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Mixtapes will be going on hiatus after touring to and playing Fest in November. A message from the band is below.
Hi everyone! How are you doing? We don’t wanna get all sappy but we have some bad/good news. After Fest this fall, Mixtapes is gonna go on a break. We’re not breaking up for good—eventually we want to play as Mixtapes again—but as of now we’re not sure the next time that will be.

Nothing drastic has happened—just because of life, and personal reasons, we all have reached a point where we feel like we need to go off on our own for a while. We still love playing in the band! but especially because of the way our band has always been… Because we started solely as an outlet...
Thomas Nassiff on 07/09/14 - 10:09 AM
Ryan Rockwell from Mixtapes sort of tried to explain his side of the incident at Warped Tour on his podcast. I listened to most of this thing and didn't hear the words "I'm sorry" used once, and I'm still a little confused why this wasn't what he immediately said on Twitter instead of the sarcastic "yeah?" he posted soon after. Couldn't the easy response have been, "it was a horrible joke gone wrong, I immediately corrected myself and am an idiot, I am so sorry I said that" on Twitter? That would have obviously been reported if he tweeted that instead.
I always like to mess with the rest of my band if they’re talking. Maura was talking about that situation and I wasn’t really thinking...
Jason Tate on 06/24/14 - 01:10 AM
We've received the following message from Maura from Mixtapes in regard to yesterday's Warped Tour performance.
To clear the air a bit:

First of all, I wanted to say that what Ryan said was wrong and that I'm sorry for it, even if he isn't. As many of you may know who know Mixtapes, what was said on stage the other day was meant to be a joke and was said in a sarcastic manner. Ryan corrected himself on stage shortly after.

That being said, there are some things that just shouldn't be joked about in the first place and sexual assault is one of them. I know personally as I've been kissed and touched without permission multiple times on stage and off since being in Mixtapes and...
Jason Tate on 06/22/14 - 02:01 PM
Multiple reports are coming in from Warped Tour that Mixtapes' frontman Ryan Rockwell said something akin to "fuck tigers jaw. kiss whoever you want" while on stage today. I feel like the response from Tiger's Jaw on Twitter says it best: "disappointing. You had an opportunity to promote respectful behavior towards others and you did the opposite. Bad look."
Jason Tate on 06/21/14 - 02:02 PM
No Sleep has posted Mixtapes' latest record, Ordinary Silence, on Bandcamp with "pay-what-you-want" pricing.

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Jason Tate on 06/20/14 - 11:28 AM
Ryan Rockwell, best known as the frontman for pop-punk act Mixtapes, is excited to independently release a brand-new album today called I Hate How Normal I've Become. This release comes under the project name Youth Culture and is available right now on Bandcamp. Check the replies for the full press release.
Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 11:31 AM
On a new "Big Snackers" podcast, Ryan Rockwell (Mixtapes) discusses his top albums, talks to Joey Cape (Lagwagon/Bad Astronaut) to discuss his new label, and talks to Dan Campbell (The Wonder Years) to discuss royalties, the Weakerthans, and his new solo project, Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties.
Ryan Gardner on 05/27/14 - 06:57 AM
A while back we reported on the "Secret Project" clothing line started by Ryan of Mixtapes. After hearing that the project had been shut down via Twitter yesterday, we reached out to find out what was going on. Ryan let us know that he has currently suspended the line as he's got too much other stuff going on. He let us know that he's going to refund everyone's money and send out the shirts that he did have made. If you have any issues at all you can send an email here.
Jason Tate on 04/28/14 - 03:05 PM
Daylight and Mixtapes have announced one offs from their tour with Bayside. Dates are in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 02/07/14 - 02:18 PM
Bayside have added two dates to The Great American Cult Tour with support from Four Year Strong, Daylight and Mixtapes. Head to the replies for the updated routing.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/30/13 - 08:54 AM
Big Snackers (Ryan of Mixtapes and Justin Schaefer's podcast) this week talks to Vinnie Fiorello of Less Than Jake/Fueled by Ramen/Paper and Plastic, Ryan drinking “Lean” and his terrible diet starting decisions, why people fool everyone with disgusting treats at christmas, how weird it is to go to Christian school, and then play a game of "Bad High School Poetry or Imagine Dragons Lyric?", a story about the Fake Boys, and give Super Bowl predictions.
Christian Wagner on 12/19/13 - 09:27 AM
Bayside will headline The Great American Cult Tour with support from Four Year Strong, Daylight and Mixtapes. Dates can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/19/13 - 09:13 AM
Big Snackers (Ryan of Mixtapes and Justin Schaefer's podcast) has surpassed 200k downloads. This week they answer questions about England, other podcasts, AP.net shred videos, Slenderman, what’s so great about Cincinnati, the seasons, T-Pain coming out for gay rights, our listener Pete’s band, upcoming music, Boston, we talk to Eric Mueller about his involvment in the band Allister, the Rolling Stone top 50 albums of 2013 list, the Saskatchewan Sissy Sucker and movies.
Christian Wagner on 12/12/13 - 06:26 PM
Mixtapes documented the making of their album Ordinary Silence with an in depth look at the recording process. Watch how they spend their record labels money and the way they approach making a full length in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 12/09/13 - 10:16 AM
Big Snackers (Ryan of Mixtapes and Justin Schaefer's podcast) is surprised and happy to celebrate over 150,000 downloads of their podcast. This week they take listener questions, it's the year in review for music and video games so everyone shares their top lists. They talk to the man who left behind making the Bioshock series to start a 4 man indie company and make a game with ZERO action, and how that risk payed off. They talk to Food Network star Guy Fieri about movies this year, they talk about the Lostprophets frontman and how creepy he looked anyways and much more.
Christian Wagner on 11/27/13 - 07:58 AM
The first person to reply to this thread will win a pair of tickets to see Real Friends, Mixtapes, Forever Came Calling, and Pentimento at The Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ courtesy of Game Changer World.
Christian Wagner on 10/23/13 - 12:12 PM
PropertyOfZack is giving away free tickets to every date on the second half of Real Friends' current fall tour with Mixtapes, Forever Came Calling and Pentimento.
Thomas Nassiff on 10/10/13 - 01:21 PM
Ryan of Mixtapes has released the 2nd episode of his podcast. This week he talks about the irony of someone hating yourself for hating things, they field calls from Soupy of The Wonder Years and others, meeting people from chat lines, getting McDonalds and more.
Christian Wagner on 09/20/13 - 11:12 AM
Ryan Rockwell from Mixtapes and comedian Justin Schafer have started a podcast called Big Snackers. The weekly podcast mainly focuses on music, movies, and other forms of pop culture. This week they discuss Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, One Direction Hating Beliebers, pop punk, getting old, and playing laser tag against 15 year olds. You can follow on Twitter, subscribe on itunes and listen here.
Christian Wagner on 09/15/13 - 05:20 PM
PropertyOfZack is sponsoring the ultimate pop-punk tour this fall - Real Friends, Mixtapes, Forever Came Calling, and Pentimento will all be touring together starting this October. Full details can be seen here and the dates can be seen in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 08/19/13 - 04:59 PM
Mixtapes is the latest band to appear on the Punks in Vegas Stripped Down Sessions. Hit the replies to watch an acoustic video of "Happy & Poor" outside the Eagle Hall in Las Vegas.
Ryan Gardner on 08/07/13 - 01:26 PM
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Jake Jenkins on 07/12/13 - 06:08 AM
Animal Style Records have launched pre-orders for a third pressing of Mixtapes' Maps & Companions, due for release on August 20th.
Drew Beringer on 07/11/13 - 12:10 PM
You can stream Mixtapes' new record, Ordinary Silence, here. The album is in stores tomorrow, June 25th.
Drew Beringer on 06/24/13 - 03:01 PM
Watch Mixtapes' music video for "Bad Parts" over at MTV Buzzworthy. You can also check out an acoustic performance of "Elevator Days" and track-by-track explanations of Ordinary Silence here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/21/13 - 09:19 AM
Heads up - Mixtapes will be taking over our Instagram account all day, so make sure you give us a follow and check out whatever shenanigans the band may be up to.
Drew Beringer on 06/14/13 - 08:33 AM
On June 25th, Mixtapes will be releasing Ordinary Silence, its second LP for No Sleep Records. It's a marked improvement over the band's 2012 album and one of my favorite pop-punk releases of the year thus far. Today, we're giving you a tasty morsel from the record, a brand new song titled "C.C.S." You can check it out in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. You can pre-order Ordinary Silence here. On Friday, the band will be taking over our Instagram account as well as chatting on the site next week Tuesday.
Drew Beringer on 06/12/13 - 09:31 AM
MTV Buzzyworthy is streaming a new Mixtapes song titled "Happy & Poor."
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/07/13 - 08:35 AM
Watch Masked Intruder perform an acoustic version of "Heart-Shaped Guitar" with Maura Weaver of Mixtapes here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/31/13 - 11:40 AM
Mixtapes posted a new song titled "Everything's Eventual" on Facebook.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/22/13 - 10:44 AM
Check out a new Mixtapes song titled "Bad Parts" here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/07/13 - 08:06 AM
You can stream a new Mixtapes song titled "Elevator Days" over at AV Club. It's off the band's upcoming album, Ordinary Silence, which hits stores on June 25th. You can pre-order it here.
Drew Beringer on 04/10/13 - 10:06 AM
Mixtapes will release Ordinary Silence on June 25th via No Sleep Records. Pre-orders will go live tomorrow. The band will also be taking out You Blew It!, Light Years and special guests Modern Baseball and Last Call on select dates, which you can find in the replies along with the album art.
Drew Beringer on 04/09/13 - 10:51 AM
The Wonder Years have announced four record release shows in 24 hours in support of The Greatest Generation. The band will play in Philadelphia at 6pm on May 10 with Modern Baseball, then in New York City at 12am on May 11 with A Loss for Words. Then comes Chicago at 10am on May 11 with Mixtapes and to close it out, Los Angeles at 6pm on May 11 with The Sheds. Tickets can be purchased here. The Greatest Generation graces our ears May 14 via Hopeless Records.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/03/13 - 12:23 PM
Check out a bonus video of Mixtapes playing "Noon (Protest Song)" from its Nervous Energies' session in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 04/02/13 - 08:11 AM
Castles, the hip hop side project of Mixtapes frontman Ryan Rockwell, posted their new EP, Jellybeans, for free.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/18/13 - 01:35 PM
Mixtapes, Texas In July, Ice Nine Kills, No Bragging Rights, Super Water Sympathy, The Indecent, Lost In Atlantis, Gabe Kubanda and TheCityShakeUp have been added to this summer's Warped Tour. Head to the replies for the specifics.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/16/13 - 12:20 PM
Mixtapes and Masked Intruder are teaming up for the Let's Talk Industry tour. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/27/13 - 08:46 AM
PropertyOfZack recently interviewed Ryan Rockwell of Mixtapes and confirmed that the band will be recording a new album this March. They also talked about a handful of bands within the scene. Read it all here.
POZ: More than guitar. Much more than you practice the guitar. Jason Tate would agree too.
Ryan: Does Jason Tate even know how to play guitar?
Drew Beringer on 02/19/13 - 01:53 PM
Today is Mixtapes frontman Ryan Rockwell's birthday. Leave him well wishes in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/01/13 - 08:25 AM
Mixtapes have demoed six new songs.
Jason Tate on 01/16/13 - 10:30 AM
Michael Remley has left Mixtapes.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/06/13 - 11:56 PM
PropertyOfZack is exclusively revealing Mixtapes' video for "Anyways." Watch it here.
Christian Wagner on 12/21/12 - 10:06 AM
Broadway Calls will be taking Silver Snakes out on the road with them in 2013. Co-headliners Red City Radio and Mixtapes picking up dates along the way. Full details and dates in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 12/06/12 - 09:48 AM
Real Friends, Last Call and Fingers Crossed have exclusive new songs available for free download via the Team Pagano Be Part of Something compilation, presented by PropertyOfZack. The comp also includes Pentimento, Handguns, With The Punches, I Call Fives, Mixtapes and more, and can be downloaded here.
Thomas Nassiff on 11/14/12 - 07:10 AM
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