Watch Paramore get fake smiley in ‘Fake Happy’

After releasing two hugely successful music videos for their After Laughter single, Paramore is ready to add another one to the list. On Friday (Nov. 17), the Tennessee-founded band unleashed their music video for “Fake Happy.” The almost-four-minute clip begins with frontwoman Hayley Williams standing in the middle of an alleyway. The viewer watches as she seems to be collecting and relaxing herself as the somber beginning of the song plays.

About 40 seconds in, the scenery changes with Williams sitting on a tossed chair, dressed in a multi-colored sequin jumpsuit in the middle of New York City. She gets up from the seat and begins to dance around the city trying bring smiles to the face of everyone around her. Sadly, everyone around her is sporting a fake, yellow happy face over their own.

Throughout the clip, Williams’ face is not shown, but things change when she ends up in Time Square. The camera finally captures her face which is plastered with the biggest, fakest smile and tears running down her face. Watch the Zac Farro-directed music video for “Fake Happy” above.

“Fake Happy” is featured on Paramore’s recently released record, After Laughter. After Laughter was released in May of 2017 and quickly earned not only praises, but also top spots on many music charts. After Laughter went on to earn the top spot on both Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums chart and Billboard‘s Alternative albums chart. The record reached the number six spot on SoundScan/Billboard‘s 200 chart.

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Watch Green Day bring color to a drab world in ‘Back in the USA’

Last month, Green Day announced plans to unleash a brand new greatest hits album and now that the album is here, so is the music video for the record’s only new track. On Friday (Nov. 17), the iconic California-based band unleashed their politically charged music video for “Back in the USA.” The video begins with the trio living their lives in a very oblivious, “Leave it to Beaver” lifestyle.

About 15 seconds into the clip, the narrator is heard foreshadowing what is about to happen in the music video. “They don’t know it yet, but their lives will soon change forever because they’re about to see the truth.”

Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is sitting at home with this “wife” and “son” when there is a knock on the door. A salesperson is at the door selling some glasses. When Armstrong puts the glasses on, he sees color and the truth as opposed to the gray-scale and lies he is accustom to. Not being able to keep his discovery a secret, he calls over bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tré Cool to show off the glasses. As Cool and Dirnt try on the glasses, posters that cover the room begin to read things like “conform” and “consume” while the television showcases the headline “President to Lie to Nation Tomorrow Night!”

The next day, the guys concoct a plan to break into the news station where the president’s address will take place to show the public the truth and bring back color into their otherwise gray world. As they sneak in dressed as Secret Service agents, the guys put the truth glasses on the camera revealing a gross, zombified, liar of a president at the podium. As the band takes over the stage and the zombie president is rushed off by the real agents, color begins to seep back and the public’s eyes are opened once again to the truth.

Watch the music video for “Back in the USA” above.

“Back in the USA” is featured on Green Day’s latest greatest hits album, God’s Favorite Band. The record includes a slew of the band’s biggest hits as well as the new version of “Ordinary World” featuring country music superstar Miranda Lambert.

Dashboard Confessional announces new album, sign with Fueled By Ramen

For Dashboard Confessional fans, it probably feels like they have been waiting for a new album for centuries. For over two years, frontman Chris Carrabba has repeatedly reassured fans that the group would be releasing new music soon. On Wednesday (Nov. 15), fans finally got what they have been waiting for when the band officially announced their seventh studio album. Taking to social media, the Carrabba-led act confirmed that their new album will be titled Crooked Shadows and that it will see a release date of Feb. 9, 2018 through their new home of Fueled By Ramen.

In addition to announcing the title of the new album, its release date, and the group’s new record label, Dashboard Confessional has also unleashed the record’s powerful lead single, “We Fight.” Listen to the new song above.

Pre-orders for Crooked Shadows can be found on Dashboard Confessional’s website here. Crooked Shadows will be the follow-up to 2009’s Alter the Ending even though the band released a standalone single titled “May” in the spring of 2016.

Earlier this week, the group tipped fans off that something big was coming when they cleared everything from their Instagram profile. All the images they previously had were replaced with an image that had the date “11.15.17” printed against a gray background. The group’s new music confirmation comes almost three years after Carrabba hinted that the band was in the process of creating a new record.

“It really feels like we’re eager to write, which means there’s probably a new record coming out,” Carrabba told Entertainment Weekly back in the summer of 2015. “Who am I kidding? There’s a new record coming.”

Well, after almost three years, fans finally got that record Carrabba had hinted at. Not only that, but according to Carrabba the new music, especially “We Fight” started out one way and evolved as time passed.

“It’s a weird thing when you write a song; you think you know what it’s about, but you don’t until some months later sometimes. So, I thought for sure it was just about how I found a place in the world, which was worth fighting for, which was the music scene that I come from,” Carrabba explained to Beat’s 1 DJ, Zane Lowe.

“I wasn’t cool in school. I didn’t fit in. I found this music scene and it fostered this community and it fostered the people in it. You could be black or white, you could be straight or gay, you could be a man or a woman. Everybody was equal and we were equally protected but we were equally encouraged to do something that challenged the status quo.”

For now, the complete track listing for Crooked Shadows can be seen below.

CROOKED SHADOWS TRACK LISTING:

1. “We Fight”
2. “Catch You”
3. “About Us”
4. “Heart Beat Here”
5. “Belong”
6. “Crooked Shadows”
7. “Open My Eyes”
8. “Be Alright”
9. “Just What to Say”

Fall Out Boy celebrate Día de los Muertos in new music video

After spending the last week teasing fans about their brand new music video, Fall Out Boy has followed through and released the clip. On Wednesday (Nov. 15), the Chicago-founded band unleashed their Día de los Muertos-inspired music video for “Hold Me Tight or Don’t.”

The three-and-a-half minute clip finds the four-piece performing in the middle of a Día de los Muertos celebration. The four-piece is not only seen surrounded by beautifully dressed attendees, but also participating and interacting with the people. For those not familiar with Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), it is not the Mexican equivalent of Halloween as many believe it to be. Instead, the multi-day holiday (it takes place on Nov. 1 and 2) focuses on family and friends gathering to pray for and remember those who have died and help support their spiritual journey.

Watch Fall Out Boy’s music video for “Hold Me Tight or Don’t” above.

During a recent show in Dallas, Fall Out Boy all but confirmed the release of the Brendan Walter and Mel Soria-directed music video. The band was photographed performing on platform that was decorated as a marquee and the letters FOB at the top. On the marquee, the location and date was printed at the top while the date “11/15” and “HLD ME TGHT OR DNT” was printed below that.

Then, on Tuesday (Nov. 14), the band posted “On Wednesday, we’ll honor the dead. HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON’T midnight ET worldwide” confirming what fans had speculated when the image from the Dallas show was posted.

“Hold Me Tight or Don’t” will join previously released song “The Last of the Real Ones,” “Young and Menace,” and “Champion” on Fall Out Boy’s upcoming new album MANIA. Originally scheduled to be released on Sept. 15, 2017, Fall Out Boy recently confirmed that their seventh studio album will see a release date of Jan. 19, 2018. Pre-orders for MANIA are currently available on the band’s website here.

Currently, Fall Out Boy is in the middle of their “MANIA” North American tour. Tonight, the group will perform at the Viejas Arena in San Diego, California. The complete itinerary for the “MANIA” North American tour can be seen here.

As It Is debut music video for ‘No Way Out’

As It Is may be in the middle of one of their final tours of 2017, but that doesn’t mean the band is going to stop treating fans to new music videos any time soon. On Wednesday (Nov. 8), the United Kingdom-founded band unleashed the music video for their latest single, “No Way Out.” Prior to the debut of the new clip, the band had told fans to keep an eye out because the new video would be heading their way shortly.

The premise of the music video is simple; the band is giving the viewer a taste of their live show. The simplicity of the clip lets the band’s energetic, high-energy performance personas shine through as snow falls on them and a set to white lights illuminate them in the otherwise dark setting. Watch the music video for “No Way Out” above.

“No Way Out” is featured on the band’s recently released record, okay. okay. was released back in January of 2017 through Fearless Records. The record landed at the top spot on Billboard’s “Heatseekers” chart as well as the top spot on the “Alternative New Albums” chart.

Last month, As It Is made headlines when news broke that longtime guitarist Andy Westhead was no longer in the band. The group’s confirmation came after a fan asked Westhead on social media if everything was okay since he was not present at the band’s recent show. Westhead responded with “I guess the others didn’t think you guys were worth an explanation either – I wish the others would allow me to be there.”

Shortly after Westhead’s response, the group posted a letter online detailing how their decision was reached about Westhead’s departure. In the same letter, they explained to their fans that they wanted the make the announcement “with Andy’s full involvement and approval.” Following the band’s announcement, they advised fans that they would continue touring as a four-piece.

Currently, As It Is is supporting Waterparks on their North American “Monster Energy Outbreak” tour. The excursion kicked off earlier this week in Dallas and will find the British band performing across the continent before the trip wraps up on Dec. 7 in Houston. The complete “Monster Energy Outbreak” tour itinerary can be found here.

Thirty Seconds to Mars celebrate the United States in new music video

After their constant use of the word “soon,” 30 Seconds to Mars has finally unveiled their much-hyped music video for “Walk on Water.” On Wednesday (Nov. 8), the California-founded band unleashed the music video for “Walk on Water” which is all about celebrating the United States of America. As promised by the band, the video features footage from fans around the country as they show what happened when they celebrate the Fourth of July. According to a statement from the band, 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.

The music video begins with voice overs from journalists discussing the band’s decision to chronicle people across the country as they celebrate Independence Day. After showing anchor covering the story, the shot changes to the band standing in what looks like a tarmac at an airport countdown until they begin their ambitious project. The music video goes on to feature crowd-sourced footage that was all shot on the Fourth of July and submitted to the band as well as facts about the United States.

According to the band, the four-minute clip is only a sneak peep into the band’s upcoming documentary film, “A Day in the Life of America.” Watch the music video for “Walk on Water” above.

“Walk on Water” is the lead single off 30 Seconds to Mars’ still-untitled fifth studio album. While the group has promised that more information about the album will be coming soon (you know, their overused word), fans of the trio have yet to get anymore details about the pending release. But while an official release date for the album and its companion documentary is still unknown, Echelon members can rest assure that the band is not slowing down.

Last month, the trio announced a massive European tour that will kick off in early March and wrap up in early May. The complete list of tour stops can be seen below.

30 SECONDS TO MARS 2018 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:

03/11 – Cologne, Germany @ Lanxess Arena
03/12 – Basel, Switzerland @ St. Jakobshalle
03/14 – Paris, France @ Accorhotels Arena
03/16 – Rome, Italy @ Palalottomatica
03/17 – Bologna, Italy @ Unipol Arena
03/18 – Munich, Germany @ Olympiahalle
03/20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
03/21 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Lotto Arena
03/23 – Cardiff, Wales @ Motorpoint Arena
03/24 – Manchester, England @ Manchester Arena
03/25 – Glasgow, Scotland @ SSE Hydro
03/27 – London, England @ The O2
03/29 – Birmingham, England @ Arena Birmingham
04/10 – Lisbon, Portugal @ TBC
04/12 – Madrid, Spain @ Wizink Center
04/13 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sant Jordi Club
04/14 – Bilbao, Spain @ Sala Cubec
04/17 – Vienna, Austria @ Stadhalle
04/18 – Lodz, Poland @ Atlas Arena
04/19 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Tipsport Arena
04/21 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ TAP1
04/22 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Annexet
04/23 – Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum
04/25 – Helsinki, Finland @ Ice Hall
04/27 – Saint Petersburg, Russia @ SKK Arena
04/28 – Moscow, Russia @ Olimpiyskiy
04/30 – Kiev, Ukraine @ Sports Palace
05/02 – Hamburg, Germany @ Barclaycard Arena
05/03 – Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena

All Time Low address social issues with ‘Good Times’

Following several days of posts on social media about something big coming before the end of the week, All Time Low has kept their word. On Wednesday (Nov. 1), the Baltimore-based band unleashed the music video for their current single, “Good Times.” The four-minute-clip which was directed by Patrick Tracy begins with shots from the inside of a high school gymnasium after what appears to be a school dance. Blue and white balloons, blue streamers, a disco ball, and several chairs litter the gymnasium floor as evidence of a good time. The dimly lit shot transitions from the remnants of a fun evening to the everyday struggles of a group of high school students.

The viewer follows the everyday struggle of a group of teenagers who are individually going through different struggles. The viewer watches a girl being bullied by two of her classmates, a boy stuck inside of a house with feuding parents, two same-sex couples, a couple in an interracial relationship where one of their parents is not exactly thrilled by it, and a girl in a hijab getting things throw at her by a group of Confederate flag-totting boys.

While the video does show the struggle that each of the protagonists encounters, it also shows that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, even if it is just a high school dance.

“We are so proud of this video, of Pat who helped us bring it to life, the small glimpses into amazing lives we see within, and the beautiful, diverse people it represents,” frontman Alex Gaskarth said in a press release. “Always be exactly who you are, and don’t live in fear of someone else’s judgment. Be brave, be bold, and find your happiness in yourself and the ones you love.” Watch the music video for “Good Times” above.

“Good Times” is featured on All Time Low’s recently released record, Last Young Renegade. Last Young Renegade was released back in June and quickly landed at the number nine spot on Billboard‘s 200 chart selling 33,000 units in its first week.

In support of the album’s release, All Time Low has been touring around the world non-stop. Now that their non-stop touring schedule is coming to an end, the group will perform at a handful of radio station music festival throughout November. Once that mini tour comes to an end, the band will wrap up 2017 with three sold out shows at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey where they will celebrate the tenth anniversary of their debut album So Wrong, It’s Right.

Watch The Struts rock out and party in ‘One Night Only’

The Struts have been making a name for themselves over the past couple of years for not only their sound, but their epic live shows. On Tuesday (Oct. 24), the United Kingdom-based band unleashed their music video for their current single, “One Night Only.” The over-four-minute-long clip features the band performing in what at first looks like a stage, illuminated by a slot of bright and colorful lights as the camera seems to be zoomed in on each of the guys.

About a minute and 15 seconds in, the scene changes. Instead of being all alone in on the stage, the “stage” area turns into what appear to be a club with a slew of people surrounding them. As the clip continues, the shots alternate between the guys drinking and partying with the people and performing.

The music video was directed by Ryan Hunter Phillips whose resume includes clips for major brands like Taco Bell and Gatorade as well as for Mother Monster herself, Lady Gaga. Watch the music video for “One Night Only” above and try not to feel like you’re experiencing a little bit of the rock and roll lifestyle.

“One Night Only” is the lead single off The Struts upcoming sophomore album, though there has yet to be a formal title or release date announced. The new album will be the follow-up to the group’s breakthrough debut album, 2016’s Everybody Wants.

Back in March of 2017, the group released an EP titled Live and Unplugged. Live and Unplugged features acoustic versions of five of their songs including “Could Have Been Me,” “Kiss This,” “Put Your Money on Me,” and a cover of Drake’s “Hotline Bling.”

Currently, The Struts are on tour alongside another epic band, the Foo Fighters. The current tour will wrap up in mid-November. In between their stops with the Foo Fighters, The Struts also have a handful of solo shows. the list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

FOO FIGHTERS/THE STRUTS TOUR DATES:

Oct. 26 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC*
Oct. 30 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Oct. 31 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
Nov. 3 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! Indoor Pavilion
Nov. 4 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
Nov. 7 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center*
Nov. 8 – Champaign, IL – State Fargo Center*
Nov. 10 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena*
Nov. 11 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center*
Nov. 13 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena*
Nov. 15 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center*

*with the Foo Fighters

Listen to Weezer yearn for ‘Happy Hour’ in new song

With a little over a week left before their new album is officially out in the hands of the public, Weezer has unleashed yet another new track from it. On Wednesday (Oct. 18), the California-founded band unleashed “Happy Hour”; their fifth song from Pacific Daydream to be unveiled. The new song’s debut should not comes as much of a surprise since the band has previously teased that a new song would be released before the record hits stores.

“P.S. there might be one more song for you before the album’s out too. You’ll just have to wait and see,” posted the band on Twitter at the beginning of October. Listen to the group’s almost-three-minute song about their need for happy hour above.

“Happy Hour” will join “Feels Like Summer,” “Mexican Fender,” “Beach Boys,” and “Weekend Women” on their upcoming album, Pacific Daydream. Pacific Daydream is set to be released on Oct. 27 through Crush Music/Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available here.

In support of Pacific Daydream’s release, Weezer is currently in the middle of their final European tour of 2017. Tonight, the group is set to perform at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels alongside the Orwells. After wrapping up their European tour at the end of the month, the guys will take a month or so off and then fly down to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to headline the second annual Sharkwrecked at Riptide Festival on Dec. 2.

Silverstein, Tonight Alive to embark on ‘Get Free Tour’ in 2018

Now that 2017 is only a couple of months away from coming to an end, Silverstein has already confirmed plans to hit the road in early 2018. On Monday (Oct. 16), the Canadian band officially announced their first tour of the new year. The trek, which has been named “The Get Free Tour,” will kick off on Jan. 19, 2018 at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio and wrap up about a month-and-a-half later on March 1, 2018 at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Co-headlining the tour with Silverstein will be Australian outfit, Tonight Alive. Supporting both acts on the upcoming tour will be Virginia five-piece Broadside and Kentucky-founded Picturesque.

In addition to announcing their major tour with Tonight Alive, Silverstein has also released the music video for their latest single, “Lost Positives.” The music video for the song is very dark, but considering the lyrics for the song includes lines like “lying is letting you go” and “miserable script full of words that I won’t say,” it’s not surprising that the group decided to go in a darker direction. The almost-four-minute clip was directed by Wyatt Clough and Roger Galvez and can currently be seen above.

“Lost Positives” can be found on Silverstein’s recently released ninth studio album Dead Reflection. The record was released this past summer with the band touring behind it since it was formally announced. Silverstein isn’t the only band who will be promoting their new album on the upcoming tour. Earlier this week, Tonight Alive formally announced the release date and title for their impending new record. The new album will be titled Underworld and is set to be released on Jan. 19, 2018 through Hopeless Records.

Tickets for the upcoming tour can be found here while the complete list of tour stops can be seen below.

THE GET FREE TOUR DATES:

Jan. 19 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Jan. 20 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
Jan. 21 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
Jan. 23 – St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
Jan. 24 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
Jan. 26 – Denver, CO – Summit
Jan. 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Jan. 28 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
Jan. 30 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Jan. 31 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
Feb. 01 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Feb. 02 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
Feb. 03 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl
Feb. 05 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
Feb. 06 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
Feb. 07 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s**
Feb. 08 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
Feb. 09 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
Feb. 10 – Houston, TX – White Oak
Feb. 12 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
Feb. 13 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
Feb. 15 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Feb. 16 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Feb. 17 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
Feb. 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Feb. 19 – Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
Feb. 20 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Feb. 23 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot
Feb. 24 – Chicago, IL – Concord
Feb. 26 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Feb. 27 – Boston, MA – Paradise
Feb. 28 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
March 01 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls

**Tonight Alive not performing