Lights announces acoustic album

Lights might currently be in the middle of the ocean as one of the many artists on the 2016 PARAHOY! cruise, but it sounds like she left some good news for her fans before boarding the ship. On Friday (March 4), the Canadian singer announced that she would be releasing a follow-up to her 2014 album, Little Machines. The upcoming record will be an acoustic album titled Midnight Machines and will feature six tracks from Little Machines as well as two new songs.

In honor of the announcement, the singer released the music video for her lead single, “Meteorites.” “Midnight Machines is more than just an acoustic record, it’s a complete reinvention of some of the songs from Little Machines. I worked with a string section and my band to create this ultra vibey, late night version. Making the video for ‘Meteorites’ was almost as interesting to work on because I had to learn the song backwards and sped up to create the slow surreality of the shots.”

Check out the music video for “Meteorites” below as well as the track list for Midnight Machines.


1. “Up We Go”
2. “Same Sea”
3. “Follow You Down”
4. “Meteorites”
5. “Don’t Go Home Without Me”
6. “Running With The Boys”
7. “Head Cold”
8. “Muscle Memory”
Midnight Machines is set to be released on April 8 through Warner Bros. Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available on Lights’ website.

Sleeping with Sirens Formally Announce Acoustic Album


Sleeping with Sirens’ acoustic album will be heading our way this spring. On Friday (Feb. 19), as promised by the band, the group formally announced the release of their upcoming, acoustic album. The record, as it was reported earlier in the week, will be titled Live and Unplugged. The record is set to be released on April 8 through Epitaph Records.

Currently, pre-orders for the album are available on the band’s website. Those who pre-order the record now, will receive an instant download of the  acoustic version of “Gold” as well as “a second grat download” on March 11.

Each of the songs that will be featured on the album were recorded during the band’s “We Like it Quiet Acoustic Tour” which took place last fall. “Our live dynamic is very different (in a good way) compared to our studio sound,” explained frontman Kellin Quinn. “We wanted to give our fans a live experience that they could relive at home over and over! Very proud of this album.”

Check out the track list for Live and Unplugged below which features the acoustic version of “Gold” as well as “Who Are You Now” and a cover of Sublime’s “Santeria” which Quinn had teased last month on Instagram.


1. “With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear”
2. “If I’m James Dean, You’re Audrey”
3. “Gold”
4. “The Strays”
5. “Free Now”
6. “Who Are You Now”
7. “Go Go Go”
8. “Santeria”
9. “Save Me A Spark”
10. “Iris”
11. “If You Can’t Hang”

Manchester Orchestra Give Fans ‘HOPE’


Manchester Orchestra have just revealed the news that they have been teasing at and it revolves around their recently released album, COPE.

The Georgia-based band revealed that they have released a new record titled HOPE, the acoustic version of COPE.

Vinyls for the acoustic record are slated to be released in November, but for those that can’t wait that long, the band are currently streaming the record on Spotify which can be accessed below while the digital version of the record can be obtained today.

In support of the acoustic record, we assume, the band will be heading out on an intimate and short tour across the United States with Chris Staples.

Tour dates can be seen after the Spotify stream.


10/31/14 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre

11/04/14 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn

11/06/14 – Tempe, AZ – Mesa Arts Center

11/07/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

11/08/14 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour

12/03/14 – Chicago, IL – Irish American Heritage Center

12/06/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Temple Performing Arts Center

12/07/14 – New Haven, CT – Center Church on the Green

12/08/14 – Somerville, MA – Arts At The Armory

12/09/14 – Brooklyn, NY – The Bell House

12/11/14 – Charleston, SC – Memminger Auditorium

12/12/14 – Durham, NC – Hayti Heritage Center

12/13/14 – McMinnville, TN – Volcano Room of Cumberland Cavern

Manchester Orchestra released COPE back at the beginning of April through the band’s own independent record label, Favorite Gentlemen.

MxPx to Release Acoustic Album


Fans of MXPX now have something to look forward to; the band announced last week their plans to release an acoustic album feature several of their songs.

The acoustic album comes around the time that the band will celebrate their 22nd anniversary of being together, though they have been on break for a little bit.

Singer Mike Herrera produced the album in his studio with the help of Stephen Egerton, the guitarist of The Descendents  as well as Emily Whitehurt of Survival Guide who lent her vocals to several tracks on the album including “Tomorrow is Another Day,” Secret Weapon,” and Buildings Tumble.”

When asked about what led to the decision to make this album, Herrera admitted that part of it was because the fans had requested it.

“This was a request record from our fans. We’ve been asked hundreds of times to release an acoustic album and we finally have complied, just in time for our 22nd anniversary milestone. Most of these I’ve been performing live acoustically for a while now, but I rearranged some of them specifically for this release, giving the songs a whole new perspective and feel. Although these are studio-quality performances, I really tried to keep the overall sound of the production reined in and focused on the crux of the songs. All the tracks are my favorite ones to do acoustically.”

For now, you can pre-order the album over at the band’s BandCamp page where you will receive “Let it Happen” immediately after ordering the album.

The track list for the record can be seen below and don’t forget to check out Herrera while he performs at the Acoustic Basement stage for the next two weeks.

Acoustic Collection:
1. Doing Time
2. Tomorrow Is Another Day
3. You’re On Fire
4. Let It Happen
5. Never Better Than Now
6. My Mom Still Cleans My Room
7. Secret Weapon
8. Drowning
9. Buildings Tumble
10. Aces Up
11. For Always
12. Punk Rawk Show