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The Stolen

Announces Self-Titled Record

Out May 31, 2019


Premieres New Single + Video

Watch "Millennial" Now

Old Bridge, NJ - April 4, 2019 - The boys of the pop-rock outfit, The Stolen, have announced they will be releasing their self-titled, debut full-length album this spring via Revival Recordings. The record is set to be released May 31, 2019, and will include singles such as "Rooftop feat. Jake Miller," "Overboard," "Change The Record" and more.


Today, the band premiered their next single and music video for "Millennial" which comes off of the 10-track record. Check it out here. The song will be available across all streaming services tomorrow, Friday, April 5.


Guitarist Rob Chiarappa shares, "'Millennial' was written super reflective on both myself and my generation. We are a breed full of emotions far more expressive and vibrant than any other generation but we just have no way to further our emotions other than minimal effort. Even its simplest form, from our friends to how we feel about things going on in the world; it's just a part of the instant gratification we crave. 


"'I know I speak too fast, don't take it literal,' comes from the speedy fingers we all have, and how something can instantly be taken out of context or on the adverse, someone can say something and not be aware of how it comes off. The video is sort of a mockery on how we are. It's a weird cross between being tired and feeling old with your own generation, but realizing you're exactly the same and a part of what you are so tired of."


In support of the upcoming record, the band will be hitting the road for a North American tour, kicking off on May 31 in Philadelphia, and wrapping up on June 26 in Washington D.C. For a list of full dates, please see below or visit: https://www.thestolenmusic.com/tour.


Before they honed their songwriting skills to craft inviting pop hooks and kinetic guitar melodies, the four New Jersey natives who make up The Stolen started off as a group of friends who explored their love of music through learning and performing AC/DC songs together, ripping covers of classic rock anthems and Motown tunes at their grade school talent shows.


Almost 10 years later in 2013, the band started officially releasing music. For the release of their single "Chardonnay" in 2015, they worked with producer Paul Levitt (All Time Low, Have Mercy), and began the transition from their pop-punk beginnings to put more focus on their pop sensibilities. 2016 marked the arrival of their self-released, self-produced EP, I'm So Dead, and in 2017, the band released their most collaborative effort to-date, Fragile Heart.


Over the past few years, The Stolen has been recognized and heralded by notable tastemakers such as MTV, Billboard, and Alternative Press, have shared the stage with bands and artists such as Neon Trees, The All American Rejects, Jake Miller, and more, and have played Vans Warped Tour. The band's single "Overboard," released earlier this year, hit No. 21 on the iTunes Alternative Chart, and that, along with recent singles "Change The Record," "Stuck," and "Rooftop" perfectly illustrate where the band's sound is headed.


The Stolen is set to release May 31, 2019. For more information, please visit https://www.thestolenmusic.com/.


The Stolen Tracklisting:

01. Jersey

02. Overboard

03. Change The Record

04. Millennial (feat. Patternist)

05. Rooftop (feat. Jake Miller)

06. Stuck

07. Before You Were Gone

08. Autophobia

09. Only In the Night

10. This Is Good For You, Yeah?

11. If I Left Tomorrow (Will I Stay Here When I Die?)

Upcoming Tour Dates:

  • May 31 - Philadelphia, PA @ Creep Records             
  • June 01 - Brooklyn, NY @ Sunnyvale
  • June 02 - Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
  • June 07 - Boston, MA @ Café 939
  • June 08 - Buffalo, NY @ Evening Star Concert Hall
  • June 09 - Syracuse, NY @ Spark Community Art Space
  • June 10 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
  • June 11 - Lakewood, OH @ Mahalls
  • June 12 - Columbus, OH @ Big Room Bar
  • June 13 - Detroit, MI @ Pike Room
  • June 14 - Indianapolis, IN @ Irving Theatre
  • June 15 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
  • June 16 - Madison, WI @ High Noon
  • June 18 - Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
  • June 19 - Kansas City, MO @ Encore
  • June 20 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
  • June 21 - Nashville, TN @ The End
  • June 22 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
  • June 23 - Orlando, FL @ Soundbar
  • June 25 - Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
  • June 26 - Washington, D.C. @ DC9

Download high-res tour admat HERE.




The Stolen is Dom Cuce (vocals, guitar), Rob Chiarappa (guitar), Kevin Smart (bass), and Mike Chiarappa (drums).


For more information and to keep up with The Stolen:

Website: https://www.thestolenmusic.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestolen

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thestolen/



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Are You Living an Adventure-Starved Life? 11 Ways to Shake Things Up

By Vella Mbenna, author of Muddy Roads Blue Skies 

Have you fallen into a routine of drudgery? Do you feel stuck there? You're not alone. If we're honest, many of us will admit that we're kind of going through the motions—work, home, eat, TV, sleep, repeat—and living by default instead of design. Life isn't bad; it's just dull. Uninspired. Actually (and ironically), a bit lifeless. We shouldn't just accept our adventure-starved status quo.

Life is meant to be really lived. I've come to believe adventure is a deep human need. We read about it in books and we watch it in movies because deep down we crave it.

And we owe it to ourselves to pursue things that give us that spark, that jolt of excitement. It doesn't matter how old you are or what your income is. You can and should weave some adventure into your life.

Growing up in rural Georgia, I dreamed of travel and excitement. But after college I found myself broke, divorced, and struggling to raise my child alone. All that changed when I joined the Foreign Service and embarked on a 26-year adventure in which I lived in dangerous parts of the world, performed high-states diplomatic work, and defended my country in the wake of deadly terrorist attacks. My career provided the adventure I had always craved.

            If you too feel adventure-starved, don't worry. There are plenty of small ways to infuse totally ordinary days with life-shifting excitement—and it doesn't require a globetrotting career or a big budget. Follow these tips to create the adventurous life you're dreaming of. 

First, commit to a self-imposed TV or social media ban. Before you can start your adventures, you need to stop doing the stuff that sucks up all your free time and keeps you in a state of lethargy. When turning on the TV or browsing Facebook is no longer an option, you'll have to fill up your time with something. If nothing else, boredom will push you out the door. 

Force yourself to do something that scares (yet excites) you. You'll never reach your full potential by living small. So take a risk and challenge yourself to step outside your comfort zone and do some things that intimidate you. Start training for a marathon or sign up to be a foster parent or go for that promotion at work or even start the business you've daydreamed about for years. When you challenge yourself, you'll truly find out what you're made of. 

It's okay to start by taking small risks. If you're normally silent in a meeting, speak up. Or if you're getting over a painful breakup, join an online dating service. The idea is to practice leaving your comfort zone in small degrees, until you're ready to make a bigger leap. 

Take a class or learn a new skill. Learning shouldn't end once you've left school. Exploring our interests is what keeps us alive. You might take a coding class, or learn to speak Russian, or learn how to scuba dive. The learning itself is an adventure, and so are the activities that naturally flow from that learning—the trips you go on to speak the new language you learn and the events that pop up when you meet new people in the classes you take. 

Plan frequent mini adventures... When you need to shake things up a bit, choose a destination you've never visited within 100 miles of where you live and take a day-long road trip with your friends or family. This quenches your wanderlust without breaking the bank. 

...and budget for a great trip. If you dream of traveling to the exotic locales you've seen only in photographs, you can absolutely make it a reality someday. Start an "adventure fund" by putting a small amount of money aside each month. Over time, it will add up, and even if it takes a few years, you will one day be able to go visit those places you dream of today. 

Expand your circle. It's fine to socialize with a core group of friends most of the time, but don't close yourself off from meeting new people. You never know how a new friendship or relationship could transform your life. So, go to a Meetup group that interests you or join a sports league or running club as a way to socialize and have fun with new people. 

Say yes to every invitation that you possibly can. As you start meeting new people, they'll invite you to do things. Maybe they'll ask you to be on a committee or join them in a fundraising effort. Hopefully the events themselves will be exciting, but they will also lead you to meet new people who, in turn, may invite you to do other things. 

Don't waste the weekends. Yes, you're exhausted after the work week. I get it. But if you're not careful, you'll go into crash mode and squander the weekend "recuperating." Don't. Napping all weekend isn't rejuvenating, anyway. Ever noticed how sluggish it makes you feel? 

Plan ahead so that there's a mini-adventure scheduled into every weekend. Be intentional about how you spend this rare and precious time away from work. Weekends are for trying new things, taking day trips, attending local festivals. If your spouse or partner doesn't want to get out, grab the kids or a girlfriend and just go. 

Get outdoors every chance you get. There's a reason we associate "adventure" with the great outdoors. That's where the mountains and oceans and rivers are. It's where you get to camp under the stars or navigate whitewater rapids or hike dark, wooded paths to the top of hills to see the sunrise. It's also where you might get caught in a thunderstorm or encounter a snake—and that's part of the adventure equation too. 

Being out in nature is a little risky. That's good, though. It's hard to be adventurous inside four climate-controlled walls. 

Find novel ways to celebrate your milestones. Big achievements—like promotions, anniversaries, graduations, or even birthdays—deserve thoughtful commemorations. Celebrate them by doing something you've never done before. You don't have to go skydiving on your 50th birthday—unless you really want to—but you could go ziplining or save up for a trip to Costa Rica. 

Instill curiosity and wonder in your kids. You can teach your kids to enjoy an adventurous life by exposing them to the world from an early age. Take them with you when you travel, introduce them to other cultures and unusual foods, and challenge them to be brave even when it feels uncomfortable to do so. 

You really get out of life what you put into it. So if you're stuck in a life that's underwhelming, it's up to you to shake things up. It's never too late to infuse your one and only life with great adventure. And the passion, excitement, and joy that you discover along the way will make any temporary discomfort you feel well worth it in the end.


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About the Author:

Vella Mbenna is the author of Muddy Roads Blue Skies: My Journey to the Foreign Service, from the Rural South to Tanzania and Beyond. She was born in the Holmestown community of Midway, Georgia, where she grew up with eight siblings and parents who instilled in her the important values that would set her on the path to success. Throughout her youth, Vella dreamed of escaping small-town USA and traveling the world. In 1989, that dream came true when she was offered a position with the US Department of State Foreign Service. During her highly successful 26-year career as a diplomat, Vella served with honor in 13 foreign countries as well as two tours in Washington, DC.