Listen: Gerard Way and Ray Toro join forces for ‘Happy Together’ cover

My Chemical Romance may or may not get back together one day, but until that time, fans have been a given a little treat for their jet black hearts. On Friday (Feb. 8) former bandmates Gerard Way and Ray Toro reunited for their second covers collaboration. This time around, the duo gave their own spin to the Turtles’ 1967 track, “Happy Together.” Listen to the collaboration above.

The “Happy Together” cover is the second song Way and Toro have collaborated on in the past month. Back in January, they surprised fans by recording their version of Simon and Garfunkel’s 1968 track, “A Hazy Shade of Winter” (can be seen above). The Simon and Garfunkel cover is predominately featured in the first full trailer for Netflix and Way’s upcoming series “The Umbrella Academy.”

As per the description that accompanies the songs, both tracks will be featured in the upcoming series which is set to premiere next Friday, Feb. 15, on the streaming giant.

The series will star Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan (“Misfits”), Tom Hopper (“Game of Thrones”), Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castaneda, Aidan Gallagher, and Mary J. Blige.

Fans of Way’s music have had to wait some time for the musician to head back into the recording studio as he has been a little preoccupied with “The Umbrella Academy.” Late last year, Way promised fans new music and he delivered.

In October he released “Baby You’re a Haunted House” followed by “Getting Down the Germs” in November. In December, he paid homage to Christmas and one of Santa’s lesser-known reindeers with “Dasher.”


Listen: Marianas Trench share new track ‘Echoes of You’

A week after unleashing “Only the Lonely Survive,” Marianas Trench have returned with another new song from their upcoming album. On Friday (Feb. 8), the Vancouver-founded band premiered the lyrics video for “Echoes of You.” Unlike “Only the Lonely Survive,” which was a straight-up pessimistic take on a relationship, this one seems to shed the ultra-negative outlook with its poppy sound and less dark lyrics.

Also, if you pay close attention to the chorus, the band makes a slight Easter egg reference to Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart.

Watch the lyrics video for “Echoes of You” above.

“Echoes of You” joins previously released songs “Only the Lonely Survive” and lead single “I Knew You When” on the act’s upcoming album PhantomsPhantoms — the foursome’s fifth studio effort— is due out March 1 via 604 Records. Pre-orders are available here.

Phantoms is the follow-up to the quartet’s 2015 release, Astoria.

Back in December, Marianas Trench announced plans to embark on a United States-centric tour in support of the new record’s release. Dubbed the Suspending Gravity tour, the forthcoming outing will find the band performing at venues across the country throughout the months of May and June.

The Suspending Gravity tour begins on May 1 at the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia and concludes a little over a month later on June 5 at the House of Blues in Anaheim.

The full list of dates can be found here.

5 Seconds of Summer join forces with the Chainsmokers for ‘Who Do You Love’

The jury may still be out on what people think about the Chainsmokers, but one thing is definitely clear, they know how to get special guests for their songs. To date, the twosome has managed to secure guest vocals from artists like Chris Martin of Coldplay, current pop star Halsey, and even hit the recording studio with blink-182 recently. Joining their growing list of special guests are now the guys from 5 Seconds of Summer.

On Thursday (Feb. 7), the Australian band and the New York-founded act released their joint song, “Who Do You Love,” following a day or so of teasing online. Listen to the almost four-minute, highly EDM-influenced tune above.

“Who Do You Love” appears to be a one-off single for the Chainsmokers as the track is not featured on their recently released sophomore effort, Sick Boy. The album consists of ten tracks that were released throughout 2018 prior to the record’s release date.

As for 5 Seconds of Summer, the band recently unveiled the acoustic version of their latest single, “Lie to Me.” The acoustic version of the song came a few weeks after the group unleashed the official music video for the original version of the song. “Lie to Me” is featured on the foursome’s recently released record, Youngblood.

Earlier this month, the band formally announced they had returned to the recording studio to begin working on the follow-up to Youngblood.

“Recording Luke vocals the other day with Linus & the band,” wrote drummer Ashton Irwin on Twitter.

“I love making music with these boys. Lots of special new partnerships on this new record we are making.”

No word on if they have a projected release time frame for the new album.

Listen: Emarosa ‘Get Back Up’ on new single

Emarosa’s new album is due out in a few short days, but don’t expect the band to stop treating fans to new music. On Tuesday (Feb. 5), the Kentucky-founded act unleashed another new song from their forthcoming fifth studio album; a track titled “Get Back Up.”

Speaking with DuJour —where the song made its exclusive debut— frontman Bradley Walden reveals that “Get Back Up” holds a special place in his heart because of the special woman in his life whose never-ending perseverance inspired it; his mom.

“This is by far the most special song on the album for me. I wrote this song for my mom. She raised my sister and I by herself. We hit rock bottom many times, were kicked out of our home, living off food stamps, struggling to get by but that woman never gave up,” Walden says.

“No matter how many times we got knocked down, no matter how bad it got she was my rock and she got back up. I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it wasn’t for her perseverance, love, and determination.”

Listen to “Get Back Up” above.

“Get Back Up” joins previously released singles “Cautious,” “Don’t Cry,” and “Givin’ Up” on the band’s quickly approaching new release, Peach Club. Peach Club is due out this Friday, Feb. 8, through Hopeless Records. Pre-orders for the album are still available on the band’s website.

Peach Club is the follow-up to the band’s 2016 release 131.

Tonight, Emarosa will take the stage at the Prophet Bar in Dallas for their second sold-out Peach Club album release show. The mini-album release tour also includes stops at Club Red in Mesa on Thursday, Feb. 7; The Hi Hat in Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 9; and Anna O’Briens in Honolulu next Thursday, Feb. 14. After wrapping up their short jaunt, the band will head to Japan for four shows.

Emarosa’s upcoming tour itinerary can be found here.

The Japanese House share new single ‘We Talk all the Time’

With less than a month left until the release of their much-anticipated debut album, the Japanese House have returned with another new song to hold fans until its early March release. On Monday (Feb. 4), the English band unleashed the fourth single off their forthcoming studio effort; a track titled “We Talk All the Time.”

According to the Japanese House head honcho Amber Bain, the new, upbeat single is “about noticing a relationship dying, or changing, whatever way you want to view it.”

Bain continues: “It was one of those weird, prophetic songs, where I write it down, and then it happens in real life. It’s not because I can tell the future, it’s because I’m creating it, or maybe I can sense it’s going to happen.”

Listen to “We Talk All the Time” above.

“We Talk All the Time” joins previously released singles “Maybe You’re the Reason,” “Follow My Girl,” and “Lilo” as well as a stripped down version of “Saw You in a Dream” on Good at Falling.

Good at Falling is due out March 1 through Dirty Hit / Interscope Records.

In support of the new album, the band has plans to embark on a North American tour during the months of April, May, and June.

The 25-stop jaunt includes stops in Denver, Portland, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Dallas, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and more. The upcoming outing begins on April 29 at Bottom Lounge in Chicago and concludes a month and a half later on June 11 at l’Astral in Montreal. Tickets are available on the band’s website.

The full list of stops can be found below.


April 29 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
April 30 – Milwaukee, WI – The Back Room at Colectivo
May 1 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
May 3 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
May 4 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
May 5 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
May 7 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
May 8 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
May 9 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
May 11 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall
May 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
May 14 – San Diego, CA – Voodoo Room
May 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
May 16 – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
May 18 – Austin, TX – The Parish
May 19 – Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum Art Co
May 20 – Houston, TX – Bronze Peacock at House of Blues
May 21 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
May 23 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
May 24 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
May 25 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
May 26 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
May 31 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
June 11 – Montreal, QC – l’Astral

Listen: Marianas Trench unleash new single

With a month left until the release of their brand new album, Marianas Trench has returned with the perfect gift for their longtime fans; a brand new song. On Friday (Feb. 1), the Vancouver-founded band unleashed the second single from their forthcoming fifth studio album, Phantoms.

Titled “Only the Lonely Survive,” the pessimistic outlook at a relationship is masked behind a poppy tune that almost makes you forget that the song features lyrics like “a love like this will end in tragedy” and “I know we won’t get out alive.”

Watch the lyric video for “Only the Lonely Survive” above.

“Only the Lonely Survive” joins the act’s previous release and lead single “I Knew You When” on their upcoming album Phantoms. Phantoms —the act’s fifth studio effort— is due out March 1 via 604 Records. Pre-orders are available here.

Phantoms is the follow-up to the quartet’s 2015 release, Astoria.

Back in December, Marianas Trench announced plans to embark on a United States-centric tour in support of the new record’s release. Named after a lyric from “Only the Lonely Survive,” the Suspending Gravity tour will find the band performing at venues across the country throughout the months of May and June.

The Suspending Gravity tour begins on May 1 at the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia and concludes a little over a month later on June 5 at the House of Blues in Anaheim.

The full list of dates can be found here.

Interpol expand upcoming tour, share new single

Months after releasing their new studio album, Interpol has returned with a surprise new song. On Wednesday (Jan. 30) the New York-founded band unleashed a brand new track six months after unveiling their sixth studio effort, Marauder.

The song, “Fine Mess,” is not part of the recently released record, but rather looks like a one-off single from the band. A little treat for their longtime fans to savor.

Listen to “Fine Mess” above.

Releasing a brand new song was not the only thing the band gave fans this morning. In addition to the three-minute tune, the band also confirmed a new set of tour dates for their massive world tour. The newly added dates will find the band performing at venues in North America, the United Kingdom, and Europe.

The upcoming North American leg of the jaunt will begin this Friday (Jan. 31) at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver and conclude several months later at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando. After a short time off, the band will head across the pond for the European portion of their tour which will include several music festival appearances.

The European leg of the tour will begin on May 25 at the All Points East Festival in London and wrap up a month or so later on July 7 at the Beauregard Festival in Hérouville-Saint-Clair, France.

Joining them on the road are Sunflower Bean, Car Seat Headrest, Snail Mail, and Foals.

Pre-sales for the new tour dates begin this Thursday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m. local time. General tickets go on sale this Friday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. local time.

The forthcoming lengthy tour will be in support of Interpol’s recently released record, Marauder. Marauder was released in August of 2018 and peaked at the number 23 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. the album also peaked at the number three spot on both Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums and Top Rock albums chart.

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


Jan. 31 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre *
Feb. 1 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium *
Feb. 2 – Seattle, WA – The Moore Theatre *
Feb. 5 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre *
Feb. 7 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre *
Feb. 8 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater *
Feb. 9 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant *
Feb. 11 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works *
Feb. 12 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club *
Feb. 14 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz *
Feb. 15 – Washington, DC – The Anthem *
Feb. 17 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden #^
March 28 – Buenos Aires, AR – Teatro Vorterix
March 29 – Buenos Aires, AR – Lollapalooza Argentina
March 30 – Santiago, CL – Lollapalooza Chile
April 2 – Asuncion, PY – Asuncionico
April 5 – Bogota, CO – Estereo Picnic
April 7 – Sao Paulo, BR – Lollapalooza Brasil
April 9 – Lima, PE – Domos Art
May 1 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre #*
May 2 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre %
May 4 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
May 5 – Charleston, SC – North Charleston PAC
May 7 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
May 8 – St. Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey Theater
May 10 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason
May 11 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
May 25 – London, UK – All Points East Festival
May 30 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound
June 1 – Kvaerndrup, DK – Heartland Festival
June 2 – Hilvarenbeek, NL – Best Kept Secret
June 4 – Cologne, DE – Palladium
June 5 – Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof
June 7 – Porto, PT – NOS Primavera Sound
June 10 – Moscow, RU – Adrenaline Stadium
June 12 – Kiev, UA – Green Theatre
June 21 – Neuhausen ob Eck, DE – Southside Festival
June 23 – Scheeßel, DE – Hurricane Festival
June 25 – Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
June 26 – Brighton, UK – Brighton Dome
June 30 – Marmande, FR – Garorock
July 2 – Paris, FR – L’Olympia
July 4 – Belfort, FR – Les Eurockeennes
July 7 – Hérouville-Saint-Clair, FR – Beauregard Festival

* = w/ Sunflower Bean
# = w/ Car Seat Headrest
^ = w/ Snail Mail
% = w/ Foals

Listen: Emarosa get ‘Cautious’ on latest single

With a little over a week left until the release of their fifth studio album, Emarosa has returned with yet another new song from it. On Monday (Jan. 28), the Kentucky-founded act unleashed their third single; a track titled “Cautious.”

The song, which premiered exclusively on Billboard, finds the band sticking to the poppy side of the rock genre; their goal with this new studio effort.

While speaking with the publication, lead vocalist Bradley Walden explained the lyrical inspiration behind the new song.

“Sex after heartbreak can tell you a lot about who you are,” begins Walden.

“If you move on, you move on. If you can’t move on, maybe that was love you had. When I wrote this I was just trying to navigate those feelings.”

Listen to “Cautious” above.

“Cautious” joins previously released tracks “Don’t Cry” and lead single “Givin’ Up” on Emarosa’s forthcoming studio album, Peach Club. Peach Club is due out Feb. 8 through Hopeless Records. Pre-orders for the album are still available on the band’s website.

Peach Club is the follow-up to the band’s 2016 release 131.

Even though the album has yet to be released, Emarosa has been touring nonstop behind its imminent release. The European leg of their current tour will conclude tomorrow night (Jan. 29), at Tivoli Vredenburg in the Netherlands.

After wrapping up their European tour, the act will return to the North American touring circuit for a handful of Peach Club album release shows in early February. The album release shows will include gigs in Philadelphia, Dallas, Mesa, Los Angeles, and Honolulu. Once the album is out and in the hands of fans, the group will make their way to Japan in late February for four shows.

Emarosa’s upcoming tour itinerary can be found here.

Listen: Awaken I Am release ‘Indifference’

Awaken I Am is back with another new song from their upcoming EP. On Friday (Jan. 25), the Australian band unleashed the record’s second single; a track titled “Indifference.” The song, like all the tunes on the forthcoming release, comes from a personal place for the group.

“Sometimes you are in a relationship where you want the best for your other half, yet that person wants to push you away and only be happy when it benefits them, and that is meaning behind ‘Indifference,’” vocalist Jimmy Stevenson says about the new track in a press statement.

Listen to “Indifference” above.

“Indifference” will join previously released track “Dissolution” on the group’s latest EP. Titled The Beauty in Tragedy, the new record is dedicated to the band’s late guitarist Connor Verner-Oakley who passed away last year.

Following Oakley’s death, the band made their way to the United States to write and record their new set of songs with producer Taylor Larson (The Word Alive, Asking Alexandria). Two of the songs (“By Your Side” and “Dissolution”) were written by Oakley before his untimely death while the other three tracks (“Kin,” “Indifference,” and “The Stages of Grief”) are tributes to the act’s fallen bandmate.

“The last track we had the privilege of recording with Connor was ‘Dissolution,’ he was so proud of it. We shared the same dream with him and we hope to make Connor proud by keeping that dream alive with The Beauty in Tragedy,” drummer Luke McKenzie explains.

The Beauty in the Tragedy is due out via Victory Records on April 26 which also happens to be Oakley’s birthday.

Oakley passed away in May of 2018 in what the band referred to as a “tragic accident” though no further information was given on his cause of death. In a post on Facebook at the time, they promised fans that the band would continue as a way to fulfill Oakley’s passion and “make him proud by keeping it alive.”

Listen: Florence and the Machine release ‘Moderation’ and ‘Haunted House’

Florence and the Machine surprised fans last week when they unveiled a brand new song during their show at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. Though the fan-shot video was blurry and the sound was not the best, it still gave the band’s devoted followers a sense of what to expect from the new tune.

On Thursday (Jan. 24), the Welsh band treated their dedicated supporters to the official studio version of “Moderation.” As if the studio version of the recently unveiled track wasn’t enough to get those fans dancing like frontwoman Florence Welch, then another new song may do the trick.

In addition to “Moderation,” the group also delivered another song titled “Haunted House.” “Moderation” was produced by James Ford while “Haunted House” was produced by Matthew Daniel Siskin (Gambles).

Listen to both songs here.

“Moderation” and “Haunted House” are the first set of new songs from Florence and the Machine since the release of their fourth studio album, High As Hope. The record was released in June of 2018 through Republic Records. The album received mostly positive reviews and peaked at the number two spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

The band is currently in the middle of their Australia / New Zealand-centric tour which will wrap up at the end of the month.

In early January, they were confirmed as one of the headliners for this year’s Governors Ball. The act will headline Saturday’s (June 1) set alongside Major Lazer and the 1975. Governors Ball 2019 will return to its longtime home of Randall’s Islands Park during the weekend of May 31 – June 2. Tickets for the festival are available on its website.