Watch Of Mice & Men’s festival-centric video for ‘Back to Me’

Ever since the departure of Austin Carlile, the remaining members of Of Mice and Men have been doing a good job of keeping the group going with several music festival appearances and some new tunes. On Monday (May 22), the California-founded band premiered “Back to Me,” their second song to feature bassist Aaron Pauley’s shift from backing vocals to frontman. The music video for the new track is a simple premise we’ve seen many times before; a day in the life of the band when they’re out on tour. Footage for the clip was recorded during the band’s performances at Jacksonville, Florida’s Welcome to Rockville, Fort Myers, Florida’s Fort Rock, North Carolina’s Carolina Rebellion, and the inaugural Las Rageous Festival in Las Vegas.

While the video may be simple, it does allow for the new song to shine. Watch “Back to Me” above.

In an interview with Alternative Press, Pauley reveals that Carlile’s departure earlier in the year helped inspire “Back to Me.” “For maybe a fan of the band this is an entry on our Wikipedia page about the chronology of the band, but for us Austin leaving the band was a life event.”

Pauley continues: “That’s a big thing, and I think in major life events, it’s easy to feel like you lose yourself or to feel like a piece of you is gone or to feel like, ‘How can I be the me that I’ve always known that this is different now?’ If you can hold onto the passion—whether it’s passion in art, or music, or, I don’t know, video games, anything—if you can find what you love and work diligently towards it and remember that that’s a huge part of you, then you will always be able to find a way back to yourself.” To see Pauley’s full interview from this past weekend’s Rock on the Range, head on over here.

“Back to Me” will join previously released song “Unbreakable” on a special 7-inch the group will release in  late June. Pre-orders for the record, which is set to be released on June 30 through Rise Records, is currently available here. “Back to Me” and “Unbreakable” are the band’s first set of new tunes since the release of 2016’s Cold World.

Watch: Muse channels 80s films for ‘Dig Down’

After promising fans a brand new song last week, Muse has finally unveiled the new tune. On Thursday (May 18), the English band premiered their first new song in nearly two years, “Dig Down.” In conjunction with the release of the new song, the group also released the official, Lance Drake-directed music video for it. According frontman Matt Bellamy, the video was inspired by 80’s films such as Robocop, Running Man, and Aliens.

The music video follows a woman, played by activist/model Lauren Wasser as she tried to escape a high-security building. Watch the complete music video for “Dig Down” above. In the same interview with iHeartRadio, Bellamy reveals that not only did he write the song just a month ago, but that he wrote it to give people out their some optimism during this otherwise dark times.

“It is a new song. I just wrote it like about a month or so ago, a couple of months ago,” the singer admits with a chuckle. “It’s kind of like, we’re living in an unusual times at the moment, so I wanted to write a song that was sort of optimistic in its message. Like making people feel like they  can get through anything in their life, any hard times, stuff like that, and its a very positive song.”

Prior to the song’s release, fans were under the impression that “Dig Down” would be a stand-alone single and not be part of a bigger record. During his chat, Bellamy revealed that not only will the new tune be featured on the new record, but that fans should expect two to three new songs from them this year with one scheduled for the end of the summer/beginning of fall.

“The new album probably won’t be until some time next year, but we’re going to put out at least two, maybe three songs this year and the same next year ahead of that.” To listen to the complete interview, head on over here.

As previously announced, Muse will be hitting the road this summer for their joint tour with 30 Seconds to Mars. The upcoming tour will kick off this Saturday, May 20, at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Muse’s last studio album was 2015’s Drones.

Watch: Halestorm get emotional for ‘Dear Daughter’ video

With Mothers’ Day just around the corner and women’s issues at an all time high, Halestorm has returned with a brand new music video telling them that it will be all right. On Thursday (May 4), the Pennsylvania-based band unleashed their music video for “Dear Daughter.” The clip follows frontwoman Lzzy Hale as she sings to a camera while in between clips of her, we see girls looking a little discouraged and afraid. As the song hits its climax, we get to see all those same exact girls do a complete change as those doubts and fears disappear.

“I’m hoping that through this song, I can spread the inspiration and empowerment that has been instilled in me,” writes Hale about the new music video on her Tumblr account. “Carve your own path, ladies (and little gents too). I’m living proof that nothing in life is impossible.” Watch the full music video for “Dear Daughter” above.

In honor of Mothers’ Day which is Sunday, May 14, the group is encouraging fans to post pictures of their mothers and/or daughters with their own stories of encouragement using the hashtag, #DearDaughter.

“Dear Daughter” is featured on Halestorm’s recently released record, Into the Wild Life. The record, the group’s third studio album, was released in the spring of 2015.

Currently, the band is in the middle of their North American spring tour. After taking a couple of days off, the band will resume their touring on Friday, May 5, at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany, New York. Following a few more weeks, the trek will conclude on May 27 at the Bayou Music Center in Houston, Texas. The remaining tour dates can be seen below.

HALESTORM SPRING 2017 TOUR DATES:

May 5 – Albany, NY @ Washington Avenue Armory
May 6 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
May 12 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 13 – Portland, ME @ State Theater
May 15 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage
May 19 – Flint, MI @ James H. Whiting Auditorium
May 20 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
May 27 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center

Watch: Paramore cruises in new music video

A couple of weeks after releasing their first new song in nearly four years, Paramore has returned with another new tune. On Wednesday (May 3), the Tennessee-founded band unleashed the second single from their upcoming new studio album, After Laughter. Instead of just releasing the audio of the new song, the group debuted the music video for “Told You So” which was directed by Aaron Joseph and the group’s drummer, Zac Farro.

The video begins with frontwoman Hayley Williams who appears to be locked inside of a house all alone. While Williams is in the house, Farro and guitarist Taylor York are cruising around in a cheesy green screen graphics appearing through the back window. As the video progresses and it appears as nighttime has fallen, Williams looks like she escapes the house into the middle of a street as headlights illuminate her. Before we know what happens, Williams has joined York and Farro in the car. Watch the complete music video for the new funky song above.

“Told You So” will join lead single “Hard Times” on Paramore’s impending fifth album, After Laughter. After Laughter is set to be released on May 12 through Fueled By Ramen. Pre-orders are currently available on the band’s website. For those who purchase the album ahead of time, they will receive instant downloads of both “Hard Times” and “Told You So.”

In support of the new album’s release, Paramore is scheduled to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday, May 17. The group will reportedly perform lead single, “Hard Times” during their appearance.

Watch: Bleachers frontman almost gets hitched in ‘Don’t Take the Money’

Back in March, Bleachers formally announced that they would be releasing a new album in the summer when they debuted their first new song in three years. Soon after pulling off a massive scavenger hunt for USBs that housed the new tune, Antonoff confirmed that the act’s sophomore album would be titled Gone Now and would see a release date of early June. On Tuesday (May 2), the group premiered the music video for the album’s lead single, “Don’t Take the Money.”

The clip follows Antonoff whose character in the video is about to get married. Before embarking on such a momentous occasion, it appears as if the groom-to-be is getting a massive case of cold feet. As he stands there, his friend (played by Arrested Development‘s Alia Shawkatasks) asks if getting married is truly what he wants. Instead of admitting that he would rather not, they go through with it.

As Antonoff’s character, his bride-to-be, and Shawkatasks stand at the altar, things take a weird turn. Watch the ridiculous, Lena Dunham-directed music video above.

“Don’t Take the Money” will be featured on Bleachers’ upcoming new album Gone Now. Gone Now is set to hit stores on June 2 through RCA Records. In support of the new album, the group began their summer trek on April 25 with an intimate show at New York’s Webster Hall. To see the complete list of tour dates, head on over to Bleachers’ website here.

LANY to embark on new tour in the fall

Fresh off their massive tour opening for John Mayer, LANY is ready to hit the road once again this fall. On Monday (May 1), the Los Angeles-based act announced the second leg of their tour which will find them performing at venues across North America. The Lany Tour: Part 2 will kick off on Sept. 2 at the House of Blues in New Orleans and conclude a little over two months later on Nov. 12 at the MacEwan Ballroom in Calgary, Alberta.

For those who qualify for the AT&T pre-sales, tickets are currently available here. AT&T pre-sales will conclude on Thursday, May 4, at 10 a.m. local time with general ticket sales beginning on Friday, May 5, at 10 a.m. local time.

The Lany Tour: Part 2 will be in support of the group’s upcoming, debut album. LANY is set to hit stores on June 20 through Interscope Records. The album will feature 16 new tracks including “Good Girls,” “It Was Love,” and breakout single “ILYSB.”

Pre-orders for the new album are currently available on the band’s website as well as on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. All pre-orders of the album will come with instant downloads of “ILYSB,” “Good Girls,” and “It Was Love.” In addition to offering the album in digital format, the group is also offering the new tunes on CDs, vinyls, and box sets.

For now, the complete itinerary for the group’s upcoming tour can be seen below.

THE LANY TOUR: PART 2 TOUR STOPS:

9/25 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
9/26 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
9/27 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
9/28 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
9/30 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
10/2 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theater
10/3 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/5 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
10/6 – Atlanta, GA @ The Buckhead Theatre
10/7 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10/9 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
10/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
10/11 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/14 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/15 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/17 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
10/18 – Toronto, ONT @Danforth Music Hall
10/19 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/20 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
10/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/24 – Kansas City, MO @ TBD
10/25 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10/26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Rockwell at The Complex
10/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
11/1 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl at Hard Rock
11/2 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
11/3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
11/6 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
11/7 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
11/9 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
11/11 – Edmonton, ALB @ Union Hall
11/12 – Calgary, ALB @ MacEwan Ballroom

PVRIS release new single, confirm new album

A day after unleashing their much-anticipated new single, PVRIS has returned with not only its music video, but also a new album confirmation. On Monday (May 1), the Massachusetts-founded band released their almost-five-minute black-and-white music video for “Heaven.” Check out the music video above.

During the weekend, the group spoke with BBC Radio 1 DJ Daniel P. Carter where the original track made its world-wide debut. During their appearance, the DJ tried to pry more information out for singer Lynn Gunn, but she remained tight-lipped about their upcoming album. Instead, she answered a fan-submitted question about the group’s use/idea of Heaven and Hell which seemed to be a recurring theme for the new album.

“This record is kinda meant to throw you a curve, like, ‘is this more in the heaven zone or the hell zone or is it some weird purgatory thing?’ and it’s this weird juxtaposition, ironic world that you’re thrown into. People will see that visually as well as in a lot of the lyrics,” Gunn explained.

In addition to the new song, the group also confirmed that their sophomore album will see a summer release date to coincide with their busy summer plans. The new record will be titled All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell is set to be released on Aug. 4 through Rise Records. The band also confirmed they had reunited with Blake Harnage for this new record; Harnage produced their debut, White Noise.

Pre-orders for All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell are currently available on the band’s website here. Those who pre-order the record will receive an instant download of “Heaven.” All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell is the follow-up to the group’s hot debut album, White Noise.

In support of the upcoming new album PVRIS’ summer will be filled with nothing but tour dates. PVRIS will hit the road with Muse and 30 Seconds to Mars beginning on May 20 at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida. The tour will then conclude a couple of months later on Sept. 20 at the USANA Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City, Utah. The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.