Beartooth will headline Snowed In in December in Cleveland with Hawthorne Heights, Counterparts, Hit The Lights, and more. The full line-up is below.
Ryan Gardner on 09/01/15 - 05:10 AM
Sparrow Sleeps released an album of Hit the Lights lullabies called "Skip Naps, Sleep Nights" today. A version of "Breathe In" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 08/11/15 - 11:19 AM
Thief Club's acoustic version of "Fragile Eyes" is streaming in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 06/29/15 - 11:33 AM
State Champs, Hit The Lights, Tiny Moving Parts, Northbound, and Let It Happen will be headed out on the “Shot Boys Of Summer” Tour. Dates are in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 05/27/15 - 02:07 PM
Last week I got the chance to see Cartel perform Chroma in its entirety (plus some surprise favorites). Hit The Lights, Team, and Driver Friendly were all out to support. Take a trip back to 2005 and check out our photos and show review in the replies!
After "If I Fail," Will said, "I'm pretty sure the St. Patty's day show was completely blown out just now. This is probably the most fun I've had in ten years; I'm not kidding."
Anthony Sorendino on 04/23/15 - 07:16 AM
Hit the Lights' new video for "Life on the Bottom" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/09/15 - 10:07 AM
After one week off we return with a new episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast. This week's episode looks at a whole lot of the most recent albums to come out: Death Cab for Cutie, Hit the Lights, All Time Low, The Maine, and Kendrick Lamar are all featured prominently. Which ones do we like? Which ones do we not like? Did Kendrick release the most "important" album of 2015 before the year's even a quarter over? We yawn our way through a little about Tom DeLonge wanting to write 15 novels and then we discuss Jay Z's Tidal and the future of music streaming online. What would make us switch? Will this service be anything or is it all just a waiting game until Apple releases whatever comes...
Jason Tate on 04/02/15 - 03:40 PM
That's the last time I seen my brother Ansel.
Staff ReviewsHit The Lights - Summer Bones (Blake Solomon)
Dylan Gardner - Adventures In Real Time (Gregory Robson)
Ohnomoon - VVV EP (Gregory Robson)
Blake Solomon on 03/23/15 - 07:10 AM
Hit the Lights are streaming their new album Summer Bones on Glamour Kills. It's in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 03/19/15 - 10:21 AM
After five weeks of fun, we are both excited and sad to bring you the final chapter of Hit the Lights's "Skeleton Series." The last installment includes the band discussing their future, an acoustic performance, input from their friends in The Wonder Years, Valencia and A Loss For Words and more. If you enjoyed the videos, be sure to pick up Summer Bones when it comes out on March 24th from Pure Noise Records. The infectiously catchy return to form is the perfect soundtrack to kick off spring.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/09/15 - 09:50 AM
Hit the Lights' new song "No Filter" can be heard in the replies.
Jason Tate on 03/04/15 - 10:50 AM
The fourth chapter of Hit the Lights's "Skeleton Series" features one of the best first beer stories you'll ever hear, as well as the band members' apocalypse predictions. You'll be glad the end of the world hasn't come yet when Summer Bones drops on March 24th via Pure Noise Records. Don't miss the fifth and final "Skeleton Series" installment next Monday.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/02/15 - 07:19 AM
Chapter 3 of Hit the Lights's "Skeleton Series" find the bands members discussing the recording of their new album, Summer Bones, which is due out on March 24th via Pure Noise Records. In addition to some great footage from the studio, you'll get an early listen to some new material. Catch up on the first two episodes if you missed them, and check back next Monday for the next installment.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/23/15 - 08:13 AM
Following a great reception for the premier installment, we have Chapter 2 of Hit the Lights's "Skeleton Series" in the replies for your viewing pleasure. A more lighthearted approach following last week's heavy content, the video features the band members discussing the last time they moshed. Summer Bones is out on March 24th via Pure Noise Records. Let's hear your mosh stories below.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/16/15 - 08:45 AM
We'll be bringing you exclusive videos from Hit the Lights leading up to the March 24th release of their new album, Summer Bones. Dubbed "Skeleton Series," the documentary-style series was created by Kyle Thrash. Chapter 1 can be viewed in the replies. It gives an honest look at the inner workings of the band - including the rarely-publicized negative aspects. Check back next Monday for more, and pre-order Summer Bones from Pure Noise Records.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/09/15 - 08:02 AM
Hit the Lights' new song "The Real" can be heard in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/04/15 - 12:34 PM
Thief Club's new song "Oh, Paul" is now available on Bandcamp.

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Jason Tate on 01/23/15 - 11:13 AM
Hit the Lights will release their fourth album, Summer Bones, on March 24th. You can pre-order it via Pure Noise Records. If you missed it, "Fucked Up Kids" is streaming in the replies.

Track Listing
1. Fucked Up Kids
2. The Real
3. Life on the Bottom
4. Revolutions and Executions
5. No Filter
6. Blasphemy, Myself and I
7. Summer Bones
8. Keep Your Head
9. Sitter
10. Old Friend
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/15/15 - 02:50 PM
A new Hit The Lights' song called "Fucked Up Kids" is in the replies via AltPress.
Ryan Gardner on 01/15/15 - 11:06 AM
Hit the Lights' drummer had his house broken into and car stolen this fall -- his cymbals were in the car and he's trying to raise money for replacements on GoFundMe.
Hey guys I dont know if you heard but my house was broken into this past fall and our car was stolen. While packing for our upcoming Hit The Lights trip I found that my cymbals were in that stolen car. One of the things I hate more than anything is stealing from others. Those cymbals meant the world to me and now I need to replace all of them. Any help would be much appreciated. The top 5 donations will receive a signed drum head and a signed pair of sticks. Thanks for always supporting our band and we will see you very soon!
Jason Tate on 01/13/15 - 03:26 PM
Hit The Lights will release Summer Bones on March 24th. A new song clip can be heard here.

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Jason Tate on 01/12/15 - 06:18 PM
Nick Thompson has posted an update about Thief Club.
Some people have been wanting updates on the new EP, so I figured I'd give you just that! My last release featured some guest vocals from some of my favorite vocalists Shane Henderson and Will Pugh. This release will be no different, as I'm excited to announce that my good friend Matty Arsenault from A Loss For Words will be providing guest vocals for a track, as well as my sister Lauren Thompson, who will be making her vocal debut on the acoustic version of "Fragile Eyes!" I couldn't be more happy, proud and honored for them to be a part of this project and I'm excited for you to hear the final product. I'll be sending digital copies...
Jason Tate on 01/12/15 - 03:15 PM
Pure Noise Records has released a free winter sampler. The label has also announced that it will release new full lengths from Hit The Lights, Four Year Strong, The Story So Far, Senses Fail and State Champs in 2015.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/29/14 - 02:09 PM
Four Year Strong are headlining the Pure Noise Tour in the UK in March 2015 with Hit The Lights, Forever Came Calling, and Light You Up - dates are below.
Ryan Gardner on 12/10/14 - 05:16 PM
Thief Club will have a cover of Boy Meets World's "Waiting For A Star To Fall" on their new EP. A teaser can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 11/20/14 - 01:10 PM
Hit The Lights' new album artwork is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 11/19/14 - 12:16 PM
Hit the Lights will go on a full US tour in 2015. Details forthcoming.

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Jason Tate on 10/30/14 - 12:56 PM
Thief Club's new EP will be called Just Give Up. Track listing is in the replies. And you can still fund the album here.

Track Listing
1. Newark Mansions
2. Talk About Me
3. Waiting for a Star to Fall
4. The Sweetness
5. Fragile Eyes (Acoustic)

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Jason Tate on 10/24/14 - 10:36 AM
Thief Club is crowdfunding for a new EP. In addition, he has made his debut LP My Heavy available on Bandcamp for "pay what you want."
Christian Wagner on 10/07/14 - 05:44 AM
Hit The Lights posted on Instagram a teaser for their upcoming record.

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Jason Tate on 09/24/14 - 12:18 PM
Nick Thompson is offering his Thief Club album "My Heavy" through Bandcamp.

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Jason Tate on 09/16/14 - 09:23 AM
Hit the Lights has finished their new album.

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Jason Tate on 08/22/14 - 11:20 AM
Hit the Lights are almost finished with their new album.
Jason Tate on 08/13/14 - 01:18 PM
Either I've gone back in time to 2005 or Hit the Lights and Day at the Fair will be opening for Hidden In Plain View at their reunion show at the Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/23/14 - 11:41 AM
Hit the Lights have added two California dates to their Skip School, Start Fights tour. They head into to the studio next month to record their new record.

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Jason Tate on 06/10/14 - 12:43 PM
The first person to comment on this thread who is able to attend will win a pair of tickets to Hit the Lights's Skip School, Start Fights tour at Woodlands Tavern in Columbus, OH this Sunday. The show features support from Major League, Light Years, Brigades and July. If you aren't a winner, you can still buy tickets.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/05/14 - 03:19 PM
Nick and Kevin of Hit The Lights will be chatting in this thread at 8pm EST to talk about the band's new album, signing to Pure Noise Records and anything else you can think to ask them. Be sure to swing in and come say hey.

Update: The chat is now over. We'd like to thank Nick and Kevin for coming on and having a good time with everyone. Be sure to catch them on the "Skip School, Start Fights" tour and stay posted for more album updates as they're released.
Keagan Ilvonen on 05/29/14 - 04:52 PM
Hit The Lights will be chatting on the site next Tuesday at 7pm EST. Come swing by to ask the guys about their new album, signing to Pure Noise Records and more.
Keagan Ilvonen on 05/21/14 - 11:13 AM
Hit The Lights have signed to Pure Noise Records. The band will release their new album this fall produced by Kyle Black (Comeback Kid, Set Your Goals).
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/14/14 - 09:01 AM
Hit The Lights have announced that Major League, Light Years, Brigades, and July will be support on their "Skip School, Start Fights" tour. Pre-sale tickets are now available. Dates are below.
Ryan Gardner on 03/28/14 - 03:11 PM
Hit The Lights has announced a Skip School, Start Fights tour. Dates are in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 03/24/14 - 01:28 PM
Head to the replies to check out an Audiotree session from Front Porch Step, Brian Marquis, Hit The Lights, and Transit.
Christian Wagner on 03/03/14 - 02:22 PM
Thief Club posted the lyrics and backstory to "Brand New Ways." At midnight, My Heavy will be available for full stream.
Christian Wagner on 02/03/14 - 06:37 PM
Thief Club posted the track "Brand New Ways" which is the opening track to the debut album My Heavy. It will be released on February 4th on Take Out Records. It is available for pre-order.
Christian Wagner on 01/27/14 - 08:44 AM
Thief Club released a new song called "The First Place" on Bandcamp.
Christian Wagner on 01/13/14 - 12:29 PM
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