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Warped Tour Top 10 – Relient K at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA

August 11, 2011 by  
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Relient K
Vans Warped Tour 2011
July 15, 2011
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by: Jamie Ivins

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Relient K Concert Photos – Summerfest/ Milwaukee, WI

September 10, 2009 by  
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Relient K
June 25, 2009
Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
Photos by Tasha Schalk

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Matt Hoopes and John Warne of Relient K

October 16, 2008 by  
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birdsRelient K’s latest release, The Bird & the Bee Sides, is pretty much as good as it gets for a fan of the band and music fans in general.  It’s called an EP but houses 26 songs, sounds like they’re setting the bar for other bands up there to step up to the plate!  Offering up rarities, acoustic versions and new songs all on one disc, there’s a little something for everyone and then some.  Giving music fans a taste of Relient K’s future while still holding on to the past seems to be the encompassing theme of the disc.  Relient K fans are a passionate bunch and this EP is sure to keep them satisfied.

Fresh off or Warped Tour Relient K is currently out on the Uncle Fest Tour with Ludo and This Providence sharing the stage with them.  If you’ve always wondered what Thiessen would look like as a vampire, here’s your chance to find out.

TWRY Staffer Lexi caught up with guitarist Matt Hoopes and bassist John Warne earlier this year at Warped tour to discuss the finer things in life – Harry Weinhards root beer and other guilty pleasures.

Interviewed by: Lexi Shapiro | October 2008

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Relient K – Worcester, MA

October 16, 2008 by  
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Relient K
October 16, 2008
The Palladium, Worcester, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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John Warne of Relient K

April 25, 2007 by  
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relientkmain..We should get jerseys, because we’d make a good team…

Relient K’s latest album Five Score And Seven Years Ago marked a new era for them.  It was their first album recorded as an official quintet (Matthew Thiessen on lead vocals, guitar and piano, Matthew Hoopes on guitar and vox, John Warne on bass and vox, Jonathan Schneck on guitar, vox, banjo and various bells and whistles, and David Douglas on drums and vox) and it also marked their first album away from producer Mark Townsend.  The band worked with famed producer Howard Benson for the first time on this release, Benson best known for his work with My Chemical Romance and The All-American Rejects.

The result would be an album that takes on the world with it’s amazing harmonies, their signature clever lyrics, and a vast array of songs that take you on a whirlwind of emotions.  The band incorporated a lot of new instruments and ideas into this album and the result is nothing less than amazing from the a capella induced craziness of the opening track Plead The Fifth to the haunting eleven minute epic ending titled Deathbed that was enough to leave even the strongest of men in a wake of tears.  I think Matt described it best when he compared the new album to Laffy Taffy: “”It’s the same flavor but we try to stretch it a little bit. It’s still melodic, it’s still rock ‘n’ roll, there are still a lot of dynamics. But at the same time, we’re trying to write a bit differently, lyrically.” How can you beat Laffy Taffy!

Relient K is currently out on tour in support of their new album with Mae and Sherwood.  Look for them to hit Europe soon!

Interviewed by: Mary Ouellette | April 2007
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