Panic! at the Disco drop stoner-influenced tune ‘King of the Clouds’

With less than a week until the release of their sixth studio album, Panic! at the Disco have decided to give fans one more song to hold them over until Friday. On Monday (June 18), the Las Vegas-founded band premiered another new song from their forthcoming record, Pray for the Wicked. Titled “King of the Clouds,” the new song was written during a weed-induced gathering featuring frontman Brendon Urie, Death of a Bachelor producer Jake Sinclair, and frequent collaborator Sam Hollander just as the record’s deadline was about to hit.

“So this song almost didn’t make the album because it was a deadline issue,” Urie explained to Apple Beats DJ Zane Lowe.

“So the day before the deadline of the record, right, [I] had to have everything in so they can make their plans of marketing, distribution, the whole deal…I had to give them all this information. Around midnight, I get a text and Jake [Sinclair]’s ‘I’m coming over to your house tomorrow.’ Okay. That’s all I get. So I wake up. Seven AM. He comes over around nine and we start working on this song and I’m like ‘Dude, this is the dopest song I have ever heard. This is so cool! What the hell?!”

As it turns out, during a previous weed-induced gathering, Urie was going on about Carl Sagan, the 11th dimension, and showing those in attendance videos about it. While he was discussing this with this guests, Hollander and Sinclair had been sneakily writing down everything the singer was saying which eventually became the lyrics to “King of the Clouds.” Watch the full interview with Lowe here.

“King of the Clouds” will join previously released tunes “High Hopes,” “(F**k A) Silver Lining,” and current single, “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” on Pray for the Wicked. The new record is due out this Friday, June 22, through Fueled by Ramen/DCD2.

In support of the new album, the band will kick off the first leg of their Pray for the Wicked North American tour next month. The trek will begin on July 11 at the Target Center in Minneapolis and conclude a little over a month later on Aug. 18 at the T-Mobile Arena in the group’s hometown of Las Vegas. The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Listen: Charlie Puth unleashes ‘The Way I Am’

With a week left until the release of his much-anticipated sophomore album, Charlie Puth is giving fans one more new song to hold them over until the album is securely in their hands (or mobile devices). On Thursday (May 3), the New York-based singer unveiled his fourth official single from Voicenotes; “The Way I Am.” Listen to the new song above.

“The Way I Am” will join previously release singles “Attention,” “How Long,” and “Done for Me” on the musician’s forthcoming new record. Both “How Long” and “Attention” have been certified platinum. The new album will also include a song featuring legendary R&B vocal group, Boyz II Men (“If You Leave Me Now”) and a new tune featuring James Taylor (“Change”).

Voicenotes will be released on May 11 through Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available on Puth’s website hereVoicenotes is the highly anticipated follow-up to the musician’s 2016, RIAA-certified platinum debut album, Nine Track Mind.

In support of the upcoming release, Puth announced a massive summertime tour late alst year. The Voicenotes tour will kick off on July 11 at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, Ontario and conclude a month and a half later on Sept. 1 at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida. The complete list of upcoming summer tour dates can be found here.

A Perfect Circle welcomes the new year with new song

This past weekend, A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan teased fans on social media by telling them to have their “headphones ready Tuesday morning” because there could be a possibility of a “New Year’s treat.” On Tuesday (Jan. 2), as promised, the California-founded supergroup unleashed a brand new song titled “Disillusioned.” Listen to the new, almost-six-minute song above.

“Disillusioned” will join previously released single “The Doomed” on A Perfect Circle’s much-anticipated fourth album. Back in October of 2017, the five-piece officially unveiled “The Doomed”; their first new song in almost four years. Shortly after unveiling the audio for the new song, the band returned with its black-and-white video.

The upcoming new album, which has yet to formally get a release date or a title, will be the group’s first new record in 14 years. Even though the record has yet to be given an official release date, speculations have begun that the album will see a tentative release time frame of the second quarter of 2018. A Perfect Circle’s last studio album was 2004’s eMOTIVe.

In support of the still-not-titled new album, the group will hit the road beginning this spring. The upcoming tour engagements will kick off with the band’s appearance at the inaugural Los Rageous Music Festival in Las Vegas. A Perfect Circle’s complete tour itinerary, which includes a slew of music festival appearances, can be found below.

A PERFECT CIRCLE 2018 TOUR DATES:

April 14 – Tuscon, AZ – Veterans Memorial Stadium
April 15 – Indio, CA – Coachella Music Festival
April 17 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre
April 18 – San Jose, CA – San Jose State University Events Center
April 20 – Las Vegas, NV – Las Rageous Music Festival
April 22 – Indio, CA – Coachella Music Festival
May 12 – Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion
May 15 – Omaha, NE – Baxter Arena
May 16 – Columbia, MO – Mizzou Arena
May 18 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range
May 22 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at the BJCC
May 25 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
May 26 – Dallas, TX – BFD at Starplex Pavilion
June 01 – Nürburgring, DE – Rock Am Ring
June 02 – Nuremberg, DE – Rock Im Park
June 05 – Stockholm, SE – Fryshuset
June 06 – Oslo, NO – Spektrum
June 08 – Aarhus, DK – Northridge Festival
June 09 – Helsinki, FL – Sideways Festival
June 12 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo Manchester
June 13 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
June 14 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
June 17 – Berlin, DE – Zitadelle
June 20 – Zurich, CH – Halle 622
June 23 – Esch-Sur-Aizette, LU – Rockhal
June 24 – Dessel, BE – Graspop
June 26 – Paris, FR – Olympia
June 28 – Madrid, ES – Download Festival Madrid
June 29 – Barcelona, ES – Be Prog! My Friend Festival
July 01 – Verona, IT – Rock the Castle

Listen to Fall Out Boy’s new tune ‘Champion’

After promising fans a brand new song off their upcoming album, Fall Out Boy has kept their promised and released their new tune. On Thursday (June 22), the Chicago-founded band released their second single off M A N I A, “Champion.” Earlier this month, bassist Pete Wentz took to Instagram to give fans a little bit of  background on the new jam. As it turns out, the tune was inspired by the 1984 fantasy-drama, “The Neverending Story.”

“I really started to think that this one really reminds me of this moment in ‘The Never-Ending Story.’ It always stuck out to me as a kid- first they’re like ‘wait you’re just a kid lol we need a warrior,'” wrote the musician on his social media page.  “Then they’re like ‘ok you’ll do I guess you’ll do’ and then ‘no one can help you and if you don’t do this our entire world dies, so no pressure.'” Listen to “Champion” here.

“Champion” will join lead single “Young and Menace” on Fall Out Boy’s upcoming seventh studio album. M A N I A is set to be released on Sept. 15 with pre-orders currently available on the band’s website here.

In support of the new album, Fall Out Boy previously announced a massive tour scheduled to take place later this year. The “M A N I A tour” will kick off on Oct. 20 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland and wrap up almost a month later on Nov. 18 at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Before embarking on their North American tour, Fall Out Boy has announced a special show that will be held at the House of Blues in the group’s hometown of Chicago on Sept. 16. Due to the size of the venue, the band has launched a Verified Fan registration to ensure that fans will first access to tickets. More information about that can be found on the band’s website.

In addition to the Verified Fan registration, the group has also revealed that $1 from every ticket sold will go towards the Fall Out Boy Fund. The band created the fund as a way to give back to charities in Chicago.

Listen: Broadside gets serious on ‘Laps Around a Picture Frame’

With a handful of days left until the release of their sophomore album, Broadside has released yet another new tune from the upcoming album. On Friday (June 9), the Virginia-based band unveiled the audio for their third single, “Laps Around a Picture Frame.” Unlike most of their other tunes, this one starts off with a surprise as the vocals are not those of vocalist Oliver Baxxter, but rather guitarist Dorian Cooke.

According to the group this was done on purpose to show two different people suffering from the same exact medical issue. “We wanted to capture two completely different humans having the exact same mental breakdown,” explains Cooke about the new song in a press release. “We wrote the music, lyrics, and arrangement around a panic attack in a crowded environment. Even the name is an exercise for panic attacks taught to me by a therapist. The persona I represent is of someone that’s on the higher end of the social spectrum – someone popular and beautiful on the outside, but has that constant struggle internally.”

Like Cooke, Baxxter portrays someone who also suffers from panic attacks, but unlike Cooke’s character, comes from another side of the social spectrum. “I portray a young female persona shaped by the harshness of her environment, which is a story shared with me by a close friend whenever she is in a public setting. I know it’s something much more common than people tend to show.” Listen to the new song above.

“Laps Around a Picture Frame” will join previously released tracks “Puzzle Pieces,” “Hidden Colors,” and “Paradise” on Broadside’s upcoming album, ParadiseParadise is set to be released this Friday, June 16, through Victory Record. Pre-orders are still available here. All pre-orders will include an instant download of “Puzzle Pieces.”

Last week, Broadside concluded their spring tour with Real Friends, Have Mercy, Tiny Moving Parts, and Nothing, Nowhere. Recently, the group announced a pair of music festivals gigs including Syke Fest which will take July 15 in their hometown of Richmond, Virginia as well as a headlining gig at the Sophomore Slump Fest in Greensboro, NC on Aug. 5.

All Time Low celebrates the ‘Good Times’ with final single

All Time Low’s new studio album, Last Young Renegade, is set to hit stores later this week, but that’s not stopping the group from releasing one final song from the impending release. On Wednesday (May 31), the Baltimore-based band unleashed their fifth and final single from the new album, “Good Times.” According to the band’s post on Twitter, this song was not only the first song to be written for the record, but it was also the one that set the whole tone for their seventh studio album.

“‘Good Times’ was the first song written for Last Young Renegade and it set the tone for the entire album,” reads the group’s post on their official Twitter account. Frontman Alex Gaskarth and guitarist Jack Barakat took to their own accounts to talk about the new tune as well.

“Alex sent me a demo of ‘Good Times’ 2 years ago. I called him and said this is the best song you’ve ever written,” wrote Barakat while Gaskarth kept it simple by writing “One of my favs ever.” Listen to “Good Times” here. According to the band, an official lyric video, which will feature fan-submitted artwork, will be released soon.

“Good Times” will join “Nice2KnoU,” “Life of the Party,” “Dirty Laundry,” and “Last Young Renegade” on the band’s upcoming album. Last Young Renegade is set to hit stores on June 2 and will mark the band’s first release through Fueled by Ramen. Those who pre-order the album will receive instant downloads of all five songs.

In support of Last Young Renegades, All Time Low will hit the road for a massive summer tour later this year. The “North American Young Renegades” tour will kick off  on June 30 at the House of Blues in Houston and wrap up a month and a half later on Aug. 6 at the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. SWMRS, Waterparks, The Wrecks, and Night Riots will open during the excursion. The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

ALL TIME LOW SUMMER TOUR DATES:

June 30 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
July 01 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
July 03 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
July 05 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
July 07 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
July 08 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
July 10 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
July 11 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
July 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
July 14 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore
July 15 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
July 16 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
July 18 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
July 20 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
July 21 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
July 22 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
July 23 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheatre
July 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
July 26 – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
July 28 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
July 29 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
July 31 – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage
August 02 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
August 03 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
August 04 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
August 05 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
August 06 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues

Ice Nine Kills drop their ‘Shining’ inspired new song

Back in March, Ice Nine Kills asked fans to decide which literary classic they would like the final chapter of their Every Trick in the Book era to be. The novels selected, according to vocalist Spencer Charnas, were the top two stories fans had repeatedly asked songs to be written about. The choices in the poll were Stephen King’s “The Shining” and Robert Bloch’s “Psycho.” As it turns out, the story about the Overlook Hotel’s winter caretaker and his downward spiral into madness as he, and his family, inhabit the notorious hotel came out victorious.

On Friday (May 26), the Massachusetts-founded band released the lyric video for their new song, “Enjoy Your Slay.” The over-four-minute clip features prominent images from the 1980 film as the backdrop for the “Shining” inspired lyrics. Watch the lyric video for “Enjoy Your Slay” above.

As if the images that are taken directly from the film and the song’s title weren’t enough of a nod to the classic, the new tune has another connection to the film. The special guest vocalist on the track is none other than [The Shining director] Stanley Kubrick’s grandson, Sam Kubrick. According to a press release from the band, Ice Nine Kills met Kubrick when they were touring alongside his band, the Shield. Being fans of Kubrick’s vocals, as well as his connection to the film, the band asked him to perform on the song.

“On our tour of the U.K. last fall, we became great friends with his [Kubrick’s] band Shields, whose technical prowess and dynamic songwriting blew us away. Being a big fan of their band and Sam’s vocals, we knew his inclusion on the song would provide a strong connection to the story’s legacy,” explains Charnas. “His performance undeniably adds a layer and depth to the composition that is truly chill inducing.”

But having images, a title, and a personal connection to the film wasn’t enough for the Boston four-piece. The band’s decision to release the new song towards the end of May just so happened to coincide with the 37th anniversary of the film’s release; The Shining was originally released in the United States on May 23, 1980. In addition to the film’s anniversary, King’s novel recently celebrated its 40th anniversary earlier this year. “Enjoy Your Slay” is currently available on iTunes and Spotify.

As it Is prove there’s ‘No Way Out’ with new song

The second half of 2016 has been a busy one for the guys in As It Is. In September, the five-piece announced the impending release of their sophomore album and then a few weeks later, embarked on one of the year’s most anticipated tours (Sum 41’s “Don’t Call it a Sum-Back” tour). Now, with a little over a month left until the release of their sophomore recordthe group is giving fans the change to hear another new song from Okay. On Thursday (Dec. 1), the United Kingdom-founded band released a third track from the album, “No Way Out.” Listen to the new track below.

“No Way Out” will join recent single “Pretty Little Distance” and title track, “Okay” on the upcoming sophomore effort. Okay. is set to hit stores on Jan. 20, 2017 through Fearless Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available on the band’s website. Those who pre-order the album will get instant downloads of both “Okay” and “Pretty Little Distance.” The complete track listing for the new album is available here.

Back in September, vocalist Patty Walters revealed that these new songs are some of the “most personal and honest song” the group has ever written. “These are by far the most personal and honest songs we’ve ever written,” the singer admits. “We made a conscious effort to truly push ourselves musically and lyrically, to create something that didn’t feel entirely safe or calculated. We wrote songs about our families, our personal lives, and our struggles more vulnerable than ever before, hoping to encapsulate sincere moments in our lives.”

Okay. is the follow-up to the group’s debut record, Never Happy, Ever After.

Waterparks to release debut album in November

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Over the last year, the members of Waterparks have made a name for themselves with a little bit of help of Good Charlotte’s Benji and Joel Madden. This past summer, the group proved themselves again on the 2016 Vans Warped Tour, earning them some new fans with only a couple of EPs and no official debut album. On Wednesday (Aug. 31), things changed when the band unveiled plans to release their debut album this fall.

Their debut album will be titled Double Dare and is set to be released on Nov. 4 through Equal Vision Records. The album was recorded with the help of Benji Madden and producer Courtney Ballard. While speaking about the new record, frontman Awsten Knight explained that it will sound a lot different from their previously released EPs.

“It’s just more. Everything about it is expanded and bigger,” begins Knight. “We wanted to push the boundaries to show people that you can be more than one thing. This isn’t just a ‘pop-punk’ band and I think when people hear the rest of the album, it’ll be pretty apparent. There are songs that have elements of jazz, hip-hip, pop, indie, electronic, punk, etc.”

He adds: “As far as the lyrics go, they’re more personal than they’ve been on any other Waterparks release. This album has been in the works since last August or September, and in that time I’ve felt and dealt with a lot of different things. I was probably more open than I should be with some stuff but it’s fine. Honest songs are always best. It’s also got me at my happiest, so that’s a thing too.”

In addition to the debut record news, the band also released the first single from the album; a track titled “Stupid For You.” Check out the new song below.

Pre-orders for Double Dare are currently available here. In support of the new album’s release, the trio is set to hit the road alongside Sleeping with Sirens, State Champs, and Tonight Alive on the “End the Madness” tour. The complete list of upcoming dates can be found here.

Brand New unveiled re-recorded version of ‘Out of Range’

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Brand New is about to wrap up their massively successful summer tour with Modest Mouse, so what better time than now to release a new song. On Friday (July 22), the Long Island-founded band released another new song, though technically it isn’t all that new. As pointed out by fans, the new song which is titled “Out of Range,” was released a few years ago. The song was then re-recorded and featured as the B-side track on the Mene 7-inch. Listen to “Out of Range” below.

“Out of Range” joins “Mene” and “I Am a Nightmare” as the sole tracks the group has released recently. As of now, the band hasn’t confirmed whether or not any of the songs will be featured on their highly-anticipated new album. In all honesty, not much is known about that upcoming record besides it being their final album and that Procrastinate! Music Traitors will be releasing it.

Earlier this month, the group completed a few unfinished tracks which date back to 2006 and released them as 3 Demos, Reworked.