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28 Sep
2011

Oakland based punk band Emily’s Army has been selected for the mtvU Freshman 5. Every semester, mtvU identifies five up-and-coming artists that are primed to jump from campus favorites to household names. This fall the “Freshman 5″ line-up includes Washed Out, Skrillex, Wallpaper, SBTRKT and Emily’s Army. mtvU is the first network to air each “Freshman 5″ artists’ music videos on television. Past “Freshman 5″ alums include Amy Winehouse, Silversun Pickups, Passion Pit, Bruno Mars, Wavves and Best Coast. The first videos from the incoming Freshman class are currently airing on mtvU.

Emily’s Army is comprised of Max Becker on bass, Cole Becker on guitar, Travis Neumann on guitar, and drummer Joey Armstrong. At the ripe age of 15, 16, and 17 years old, the Oakland based band has already spent two years touring up and down the West Coast. The band’s name comes from Max and Cole Becker’s 15-year old cousin Emily, who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis in 1998 and has suffered from the disease her entire life. In tribute, the band adopted the name Emily’s Army, which also happens to be the moniker for a fundraising organization in their cousin’s honor. At a time when young bands are homogenized and tailor made for consumption and eventual regurgitation, Emily’s Army is a breath of fresh air – rocking out together for the pure fact that they love playing music and they love playing together. Don’t Be A Dick by Emily’s Army is the sound of the torchbearers to come.

Even though they’re currently in school, Emily’s Army continue to play shows on the West Coast.

Confirmed Dates:

10/7 – West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy
1/6 – Berkeley, CA – 924 Gilman Street
1/8 – San Jose, CA – SLG Art Boutiki & Gallery

http://emilysarmyband.com

20 Jul
2011

Emily’s Army have announced additional tour dates in August in support of their full-length debut Don’t Be A Dick, which was released by Adeline Records on June 14th. Alternative Press praised the album as “Overwhelmingly tight and poppy; quite impressive for the young pups they are. When considering that these songs were written by kids barely in high school, it’s a bit of a jaw-dropper”.

Hailing from the East Bay, Emily’s Army is comprised of Max Becker on bass, Cole Becker on guitar, Travis Neumann on guitar, and drummer Joey Armstrong. At the ripe age of 15, 16, and 17 years old, the Oakland based band has already spent two years touring up and down the West Coast. The band’s name comes from Max and Cole Becker’s 15-year old cousin Emily, who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis in 1998 and has suffered from the disease her entire life. In tribute, the band adopted the name Emily’s Army, which also happens to be the moniker for a fundraising organization in their cousin’s honor.

At a time when young bands are homogenized and tailor made for consumption and eventual regurgitation, Emily’s Army is a breath of fresh air – rocking out together for the pure fact that they love playing music and they love playing together. Don’t Be A Dick by Emily’s Army is the sound of the torchbearers to come.

Check out the video for “Broadcast This” on RollingStone.Com: HERE

“90′s tinged old-school pop-punk… Don’t Be A Dick is an undeniably fun and amusing listen.”
Absolute Punk

“The California quartet deliver raggedly sharp guitar licks and plenty of humor.”
Entertainment Weekly

“Emily’s Army is a rare case of raw and undeveloped talent that’s still good enough to be injected onto a mainstream setting…themes of adolescent struggles are abundant, but signs of a band ahead of its teenage face surface with socio-political themes as well.”
KROQ

Dates Below:

8/3 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy w/ Fever Charm
8/4 – Long Beach, CA – Dipiazza’s w/ Fever Charm
8/6 – Huntington Beach, CA – Pipeline To A Cure (Benefit Show)
8/11 – Cambridge, MA – TT The Bears w/ Chixdiggit, Kepi Ghoulie
8/13 – Baltimore, MD – Insubordination Fest
8/15 – Portsmouth, NH – Slaughterhouse 5 w/ Dopamines
8/16 – New Brunswick, NH – The Loft w/ Black Wine, Nuclear Santa Claust

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07 Jul
2011

After a successful two-week West Coast tour, Emily’s Army have announced four East Coast live dates in August in support of their full-length debut Don’t Be A Dick, which was released by Adeline Records on June 14th. Alternative Press praised the album as “Overwhelmingly tight and poppy; quite impressive for the young pups they are. When considering that these songs were written by kids barely in high school, it’s a bit of a jaw-dropper”.

Hailing from the East Bay, Emily’s Army is comprised of Max Becker on bass, Cole Becker on guitar, Travis Neumann on guitar, and drummer Joey Armstrong. At the ripe age of 15, 16, and 17 years old, the Oakland based band has already spent two years touring up and down the West Coast. The band’s name comes from Max and Cole Becker’s 15-year old cousin Emily, who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis in 1998 and has suffered from the disease her entire life. In tribute, the band adopted the name Emily’s Army, which also happens to be the moniker for a fundraising organization in their cousin’s honor.

At a time when young bands are homogenized and tailor made for consumption and eventual regurgitation, Emily’s Army is a breath of fresh air – rocking out together for the pure fact that they love playing music and they love playing together. Don’t Be A Dick by Emily’s Army is the sound of the torchbearers to come. Check out the video for “Broadcast This” on Rolling Stone.Com HERE.

Dates below:

8/11 – Cambridge, MA – T.T. The Bear’s Place
8/13 – Baltimore, MD – Insubordination Fest @ The Ottobar
8/15 – Dover, NH – Slaughterhouse 5
8/16 – New Brunswick, NJ – The Loft

*More to be announced

http://emilysarmyband.com

01 Jun
2011

Who: East Bay Punk Rock Band Emily’s Army

What: Added to the Bill at Live 105′s BFD Show

Where: Local Stage

When: This Saturday, June 4, 2011 @ 2PM

Why: Hailing from the East Bay, Emily’s Army is comprised of Max Becker on bass, Cole Becker on guitar, Travis Neumann on guitar, and drummer Joey Armstrong. Co-songwriters Max and Cole share vocal duties on the album. At the ripe age of 15, 16 and 17 years old, the Oakland-based band has already spent two years touring up and down the West Coast.

The band’s name comes from Max and Cole’s 15 year-old cousin Emily, who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis in 1998 and has suffered from the disease her entire life. In tribute, the band adopted the name Emily’s Army, which also happens to be the moniker for a fundraising organization in their cousin’s honor.

At a time when young bands are homogenized and tailor made for consumption and eventual regurgitation, Emily’s Army is a breath of fresh air – rocking out together for the pure fact that they love playing music and they love playing together. Don’t Be A Dick by Emily’s Army is the sound of the torchbearers to come. The band will play various one off shows this month before they hit the road this summer.

http://www.facebook.com/EmilysArmy
http://twitter.com/#!/emilysarmy

23 May
2011

We told you last week about the Oakland punk rock band Emily’s Army. They’ll soon be one of your favorite bands, it’s only a matter of time. This past Saturday, they played a Cystic Fibrosis benefit at the Huntington Beach Pier. Our photographer Marcello Ambriz was at the show and got some great shows of the band. Check them out below and head over to www.myspace.com/emilysarmy101 for more of their upcoming tour dates.












18 May
2011

Hailing from the East Bay, Emily’s Army is comprised of Max Becker on bass, Cole Becker on guitar, Travis Neumann on guitar, and drummer Joey Armstrong (son of Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong). Co-songwriters Max and Cole share vocal duties on the album. At the ripe age of 15, 16 and 17 years old, the Oakland-based band has already spent two years touring up and down the West Coast. The band’s name comes from Max and Cole’s 15 year-old cousin Emily, who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis in 1998 and has suffered from the disease her entire life. In tribute, the band adopted the name Emily’s Army, which also happens to be the moniker for a fundraising organization (emilysarmy.com) in their cousin’s honor.

At a time when young bands are homogenized and tailor made for consumption and eventual regurgitation, Emily’s Army is a breath of fresh air – rocking out together for the pure fact that they love playing music and they love playing together. Don’t Be A Dick by Emily’s Army is the sound of the torchbearers to come.

Catch the band this Saturday May 22nd playing a Cystic Fibrosis benefit at the Huntington Beach Pier at 11:30AM. Full tour dates are below with more to be added soon.

Listen to some music from the band here.

5/21 Huntington Beach, CA Huntington Beach Pier
5/22 Long Beach, CA DiPiazza’s
6/18 Kelso, WA Hardtails
6/19 Olympia, WA Hall of The Woods
6/20 Portland, OR Alberta St. Pub
6/21 Portland, OR The Sea Shanty
6/22 Bend, OR Mad Happy Lounge
6/24 Salem, OR Wasteland
6/25 Ashland, OR Culture Works
6/26 Davis, CA TBA
6/27 Sacramento, CA Sacramento Pyrate Punx
6/28 Modesto, CA Melody Ballroom
6/29th Stockton, CA Plea for Peace Center
6/30th San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside

www.myspace.com/emilysarmy101
http://twitter.com/#!/emilysarmy