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Alter The Press! Presents: Shut Up and Deal

This summer Milford, CT's Shut Up and Deal will be playing the entire Warped Tour. Its the latest in a list of achievements that the pop-rock four-piece are gradually building up.

Since forming after playing in numerous local bands, Shut Up and Drive have received MTV airplay and have worked with producer Paul Leavitt (All Time Low, Senses Fail, The Dangerous Summer.) With a energetic and favorable style, Shut Up and Drive have stuck with their DIY ethics and worked hard to get where they are now having toured the US relentlessly and are now set embark on their biggest tour yet, as the Warped Tour has the power to break bands and this year Shut Up and Deal could be one of those bands.

For Fans Of: Taking Back Sunday, Hit The Lights, and Mayday Parade.

Alter The Press: Why should Alter The Press! readers check you out?
Shut Up and Deal: We think everyone should check us out so that they can form their own, honest opinion about our music. If you don't like it, that's fine, but you should pass it on to somebody who might really be into it. It's really hard to offer something new and original as a band these days so we're not claiming to. We just make music that we like and we hope that some of you like it too.

ATP: What's the story behind the band?
Shut Up and Deal: After playing in various bands in the local scene that continually fell apart, due to lack of truly dedicated members, we decided to start a band with an old-school DIY work ethic. We basically formed the band, recorded an album and then hit the road. Our local scene pretty much fell to pieces and was really only good for up and coming hardcore bands, so we got the hell out. We really wanted to spread the word, but we weren't about to just sit on our asses behind a computer screen and play maybe 5 shows a month. We wanted to meet people face to face and meet our fans, reassuring them that what we do is as real as it gets and we wouldn't have it any other way. We toured all across the US for about 7 months that first year and never really looked back.

ATP: Single highlight as a band so far?
Shut Up and Deal: Well for us, being on the 2011 Vans Warped Tour is our biggest highlight. It's something that bands like us dream about doing and we are really excited to be a part of it, but because that hasn't taken place yet, I'd have to say that being on MTV's Silent Library was pretty awesome. The money we got from doing the show basically paid for us to record our last album 'This One's For Me'.

ATP: What are your plans for the 12 months?
Shut Up and Deal: Aside from the Vans Warped Tour and any other tours we are a part of this year, we currently have plans of releasing an acoustic EP and a brand new album later this year.

Stream 'This Ones For Me' EP by Shut Up and Deal here.

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