Bring Me the Horizon enlist Grimes for ‘Nihilist Blues’

A few days after gifting fans the fourth track from their forthcoming studio album, Bring Me the Horizon is back with another new song. On Thursday (Jan. 24), the United Kingdom-founded band unleashed their fifth single from their upcoming record, Amo.

Titled “Nihilist Blues,” the five-and-a-half-minute tune features guest vocals from art-pop singer Grimes. As previously promised by the band, the new song is a complete departure from the sound fans have grown to love and appreciate. Gone are the screams and rough-around-the edge sound as the band takes on a more pop/electronic feel with the new tune. Think of it as a more electronically intense version of “Throne” (from 2015’s That’s the Spirit).

During an interview with Zane Lowe on his Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio show, frontman Oli Sykes explains how the band managed to enlist Grimes for the new song.

“I’d seen her [Grimes] in an interview that she did a year or two before that, saying like, ‘Oh, I like English bands like Bring Me the Horizon,'” begins Sykes.

“She got my number off manager after hearing it, text me and she went, ‘I am doing this song. I love it so much.’ And she was like so overwhelmingly positive about the song. She was like, ‘This is one of the greatest songs I’ve ever heard in my life. I’m definitely doing it.’ And she was just so cool about it. She wasn’t at all like the cool kid that she would just like … She’d got all the influences because the song’s quite out there in terms of what it sounds like compared to a Bring Me song.”

Listen to “Nihilist Blues” above.

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

In support of Amo’s release, the five-piece just kicked off the North American leg of their “First Love” tour. The trek will conclude in a few weeks on Feb. 16 at the Joint in Las Vegas. Support for the tour will come in the form of Thrice and the Fever 333.

The full list of dates can be found here.

‘Suicide Squad: The Album’ track list unveiled

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Suicide Squad is one of the most, if not the most anticipated movie of the summer. With all the teasers fans have gotten since the official announcement, one thing has become apparent, the soundtrack is going to be a good one. On Thursday (June 16), the complete list of songs, and the artists who will bring the music to life, was released.

Panic! at the Disco, Skrillex, Skylar Grey, Eminem, and Grimes are just some of the many artists to be featured on Suicide Squad: The Album. Also featured on the upcoming album is Twenty One Pilots who released their brand new song, “Heathens,” in conjunction with the album announcement. “Heathens” can currently be streamed here while pre-orders for the record are currently available on Amazon.

The complete track listing, and album cover, can be seen below.

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SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM TRACK LISTING:

1. “Purple Lamborghini” – Skrillex & Rick Ross
2. “Sucker For Pain” – Lil’ Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, and Imagine Dragons (with Logic, Ty Dolla $ign & X Ambassadors
3. “Heathens” – Twenty One Pilots
4. “Standing In The Rain” – Action Bronson, Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), and Mark Ronson
5. “Gangsta” – Kehlani
6. “Know Better” – Kevin Gates
7. “You Don’t Own Me” – Grace feat. G-Eazy
8. “Without Me” – Eminem
9. “Wreak Havoc” – Skylar Grey
10. “Medieval Warfare” – Grimes
11. “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Panic! at the Disco
12. “Slippin’ into Darkness” – War
13. “Fortunate Son” – Creedence Clearwater Revival
14. “I Started a Joke” – ConfidentialMX feat. Becky Hanson

Suicide Squad, the movie which stars Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jai Courtney with a reported cameo by Ben Affleck is set to hit theaters on Aug. 5, the same exact day the soundtrack is scheduled to be released.

Lollapalooza confirm 2016 lineup, unveil daily lineup

Over the past few weeks, it seemed that everyone was trying to figure out who will be headlining 2016’s Lollapalooza. Since the speculations began, “sources” had confirmed that giants like Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the newly reunited LCD Soundsystem would headline the three-day music festival. On Wednesday (March 23), festival organizers unveiled the complete list for the upcoming summer gig.

As the “sources” leaked, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and LCD Soundsystem will in fact headline the festival’s 25th incarnation, but they will be joined by a slew of other great musicians. Other performers will include J. Cole, Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding, Disclosure, Major Lazer, Jane’s Addiction, Haim, The 1975, City and Colour, M83, Halsey, Bloc Party, Saint Motel, Melanie Martinez, The Joy Formidable,The Front Bottoms,Grimes, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Silversun Pickups, MuteMath, Two Door Cinema Club, Big Gram, Foals, Bastille, Miike Snow, and many more

The lineup for the 2016 edition of the festival is so massive, that it looks like after teasing last year, the festival will officially become a four-day event. Instead of beginning on Friday, like it has in the past, the show will now kick-off on Thursday. The four-day festival is set to take place during the weekend of July 28-31 at Chicago’s Grant Park. Tickets for the summer festival will go on sale beginning today at 11 am EST on the festival’s website.

For now, the complete list of acts, as well as the daily lineups, can be seen below.

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Bunbury Music Festival Announces 2016 Lineup

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Music festival season has officially begun. In the past couple of months, we have unveiled several music festivals’ lineup and now, we’ve added another one to the list. On Thursday (Feb. 25), Ohio’s Bunbury Music Festival announced its 2016 lineup. Artists heading to Cincinnati this June will include: The Killers, Florence and the Machine, Tom Petty’s Mudcrutch, Tears for Fears, HAIM, Grimes, Ice Cube, Big Grams (Big Boi and Phantogram), Umphrey’s McGee, The Dear Hunter, The Mowgli’s, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Diarrhea Planet, and many more. The official flyer for the music festival, which includes all the artists for this year’s festivities, can be seen below.

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The Bunbury Music Festival will return to Cincinnati for its fifth incarnation during the weekend of June 3-5 along the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati. General admission and VIP passes are now on sale on the festival’s website.

Florence and the Machine Announce “How Beautiful” World Tour

Been waiting patiently for Florence and the Machine to announce a full tour? Well, the time has finally arrived. On Monday (Jan. 11), the English group unveiled that they will be hitting the road this year for a world tour. The trek will be name “The How Beautiful Tour” and finds the group visiting several countries in a four-month span. The trek will officially kick off on March 10 at the Festival Estereo Picnic in Bogota, Colombia and wrap up on July 3 at the Rock Werchter Festival in Werchter, Belgium.

During those four months, the band will make a month-long stop in North America. The North American portion of the tour will begin on May 13 at the American Airlines Arena in our hometown of Miami. After a little more than a month, the North American leg will wrap up on June 17 with Florence and the Machine performing at the annual Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE. For seven of the 17 tour stops, Grimes will act as the opening act for the group while for six of those other dates, Of Monsters and Men will open up for Florence and company.

Check out the complete list of upcoming tour dates below.

FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE ‘HOW BEAUTIFUL’ TOUR DATES:

03/10 – Bogota, CO @ Festival Estereo Picnic
03/12 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Lollapalooza Brazil
03/17 – Asuncion, PY @ Asuncionico
03/18 – Buenos Aires, AR @Lollapalooza Argentina
03/19 – Santiago, CL @ Lollapalooza Chile
04/12 – Vienna, AT @ Stadthalle
04/13 – Bologna, IT @ Unipol Arena
04/14 – Torino, IT @ Pala Alpitour
04/16 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau Sant Jordi
04/17 – Madrid, ES @ Palacio Vistalegre
05/13 – Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
05/14 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
05/17 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *
05/18 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center *
05/19 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater *
05/20 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
05/24 – Kansas City, KS – KRBZ Cricket Wireless *
05/26 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center *
06/02 – Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center *
06/04 – Cleveland, PA – Blossom Music Center ^
06/07 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center ^
06/08 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre ^
06/10 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre ^
06/11 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre ^
06/12 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre ^
06/14 – New York, NY – Barclays Center *
06/17 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
06/21 – Zagreb, HR @ inMusic Festival
07/02 – London, UK @ BST Hyde Park
07/03 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter

* = w/ Grimes
^ = w/ Of Monsters and Men

Florence and the Machine’s tour comes hot on the heels of their massive 2015. The group released their new album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful in May of 2015 and toured extensively behind its release. Much like Florence and the Machine, Grimes released her highly anticipated new album, Art Angels back in November which was met with a lot of praises. As for Of Monsters and Men, their most recent record was 2014’s Beneath the Skin.

Coachella 2016 Lineup Unveiled

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It’s official, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has unveiled its lineup for 2016. After what felt like weeks of rumors, festival organizers finally confirmed that Guns ‘N’ Roses will in fact be one of the headliners for the spring festival. Last week, the rumors of GNR’s role at the upcoming festival hit an all time high when sources confirmed to Billboard that not only were GNR planning a return with a massive stadium tour, but they would be headlining Coachella.

On Monday evening (Jan. 4), Coachella organizers posted the complete lineup for the two weekend-long festival. In addition to GNR’s reunion, LCD Soundsystem has also been confirmed as a headliner. Talk of LCD Soundsystem’s involvement, much like Guns ‘N’ Roses’, began as numerous rumors on the internet before it became official. Now, after a five-year hiatus, the James Murphy-led group will be returning to the stage. But, Guns ‘N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem aren’t the only ones making a return at the show.

Coachella 2016 will mark the first time in two years that French electo-act M83 will perform live on a stage while pop star Sia’s  appearance at the music festival will mark the first time in five years that she has performed on a live stage in the United States. Other acts slated to perform at Coachella include: Disclosure, CHVRCHES, Hasley, Grimes, Silversun Pickups, The 1975, Rancid, The Front Bottoms, Of Monsters and Men, Purity Ring, Robert DeLong, Zella Day, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Matt and Kim, Cold War Kids, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, and many more. Check out the official poster below.

Coachella 2016 will once again return to the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, CA. The festival will take place during the course two weekends in April; April 15-17 and April 22-24. Festival passes will go on sale beginning this Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 11 a.m., PST. According to Coachella’s official website, general admission passes for the first weekend are already sold out, following their early bird sale last summer. But there’s good news, weekend two general admission passes are available for $399 plus fees. for more information, head on over to Coachella’s website here.

Grimes to Join Lana Del Rey and Courtney Love on Upcoming Tour

Forget about “Summertime Sadness,” this year is all about the Endless Summer frame of mind.

Late last year, Lana Del Rey revealed she would be heading out on a 17-date tour this Summer titled, what else, “The Endless Summer” tour in support of her recently released album, Ultraviolence.

The signer had also confirmed that Hole frontwoman Courtney Love would be joining her on several of the dates as her supporting act. Love had previously leaked the information in a Tweet to followers before the official announcement was made.

Today, singer Grimes confirmed on Instagram that she will be joining the “girl power” tour slated to begin this May.

The “Endless Summer” tour will begin on May 28 at the Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, IN and wrap up on June 16 in our own backyard of West Palm Beach at the Coral Sky Amphitheater (formerly known as the Cruzan Amphitheater).

Check out the full tour dates below.

THE ENDLESS SUMMER TOUR DATES:

05/07 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
05/09 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion*
05/12 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
05/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion*
05/16 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater*
05/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl*
05/20 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre*
05/22 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sleep Country Amphitheater*
05/28 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center %
05/30 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre %
05/31 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre %
06/03 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre %
06/04 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre %
06/11 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live %
06/13 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion %
06/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood %
06/16 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheater %

* with Courtney Love

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The tour comes almost a year after the release of Del Rey’s last album, Ultraviolence which she will be supporting on this trek. Last December, Del Rey revealed she was currently in the process of writing music for a new album titled Honeymoon due out sometime this year. She told fans the record will be more like her debut album, Born to Die than Ultraviolence.

As for Grimes, the singer would have a new record to tour, but after fans voiced their displeasure after the first song was released, she scrapped the full album. Grimes also said that the album was “too depressing to tour.” Instead, she decided to head back into the studio to record new music which might be coming out way this year.

And Courtney Love, the musician has been busy with her acting career (FX’s Sons of Anarchy, FOX’s hit show Empire, and most recently ABC’s Revenge), but that doesn’t mean her music has taken a backseat. During the “Endless Summer” tour she will be promoting her latest solo effort, Died Blonde.

Pitchfork Music Festival Announce Complete Line Up

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Last month, Pitchfork released an initial list of performers that will be taking the stage at the annual Pitchfork Music Festival. The weekend long event had already confirmed artists such as Beck, Kendrick Lamar, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pusha T, and Grimes.

Yesterday afternoon, the music publication went on to reveal the full line-up for the event that is slated to take place during the weekend of July 18 through 20 at Chicago’s Union Park. Tickets are currently up for sale at the festival’s website. Regular three-day passes are currently on sale for $130 and regular single day passes are available for $60.

FRIDAY:
Beck
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks
Giorgio Moroder
Sun Kil Moon
Factory Floor
Death Grips
The Haxan Cloak
Sharon Van Etten
Isaiah Rashad
Hundred Waters
SZA

SATURDAY:
Neutral Milk Hotel
The Field
FKA Twigs
St. Vincent
Danny Brown
Kelela
TuneYards
The Range
Pusha T
The Julie Ruin
Cloud Nothings
Mas Ysa
Wild Beasts
Circulatory System
Empress Of
Ka
Twin Peaks

SUNDAY:
Kendrick Lamar
Hudson Mohawke
Grimes
DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn
Slowdive
Real Estate
Jon Hopkins
Schoolboy Q
Dum Dum Girls
Earl Sweatshirt
Majical Cloudz
Deafheaven
Perfect Pussy
DIIV
Speedy Ortiz
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Pitchfork Music Festival Reveal First Set of Performers

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Who’s ready for the first round of artists confirmed for this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival?

Well, even if you aren’t prepared, the people behind the music festival have unveiled some of the artists due to take the stage during the weekend-long event; Beck, Kendrick Lamar, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pusha T, and Grimes are just some that made the cut for the first reveal.

Additional acts, reportedly, will be announced within the upcoming weeks, but tickets are already on sale, so if you’re feeling it, head on over to the festival’s website and claim yours. Three days tickets will set you back $130 while single tickets are priced at $60.

Pitchfork Music Festival is set to take place, once again, at Chicago’s Union Park during the weekend of July 18 through 20.

For now, here’s the first round:

Friday, July 18
Beck
Giorgio Moroder
Sun Kil Moon
Factory Floor
Death Grips
The Haxan Cloak
Sharon Van Etten

Saturday, July 19
Neutral Milk Hotel
tUnE-yArDs
Mas Ysa
Pusha T
The Range
DIIV
Ka
Circulatory System
The Julie Ruin

Sunday, July 20
Kendrick Lamar
Grimes
Slowdive
Wild Beasts

The Vampire Weekend/Steve Buscemi Chronicles Continue

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With only a few days left until the American Express Unstaged Concert Series on Sunday, the Vampire Weekend/Steve Buscemi chronicles continue with episode three and four.

In episode three, we catch Buscemi hanging out in the park when he runs into Claire Boucher or Grimes like she is better known as, and her friend James Brooks from Elite Gymnastics.

Buscemi goes on to invite her to an Easter brunch when she declines because she “just doesn’t feel like it.” He even tries to coax her into coming by saying Vampire Weekend will be there, but not even that gets her to come along.

Best part is after she leaves and Buscemi goes on a little rampage about inviting her every year, and every single year she declines.

(Episode Three)

Episode four, unlike episode three features more family bonding time as the band and the actor sit around, dyeing Easter eggs, talking about Easter. Oh, the awkward family bonding time.

(Episode Four)