Listen: Blink-182 gets aggressive on ‘6/8’

Blink-182’s California deluxe edition is a set to drop in a couple of weeks, but that’s not stopping the trio from treating fans to another new song from it. On Thursday (April 28), the California boys unleashed their fourth new song off the re-issue. The new track is titled “6/8” and yes, it is a direct reference to the song’s time signature. According to a post on Blink’s official Twitter, the new track is not only the strangest song they’re ever recorded, they also unanimously admit that it happens to be one of their favorites because of the aggression behind it. Listen to “6/8” above.

“6/8” will join “Misery,” “Parking Lot,” and the recently released “Can’t Get You More Pregnant” on the upcoming re-release. The deluxe edition of California is set to be released on May 19 through BMG. The deluxe version of the album will not only include all 16 tracks featured on the original album, but also an acoustic version of “Bored to Death” and 11 new tracks.

Pre-orders for the deluxe edition of California are currently available on Blink-182’s website here. Those who pre-order the album ahead of time will be given downloads of “Parking Lot,” “Misery,” “Can’t Get You More Pregnant,” and “6/8.”

In support of the re-issue, Blink-182 announced a massive tour schedule back in February. Currently, the group are in the final weeks of the tour. Last night, they invaded the Knoxville Civic Coliseum in Knoxville, Tennessee while their next show will take place on Tuesday, May 2, at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, Florida. The remaining tour dates can be found here.

Listen: Imagine Dragons drop new tune

It’s been months since Imagine Dragons dropped their high-on-radio-rotation and catchy-as-heck song, “Believer.” On Thursday (April 27), the Las Vegas-founded band followed up the hit song by debuting another new track. The new song is titled “Thunder” and like many of their previously released singles, sounds like it will be a radio staple just like “Roots,” “Demons,” and “Radioactive.” Listen to the new, three-minute track above.

“Thunder” is the second new song Imagine Dragons has released in 2017. Lead single “Believer” was released in January while the music video for the clip which featured Rocky actor, Dolph Lundgren fighting frontman Dan Reynolds, was released back in March. the band is currently in the middle of recording their third studio album which will be the follow-up to 2015’s Smoke + Mirrors. While the band has yet to confirm it, it is believe that both “Believer” and “Thunder” will be included on their still-untitled new album.

For those who are digging “Thunder,” the new song is currently available on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Google Play, and Spotify.

Eighteen Visions confirm reunion with new album and single

After months of teasing fans that a slew of good news was heading their way in the near future, Eighteen Visions has kept their promise by unveiling three huge announcements. On Thursday (April 20), the California-founded band revealed that they will be releasing their sixth studio album this summer through their new record label home. The upcoming record, which has been titled XVIII, is set to be released on June 2 through their new home of Rise Records.

In addition to the new record announcement, the band has also unleashed the first single off the upcoming release; a track titled “Oath.” The music video for “Oath” can be seen above. Pre-orders for XVIII are currently available here. The band is offering a total of eight bundles as well as the record in CD, vinyl, and digital forms.

As if a new album, song, and record label home was not enough, the group has also revealed that they will reunite on the stage for the first time in ten years. The group’s official on stage reunion will double as a record release show at The Observatory in their hometown of Orange County, California. If the reunion’s time and place sounds familiar, it’s because the band’s last performance together took place in late April 2007 in Orange County.

Back in February, rumors of an Eighteen Visions’ reunion began when James Hart, Keith Barney, and Trevor Friedrich launched an Instagram account for the band. The first post on the new account was an image with a message that read “the countdown begins.” In what was not a coincidence, Hart, Barney, and Friedrich uploaded the same exact image on their social media accounts.

Igniting more rumors of an inevitable reunion and new record, the trio shared some footage of them in a studio as well as a 15-second clip of a new song. Soon after, they confirmed that Mick Kenney was tapped to produce, mix, and master the impending release.

According to the band, one of their new songs will be titled “Live Again” and is dedicated to their late bassist Mick Morris who passed away in 2013 due to a pre-existing heart condition.

XVIII is the follow-up to the group’s no-longer-final album, 2006’s Eighteen Visions.

Rise Against confirms new album by unleashing new single

When Rise Against announced that they would be hitting the road in the summer, some fans were quick to assume that they would be releasing some new tunes in conjunction with the tour. On Thursday (April 20), the Chicago-founded band confirmed that they will release their eighth studio album in June. The new record is titled Wolves and is set to be released on June 9 through Virgin Records.

In addition to the new album confirmation, the band has also released the lead single from the record, “The Violence.” Listen to “The Violence” above. Pre-orders for Wolves is currently available on the band’s website here.

Wolves found the Illinois boys moving to Nashville to record the new record which was produced by Nick Raskulinecz whose resume boosts bands like the Foo Fighters, Mastodon, and summer 2017 tour mates, the Deftones. In statement, frontman Tim McIlrath revealed the effect moving to Tennessee to record the album had on the band.

“Living in Nashville drove home that we can’t just focus on our differences. If we can stop and talk to each other, face to face, we might realize our common ground. We are all wolves in the same pack, circling at the gates.”

In support of Wolves, Rise Against announced two free shows before kicking off their massive joint summer excursion with the Deftones and Thrice. The group’s upcoming summer tour will now kick off with two new stops; one on Friday, April 21, at the House of Vans in Chicago and the other on Monday, April 24, at the House of Vans in Brooklyn. Both House of Vans shows are free with fans given the chance to RSVP to either show ahead of time. To RSVP for the Chicago date, click here and for the Brooklyn date, click here. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

Wolves is the follow-up to the group’s 2013 release, The Black Market.

RISE AGAINST 2017 TOUR DATES:

04/21 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Vans
04/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ House Of Vans
04/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
05/07 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Teatro Flores
05/09 – Santiago, Chile @ Moviestar Arena
05/11 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil @ Serraria Souza Pinto
05/12 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil @ Vivo Rio
05/13 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Maximus Festival
05/16 – Iztacalco, Mexico @ Pabellon Cuervo
05/18 – San Jose, Costa Rica @ Peppers Club
06/09 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion At Northerly Island *
06/10 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Theater At Freedom Hill *
06/11 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage *
06/13 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon At Jones Beach Theater *
06/16 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion *
06/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier At Penn’s Landing *
06/18 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater *
06/20 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre *
06/22 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre *
06/23 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater *
06/24 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place Amphitheater *
06/26 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *
06/27 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion *
06/28 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater *
06/30 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center *
07/01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater *
07/03 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre *
07/06 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion *
07/07 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre *
07/08 – Las Vegas, NV @ Downtown Las Vegas Events Center *
07/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion *
07/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Exposition Hall

* with Deftones and Thrice

Listen: Blink-182 troll with ‘Can’t Get You More Pregnant’

For the third time in two months, Blink-182 has released yet another new song from their upcoming California re-issue. On Wednesday (April 12), the California-founded band unleashed a new song is titled “Can’t Get You More Pregnant.” The track, very much like “Built This Pool” off the original California record, is a 35-second tune that ends almost as quickly as it begins. The track’s simple lyrics are “I can’t get you more pregnant, but if you’re worried at all, I can take care of myself.” Listen to “Can’t Get You More Pregnant” above. If you dig the short track, Blink-182 is currently offering it as a free download on their website.

“I Can’t Get You More Pregnant” will join previously released tracks “Misery” and “Parking Lot” on the deluxe edition of California. The deluxe edition of California is set to be released on May 19 through BMG. The deluxe version of the album will not only include all 16 tracks featured on the original release, but also an acoustic version of “Bored to Death” and 11 new tracks including the re-release’s lead single, “Parking Lot.”

Pre-orders for the deluxe edition of  California are currently available on Blink-182’s website here. Those who pre-order the album ahead of time will be given an instant download of “Parking Lot,” “Misery,” and now, “Can’t Get You More Pregnant.”

In support of the re-issue, Blink-182 announced a massive tour schedule back in February. The upcoming tour will kick off on March 22 at the Austin 360 Amphitheater in Austin, Texas and wrap up about a month and a half later on May 9 at the UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans. Hitting the road alongside the pop-punk trio will be The Naked and the Famous and Wavves. Currently, the bands are on a little bit of a hiatus, with the excursion picking up again on April 19 at the Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. The remaining Blink-182 tour itinerary can be seen here.

Jack White unveils surprise new song

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Jack White is probably one of the busiest musicians in the world. When he’s not writing music for his slew of bands or hitting the road for his own solo stuff, the singer can be found helping other musicians with their own music. On Friday (April 7), White proved once again why he may be one of the hardest working artists in the music world with the release of a brand new song. Surprising long-time fans, White unleashed a brand new song titled “Battle Cry”; his first new solo material since the release of 2014’s Lazaretto.

Currently, there is no word from White on whether this song will be a stand-alone single or if it’s a teaser of what to expect from this upcoming third studio album. Back in March, the musician spoke with The New Yorker about his new album, the direction he hopes to take with the new material, and how the recording process is going.

As it turns out, the White Stripes head-honcho has been recording his new material on a reel-to-reel tape machine that he bought when he was 14 years old with money he made from mowing lawns. But that isn’t all the readers were treated to in the interview. White also touched on how he wants to write songs similar to how Michael Jackson used to write songs.

“I’m going to try to write songs where I can’t be heard by the next-door neighbor,” the singer begins. “I want to write like Michael Jackson would write — instead of writing parts on the instruments or humming melodies, you think of them. To do everything in my head and to do it in silence and use only one room.”

To read his complete interview, head on over to The New Yorker here while you listen to “Battle Cry” below.

Listen: Bleachers unleash new single ‘Don’t Take the Money’

A day or so after teasing a brand new song was on the horizon, Bleachers has officially come through with the new track. On Friday (March 31), the Jack Antonoff-led act released their first new single since their 2014 debut, Strange Desire. Instead of giving fans the track outright, Antonoff sent fans on a scavenger hunt in New York City. The scavenger hunt led to an Antonoff piñata in Union Square filled with USBs that contained the brand new song.

The new song is titled “Don’t Take the Money” and features backing vocals from Lorde. Funny enough, Lorde not only contributed vocals to the song, but she also helped Antonoff write the song according to a tweet from the fun. guitarist. This isn’t the first time, or the last we can assume, the duo has worked together; co-produced Lorde’s sophomore album Melodrama. Listen to “Don’t Take the Money” above.

“‘Don’t Take the Money’ is a phrase I say in my head all the time. It has nothing to do with actual money. It means to follow the light. Don’t ignore a gut feeling,” explains Antonoff in Twitter post.

“Don’t take the money.’ I repeat it to myself when I’m trying to stay on track. Specifically in this song I’m writing about my relationship and the verse and chorus run quickly through the past and the fight leading to the euphoria of seeing the light with someone else.”

“Don’t Take the Money” will be featured on Bleachers’ yet-to-be-titled sophomore album. The new record will reportedly be released sometime in 2017, but with this single’s release, it may be closer than we all thought.