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Angels and Airwaves Unleash “The Wolfpack”

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Angels and Airwaves promised fans a few weeks ago that they would be releasing something big on Halloween, and now the time has come.

The big news the band had been hinting towards was the decision to co-premiere their new single, “The Wolf Pack” alongside many of our favorite music publications which include: PureVolume, BuzzNet, Alter the Press, AbsolutePunk, and others.

“‘The Wolf Pack’ is the first single from our upcoming album, The Dream Walker, which is part of a bigger trans-media project called Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker,” said AVA frontman Tom DeLonge.

“The song is a bit of a journey in and out of the many teeth of the music business; an industry that can be a sexy girl on one hand, but a vicious ax murderer on the other.”

But while the projects will all intersect each other, DeLonge does tell fans that each piece of the trans-media project will be able to stand on its own.

Check out the audio of the new track here.

While many fans of Angels and Airwaves were led to believe The Dream walker would be released today, even we assumed as well, the album will be released in December.

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2014 in Music News, Streaming

 

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Madden Brothers Postpone Upcoming Tour

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Anyone looking forward to the Madden Brothers hitting the road later this month have sadly been given bad news about it; the tour has been postponed.

Writing to fans on their social media accounts, the brothers revealed that their plans on hitting the road to promote their album, Greetings From California had been postponed until 2015.

In the statement, they explain that, “Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will need to postpone the US tour dates until 2015. We appreciate all your support this year and hope to see all of you in the new year! All refunds can be made at the point of purchase. #vibes”

The Madden Brothers, which like their act’s name states is a new project from Benji and Joel Madden formerly of Good Charlotte. The brothers released Greetings From California back in September and this US tour would be their first time heading out on a nationwide tour for it. Front Porch Step and Keta were suppose to, or probably still will be, supporting them.

Now postponed tour dates can be seen below.

MADDEN BROTHERS (postponed) TOUR DATES:

Nov 17, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA
Nov 18, 2014 – San Francisco, CA
Nov 20, 2014 – Philadelphia, PA
Nov 21, 2014 – Boston, MA
Nov 23, 2014 – New York, New York
Nov 24, 2014 – Washington, DC

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2014 in Music News

 

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Foo Fighters Send in the “Congregation”

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It’s Friday which means that he Foo fighters have released another new song from their new album, Sonic Highways.

Yesterday, a snippet of the new song titled “Congregation” was released onto the internet, but like the past two Fridays, the band have released the song on the same day their HBO special is slated to air its third episode.

Tonight’s episode of Sonic Highways takes the guys to Nashville where frontman Dave Grohl gets to sit and chat with several artists including Dolly Parton, Tony Joe White, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, and producer Tony Bown.

This episode, the band got the chance to record the new track at Southern Ground studio with help from Zac Brown from the Zac Brown Band.

Check out said track below and if you don’t have anything planned for Halloween, then don’t forget to tune into Sonic Highways tonight at 11 p.m. on HBO.

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2014 in Music News, Streaming, Television

 

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Bring Me the Horizon Respond to Fans’ Criticism of New Song

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We knew that Bring Me the Horizon fans were vocal, but we never thought we’d never see the day when the fans would turn on their beloved band.

It appears that a recent song made specifically by the band as part of BBC’s re-scoring of the Ryan Gosling-starring film, Drive has made fans really unhappy with the group.

The song on trial is called “Don’t Look Down” and features the British band getting some assistance from a guest; rapper Orifice Vulgatron from Foreign Beggars.

Many of the fans were so vocal about their disappointment that one fan wrote: “I was willing to accept ‘Drown,’ but I don’t know what this song is. Not for me.”

Another responded to the track by saying: “‘Drown’ was a fantastic change for the band. I really hope this song isn’t the start of something else, cause this was forgettable.”

Ouch.

But, like a band that actually takes into consideration what their fans think about them, BMTH have responded to all the criticism reminding fans that the song was made for the gritty film’s new soundtrack.

Read their statement below.

“We appreciate the level of passion both good and bad for DLD. We are really proud of what we created, but at the same time, we understand peoples confusion and panic after hearing the track. We were approached by radio one to score a piece of music for a rescore of the movie Drive. Now if you’ve seen Drive i’m sure you will agree neither anything from our previous albums, nor drown would of fit very well with the vibe of that particular movie, so we decided to create a piece of music that did justice to the amazing scene we was given.

we took the opportunity to make something completely different, to do something completely different, something that we wouldn’t usually do- although I feel that doesn’t really make sense anymore, because we never do the same thing 2x. We experiment, we change it up, We take risks because we don’t want to stay the same and we want to breathe life into this lacklustre genre, and we want to keep you guessing whats coming next.

Big up Orifice Vulgatron of Foreign Beggars for collaborating on the track, And once again, if you can tune into BBC 3 tonight at 10 and watch the whole movie, its an amazing project, and we think we smashed our part, and hope you guys feel the same once you’ve seen it.

Peace, BMTH”

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2014 in Movies, Music News

 

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Stream PVRIS’ Debut Album, ‘White Noise’

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PVRIS (pronounced Paris), the up-and-coming Massachusetts-based band have garnered a lot of attention this year. Several publications have dubbed the trio a “2014 need to know” act which is not too shabby considering they hadn’t even released a full album yet (though they did have a few EPs there).

After signing with Rise/Velocity Records and releasing their first official track, “St. Patrick,” they’re popularity skyrocketed.

With help from Vans Warped Tour during the last two years (the Ernie Ball stage in 2013 and supporting gigs this year), their fan base seems to have double which is understandable with their catching music.

Now, the group will be releasing their debut album, White Noise next week which give fans the chance to hear a total of ten songs, three of which had already been unveiled.

Check out the new album below which includes “St. Patrick,” “My House,” and current single “White Noise.”

White Noise will be released next Tuesday, Nov. 4.

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2014 in Music News, Streaming

 

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Metallica to Play House Band for ‘The Late Late Show’

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Taking a page out of the Foo Fighters’ performance book, Metallica have now booked a week-long residence on The Late Late Show.

The metal legends will playhouse band for the late night talk show beginning on Nov. 17 and, we assume, will wrap up on that Friday, Nov. 22 (also known as the dreaded Black Friday).

The band’s appearance on the late night show will also act as a way of saying good-bye to outgoing host, Craig Ferguson who will be replaced by British actor/comedian James Corden.

“What better way to celebrate Craig’s awesome tenure at CBS than to come and shake the rafters for a whole week,” Lars Ulrich said.

“Nothing to sell, nothing to promote…purely hanging at Craig’s personal request. Bring it!”

While Ulrich claims that the band’s appearance is to “rock the rafters” and not sell or promote something, the band will be re-releasing the Some Kind of Monster documentary on Nov. 24 for its 10th anniversary.

Good timing.

But that’s not all that they will be releasing within the month of their residence. For Record Store Day Black Friday, they will release the vinyl version of their latest single, “Lords of Summer” and in December, they will be releasing a box set of every show they played in 2014.

No promoting whatsoever, right Lars?

As for Ferguson, the host’s last show will reportedly take place in December. His decision to leave the late night program came back in April when he was reportedly overlooked as a possible replacement for David Letterman in favor of Stephen Colbert.

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2014 in Music News

 

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Craig Aaronson (A&R for Jimmy Eat World, My Chemical Romance, and More) Passed Away

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Normally, hearing that someone from a record label passed away doesn’t really make headlines, but sometimes that person played a key role in discovering some of your favorite bands. In news that feels like a dagger to the heart, the A&R guy responsible for discovering many of the bands that helped shape our music taste and love of music, passed away.

According to several music publications including Billboard and Alternative Press, Craig Aaronson famed A&R guy from Warner Bros., passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Many artists, including those that he played a key role in discovering, have already taken to Twitter to express their condolences. Here are just some of the ones that we have found on our Twitter feed with more coming as the day progresses.

Aaronson was most well-know for bringing bands such as My Chemical Romance, The Used, Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Avenged Sevenfold, Against Me! and more to the label and helping them reach success.

If anyone needs an example of Aaronson’s enthusiasm for the bands he helped discover and love of his job, the perfect example can be found on MCR’s first DVD, Life on the Murder Scene where we see Aaronson listening to some new tracks the band were working on at the time and how passionately excited he got while listening to them.

Aaronson kicked off his lengthy resume of successful bands by signing Jimmy Eat World back in 1995 to Capitol before leaving and getting his job at Warner Bros. Jimmy Eat World recently wrote about that and how when they had no money, Aaronson had let them sleep in his house.

All we can say is thank you very much for discovering those bands and we owe you a lot, Craig. You had a role in helping shape who we are today.

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2014 in Music News

 

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