Underøath’s Aaron Gillespie Would Like To Do A ‘TOCS’ Ten Year Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 10, 2014

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Voice & Verse, Evan Lucy’s podcast, is back with Aaron Gillespie (Underøath, Paramore). Gillespie, on the episode, mentioned that there are demoes from the They’re Only Chasing Safety era and that he would love to do a ten year tour.

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POZ Decade: Underøath - They’re Only Chasing Safety

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 24, 2014

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Underøath’s They’re Only Chasing Safety was released ten years ago last week, and PropertyOfZack is launching our next Decade feature in honor of the album today. We have commentary on the album from POZ team members Caitlin DeWeese, Connor Sheehan, Zack Zarrillo, Zac Lomas and Jason Stives, so enjoy and reblog to let us know your thoughts on They’re Only Chasing Safety ten years later! 

How the album holds up in 2014
In order to properly write about how They’re Only Chasing Safety holds up in 2014, I had to dig it up from the pits of my Recently Played list on iTunes. I don’t know the last time I listened to the album from beginning to end. Released on June 15th, 2004 on Solid State Records, They’re Only Chasing Safety ended up going gold in 2011, and while that was only three years ago, it feels like an eternity has passed since I was screeching “I’M DROWNING IN MY SLEEP” in a mosh pit of sweaty, skinny, long-haired teenagers. But from the first note of “Young and Aspiring” to the last wail of “Some Will Seek Forgiveness,” I felt fifteen again. Feeling fifteen again is kind of a recurring thing in my life, but with this album it’s even more so. The Christian lyrics are the biggest throwback, as that ruled my life at one point. 
 
I had never listened to “screamo” until Underøath. I had a few CDs in my collection with some solid screams here and there: The Used, Finch, etc. Underøath was totally new, and god damn, was it rebellious blowing out of my bedroom. Once my mom found out they were just screaming about Jesus, things were okay. Spencer Chamberlain’s hair became an icon within my circle of friends; you’d never seen so many fashion mullets in your life.
 
Alas, here we are in 2014. I’ve graduated from high school, had my heart broken, given up on a god, graduated from college, and just finished my 3rd year of teaching whiny children. The meaning of these songs and phrases had such an impact on my fifteen year-old psyche, and now…we’ve all moved on. The album holds up to nostalgic expectations, but never could I listen to They’re Only Chasing Safety in a non-ironic way. I almost felt depressed revisiting the album; too many old feelings, flashbacks, and people related to the impassioned tracks. - Caitlin DeWeese
 
Most important song on the album
Remember the heady days of 2005-2010 where Christian metalcore was all the rage? You can blame Underøath for that. “A Boy Brushed Red… Living in Black and White” is what solidified the formula of alternating poppily-sung choruses and heavy-screamed verses that was then emulated by Attack Attack!, blessthefall, and just about every band that won a Battle of the Bands spot on Warped Tour. Now, by no means am I saying “A Boy Brushed Red…” is a bad song - in fact, it’s arguably my favorite song by Underøath, but there’s no doubt in my mind that this song is what influenced the neoncore pseudo-Christian trends of the late 2000’s, and that’s what makes it important.
 
Think of “A Boy Brushed Red…” and They’re Only Chasing Safety as a homemade cookie, and everything that came after is a Chips Ahoy (Chewy of course, I don’t mess with that original nonsense). They taste sort of similar, and the ingredients and steps to make them are pretty much the same, but one of them was made with heart, while the other was written and judged by a committee, based on what would sell.

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Underøath’s ‘They’re Only Chasing Safety’ Turns Ten

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 15, 2014

Underøath's They’re Only Chasing Safety is officially ten years old. Check out a tweet from frontman Spencer Chamberlain below after the jump.

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Taking Back Sunday, The Used Announce Co-Headlining Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 28, 2014

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Taking Back Sunday and The Used are going out on a co-headlining tour with Tonight Alive and Sleepwave (ex-Underøath) this spring. Check out the dates below after the jump!

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Taking Back Sunday Perform “Timberwolves At New Jersey” Ft. The Maine, Underøath Frontmen

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 5, 2013

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Taking Back Sunday performed “Timberwolves At New Jersey” this past weekend with a little help from John O’Callaghan from The Maine and Spencer Chamberlain from Underøath on vocals. Check out a video of the song below after the jump.

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Taking Back Sunday Frontman Rejoins Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 2, 2013

Taking Back Sunday's Adam Lazzara is rejoining the band's fall headlining tour tomorrow following the abrupt birth of his newborn child. Spencer Chamberlain of Underoath was filling in for Lazzara in the interim. Read a statement from the band below after the jump. 

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Taking Back Sunday Cover Straylight’s “Existentialism On Prom Night” With ex-Underøath Frontman

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 29, 2013

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Taking Back Sunday continued their tour last night with help from Underøath’s Spencer Chamberlain on vocals. Check out a cover of Straylight Run’s “Existentialism On Prom Night” below after the jump.

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Taking Back Sunday Perform “Set Phasers To Sun” With ex-Underøath Frontman

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 26, 2013

Taking Back Sunday continued their tour last night with help from Underøath’s Spencer Chamberlain on vocals. Check out a performance of “Set Phasers To Stun” below after the jump.

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Taking Back Sunday Continuing Tour With ex-Underøath Frontman On Vocals

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 24, 2013

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Taking Back Sunday will be continuing on with their fall tour with help from Underøath’s Spencer Chamberlain on vocals. Adam Lazzara has to take an indefinite hiatus form the tour due to the unexpected and difficult birth of his new son. Read a press release below after the jump.

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Sleepwave (UØ Frontman) Releases First Song; Announces Tour Dates

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 4, 2013

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Underøath's Spencer Chamberlain has released his first song under his new Sleepwave project. Download "Rock And Roll Is Dead And So Am I" here and check out his upcoming tour dates below after the jump.

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Frontman Spencer Chamberlain Lost Everything In The Aftermath Of Underøath’s Breakup

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 3, 2013

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Most band breakups are not planned, and it’s rare that we ever hear about the financial aftermath of unplanned splits. Underøath's Spencer Chamberlain's recently did an interview on his new Sleepwave project and opened up about how he lost everything following Underøath’s breakup last year. Read part of what he had to say below after the jump.

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Sleepwave (UØ Frontman) Posts Music Teaser

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 2, 2013

Underøath's Spencer Chamberlain's new project is called Sleepwave. Check out a teaser from a song below after the jump.

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Underøath Frontman Reveals New Project

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 27, 2013

Underøath's Spencer Chamberlain's new project is called Sleepwave. Check out an image teaser below after the jump.

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Underøath Frontman To Reveal New Project This Week

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 25, 2013

Underøath's Spencer Chamberlain will apparently be taking the wraps off of his solo project this week. Check out a teaser below after the jump.

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Paramore Tap Aaron Gillespie (ex-Underøath) To Drum On Fall Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 26, 2013

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Aaron Gillespie will be finding himself behind the drum kit once again this fall as he fills in on Paramore's arena tour. Gillespie has not played drums in a band since he departed from Underøath. Check out a tweet from Paramore below after the jump.

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