Emily’s Army Sign To Rise Records, Sophomore Album, Lost At Seventeen, Due Out June 11th

Rise Records is proud to announce the signing of East Bay punk band Emily’s Army, who will release their sophomore album Lost At Seventeen on June 11, 2013. The album was recorded in Oakland, CA and produced by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong.

Lost At Seventeen is the follow up to the Emily’s Army 2011 debut Don’t Be A Dick which was praised by everyone from Alternative Press who called the album “overwhelmingly tight and poppy” to Entertainment Weekly who applauded the album’s “raggedly sharp guitar licks.” What stands out the most on Lost At Seventeen is the band’s rapid growth as musicians and songwriters. Equal parts scuzzed-out Oakland garage punk and sunny California surf pop, Lost At Seventeen showcases the band’s knack for crafting hook-driven, smart pop punk anthems that most strongly call to mind the band’s primary influences Operation Ivy, Ramones, The Clash and The Replacements.

The new album focuses on the inescapable uncertainty we all feel as teenagers as best displayed in the title track “Lost At 17” and single “Avenue” which induce immediate nostalgia of what it feels like to have your whole life ahead of you. The album also addresses the nation’s current political climate with the brash rocker “I Am The President”, in which vocalist Cole Becker proclaims “Democrats, Republicans… It’s all the same, I’ve had enough of it.”

Emily’s Army is comprised of Cole Becker (vocals/guitar), Max Becker (vocals/bass), Travis Neumann (guitar), and Joey Armstrong (drums). The band’s name comes from Max and Cole’s teenage 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.


01. Part time Bum

02. Jamie

03. Gubermensch

04. Avenue

05. I Am The President

06. Kids Just Wanna Dance

07. Pathetic And In Love

08. On The Roof

09. The Rescuers

10. War

11. Rain

12. If Our Music Plays Again

13. 18 Years

14. Elephant

15. Digital Drugs

16. Lost At 17

Emily’s Army Live Dates (2013 Warped Tour)

6/15/13 – White River Amphitheater – Auburn, WA

6/16/13 – Portland Expo Center Parking Lot – Portland, OR

6/19/13 – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater – Chula Vista, CA

6/20/13 – Pomona Fairplex – Pomona, CA

6/21/13 – Pomona Fairplex – Pomona, CA

6/22/13 – Shoreline Amphitheater – Mountain View, CA

6/23/13 – Seaside Park – Ventura, CA

6/26/13 – NMSU Practice Field – Las Cruces, NM

6/27/13 – Quail Run Park – Mesa, AZ

6/28/13 – Luxor Hotel Parking Lot – Las Vegas, NV

6/29/13 – Utah State Fair Park – Salt Lake City, UT

6/30/13 – Sports Authority Filed at Mile High – Denver, CO

7/3/13 – Klipsch Music Center – Nobelsville, IN

7/6/13 – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Center, NY

7/7/13 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ

7/9/13 – Farm Bureau Live – Virginia Beach, VA

7/10/13 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD

7/11/13 – Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA

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