All Time Low is the reason that I love pop punk music. Nothing was better 7th grade year than Alex Gaskarth’s white skinny jeans and Jack Barakat’s blonde hair streak. All Time Low got the inspiration for their name from a New Found Glory song, and the inspiration for all of their music from many other early 2000’s staple pop punk bands. Bands such as Jimmy Eat World, Blink 182, and the Foo Fighters heavily influence All Time Low’s music and aesthetic. All Time Low has always been a group of talented heart-throbs. They have one of the largest and strongest fan bases in all of pop punk music and have ties all over the genre. Alex and Jack run a satellite radio show called “Full Frontal” and they also work hand in hand with Glamour Kills Clothing. All Time Low has catchy, arena worthy songs that strike the heart-strings and make every girl from the age of 13 to 20 sing at the top of their lungs. I have been an All Time Low fan for seven years and am still going strong.
The four-piece from Baltimore Maryland formed in 2004 and hit the ground running. They put out their very first EP Three Words to Remember When Dealing With The End with Emerald Moon records and shortly followed with another EP The Party Scene. Both EPs were done independently and can only be found in the depths of the Internet. All Time Low signed to Hopeless Records their senior year of high school and released my favorite album by them, Put Up Or Shut Up. There isn’t a bad song on the album, but some of my favorites include “Jasey Rae” and “The Girl’s a Straight Up Hustler.” All Time Low’s sophomore release So Wrong It’s Right put them on the map. With songs like “Dear Maria Count Me In,” “Remembering Sunday,” and “Poppin’ Champagne.” Nothing Personal was their next album and brought a lot of change for All Time Low. “Weightless” and “Stella” were a big step in the right direction for them, and widened their fan base. Dirty Work is a less desired album. It was the first album they did with the major label Interscope Records and also their last. All Time Low returned to Hopeless records to release two more albums, Don’t Panic and Future Hearts.
All Time Low is on a world tour currently with the support of Sleeping With Sirens and Neck Deep. Tune into 90.5 or listen live at wusc.sc.edu for “It’s All Happening!” Wednesdays from 2-4pm to hear the punky guitars, gang vocals, and catchy hooks that All Time Low always has to offer.