Arizona emo greats Jimmy Eat World have been a band since 1993. In the past 26 years, they’ve only had one lineup change; original bassist Rich Porter quit sometime around 1995. The band’s masterpiece Clarity turned 20 earlier this year. Jimmy Eat World have never broken up and never stopped making music. If … More »
Jimmy Eat World spent the summer on a co-headlining tour with Third Eye Blind, but that might be it for the fellow ’90s alt-rockers. Drummer Zach Lind is pretty pissed at Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins for reasons unspecified. Their final night on tour together earlier this month ended with a bang (tweet). Lind … More »
When DJs get nostalgic, it tends to bring about these inventive recycling throwback remixes that often turn out to be great engagement tools in live sets. In this case, Brooklyn-based Luca Lush decided to bring back Jimmy Eat World‘s iconic track “The Middle” with one of his signature “flip” efforts. This clearly meant a lot to Lush, who put out some heart-warming remarks in its SoundCloud description:
“I remember the feeling I had when I first heard this on the radio when I was a kid riding the bus home from middle school. That rush that you get when you hear a song and know instantly it’s gonna be on repeat until you know every word by heart…I wanted to hit that sweet spot of nostalgia without simply re-hashing what was already there, as amazing as the original is.”
Lush is true to his word with the remix, maintaining the original’s renowned vocals and guitar lead while the background production amasses into a synth-heavy, euphoric drop. Unsurprisingly, he wasn’t the only one reminiscing in 2018, as Prince Fox also covered the early-2000’s hit back in March.
The festival gods have called for “A Music Vacation” in Gulf Shores, Alabama, as Hangout Fest is set to return for its 10th installment mid-2019. Those lucky enough to make it down south this year saw performances by Zedd, Galantis, The Killers, and other memorable, genre-spanning acts throughout the extended weekend.
However, 2019 will take Hangout’s perennially diverse lineup to the next level by including headliners Travis Scott, Khalid, Cardi B, Kygo, and Diplo, with additional support from GRiZ, Alison Wonderland, Jimmy Eat World, and more. Transpiring atop Alabama’s sandy beaches, the three-day festival takes place May 17-19. Tickets are on sale Tuesday, Dec 4 with various travel packages already up for grabs.
Tickets and festival info can be found here.
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History will look kindly upon Jimmy Eat World. History is already looking kindly on Jimmy Eat World. The endlessly sharp and tuneful Arizona band made one of the emo genre’s all-time masterpieces with 1999’s Clarity, and they became bona fide radio-rock stars (albeit briefly) without much dumbing down their sound on 2001’s Bleed American. And … More »
Sam Lassner (aka Prince Fox) goes back to his roots with a cover of Jimmy Eat World’s early-2000s hit “The Middle.” For the very first time, Lassner uses his own voice on a production and layers it over some old-school guitar riffs that he also supplied to the mix. In the SoundCloud description, Fox had some words on the cover:
“Jimmy Eat World’s album, ‘Bleed American’ was basically the soundtrack to my high school career…I absolutely loved the song and thought it would be cool to do a more chilled out, windows down version of the song as the weather finally starts to get warm again this month and next.”
We all have that specific song or artist which holds a special memory in our hearts. From the anthem you and your friends had on repeat on a road trip, to the song that got you through a breakup; music is a powerful tool. For Prince Fox, Jimmy Eat World’s album “Bleed American” carries that
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