If you haven't been enjoyingWarped Tour's first stops of the year, you've probably been moping around wishing you were there. If you've missed out, cheer up and don't worry because here's a slice of the musical pie - for free.
Despite being one of the UK's biggest rock bands, Lostprophets have kept a relatively low profile stateside. The stint on Warped 2012 is marking their first American tour in over six years. Their fifth studio album, "Weapons", finally receives its US release next week (June 19th) after dropping in their home country in April. If the deluxe edition doesn't get a release 'across the pond', you'll be pleased to know that two remixes of lead album track "Bring 'Em Down" are still available for free - worldwide.
Twin Atlantic are another British act hitting up Warped Tour, they will join the fun from July 10th onwards while they currently support Blink 182 back on home turf. If the Scottish rockers are skipping your Warped date, here's something to ease the pain -a free live EP so you can pretend that you're in the crowd of their O2 Academy, Glasgow show. If this makes you a little jealous, you can drown your sorrows with soothing sounds as there are also two free live acoustic performances.
If you enjoyed Twin Atlantic's stripped back renditions, you'll be happy to hear that Tonight Alive's free download is also unplugged. Earlier in the week, the band gave away a free download of an acoustic version of "Listening", offering a taster of the Australian pop-punker's re-imagined version of album "What Are You So Scared Of?". The full acoustic album will be available to buy at Warped Tour but you'll need to spare some cash as it won't be free (but it should be worth every cent).
Were your favourite artists not featured above? Or do you simply want more music from the bands above? Either way, you'll want to download the official FREE Warped Tour 2012 34-track sampler which includes New Found Glory, Every Time I Die, Miss May I and many, many more. (Sadly, unlike the individual artist downloads above, this is only available for users of the iTunes US Store).
While at the Pomona stop of Warped Tour this year, Echosmith took some time to chat with us about being on the tour two years in a row, what new bands we should check out, their gratitude for signing to Warner Bros. Records, and what to expect from the band for the rest of the year. Watch the full video PV Q&A above.