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The Academy Is Kaput!

10/10/2011 2:14pm EDT
The Academy Is
Rock band The Academy Is have split after eight years together.

The punk group, which was once signed to Fall Out Boy rocker Pete Wentz's record label Decaydance, released three albums, beginning in 2005 with Almost Here.

Releasing a statement to announce the news via, frontman William Beckett writes, "I'm having a hard time starting this. I could say something like 'pride comes before the fall', or 'the skill in attending a party is knowing when to leave'. Rather, I'm going to just come right out and be honest. The September show in New York was the last show for The Academy Is...

New Music Videos From Panic At The Disco & The Academy Is...

10/31/2008 2:13pm EDT
Panic At The Disco Halloween Video
Fueled By Ramen Records stars Panic At The Disco and The Academy Is... both released new music videos this week. Watch them here. And let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!

Watch Panic at the Disco "Northern Downpour" video:

Panic at the Disco also made a cool song/video for Halloween!

Watch their "It's Almost Halloween" video:

Panic's Fueled By Ramen record labelmates The Academy Is... also have a new video.

Watch The Academy Is... "About A Girl" video:

The Academy Is: 'Fast Times At Barrington High'

9/22/2008 12:22pm EDT
The Academy
Forget all you know or have heard in the past about rockers The Academy Is.... Consistently active, the band has come a long way since their debut Almost Here released in 2005. Fast forward three years later for their third album to date, Fast Times At Barrington High, the band has bounced back with a new sound and a new way of reinventing themselves.

Straying well away from the emo inspired beginnings of their first release, and follow up Santi in 2007, the band's new direction finds them going for the bright, playful, and youthful sounds of Power Pop at it's best. Perhaps their ...

The Academy Is To Co-Headline 'Bill & Trav's Bogus Journey Tour'

8/22/2008 6:00pm EDT
The Academy Is
Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group The Academy Is have announced details of their upcoming North American co-headline tour. Dubbed "Bill & Trav's Bogus Journey Tour," the multi-artist bill – also featuring We The Kings, Carolina Liar, and Hey Monday – will hit the road on October 1st at Charlotte, North Carolina's Amos' Southend, and then travel the continent through late-November. Among the schedule's highlights is an eagerly awaited date at the Chicago-based band's hometown House of Blues, set for November 6th. Presale tickets for "Bill & Trav's Bogus Journey Tour" will be offe...

Gym Class Heroes Roll Out 'The Quilt' Sept. 9

7/4/2008 9:00am EDT
Gym Class Heroes
Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Gym Class Heroes has announced the upcoming release of their eagerly anticipated third album, "The Quilt." The collection – which follows 2006's RIAA gold-certified breakthrough, As Cruel As School Children – arrives in stores and at online retailers on September 9th.

The Quilt will be preceded by the album's first single, "Cookie Jar." Produced by The-Dream (Rihanna, Usher, Chris Brown), the track will be available for digital purchase on July 8th. Gym Class Heroes recently wrapped production on a companion video for "Cookie Jar" with dire...

'P.S. I Love You' Soundtrack Includes James Blunt, Paolo Nutini, The Academy Is, More

12/2/2007 10:00am EST
P.S. I Love You
Atlantic Records has announced the forthcoming release of P.S. I Love You - Music From The Motion Picture, the original motion picture soundtrack to the Warner Bros. Pictures/Alcon Entertainment romantic comedy/drama. Due in stores on December 4th, the album features tracks from a diverse range of top artists, including James Blunt, Paolo Nutini, and the one-and-only Pogues. P.S. I Love You, the film, is slated to open in theaters nationwide on December 21st.

P.S. I Love You - Music From The Motion Picture is highlighted by Same Mistake, the second single from James Blunts acclaimed ne...

Tokyo Police Club To Perform At 'mtvU Woodies'

10/30/2007 2:28pm EDT
Tokyo Police Club
mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network, today announced that up-and-coming indie rock set Tokyo Police Club has been added to the performance lineup for the 2007 "mtvU Woodie Awards" - the only awards honoring the music voted best by the college audience.

The high energy Toronto quartet will take the "Woodies" stage November 8th at Roseland Ballroom in New York, joining an eclectic, powerhouse roster that includes Amy Winehouse, The Academy Is ... and Spank Rock. On hand to watch it all go down will be a mix of nominees, perennial college favorites and surprise guests.

The 2007 "mtv...

Armor For Sleep Is Back With A New Label And A New Album Oct. 30

10/15/2007 3:05pm EDT
Armor For Sleep
Armor For Sleep will release Smile For Them on October 30th through their new label Sire Records. Produced by Ben Grosse (Filter, Marilyn Manson, Vertical Horizon), Smile For Them features first single "Williamsburg" and "Smile For The Camera" an explosive rock track with heavy hooks and infectious melody.

Catch the men of Armor For Sleep as they navigate the States with The Academy is, The Rocket Summer, and Sherwood on the Sleeping With Giants tour!

"It's been a total reality change." That's what singer Ben Jorgenson of Armor For Sleep said from their tour van shortly before hi...

My American Heart Readies 'Hiding Inside The Horrible Weather' For June 26 Release

6/17/2007 1:00pm EDT
My American Heart
Age doesn't necessarily denote musical prowess, but for My American Heart, a band who wrote their debut when most of the members were merely 16, making great music has only been augmented by three years of touring, practice and acquired knowledge. The San Diego fivesome's dynamic, innovative second record reverberates with a sense of newfound wisdom and the sort of skill that comes only from that hard-earned experience, a reminder of how shockingly young the makers of the record actually are. The strikingly varied disc, metaphorically entitled Hiding Inside the Horrible Weather to denote th...

Starpulse DVD Review: Snakes On A Plane

1/5/2007 11:04am EST
Snakes on a Plane
Early in 2006 it was announced that a film called "Snakes on a Plane" was going to hit theaters by the end of summer. Initially the film sounded like a total flop with a name like "Snakes on a Plane"-- a total B-movie that would be a complete bomb at the box office. But then we found out that Samuel L. Jackson would be starring as the film's main character. In fact, Jackson even signed on to do the film based on the title itself and hadn't even read the script. So naturally, as soon as Jackson's name was attached, every blogger from Perez Hilton to The Superficial and news collective from ...

Samuel L. Jackson Flies The Not-So-Friendly Skies As Snakes On A Plane Slithers Onto DVD Jan. 2

12/24/2006 4:00pm EST
Sit back. Relax. Enjoy the fright. Fasten your seat belt for some pulse-pounding turbulence! There is no escaping the venomous bite of Snakes on a Plane as the year's pop culture phenomenon creeps onto DVD January 2, 2007, from New Line Home Entertainment. When deadly snakes are released onboard Pacific Air Flight 121, an FBI agent (Samuel L. Jackson The Man, Star Wars Trilogy) must protect the passengers before they become the creatures' prey. Directed by David R. Ellis (Final Destination 2, Cellular), this edge-of-your-seat action-thriller also stars Julianna Margulies (TV's ER, HBO's The...