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Candy Hearts “I Miss You” Single Artwork

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 24, 2014

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Candy Hearts will release All The Ways You Let Me Down on June 10 via Violently Happy Records. Check out the artwork for “I Miss You” below after the jump.

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Candy Hearts Announce ‘All The Ways You Let Me Down’

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 14, 2014

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Candy Hearts will release All The Ways You Let Me Down on June 10 via Violently Happy Records. A song called “I Miss You” will be released on April 1st. Check out the band’s current tour dates below after the jump.

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Bled Fest Add Candy Hearts To Lineup

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 28, 2014

Bled Fest have added Candy Hearts to their 2014 lineup. Check out the lineup so far below after the jump.

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POZ Video Premiere: Real Friends, Modern Baseball, Stickup Kid, Candy Hearts - “When You’re Around (Motion City Soundtrack Cover)”

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 25, 2014

We’re gonna break Tumblr. On the last day of tour this past summer, our buddies in Real FriendsModern BaseballCandy Hearts, and Stickup Kid all got together to record a great acoustic cover of Motion City Soundtrack's “When You're Around.” PropertyOfZack is very happy to be premiering the cover today in conjunction with Soundlapse who did a great job filming the shoot. Watch all four bands cover “When You're Around” below!

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Pop Punk’s Not Dead UK Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 25, 2014

The Pop Punk’s Not Dead Tour will be hitting the UK with New Found Glory, The Story So Far, Candy Hearts, and Only Rivals. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Candy Hearts Finish Recording New Album

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 17, 2014

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Candy Hearts have finishing recording their new album with Chad Gilbert. Check out a picture of a completed tracking board below after the jump.

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Candy Hearts Begin Recording Album With Chad Gilbert

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 6, 2014

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Candy Hearts have begun recording their new album with Chad Gilbert. Check out a tweet from Gilbert below after the jump.

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Candy Hearts Cover Neutral Milk Hotel’s “Love You More Than Life”

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 16, 2013

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Mariel of Candy Hearts have released a new cover of Neutral Milk Hotel’s “Love You More Than Life.” Listen and watch below after the jump.

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In Defense Of Outrage: A Response

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 10, 2013

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We’re pretty sure that, by now, you’ve heard about the female crowdsurfer who planted an unwanted kiss on vocalist Parker Cannon during The Story So Far’s show in Houston last week. In fact, we know that you’ve heard about it, because an astounding number of you liked, reblogged and shared our news post on the story.

Yesterday, we published a piece from Editor-in-Chief Erik van Rheenen titled In Defense Of Boundaries, which addressed the unspoken contract between band and fan. But working on that piece got us wondering — why is it that this particular story has blown up the way it has? What does the overwhelming interest we’ve seen in this story tell us about our scene?

We don’t think there’s a single answer to that question — it’s the result of many factors. But one of those factors sticks out like a sore thumb. Today, in the next piece in our In Defense Of… series, senior Staff Writer Jesse Richman asks why we’re so outraged… or more pointedly, why are we only getting outraged now?

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by Jesse Richman, edited by Erik van Rheenen

Let me preface this by making one thing clear: Erik van Rheenen is 100 percent right. (So are most of our readers, judging from the feedback to both his In Defense Of Boundaries piece and our original news post on the incident). It’s unequivocally not OK to kiss someone without their consent, whether it’s in a private room or on a stage in front of hundreds of people.

But what is it about this particular incident that has it racking up an astounding 1,600+ likes and reblogs on our site? Why did it generate 800 comments in a thread on AbsolutePunk? Or, to break out of our own bubble for a bit, why did a similar (if more salacious) on-stage assault of rapper Danny Brown earlier this year spawn a thousand thinkpieces?

Why is it that a quick peck on Parker Cannon’s lips generates twice the buzz as a story about New Years Day’s Ash Costello being repeatedly sexually assaulted by a member of Blood On The Dance Floor? Why is it that, when Mariel Loveland of Candy Hearts details her own experiences with ingrained sexism in the scene, not only does it barely register a blip on the radar, but inevitably draws the sort of commenters who insist on proving her point via their own cluelessly sexist feedback? And why is it that it never stopseven when you’re Hayley Williams, Queen of the Punk Universe? (Or Florence Welch, or Lady Gaga?)

Why is it that when the drummer for Bellwether is accused of sexual assault, so much of the Internet leaps to his defense, or calls for prudence, as though false rape accusations aren’t astoundingly rare? I’ve never been a teenage girl, but I imagine coming forward as a rape victim doesn’t win you any popularity contests in high school, and takes roughly a metric fuckton of courage.

Why is it that we have no qualms calling Cannon’s assailant a “bitch,” a “fucking slut,” and a “fangirl” (because only female fans do fucked-up things, right?), as if her actions, wrong as they were, give us some kind of free pass to say shit we know is deeply awful?

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Candy Hearts Recording New Album With Chad Gilbert

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 6, 2013

Candy Hearts will begin recording their new record next month in Los Angeles, CA, and Chad Gilbert has been confirmed as the producer. Check out a press release below after the jump.

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We Are The In Crowd, William Beckett, State Champs Spring Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 3, 2013

We Are The In Crowd, William Beckett, State Champs, Candy Hearts, and Set It Off are going out on a spring tour together. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Candy Hearts To Record New Record Next Month

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 25, 2013

Candy Hearts will begin recording their new record next month in Los Angeles, CA. Check out a message from the band to fans below after the jump. 

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Candy Hearts Frontwoman Takes On Sexism In Music

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 10, 2013

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Mariel Loveland of Candy Hearts has written an op-ed on sexism in the music industry. You can read the full piece here and a snippet below after the jump.

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Candy Hearts Announce Fun-Sized Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 10, 2013

Candy Hearts will be going out on the Fun-Sized Tour in October. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Candy Hearts Release Descendents “Nothing With You” Cover

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 6, 2013

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Candy Hearts have released a cover of Descendents' “Nothing With You.” Stream it below after the jump.

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