Listen: 5 Seconds of Summer celebrate the ‘Old Me’ in their latest single

We tend to cringe when it comes to looking back at our old selves, and can you blame us? We’ve done some cringe-worthy things in the past.

But, the guys in 5 Seconds of Summer are taking that in strive and celebrating who they used to be with a brand new song.

On Friday (February 21), the Australian band unleashed another new single from their upcoming fourth studio album. Titled “Old Me,” the new track is a celebration of their former selves who helped make them the people that they are today. The over-three-minute lyric video includes photographs of the four guys as children and teenagers when their crazy musical journey began. (Look at those emo bangs and baby 5 Seconds of Summer!)

“Old me carries a youthful spirit and follows the narrative of a young person’s life growing up, for better or for worse,” frontman Luke Hemmings said in a statement about the new track.

“Every decision we made, whether right or wrong, has led us to the men we are proud to be today. We were thrown into the public eye at a young age, and gratefully had each other at a confusing time. Sometimes it’s important we look back in order to appreciate the journey we’ve been on together.”

“Old Me” is the fourth single off 5 Seconds of Summer’s upcoming fourth studio effort, C.A.L.M. Previously released singles “Easier,” “No Shame,” and our personal favorite “Teeth” are also featured on the forthcoming 12-track album.

Earlier this month, the group released the insanely weird music video for “No Shame” that seriously still has us scratching our heads (we guess that was the point?).

C.A.L.M. is due out March 27. Pre-save and pre-order options are currently live on the band’s website.

In support of the much-anticipated release, the foursome will hit the North American touring circuit in the late summer. The “No Shame” tour will find the quartet performing at venues across the continent in August and September.

The tour begins on August 12 at the Sports Palace in Mexico City and concludes on September 26 at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, California.

The Band Camino will join 5 Seconds of Summer on the upcoming trek.

The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Tickets for the tour are now on sale.

Ice Nine Kills go back to Craven Lane on ‘Your Number’s Up’

“Do you like scary movies?”

If your answer is no, then are you even a real Ice Nine Kills fan?

We’re sorry, but we digress.

On Friday (Oct. 18), the Massachusetts-founded band unleashed their brand new track “Your Number’s Up.” The song is the long-awaited “Scream”-inspired tune the group has been teasing for some time.

The lyric video begins with a news broadcast with the anchor recounting the story of a cold case that was heated up after a recording was found. The clip goes on to feature a recorder playing the audio (aka the song) as the transcript (aka the lyrics) of the conversation displays on the screen.

Now for all of you keeping score on how all the Silver Scream videos are connected, we’ve got you covered.

On the lower-left corner of the screen, a breaking news graphic shows a bulletin about seven campers found at a Texas Campground. If that rings a bell, it’s because it’s the premise of the “Thank God It’s Friday” music video; the same video that was teased at the end of acoustic “Stabbing in the Dark” clip earlier this month.

You see. It’s all connected and not just by Spencer being the killer.

In true Ice Nine Kills fashion, it’s quite a theatrical track with orchestration by Francesco Ferrin and guest vocals by Sarah J. Bartholomew.

Watch the lyric video for “Your Number’s Up” above.

“Your Number’s Up” will be featured on Ice Nine Kills’ The Silver Scream re-issue. The Silver Scream (FINAL CUT) is due out next Friday, Oct. 25, just in time for all your Halloween get-togethers.

In addition to this new “Scream”-inspired track, Final Cut will include all 13 previously released tracks as well as a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

Pre-orders are still available for purchase.

In support of the re-released work, Ice Nine Kills previously announced a set of fall tour dates. The “Octane Accelerator” tour begins on Oct. 29 at the House of Blues in Cleveland and concludes a little over a month later on Dec. 1 at Webster Hall in New York.

The full list of dates can be found here.

Fitz and the Tantrums yearn for the days of ‘boomboxes and CDs’ on ‘OCD’

Do you remember back in the day when you had to lug huge cases of CDs with you anywhere you went because mp3 players were some “Star Trek”-level devices?

Well, Fitz and the Tantrums are definitely reminiscing about those days on their latest single.

On Friday (Oct. 4), the Los Angeles-founded band unleashed the lyric video for “OCD.” The lyrics are a blast from the past as it makes reference to boomboxes, CDs, and Case Logic (aka one of the biggest makers of CD cases).

Because the lyrics weren’t enough to give you some serious “Flashback Fridays” vibes, the lyric video itself may do the trick. The clip looks like it was shot through a camcorder while the footage is a blend of subdued neon colors that scream “THE 80s!”

“This one’s for everyone who used to have cases and cases of CDs from their favorite bands,” the band tweeted earlier in the day.

Watch the lyric video for “OCD” above.

“OCD” is featured on Fitz and the Tantrums’ recently released studio album All the Feels. The sextet’s fourth studio effort was released in September through Elektra Records. Before its early fall debut, several singles were released including “I Just Wanna Shine,” “All the Feels,” “I Need Help!,” “Don’t Ever Let Em,” and “123456.”

All the Feels is the long-awaited follow-up to 2016’s Fitz and the Tantrums.

In support of the recently released album, the sixsome will embark on the All the Feels Winter 2020 headlining tour.

The cross-country trek begins Feb. 7 at the First Council Casino in Newkirk, Oklahoma, and concludes a month or so later on March 13 at the Majestic Ventura Theater in Ventura, California.

Electro-pop group TWIN XL will join Fitz and the Tantrums for the full excursion.

Tickets and the full tour itinerary can be found here.

Ice Nine Kills channel ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ for ‘Savages’ lyric video

Halloween is right around the corner, which means Ice Nine Kills is getting ready to make their annual spooky way across the country. But before they can take their favorite horror film characters on the road, the band has unleashed the lyric video for their latest single.

On Tuesday (Sept. 10), the Massachusetts-founded band unleashed the lyric video for their latest single “Savages.” Taking visual inspiration from the slasher film that inspired the lyrics (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), the look of the video is very similar to that of the 1974 movie. The clip includes footage of Ice Nine Kills performing for a packed house as well as footage that looks like it came from the “based on a true story” thriller flick.

Watch the video for “Savages” above.

“Savages” is featured on Ice Nine Kills horror film-inspired album The Silver Scream. The record, the act’s fifth full-length album, was released on October 2018. Late last month, the band announced plans to release a deluxe version of the record. The reworked album will feature all 13 previously released tracks as well as a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and a song inspired by the 1996 slasher flick Scream.

In support of the re-released work, Ice Nine Kills previously announced a set of fall tour dates. The “Octane Accelerator” tour begins on Oct. 29 at the House of Blues in Cleveland and concludes a little over a month later on Dec. 1 at Webster Hall in New York.

Supporting acts include Fit for a King, Light the Torch, Make Them Suffer, and Awake At Last.


Oct. 29 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
Nov. 2 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Club
Nov. 3 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
Nov. 5 – Dever, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Nov. 6 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Nov. 8 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
Nov. 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater
Nov. 10 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
Nov. 12 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Nov. 14 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
Nov. 16 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
Nov. 17 – Tampa, FL @ Ritz Ybor
Nov. 18 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Nov.20 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater
Nov.21 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
Nov.22 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Nov.23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theater
Nov.25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theater Of Living Arts
Nov.26 – Detroit, MI @ At. Andrews Hall
Nov.27 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
Nov.30 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Dec. 1 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall

Sleater-Kinney return with ‘The Center Won’t Hold’

Sleater-Kinney keeps blessing us with new songs. On Wednesday (July 17), the Washington-founded act released the third single off their upcoming new album. Titled “The Center Won’t Hold,” the track is the impending release’s title track.

Watch the lyric video for “The Center Won’t Hold” above.

“The Center Won’t Hold” will join previously released tunes “Hurry on Home” and “The Future is Here” on the band’s forthcoming, ninth studio album. The Center Won’t Hold is due out Aug. 16 through Mom + Pop Records. Pre-orders are currently available for purchase here.

The new song comes several weeks after longtime drummer Janet Weiss announced her departure from the group. Since Weiss’ formal departure, the remaining members have been relatively quiet about her exit. Of course, some fans have taken issue with this, constantly probing the band to speak out about it.

In a recent post on Instagram, Carrie Brownstein addressed those inquiries head-on.

“What am I supposed to say? She left. We asked her to stay. We tried. It’s hard and sad,” Brownstein responded to a fan on the social media platform.

“She’s left us with a job to do, a job we also expected and wanted her to be a part of. Her playing on this record is amazing, and she’s raved about this album to us and to Annie. But we have to keep looking to the future. Things change, even when those changes are hard and unexpected. Four amazing women worked on this record, and we are going to honor that work.”

Weiss announced her departure at the beginning of the month on Twitter.

“The band is heading in a new direction, and it is time for me to move on,” she wrote.

Even with one missing member, Sleater-Kinney will hit the road later this fall. In support of The Center Won’t Hold, the act will play gigs across the continent throughout October and November.

The excursion begins on Oct. 9 at the Fox Theatre in Spokane and concludes a month and a half later on Nov. 23 at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle.

The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Sleater-Kinney are ‘unf***able,’ ‘unlovable,’ and ‘unlistenable’ on ‘Hurry on Home’

When Sleater-Kinney posted about being “unfuckable,” “unlovable,” and “unlistenable,” we didn’t exactly know how to react to their declarations. Should we be offended or scream “hell yeah” to the skies? Well, it’s okay that we were a little confused because it’s all part of their brand new song.

On Wednesday (May 29), the Washington-founded act released the lyric video for their first new song since 2015’s No Cities to Love.

Titled “Hurry on Home,” the clip for the tune is a fresh take on lyric videos. Instead of the typical lyrics scrawled across the screen, the video plays out like an iMessage conversation between Miranda July (the video’s director) and frontwoman Carrie Brownstein. The video also includes July scrolling through Brownstein’s Instagram, looking at virtual Tarot cards, and even searching for “Better Butt” videos on YouTube after taking a selfie of herself.

Watch the lyric video for “Hurry on Home” above.

“Hurry on Home” is the first single off Sleater-Kinney’s upcoming ninth studio album, The Center Won’t Hold. Though the album does not have an official release date, it looks like it may see a fall time debut. As per the band’s previous confirmation, the record was produced by Annie Clarke aka St. Vincent. The album will be released via Mom + Pop Records.

In support of the album’s impending release, Sleater-Kinney has also announced plans to hit the road later this year.  Their upcoming fall tour will find the act performing at venues across the continent throughout October and November.

The excursion begins on Oct. 9 at the Fox Theatre in Spokane and concludes a month and a half later on Nov. 23 at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle.

The full list of tour dates can be found below.


Oct. 9 – Spokane, WA – Fox Theatre
Oct. 11- Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
Oct. 12 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Oct. 13 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Oct. 15 – Minneapolis, MN – Palace Theatre
Oct. 16 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
Oct. 18 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Oct. 20 – Louisville, KY – Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
Oct. 21 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Oct. 23 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Oct. 25 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
Oct. 26 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Oct. 27 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Oct. 29 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Oct. 30 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
Oct. 31 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
Nov. 1 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Nov. 3 – Toronto, ON – Rebel Complex
Nov. – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
Nov. 5 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Nov. 7 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Nov. 8 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Nov. 9 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
Nov. 11 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
Nov. 12 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
Nov. 13 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory OC
Nov. 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
Nov. 6 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
Nov. 19 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Nov. 21 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Nov. 23 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre

5 Seconds of Summer join forces with the Chainsmokers for ‘Who Do You Love’

The jury may still be out on what people think about the Chainsmokers, but one thing is definitely clear, they know how to get special guests for their songs. To date, the twosome has managed to secure guest vocals from artists like Chris Martin of Coldplay, current pop star Halsey, and even hit the recording studio with blink-182 recently. Joining their growing list of special guests are now the guys from 5 Seconds of Summer.

On Thursday (Feb. 7), the Australian band and the New York-founded act released their joint song, “Who Do You Love,” following a day or so of teasing online. Listen to the almost four-minute, highly EDM-influenced tune above.

“Who Do You Love” appears to be a one-off single for the Chainsmokers as the track is not featured on their recently released sophomore effort, Sick Boy. The album consists of ten tracks that were released throughout 2018 prior to the record’s release date.

As for 5 Seconds of Summer, the band recently unveiled the acoustic version of their latest single, “Lie to Me.” The acoustic version of the song came a few weeks after the group unleashed the official music video for the original version of the song. “Lie to Me” is featured on the foursome’s recently released record, Youngblood.

Earlier this month, the band formally announced they had returned to the recording studio to begin working on the follow-up to Youngblood.

“Recording Luke vocals the other day with Linus & the band,” wrote drummer Ashton Irwin on Twitter.

“I love making music with these boys. Lots of special new partnerships on this new record we are making.”

No word on if they have a projected release time frame for the new album.

Listen: Christina Aguilera drops Demi Lovato duet

Ever since Christina Aguilera announced the release of her eighth studio album, it seems likes the pop star is ready to have her fans hear all the songs before its official release date. On Wednesday (May 16), the songstress unveiled the lyric video for her duet with Demi Lovato, “Fall in Line.”

The four-minute song features Aguilera and Lovato singing about the every day struggles females around the world go through. Some of the lyrics makes references to being patronized, being told not to have self-confidence, and connecting your self-worth to how the male gaze perceives you. While these every day issues are sung about in the verses, the empowering message comes in during the chorus where Aguilera preaches that women are not meant follow this rhetoric and will not “fall in line.” Listen to “Fall in Line” above.

Aguilera and Lovato will perform “Fall in Line” live during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards this Sunday, May 20.

For Lovato fans, the collaboration did not come as much of surprise. Back in February, the “Cool for the Summer” singer announced that she had worked with an idol of hers on a new song, but could not reveal their identity at the time.

“I did a collaboration with one of my biggest idols. I can’t give away who it is yet, but you’ll find out soon,” Lovato said.

Soon after, Aguilera unveiled the complete track listing for her new album which featured Lovato on track number six.

“We went through a few names of women. I needed a belty singer and she [Lovato] took it to the next level, I almost cried when I frost heard her on the record.”

“Fall in Line” will join previously released tracks “Twice” and “Accelerate” on Aguilera’s upcoming release. Liberation is due out June 15 through RCA Records.

In support of the 15-track album, the pop star announced last  week plans to hit the North American touring circuit in the fall for her first tour in over ten years. The Liberation tour will kick off on Sept. 25 at the Hard Rock Live Arena at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida and conclude a month and a half later on Nov. 13 at the Mahaffey Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Tickets for the upcoming trek will go on sale beginning next Friday, May 18, at 10 a.m. local time. Every tour ticket purchased will include a free copy of Aguilera’s new album. The full list of Liberation tour dates can be found here.

Listen Now: The Used drops new single ‘Rise Up Lights’

With a couple of days left before the release of their upcoming new album, The Used has released another new tune from it. On Monday (Oct. 23), the Utah-founded band unleashed a second song from their impending seventh studio album, The Canyon. The new song is titled “Rise Up Lights” and fans of the band will be happy to hear how the new song sounds a lot louder and harder than their previous release. Listen to “Rise Up Lights” above.

“Rise Up Lights” will join lead single “Over and Over Again” on The Canyon. The Canyon is set to be released this Friday, Oct. 27 through Hopeless Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available on the band’s website here where the group is offering a slew of pre-order options.

In support of The Canyon, The Used is set to hit the North American touring circuit with Glassjaw at the end of the week. The upcoming tour will kick off this Friday (on The Canyon‘s release date) at The Masonic in San Francisco and wrap up a month later on Nov. 29 at the Showbox SoDo in Seattle. The complete list of tour stops can be seen here.

The Canyon is the follow-up to The Used’s 2014 release, Imaginary Enemy.

Listen: Weezer honors the Beach Boys in new song

A month after releasing the second single from of their upcoming new album, Weezer has treated fans to yet another new tune. On Thursday (Sept. 14), the California-founded band unleashed the third single of their upcoming album, Pacific Daydream. The new song is titled “Beach Boys” and pays a little bit of homage to frontman Rivers Cuomo’s biggest influence, the Beach Boys. Listen to the new tune above.

“Beach Boys” will join previously released songs “Feels Like Summer” and “Mexican Fender” on Weezer’s 11th studio album, Pacific Daydream. Pacific Daydream is set to be released on Oct. 27 through Crush Music/Atlantic Records.

Pacific Daydream is the follow-up to Weezer’s 2016 release, The White Album. After telling fans that their next album would not only be titled The Black Album but that it would be darker in content, Weezer changed their tune. The  group announced that they had trashed all their ideas for The Black Album and decided to put out an album that sounded like “the Beach Boys and The Clash fell in love by the ocean and had one hell of an amazing baby.”

Earlier this week, Weezer announced on social media that they would be unveiling a brand new song at the end of the week. “New song Beach Boys coming Thursday. If you know the notes sing from your heart ’cause it’s gonna be fun.” Accompanying the band’s post on Twitter is an image of an old-school radio with some music notes above it and a pair of sunglasses resting against a bright yellow background. What fans probably didn’t know at the time was that the image was a sample of what the background for the lyric video would be.

In support of the song and the new album, the group is currently in the middle of their fall 2017 tour. Tonight, the band will perform at KAABOO in Del Mar, California. The full list of upcoming tour dates can be seen here.