William Beckett Announces Debut LP, Signs To Equal Vision Records

William Beckett

Today is a big day in William Beckett news.

The front man for the now defunct punk-pop outfit The Academy Is… has been teasing a big announcement for the better part of the week… and here it is. Well, it’s less of an announcement and more of a collection of things.

First and most importantly, Beckett confirmed that he is at work on his full length solo debut and that he will be releasing the album some time in 2013 on venerable Albany, NY-based punk label Equal Vision Records. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

So why Equal Vision, William?

“I’ve been a fan of [Equal Vision Records] and its roster since I was listening to The Stryder and Saves the Day in high school,” Beckett said in a press release. “For months I was approached by labels but after the first conversation I knew EVR was a perfect fit; I can make exactly the record I want to make.”

Cool! To celebrate, Beckett is putting on a special in studio performance. Billed as “An Evening In The Studio”, Beckett will be streaming the whole thing online through Stageit.com starting at 7pm Central. Oh, and he’s taking requests. “Tickets” are still available (and cost whatever you want them to) and you can catch the show at StageIt.com/William_Beckett.

Check out the video of Beckett’s announcement below.

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