Listen: 5 Seconds of Summer give ‘Youngblood’ acoustic treatment

Now that the release of their third studio album is only a handful of days away, the guys from 5 Seconds of Summer are putting their press appearances into overdrive. On Tuesday (June 12), the Australian band headed over to BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge to perform two songs; an acoustic version of their album’s title track and current single “Youngblood” and a cover of Alice Merton’s breakout single “No Roots.”

Watch the quartet’s acoustic rendition of “Youngblood” above while their cover of “No Roots” can be found here.

Earlier this month, 5 Seconds of Summer surprised fans by announcing they had decided to move up the release date of their forthcoming album by a week. Taking to Twitter, frontman Luke Hemmings posted “Youngblood is now out June 15. This is not a drill.”

Originally, the group’s first new album in nearly three years was set to be released on June 22, but due to popular demand, the group decided to unleash the album a week ahead of time.

For those who have yet to order the impending release, pre-orders are still available on all digital music platforms.

In support of Youngblood‘s release, the band will hit the North American road this fall. The North American leg of the “Meet You There” tour will begin on Aug. 27 at RBC Echo Beach in Toronto and conclude about a month and a half later on Oct. 12 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Tickets for the upcoming tour are currently available on the band’s website while the complete list of tour dates can be found here.

5 Seconds of Summer share acoustic version of ‘Want You Back’

Almost two weeks after unleashing the music video for their latest single, 5 Seconds of Summer are back with the acoustic version of the track. On Friday (April 6), the Australian band shared with fans their simplistic clip for the acoustic version of “Want You Back.” The barely three-minute clip finds the guys arranged in a circle in what appears to be a dimly lit living room.

In the middle of the circle is a camera that pans on each member throughout the video. Much like the music video for the original version of the tune, the guys are illuminated by a rainbow-color of lights. Watch the video for the acoustic version of “Want You Back” above.

The acoustic version of “Want You Back” is currently available on Spotify for streaming.

“Want You Back” is the first single off 5 Seconds of Summer’s much-anticipated third studio album. The new record will reportedly see a release time frame of 2018, though an official title and release date have yet to be announced. At the present time, the band and their fanbase are referring to the new record as “5SOS3.”

In support of the new record, the band announced back in late February that they had plans to hit the road during the spring months for their 5SSO3 World Tour. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Listen to Thrice’s acoustic version of ‘Black Honey’

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It’s been a few months since Thrice released their new album, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere, and began touring behind the new release. Now, three months after the record hit stores, the band has given fans the chance to watch an exclusive acoustic performance of “Black Honey.” On Wednesday (Aug. 17), the official video of frontman Dustin Kensrue and guitarist Teppei Teranishi performing the acoustic version of the track was uploaded onto YouTube by Sixthman.

The original performance took place on June 10 at Sixthman’s offices in Atlanta, but has just been uploaded onto the video-sharing site. In addition to “Black Honey,” the duo also performed other tracks as part of the Sixthman Sessions; a series created to celebrate Sixthman’s 15-year anniversary as industry leaders in music festivals at sea. Watch the performance below.

Thrice has been keeping busy since the release of To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere. Earlier this summer, they embarked on the first leg of their North American tour for the album. Currently, they are across the pond, touring, and will return in mid-September for the second leg of their North American tour.

The second leg of the tour is set to kick off on Sept. 15 at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco and wrap up a little under a month later on Oct. 8 at the Norvo in Los Angeles, CA. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

THRICE FALL TOUR DATES:

Sept. 15 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
Sept. 16 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Sept. 17 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
Sept. 18 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Sept. 20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Sept. 22 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Sept. 23 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Sept. 24 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Sept. 25 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
Sept. 27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Sept. 28 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Sept. 29 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
Sept. 30 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Oct. 01 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Oct. 02 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
Oct. 04 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
Oct. 05 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Oct. 06 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Oct. 07 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
Oct. 08 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo

Sleeping with Sirens Formally Announce Acoustic Album

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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.

LIVE AND UNPLUGGED TRACK LIST:

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”

Sleeping with Sirens Release Acoustic Music Video for “Gold”

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It’s been a week or so since Sleeping with Sirens frontman Kellin Quinn all but confirmed that the Orlando-based band would be releasing an acoustic album some time this year. Last week, the group confirmed the information when they released an acoustic music video for their track, “Gold.” The studio version of the track is featured on the band’s recently released album, Madness. The video features the band performing the song acoustically in front of an intimate audience while clips of them behind-the-scenes are interwoven with the live performance. Watch the music video below.

Currently, the only confirmed information for the acoustic album is its title, Live and Unplugged. Aside from that, it looks like an acoustic version of “Who Are You Now” from 2011’s Let’s Cheer to This and a cover of Sublime’s “Santeria” might make it onto the album. One thing is for sure, the band promises that more information will be unveiled this Friday, Feb. 19.

Last week, Quinn took to Periscope for a chat with fans. During the chat, he revealed that the band is already beginning the early stages of a creating a new album. In the chat, he also revealed that the sound of the new material will be different from what fans have gotten used to. “It’s definitely going to be focused on us re-branding and thinking about our music in terms of what we really want to do with it,” explained Quinn. “I think when you’re making music and you’re expected to do certain things with your band, you kinda lose your touch and your focus. I definitely think this record is us getting back to who we are; getting back to concentrating on the music itself.”

The Wonder Years Unveil In-Store Acoustic Performances

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How do you follow-up the news that you will be releasing a new album in a couple of months? Why head out on a tour of course. But not just any kind of tour; an in-store acoustic tour.

The Wonder Years has announced just that. The band just revealed their plans to head out on an in-store acoustic performance tour slated to begin on Aug. 29 at Fingerprints in Long Beach, CA. On the same day, they will then make their way to Rhino Records in Claremont, CA. The short acoustic tour will then wrap up two weeks later on Sept. 10 at Newbury Comics in Boston.

The full list of tour dates can be seen below as well as the official tour poster for the event.

THE WONDER YEARS ACOUSTIC IN-STORE SHOWS:

Aug. 29 – Long Beach, CA @ Fingerprints
Aug. 29 – Claremont, CA @ Rhino Records
Aug. 30 – Las Vegas, NV @ Zia Records
Aug. 31 – Chicago, IL @ Shuga Records
Sept. 1 – Dearborn, MI @ Dearborn Music
Sept. 2 – Columbus, OH @ Magnolia Thunderpussy
Sept. 3 – Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Gallery of Sound
Sept. 4 – Doylestown, PA @ Siren Records
Sept. 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ FYE
Sept. 5 – Baltimore, MD @ Sound Garden
Sept. 6 – Fords, NJ @ Vintage Vinyl
Sept. 7 – West Babylon, NY @ Looney Tunes
Sept. 9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade Records
Sept. 10 – Boston, MA @ Newbury Comics

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The Wonder Year’s new album, No Closer to Heaven, is set to be released on Sept. 2, the same day as their show at Magnolia Thunderpussy in Columbus, OH.

A few weeks ago, the band announced that a portion of proceeds from the pre-orders of No Closer to Heaven will be donated to four different charities; Puppies Behind Bars, Futures Without violence, The Herren Project, and After-School All-Stars. As they explained in a video, the buyer will have the option to pick between the four charities during the check out process and that’s where a portion of their contribution will be sent. For more information about the charities or to pre-order the record, you can head to The Wonder Year’s website.

Sleeping with Sirens to Head Out on Acoustic Tour

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How does a band that was on a world tour just a month ago follow-up the lengthy trek? By going back on tour, of course.

Sleeping with Sirens announced last night on Facebook that they will be following up their ultra successful co-headlining tour (with Pierce the Veil) by going on another, shorter North American tour. The adventure had been named the “We Like it Quiet Acoustic Tour,” a take on one of their new songs off of Madness, “We Like it Loud.”

The tour will not only feature the Florida band, but also The Summer Set and Nick Santino, formerly of Rocket to the Moon.

Tickets for the show will go on sale beginning today, at 2 p.m. EST on Sleeping with Sirens’ website.

The tour will kick off on June 4 at San Diego’s SOMA and wrap up a couple of weeks later on June 22 in Sleeping with Sirens’ hometown of Orlando at The Social.

Full tour dates can be seen below as well as the tour’s official poster.

WE LIKE IT QUIET ACOUSTIC TOUR DATES:

6/04 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
6/05 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
6/07 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
6/10 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
6/12 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
6/13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
6/14 – New York City, NY – Studio @ Webster
6/16 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East
6/17 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
6/18 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
6/19 – Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim Center
6/22 – Orlando, FL – The Social

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New Found Glory Acoustic Set at F.Y.E.

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New Found Glory treating hometown fans to an acoustic performance at F.Y.E. at Sawrgrass Mills Mall in Sunrise, FL (Oct. 11) as part of their in-store tour in conjunction with the Glamour Kills Tour.

Manchester Orchestra Give Fans ‘HOPE’

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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.

UPCOMING MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA TOUR DATES feat. Chris Staples:

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

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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