With the start of a new decade, bands that played a major role in our childhood &/or adolescence are slowly coming back together. Whether it's purely to profit off of nostalgia or a new inspiration to create more music-- I'm excited.
Alright, we have to start with the inevitable: My Chemical Romance. On Halloween of last year, MCR announced their comeback with a reunion performance in Los Angeles. Slowly but surely, they began announcing more & more tour dates; primarily overseas, including Australia, Japan & Europe. One can only hope they circle back to the states to elongate this reunion tour. And perhaps some new material to tide us over until then? A few weeks ago, they posted a video on their Instagram of various inconspicuous symbols, which I've yet to decipher. Who knows with these guys! All I know is that I gotta keep an eye on them.
On the other hand, a band you may have forgotten about until now. We Are The In Crowd have been hinting since late last year that they'll be returning to the scene. This was also confirmed once Slam Dunk Festival in the UK announced them in their 2020 lineup. Their last release was back in 2014 with their LP "Weird Kids," and since then lead singer, Tay Jardine, has been making indie pop music under the name Sainte. It seems as though Sainte will have to be put on pause as WATIC is revived this year. Stay tuned!
If your preteen life was anything like mine, William Beckett played an important role. The Academy Is...'s Facebook page posted an image of a sunrise (or set) on January 1st, 2020. The image being graphically very similar to their debut album, "Almost Here," which is still being celebrated on their Instagram & Twitter for its 10 year anniversary even though it was released 15 years ago now. More recently, the band announced a 15 year anniversary show in Chicago in February. Will this lead to more anniversary shows? Or perhaps new music in tangent with the new artwork? Time will tell...
Last year, Fearless Records released a collection of their rostered artists to celebrate 25 years of the label, containing some of the greatest hits. One of them being, "Goodnight Moon" by Go Radio. Since that feature, Go Radio has been openly admitting to congregating & releasing new material soon. Although, there has been no announcement of any shows yet, they have been making social media posts of them back in the studio & have even given us a little tease of what's to come with their new single, "Say It Again." Go, Radio, go!!! We need more!!!
Written By Deirdre Kelly