Acoustic webstream and new updates!
Sunday May 27th, 2012 by: TSC
Hey internet! Log on for an intimate acoustic performance with Mark McMillon of the Story Changes, performing a mixture of old songs, new songs, songs from his old band Rod, and drinking a lot of coffee in between! It's a pick your price, pay what you can, donation to enter the webstream. Pay as little or as much as you want to view. All profits and tips go to help fund the next TSC album!
The show is this Wednesday May 30th at 8pm EST. Check out the facebook event page HERE or got to the stream page directly at HERE.
We have added some new designs to the webstore as well as clearancing out some old shirt designs for as cheap as $8. Take a peek HERE.
We are almost done demoing our new album. We have been working really hard on these new songs and can't express how excited we are to record some new music for you later this year! Get stoked.
Holy Crap, It's the New Year!
Saturday February 4th, 2012 by: TSC
Happy new year year everyone! Sorry we've been a little behind at keeping up to date on our dot com. I blame our facebook(always updated)!
GUITAR WORLD - Mark has been doing a blog for Guitar World magazine on their website. It's been a lot of fun and he's posting from the studio, home, and on tour with both TSC as well as out playing guitar with Hawthorne Heights. Check out a recap of the recent European tour HERE, a look at his gear HERE, and his introductory blog HERE.
NEW COMP RELEASE - Robbed the Bank Records has released a great new benefit compliation on vinyl LP that includes our previously unreleased cover of Braid's "I Keep a Diary". All proceeds go to Invisible Children and the LP is available in several beautiful colors. Other artists include Frank Turner, Lemuria, Daytrader, the Forecast, and more! Check out some great music and support a great cause by picking it up HERE.
ACOUSTIC NEW SONG - We've been working extremely hard on finishing up the writing of a new album. We're excited about how everything is coming together. Check out an early version of a new song called "Never Not Ever" recorded live from Camp Woodward below.
New Merch and Online Store Up!
Thursday October 13th, 2011 by: TSC
We've launched our new online store! To celebrate, we've added some new hoodies as well as clearancing out some T-shirts for $8. Check it out at: http://thestorychanges.storenvy.com
Listen to our Alkaline Trio cover from the upcoming tribute comp!
Tuesday August 23rd, 2011 by: TSC
Our cover of Alkaline Trio's "San Francisco" is available now on the music tab on our Facebook page. Let us know what you think! The track appears on the new A3T tribute comp available now on Pacific Ridge Records along with great covers from The Wonder Years, Into It. Over It., Punchline, I Can Make a Mess, and more!
FUSE "TIDAL WAVE" GIVEAWAY and MIDWEST TOUR DATES!
Thursday July 28th, 2011 by: TSC
Fuse TV is currently giving away a free download of the song "Tidal Wave" from our new EP, This is Your Moment. Click the banner below and get your swag on!
We leave tomorrow for a short mini-tour through the Midwest. Check the tour dates section and come hang out with us!
NEW SKULLCANDY & TSC CONTEST WITH ALTERNATIVE PRESS!
Monday July 4th, 2011 by: TSC
Now through July 11th, Alternative Press is hosting a contest giving away some rad new headphones from Skullcandy and a vinyl copy of our new ep "This is Your Moment". Check out more info HERE.
Be sure to help spread the word online with the Facebook event for the contest HERE.
MACBETH, PETA2, TSC GIVEAWAY!
Friday June 17th, 2011 by: TSC
Happy Friday! We've teamed up with our friends at Macbeth and peta2.com to give away some sweet shoes along with a copy of our new ep "This is Your Moment". Check it out HERE for more info and please repost this. Thanks!
Alternative Revolt Magazine Interview!
Monday June 6th, 2011 by: TSC
A new interview with Mark is in the current issue of Alternative Revolt Magazine. You can also check it out online HERE. The TSC feature is on pages 72/73.
We've added a last minute all ages show this Friday at Venue 42 in Lebanon, OH. We hope to see a lot of Dayton and Southern Ohio friends out. Check out more info HERE.
This is Your Moment!
Tuesday May 17th, 2011 by: TSC
Our new ep This is Your Moment is available for Preorder now through I am Shark. It's our first release on vinyl! Limited to 500 hand numbered on baby blue 7" vinyl. ALL ORDERS COME WITH A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE EP.
Hear TSC cover Braid!
Wednesday April 27th, 2011 by: TSC
We recently did a cover of the song "I Keep a Diary" by one of our favorite bands, Braid. Check it out for a limited time on our Facebook page, under the music section: www.facebook.com/theStoryChanges.
Compassion and a Needle in a Half Stack!
Monday April 25th, 2011 by: TSC
Hey friends! We have a brand new unreleased song called "How Long" available for sale NOW on the Japanese Relief Album, COMPassion available on Parrot on a Porch Records. Check it out HERE. Please pick this up, we are so excited to be involved with such a positive project and an amazing line up of bands.
ATTN: fellow guitar nerds:Mark recently did a video guitar lesson with Ultimate Guitar showing how to play the intro to the song "Needle". It's currently being featured on their main page. Check it out HERE!
The Running Start Collection
Thursday March 24th, 2011 by: TSC
For a limited time only, in anticipation for their upcoming 7" EP release in June, The Story Changes and Future Destination are bringing you the Running Start Collection for absolutely FREE this entire week. The album is a compilation of their favorite tracks from their FDR discography, included with a copy of their 'Move Forward' music video, and a Track-By-Track feature and stories behind each song from the band.
You can download a digital copy of the Running Start Collection here: theStoryChanges.BandCamp.com.
PLEASE SHARE THIS RECORD AND ENJOY! It is only available until Wednesday, March 30th.
Wednesday March 9th, 2011 by: TSC
The Story Changes have been added to this years annual BLED FEST in Howell, Michigan on May 28th. Other artists include Every Time I Die, I Am The Avalanche, Such Gold, La Dispute, and many more. Tickets can be purchased at: www.BledFest.com.
Calling all Street Teamers
Monday February 14th, 2011 by: TSC
We're putting together a street team and have some interesting projects we're excited to try out and of course some cool incentives in return. If you would like to take part and help out, please email StreetTeam@theStoryChanges.com. Thanks!
Tour with PMtoday (Rise Records), New interview & acoustic video
Wednesday January 19th, 2011 by: TSC
We'll be out on tour for a quick run in the MidWestern U.S. in February with our friends PMtoday. Dates are online now HERE. We're returning to some of our favorite areas that we haven't been to in a while. Come say hello!
We recently did a new interview and acoustic session with Property of Zack. You can check out the interview HERE and view the acoustic performance of "Constelation" below.
Check out the full sized video HERE
Thursday January 6th, 2011 by: TSC
We're happy to announce we are now working with Planet Waves and their affiliated companies (D'Addario/Planet Waves/Evans). We have been longtime users of their cables, straps, and accessories. Not only do they make great products that we rely on on tour, but they put a great deal of effort into producing eco-friendly packaging on all their products and manufacturing to help cut down waste. www.PlanetWaves.com
HoliDayton 2010 and Move Forward HD!
Wednesday December 29th, 2010 by: TSC
Thanks to everyone that made it out to our annual HoliDayton hometown show. From start to finish, every band/artist put on a great show and it was our biggest turnout yet. We couldn't have asked for a better way to end a great year of shows.
Our rare cover of the Nirvana classic "Breed" is streaming now for a limited time at the Buddha Den as part of their feature on HoliDayton 2010. Check it out HERE.
Check out some cool local coverage of HoliDayton and an interview/feature HERE.
Our new video for "Move Forward" is available online now in HD. Check it out below!
Closing out the year with a bang, back in the States!
Thursday December 2nd, 2010 by: TSC
Thanks to all of our new friends in Europe and the U.K. and Hawthorne Heights for taking us with them to hang. We had a really great time.
We're excited about some cool shows through the Midwest and Eastern U.S. this month along with our annual HoliDayton show to close out the year. Check out the tour dates for all the info.
We finished up five new songs in the studio just before leaving for Europe. Get stoked on some new music coming your way soon!
U.S. Dates in Nov/Dec + Europe/U.K. trip with HH!
Thursday September 23rd, 2010 by: TSC
Attention friends over the pond: The two of us nice fellows from TSC will be in Europe and the United Kingdom with Hawthorne Heights 10-23 through 11-23. Mark will be playing guitar live for Hawthorne on the tour and Poppy will be hanging and dishing out high fives. Check dates at www.myspace.com/HawthorneHeights and come say hello!
We've got a lot of upcoming TSC dates in the MidWest and Eastern U.S. for late November through the end of the year. Check out www.myspace.com/theStoryChanges for all the dates. Looking forward to seeing a lot of friends, old and new at these shows!
"New Ground" added to Much Music!
Thursday September 23rd, 2010 by: TSC
Music Choice has added our song New Ground into rotation on their cable station. Check it out on your local cable provider to see what other sweet random facts about us they flash along the bottom when it plays!
Thanks to Kira Miller for taking this snapshot.
AOL Radio Blog!
Wednesday September 22nd, 2010 by: TSC
The Story Changes is currently featured on the AOL Music Radio Blog. They're giving away a free song from us along with some other great artists. Check it out HERE. Thanks:)
Free Music Friday!
Friday August 26th, 2010 by: TSC
Future Destination Records is giving away a FREE sampler through Absolutepunk.net today. This includes a track from us, and some great artists on the label. It's available under the "Sampler/Compilation" section. Check it out HERE
Huge FDR Online Sale!
Monday August 16th, 2010 by: TSC
Future Destination Records is currently offering a limited time sale of only $1.99 per digital album or $4.99 for CD's. This includes ALL of our albums as well as Analogies, our recent split with Let Go. Check it out HERE.
The sale is to celebrate the relaunching of the new FDR website at www.FdRecords.com. Hats off to Matt and everyone at the label for all of their hard work!
TSC iPhone App!
Tuesday August 10th, 2010 by: TSC
Hey iPhone users, we just launched our very own The Story Changes app! In addition to news, tour dates, and some exclusive content, you can stream all of our albums for free! Click the link below or search the app store for "the Story Changes". We're super stoked on this!
Monday August 9th, 2010 by: TSC
Thanks to everyone that caught us on the road the last couple of months. You guys made every single show top knotch and we can't thank you enough for your support. Big thanks to our tourmates Hawthorne Heights, PM Today, and the Audition.
We're getting closer to recieving the final edit for our new video for "Move Forward". The cuts we've seen look great. We'll have something up for you soon!
Don't forget to check out the FREE Move Forward download from Last.fm.
Updates From the Road!
Wednesday July 14th, 2010 by: TSC
Check out a new video update below from our current tour with our friends Hawthorne Heights and PM Today. It's been an amazing Summer! We've still got a lot of dates left. Check out all the upcoming tour dates HERE and see when we'll be in your area.
Monday June 14th, 2010 by: TSC
This tour has been nothing short of amazing and we're not even a quarter the way through. Thanks to everyone that's made it out to the shows thus far.
Don't forget, spread the word about the FREE Move Forward download from Last.fm.
FREE "Move Forward" Download
Tuesday June 8th, 2010 by: TSC
In honor of us having the absolute greatest fans in the world, click below to get a FREE download of our song Move Forward. In return, all that we ask is that if you like it, please pass the link along to some friends and help us spread the word. You guys are our lifeline and keep us going. Tell some friends. We appreciate the love!
FREE "MOVE FORWARD" DOWNLOAD
Limited Edition Silk Screened Summer Tour Posters!
Wednesday May 26th, 2010 by: TSC
So stoked on this! Check out the art below for the new silkscreened Summer 2010 tour poster designed by JASON GOAD. These will be hand numbered, limited edition, and available on all the upcoming tour dates until we run out.
FUN FACTS: The book in the art is modeled after the choose your own adventure series books we grew ...up on. The rocket on the book cover is modeled after a real one named "Constellation"(from ANALOGIES). Yes, that is part of our boys Boba Fett and a Spiderman comic in the frame. The toy car pictured is the Hot Wheels car in production that the artist designed.
Summer Tour Announcement!
Friday May 20th, 2010 by: TSC
We're very excited to announce that we'll be back on tour through the U.S. most of June and July supporting Hawthorne Heights and the Audition. The first half of the dates have been added to the TOUR section of the site. Look for the remaining dates to be added soon!
Check out a video update below:
Move Forward Video Shoot!
Sunday April 18th, 2010 by: TSC
We are very excited to announce that The Story Changes will be shooting a music video for 'Move Forward' soon in their hometown of Dayton, OH and want to have our fans and friends involved in the filming as well. Put your party pants on, because we will be shooting a live show setting as well as a house party scene, and we need some fun and exciting people on set with us.
If you live in the general Dayton/Columbus/Cincinnati, and are available on Saturday, May 15th, COME ON OUT!
Everyone will be meeting at the corner of Apple St. and South Patterson Blvd. in Dayton, Ohio at 6:00 PM SHARP! Make sure you are ON TIME, there is a very strict schedule for this video and getting everyone up to the set. Anyone not there on time will NOT be able to get up into the building and participate, the doors lock and we can't be coming up and down all night while still trying to film this video. Punctuality is important! (life lesson from TSC)
There will be Pizzas & Red Bulls provided in exchange for your pretty faces. There will be absolutely NO ALCOHOL permitted during the shoot, we want everyone involved no matter what age, and don't want to see people get in trouble. We were lucky enough to find a space that would let us film and dress the place up, we are very thankful of that fact and ask that you be RESPECTFUL of the building as well.
The director with need your complete attention and cooperation to complete this project, we should only need a few hours of your time, but please leave room in your schedule to stay a little later if absolutely needed.
Dress casual, you will all be involved in a live performance scene as a crowd and as guests at a house party. Feel free to wear colorful clothes for the shoot WITHOUT LOGOS (plain colors, plaid, designs without company names and logos, wear shirts inside out), we need a variety of styles, just don't go all NEON on us now! The more friends the merrier, so please invite your friends and send the event out on Facebook. We thank you a million for your support in our band and are very excited to share this experience with you.
IF YOU ARE ATTENDING, let us know so that we can get in touch and secure you a spot. Either RSVP to the FACEBOOK EVENT or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "The Story Changes Video Shoot. 50 people will be needed for the music video, the event will close after we have reached that limit.
Calling all questions!
Thursday March 18th, 2010 by: TSC
Hey loves and thugs! We're putting together a video Q & A to give you guys some updates on what we've been working on and answer your questions. Got anything you want to ask?? Email your questions to band@Thestorychanges.com or message us on myspace. You dig??
Mark & Poppy
Give Us Wings.
Friday March 5th, 2010 by: TSC
Happy Friday party people!
We're excited to announce that we're now working with Red Bull. With their help, the late night drives on tour will be a little easier (we very well may become bioinic and never go to sleep again). Thanks to Scott and the fine folks at Red Bull/Grace for their support!
Thanks Party People.
Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 by: TSC
Home sweet Ohio! Thanks to everyone that battled the weather and caught us on the Never Say Decaf tour over the last couple of weeks. We had a lot of fun and it was great meeting a lot of you! High fives all around. Thanks to our tourmates JT Woodruff and Mark Rose for having us. Good dudes and great music.
After spending the largest chunk of June 09 until now on the road, we're home for the next couple of months doing some scattered shows here and there and working on a lot of new song ideas. We're pretty excited about how the new songs are coming together and have been kicking around a few interesting ways of releasing them.
Keep in touch, let us know where you want to see us play. We still 100% run our myspace, facebook, and twitter all by ourselves and will always write back.
As always, we're not sorry for partyin'.
Mark and Poppy
The Story Changes
Never Say Decaf is Underway!
Thursday, February 11th, 2010 by: TSC
Hey party people! We're two days into the Never Say Decaf tour with our friends JT Woodruff of Hawthorne Heights and Mark Rose of Spitalfield. We're doing a coffee blog with the members of the tour every day about the shows and where we got coffee before the shows. Check it out HERE.
Check the tour dates section for all the upcoming dates and come hang out!
Last night in Grand Rapids was a party:
Be sure to pick up a limited edition silk screened poster for the tour. They are limited to 100, hand numbered and are signed by all the members of the tour.
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2010 by: TSC
We're pleased to announce that we are now working with Pedaltrain and their affiliated roadcase company ProStageGear, two great companies helping us to keep our gear safe on the road.
Guitarists, check out the PT-2 or PT-JR with hardcase. Quality stuff!
Never Say Decaf!
Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 by: TSC
We're excited to announce the NEVER SAY DECAF tour w/ JT Woodruff (of Hawthorne Heights) and Mark Rose (formerly of Spitalfield) coming this February. JT and Mark will both be performing solo acoustic sets and we will be performing full band and loud. Click HERE for dates.
Check out the tour announcement video below along with the poster art for the tour. There will be limited edition silk screened posters available on all tour dates.
Five Questions with Mark at Peta2
Friday, January 8th, 2010 by: TSC
Mark did a recent short feature with Peta2 discussing why he chose to become a vegetarian along with speaking out against animal testing.
Check it out on their website HERE if you would like to learn more.
Thanks so much,
Before we get out the new calender, let me just say..
Thursday, December 31st, 2009 by: TSC
2009 WAS THE YEAR OF THE HIGH FIVE!
Thank you to everyone that caught us on the road this year, new friends and old!
Just as many thanks to anyone that picked up our album, said hello at our merch table, sang along, let us sleep on your floor, tipped our merch guy, made us cookies, bought us coffee, took us to your local record store, let us use your wifi, gave us directions, reviewed our album, let us swim in your pool, took photos or video, made us a yummy vegetarian dinner, played one of our songs on your radio show or podcast, offered a hand loading our gear in or out of the venue, or simply sent a message online saying that you enjoyed the songs we have up on our page.
All of you are awesome and we can't stress enough how much we appreciate it!
Many thanks to these people as well for their help and continued support: Matt Jenkins at Future Destination Records, Craig at I Am Shark Indiestries, Hawthorne Heights, Jamie Woolford, Chris Serafini, Let Go, The Nightbeast, Squire and Amber Boone, Ed Butler, A Voice Like Rhettoric, The Apprentice, Tim at Line 6, Robby at Shine Drums, Chris at Wrightfield Guitar Repair, Wayne at Paiste, SIT strings, Chris Ivan Audio, Jacqueline at Chipotle, David at Silverfox, Macbeth Footwear, Brian Whitten, everyone at Blind Bob's, Nick Aycock, The Sonnemaker family, I Was Totally Destroying It, Peta2, Seth Hooker, David Payne, Caffeine Dreams in Omaha, Tommy Rehbein, Lokie Lewis and the Sound For Language, Liz/Spooty and Flipside, Andy Rock, The Tim Show, Monty are I, Just Surrender, The Forecast, Urny and Cruiserweight, Jay Madewell, Nate and Fusion shows, Shawn and McGuffy's, Eric/Max and Hold For Swank, The Hot Shot Freight Train, Standing Small, Stereo Deluxe, Shane and the After Studio, Sugar Spell it Out, Artifex Pereo.
2010 is already looking to be a great year as well. Look for Midwest and Eastern US tour dates for February to be announced very soon.
Mark and Poppy
the Story Changes
Kaleidoscope Radio Tonight
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 by: TSC
Hey party people! I will be on Kaleidoscope WYSO radio tonight at 8pm playing acoustic. I will also be talking about the upcoming HoliDayton show this Saturday and looking back a fun year on the road. Listen online: www.WYSO.org. 8pm. - Mark TSC
Video Update from the Road!
Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 by: TSC
We uploaded a new video update from the road. Check it out below! We've still got a weeks worth of dates on this current run. Check the tour dates section for info and come out and join the party.
New Website and Tour!
Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 by: TSC
Welcome to our new site! We hope you like it.
We're playing a hometown show tonight in Dayton with friends and then leave again on Friday for the Never Sleep Again 09 tour with Hawthorne Heights, Just Surrender, Monty are I, and Nightbeast. Check the tour dates for more info and links to where you can buy tickets cheaper by getting them before the show.
We're coming back through some of our favorite places on this tour and are excited to see everyone!
Positive Exposure Magazine
Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 by: TSC
Check out a cool new interview/feature on TSC in issue three of Positive Exposure Magazine. You can view it online.
The issue also features Jawbox and this makes us happy! Check us out on page 12:
Mark and Poppy
The Story Changes
Line 6 Love
Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 by: TSC
We are extremely thrilled to announce that we are now working with Line 6!
They're a great company that make some of the most versatile and
innovative guitar effects and recording gear available today amongst
We're longtime fans and have been using their products
both live and in the studio for a while. Check out some of their new products at www.line6.com.
New unreleased music on Find Your Escape
Monday, November 16th, 2009 by: TSC
Future Destination Records has just released a new compilation album called Find Your Escape. The tracklisting includes our song Move Forward along with a cool previously unreleased live version of Stop that we recorded in Denver, CO earlier this year on tour.
Songs from seventeen other bands are included on the album, a large chunk of whom are good friends of ours. The CD version is only $5 and not only includes free shipping, but they throw in a free download of the album to have while you wait for the CD to arrive. The digital version on it's own is only $2.99! This is a great way to get some unreleased tracks and sample some new bands for cheap.
Check it out at www.FDRshop.com.
Thursday, November 12th, 2009 by: TSC
Hey peeps! Check out a new review of ANALOGIES from PunkRockTheory.com HERE.
Looking forward to seeing everyone on the upcoming tour!
HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS TOUR!
Monday, November 2nd, 2009 by: TSC
We are super excited to announce that we'll be back on tour later this month for the second half of the Never Sleep Again 2009 tour with Hawthorne Heights, Just Surrender, Monty Are I, and Nightbeast.
Dates are listed HERE!
Check the video below for an announcement with some candid shots:
Tickets are cheaper if you buy them in advance. Get yours early!
There are presale links to every show available at:
Friday, October 30th, 2009 by: TSC
We're excited to announce that we have started working with Macbeth!
Macbeth is a great company that make comfy vegan shoes and clothing. We are big fans of their shoes and the company's efforts to continually make new animal friendly products.
Check out their new Holiday line: www.Macbethfootwear.com.
Fazer Magazine Review
Friday, October 23rd, 2009 by: TSC
Hey party people, check out a new review from Fazer Magazine.
High fives from the road!
Sunday, October 17th, 2009 by: TSC
We'll be on Fearless Radio this Tuesday October 20th at 2pm for an interview and acoustic performance.
You can listen online at www.fearlessradio.com. Click Listen Now to access the live stream. Get in touch during the interview to ask questions:
IM us: fearlessradio00 on AIM Yahoo; fearlessradio on MSN
Absolute Punk Interview
Monday, October 12th, 2009 by: TSC
Hope everyone is enjoying the first part of October and staying warm!
Check out a new TSC interview with AbsolutePunk.net HERE.
Be sure to leave some comment love!
ANALOGIES & iTunes
Monday, October 5th, 2009 by: TSC
Hey internet! Analogies, our new split with Let Go, is now available from iTunes for only $7.92.
FUN FACT: Every download comes with a free virtual high five from us to you.
Check it out HERE.
Absolute Punk Dot Net review of ANALOGIES
Friday, October 2nd, 2009 by: TSC
Check out a new review of Analogies from AbsolutePunk.net. Click the album cover below to check out the full review and give your user rating and comment.
From the review:
"How is it? Pretty darn good. On their split EP Analogies, both bands worked with producer Jamie Woolford (Punchline, Gin Blossoms) who served as the mixer for the effort and that simple touch makes the disc sound undeniably cohesive. Whereas most splits allow one band the first half of the disc, and the second band the latter, Analogies uses an alternating sequence and it's actually a solid tactic... The disc opens with "Move Forward," an urgent, straightforward rock song with sincere vocals, tons of energy and charisma."
Paiste and Chipotle love
Saturday, September 26th, 2009 by: TSC
We are pleased to announce two new sponsorships to add to list of awesome companies we have the pleasure of working with, Paiste and Chipotle. Paiste makes awesome cymbals and Chipotle makes a mean burrito:)
Please support these great companies that are helping us out: SIT Guitar Strings, Shine Custom drums, Silverfox Drumsticks, Chipotle, and Paiste.
Rock Shred Skate Destroy
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 by: TSC
We've added the new "Shred" shirt to our online store. Check it out below, all orders include FREE SHIPPING:
New Poppy Interview
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 by: TSC
Poppy recently spilled his guts on all things TSC to Taking-Over.com. Check out the interview at:
New Interview and ANALOGIES feature at East Scene
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 by: TSC
Check out a new interview and review of ANALOGIES from East Scene HERE.
ANALOGIES is available NOW in both cd and digital formats from www.FDRshop.com