via 8123 next week worldwide - on Tuesday June 2nd 2015. Since the album’s announcement, the band has released a brand new music video for the title track off the upcoming record. The video, directed by Noemi Gonzalez and shot in their hometown features This Century vocalist Joel Kanitz in a uniquely shot one-take video. The music video premiered via Vevo earlier this month.
This Century will celebrate the record’s release with one final tour as a band featuring their original lineup - which includes bassist Alex Silverman who departed the band early last year. Their final shows will feature performances in California along with a hometown show in Phoenix. More dates will be announced soon. Fans can expect to see the band perform a setlist of new songs off of Soul Sucker as well as favorites from their previous release.
Both physical and digital copies are available for fan pre-order.
Fans can also purchase tickets to see This Century at one of their farewell shows.
This Century is currently available for interviews surrounding the release and to reflect on their history as a band. Digital copies of Soul Sucker are now available for review. Please direct all media inquiries to email@example.com
Link to Soul Sucker pre-orders: www.81twentythree.com
Watch the new video for "Soul Sucker":
THIS CENTURY BIO
Forming back in 2007, This Century have quickly become one of the more exciting pop/rock bands to enter the scene. With their first LP release on Action Theory/Warner Bros. entitled Sound Of Fire, the band solidified their spot amongst the top tier of the pop/rock circuit as it debuted in the Top 40 on iTunes. Soon after the release, AP Magazine named the them as one of the “100 Bands You Need To Know for 2011”.
The band is constantly finding ways to get new music out to their fans, including a free download project and numerous EP’s over the years. Among other noteworthy credits is their cover of M.I.A.’s Paper Planes which was included on Fearless Records’ Punk Goes Pop 2.
The band released their second full-length album Biography of Heartbreak back in 2013 via EightyOneTwentyThree Management. This Century has toured across the US as well as internationally sharing the stage with the likes of Good Charlotte, The Maine, A Rocket To The Moon, We The Kings and Forever The Sickest Kids to name a few.
This Century is Joel Kanitz, Sean Silverman, and Ryan Gose.
6/10 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill
6/11 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
6/13 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge
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Fast forward a year later and see how much Kodaline has accomplished. This time, they passed through Minneapolis and stopped at the Varsity Theatre for a sold out show. The crowd bobbed their heads and added in waving their hands, clapping along impressively so, and cheering for old songs, new songs, and more songs!
Kodaline’s newest album “Coming Up for Air” dropped only a few months ago with their new songs already crowd favorites. The band has grown both through their music, as well as simply knowing the times to interact with the crowds, the times to jam out on their instruments, and the times to interact with each other on stage. A gift many bands take years to figure out, if at all and Kodaline is beyond all those awkward moments on stage.
Another quality that you can both hear on their new album as well as see live, is that each member is multitalented-whether that’s playing multiple instruments, or playing an instrument with singing. You don’t tend to see this often in bands. Most bands have one guitar player, one singer, one of each, almost subconsciously diving the band. Kodaline uses the talents of each member and intertwines those talents so well together, it’s no wonder why the crowd roared for more songs the moment the band stepped off the stage.
Our photographer Ariel Kassulke caught Yellowcard when they came through Milwaukee and played The Rave on April 11, 2015.