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East Bay punk band Emily’s Army have released their sophomore album Lost At Seventeen. The album was recorded in Oakland, CA and produced by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong. Lost At Seventeen focuses on the inescapable uncertainty we all feel as teenagers as best displayed in the title track “Lost At 17” and single “Avenue” which induce immediate nostalgia of what it feels like to have your whole life ahead of you. The album also addresses the nation’s current political climate with the brash rocker “I Am The President”, in which vocalist Cole Becker proclaims “Democrats, Republicans… It’s all the same, I’ve had enough of it.”

Emily’s Army is comprised of Cole Becker (vocals/guitar), Max Becker (vocals/bass), Travis Neumann (guitar), and Joey Armstrong (drums). The band’s name was inspired by Max and Cole’s teenage cousin Emily, who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis in 1998 and has suffered from the disease her entire life.  In tribute, the band adopted the name Emily’s Army, which also happens to be the moniker for a fundraising organization in their cousin’s honor.  At a time when young bands are homogenized and tailor made for consumption and eventual regurgitation, Emily’s Army is a breath of fresh air.

Check out the video for “War”, which premiered over at Guitar World, HERE. The band will hit cities across the country as part of the 19th annual Vans Warped Tour. See below for a complete list of dates.

 

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EMILY’S ARMY – LOST AT SEVENTEEN

1. Part-time Bum

2. Jamie

3. Gubermensch

4. Avenue

5. I Am The President

6. Kids Just Wanna Dance

7. Pathetic And In Love

8. On The Roof

9. The Rescuers

10. War

11. Rain

12. If Our Music Plays Again

13. 18 Years

14. Elephant

15. Digital Drugs

16. Lost At 17

 

PURCHASE LOST AT SEVENTEEN ON ITUNES

 

Emily’s Army Live Dates (2013 Warped Tour)

 

6/15 – White River Amphitheater – Auburn, WA

6/16 – Portland Expo Center Parking Lot – Portland, OR

6/19 – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater – Chula Vista, CA

6/20 – Pomona Fairplex – Pomona, CA

6/21 – Pomona Fairplex – Pomona, CA

6/22 – Shoreline Amphitheater – Mountain View, CA

6/23 – Seaside Park – Ventura, CA

6/26 – NMSU Practice Field – Las Cruces, NM

6/27 – Quail Run Park – Mesa, AZ

6/28 – Luxor Hotel Parking Lot – Las Vegas, NV

6/29 – Utah State Fair Park – Salt Lake City, UT

6/30 – Sports Authority Filed at Mile High – Denver, CO

7/03 – Klipsch Music Center – Nobelsville, IN

7/06 – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Center, NY

7/07 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ

7/09 – Farm Bureau Live – Virginia Beach, VA

7/10 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD

7/11 – Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA

 

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