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20 May 2013
We have an official release date for Relient K's new album Collapsible Lung - it will be out July 2nd. Relient K have also released the official artwork for the album. You can see the artwork after the jump.
02 May 2013
Relient K posted a facebook update about a postponed Rocketown show. They said they want the show to be a true album launch. The show has been rescheduled to July 2nd - so this could be the release date for the new album... Read the post here
30 April 2013
If you're still hanging out for new information on the upcoming Relient K record "Collapsible Lung" then check out the album's wikipedia page which has the complete track listing and a few little bits of info about some songs. See the wikipedia page here.
22 April 2013
Last night at the show in Spring Arbor, Matthew Thiessen said that the new Relient K album "Collapsible Lung" is now going to be released in July of this year. I'm sure everyone's a little bit saddened at the delay but hopefully the wait will be worth it. Thanks to Gabe J for the tip.
22 April 2013
Ethan Luck has posted a blog stating that he has left the band Relient K. Ethan said "To all the great fans of Relient K. It saddens me, more than you know, to tell you that I have left Relient K. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the last 5 years. " You can read the full blog post on Ethan Luck's Tumblr. I'm sure we can expect to hear from the band regarding Ethan Luck's departure and his potential replacement in the near future. We are definitely sad to see Ethan go, and thank him greatly for his last 5 years being a massive part of Relient K.
22 April 2013
Relient K have posted a lyric video for a new song from the upcoming album "Collapsible Lung". The new song is called "Don't Blink". It's a different sound for Relient K - very 90's and very pop and very cool. Looking forward to seeing how the new album sounds soon. Watch the video and listen to the song after the jump.
18 April 2013
Chorus.fm has posted a summary of their thoughts on Relient K's upcoming album "Collapsible Lung". Looks like the rumours are true and the album will be heading in a much poppier direction than previous releases. Read the full review here.
15 April 2013
It looks like John, Jon & Ethan won't be joining Relient K on their upcoming tour. Specific reasons aren't stated, but we can assume it's due to personal/family commitments. It's most likely that Matt Thiessen & Matt Hoopes will be joined by some other touring members for the upcoming tour dates. Read the full message posted by Relient K after the jump.
13 March 2013
Yesterday, Relient K's album "Two Lefts Don't Make a Right... But Three Do" turned ten years old. Relient K posted this photo on instagram to celebrate.
12 March 2013
Relient K have announced that they are touring with Hellogoodbye and William Becket in late April and early May. They have also hinted that the new Relient K album might be released by then - we an only hope! See what they say about the tour and check out the tour dates after the click through.
05 February 2013
Relient K have cooked up a fun new song while in the studio recording their new album. The new track "That's My Jam" is a poppy number made up of song/band titles from the 90's. Relient K mentioned that the song has also been featured on a recent Pizza Hut ad. Check out the new Relient K song and the Pizza Hut ad after the jump!
23 January 2013
Relient K's upcoming new album has made the absolutepunk.net list of Most Anticipated of 2013. Here's what they had to say about it: "Why We’re Anticipating: It has been 4 years since Forget And Not Slow Down…far too long since Relient K have released a new record – although K is for Karaoke was very entertaining. Following up their most daring and innovative record will be difficult for the band – but come on, it’s Relient K. The band hitting the studio with Paul Moak and Aaron Sprinkle throughout the recording process leads to very high hopes for this record. The new tracks the band has played live all have a different feel to them. Working with Evan Bogart on “Boomerang” results in one of the most addictive, poppy sounds they’ve ever experimented with, while the tentatively titled “When You Were My Baby” could have fit perfectly on Forget And Not Slow Down. It’s safe to say we are in for the most dynamic records from Relient K yet." View the full list here
09 January 2013
By now you might have already heard Owl City's song for the Wreck It Ralph soundtrack "When Can I See You Again?". What you may not have known is that the song was co-written by our very own Matt Thiessen of Relient K. Matt & Adam are frequent collaborators and have produced fantastic results over the years - this song is no exception! Watch the music video for "When Can I See You Again?" here and read the article about the collaboration here (Scroll down the page a bit). Thanks to Jaime B for letting us know about the article.
15 November 2012
Matt Thiessen of Relient K played two new songs at the final show for Jack's Mannequin. The first one is a new Relient K song, called "Sweeter." The second is a a song he wrote with his girlfriend, Jillia Jackson, called "Pot of Gold." Check out both videos after the jump. What do you think?
10 October 2012
Check out their facebook page for the full details on their upcoming shows.
26 July 2012
Relient K performed a brand new song during their Sacramento show in July 2012. The new song is called "When You Were My Baby" and you can check it out right after the jump. The video is special thanks to Chris K. So far we've heard three new song premieres for the new Relient K album (2013) over the past week, I wonder if there will be any more to come... keep listening!
24 July 2012
Relient K treated fans to a new song called "Boomerang". It definitely has a different sound to it but still sounds like Relient K. I'm sure we're all looking forward to hearing a studio version in the future. Check out the video after the jump.
24 July 2012
Matt Thiessen recently spoke with grammy.com about being a co-writer for Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen's new hit single "Good Time". Thiessen co-wrote the track along with Brian Lee. Matt also drops a mention about the new Relient K record coming at the beginning of 2013. Read the full interview here.
17 July 2012
An fan who attended the Sonshine Festival in Willmar MN this past weekend saw Relient K debut a new song from their upcoming album. The song is called "Collapsible Lung". See the live footage of the song after the jump. Relient K also said that the projected date of release for the album is now January 2013. Thanks Scott for the tip.
15 June 2012
Relient K have tweeted a new video titled "In The Studio Pt. 2 | June 2012" which contains a few minutes of the guys filling us in on their day in the studio at Matt Thiessen's house. The name of a new song is revealed as "Lost Boy" - one of the few clues we've heard about the new album. Check out the video after the jump.
31 May 2012
Ethan Luck & The High Pressure System is the name of Ethan Luck's solo project and he's released a new track for our listening pleasure. The song is called "Hey, Mr Pharisee" and it's available to listen to and purchase on Ethan Luck's bandcamp - ethanluck.bandcamp.com. Looks like he's planning on releasing a solo EP by the end of the summer - see what he says after the jump.
25 May 2012
Mousertime in association with Variance Magazine have interviewed Relient K's Matt Thiessen and Matt Hoopes asking questions about the upcoming new Relient K album and what they've been up to lately. The boys also perform a live acoustic version of Forget & Not Slow Down. It's definitely looking like we're in for something quite different on the new Relient K record - should be awesome! Read the interview on Mousertime.
24 May 2012
Relient K are heading on tour with Hellogoodbye, William Beckett, and House of Heroes from July 22 to August 11. Check out the dates & venues here.
09 May 2012
Relient K posted a two minute video update with footage of the band in the studio with Paul Moak. Look out for a special appearance by Tim Skipper - seems we'll be getting some Skipper guest vocals on the new record due out later this year. Watch the video after the jump.
28 March 2012
The Waltonian have posted some behind the scenes info about Relient K after speaking with Matt Thiessen & the rest of the band at the Relient K Sixteen Cities concert. The most exciting part of the article states that the new Relient K album will hopefully be ready by the end of summer. Read the full interview here
13 March 2012
Check out a highlights video of Relient K's trip to Australia for the Soundwave tour after the jump.
28 February 2012
Check out a video of Relient K playing "Vindicated" live with Jack's Mannequin and Dashboard Confessional at their Sydney Sidewave show.
28 February 2012
Relient K will be performing live, along with Sixteen Cities, at Eastern University on St Patrick's Day in 2012 - Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 PM. Click through for more details about the show.
28 December 2011
Relient K have announced their Australia sidewave shows in Sydney & Melbourne. They will be lining up with Dashboard Confessional and Jack's Mannequin. Monday 27th February at Manning Bar in Sydney and Wednesday 29th February at Prince of Wales in Melbourne. Check out their tweet for the full details
21 October 2011
In a tweet today Matt Thiessen has stated that he will be playing some newly written songs with Jilla Jackson at a Cornerstone fest benefit in Hannibal, MO, Saturdy. Read the tweet here. Not sure whether the songs were written with Jilla Jackson, or if he wrote them but will be playing them with Jilla Jackson!?
18 October 2011
Click the link through to see a special anniversary video to celebrate the ten year anniversary of the release of The Anatomy of the Tongue in Cheek. Features Matt Thiessen and Matt Hoopes playing some special acoustic music!
04 October 2011
Relient K's full length covers record comes out today and is available on iTunes and also for physical order. Purchase from iTunes or pick up a physical copy today!
27 September 2011
In a recent interview with Alternative Press, Andrew McMahon, front man of Jack's Mannequin, has confirmed that the songs from his new record "People & Things" which he co-wrote with Matt Thiessen are "Platform Fire", "People, Running", and "Amy, I". "People & Things" comes out October 4th if you're keen to check it out. Andrew talks further about how he feels about co-writing songs in the AP interview.
22 September 2011
Relient K's cover track of "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" (originally performed by Cyndi Lauper) from their Is For Karaoke EP (& upcoming Is For Karaoke album) has found itself featured as Amazon's song of the day. Check it out here!
20 September 2011
Pre-Order the upcoming release, Is For Karaoke by Relient K and get a limited autographed CD booklet with purchase! Seems like supplies are limited so get in quick at newburycomics.com.
16 September 2011
Get excited fans - Relient K have posted a listening party video, similar to the previous one for the first EP. We're treated to some witty Relient K banter and a short preview clip of each track. Click through to see the video!
16 September 2011
Relient K have posted a video of an acoustic version of "One Headlight" (by the Wallflowers) which is a cover off their upcoming covers record - Relient K is for Karaoke. Check it out after the jump.
12 September 2011
Click through for all the detail of the Relient K covers album due out October 4th.
08 September 2011
Watch a selection of interviews with the guys from Relient K filmed during the 2011 Vans Warped Tour after the jump.
06 September 2011
jesusfreakhideout.com have tweeted that they're "loving the new @RelientK Is For Karaoke full-length cover!" The full sized picture of the new album cover is posted after the jump.
17 August 2011
Check out a new Jack's Mannequin song "Amy, I" which was co-written by Andrew McMahon & Matt Thiessen
Watch the new song "Amy, I" from Jack's Mannequin and then watch a short video of Andrew explaining a bit about the song. He talks about writing the song with the help of Relient K's Matt Thiessen while staying at his house in Nashville.
05 August 2011
Relient K are headlining the Friday night rally at the 2011 Life Light Festival in South Dakota on 2 - 4 September. See the full line up for the festival. Admission to the Life Light Festival is free! Thanks to William W for the heads up.
18 July 2011
Check out this new interview with Relient K's lead singer Matthew Thiessen. He talks about being on Vans Warped Tour, let's slip the title of a new cover song that will appear on the upcoming covers album and shares some much needed details of the bands plan to head back to the studio in November. "The band is hoping to get back into the studio in November to start recording some new songs, including some that are less about real-life and more about telling a fictional story." Thanks to Jamie B for the heads up on this interview.
18 July 2011
Matt Thiessen has shared some more details about the upcoming covers album being released in October in this interview. Thiessen says that the album will feature 15 tracks, 7 off the current covers EP and 8 new tracks. Two definite tracks that will appear are "Motorcycle to Drive By" by Third Eye Blind and "Africa" by Toto. Other possible songs are by Nada Surf, Nick Drake and Stone Temple Pilots. Thanks to Jamie B for the heads up on this interview.
30 June 2011
Along with Jack's Mannequin, Sum 41 and seven others, Relient K have been named as a "must see" in the currently touring Vans Warped Tour. Check out Spin.com for the full article.
28 June 2011
Hit the link to see a pre-release review for Relient K's new covers EP "K is for Karaoke" from JesusFreakHideout.com. The EP comes out digitally tomorrow - get excited!
28 June 2011
Go get your digital copy of the Relient K is for Karaoke EP available now on iTunes. If you happen to be seeing Relient K on warped tour you'll also be able to purchase their EP at their merch stall. Hit the comments to let us know what you think of the new EP.
22 June 2011
Click through to read a review of Relient K's upcoming covers EP "K is for Karaoke".
14 June 2011
AbsolutePunk.net have released the full details of Relient K's upcoming covers EP and album. The EP will be titled "K is for Karaoke" and will be released digitally on June 28th as well as being available at Warped Tour. The full album will be available October 4th. There will be seven tracks on the EP, and sixteen on the album. Click through to see the covers EP track listing.
08 June 2011
Relient K have hinted that they will be posting clues on their facebook page to reveal the titles of the songs on their upcoming covers EP. Read the post here and comment back on this page so we can start tallying up what songs will be on the record. View the clues after the jump.
02 June 2011
Relient K tweeted "Mixed and mastered. Cover song release info coming soon! In the meantime, go see @matthewthiessen & @matthewhoopes at 12th & Porter tonight!" today. Definitely looking forward to hearing more about the new covers record.
01 June 2011
Relient K have posted an invitation to a gig at 12th and Porter via facebook. Looks like Matt Hoopes and Matt Thiessen will be playing with Matt Thiessen's current lady Jillia Jackson. "Hey pals in or around NASHVILLE... Come see Hoopes and I jam with my lady, Jillia Jackson - 8p tomorrow (Wednesday 6/1/11) at 12th and Porter. Be there or square. - Matt T"
24 May 2011
Some more light has been shed on Relient K's progress in the studio after they released a four minute video update. The video shows some footage of the band recording their upcoming covers album and also features short snippets of the band members telling us how the record is coming along. While we still don't know too many details as to what songs will be included on the record, one song was featured heavily in the video and that is "Doctor Worm" by They Might Be Giants. Definitely looking forward to hearing Relient K's take on that one. Watch the studio video update after the jump.
02 May 2011
Relient K tweeted on 28 April that they will be returning to Australia again this September for Soundwave Revolution. Read the tweet here. More details to come!
20 April 2011
Relient K have made it into Rock Band 3. Their first single "Must Have Done Something Right" from Five Score & Seven Years Ago will be available for Rock Band 3 for $2.00. It includes guitar/bass, pro-drums, pro-keys and harmonies but no pro-guitar chart. Congratulations to Relient K on this worthy achievement. Read more about this. Thanks for Jamie B for the heads up on this.
13 April 2011
At a recent concert on April 9th at WPI in Worcester, MA, Relient K treated fans to a new cover version of One Headlight by The Wallflowers. One might suspect that since this was the first time they've played this cover live and they're also recording a cover album at the same time, this song may appear on the new record. Unfortunately the show security was fairly strict on no recording songs so we may not see a live version of cover anytime soon. Listen to the original recording of the Wallflowers "One Headlight" song after the jump. Thanks to Jaime for submitting the news.
12 April 2011
Thanks to a recent twitter update, we now know that Relient K are spending some time in the studio recording a covers collection! Their tweet linked to a photo, and another tweet encourages their fans to follow all of them to make sure they receive all the studio updates. So get on board and follow them all - @relientk @matthewthiessen @matthewhoopes @johnny5w @JonSchneck @ethanluck @jyplaysguitar
16 March 2011
Matt Thiessen and Matthew Hoopes have released a video on youtube where they talk about Mono Vs Stereo's newest signing - Denison Witmer. They both seem really excited about the chance to release a Denison Witmer record on the Mono Vs Stereo label as they have always been big fans of his music. The new album will be called "The Ones Who Wait". Check out the video after the jump.
17 February 2011
As we found out the other day, Matt Thiessen had the guys from Run Kid Run round to his house to spend some time recording some acoustic versions of their songs. You can watch the video highlights on the click-through, or you can check out the full blog post.
14 February 2011
It's been a bit quiet on the Relient K news front as of late, but the silence has been broken and Matt Thiessen was recently interviewed by mousertime.blogspot.com. He shares what's going on with his solo project, his writing process for the new relient k record, some songs he's been helping write, and how he's been doing a lot of producing lately. Read the Matt Thiessen interview here. Discuss your thoughts after the jump.
10 February 2011
See a short video of Matthew Thiessen saying a quick hello from his house. He states the Run Kid Run are at his house because they wanted to record some acoustic songs together. Run Kid Run posted this link on their twitter.
09 February 2011
Relient K have been announced as a headliner of the 2011 LifeLight Festival along with Hillsong United and Jeremy Camp. The 14th annual three-day event will be held on the 2nd to 4th of September 2011 in Worthing, South Dakota. Check out more details about the festival and see the complete festival lineup on the lifelight website.
03 February 2011
Look forward to summer Relient K fans because they've just joined the Vans Warped Your band lineup. Check out the dates for vans warped tour here, and watch a video Relient K posted on facebook to help get you excited for the tour here.
14 January 2011
Someone has uploaded the recorded version of Relient K's latest song release "What Can I Do" to youtube. Relient K wrote this song to contribute to a Freedom compilation CD. You can purchase the CD here (currently $5). Watch the recorded version of the new song after the jump.
20 December 2010
Dan Kane from CantonRep.com has posted an interview with Relient K's lead man Matt Thiessen talking about things such as Matt's favourite memories about Christmas, how they originally started recording songs for their Christmas album, old members of Relient K and also Matt Hoopes current status with the band. Read the full interview here.
15 December 2010
Ethan Luck has posted new details for a Relient K tour photo contest. If you're a fan and you're into photography - combine the two interests and have a shot at this. You could be in the running to win an autographed vinyl of Forget and Not Slow Down. Read on for more details.
10 December 2010
Relient K, along with Sherwood and Deas Vail, have been playing acoustic Christmas shows recently on their "Twas The Tour Before Christmas". Watch a video of some of the Relient K tour highlights as well as a video of Relient K performing an acoustic version of "One I'm Waiting For" and "Be My Escape".
08 December 2010
Someone has conviniently covered the brand new unreleased Relient K song What Can I Do. The song is a part of the Freedom compilation CD (buy it here) and was performed live for the first time at the Candlelight Serenade Acoustic show. Check out the cover video after the link.
01 December 2010
Time to get in the Christmas spirit - Relient K's "Twas The Tour Before Christmas" Acoustic Christmas Tour with Sherwood and Deas Vail starts December 1st. This is Relient K's first ever acoustic tour! Get excited! Check out a video promo for the tour and the venue list after the jump.
26 November 2010
So while you've probably heard the Relient K Bluegrass Tribute and the Relient K String Quartet Tribute, you may not have head these beautiful piano covers of some classic relient k songs. Kat "theheartrender" has a youtube channel which features a number of relient k cover songs on piano, as well as an array of piano and harp covers of other bands. Listen to a couple favourites after the jump, or head on over to the youtube channel.
10 November 2010
Absolute Punk have posted a new interview with Andrew McMahon. When asked about writing some songs for the new record with Matt Thiessen, Andrew revealed details about their song writing process, the names of the songs they've written and why they're his favourites so far. The new Jack's Mannequin record is stated for a spring or summer 2011 release. Read the interview and hear one of the songs "Platform Fire" after the jump.
08 November 2010
Matt Thiessen opened for Owl City at the Halloween Homecoming show and treated fans to a couple new Owl City songs. Thiessen announced he was working on a track with Adam Young for the new Owl City record called "Plant Life". Matt Thiessen also played an exclusive new song called "Halloween in Owatonna". Watch the songs after the jump.
03 November 2010
Getting excited for Christmas in 2010? Kick off your Christmas countdown by getting Relient K's awesome Christmas album "Let it snow baby... let it reindeer" for just $5 at amazon. The album features 20 christmassy tracks including some relient k original songs "In Like a Lion", "I Celebrate the Day", "I Hate Christmas Parties" and "Boxing Day".
28 October 2010
Relient K have contributed an original song to a Freedom compilation CD. Relient K's new song is called "What Can I Do". You can purchase the CD here (currently $5). Watch a live video of the new song after the jump.
21 October 2010
Check some videos of an interview with the two Matt's of Relient K and an acoustic performance of the Relient K song Faking My Own Suicide. It's from early in 2007 during the promotional tour for Five Score and Seven Years Ago.
20 October 2010
Relient K's frontman Matt Thiessen spoke with radio station NovaFM before Relient K's show in Sydney on October 15th 2010. Matt talks about the economy, what's in store for the Australia shows and his favourite Australian bands Bodyjar and Living End. Check out the matt thiessen interview here.
08 October 2010
Relient K have announced an acoustic Christmas tour with supporting bands Sherwood and Deas Vail. "Twas The Tour Before Christmas" is Relient K's first ever acoustic tour! Tickets are available from October 15 and Fanclub pre-sale tickets are available October 11. Check out the relient k christmas show dates after the jump.
06 October 2010
Matt Thiessen has written pretty much all of the Relient K songs to date. Apart from the four other member-written songs on The Bird and the Bee Sides, the only other song that Matt Thiessen hasn't written is a track on The Anatomy of the Tongue in Cheek. "Those Words Are Not Enough" was written by Matt Hoopes!
16 September 2010
Relient K have released an exclusive limited edition collector's box which includes the forget and now slow down vinyl album along with a photo book, embossed wood box and canvas tote bag. "A must have for any Relient K fan!" Relient K fans have been hanging out for an oppurtunity to grab a copy of the relient k album vinyl - and finally this package includes the double 12 inch vinyl lp record version. Find out more and visit the relient k store
14 September 2010
Did you know that the cover art for relient k forget and not slow down is a painting done by Matt Thiessen's uncle, Linden Frederick. It is an oil painting on canvas. Matt Thiessen has said (about the artwork) "My Uncle, Linden Frederick (who is largely responsible for me ever picking up a guitar), painted the cover. Its oil on canvas... The orig is in my living room." Check out Linden Frederick's website here.
14 September 2010
Relient K recently played at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and took some time out to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Ethan Luck has posted a video of their excursion. Read his blog and see the video after the jump.
13 September 2010
Matt Thiessen now has a special seperate sports tweet where he says "As a favor to any of you that have no interest in silly sports, @mattysportweet is where I'll blab of my nerdy love for football. Sports!" Visit Matty's Sports Tweet here.
08 September 2010
Did you know that the only album released by Relient K to not include a hidden track is Five Score and Seven Years Ago. While the relient k albums Mmhmm and Forget and Not Slow Down don't feature a hidden track at the end, there are actually pre-gap hidden tracks on both of the albums. Mmhmm's hidden track features some light vocal harmonies, and Forget and Not Slow Down's hidden track is Matt's Dad singing part of Sahara. These hidden tracks can be heard after the jump along with some other relient k hidden tracks.
06 September 2010
It has been announced via the relient k twitter that Relient K will be touring Australia and New Zealand with Paramore in October. There will be relient k shows in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Also joining them on the tour will be The Jury and The Saints from New Zealand. See the dates, venues and ticket information after the jump.
02 September 2010
02 September 2010
Check out this video of Relient K performing a new song at their recent acoustic performance at Candlelight Serenade in Utah. The new relient k song is called "What Can I Do?" and will be featured on an upcoming compilation record soon. Matt explains more about the song in the video clip. Watch the video after the jump.
31 August 2010
Everyone is excited while waiting for Matt Thiessen's solo release in the future. In the meantime, maybe this will keep us smiling - it's a video of Relient K's Matt Thiessen performing a Counting Crows montage live with some guest vocals by Bryce Avary (Rocket Summer). See the video after the jump.
26 August 2010
Watch this "Bed Intruder" cover by Ethan Luck, Hayley Williams & Jordan Pundik.
23 August 2010
Check out a few photos and videos of Relient K playing an acoustic set in Utah for the Candlelight Serenade Acoustic Festival. Dan and Nate from Sherwood helped them out in the gig. Some of the songs played include: Who I Am Hates Who I've Been, This Is The End (If You Want It), Forget And Not Slow Down and a cover of Toto's Africa.
20 August 2010
This Saturday (August 21) Relient K, along with Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional), Third Eye Blind and many others, are playing an acoustic show in Utah. The first annual Candlelight Serenade Acoustic Festival will be raising money to help Child Rescue fight child slavery. Support this cause and support Relient K! Find out more about Candlelight Serenade or get your tickets now.
10 August 2010
Ethan Luck has posted a short video interview on his blog where he, along with Dan Spencer, share about their time in the studio with Phil Joel. One of the songs they helped him record is called "Don't Forget To Remember" and can be downloaded for free on Phil Joel's website. His new album is called "deliberateKids.2" and it's out now. See the video after the jump.
31 July 2010
Jesus Freak Hideout has posted a readers choice ranking of the top 6 Relient K albums on their blog. Looks like Mmhmm has come in as "most voted" pulling up with the number 1 spot. Strangely enough, their latest release "Forget and Not Slow Down" hasn't done so well in the readers choice and has only finished at number 5. See the list for yourself here.
27 July 2010
This interview with Relient K's Matt Thiessen is from 2008, just after The Bird & The Bee-sides had been released. Matt Thiessen talks about how he enjoys slower music after having written pop-punk songs for so long, how Ethan Luck started fitting in with the band, Relient K on Warped Tour and more.
26 July 2010
Check out Ethan's blog post about Relient K's upcoming show with The Gay Blades. He comments on how some fans have reacted.
22 July 2010
Here's another little snippet video of Matthew Thiessen in the Dark Horse recording studio with Run Kid Run working on some new material. Update: Run Kid Run have twittered another studio video update. This time Matt Thiessen hosts, sharing how awesome the next Run Kid Run album is going to be.
21 July 2010
Relient K's versatile lead singer and songwriter Matt Thiessen is continuing to broaden his skill set and refine his producing skills by co-producing "some of the best Run Kid Run songs" he's ever heard. Read Matt Thiessen's twitter update to hear it straight from the source. Run Kid Run also confirmed this on their twitter, and even posted a short video clip of the first day in the studio (which briefly shows Matt Thiessen).
19 July 2010
According to one of his latest twitter updates, Matt Thiessen from Relient K is working on a solo record. Whether this will be under his previous solo project "Matthew Thiessen and the Earthquakes" or under a new name is not yet known.
14 July 2010
Jonathon Schneck from Relient K says "The most requested transcription i have been asked about to date. Hope this helps some of you out. Bee Your Man." So he's posted a video explaining how to play the guitar riffs from the song off Relient K's recent b-sides record The Bird and the Bee Sides. Watch the video after the jump.
13 July 2010
The music video Relient K released for Pressing On was pulled together very quickly over several days. They originally planned to create a music video for Sadie Hawkins Dance (possibly even featuring Gary Coleman) but due to last minute budget constraints they had to change their plans. This "Pressing On" music video was released back in 2001 - it's amazing to think almost 10 years have passed since then. Look how much the Relient K band members have changed! See the video after the jump.
09 July 2010
Ethan Luck recently posted a link to a drum cover of Sahara by Corey Spicuzza. If you follow the link to his youtube page you'll see he's also done covers of The Scene and Herd as well as Devastation and Reform. Watch the relient k sahara drum cover.
30 June 2010
Way back when, in 2005, John Reuben released his fourth album "The Boy vs The Cynic" and his first single "Nuisance" featured guest vocals from Relient K's very own Matthew Thiessen. You may have heard the song before, but have you watched the video clip? The music video for "Nuisance" also features Matt Thiessen and a bit of a storyline. Watch the video clip for "Nuisance" after the jump.
28 June 2010
With the NBA finals recently over and done with for 2010 I was reminded of a little ditty entitled "Lebron Top of the World" which was posted on Matt Thiessen's myspace (Matthew Thiessen and the Earthquakes) page a couple of years back. Matt Thiessen composed a short ode to his favourite NBA player (Lebron James) and team (Cleveland Cavaliers). Full song and lyrics after the jump.
24 June 2010
According to one of Ethan Luck's recent twitter posts it looks like Stephen Christian from Anberlin and him live in the same area. How cool!
22 June 2010
Check out Bryan Stars backstage Relient K interview with Matt Thiessen on the Paramore Tour 2010.
22 June 2010
In case you missed it, have a look at this feature article from October 2009 on Relient K and their latest album - Forget and Not Slow Down. The article talks with the band about Matt Thiessen's breakup, moving forward with life, his song writing process, Relient K's progressive rock sound and more. Read the relient k article.
16 June 2010
Matt Thiessen has again lent out his musical skills, this time giving Ryan Dunson from Rookie of the Year a hand. Thiessen collaborated with Dunson in "Bizarre Love Triangle", a song off his new album "The Most Beautiful". While he didn't lend out any vocal help this time around, he contributed the piano in the new song. Watch the music video for Rookie of the Year - Bizarre Love Triangle here.
15 June 2010
Check out this azcentral.com interview with Matthew Thiessen from December of 2009. They ask questions about Forget and Not Slow Down, Matt Thiessen's breakup, the pros and cons of Christian rock, how to work through a heartache and Matt's favourite music from 2009. Read the matt thiessen interview here.
10 June 2010
In an interview with MTV in August 2005, Relient K's lead singer Matt Thiessen said a few interesting things about the band's first few albums and about a music clip from Mmhmm. If you haven't read it before, it's worth a read. Matt Thiessen talks about Relient K's early music, his thoughts on Mmmhmm, the type of music he likes, the video for Be My Escape and how the band has matured over the years. Read the interview.
06 June 2010
Back in February of this year (2010) Relient K's frontman and lead singer Matthew Thiessen played his first solo show in 7 years in Dallas. Check out this video of Matthew Thiessen playing Be My Escape - just piano and vocals! He also played Therapy (from Forget and Not Slow Down), This Is The End and Over It!
02 June 2010
While it was posted a few years back, this website has some interesting photos of the Relient K band members and their girlfriends/wives. Unfortunately Matt Thiessen and Shannon are no longer together, but the other guys are in some cool photos with their wives. There are even some photos of Jon Schneck's wedding!
31 May 2010
Natural High 4, the fourth in a DVD series aimed to show young people that you can live a fun, exciting and successful life without drugs, features Relient K along with a massive bunch of drug-free celebrities, athletes and role models. While there are no online clips of Relient K on the DVD yet, you can find out more about the DVD here.
31 May 2010
Looks like Matthew Thiessen is sporting a short new haircut. No more long curly golden locks for Thiessen... for a little while at least! (PS: He's got a cute fluffy dog with him in the photo also - anyone know if this is his dog?) Photo after the jump.
27 May 2010
Back in 2005 Matthew Thiessen recorded some vocals on The Fold's album "This Too Shall Pass". They posted a short comedic video update on Matt's visit to the studio. "I said no mayo!" Watch the video
23 May 2010
Check out absolute punk to see Hayley Williams (Paramore) and Matthew Thiessen help perform "At Least I'm Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)" with fun on their recent tour. Hayley Williams sings some backing vocals, while Matty T pulls out his trumpet. You'll need to watch carefully to see Matthew Thiessen as he's only on screen towards to end of the video.
23 May 2010
A Relient K Music blog has stated that Matthew Thiessen commented on the song "One I'm Waiting For" (Mmhmm) while performing live at Christian Music Festival in New Jersey in October of 2009. Thiessen said the band hadn't played in "a couple of years" and which he ended with a delightfully offhand comment, "that song's about Katy Perry," without explaining they dated and wrote songs together when she was a Christian artist known as Katy Hudson. What do you know - Matt Thiessen dated Katy Perry! Read the blog post
20 May 2010
You can watch the second half of the latest Relient K tour highlights on Ethan Luck's blog.
19 May 2010
Matthew Thiessen shares his thoughts on the next Jack's Mannequin record - "The next Jack's Mannequin record? Gonna be gooood. Just sayin." Could this possibly be because he's contributed to writing 4 and a half songs? Or maybe just because he knows Jack's Mannequin are just generally awesome? Follow Matthew Thiessen on twitter.
13 May 2010
Remember 7 years ago, back in 2003. Relient K had just released "Two Lefts Don't Make a Right... But Three Do". Their first single from the award-winning album was "Chapstick and Chapped Lips and Things Like Chemistry" and this is the music video that goes along with the album. It was the final music video by the band featuring bassist Brian Pittman. Check it out!
09 May 2010
One of Relient K's guitarists, Jon Schneck, has released a blog post stating that he's got some new ideas for a revamped website. "I feel like im at a place in my life where I may have something to say, so I am going to try to make a nice home for my thoughts." said Jon, "I am also taking a hiatus of twitter/FB for a while... It has unfortunately consumed too much of my day... I dont post that often, maybe three of four things a day, but Ive decided I really dont need to know when my friends are doing at all times..." Read the full blog here
06 May 2010
In a recent interview with LiveDaily Matthew Thiessen has said "I used to date Katy Perry back in the day and we're still really good friends. She called me up in December and had me help with one of her new songs. I'm a big fan of Jack's Mannequin and I got to write four and a half songs on the new Jack's Mannequin record. He's recording that right now." Both of those albums look like they're coming out this summer and fall (respectively). If you're a fan of both Jack's Mannequin and Relient K - this is very exciting news! Read the full interview here.
05 May 2010
Matt Thiessen originally didn't want the song "Bite My Tongue" included on Five Score and Seven Years Ago. Thankfully - Matt Hoopes talked him into it. Strangely enough, "Bite My Tongue" also ended up being the first song from the record that the band played live.
05 May 2010
Ethan Luck has posted the first video tour update on his blog. It includes footage on the band going bowling, Matt Hoopes little brother, video from Relient K's acoustic radio performance and band rehersal highlights. Check it out!
03 May 2010
Ethan Luck has posted a blog about the flood in Relient K's hometown - Nashville. The flood is pretty serious as you can see in this photo. Ethan Luck has said to please be praying for residents and everyone who has been affected by the flood.
02 May 2010
The Forget And Not Slow Down Vinyl version is currently being sold on the Relient K tour with Paramore and Fun. Apparently it will be available to purchase online soon. Here's a photo of Ethan Luck holding the record.
29 April 2010
On their second day of tour, Relient K did an acoustic lounge session on 106.1 Charlottesville. The set was performed live for 50 VIP members in The Corner Lounge. Relient K played 4 songs, and spent some time answering some questions. The songs include "Forget and Not Slow Down", "Candlelight", "I Don't Need A Soul" and an oldie "Be My Escape". Listen to the acoustic set
12 April 2010
Ethan Luck says "This is a video I put together for our very first trip to Japan! We had such an amazing time and the people we met and worked with were beyond awesome! I wanna go back." Watch the video
23 March 2010
In December 2007, Ace Enders and a Million Different People released a cover version of "Bittersweet Symphony" (The Verve). Matty T featured a couple guest vocal spots along with Mark Hoppus, Aaron Marsh, Craig Owens, Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low, Bryce Avary, Kenny Vasoli, and Duane Okun. Check it out!
04 March 2010
On April 20th Relient K are releasing a compilation package called "The First Three Gears (2000-2003)" which includes a total of 51 songs tracked on 3 discs - the first three Relient K albums - Relient K, The Anatomy of the Tongue in Cheek (Gold Edition) and Two Lefts Don't Make a Right But Three Do. The compilation will include five rare bonus tracks and the iTunes release will also include three music videos for "My Girlfriend", "Pressing On" and "Chap Stick, Chapped Lips and Things Like Chemistry". Check out more details on the compilation and how to pre-order.
10 February 2010
Matthew Thiessen and Ethan Luck from Relient K performed a live acoustic set in the Kink Live Performance Lounge, as well as answering a few questions in an interview. Listen to the live set and check out the photos. The set list contains "I Don't Need a Soul" and "Therapy".
31 January 2010
Check out The Bamboozle New Jersey lineup for 2010 to find out more.
28 January 2010
Last week Relient K's drummer Ethan Luck spent some time answering some fan's questions on formspring. Have a browse and find out what his favourite Relient K song to perform is, more about his photography, his favourite movie and more!
16 December 2009
As per a message on the Relient K website, Matthew Thiessen has left the remaining shows in the Winter Wonder Slam tour to be with his family. Thiessen's mother, in Canton, has suffered a severe heart attack and will be undergoing quadruple bypass surgery. The remaining members of Relient K will continue the tour with Tim Skipper (House of Heroes) as lead vocals and will play through some fan favourites and holiday tunes.
18 November 2009
Ethan Luck has posted on his twitter that Relient K are rehearsing their Christmas songs - I wonder what songs will make the set list?
06 October 2009
Relient K officially released their latest album today and it is definitely an album to remember. Thiessen said on "Forget & Not Slow Down" - "We definitely wanted to make a rock record. We wanted it to be uptempo and energetic." The album is also the first Relient K album with the Mono Vs Stereo record label. Check it out.