Jack White confirms new album with two new songs

Update — Jan. 12, 12:39 p.m. ET

Jack White has now confirmed the release date for his upcoming new album, Boarding House Reach. The record, White’s third studio album will have a release date of March 23.

According to press release from Third Man Records, the new album is White’s “most ambitious work thus far” which will come as no surprise to anyone who is a fan of White’s.

In addition to the release date, the official track listing has also been unveiled. Check out the full track listing for Boarding House Reach below.

Boarding House Reach Track Listing:

1. “Connected By Love”

2. “Why Walk a Dog?”

3. Corporation

4. “Abulia and Akrasia”

5. “Hypermisophoniac”

6. “Ice Station Zebra”

7. “Over and Over and Over”

8. “Everything You’ve Ever Learned”

9. “Respect Commander”

10. “Ezmerelda Steals the Show”

11. “Get in the Mind Shaft”

12. “What’s Done is Done”

13. “Humoresque”


Original— Jan. 10, 2:08 p.m. ET

Over the past week, Jack White’s name has become a headline staple with a handful of summertime music festivals confirming his appearance. After months of speculations and a cryptic teaser later, the singer has confirmed the release of this much-anticipated new album. On Wednesday (Jan. 10), White announced the release of his third, solo album, Boarding House Reach, by releasing two songs from it.

The first song, and lead single, “Connected By Love” was given an official music video for the occasion. The five-minute, Pasqual Gutierrez-directed clip can be seen above. The second song White unveiled is titled “Respect Commander” and can be streamed here.

In December, White posted a four-minute teaser clip titled “Servings and Portions from my Boarding House Reach.” Shortly after the mix debuted, fans began to speculate that the songs featured in the clip would be included on the new album. Theories were also popping around that the new album would be titled “Boarding House Reach” which proved to be true.

In addition to the two new songs and new album confirmation, White has also announced that he will be releasing a limited edition 7-inch vinyl featuring both “Connected By Love” and “Respect Commander.” The 7-inch will only be available this Saturday, Jan. 13, at Third Man Records’ stores in Nashville and Detroit.

Boarding House Reach is the follow-up to 2014’s Lazaretto. In support of the new album, White has already been confirmed to headline several music festivals including Shaky Knees in Atlanta, Boston Calling, and New York’s Governors Ball. While there has been no official release date given, Boarding House Reach will be released through White’s Third Man Records and Columbia Records.

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Senses Fail drop video for ‘Gold Jacket, Green Jacket’

Senses Fail have returned with another new track from their upcoming new album, If There Is A Light, It Will Find You. On Thursday (Jan. 11), the New Jersey-founded band released the music video for their latest single “Gold Jacket, Green Jacket.” The over-three-minute clip finds frontman Buddy Nielsen not exactly having a very good day with his encounters with people.

First we see him involved in a car crash, but not really caring as he sits there drinking his coffee. Then, as he’s running away, he makes a set of construction workers drop something they were carrying while a poor, unfortunate pizza delivery man gets caught in the mess. As if that isn’t enough, Nielsen has an encounter with a group of close-minded protesters who are in process of protesting the LGBTQ community. While a slew of bad things seem to be happening, at the end everyone involved get sprayed with glitter and their angry tendencies disappear as they head to a house party / jam session with the rest of Senses Fail.

“The inspiration for this video is Falling Down meets the clown sing-along part in Billy Madison,” explains Nielsen. “The idea was to basically have people coming at me for various reasons but I am able to stave them all off and have them join in on the fun with a glitter bomb. Nothing makes a bad time more fun than a little glitter. Overall I just wanted to have a video that was fun and left you feeling good about the world and life.”

“Gold Jacket, Green Jacket” will join “Double Cross” on Senses Fail’s upcoming seventh studio album. If There Is A Light, It Will Find You will be released on Feb. 16 through Pure Noise Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available on the band’s website here.

In support of the album’s new release, Senses Fail will hit the road at the end of February alongside Reggie and the Full Effect, Have Mercy, and Household. The upcoming tour will kick off on Feb. 27 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California and conclude over a month later on March 31 at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas.

SENSES FAIL SPRING 2018 TOUR DATES:

Feb. 27 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Feb. 28 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
March 2 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
March 3 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
March 5 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
March 6 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
March 7 – Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
March 9 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
March 10 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
March 11 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
March 13 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
March 14 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
March 16 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
March 17 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
March 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts
March 20 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
March 21 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
March 22 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
March 23 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
March 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
March 26 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
March 27 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
March 29 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
March 30 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
March 31 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl

Watch Fall Out Boy spoof infomercials for new music video

With a little over a week before the release of their brand new album, Fall Out Boy has given fans something to hold them over during the next few days. On Thursday (Jan. 11), the Chicago-founded band unleashed the music video for their latest single, “Wilson (Expensive Mistakes).” Staying true to their philosophy of never taking anything too seriously, the music video finds the band running their own infomercial channel where they sell a slew of old memorabilia and even themselves.

The items that the band can be found selling include, but are not limited to frontman Patrick Stump’s suit from the “Dance, Dance” music video; Stump’s hand from the “Youngblood Chronicles”; Holy Water that is priced at $899.99, but reduced to $56.99; a limited supply of Fall Out Boy fidget spinners; and Franklin the sheep from the cover of Infinity on High.

As if the random items being sold weren’t wacky enough, the infomercial also lists the guys as items that are up for sale. If you purchase Stump for the prices of $736.99, you get a free fedora. Like all infomercials, there’s a phone number given throughout the video for viewers to call and purchase an item of their choosing.

As opposed to it being a fake number, viewers can actually call the number which will direct to them to an automated voice messaging system. The voice messaging system then allows the caller to pre-order the album or even hear a funny joke. How about that for a fun spin?

Watch the music video for “Wilson (Expensive Mistakes)” above.

“Wilson (Expensive Mistakes)” will join previously released songs “The Last of the Real Ones,” “Young and Menace,” and “Champion” on MANIA. After pushing back the release date of the album, MANIA will finally see a release date of Jan. 19. Pre-orders for MANIA are currently available on the band’s website here.

Watch The Killers’ powerful video for ‘Rut’

With their massive “Wonderful, Wonderful” currently in effect and handful of music festivals already confirmed for the summer, The Killers have given fans another surprise. On Wednesday (Jan. 10), the Las Vegas-founded band unleashed the music video for their latest single, “Rut.” The over four-and-a-half-minute clip begins with the word “RUT” on the screen but shifts after displaying for a couple of seconds.

The word is soon replaced by shots of a blinking electronic clock, a set of mountains during the sunrise, and what appears to be a hole in a concrete wall. The viewer is then introduced to the two protagonists in the clip; a little girl and a woman who the viewer can assume are the same person. As the video progresses, the viewer watches as the little girl goes through some major events in her life which would probably resulted in the adult having her own issues.

During an interview with SPIN, frontman Brandon Flowers revealed that the song was inspired by his wife, Tana Mundkowsky. In the chat, Flowers revealed that Mundkowsky experiences PTSD due to a traumatizing childhood which could explain why the band decided to go this route for the music video for the song.

“I, of course, okay’ed it with her, but that ended up being a big part of this record,” Flowers explains. “And so the song is from my wife’s point of view, and it’s from her perspective. And it’s about resilience. So, she’s singing to me. It’s almost like this submission, it’s her accepting like, ‘I’m facing this thing.'”

Watch the music video for “Rut” above.

“Rut” joins previous singles “The Man” and “Run for Cover” on the Killers’ recently released record, Wonderful, Wonderful. The album, the group’s much-anticipated follow-up to 2012’s Battle Born, was met with a lot of favorable reviews from music critics. Showing the band’s resilience and the dedication of their fans, Wonderful, Wonderful  debuted at the number one spot on Billboard’s 200 chart, making it the band’s first album to reach the number one spot in the United States.

Tonight Alive drops new song featuring Lynn Gunn

With a week left until the release of their impending new album, Tonight Alive has released yet another new song from the record. On Thursday (Jan. 4), the Australian band made their way to Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show to debut “Disappear.” The new song features guest vocals by PVRIS’ Lynn Gunn. A short time after unleashing the song on the radio, Tonight Alive unveiled the official music video for the new tune.

The clip finds Tonight Alive frontwoman Jenna McDougall with earbuds in her ears as she walks and rides a subway around a town aimlessly. As she walks around the city, she begins to run into the same three people repeatedly. Eventually, she decides to run away with one of her followers only for the woman to disappear, leaving her in the middle of a street wondering what happened. Watch the music video for “Disappear” above.

“‘Disappear’ is a song about the escapist inside all of us. As you can expect from Tonight Alive, the lyrics discuss freedom, but this time with a flavor of anonymity and detachment,” begins McDougall. “‘Disappear’ was written with the intention of sounding neither like PVRIS or Tonight Alive, and aimed to capture the sonic imagery of a long straight highway out of your comfort zone.”

“Disappear” will join previously released tracks “Crack My Heart” and “Temple” on the band’s upcoming fourth studio album, Underworld. Underworld is set to be released on Jan. 12 through Hopeless Records. Underworld will mark the group’s first album to be released through Hopeless Records as opposed to their longtime home of Fearless Records.

In support of Underworld’s release, Tonight Alive will hit the road alongside Silverstein later this month. “The Get Free Tour” will kick off on Jan. 19 at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio and wrap up about a month-and-a-half later on March 1 at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. To see the complete itinerary for the “Get Free Tour,” head on over here.

Watch Dashboard Confessional and Cash Cash get hounded by a fan in ‘Belong’

With a few months left until the release of their much-anticipated new album, Dashboard Confessional has returned with another new track. On Monday (Dec. 18), the Florida-founded band unleashed the music video for the second single off Crooked Shadows; a song titled “Belong.” The song not only features frontman Chris Carrabba’s distinct vocals, but also electronic music group Cash Cash’s dancefloor-friendly drops.

The over-three-minute clip starts off innocently enough with a girl sitting in her bedroom as a movie featuring her and three guys in the car is projected against the wall behind her. Things start to take a turn for the weird when the camera pans to another bedroom wall which is covered in photographs of the Cash Cash guys (Jean Paul Makhlouf, Alex Makhlouf, and Samuel Frisch) as well as a slew of merchandise from the group. While having merchandise and photographs of your favorite band is not exactly eyebrow-raising, having mannequins dressed up as each member is. As the video progresses, the viewer watches as the girl interacts with Cash Cash mannequins and how every action she does becomes part of her delusional reality aka the movie being projected on the wall.

Just when you thought Carrabba was safe from the fangirl, you would be wrong. Soon, the protagonist adds Carrabba to her list, even giving him his own mannequin in her room.

“Making ‘Belong’ with Chris Carrabba was an incredible experience. Chris is a legendary songwriter whose powerful musical movement has undeniably herded the masses,” begins a press statement from Cash Cash.

“Combining our different styles on ‘Belong’ was extremely fun. Being influenced by Dashboard ourselves made it very easy for us to dive into the idea, merge our genres together, and make a special unique song. It hands down (pun intended) turned out to be one of our favorite songs we’ve ever made.”

Watch the creepy music video for “Belong” above.

“Belong” will join lead single “We Fight” on Dashboard Confessional’s upcoming new album, Crooked Shadows. Crooked Shadows is set to be released on Feb. 9 through Fueled by Ramen. Pre-orders for Crooked Shadows can be found on Dashboard Confessional’s website here. Crooked Shadows will be the follow-up to Dashboard’s 2009 release, Alter the Ending. In support of the album’s release, Dashboard will hit the road in the spring. The group’s tour will kick off on March 20 at the House of Blues in Houston and wrap up a month later on April 21 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. The complete list of tour dates can be found below.

DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL SPRING 2018 TOUR:

March 20 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
March 21 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
March 23 – Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre
March 24 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
March 25 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
March 26 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
March 27 – Matthews, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
March 29 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
March 30 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
March 31 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
April 2 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
April 3 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
April 4 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
April 5 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
April 6 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
April 7 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
April 8 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre
April 9 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
April 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
April 13 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
April 14 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
April 16 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
April 17 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
April 18 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
April 20 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
April 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

 

Tonight Alive drops music video for ‘Crack My Heart’

With a month left until the release of their fourth studio album, Tonight Alive has gifted fans another new song from the upcoming album. On Monday (Dec. 11), the Australian band released the music video for their latest track “Crack My Heart.” In a press release, vocalist Jenna McDougall explained the concept behind the brand new song.

“The concept of cracking the heart is to allow the precious, vulnerable self to come through and be free. The painful, yet liberating experience involves the emotional and energetic decalcification of the hardened heart,” she begins.

“The lyrics follow my conversation with a ‘winged man,’ a conscious figure, who offers space and safety to do my healing with. In my experience, when you are seen as your authentic self by another, you come to recognize your reflection more accurately and lovingly. Crack My Heart is a tribute to the way that love from the divine masculine elevates and holds space for the divine feminine to flourish.”

Watch the music video for “Crack My Heart” above.

“Crack My Heart” will join previously released single “Temple” on the band’s impending new album, Underworld. Underworld is set to be released on Jan. 12 through Hopeless Records. Underworld will mark the group’s first album to be released through Hopeless Records. Back in April, the band announced they had left their longtime home of Fearless Records for Hopeless for the new album.

In support of Underworld‘s release, Tonight Alive previously announced plans to hit the road in early 2018 with Silverstein. “The Get Free Tour” will kick off on Jan. 19 at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio and wrap up about a month-and-a-half later on March 1 at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The complete tour itinerary for the “Get Free Tour” 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

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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.

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”