Jimmy Eat World have heard your cry for more emo/pop-punk, and they plan to deliver. The band has a new, very back-to-basics single out now called “Something Loud.” What’s more, the guys are launching the Something Loud tour in September with support from Charly Bliss.
“Something Loud” was inspired by the excitement that surrounded the announcement of When We Were Young Festival, which will take place in Las Vegas this October. Speaking in a press release, frontman Jim Adkins said the response to the event elicited a period of reflection in both his personal and professional lives.
“While I thought I made the most of the early band days, I realize now I missed some stuff,” he said. “You’re in such a hurry to grow out of the formidable years. Like shit-togetherness is going to magically arrive when you hit some age you thought ‘grownups’ were. Yeah, it doesn’t work that way. But maybe the thing age and experience do reveal is that pivotal moments are hard to grasp when you are in them.”
In 2021, Jimmy Eat World celebrated three of their most popular albums in a trio of special livestream events called The Phoenix Sessions. For three consecutive weeks, the band played a different album in full – including Surviving, 2004’s Futures and 1999’s Clarity. Meanwhile, in 2020, Adkins launched his own podcast series, called Pass-Through Frequencies. The show was designed to allow the frontman and his guests to delve into the craft of songwriting and the creative process through in-depth conversations. Guests included Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, Steve Aoki, Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and more.
The new single comes accompanied by a video co-directed by the band and Austin Gavin. In it, they’re seen in their studio in black-and-white, while a closing scene pays tribute to their late friend Mike Gill, who co-directed the video for 2019’s “555”.
Watch the video for “Something Loud” and see tour dates below.
09/08 – Cleveland, OH @ Rock Hall Live
09/09 – Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live
09/10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Four Chord Music Festival
09/11 – Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall
09/13 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
09/14 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
09/16 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
09/18 – Chicago, IL – RiotFest
09/20 – Richmond, VA – The National
09/21 – Wantagh, NY – Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall
09/23 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
09/24 – Providence, RI – The Strand Theatre
09/25 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
09/26 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
09/28 – Albany, NY – Empire Live
09/29 – Toronto, ON – History
10/01 – Ocean City, MD – Oceans Calling
10/22 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young
10/23 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young
10/29 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young