The Story Changes Debuts New Single, ‘The Longest Year’

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The Story Changes debuted its latest single this month.

The band — Mark McMillon, Christopher Popadak (Hawthorne Heights), Chris Serafini (The Stereo) — debuted its new single, ‘The Longest Year‘ Feb. 4. The song is the band’s first new music since the debut of the band’s then latest single ‘Golden Age‘ in March 2020. The song is featured in the band’s 2018 album To Hell With This Delicate Equation.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘The Longest Year’ is a unique presentation. At times featuring a distinct power punk style approach and sound and at others exhibiting a clear Deftones influence, it is a composition that is a good fit for any mainstream active rock radio station’s playlist.

According to information in a press release distributed Friday about the song, its lyrical theme focuses on “conquering your own anxiety and navigating depression during these uncertain times.”

‘The Longest Year’ was mixed and produced by the band’s longtime friend Jamie Woolford (Gin Blossoms, The Smoking Popes, Punchline).

More information on The Story Changes’ new single is available along with all of the band’s latest news online at:

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The Story Changes Debuts ‘Golden Age’ Video

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Emo-punk outfit The Story Changes debuted the video for its latest single last week.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Golden Age‘ March 25. The video pays tribute to George Lucas’ original Star Wars trilogy while also presenting the song, which is featured on the band’s 2018 album To Hell With This Delicate Equation.

Front man Marc McMillon talked about the video in a recent interview.

“We grew up enamored with a galaxy far, far away, and had a great time working with our friend Chris from Punchline to put together this animated parody video,” he said.  “Hopefully this can provide some laughs right now when I’m sure everyone could use a little distraction while staying at home.”

The Story Changes features members of Hawthorne Heights and The stereo in its lineup.

More information on The Story Changes’ new video, its latest album and more is available online at:

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Hawthorne Heights Announces Special Anniversary Tour

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Ten years ago, seminal indie-rock band Hawthorne Heights released what remains one of its most talked about albums today in The Silence in Black and White.  That landmark album sold the most first-week copies of any album in the history of Victory Records.  ‘Ohio Is For Lovers’ and ‘Niki FM’, both singles from that album, went on to major success. They helped push the band to the edge of major mainstream success.  The combined sales of the band’s singles and album in whole made The Silence in Black and White the model for almost every emo band that has come along since.

In celebration of the anniversary of that album’s release, the members of Hawthorne Heights have announced that the band will hit the road for a ten-year anniversary The Silence in Black and White World Tour.  The first leg of the tour kicks off April 8th in Dublin, Ireland.  Tour dates for the North American, Asian and Australian leg of the tour will be announced at a later date.  As a thank you to its fans for their support, the band’s members also announced that it will perform The Silence in Black and White in its entirety at each show throughout its tour.

Fans can go online now to the band’s official website, http://www.hawthorneheights.com to sign-up for all of the latest tour updates and to get a free re-worked acoustic version of a Hawthorne Heights classic and the band’s latest single, ‘Spark.’  ‘Spark’ comes from the band’s latest album ZERO. VIP packages for the band’s upcoming world tour are available now.  However, they are in limited quantities.  Zero can be downloaded now via iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id659261893 and via Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_17?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=hawthorne+heights+zero&sprefix=hawthorne+heights%2Cdigital-music%2C225.  More information on the band’s upcoming tour, its new album and more is available online at http://www.facebook.com/HawthorneHeights.  To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.