ALL TIME LOW has the potential to be the next Cartel or The Academy Is...Say hello to your new favorite pop punk band." -AbsolutePunk.net
"Hey kid you've got a lot of potential but I think it's time to move up," are the first words you hear on The Party Scene (Emerald Moon Records), the debut full length from pop punk powerhouse ALL TIME LOW. That is exactly what the band is doing. At the ripe old ages of seventeen and still in high school ALL TIME LOW is the newest band to join the Hopeless/Sub City Records family and are now ready to make a big move.
Hailing from the suburbs of Baltimore, MD the group, made up of singer/guitarist Alex Gaskarth, guitarist Jack Barakat, bassist Zack Merrick, and drummer Rian Dawson simply set out to make music people appreciated and what they found was something truly special.
With unforgettable melodies, explosive guitar hooks, and relentlessly driving rhythms the message in their music is loud and clear, "We?re here and we're here to stay, this is our life," Alex says. "There is nothing else we see ourselves doing and we're willing to do anything and everything to get where we want to be." That means daily four hour practices and weekends spent driving across the country playing for anyone who will listen.
So how did ALL TIME LOW come to be on Hopeless Records? Good friends and now label-mates Amber Pacific were the first ones to bring ALL TIME LOW to the attention of Hopeless Records. It only took a few listens to realize that the band had something special and adding them to the Hopeless roster was an easy decision. With great songs and excited fans the label jumped at the band making them the latest in a string of young pop-punk signings.
Where have they been? ALL TIME LOW has already recorded an EP and their first full length The Party Scene (released through Emerald Moon Records). Their relentless DIY attitude has made the record a near permanent fixture in the Smartpunk Top 20 sales list without the aid of a national distributor. The band has also toured with some of the biggest names in independent music and insists that live performance is the most important way to make fans. "We love recording but being a good live band is what weve really worked so hard on," Jack explains. "Weve had the chance to play with a lot of amazing bands and weve learned so many things that weve been able to incorporate into our show."
ALL TIME LOW plays to packed houses at Maryland's biggest venues such as The Recher Theatre and The Ottobar, and traveled all over the country in the summer of 2005. Theyve shared the stage with national headliners such as Motion City Soundtrack, Acceptance, The Early November, The Receiving End of Sirens, The Academy Is..., Plain White Ts, Spitalfied, and many more.
With so many accomplishments at such a young age the natural reaction is to be content with what you've achieved, but not with this group. "Put up or Shut Up, Were not wasting time again," comes roaring out of Alex's mouth on the song Breakout, Breakout. Its a defiant statement. It's a statement of confidence, desire, and single-mindedness thats guaranteed to take ALL TIME LOW as high as they want to go.