Thrice posts new song from impending album

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Thrice’s ninth studio record is set to be released in a couple of days, so why not release another new song from it to tide fans over until then. During the weekend, the recently-reunited band released a third song from their impending new album, To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere. The new song is titled “Death from Above” and can currently be streamed below.

“Death from Above” will join “Black Honey” and lead single “Blood on the Sand” on To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere. To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere is set to be released this Friday, May 27, through Vagrant Records. In support of the new album, the California-founded band will be hitting the road with La Dispute and Gates this summer.

The North American trek is set to begin on June 3 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles and wrap up a few weeks later on June 25 at The Summit Music Hall in Denver. The complete list of tour stops can be seen here. To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere is Thrice’s first record since coming back from their three-year hiatus. This record also marks the follow-up to 2011’s Major/Minor.

Watch Garbage’s music video for ‘Empty’

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With a couple of weeks left until their much-anticipated new album, Garbage has released the music video for its lead single, “Empty.” On Monday (May 23), the group unleashed the music video for the new track which features them performing in what appears to be a dark nigh club, illuminated by colorful spotlights. The clip was directed by Samuel Bayer. As a word of caution, if you get motion sickness you might not want to watch the video because there’s a lot of movement with the camera as it circles each of the band members. If not, them check out the video for “Empty” below.

“Empty” will be featured on Garbage’s upcoming new album, Strange Little Birds. Strange Little Birds is set to be released on June 10 through the group’s record label imprint, STUNVOLUME. Those who pre-order the album on iTunes will receive an instant download of the new single. Strange Little Birds is the follow-up to the band’s 2012 release, Not Your Kind of People.

In support of Strange Little Birds, the band announced that they will be hitting the road this summer. The “Strange Little Birds” tour will kick off on July 6 at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI and wrap up on Aug. 3 at Washington D.C.’s The Lincoln Theater.

The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Marianas Trench go to ‘War’ in new music video

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Marianas Trench’s music videos can go one of two ways; they can either be goofy and make you crack up or they can hit you “in the feels” giving you the reason to binge eat a pint of ice cream on your own. It’s never until you press the play button do you know which way the music video for any given song can go. On Friday (May 20), the Canadian group unveiled the music video for their latest single, “This Means War.”

The clip begins in what at first appears to be a page of a comic book, but soon become reality with the band, and some of their “friends” hanging out on a street corner doing what they do. That when things take a West Side Story turn, but instead of it being the Jets and the Sharks going to “war,” it’s a battle of the sexes. Watch the complete video for “This Means War” below.

“This Means War” is featured on Marianas Trench’s recently released record, Astoria. Earlier this week, the Canadian band announced plans to return to the United States for a brand new tour. The summer trek has been named the “SPF 80s” summer tour and will kick off on July 8 at the Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City and come to a close a little over a month later on Aug. 4 at the House of Blues in San Diego. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Stream Saosin’s new album on Spotify

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The years of waiting have finally come to an end for Saosin fans. On Friday (May 20), the California-based band released their highly-anticipated new album, Along the Shadow. The new record not only marks the group’s first new studio album in seven years, but it also marks the reintroduction of original vocalist Anthony Green.

Over the past couple of years, the speculation/hopes of a reunion with the Circa Survive frontman had been something fans had wanted. After reuniting at Skate and Surf in 2014, the outcome was good with the band reuniting for a handful of shows and eventually a mini-tour which eventually gave way to Along the Shadow. For those who have yet to get your copy of the new record, the 11-track album (plus two bonus tracks), is currently available on Spotify. Last week, the band had allowed fans to listen to the new record in full via Pandora.

In addition to bonus tracks “Drinking From The Fountain” and “Along The Shadow Of Man,” the new record features previously released tracks “The Silver String,” “Racing Toward a Red Light,” and “Control and the Urge to Pray.”

In support of Along the Shadow, Saosin will be hitting the road this summer as one of the many bands to perform on the recently-resurrected Taste of Chaos. Tour dates for Taste of Chaos can be seen here. Along the Shadow is the follow-up to 2009’s In Search of Solid Ground.

Dashboard Confessional release first new song in seven years

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Dashboard Confessional fans have been waiting some time for some new music, and now, they’ve gotten a taste of what to expect. On Thursday (May 19), the Florida-based band released their much-anticipated new song, “May.” The barely two-and-a-half minute video features frontman Chris Carrabba in what looks like a practice room, playing his guitar while sitting in front of a drum kit and several flags hanging on the back wall (state of Florida represent). Watch the video for the song below.

Last year, Dashboard Confessional hit the road alongside Third Eye Blind for a summer tour which only began fan speculation of new music. Nothing happened, so the speculation eventually died down. Then, earlier this month, Carrabba sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss new music and the frenzy of speculation began again.

“I don’t have any idea of a release date or a worry about one for that matter but I’m really excited to be doing it because I don’t think it’s ever felt this much like the beginning again…No one’s paying attention,” Carrabba explained to the publication. “No one’s looking over my shoulder to see how the songs are going or when the record’s coming out. There are no notes from anybody. I’m just quietly toiling away like I did on my first album [2000’s The Swiss Army Romance].”

Whatever Carrabba and company have up their sleeves, fans will be waiting. Dashboard Confessional released their last album, Alter the Ending back in 2009; seven years ago. While there still is no confirmation on when the new album will be finished/released, or even if this song will be on it, the band’s dedicated followers have something to look forward to.

Dashboard Confessional was one of the bands confirmed to hit the road for the Taste of Chaos resurrection tour. Alongside Taking Back Sunday, The Early November, Saosin, and more, the band will perform at a slew of North American venues in honor of TOC’s first tour in over five years. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Chevelle confirm new album release

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With all the incoming rock-centric music festival press releases, one band seems to be making their mark on most of them; Chevelle. As it turns out, the Illinois-based band has a good reason for appearing at many of those upcoming events; they have a new album coming out. On Thursday (May 19), the trio announced that their upcoming album, The North Corridor, is set to be released on July 8 through Epic Records.

Pre-orders for the group’s eighth studio album are currently available on iTunes. Last week, the band premiered the lead single off of the impending release; a track titled “Joyride (Omen).” The new song can currently be streamed on Spotify or on YouTube. In support of The North Corridor, the Chicago band has a massive tour schedule in their near future. The trio is set to perform at a slew of solo shows from May to mid-July. In mid-July, they will join forces with Bush for a co-headlining summer tour which will find them visiting several North American venues. After a month-long break in August they will pack up their bags again, and perform at some solo shows and a handful of fall music festivals.

The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

CHEVELLE 2016 TOUR DATES:

5/21 – Maryland Heights, MO @ KPNT Point Fest
5/29 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
6/3 – Portland, OR @ Waterfront RoZone Stage (KFBW Radio Show)
6/4 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo (KISW Radio Show)
7/10 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy
7/12 – Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theater
7/13 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater (KMYZ radio show)
7/15 – Bridgeview, IL @ Toyota Park for the Chicago Open Air Festival
7/16 – Oshkosh, WI @ Rock USA
7/18 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theate
7/19 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
7/21 – Walker, MN @ Moondance Jam
7/23 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center*
7/24 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hall Ampitheater*
7/26 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau @ White River State Park*
7/27 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion*
7/29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE*
7/30 – Cleveland, OH @  Black River Landing for Roverfest*
7/31 – Richmond, VA @ The National
8/2 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
8/3 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion*
8/5 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage*
8/7 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
8/9 – Charlotte, NC @ Metro Credit Union Ampitheatre*
8/10 – Greensboro, NC @ Cone Denim Entertainment Center
8/11 – Bethlehem, PA @ Musikfest*
8/13 – Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier*
8/14 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion*
9/10 – Denver, CO @ High Elevation Festival
9/11 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
9/13 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
9/14 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
9/16 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
9/18 – Chester, PA @ Rock Allegiance
9/21 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
9/22 – Nashville, TN @ War Memorial
9/24 – Dallas, TX @ Texas Mutiny Festival
9/25 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium, Houston Open Air Festival

*w/ BUSH

The North Corridor is the follow-up to 2014’s La Gargola.

Marianas Trench announce ‘SPF 80s’ summer tour

Marianas Trench may have just wrapped up a massive North American tour, but don’t expect the Canadian group to take a break so soon. On Wednesday (May 18), the four-piece announced plans to hit the road once again this summer. “America, we’re back. Grab your sunscreen, super soaker, and speedo ‘cuz things are about to get HOT. The Marianas Trench SPF 80s tour is coming to a city near you this summer and David Hasselhoff says, ‘You definitely don’t want to miss it!'” the group wrote on their social media accounts.

The “SPF 80s” summer tour, will kick off on July 8 at the Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City and come to a close a little over a month later on Aug. 4 at the House of Blues in San Diego. Fans of the band will be given the chance to get pre-sale tickets for the upcoming shows beginning Thursday, May 19, at 10 am local time. Those wanting more of a VIP experience will also be given the chance to purchase those tickets beginning Thursday morning. General public sales will begin on Friday, May 20, at 10 am local time. The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

MARIANAS TRENCH “SPF 80s” SUMMER TOUR DATES:

07/08 – Oklahoma City, OK Diamond @ Ballroom
07/09 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre
07/10 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
07/12 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
07/13 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
07/15 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
07/16 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
07/17 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
07/19 – Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By The Sea
07/20 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
07/22 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
07/23 – Richmond, VA @ The National
07/24 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
07/26 – New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater
07/27 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
07/29 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
07/30 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
07/31 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
08/02 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
08/03 – Nashville, TN @ The Cannery Ballroom
08/05 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
08/06 – Chicago, IL @ Taste Of Lincoln Avenue
08/07 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
08/09 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
08/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
08/13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
08/14 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues

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The “SPF 80s” summer tour is in support of Marianas Trench’s recently released record, Astoria. Earlier this year, they headed out on their “Hey You Guys!” tour in support of the record. Check out our recap of their Ft. Lauderdale stop here.