William Beckett's new single "Compromising Me" is on iTunes and Amazon (and Spotify).
Jason Tate on 03/20/12 - 10:38 AM
William Beckett is heading out on a solo tour - dates in the replies. His new single "Compromising Me" drops tomorrow.
Jason Tate on 03/19/12 - 11:41 AM
William Beckett will be releasing a solo EP on April 17th. Clips can be heard here.
Joe DeAndrea on 03/18/12 - 09:52 AM
William Beckett has posted a new song called "You and I Against The World" - check it out in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 11/14/11 - 02:22 PM
The Academy Is... have broken up. Check the replies for messages from the band.
Deborah Remus on 10/08/11 - 10:20 AM
Watch William Beckett of The Academy Is... cover Fall Out Boy's "Saturday" here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/04/11 - 08:29 AM
The Academy Is... will be playing Almost Here in its entirety at FBR 15.

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Matthew Tsai on 07/22/11 - 02:36 PM
Head to the replies to watch William Beckett of The Academy Is... perform a new song entitled "Chicago."
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/11/11 - 03:09 PM
Head to the replies to watch William Beckett of The Academy Is... cover Wilco's "Jesus, etc."
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/08/11 - 07:29 AM
Head to the replies to watch William Beckett of The Academy Is... cover The Cure's "Just Like Heaven"
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/08/11 - 12:04 PM
Hit the replies to watch William Beckett of The Academy Is... cover The Smith's "Ask."

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Matthew Tsai on 06/06/11 - 01:17 PM
A new interview with William Beckett of The Academy Is... regarding the state of the band can be read here. The band is currently in the studio.
InterviewAs far as Andy goes, he really just wants to focus on the Animal Upstairs and being the captain of his own ship. We support him, and Iíll always be his biggest fan. Heís a great artist, heís a great friend. Our friendship [has] actually only gotten stronger recently through the phone calls and conversations of getting to this point. For us, it was important that it didnít come off like there was any drama. Sorry to say, but itís not a big, sexy story.

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Matthew Tsai on 05/29/11 - 05:33 PM
The Academy Is are working on new material.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/24/11 - 07:55 AM
The Academy Is... frontman William Beckett mentions that he is now a married man, and that the band's next album will include influences from Bruce Springsteen and David Bowie in a new interview which can be read here.

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Matthew Tsai on 11/27/10 - 09:10 PM
Read an interview here with Adam of The Academy Is.
Christian Wagner on 10/06/10 - 02:36 PM
The Animal Upstairs (Andy Mrotek of The Academy Is...) now has 8 free songs for download on his bandcamp.

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Blake Solomon on 08/21/10 - 02:17 PM
Head to the replies to see some headlining dates for The Academy Is...

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Blake Solomon on 07/17/10 - 08:19 AM
William Beckett of The Academy Is... is set to star in film adaptation of "The Fall Of the House of Usher."
Blake Solomon on 07/13/10 - 07:04 AM
William is writing for The Academy Is album number 4.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 07/05/10 - 07:17 AM
The Academy Is... are heading out on tour with KISS. So I guess if somehow you like both of those bands, head to the replies for dates.

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Blake Solomon on 05/27/10 - 08:35 AM
It looks like The Academy Is... are going to open for KISS on their upcoming tour. Who put these two together?
Keagan Ilvonen on 05/25/10 - 07:36 PM
The cast of American Idol covered "We've Got a Big Mess on Our Hands" by The Academy Is... for a Ford commercial.

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Blake Solomon on 04/22/10 - 07:15 AM
Andy Mrotek, drummer of The Academy Is..., released three songs for free download under the name The Animal Upstairs.

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Blake Solomon on 03/24/10 - 06:37 AM
February 6th marks the five year anniversary of the release of The Academy Is' Almost Here. The band has announced a special show in Chicago to celebrate the release.
Rohan Kohli on 12/14/09 - 04:46 PM
In a new The Academy Is... interview, the band discusses how they've grown over the past few years, and that they will be releasing another album soon.
from the interviewWill: Weíre not making an EP though, weíre going to make a full-length. Itís not going to be just anything, itís going to be a big, big effort. Thereís no timetable for it because weíre not going to make one.

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Blake Solomon on 11/17/09 - 12:03 PM
The Academy Is... will be taking some time off from the touring and recording process for a while.

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Blake Solomon on 11/13/09 - 01:19 PM
A video of The Academy Is... playing "Ghosts" for the first time live is in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 10/25/09 - 09:09 PM
The Academy Is' new EP is now available on iTunes.
Joe DeAndrea on 09/21/09 - 08:09 PM
A new The Academy Is song titled "Sputter" (feat. Andrew McMahon) can be heard here. The band's new EP comes out tomorrow.
Rohan Kohli on 09/21/09 - 10:17 AM
The Academy Is... will release Lost in Pacific Time digitally on September 22nd. Stream clips here.

Track Listing
01) I'm Yours Tonight
02) Days Like Masquerades
03) Sputter
04) New York (Saint in the City)
05) In the Rearview
Joe DeAndrea on 09/15/09 - 11:46 AM
The Academy Is... has launched a new episode of TAI TV.
Joe DeAndrea on 06/01/09 - 05:42 PM
Adam Siska of The Academy Is' recent operation on his hand was a success.
Rohan Kohli on 04/17/09 - 12:15 PM
William Beckett from The Academy Is posted the following update last night. The band's acoustic tour kicks off today; click here for dates.
MessageIn roughly two hours I will be hailing a cab en route to Woodfield Mall, the momentary idle-spot and the no-longer-secret bus stop pick up location. There, Iíll be rendezvousing with Adam, Tony, Josh, Chris, and our new comrade Evan Taubenfeld. I woke up today with a bit of a sore throat, but it should be gone in a day or two, and I donít think it will effect the shows too much if at all. So fret not, Iowans, I anticipate a wondrous tour kick-off tomorrow in Ames, IA., where weíll meet up with a couple of the boys in This Providence. Iíve...
Rohan Kohli on 03/04/09 - 11:09 AM
Snakes & Suits is giving away signed goodies from The Academy Is, We The Kings, The Maine and A Rocket To The Moon. Click here or check the replies for more info. Offer ends 12/18.
Garett Press on 12/17/08 - 12:57 PM
The Academy Is' new song, "Winter Passing," is now on iTunes.
Joe DeAndrea on 12/01/08 - 09:07 PM
In what will surely be known as a major technological breakthrough, you can now dress up a doll of William Beckett (The Academy Is...) online. Feel free to post your creations in the replies.

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Anton Djamoos on 11/15/08 - 09:09 AM
The Academy Is...'s new video for "About A Girl" can be found in the replies.

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Anton Djamoos on 10/28/08 - 06:42 PM
Check out tour updates from Travis Clark of We The Kings and Elliot James of Hey Monday from their time on Bill & Trav's Bogus Journey Tour below.
Travis Clark/We The KingsSo this is the 2nd update and it couldn't have come at a better time!! The other day, we visited the Grand Canyon for the first time of our lives! Here are a few pictures of the adventure...mostly pictures of Danny and I because we wanted to see the view from the edge :) Actually the picture we took together was the spot most people have fallen from so we HAD to get a picture there. The tour has been awesome so far, everyone is having an amazing time and we couldn't ask for better shows! Thanks so much to...
Rohan Kohli on 10/22/08 - 07:47 AM
The Academy Is' brand new music video for "About A Girl" can be seen here.
Rohan Kohli on 10/21/08 - 06:38 AM
William Beckett of The Academy Is... has started his own poetry/prose/short story group on Friends or Enemies.
Rohan Kohli on 10/08/08 - 02:20 PM
Adam Siska from The Academy Is, Travis Clark from We The Kings, and Elliot James from Hey Monday have checked in from Bill & Trav's Bogus Journey Tour with ABSOLUTExclusive tour blog updates; check below for the good stuff.
Adam Siska/The Academy IsToday we are in Houston and I'm sore all over from yesterdays beach volleyball tournament against those bastards known as We the Kings. We had the day off in Pensacola, Florida right on the Gulf of Mexico. I nominate myself as MVP though I must say that William Beckett's tall and lanky figure didn't hurt for spiking the ball right into the red head from We the Kings face.

So I've been reading this site for many many years now and this is...
Rohan Kohli on 10/08/08 - 12:04 PM
The Academy Is' music video for "About a Girl" will premiere after The Hills on October 20th at 10PM (the full video will be shown on soundtrack.mtv.com after the show).
Rohan Kohli on 10/03/08 - 06:16 AM
Friends or Enemies is giving away a guitar signed by the members of The Academy Is, We The Kings, Carolina Liar, and Hey Monday; click here to enter the contest.
Rohan Kohli on 10/02/08 - 09:53 AM
Bill & Trav's Bogus Journey Tour, which features The Academy Is, We The Kings, Carolina Liar, and Hey Monday, kicks off today. Starting next Tuesday, check back each week for ABSOLUTExclusive tour updates from members of The Academy Is, We The Kings, and Hey Monday.
10/09/08 AUSTIN, TX -EMOS
10/15/08 LOS...
Rohan Kohli on 10/01/08 - 09:35 AM
William Beckett (The Academy Is...) recorded a video message with the help of J-14 to Demi Lovato, who recently revealed that he is her celebrity crush. Check it out in the replies.

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Anton Djamoos on 09/26/08 - 08:29 AM
Tickets for Bill & Trav's Bogus Journey tour, which features The Academy Is, We The Kings, Carolina Liar, and Hey Monday, are now on sale.
Rohan Kohli on 09/18/08 - 02:48 PM
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