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ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, at the Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe later this month, readying new album

Published January 4, 2012 12:08 pm

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THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, who will be performing at the Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe later this month, are about to release "Beekeeper's Daughter" — the rock band's first single since "Gives You Hell" became the No. 1 most-played song of 2009 at Top 40 radio. It is the first single off the forthcoming album "Kids in the Street."

Written by Rejects' lead singer, lyricist, and bassist Tyson Ritter and guitarist Nick Wheeler, the pop-rock song "Beekeeper's Daughter," available digitally on January 24, captures a tumultuous time while Ritter was living in Los Angeles after wrapping two years of touring behind the band's 2008 album, according to a press release."'Beekeeper's Daughter' is a story about a guy who thinks he can get away with anything and always have a girl there waiting for him," Ritter says on the release. "He never backs down from that opinion. At the end of it, he's even stronger and more snide and thinks he's invincible no matter what. He's an asshole, but at that point in my life, I was kind of an asshole. As we were making 'Kids In The Street,' I went from that to being a completely humbled guy who's looking at his reflection saying, 'Wow, what have I done?' It may make me not seem very likeable, but it was important that I be truthful and really open up on this album about what I've been through.""Beekeeper's Daughter," along with the rest of the tracks on 'Kids In The Street,' was produced by Grammy-nominated producer Greg Wells, who is known for his work with Adele, Katy Perry, and OneRepublic, among many others.