New This Time Next Year album, “Drop Out of Life”, out today!

This Time Next Year’s sophomore full-length album, Drop Out Of Life, is now available in stores (Hot Topic, FYE and local indie stores) and online (iTunes,, MerchNow and more).

On October 6th, This Time Next Year will hit the road in support of Drop Out Of Life, on the Pop Punk’s Not Dead tour with New Found Glory, Set Your Goals, The Wonder Years and Man Overboard.

Drop Out Of Life was produced by New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert [A Day To Remember, H20, Fireworks], engineered by Paul Miner [New Found Glory, A.F.I., Atreyu], and mixed by Paul Leavitt [Circa Survive, All Time Low, Darkest Hour].

The impressive album features quick, crunchy guitars, energetic gang vocals and infectious melodies that are sure to be the soundtrack to the fall season. This Time Next Year pulls listeners into a state of pop-punk nostalgia while simultaneously offering a fresh, edgy sound and a sense that this is the beginning of something incredible for the Walnut Creek, CA-based band.

This Time Next Year’s new album also carries a powerful message, encouraging listeners to follow dreams and to never settle. Vocalist Pete Dowdalls explains, “If you hate something, why keep doing it? We’re not telling people to give up; we’re telling them to drop out. Life can be really tough but it’s up to you to make it better. Be positive, always look forward, and do what you want…I want people to vicariously live through the heartaches and triumphs I’ve experienced over the years. Drop Out Of Life is as much about the people who always supported us as it is about our personal struggles.”

He concludes, “This record is dedicated not only to our family, friends and fans, but to anyone out there who has felt defeated, broken or helpless in life. Stay positive, keep your friends close and do whatever it is you want to do in life. Forget acceptance, forget normality, drop out of life.” A track-by-track description of Drop Out Of Life, detailing the meaning behind each song, written by Dowdalls, is now featured on

This Time Next Year is comprised of Dowdalls [vocals], Brad Wiseman [guitar], Denis Cohen [guitar], Travis Pacheco [bass], and James Jalili [drums]. All upcoming tour dates for This Time Next Year can be seen below. Pre-sale tickets for the Pop Punk’s Not Dead Tour can be ordered HERE.

Oct 06 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
Oct 07 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
Oct 08 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
Oct 10 Dallas, TX @ Trees
Oct 11 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Oct 12 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
Oct 14 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Oct 15 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Oct 16 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Oct 17 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
Oct 19 Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
Oct 20 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend Music Hall
Oct 21 Richmond, VA @ The National
Oct 22 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Oct 23 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
Oct 25 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
Oct 26 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
Oct 27 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Oct 28 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre
Oct 29 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Oct 31 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo
Nov 01 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Nov 03 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Nov 04 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Nov 05 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
Nov 06 Iowa City, IA @ The Blue Moose Tap House
Nov 08 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Nov 09 Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre
Nov 10 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Nov 11 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Grand @ The Complex
Nov 13 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox at The Market
Nov 14 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Nov 16 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
Nov 17 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Nov 18 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Nov 19 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Cafe
Nov 20 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues