The Sounds return with ‘Things We Do for Love’

It’s been seven years since the Sounds released their last studio album, but now, the group is looking to change that.

On Friday (Feb. 28), the Swedish band announced the impending release of their brand new studio album. Titled Things We Do for Love, the forthcoming release is due out May 1 through Arnioki Records.

“Write as many good songs as possible and enjoy it while you’re on a roll. We had a great time writing this one! No pressure just having fun,” explains vocalist Maja Ivarsson about the new album.

“It’s always been about being in the moment and trying to catch a good melody, chord progression, or lyrics when it comes to you.”

Things We Do for Love is the follow-up to the group’s 2013 release, Weekend.

To coincide with the new album announcement, the five-piece debuted the album’s lead single and title track of the record, “Things We Do For Love.” Listen to the dancey, indie-pop goodness here.

As if confirming that a new record was on the horizon and then giving a teaser of the new album wasn’t enough, the Sounds have also unveiled plans to embark on a United states-centric tour. Set to take place during April and May, the quintet’s upcoming intimate venue tour will include gigs in Durham, Chicago, Nashville, St. Louis, Denver, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and more.

The month-long excursion begins on April 28 at Rough Trade in Brooklyn and concludes on May 16 at the Backstage Bar in Las Vegas. Starbenders will join the Sounds throughout the 15-stop tour. The trek will also include an appearance at Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Music Festival in early May.

Once their United States-centric tour comes to an end, the band will head overseas for a summer of major headlining shows and festival appearances.

The Sounds’ complete spring 2020 United States-centric tour itinerary can be seen below.


April 28 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
April 29 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
April 30 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
May 1 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
May 2 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
May 4 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan
May 5 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
May 6 – St Louis, MO – The Ready Room
May 8 – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theatre
May 9 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
May 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
May 13 – San Diego, CA – Music Box
May 14 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy + Harriets
May 15 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
May 16 – Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar

Listen: Silverstein return with ‘Bad Habits’

With a few weeks left before they hit the North American touring circuit, Silverstein has returned with yet another new song off their upcoming new studio effort.

On Wednesday (Feb. 5), the Canadian band unleashed the second single off their tenth studio album, A Beautiful Place to Drown. Titled “Bad Habits,” the barely-three-minute tune sounds…well…like a Silverstein song. Listen to the new track above and tell us that the mesh of melodic rhythm, screams, and catchy hooks is not this group’s signature (we know we’re right).

A Beautiful Place to Drown is due out March 6 through independent record label UNFD. Pre-orders for the record are currently available for purchase here.

Silverstein’s last studio album was 2017’s Dead Reflection.

Last February, the five-piece released a retrospective album titled Redux: The First Ten Years. The compilation featured newly-recorded versions of select songs from their first four studio albums (When Broken is Easily Fixed, Discovering the Waterfront, Arrivals & Departures, and A Shipwreck in the Sand).

Later this month, the group will hit the road on their massive 20th-anniversary tour. The 33-stop outing begins on Feb. 28 at the London Music Hall in London, Ontario, and concludes a month and a half later on April 11 at the Danforth in Toronto.

The full tour itinerary can be found here.

For those attending the anniversary gigs, it looks like the group’s setlist may come in at 29 songs….or the band may just be trolling everyone.


The 1975 have a ‘Frail State of Mind’ on their new song

Ask and you shall receive…especially if you’re part of the 1975’s fan club.

On Thursday (Oct. 24), the English band unleashed another new song from their forthcoming studio album. Titled “Frail State of Mind,” the almost-four-minute track finds the group going back to their usual sound; a departure from the record’s hard-rocking lead single “People.”

Let’s just say you can definitely find hints of A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships single “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME” in “Frail State of Mind.”

As usual, the act premiered the song on Zane Lowe’s Apple Radio Beats 1 show.

Listen to the new tune above.

“Frail State of Mind” joins “People” and “The 1975” (which features a monologue from 16-year-old climate change activist and current BAMF Greta Thunberg) on the quartet’s upcoming fourth studio album.

Note on a Conditional Form is the long-awaited companion album to 2018’s A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships. Note on a Conditional Form is due out Feb. 21, 2020, through Dirty Hit / Interscope. Pre-orders are available for purchase here.

In August, the group was confirmed as one of the headliners for this year’s 104.3 The Shark’s Riptide Music Festival. The 1975 join The Killers, the Revivalists, Judah & the Lion, Catfish and the Bottleman, Jimmy Eat World, and more on this year’s roster.

Around the time of their Riptide appearance, the group will be in the middle of a short North American outing. The tour begins on Nov. 16 with a two-night engagement at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey, and concludes on Dec. 13 at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis.

After a short time off, it’s back to work, with a European tour that will find them hitting up several countries throughout February and March 2020.

The 1975’s late-2019 tour itinerary can be found here.

Simple Creatures share ‘One Little Lie’

With just a handful of days left until the release of their second official EP, Simple Creatures has decided to give fans one more song from the forthcoming album because…why the heck not.

On Monday (Oct. 7), the Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth-led act released the third single from their impending album. Titled “One Little Lie,” the song made its worldwide debut on Daniel P. Carter’s BBC Radio 1 show. This was somewhat of a surprise since the track was supposed to be released at midnight.

“Might wanna tune into the Daniel P. Carter show this evening,” co-vocalist Gaskarth tweeted Sunday morning.

Listen to “One Little Lie” above.

After the song’s debut, Gaskarth quickly returned to social media to thank Carter for giving the three-minute song some love. He also confirmed that the song was one of his favorites from the upcoming EP.

“One of my favs on EP2,” the singer wrote.

“One Little Lie” is featured on Simple Creature’s upcoming new EP, Everything Opposite (a direct lyric from the new tune).

Everything Opposite is due out this Friday, Oct. 11, through it was originally supposed to see a September release date (damnit, Skynet).

Pre-orders are still available for purchase.

“One Little Lie” joins previously released songs, “Thanks I Hate It,” and “Special,” as well as “Need Me,” “The Wolf,” and “NVM” on Everything Opposite.

In non-Simple Creatures news, Hoppus, along with the rest of Blink-182, released their much-anticipated follow-up to 2016’s California last month. NINE was met with a lot of mixed reviews (and man do we mean mixed), but it has managed to do well on the charts.

The album debuted at the number three spot on the Billboard 200 chart and earned the top spot on the US Rock Albums, US Alternative Albums, US Tastemakers Albums, and US Vinyl Albums charts.

As for Gaskarth and the rest of All Time Low, the group recently announced a handful of shows to celebrate the tenth anniversary of 2009’s Nothing Personal. To coincide with the album’s anniversary, the band returned to the RedBull Studios to record a newer version of the 12-track album.

It’s Still Nothing Personal: A Ten Year Tribute is due out Nov. 8. Pre-orders are now available on the act’s website.

Foster the People slow things down on ‘Imagination’

Foster the People are back and ready to give fans another new song.

On Friday (June 21), the California-founded band shared their new track, “Imagination.” The over-four-minute tune finds the group toning down the electronics of past and channeling heartbreak with its lyrics. Listen to “Imagination” above.

“Imagination” comes days after the group announced plans to release a new song by week’s end. They took to social media to share a snippet of the song with the words “Just you in my imagination,” a lyric from the track.

To coincide with the new song’s release, the band launched their “Imagination” contest, where fans were encouraged to send in designs inspired by the song’s lyrics.

“We’ll pick some of our favorites to be featured as part of the artwork on Spotify, and one design will be used as a limited edition merch piece (where the designer will get a share of the profit),” the group tweeted.

“Imagination” is Foster the People’s third non-album track to be released. In March they dropped “Style,” and at the tail end of 2018, the group shared their chart-topping single “Worst Nites.” While the act has yet to announce a new album, we’re sure that all three tracks will find a home on the act’s fourth studio effort.

Foster the People’s last studio album was 2017’s Sacred Hearts Club. Though the 12-track studio effort was met with mostly mixed reviews, it peaked at the number 47 spot on the Billboard 200 chart and the number eight spot on the Billboard Top Alternative albums chart.

Sacred Heart Club features two alternative radio hits, “Sit Next to Me” and “Doing it for the Money.”

Carly Rae Jepsen shares disco-inspired ‘Julien’

Carly Rae Jepsen has returned with her ode to someone named Julien. On Friday (April 19), the Canadian pop star unleashed the latest single from her upcoming fourth studio effort; a song titled “Julien.” The disco-inspired track confirms what longtime fans of the singer have known for some time; that she knows how to put out solid pop songs.

“‘Julien’ is the song that taught me the heart and direction of this album,” Jepsen posted on Twitter. “Couldn’t keep him for myself any longer.”

Listen to the almost four-minute tune above.

“Julien” joins previously released tracks “Now That I Found You,” “No Drug Like Me,” and “Party of One” on Dedicated. Earlier this month, it was unknown whether “Party of One” would be included on the album after an unofficial tracklist was shared online. Jepsen confirmed the song’s status earlier this week when she posted the record’s official tracklist.

Dedicated is due out May 17 through Schoolboy / Interscope Records. Pre-orders for Dedicated are currently available on Jepsen’s website. Jepsen’s last full-length record was 2015’s smash hit, E•MO•TION.

Jepsen previously announced plans to embark on a 30-stop tour later this year. The Dedicated tour begins June 27 at the House of Blues in Anaheim and concludes on Aug. 10 at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. The full list of tour dates can be found here.


1. “Julien”
2. “No Drug Like Me”
3. “Now That I Found You”
4. “Want You In My Room”
5. “Everything He Needs”
6. “Happy Not Knowing”
7. “I’ll Be Your Girl”
8. “Too Much”
9. “The Sound”
10. “Automatically In Love”
11. “Feels Right (feat. Electric Guest)”
12. “Right Words Wrong Time”
13. “Real Love”
14. “For Sure”
15. “Party For One”

311 announce summertime release of their 13th studio album ‘Voyager’

311 already announced plans to hit the touring circuit this summer and now it looks like they’ll have a new set of tunes to bring on the road. On Friday (April 12), the Nebraska-founded band confirmed the forthcoming release of their 13th studio album. Titled Voyager, the new studio effort is due out June 28 through BMG.

“Our albums have become almost like a captain’s log documenting our band’s ongoing voyage through musical styles, while also capturing our feelings and life experiences,” vocalist/guitarist Nick Hexum explains in a press statement.

“With each album, 311 continues to voyage, explore and push our musicality into new dimensions.”

He adds: “I think this album is very eclectic, from simple songs to wild studio adventures that get into weird, stoney outer-space material. It’s another step forward for us and we love the adventure, love the journey, love the process and we can’t wait for people to hear it.”

Voyager is the follow-up to 2017’s Mosaic.

The upcoming album, which features 13 new tracks, finds the band enlisting pop-punk super-producer John Feldmann and longtime collaborator Scotch Ralston to produce the album; Feldmann produced four tracks while Ralston produced the other nine.

In addition to the new album announcement, the band also released two new tracks from Voyager: “Good Feeling” and “Don’t You Worry.”

Listen to “Good Feeling” above while “Don’t You Worry” can be streamed here.

Pre-orders for Voyager are now available on the group’s website. All pre-orders come with instant downloads of both tracks.

If that wasn’t enough, 311 also revealed that everyone who pre-orders the album is automatically eligible to win numerous 311 prizes including concert tickets, meet & greet passes, handwritten lyrics, autographed goods, and more.

311 previously announced plans to embark on a massive summer tour alongside the Dirty Heads. The 34-stop trek begins on July 2 at the Rose Music Center at The Heights in Huber Heights, Ohio and concludes on Aug. 20 at the USANA Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City. The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Listen: Bring Me the Horizon share the love with ‘Mother Tongue’

Bring Me the Horizon’s new album is due out in a couple of days, but that’s not stopping the group from unleashing another new song from the forthcoming release. On Tuesday (Jan. 22), the United Kingdom-founded band premiered their fourth single from their sixth studio album, Amo.

Titled “Mother Tongue,” the five-piece headed over to Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1 to exclusively premiere the new three-and-a-half-minute track. For those hoping that the new song would find the band returning to their hardcore roots, you will not find that in this song. Sticking to a more mellow and piano-driven sound, there’s no hint of hardcore Bring Me the Horizon this time around.

As per frontman Oli Skyes, this song is through and through a love song that was inspired by this wife.

“It’s probably the most gushing, out there, just straight-up love song we’ve ever written,” says Sykes.

“This was one of the easier ones to write because it was positive. It’s about when I first met my new wife and she’s from Brazil, and she didn’t speak so much English. She talked a lot better than my Portuguese, but from the very start, we had a really, really strong connection and it was just a crazy time. And this song’s just talking about those experiences, which they just stick in my head. So, that was really one of the easier ones to write about.”

Listen to “Mother Tongue” above.

“Mother Tongue” will join previously released tracks “Medicine,” “Wonderful Life” featuring Cradle of Filth’s Dani Filth, and lead single “MANTRA” on Bring Me the Horizon’s upcoming sixth studio album, AmoAmo is due out Jan. 25 through Sony. Pre-orders for the new record are currently available on the band’s website.

In support of Amo’s release, the band will embark on a month-long North American tour later this week. The North American leg of the “First Love” tour will begin on Jan. 23 at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville and conclude a couple of weeks later on Feb. 19 at the Joint in Las Vegas. The tour will include support from Thrice and the Fever 333.

The complete list of upcoming tour stops can be found here.

The Killers drop politically charged song ‘Land of the Free’

The Killers - Land of the Free cover art

UPDATE – Jan. 14, 2019 (5:15 p.m. ET):

Just a few hours after unleashing the audio for their new, politically-charged song “Land of the Free,” the Killers have unleashed the music video for the new track.

Watch the almost-five-minute, Spike Lee-directed clip below.

ORIGINAL – Jan. 14, 2019 (1:32 p.m. ET):

When you think of politically outspoken bands, your thoughts may go to some famous acts like Rage Against the Machine, Anti-Flag, and Green Day. Well, it looks like you can now officially add the Killers to that list because the four-piece just released a new, politically-inspired song. On Monday (Jan. 14), the Las Vegas-founded group released their first new song in over a year, “Land of the Free.”

The track comes a day after the quartet took to social media to announce plans to release “something new” on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show on Monday.

While speaking with listeners, frontman Brandon Flowers explains what inspired the band’s new surprise song.

“I think it’s a very important time right now and enough was enough is basically where it comes from,” Flowers begins.

“It started in my mind around when Sandy Hook happened and as a father how that affected me. And then it just started stacking up. It was things like Eric Garner. Trayvon Martin. Things like what’s happening at the wall. You know, this stuff just didn’t seem to be in harmony with the values I believe my country was founded on.

He continues: “I would start the song and then put it away and say ‘I’m not the guy to do this.’ You know, ‘I feel inadequate.’ You know, waiting for somebody to write this song. And then, it just piled up and I finally just…Las Vegas…Orlando…Parkland it just kept coming, it was like ‘I have to get this out.'”

Listen to “Land of the Free” here.

“Land of the Free” was recorded at the band’s Battle Born Studios and was produced by Jacknife Lee with additional gospel vocals by (vocal co-arranger) Lynn Mabry, Dorian Holley, Will Wheaton, Sherree Patrice Brown, Akasha Mabry and the Killers’ touring vocalists Amanda Brown, Danielle René Withers, and Erica Canales.

“Land of the Free” is a standalone single, but it does not mean that the band is not working on new music. In the same interview, Flowers revealed that the group may release some new music as early as late-2019/early-2020.

“In a perfect world, I could see the end of the year having something, but it’s probably more likely that it would be early 2020.”

The Killers’ last studio album was 2017’s Wonderful, Wonderful.