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New album ANTHEM is available everywhere music is sold in USA & Canada! iTunes: https://itun.es/us/QiX0L + Amazon: http://amzn.to/11ISNSu
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Parking Lot Thank You 2013 - Get The Girl Back Promotional Tour - Florida    

This pic along with many others will be a part of Taylor's special HANSON DAY photo gallery for members in Tulsa this weekend. We are very Thankful for so many of you who continue to support the band. Members who are joining us, what are some of the things you're looking forward to on your Tulsa visit?

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HANSON 2012 - HANSON Day Members Only Concert -Tulsa OK    

This is a quick snapshot of the band during the live performance at 2012's HANSON Day event in Tulsa. We are excited to share a lot of new music at this year's live event. We hope to see you in person or watching online for the livestream!

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Vintage VW Van 2013 - South Beach Miami FL    

This van is a blast from the past, photographed by Taylor during the mixing of the new album. What's the one word that comes to mind when you see this throw-back transportation unit?

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HANSON 2013 - ANTHEM Photo Shoot - Los Angeles CA    

This is a shot from the ANTHEM photoshoot, where we wandered into a random back alley. Have you ever met us after a show in a random aftershow spot? What city did you meet us in?

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Not really an aftershow spot, but after the flashmob dance in front of the Chinese Theater in Hollywood my friend Sandra and I saw you guys going down the escalator to your cars and we looked down and yelled out "Shout it Out" and you all screamed back at us LOL highlight of my liiiiife! hahaha Thanks for the awesome memories one day I hope to meet you all again in west TX  ;)
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Tune in to AXS TV on June 18 to watch the live broadcast of our album release show! Visit http://t.co/utMp10gkfe for info.
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Bayside Skylines 2013    

One of the things that's really great about our job is we get a chance to travel all over the US and the world. What city is Taylor capturing in this random snapshot from earlier this year?

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Set Lists in Progress 2013 - Get The Girl Back Promotional Tour - Corpus Christi TX    

This is a pic Taylor took while putting together a short set list on a recent promo concert. What songs would be on your ultimate HANSON set list?

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It's always a pleasure to hear Ike's solo, such a beautiful voice and music! - "More than Anything" (São Paulo. Brazil)
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Front Row 2013 - During live concert for The Beach 96.5 - Corpus Christi TX    

Wednesday night we had a lot of fun playing in Corpus Christi for the first time. Who was there that night? If it was your first show or your first of many tell us about your night.

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HANSON 2013 - ANTHEM Photo Shoot - Los Angeles CA    

This is a pic from the ANTHEM photoshoot, where we were a bit more casual than most of the shots we have shared from the album shoot so far. What is your favorite period in HANSON history from the last decade?

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Introduction
Native sons of Tulsa, Oklahoma, HANSON has been making music together for nearly two decades. Thirteen years ago, their out-of-the-blue, soul-inspired brand of American pop-rock‘n’roll was introduced to the world. Unaffected by charts or fads, they’ve spent more than a decade building a community of fans connected to one another and fueled by the energy and craftsmanship of three brothers and their music. Their fifth studio album, Shout It Out, was released on June 8th  2010 on their label 3CG Records. They deliver a powerful group of soulful, melodic tunes that will leave you with a contagious sense of optimism for the future and welcomed reminiscence for American rock ‘n’ roll.

Shout It Out is a collection of finely crafted, R&B-flavored pop-rock, a homage to the music that inspired HANSON when they started out. The album produced and written exclusively by the band is augmented with special guests: Funk Brothers bassist Bob Babbitt, who played on some of Motown’s greatest hits, and horn arranger Jerry Hey, who worked with Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Earth, Wind and Fire and many more.

“The anatomy of our band is similar to a ‘70s rock band – white guys from the Midwest who grew up listening to ‘50s and ‘60s soul, who are mixing guitars, with vintage keys and melodic songs,” Taylor Hanson says. Adds Isaac, “We’ll always be a bit rootsy ‘cause it’s in the Oklahoma soil (the state is also home to artists like Bob Wills, Woody Guthrie and the versatile Leon Russell), but what we’ve never stopped aspiring to is the great songwriters and performers who struck a chord with us first, that early rock ‘n’ rock roll and soul music from Chuck Berry to Otis Redding. We’ve rediscovered that aspiration on this record. There’s a little more swing and a little more air.”

While Shout It Out looks back in time musically, it also represents forward movement for HANSON. “We love playing classic songs,” says Zac Hanson. “But we never sat down and wrote our version of what that sounds like until now.”

HANSON emotes such fresh energy on the new album that it’s easy to forget that this band has been around the block a few times. Multiple Grammy nominations (drummer Zac is the youngest nominated songwriter in history), years of headline shows everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl and world-records for the loudest concert audience in history.

They’ve sold millions of records and reached a level of adoration that few bands experience, and have also faced career obstacles that would have broken many artist’s resolve. They waded through four years of struggle with a new corporate label made up of inherited executives in discord with the band, which eventually lead the band to leave the label (chronicled in the documentary film Strong Enough To Break)  and launch their own independent record company, 3CG Records, in 2003. Amidst a crumbling industry, they built their own infrastructure around a DIY attitude and their commitment to their music and their fans. Their independent moves paid off, building a brand that has grown with successful independent albums, singles and tours, during a decade when music sales plummeted. In addition, launching alongside their 2007 album The Walk, they championed calls for action on humanitarian efforts, galvanizing tens of thousands of people around the world to participate in barefoot one-mile walks to fight HIV/AIDS and extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa.

Talking to the band about their forthcoming offering sheds light on how they find balance between these different elements and how they have emerged with this current direction. “The feeling I had when we were writing was that – as a band – you should be able to talk about serious subjects and share your passions [like fighting AIDS in Africa], but especially on this album, it was important to be able to share joy,” Taylor says. While The Walk carried a weighty message, in contrast the songs on Shout It Out, written mostly in hotel rooms and during soundchecks while touring The Walk were, according to Taylor, “A breath of fresh air during our hectic schedule”.

Shout It Out showcases not only the music of HANSON, but the many aspects that have allowed the band to survive and stay relevant. “The album is about being alive, and the contrasts we are faced with,” Taylor says. “We’ve come from a generation leaving the analog world and moving into an interconnected culture at risk of forgetting where it came from. This album tries to put together those pieces, but with a bit of melody to back it up.”

While the new album draws inspiration from the past, HANSON is looking to an exciting new era for the band. Their insatiable desire to innovate with technology - seen in their plans to incorporate mobile live streaming video both onstage and off - is building an even stronger fan connection. They’re committed to their live concert experience, with special events like their sold out five-night stand in NYC featuring each of their albums performed in their entirety, culminating with the debut of Shout It Out live. HANSON has established a reputation as successful independent artists who are comfortable at charting their own path, standing at the crossroads of the analog and digital worlds, and offering fans the best of both.