Oklahoma’s favorite pop rock sons THEATRE BREAKS LOOSE want you to join the party! Stranger Places, Greater Things, the band’s breakthrough EP releasing tomorrow, is a featured listen at AOL’s Listening Party. Drawing comparisons to such heavy hitters as Acceptance, The Almost and Cute is What We Aim For, THEATRE BREAKS LOOSE is a band with heart and the chops to back it up.

Stranger Places, Greater Things, Theatre Breaks Loose newest EP, has all of the elements you would expect from a pop punk outfit; driving beats, chorus-like bridges, melodic keyboard and emotional lyrics. Yet somehow, Theatre Breaks Loose makes the sometimes redundant pop punk genre interesting by experimenting with trade-off vocals, multiplying melodies, and a complimenting yet not overbearing accompaniment.” – Magazine

Check out AOL’s Listening Party for Stranger Places, Greater Things HERE


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