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Album Preview: For The Win “Heavy Thoughts” Out April 14th

San Diego’s own heavy pop punk band For The Win are set to release their most honest album yet this April.  “Heavy Thoughts” is due out April 14th on Artery Recordings and features the band’s most personal lyrics to date blended seamlessly with high energy instruments and vocal harmonies.  We got an early listen of the band’s new album and there’s no sign of a sophomore slump with For The Win!

The album kicks off with a declaration “This is a song for the beaten and broken,” and quickly shifts gears with guitars chugging alongside a steady drum beat on “Us Versus Them.”  Singer Kyle Christensen promises the listener doesn’t have to walk this world alone, which is the overarching message of this album.   Almost every song speaks from the heart about some of those thoughts that sit in the back of your mind all the time.  The first two singles from the album, “Crash And Burn” and “Dancing Shoes” show the dynamic writing both lyrically and musically from the band.

For The Win found the ideal balance between light pop sing along choruses and heavy breakdowns that we’re sure will get the crowd moving during their live shows.  There are a few stand out tracks on this album, “Nowhere To Run” and “How Can I (Get Back To You)” are two of them.  These are two of the more pop hook laden tracks on the album, but lyrically they have the right amount of weight to hold their own against the other tracks on a truly solid sophomore album.

For The Win showcase their softer side as well on the album with the closing track “Until The End Of Time.”   The final track starts as a slow acoustic jam questioning “Do I sit around and wait for change or move ahead to better days without you” and later moves towards a more bitter tone as the drums and a string section fade in.

All in all, these guys are proving that the next generation of melodic hardcore and pop punk are in very good hands. This is an album that not only passed the “driving test” (you know, the one where you plug in the aux cord and just drive aimlessly around town while blasting the album) but it also gets us excited for what’s next from For The Win!

Be sure to grab a copy of “Heavy Thoughts” when it drops April 14th on iTunes, Amazon, and through the band’s official webstore.  Pre-order bundles are available and feature exclusive merch and more!

Catch For The Win on the “Heavy Thoughts Tour” with Rookie Of The Year and The New Low this April!
April 8th – Analog Cafe – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
April 13th – Malone’s – Santa Ana, CA – Buy Tickets
April 15th – Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets
April 16th – Moon Room – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets
April 17th – Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO – Buy Tickets
April 20th – Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets
April 21st – Jack’s Patio Bar – San Antonio, TX – Buy Tickets
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pril 23rd – The Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ – Buy Tickets

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For The Win To Release “Heavy Thoughts” Album on 4/14

For The Win have been keeping busy in 2017 so far and they’re ready to kick it into high gear!  The guys just announced that they will be releasing their brand new album, “Heavy Thoughts” through Artery Recordings on April 14th.  The band’s second single off of their highly anticipated second album, “Dancing Shoes” comes out of the gate at a blistering pace and hits the listener a little harder than the last single, “Crash and Burn.”

Kyle Christensen says “‘Dancing Shoes’ is the heaviest song we’ve written as a band so far, instrumentally and lyrically. This song reflects a lot on how cutthroat the world can be, and how so many people are out for themselves. I felt like I was losing touch with my own self confidence and let too many opinions get to me and my drive. As you grow older you realize how naive you can be to others and their ulterior motives.”

Watch the official video for “Dancing Shoes” below.

For The Win are the special guest on Alesana’s “Ten Frail Years Of Vanity and Wax” Tour this Winter.  Check out the dates below!

“Ten Frail Years Of Vanity and Wax” ft. Alesana and For The Win
Feb 7th – DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets
Feb 8th – The Glass House – Pomona, CA – Buy Tickets
Feb 9th – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets
Feb 10th – Club Red-Mesa –  Mesa, AZ – Buy Tickets
Feb 11th -The Roxy Theatre – Hollywood, CA – Buy Tickets
Feb 12th – The Rock – Tucson, AZ – Buy Tickets
Feb 15th – Fubar – St. Louis, MO – Buy Tickets
Feb 16th – Aftershock – Merriam, KS – Buy Tickets
Feb 17th -Marquis Theater – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets
Feb 18th – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets

Pre-order For The Win’s sophomore album “Heavy Thoughts” on iTunes or Amazon.  Pre-orders are available on the band’s official website now.

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Artist To Watch: For The Win

Pop punk is alive and well!  We got worried for a little bit but the new era of bands like State Champs, Waterparks, Seaway, and Broadside definitely know what they’re doing!

With an impressive touring resume featuring A Loss For Words, Capsize, and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, as well as a debut album under their belts, San Diego quintet For The Win are ready to take over your speakers!  The band just debuted their new single “Crash and Burn” ahead of their album release in March of 2017.

For The Win consists of Kyle Christensen, Matt Jiminez, Lee Chambers, Giovanni Suarez, and Omar Nieto, and these guys have delivered a hook heavy and thoughtful lesson in karma.  The band adds “The song is about what goes around comes around, and not to wish negativity on anyone, but that karma definitely comes around in its own way.”

Watch the official video for “Crash And Burn” below and request the new single on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation station.

Grab a copy of “Crash and Burn” on iTunes or Amazon now and stay tuned for more announcements from For The Win!

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