The Get Up Kids announce new album, drop new song

It’s been seven years since the Get Up Kids last released new music, but now it looks like things are about to change. On Thursday (April 5), the Missouri-founded band announced plans to release a four-song EP in early June. The new EP will be titled Kicker and is set to be released on June 8.

“You always look back in rose-colored glasses,” begins a statement from guitarist/vocalist Jim Suptic said about the concept behind the new EP.

“I always remember when this band was really struggling and we were selling our CD collections to pay our rent and that sucked at the time, but looking back that was an amazing time, that was so much fun.”

Kicker will mark the Get Up Kids’ debut album through their new home of Polyvinyl Records. Late last month, the quintet revealed that they had signed to the record label.

In addition to announcing the release of brand new music, the group also released the lyric video for one of the new songs; a track titled “Maybe.” Listen to “Maybe” above.

Kicker is the follow-up to the Get Up Kids’ 2011 release, There Are Rules.

In support of the new record’s release, the Get Up Kids will embark on a United States-centric summer tour. The trek will kick off on June 14 at Trees in Dallas and wrap up on July 21 at the Delmar Hall in St. Louis. Casket Lottery, Racquet Club, and Ageist will join the Get Up Kids for certain dates of the upcoming tour. From June 14 to June 30, Casket Lottery will open for the five-piece while Racquet Club and Ageist will take over from July 11 to July 21. The full list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.


June 14 – Dallas, TX – Trees #
June 15 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs) #
June 16 – Austin, TX – Mohawk #
June 18 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom #
June 19 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah #
June 21 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory #
June 22 – Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar & Billiards #
June 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour #
June 24 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s #
June 26 – Seattle, WA – Neumos #
June 27 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge #
June 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall #
June 30 – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater #
July 11 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club $%
July 12 – Patchogue, NY – Great South Bay Music Festival
July 13 – Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall $%
July 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts $%
July 15 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club $%
July 17 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall $%
July 18 – Charleston, SC – The Music Farm $%
July 19 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Hell $%
July 20 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge $%
July 21 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall $%

# with Casket Lottery
$ with Racquet Club
% with Ageist

Electric Century to Release EP for Record Store Day


Electric Century will finally be releasing some new tracks.

The group took to Twitter last night to reveal the good news to their fans who have been awaiting new music since last year.

The record, which will be the first solo release from former My Chemical Romance bassist Mikey Way and his partners in the act Dave Debiak of Sleep Station and Justin Siegel formerly of Stars in Stereo, is set to be released on Record Store Day (April 18).

The EP will feature four songs; three of which are previously unreleased tracks. Check out the full details of the upcoming record directly from the Record Store Day website as well as the band.

“Electric Century EP 

Format: 10″ Colored Vinyl
Label: Panic State Records 
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release

Electric Century is a fever dream. A Britpop happening made to bounce along heavy beats and driving bass. It’s your subconscious offering relief, a telltale anthem of joy. But the dream has been infected, like always, by the voices in your head: I can’t remember life without the pain.

Mikey Way (My Chemical Romance) conceived Electric Century in a daydream. The band is derived from a title, scribbled in his middle-school science notebook. Its idea has been weathered through love and bitter loss, and cultivated within the world’s strangest embrace — sudden celebrity.

In Electric Century, Mikey joins forces with longtime friend Dave Debiak (Sleep Station, New London Fire), whose songwriting captures demons, addiction and despair, then holds them up plainly against the happy facade that we show to the world.


1.  Right There
2.  I Lied
3.  Hail the Saints
4.  If Heaven Will Have Me (Exclusive Record Store Day Track)”

Last year, the group released two tracks, “Let You Get Away” and “I Lied” to give people a taste of what to expect from the new project.

Incubus Reveal New Album Name, Release Date

A week after dropping the official single from their upcoming new album, Incubus have given fans the information they’ve been waiting on; the official name and release date for it.

Taking to Instagram, the band revealed that the first of their two EPs set to be released this year will be titled Trust Fall (Side A) and will hit shelves, and digital media markets, on March 24.

But that’s not where all the good news ends.

The California band also released the cover art and tracklist for the album which can be seen below, though the names of the tracks to be featured on the EP had previously been announced.



1. “Trust Fall”
2. “Make Out Party”
3. “Absolution Calling”
4. “Dance Like You’re Dumb”

Coincidentally, all the news came on the heels of their performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! where “Absolution Calling” made its official television debut. As for the rest of the tracks on Trust Fall, the band debuted the title track back in December while performing at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas.

Senses Fail Release New Song from Joint Man Overboard Split


Senses Fail announced a new song would be released today and now, it’s ready to be heard.

The New Jersey-based band released a new song today titled “All You Need is Already Within You.” The song will be featured on the band’s recently announced split with soon-to-be-tour mates Man Overboard. Both bands will be heading out on Bayside’s “Fifteen Year Birthday Tour” in March.

Check out the song below.

In a cool turn of events, the split will feature two new songs for each band as well as a cover straight from the other band’s discography. As seen below, Senses Fail chose to cover “Real Talk” from Man Overboard’s debut album of the same name while Man Overboard chose “You’re Cute When You Scream” from Senses Fail’s debut full length, Let It Enfold You.

The split will be released on March 3 while their new album, Pull The Thorns From Your Heart, is scheduled to be released sometime this Summer.


Side A – Man Overboard
1. “One Fixed Point”
2. “You’re Cute When You Scream” (SF Cover)

Side B – Senses Fail
1. “All You Need Is Already Within You”
2. “Real Talk” (MOB cover)

Man Overboard to Begin Recording New Album


It’s been over a year since Man Overboard released their last studio album, Heart Attack, and in a less than a week, the New Jersey-based band will be releasing a five song EP titled Passing Ends through their own record label, Lost Tape Collective.

In support of the EP’s release, the band sat down to speak with Alternative Press at their headquarters about everything that has been going on with them, including: postponing their UK Heart Attack tour due to vocalist/bassist Nik Bruzzese’s ACL surgery, the misfortune of their supporting act (Hostage Calm) disbanding, and if they think they will always refer to themselves as a pop-punk band.

With all that good information, one of the biggest pieces of information came when the band revealed that they were currently working on their fourth studio album already.

“We’re writing and demoing songs right now. We’re gonna go and record it next year,” guitarist Justin Collier said.

“We’re trying to do everything the way we used to as far as hanging out in Nik’s studio a lot which is how we started our band,” vocalist/guitarist Zac Eisenstein said.

“We’re just trying not to do anything different, but we’re getting stuff done [and that’s why I came here tonight]. We’re gonna work on some ideas. Without process, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

But for those across the pond who were worrying that Man Overboard won’t make it there next year for those postponed dates, don’t fret because the band confirmed that the will be finding an act to take the dearly departed Hostage Calm’s place.

“We’re going to replace Hostage Calm with another band; we don’t know who yet. Everything will come together,” Collier assured. Postponed tour dates can be seen below.


04/11/15 – Tessenderlo, BL @ Tessloo

04/12/15 – Eindhoven, NL @ Dynamo Kelder

04/13/15 – Cologne, DE @ MTC

04/14/15 – Berlin, DE @ Comet

04/15/15 – Krakow, PL @ Off Kijow Klub

04/16/15 – Vienna, AU @ B72

04/18/15 – Milan (Assago), IT @ Live Forum

04/19/15 – Stuttgart, DE @ Juha West

04/20/15 – Luzern, CH @ Treibhaus

04/21/15 – Paris, FR @ Batofar

04/24/15 – London, UK @ Islington Academy

04/25/15- Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach

04/26/15 – Bristol, UK @ Exchange

04/28/15 – Leicester, UK @ Scholar Bar

04/29/15 – Wolverhampton, UK @ Slade Rooms

04/30/15 – Newcastle, UK @ Think Tank

05/01/15 – Glasgow, UK @ Audio

05/02/15 – Manchester, UK @ Soundcontrol. (Pinky Swear Fest)

05/03/15 – Liverpool, UK @ Fury Fest

05/04/15 – Leeds, UK @ The Key Club.

05/05/15 – Belfast, UK @ Sub Bar

05/06/15- Dublin, IR @ Fibber Magees

Man Overboard’s EP, Passing Ends is due out Tuesday, Oct. 28.

5 Seconds of Summer “Don’t Stop”


5 Seconds of Summer have taken the music world and radio stations by storm this Summer with their ultra-catchy, breakout single, “She Looks So Perfect.”

Whether you like the song or not, it came in with a vengeance and ran up the charts in the United States and that’s without even having a full-length record. To think, these Australian boys all began their journey by uploading videos of them covering artists such as Simple Plan, Mike Posner and Chris Brown onto lead singer, Luke Hemmings YouTube page.

Now the boy band have released the music video for their upcoming single, “Don’t Stop” which features the boys dressed as superheroes even though the “crappy” quality of the costumes and their superhero ventures seem very reminiscent of Kick-Ass.

5 Seconds of Summer’s full-length, debut is slated to be released this June through Capitol Records, but if you feel like adding it to you guilty pleasure collection, you can pre-order the album.

Real Friends to Release Album


Real Friends have just announced that their new album will be released this Summer. The band, who are sometime considered emo-pop-punk “saviors” have revealed that Maybe This Place is the Same and We’re Just Changing will be released on July 22 on Fearless Records. 

The album released comes on the heels of Real Friends being announced as one of the bands to be taking the road this Summer on the Vans Warped Tour which comes in handy in promoting the album and tracks.

As a disclaimer, it has been pointed out that eight of the ten tracks on the full-length are the same as the ones on their EP while the album cover is similar to Jimmy Eat World’s Bleed America. 

Check out the album art below and let us know what you think? Similar, right?



The Cab Stream New EP


The Cab have been dropping hints about new music for what feels like weeks now and finally they have released the new material. The project which is a five song EP titled Lock Me Up, is currently being streamed over at

Though this is good news for fans of the Nevada-based band, it comes on the heel of one of their band mates leaving the act. Guitarist Alex Marshall revealed during the weekend that he would leaving the band, much to the surprise of longtime fans and casual listeners.

In his statement, Marshall revealed that after seven years with the remaining members, he would be leaving. Like many departure statements, he thanks the fans for making his dream come true playing with The Cab and felt he accomplished all that he could with them. Due to that, he felt the need to leave the band to continue his journey as an evolving artist.

No matter how you feel about the departure, you can give the EP a listen and let us know if this would truly be considered a come back for The Cab, minus Marshall of course even though he did participate in the making of the record. No word yet on who will be replacing him, if they are going to replace him that is.

Jack White to Release Second Solo Album


Jack White has a busy summer ahead of him including many festival,s but it looks like that isn’t the only thing he has planned. Today, it was revealed that the former White Stripes frontman will be releasing his second solo album later this year.

The album will be titled Lazaretto and is set to be released on June 10th through Columbia Records and White’s own record label, Third Man Records. The first official single from the upcoming record won’t be released for a little, but that hasn’t stopped White from releasing an instrumental song titled “High Ball Stepper.”

Third Man Records has revealed its plan to release the album as part of its Vault Subscription which will feature a package of lots of bonus stuff such as Lazaretto EP on blue and white split-color vinyl, a fold out poster, a 7-inch demo version of two of the songs on the album and a few more objects. For those interested, the package is “Vault Package #20.”

If that sounds like something you’d like, the last day to sign up for it will be April 30 at midnight.

Check out “High Ball Stepper” here and hopefully it will hold you over until the lead single is released.

The Pixies Released “EP-2” and New Music Video


Well, The Pixies have figured out their perfect way to begin the new year and no, it has nothing to do with once again firing their current bassist; we think they may have passed that phase, for now at least.

The Pixies have brought in 2014, albeit three days later, with the release of their new EP, EP-2. The EP is the follow-up to September’s release with a similar name; it was titled EP-1.

Also being released alongside the record is the official music video for the lead song off the album titled “Blue Eyed Hexe.” The video for the song can be seen below.

This year might be one of the band’s best with already two records of new, original, music released, a couple of more also on the way. There’s also that tour of theirs and the fact that there is no signs of them stopping, even a little line-up shake up didn’t bother their plan. Like we said, 2014 is looking grand for them.

The record can be purchased on the band’s website, but if you feel like treating yourself to a late Christmas gift, you can buy the EP and Pixies hoodie for $45.