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Pop punk band All Time Low holds signing at Wilkes-Barre Gallery of Sound

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The pop-punk band All Time Low, out of Baltimore, Md., arrive at the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre in a black van from Philadelphia, driving past a line of fans that wrapped around the music store, around the corner and back to Mundy St.
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Members of pop-punk band All Time Low pose for a photo in the back room at the Gallery of Sound before heading out to the store showroom to sign hundreds of autographs. Left to right: Rian Dawson, Jack Barakat, Alex Gaskarth and Zack Merrick.
Tony Callaio | For Weekender
Christina Suraci, of Scranton, along with her dad, Tony, were first in line for an autoraph from the pop-punk band All Time Low on Sunday at the Gallery of Sound.
Tony Callaio | For Weekender
Thirteen-year old Corinne Lovell gets a high five from All Time Low lead singer Alex Gaskarth. Lovell and her mother drive to Willkes-Barre from the Lehigh Valley.
Tony Callaio | For Weekender
The pop-punk band All Time Low stopped at the Gallery of Sound, Wilkes-Barre, to promote their latest album Last Young Renegade which was released last week. Left to right: Zack Merrick, Alex Gaskarth, Rian Dawson, Jack Barakat.
Tony Callaio | For Weekender

WILKES-BARRE — Hot off the release of their newest record, pop punk band All Time Low held a merchandise signing at the Gallery of Sound on Sunday evening.

The Baltimore band’s newest album, “Last Young Renegade,” was just released Friday, and, according to both fans of the band and the band itself, it was a bit of a departure from their previous work.

“It’s been at times a bit polarizing,” Alex Gaskarth, the band’s lead singer, said about the reception of the newest album. “For the most part, after a few listens, the fans are starting to jump on board.”

Gaskarth and the rest of All Time Low were signing pieces of merchandise, like CDs and vinyl records, that fans brought their way.

“It’s rad,” Gaskarth said. “It’s a great way to connect with the core fans.”

Joe Nardone, owner of the Gallery of Sound, located at 186 Mundy St., said that having events like this is always exciting for the store. “It’s great for business, and it gives people a chance to meet the band,” he said.

Nardone said the members of All Time Low have been great to work with, as this is the second time the group has come to the the store for a signing.

“These guys are super cool,” Nardone said. “They know that these days, you have to put in work as a band. It’s not just about selling records anymore.”

Nardone said the Gallery of Sound is frequently a stop on the tours of bands for both signings and performance sets, after building up a following with both All Time Low’s former record label, Hopeless Records, and the local punk rock scene.

“We got a reputation of being able to pull these things off,” Nardone said.

Chris Cashmere, of Pittston, and his girlfriend, Emily Edwards, of Scranton, were two of dozens of fans who came to see the band, forming a line that wrapped around the record store’s parking lot.

Cashmere described the band’s sound as “sort of pop-punky, but also sort of pop.” Cashmere met the band at their previous signing at the Gallery of Sound but was glad to meet them again.

“It’s exciting to meet them, especially since the new album just came out,” he said. “This album is their most different.”

“But it’s still good,” Edwards cut in. Cashmere was quick to agree.

The Gallery of Sound will host another event soon, with Scranton emo veterans Tigers Jaw returning to the area on the heels of their newest record, “spin.” Tigers Jaw will be holding a signing and a performance at the store at 7 p.m. June 26.

The pop-punk band All Time Low, out of Baltimore, Md., arrive at the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre in a black van from Philadelphia, driving past a line of fans that wrapped around the music store, around the corner and back to Mundy St.
https://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_All-Time-Low-1-9.jpgThe pop-punk band All Time Low, out of Baltimore, Md., arrive at the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre in a black van from Philadelphia, driving past a line of fans that wrapped around the music store, around the corner and back to Mundy St. Tony Callaio | For Weekender

Members of pop-punk band All Time Low pose for a photo in the back room at the Gallery of Sound before heading out to the store showroom to sign hundreds of autographs. Left to right: Rian Dawson, Jack Barakat, Alex Gaskarth and Zack Merrick.
https://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_All-Time-Low-2-9.jpgMembers of pop-punk band All Time Low pose for a photo in the back room at the Gallery of Sound before heading out to the store showroom to sign hundreds of autographs. Left to right: Rian Dawson, Jack Barakat, Alex Gaskarth and Zack Merrick. Tony Callaio | For Weekender

Christina Suraci, of Scranton, along with her dad, Tony, were first in line for an autoraph from the pop-punk band All Time Low on Sunday at the Gallery of Sound.
https://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_All-Time-Low-3-9.jpgChristina Suraci, of Scranton, along with her dad, Tony, were first in line for an autoraph from the pop-punk band All Time Low on Sunday at the Gallery of Sound. Tony Callaio | For Weekender

Thirteen-year old Corinne Lovell gets a high five from All Time Low lead singer Alex Gaskarth. Lovell and her mother drive to Willkes-Barre from the Lehigh Valley.
https://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_All-Time-Low-4-9.jpgThirteen-year old Corinne Lovell gets a high five from All Time Low lead singer Alex Gaskarth. Lovell and her mother drive to Willkes-Barre from the Lehigh Valley. Tony Callaio | For Weekender

The pop-punk band All Time Low stopped at the Gallery of Sound, Wilkes-Barre, to promote their latest album Last Young Renegade which was released last week. Left to right: Zack Merrick, Alex Gaskarth, Rian Dawson, Jack Barakat.
https://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_All-Time-Low-5-9.jpgThe pop-punk band All Time Low stopped at the Gallery of Sound, Wilkes-Barre, to promote their latest album Last Young Renegade which was released last week. Left to right: Zack Merrick, Alex Gaskarth, Rian Dawson, Jack Barakat. Tony Callaio | For Weekender

By Patrick Kernan

[email protected]

Reach Patrick Kernan at 570-991-6119 or on Twitter @PatKernan.

Reach Patrick Kernan at 570-991-6119 or on Twitter @PatKernan.