Mixtapes – Pre-Order Hope Is For People 7″ from Animal Style

MIXTAPES – Pre-Order Hope Is For People 7″

• Vinyl out 05/03/11 from Animal Style Records
• Also available on Digital + CD formats
• Full Stream @ Punknews.org
• May tour dates


Hope Is For People, the newest 7″ release from Cincinnati, Ohio’s Mixtapes is now available for pre-order from Animal Style Records.

Limited to a pressing of 500 on three colorways (100 white / 200 sky blue / 200 translucent pink), the vinyl will see an official street date of May 3rd, 2011. All records will come with a digital download, which includes a bonus acoustic version of the song “Where I Live.” The track is also available on the CD version, and the EP can be downloaded via Bandcamp too.

An exclusive stream of Hope Is For People is now up at Punknews.org. To listen to the record in its entirety, go here. You can grab a free mp3 for the title track as well.

Showing no signs of slowing down any time soon, the Mixtapes kids have cranked out yet another concise blast of highly infectious, perfectly blended power pop, ’90s indie rock and gritty punk. Hope Is For People comes on the heels of the band’s last 7″ on Animal Style, A Short Collection of Short Songs, and finds the quartet focusing more on bouncy, driving anthems and less on the introspective offers … although this new EP still retains that signature Mixtapes earnestness that endeared the band to us in the first place. Any way you slice it, Mixtapes occupies a rare space in punk rock where honestly and serious musicianship collide with a sweet disposition and a real sense that having fun should be a big part of the equation.

Mixtapes has more than earned a spot in the area of ‘pop punk bands you must hear’ and has been garnering new fans everywhereAMP Magazine
Mixtapes just keep getting better and better with every release … songs that really hit you in the heart and deep in your soul.Manual Dexterity
There’s something to be said about honest, to-the-point songs, and Mixtapes seems to have it down to a science. Buzzlegoose.com
Spiky indie hooks with pop-punk recklessness, Mixtapes channel old memories into a new sense of being. Alternative Press
Easily one of the best pop-punk bands around today.ThePunkSite.com

Finally, Mixtapes has kept up a fairly heavy touring schedule this year, and life on the road continues in May, including a run of shows with Dear Landlord, a weekend with Red City Radio and a slot at Pouzza Fest in Montreal. As always, if you’d like to attend a show or speak with the band, drop me a line here.


APR 28 – Cincinnati, OH @ James’ House w/ Seahaven, A Better Life
APR 30 – Nashville, TN @ Rocket Town w/ Wonder Years, Fireworks, Make Do and Mend, Living with Lions
MAY 05 – Madison, WI @ The Wisco w/ Masked Intruder, Moguls, Vipers
MAY 06 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry w/ Dear Landlord, Banner Pilot, The Manix
MAY 07 – Chicago, IL @ The Beat Kitchen w/ Dear Landlord
MAY 08 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class w/ Dear Landlord
MAY 09 – Newport, KY @ The Southgate House w/ Dear Landlord
MAY 10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks w/ Dear Landlord
MAY 14 – Toronto @ Velvet Underground W/ Stuck Out Here
MAY 15 – St. Catherines @ The Mansion House w/ The Snips, Thousand Young
MAY 16 – Peterborough @ TBA
MAY 17 – Ottawa @ Avant-Guarde w/ The Visitors, Stuck Out Here
MAY 18 – Quebec, QC @ Bar-Coop l’Agitée w/ Dear Landlord
MAY 19 – Rimouski @ Petit Pavillion Agricole w/ Dear Landlord, Maladroit, Inside Riot
MAY 20-22 – Montreal, Canada @ Pouzza Fest
MAY 26 – Wichita, KS @ Rock Island Live w/ Red City Radio
MAY 27 – Springfield, MO @ Salad Days w/ Red City Radio
MAY 28 – Normal, IL @ Firehouse Pub w/ Red City Radio

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