Lorde is ‘Stoned at the Nail Salon’ on her latest track

Are we all ready for Lorde’s long-awaited return?

Of course, we are!

On Wednesday (July 21), the New Zealand singer gifted fans the second single from her much-anticipated third studio album, Solar Power. 

Titled “Stoned at the Nail Salon,” the four-and-a-half-minute song is a mellow, guitar-centric ballad featuring backing vocals from her friends Clairo and Phoebe Bridgers.

Listen to the track above.

Solar Power is due out Aug. 20 through Universal Records. Pre-orders for the record are available for purchase here.

The forthcoming release was produced by Lorde and Bleachers frontman (and super-producer) Jack Antonoff.

Solar Power is the follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed Melodrama.

In support of the new album, Lorde will be hitting the road next year.

The North American leg of the Solar Power tour kicks off on April 3, 2022, at the Opry House in Nashville. It concludes on May 7, 2022, at the Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, California.

Sadly, all those North American stops are sold out. So if you were able to get tickets, you’re one of the lucky ones.

The complete list of tour stops can be seen below.

LORDE’S SOLAR POWER 2022 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

April 3 – Nashville, TN – Opry House
April 5 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
April 7 – Montreal, Quebec – Salle Willfrid Pelletier
April 8 – Toronto, Ontario – Meridian Hall
April 9 – Toronto, Ontario – Meridian Hall
April 12 – Boston, MA – Boch Center – Wang Theatre
April 13 – Boston, MA – Boch Center – Wang Theatre
April 15 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
April 16 – Washington, D.C. – The Anthem
April 18 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
April 19 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
April 20 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
April 22 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
April 23 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
April 25 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
April 27 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
April 30 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theatre
May 1 – Portland, OR – Theater of the Clouds
May 3 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
May 5 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium
May 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium
May 7 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl

Coheed and Cambria return with “Shoulders”

If you’re a Coheed and Cambria fan…well, we have some good news for you! The group is back.

On Wednesday (July 21), the New York founded act released a brand new song titled “Shoulders.”

The three-and-a-half-minute song marks the band’s first “proper studio recording” in nearly three years.

According to the accompanying press release, “Shoulders” touches on the highs and lows of the band’s multi-decade career in the music world and “how at times it can be frustrating to be an outsider to trendy circles, but in the end, doing it your own way has the biggest rewards.”

Coheed and Cambria vocalist/guitarist Claudio Sanchez adds: “In art, in your career, in relationships… No matter how much you give of yourself or try, you have to accept that not everything in life can be a perfect fit.”

Check out the new song above.

“Shoulders” comes three years after Coheed and Cambria released their ninth studio album, Vaxis – Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures, in 2018. No word on whether “Shoulders” will be a standalone single or part of an upcoming record.

Next month, Coheed and Cambria will hit the touring circuit alongside The Used for their co-headlining amphitheater tour. The 18-city trek kicks off on Aug. 27 at the FivePoint Amphitheater in Los Angeles. It concludes a month later, on Sept. 24, at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida. Meet Me @ the Altar, and carolesdaughter will perform on select dates.

COHEED AND CAMBRIA / THE USED SUMMER 2021 CO-HEADLINING TOUR

Aug. 27 – Los Angeles, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre* 

Aug. 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre* 

Aug. 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex – Outdoors* 

Aug. 31 – Denver, CO – Levitt Pavilion Denver* 

Sept. 2 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory* 

Sept. 4 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater* 

Sept. 5 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion* 

Sept. 7 – Wichita, KS – WAVE – Outdoors*

Sept. 8 – St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park* 

Sept. 11 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! – Outdoors*

Sept. 12 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica* 

Sept. 14 – Cincinnati, OH – The ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park* 

Sept. 15 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park* 

Sept. 18 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium – Outdoors*

Sept. 19 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center* 

Sept. 21 – Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion

Sept. 22 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater

Sept. 24 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place

* with special guest Meet Me @ The Altar

with special guest carolesdaughter

The Killers treat fans to their latest single ‘Dying Breed’

With a week left until the release of their Killers’ sixth studio album, the group is back to give fans one final taste before the full-length is in our hands (or music playing device).

On Friday (Aug. 14), the Las Vegas-founded act unleashed another song from Imploding the Mirage. Titled “Dying Breed,” the four-minute track gives us what we have come to expect from the band; a slow and mellow start, which eventually gives way to their stadium-rock sound.

According to frontman Brandon Flowers, “Dying Breed” contains his “most romantic lyrics to date,” and that’s saying a lot since the band’s last studio album was mostly inspired by Flowers’ wife, Tana.

“I like the idea of where me and my wife have gotten to and where we headed,” Flowers tells NME.

“An overriding theme of this record is asking the question, ‘Can two become one?’ I know it’s old-fashioned, but it’s my life. It’s probably the prettiest or most romantic lyric I’ve ever written.”

He continues: “My favorite line on the record is ‘I’ll be there when water’s rising / I’ll be your lifeguard.’ I feel thankful for that. I want her to know that no matter what, I’m going to stay by her side and keep the promise.”

Listen to “Dying Breed” above.

“Dying Breed” will join previously released tracks “Caution,” “Fire in Bone,” and “My Own Soul’s Warning” on the upcoming album.

Imploding the Mirage is due out next Friday, Aug. 21. Pre-orders are still available for purchase on the band’s website.

Blink-182 share their true feelings about quarantine in their new high-energy track

Quarantine sucks…we know.

Just like everyone else who has been stuck indoors due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, Blink-182 is letting us know just how they feel.

Spoiler: it’s not good.

On Friday (Aug. 7), the trio released a brand new song titled “Quarantine.” As you can guess, the lyrics are all about how much this quarantine sucks and how they’d rather be doing anything else like being “stuck at the DMV” or doing “press in Germany” than this.

Lines like “Quarantine. Fuck this disease” and “I thought things were fucked up in 2019” definitely illustrate the current mentality of all those who have been isolated, and continue to be isolated, due to the virus.

In other words, this song is a dig at all the incompetency that has been going on since March when the Coronavirus started its attack (check out the last verse of the song for a severe burn).

Listen to the punk rock-inspired track above.

“Quarantine” is currently available for purchase on Blink-182’s website.

“Quarantine” is Blink-182’s first new song since the release of 2019’s Nine.

Bastille returns with their hypnotic new song ‘What You Gonna Do?’

Bastille has a brand new song, and it looks like the band is beyond stoked to share it with their fans.

On Thursday (July 30), the British four-piece released their first new song in over a year.

Titled “What You Gonna Do?,” the barely two-and-a-half-minute tune finds Bastille doing what they do best; giving us a catchy bop that we would kill to hear at a summertime music festival (we can dream, right?).

Blur’s Graham Coxon plays guitar and provides vocals on the new tune while Smith and Mark Crew produced it.

Watch the hypnotic music video for “What You Gonna Do?” which was created by London-based animator Rezza above.

“What You Gonna Do?” marks Bastille’s first new song since the release of their third studio album, Doom Days, in 2019.

“We finished the song, and it felt urgent. We didn’t want to sit on it,” frontman Dan Smith reveals about the surprise new track.

Not only were the band members excited to release the new tune, but it also looks like it’s the launching pad for their brand new era (and fourth studio album, we imagine).

“This next phase feels like a new beginning. It’s about completely tearing up our process, being spontaneous, and starting again.”

Smith also reveals that the group has more tunes up their sleeves and that they plan on releasing it little by little instead of waiting to drop a full, new album.

“We’re just really excited by the new songs. I think we’re making some of the best music we’ve ever made. We want to put it out there now and not wait for the whole album to be done before anyone starts to hear it. This is about where we are now and hearing us in real-time.”

Lady Gaga and BLACKPINK gives us ‘Sour Candy’ on their new track

Ready to take a break from all the doom and gloom and put your dancing shoes on?

Well…it looks like Lady Gaga’s new album is going to choke-full of upbeat dancey tunes, much like her first few albums. (We’re paraphrasing what she had said in past interviews.)

On Thursday (May 28), the single unleashed another new song just a few hours ahead of her much-anticipated new album’s release.

Titled “Sour Candy,” the two-and-a-half-minutes finds Gaga joining forces with K-Pop sensation BLACKPINK.

Listen to “Sour Candy” above.

“Sour Candy” joins previously released tracks “Rain on Me” and “Stupid Love” on Lady Gaga’s upcoming sixth studio album, Chromatica.

Chromatica is due out tomorrow, Friday, May 29.

Lady Gaga joins forces with Ariana Grande for ‘Rain on Me’

UPDATE (May 22: 1:55 PM EST):

A rain-centric dance party that looks straight out of an industrial night club in the 90s?

Yup.

Check out Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s music video for “Rain on Me” above.

ORIGINAL (May 22, 9:36 AM EST):

What happens when two of pop music’s biggest stars join forces on a new song? You get one depression-busting, night-club-banging hit.

On Friday (May 22) Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande unveiled their long awaited collaboration. Titled “Rain on Me,” the three-minute track has all the making of a soon-to-be Top 20 hit that will having you dancing in your living rooms (whether you like it or not).

Like “Stupid Love,” “Rain on Me” sounds like a refined version of Gaga’s earlier albums with its dancey beats and catchy lyrics.

Listen to “Rain on Me” above.

Last week, the duo announced the released of their collaboration by unveiling the single’s album art. The cover art featured Gaga dressed up like her Chromatica character while Grande was sporting a Chromatica version of her normal outfits.

As per Gaga, the official music video for “Rain on Me” is due out later today.

“Rain on Me” will join “Stupid Love” on Lady Gaga’s upcoming sixth studio album, Chromatica. Chromatica is due out next Friday, May 29.

Neon Trees announce the release of their fourth studio album, share new single

It’s been months since Neon Trees gave fans a brand new song, but things are about to change.

On Wednesday (May 20), the Utah-founded band released a new track titled “New Best Friend.” Much like the lyric video for their not-a-comeback, comeback song “Used to Like,” the three-and-a-half-minute clip features a red, purple, and blue color scheme as the lyrics play across the screen in white.

Listen to “New Best Friend” above.

“New Best Friend” will join previously released single “Used to Like” on the quartet’s recently announced fourth studio album, I Can Feel You Forgetting Me.

The band made the formal announcement on social media by posting a simple message that reads, “Our new album. I Can Feel You Forgetting Me. June 26th” on Twitter.

Accompanying the message was a short clip that features frontman Tyler Glenn explaining what “ghosting culture” is as static plays on the screen. As his voice begins to warble, people dressed as sheet ghosts (like in the “Used to Like” music video) appear in different locations.

It looks like ghosting will play a significant role in the band’s upcoming era.

I Can Feel You Forgetting Me is the long-awaited follow-up to 2014’s Pop Psychology. The record is due out June 26.

I Can Feel You Forgetting Me is Neon Trees’ first studio album since going on, and returning from, their hiatus following the release of Pop Psychology.

While no full studio albums were released during that time, they did get back together to release two non-album singles; “Songs I Can’t Listen To” in 2015 and “Feel Good” in 2017.

The Pretty Reckless return with ‘Death By Rock and Roll’

The Pretty Reckless is back with a brand new song, just in time to jumpstart the weekend.

On Friday (May 15), the New York-found act unleashed their first new track in almost four years.

Dubbed “Death By Rock and Roll,” the new jam is just that; four minutes of hard-rocking instruments and frontwoman Taylor Momsen’s grainy voice making the listener miss the days of being in a mosh pit, sticking up their devil horns.

“In a lot of ways, this new album feels like a rebirth and our first single, ‘Death by Rock And Roll,’ represents that salvation that my favorite music brings me,” Momsen said in a press statement.

“Rock is freedom, and this song is about living life the way you want, and now that belongs to everyone who listens.”

Listen to “Death By Rock and Roll” above.

“Death By Rock and Roll” is the band’s first taste of new music since 2016’s Who You Selling For.

Back in February, Momsen revealed that the band’s new album was almost finished and would feature some “can’t miss” collaborations.

Earlier this month, the group revealed that they had joined the Fearless Records family.

We joined the Fearless Records Family! Get ready for what’s next,” the group tweeted.

While the band has spoken about their fourth studio album, they have yet to reveal its name or when it’s expected to be released.

The Killers return with ‘Fire in Bone’

“Fire in Bone” is the second single off The Killers’ upcoming sixth studio album, Imploding the Mirage. The new album is due out May 29 through the band’s longtime home of Island Records.

The new set of tunes was produced by the band alongside Foxygen’s Shawn Everett and Jonathan Rado.

The group released the record’s lead single “Caution” back in March. Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham is featured on the four-and-a-half-minute track.