Listen: Weezer honors the Beach Boys in new song

A month after releasing the second single from of their upcoming new album, Weezer has treated fans to yet another new tune. On Thursday (Sept. 14), the California-founded band unleashed the third single of their upcoming album, Pacific Daydream. The new song is titled “Beach Boys” and pays a little bit of homage to frontman Rivers Cuomo’s biggest influence, the Beach Boys. Listen to the new tune above.

“Beach Boys” will join previously released songs “Feels Like Summer” and “Mexican Fender” on Weezer’s 11th studio album, Pacific Daydream. Pacific Daydream is set to be released on Oct. 27 through Crush Music/Atlantic Records.

Pacific Daydream is the follow-up to Weezer’s 2016 release, The White Album. After telling fans that their next album would not only be titled The Black Album but that it would be darker in content, Weezer changed their tune. The  group announced that they had trashed all their ideas for The Black Album and decided to put out an album that sounded like “the Beach Boys and The Clash fell in love by the ocean and had one hell of an amazing baby.”

Earlier this week, Weezer announced on social media that they would be unveiling a brand new song at the end of the week. “New song Beach Boys coming Thursday. If you know the notes sing from your heart ’cause it’s gonna be fun.” Accompanying the band’s post on Twitter is an image of an old-school radio with some music notes above it and a pair of sunglasses resting against a bright yellow background. What fans probably didn’t know at the time was that the image was a sample of what the background for the lyric video would be.

In support of the song and the new album, the group is currently in the middle of their fall 2017 tour. Tonight, the band will perform at KAABOO in Del Mar, California. The full list of upcoming tour dates can be seen here.

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Watch Fall Out Boy’s llama-centric video for ‘The Last of the Real Ones’

After breaking the news to fans that their new album will no longer see a fall 2017 release date, Fall Out Boy has decided to pay their fans back for their patience by unveiling another new song from the record. On Thursday (Sept. 14), the Chicago-founded band unleashed the music video for their new single, “The Last of the Real Ones.” The almost-four-minute clip begins with a red Ford Mustang pulling onto a dark, deserted dirt road with only the headlights illuminating the area. From the vehicle emerge two llamas (not real llamas) as they make their way to an undisclosed area nearby.

As the camera shifts, the viewer watches as the llamas light a fire on the ground before turning around to walk back to the awaiting vehicle. As the llamas return to the car, they open the trunk to reveal Fall Out Boy bassist, Pete Wentz, bounded and gagged in the trunk. Things don’t end well for the musician as the llamas take a shovel and begin to beat him with it. Check out the music video for “The Last of the Real Ones” above.

Earlier this week, the band posted a cryptic, eight-second clip on social media which left fans scratching their head momentarily. The clip featured a white card with the word MANIA printed at the top and the line “I wonder if your therapist knows everything about me?” written in the middle. As it turns out, the line is a direct lyric from the at-the-time-not-confirmed new song.

“The Last of the Real Ones” will join “Young and Menace” and current single “Champion” on Fall Out boy’s upcoming new album, MANIA. Instead of being released this Friday (Sept. 15), MANIA will now be released on Jan. 19, 2018.

In addition to the new song, the bans also announced on Twitter the official launch of their Fall Out Boy Fund. The purpose of the fund is to help out their hometown of Chicago by giving back. When tickets for the group’s upcoming “MANIA Tour” went on sale in April, the four-piece revealed that $1 from every ticket sale would go towards their fund. According to their social media page, their first mission is to provide over 20,000 elementary school kids with food education. The mission will be a joint effort between the band and Oakland food start-up, Back to the Roots. For more information about the Fall Out Boy Fund, head on over to the band’s website here.

In support of MANIA’s release, Fall Out Boy previously announced tour dates which will find the band performing across North America during the months of October and November. The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Watch Lany get colorful for ‘Super Far’

To say that Lany’s 2017 has been a busy one for the trio would an understatement. The group not only released their much-anticipated debut album at the beginning of the summer, but they’ve also spent much of the year touring non-stop all over the world including a short stint opening for John Mayer in April. Somehow, in between their busy schedule, the band managed to take some time to film a music video for their latest single, “Super Far.”

On Tuesday (Sept. 12), the Los Angeles-based band unleashed a colorful, but simple clip for the latest single from their self-titled album. The music video, which clocks in at just a bit over three and a half minutes, begins with the guys (Paul Klein, Les Priest and Jake Goss) being locked inside of a plain, empty room.

As the song begins to play, the viewer watches as the walls of the room begin to changes colors as the video progresses. Throughout the clip, the guys keep it simple by walking around the room and even busting out some synchronized dance moves like they were part of some 90’s boy band. The music video was directed by Isaac Ravishankara whose resume includes Kesha and Hozier while “Super Far” was co-written by One Republic’s Ryan Tedder. Watch the music video for “Super Far” above.

“Super Far” joins previously released singles “Good Girls,” “It Was Love,” and “ILYSB” on Lany’s debut, self-titled album. LANY was released back in June and reached the number 32 spot on Billboard’s Top 200 chart as well as earning a spot on Billboard’s Top 10 Digital Album chart.

In support of their new album, Lany will once again hit the road this fall. At the end of September, the group will return to North America for “The LANY Tour: Part Two.” The second outing will kick off on Sept. 25 at the House of Blues in New Orleans and conclude over a month later on Nov. 12 at the MacEwan Ballroom in Calgary, Alberta. The full list of upcoming tour dates can be seen here.

The Used announces release of ‘The Canyon’

Last month, The Used announced plans to hit the road in the fall and now fans have gotten the reason behind the upcoming excursion. On Thursday (Sept. 7), the Utah-founded band announced plans to release their seventh studio album in the fall. The new record will be titled The Canyon and is set to hit stores on Oct. 27. The upcoming album will be released through Hopeless Records. According to press statement from the band, the new album is the “rawest, unadulterated and personal piece of art the band has ever released.” The band statement also explains that the 17-track album was recorded live to tape so that it would sound like the group was “on stage, without a backing track” resulting in a sound that was “unique and unlike anything the band has done before.”

Pre-orders for The Canyon are currently available here. The band is currently offering a slew of pre-order bundles that range the basic album to a mega bundle that includes a vinyl version of the album, a CD version of the record, and a digital download version of the album as well as a the record’s companion hardcover book, an enamel pin, a t-shirt, and a long-sleeve shirt.

In addition to confirming the title and release date for the upcoming album as well as unveiling the full track listing, The Used has also unleashed the music video for the record’s lead single, “Over and Over Again.” The over-five-minute clip begins with two people dressed up in skintight, white body suits tending to a mannequin laying in a bed. The “nurses” begin to take care of the mannequin which transforms into The Used’s frontman, Bert McCracken. Throughout the clip, the viewer is treated to medley of shots that include McCracken dancing with a headless body dressed in a blazer, the band having a very Alice in Wonderland-esque last supper, and a pair of interpretive dancers dancing their way throughout the clip. Watch the bizarre music video for “Over and Over Again” above.

In support of The Canyon‘s October release, The Used will hit the road in late-October throughout November alongside the Daryl Palumbo-led Glassjaw. The tour will kick off on Oct. 27 at The Masonic in San Francisco and wrap up a month later on Nov. 29 at the Showbox SoDo in Seattle. The complete list of tour stops can be seen here while the full track list for The Canyon can be seen below.

The Canyon is the follow-up to The Used’s last studio album, 2014’s Imaginary Enemy. Before embarking on their 15-year anniversary tour in 2016, the band released their live album, Live & Acoustic at the Palace which was recorded live at The Palace in Los Angeles.

THE CANYON TRACK LIST:

1. “For You”
2. “Cold War Telescreen”
3. “Broken Windows”
4. “Rise Up Lights”
5. “Vertigo Cave”
6. “Pretty Picture”
7. “Funeral Post”
8. “Upper Falls”
9. “The Divine Absence (This is Water)”
10. “Selfies in Aleppo”
11. “Moving the Mountain (Odysseus Surrenders)”
12. “Over and Over Again”
13. “The Quiet War”
14. “Moon-Dream”
15. “The Nexus’
16. “About You (No Songs Left to Sing)”
17. “The Mouth of the Canyon”

Paramore to reschedule Florida shows due to Hurricane Irma

With the threat of Hurricane Irma looming over the state of Florida, it was only a matter of time before some high-profiled concerts were either cancelled or indefinitely postponed. One of those tours to be affected by the upcoming devastating storm is Paramore’s “Tour Two.” On Wednesday (Sept. 6), the Tennessee-founded band officially announced that two of their three shows in the state of Florida have been postponed following days of speculation from fans on social media.

Taking to Twitter, the band wrote a short message to fans letting them know that due to the natural disaster, they would be postponing two of their upcoming gigs. Instead of cancelling, they did promise that they will return in early December. “FL, we’re sorry to miss you this week. We’ll see you in December. Stay safe and thanks for waiting,” reads the post on the band’s official Twitter page.

The group was originally scheduled to take over the Fillmore in Miami Beach on Friday, Sept. 8 and then the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando on Saturday, Sept. 9. As promised, the trio’s “Tour Two” will finally arrive in central and south Florida at the beginning of December. The Orlando show will now take place on Tuesday, Dec. 5 while their Miami Beach show will now happen on Wednesday, Dec. 6.

Paramore’s “Tour Two” will officially kick off tonight at the Moran Theater in Jacksonville, Florida. The tour is in support of the band’s recently released fifth studio album, After Laughter. After Laughter was released back in May and earned the number six spot on the Billboard 200 chart as well as the top spot on the Top Alternative Albums chart and Top Rock Albums chart.

Watch the Foo Fighters get dreamy in ‘The Sky is a Neighborhood’

The Foo Fighters have just surprise their fans with some great news. On Wednesday (Aug. 23), the Seattle-founded band unleashed the music video for their latest single, “The Sky is a Neighborhood.” The music video, according to Rolling Stone, features frontman Dave Grohl’s two daughters 11-year-old Violet and eight-year-old Harper.

The video begins with both of the Grohl’s daughters sitting in a log cabin in front of a fire-place with what looks like an old story book in front of them. As they open the book, the shot shifts to the Foo Fighters set up in front of a backdrop that looks like they are in space. The video shifts between the band playing the new tune as they “bang on the ceiling” of the log cabin and the sisters hanging out, having pillow fights, and playing with items in the house. Watch the music video for “The Sky is a Neighborhood” above.

“The Sky is a Neighborhood” will join “Run” on the Foo Fighters’ upcoming new album Concrete and Gold. Concrete and Gold is set to be released on Sept. 15 and will reportedly feature a slew of guests including Sir Paul McCartney, Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman, and, according to Grohl, “the biggest pop star in the world.” When Grohl made the comment about enlisting the biggest pop star in the word, speculations began that it could be Adele or Taylor Swift. Grohl clarified that it would be neither of them and that said pop star has “been around a long time.”

Concrete and Gold will be the follow-up to the Foo Fighters’ 2014’s Sonic Highways.

Good Charlotte drops music video for ‘War’

It’s been a while since Good Charlotte has released a new music video, but when you’re touring non-stop behind some new tunes, it’s almost expected. On Tuesday (Aug. 22), the Maryland-based band changed that when they released the official music video for their latest single, “War.” The music video begins with the band playing in what appears to be a basement, but quickly changes to a kid sitting in a darkly lit room, watching a program on the television.

The viewer watches the kid’s father appears out of nowhere and begins to throw a tantrum, throwing mail across the living room as his son sits silently in front of the television. Soon, his mother joins his father in the living room and a shouting match begins. Things only get worse when the three of them try to sit down for dinner and the shouting match continues.

Trying to escape from the tension, he heads to the park to play, but realizes how alone he really is. Instead of staying, he head to an arcade where he witnesses a bully push a girl from a game console so that he can play. All around, the bully and his group of mindless followers are seen poking fun at the girl’s expense even though she hadn’t done anything. Knowing how it feels to be in a sticky situation like that, the kid comes to her aid and they both leave the bullies and issues behind them. Watch the music video for “War” above.

“War” joins” Keep Swinging,” “Life Changes,” “Makeshift Love,” “Life Can’t Get Much Better” and “40 oz. Dream” on Good Charlotte’s “comeback” album, Youth Authority. The record, the group’s sixth studio album, was released in the summer of 2016.

In support of the album, the group has been touring behind its release non-stop. Coming up, the band will embark on the inaugural Warped Rewind at Sea cruise at the end of October. Good Charlotte will join Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Simple Plan, the Starting Line, and many more on the cruise’s maiden voyage.

Warped Rewind at Sea will take place during the weekend of Oct. 28, 2017-Nov. 1, 2017. The excursion will include a four-night round-trip cruise from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico. In addition to the lengthy list of performers, the cruise will also feature DJs, comedians, a Q&A session with Lyman, activities and autograph sessions with the artists, “Emo Nite” parties, and more.

Listen: Thirty Seconds to Mars finally unleashes new song

After years of waiting for new music from Thirty Seconds to Mars, it looks like the band is finally giving their loyal fans just what they’ve been hoping for. On Tuesday (Aug. 22), the California-founded band unleashed their first new song in over four years, “Walk on Water.” In addition to premiering the new song, the group also released its lyric video. The almost three-and-a-half minute clip features crowd-sourced footage that was all shot on the Fourth of July and submitted to the band.

According to the group, over 10,000 individuals and 92 professional crews from around the United States, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, submitted videos which showcase what America looked like on that one day. Their main goal for having Echelon members submit footage from such an important day in US history was to “capture a portrait of this country that is absolutely beautiful, challenging and unforgettable.” The footage ranges from politically charged to serene and tranquil. Watch the lyric video for “Walk on Water” above.

Last week, Thirty Seconds to Mars post a video online poking fun at their constant use of the word “soon” whenever they were asked about the status of new music. In the clip, an Interscope Records “executive” is seen reprimanding the group for always having excuses for not releasing new music and how that new music needed to be out now.

Despite the release of the new song, the group has yet to formally announce when their long-anticipated fifth studio album will be released. The band’s last studio album was 2013’s LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS.

The Used announces fall tour with Glassjaw

After a much-needed break from touring, The Used has announced plans to hit the road once again later this year. On Monday (Aug. 21), the Utah-founded band unveiled plans to hit the touring circuit later this fall for a month-long trek across the country. The upcoming tour will kick off on Oct. 27 at The Masonic in San Francisco and wrap up a month later on Nov. 29 at the Showbox SoDo in Seattle.

Pre-sale tickets for the shows will go on sale beginning this Tuesday, Aug. 22 while general public ticket sales will begin on Friday, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. local time. The group will be offering both regular tickets and VIP packages for the upcoming excursion.

Joining The Used on the bill will be Glassjaw. The Daryl Palumbo-led band recently hit the road with Coheed and Cambria for their ‘The Color Before the Sun’ tour and even teased the possibility of a new album. So far, no other comments have been made about the group’s new music.

As for The Used, the group spent most of the past year touring around the world with stops in Europe, North America, and Australia to celebrate their 15-year anniversary of a being a band. To celebrate the momentous occasion, they played two-night engagements at each tour stop. During the first day, they performed their self-titled debut and on the second night performed their break-through sophomore album, In Love and Death.

The Used’s last studio album was 2014’s Imaginary Enemy while they released their live album, Live & Acoustic at the Palace just in time for their 15-year anniversary tour. While the band has been hush about new music, they did post on social media that they would be releasing a new song on Monday. For now, all fans can do is wait and check out the list of upcoming tour dates, which can be seen below.

THE USED FALL 2017 TOUR DATES:

10/27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
10/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
10/30 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
10/31 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
11/2 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
11/3 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
11/5 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
11/7 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
11/8 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
11/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
11/12 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/14 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
11/15 – Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
11/17 – San Antonio, TX @ The Vibes Event Center
11/18 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
11/19 – Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom
11/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
11/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
11/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/28 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
11/29 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

Weezer confirms new album with new song

For the past five months, Weezer’s “Feels Like Summer” has been blasting through the speakers of many rock stations non-stop. While it looks like many of their fans are over the single, the group has finally given those “haters” a change in tune with a brand new song. On Thursday (Aug. 17), the California-founded band released a new track titled “Mexican Fender.” The new track is the lead single from the group’s majorly rumored and highly anticipated new album. Listen to “Mexican Fender” above.

In addition to finally giving fans a new song to blast through the speakers, Weezer has also confirmed the release of Pacific Daydream; their 11th studio album. For over the past year, the band has kept reassuring fans that their next album would be darker in content and go by the name The Black Album. According to the band, the record was in fact going to be dark, but that changed when they began the writing and recording process. Instead, the band described the new record as “an album that sounds like the Beach Boys and The Clash fell in love by the ocean and had one hell of an amazing baby.”

In support of Pacific Daydream, Weezer will be hitting the touring circuit this fall. Their upcoming tour, which will find them playing music festivals and venues around the world, will kick off this Sunday, Aug. 20 at The Big Feastival in Oro-Medonte, Canada wrap up Oct. 28 at the Wembley Arena in London, though we know they will be making a pit stop in our hometown on Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Dec. 2 for the second annual Sharkwrecked at the Riptide Music Festival. For tickets to that, head on over the music festival’s website here and check out all of Weezer’s tour dates here.