Watch Muse channel the 80s in ‘Thought Contagion’

As promised earlier in the week, Muse have returned with a brand new song. On Thursday (Feb. 15), the United Kingdom-founded band unleashed their first new song in almost a year. Taking to social media, the trio not only posted the audio for “Thought Contagion,” but also its accompanying music video.

The three-and-a-half minute clip begins with someone inserting some coins into an arcade game. As the camera pans up, the viewer sees that the name of the game is Dog Down, the same as Muse’s previously released track. The camera then pans to the person playing the arcade game which turns out to be a teenager dressed from head to toe in 80s garb. As he plays the game, a girl randomly pops up behind him and they head out, through what looks like a disheveled club.

As they head out into the street, the viewer watches as the girl attacks the guy, sucking his blood in the process and showing her true, zombie/vampire intentions. The viewer continues to watch as the guy tries to get away and eventually thinks he’s safe when an army of soldiers dressed as a SWAT team come barging in. It doesn’t take long for the protagonist to realize that they are not going to be much help when the girl uses her powers to get loose from their custody and they breakout into a choreographed dance.

“The meaning of the song ‘Thought Contagion’ is about how other people’s thoughts, ideas and beliefs can sometimes infect your mind, get into your head and change the way you think yourself,” explains frontman Matt Bellamy in a statement.

Watch the Lance Drake-directed clip above and try not to get some serious “Thriller” vibes.

As previously confirmed by the band. they are currently not in any rush to release a new, full studio album. Instead, they have opted to release singles once they have finished recording the new songs. While they do plan on releasing two more singles within the upcoming month, they did confirm that all the singles will eventually be featured on their eighth studio album, which according to the band, will see a release time frame of either fall of 2018 or early 2019.

“Dig Down” and “Thought Contagion” are the first set of new songs from Muse since the release of 2015’s Drones.

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Blessthefall unleash video for new single ‘Wishful Sinking’

Several weeks after confirming a new album with its first single, Blessthefall have returned with another new song from the record. On Wednesday (Feb. 14), the Arizona-founded band unleashed “Wishful Sinking,” the second single off their upcoming album, Hard Feelings.

“‘Wishful Sinking’ is one of the first songs we wrote for this album,” frontman Beau Bokan explains about the new song. “It’s got all the familiar Blessthefall vibes that any old school fan will recognize immediately. We wanted to do what we do best while finding a fresh sound. I think it’s one of the more dynamic songs vocally and musically. It takes you on a ride that ignites the whole album.”

Listen to “Wishful Sinking” above.

“Wishful Sinking” will join previously released single “Melodramatic” on the band’s impending new album, Hard Feelings. Hard Feelings is set to be released on March 23 through Rise Records. Pre-orders for the new album can be found on the band’s website.

Last month, Blessthefall confirmed the release of their sixth studio album as well as their decision to leave their longtime home of Fearless Records for Rise Records. According to an interview back in January, Bokan admitted that signing with Rise Records helped rejuvenate the band that has been in the music business for nine years and five studio albums.

In support of the new album’s release, Blessthefall are currently on tour with Of Mice and Men, Cane Hill, and Fire from the Gods. Tonight, the bands will perform at the Corona Theatre in Montreal, Quebec. The complete list of remaining tour dates can be found here.

Watch Paramore spoof vintage news broadcasts in new video

When Paramore made it known that their new album would be heavily influenced by the 80s, they were not lying. On Monday (Feb. 5), the Tennessee-founded band unleashed the music video for their latest single, “Rose-Colored Boy” which finds the band taking some massive cues from vintage news broadcast footage. The music video finds the band taking on the roles of news anchors, dressing like the cheesy 80s part with the obnoxious-colored clothing, big hair, and hazy footage.

The almost-five-minute clip begins with Hayley Williams sitting in front of a vanity trying to get mentally prepared for her program. Taking a deep breath, the viewer watches as she plasters a fake smile on her face before heading out to her place at the news desk for her show. Williams plays the part of the head anchor on Wake Up, Roseville while drummer Zac Farro is the sports anchor and guitarist Taylor York is the weatherman.

As the show goes to commercial break, the viewer watches as Williams does not seem happy about anything, going so far as to throw a stack of papers at an unfortunate production assistant. As all three anchors make their way to the another sets, you can tell that neither of them are truly enjoying their job especially when the studio executives walk in to scold Williams for not smiling enough while Farro and York are also chastised for their own antics.

About three minutes into the clip, Williams is seen in a room with several televisions where Hayley, the anchor, watches Hayley, the kid who wanted to be a journalist, broadcast on the screens. With the removal of the metaphorical “rose-colored glasses,” Williams, York, and Farro flip on the crew and executives that were making them fake happy and throw a party in the newsroom.

Watch the Warren Fu-directed music video above.

“Rose-Colored Boy” is featured on Paramore’s recently released record, After Laughter. The album, the band’s fifth studio album, currently contains a total of four singles; “Hard Times,” “Told You So,” “Fake Happy,” and now “Rose-Colored Boy.”

After Laughter was released in May of 2017 and quickly earned not only praises, but also top spots on many music charts. After Laughter went on to earn the top spot on both Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums chart and Billboard‘s Alternative albums chart. The record reached the number six spot on SoundScan/Billboard’s 200 chart.

The music video’s release comes just as the band is about to embark on their latest tour, “Tour Four,” in Australia and New Zealand. After wrapping up the tour, the group will return to the United States to kick off the third installment of their PARAHOY! Deep Search cruise in April.

Watch: Charlie Puth unveils collaboration with Boyz II Men

With a handful of months left before the release of his sophomore album, Charlie Puth has debuted another new tune from the upcoming record. On Thursday (Feb. 1), the New Jersey-born singer-songwriter unveiled a studio session video for his new track, “If You Leave Me Now.” The song, which is the third track from the record to be released, features vocals from legendary 90s R&B vocal group, Boyz II Men. Watch Puth’s studio session video for “If You Leave Me Now” above.

“If You Leave Me Now” will join previously release singles “Attention” and “How Long” on Puth’s upcoming new album Voicenotes. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), “Attention” has been certified double platinum while current Voicenotes single, “How Long,” is making its way up several pop music charts.

Voicenotes is set to be released on May 11 through Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available on Puth’s website here. Voicenotes is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2016’s Nine Track Mind.

In support of the upcoming release, Puth recently announced a massive summertime tour. 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. During the excursion Puth will perform at several iconic venues including New York City’s Radio City Music Hall and Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre.

Hitting the road alongside Puth as his “special guest” for the full excursion will be actress/singer Hailee Steinfeld. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen here.

Prior to embarking on the tour, Puth hit the stage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The show will broadcast live on Sunday, March 11, from The Forum in Los Angeles.

Watch: AJR roam their hometown in ‘Sober Up’

Just as they are about to embark on their first tour of 2018, the guys in AJR have unleashed a brand new music video. On Thursday (Feb. 1), the New York-based brothers unleashed the music video for their current radio staple, “Sober Up.”

The almost four-minute clip begins with frontman Jack Met walking out of a subway and starting his trek down a sidewalk. While he’s waiting to cross the street, he doesn’t notice that the younger version of himself is staring back at him. He continues on his trek,but while stopped at an intersection, he sees the younger version of himself staring back at him from the reflection of some random guy’s sunglasses.

Throughout the clip Jake continues to see the younger version of himself in every reflective surface he comes in contact with. Joining him along his trip across town are his brothers/bandmates Adam and Ryan, playing their instruments as he sings his way down alleyways.

According to a press release, the music video is “a nod to the song’s nostalgic lyrics” and “evokes a longing for youthful innocence.” Watch the clip for the song above.

 

“Sober Up” is featured on AJR’s recently release sophomore album, The Click. the song features, and was co-written, by Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo.

In support of the album’s release, the trio is set to hit the road later this month for their The Click Spring 2018 tour. The upcoming trek will kick off next Thursday, Feb. 8, at The Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina. After spending three months on the road  travelling across the continent, the tour will wrap up on May 12 at the House of Blues in Boston.

Currently, 12 out of the 32 upcoming tour stops have been classified as sold out. In addition to their upcoming headlining tour, the brothers will appear at several summer music festivals including Alabama’s Hangout Music Festival and Kentucky’s Forecastle Festival. Check out the full list of tour stops below including those dates that are sold out.

THE CLICK TOUR DATES:

Feb. 8 – Raleigh, NC – The Lincoln Theatre – SOLD OUT
Feb. 9 – Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre – SOLD OUT
Feb. 10 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground – SOLD OUT
Feb. 12 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
Feb. 13 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Feb. 16 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues – SOLD OUT
Feb. 17 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Feb. 18 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Feb. 20 – Memphis, TN – The New Daisy Theatre
Feb. 21 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
Feb. 22 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
March 17 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
March 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theatre – SOLD OUT
March 21 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore – SOLD OUT
March 23 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
March 25 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theater
March 26 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theater – SOLD OUT
April 6 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
April 7 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre – SOLD OUT
April 8 – Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall
April 10 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
April 11 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
April 13 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall – SOLD OUT
April 14 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues – SOLD OUT
April 15 – Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall – SOLD OUT
April 17 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
April 18 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
April 19 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
April 21 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
May 9 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House – SOLD OUT
May 10 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
May 12 – Boston, MA – House of Blues

Listen: CHVRCHES ‘Get Out’ on new tune

Earlier this week, CHVRCHES announced to fans that they would be unveiling a brand new song before the end of the week. On Wednesday (Jan. 31), the Scottish band kept their promise by releasing the music video for their brand new track “Get Out.” The almost four-minute clip features nine different surveillance-like screens projecting different images that, at first, have absolutely no connection.

The images playing on the bigger screen include video of an intersection (location unknown), someone digging a rather deep hole, the inside of what looks like a recording studio, and creepily, the inside of a bathroom. As the video goes on, it appears that the only thing tying all nine scenes together is a logo of a heart with an X drawn right through it.

Watch the music video for “Get Out” above.

“Get Out” will reportedly be featured on the group’s upcoming third studio album, though no confirmation about the new record has been given.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, CHVRCHES frontwoman Lauren Mayberry revealed that the group’s third studio album will include some of the band’s most poppy, most aggressive, and most vulnerable songs so far.

“When I listen to the record, I feel like it’s the most pop stuff we’ve done and also the most aggressive and vulnerable at the same time,” Mayberry explains to the publication. “It was about really leaning into those moments—and also wanting there to be a real humanity and character to what we’re saying.”

The impending record was produced by both CHVRCHES and Greg Kurstin.

Th yet-to-be-titled record will be the follow-up to the group’s 2015 release, Every Open Eye. The record, the band’s sophomore effort, made quite a splash in 2015, landing on a slew of music publications’ “Best Albums of 2015” lists. Every Open Eye also went on to land at the number eight spot on the Billboard 200 chart as well as earn the top spot on both the “U.S. Top Alternative Albums” chart and the “U.S. Top Rock Albums” chart.

Blessthefall announce new album, sign to Rise Records

When Blessthefall announced a massive tour for the new year in late 2017, fans were more than wondering if this was an official confirmation that they would be seeing new music soon. On Tuesday (Jan. 30), those longtime followers were given an official answer when the Arizona-founded band announced the release of their upcoming new album. Taking to social media, Blessthefall announced that their sixth studio album will be titled Hard Feelings and will see a release date of March 23.

In addition to the new record announcement, the band also unveiled the record’s first single, “Melodramatic.”  Watch the music video for the new track above.

As if the new album title, date , and single were not enough, the group also unveiled that the new album will be released through their new home of Rise Records.

“It’s not often a band like ours, that’s been together for nine years, that has five full-length albums, and that survives the ups and downs of the music scene, gets a chance at a fresh start,” Blessthefall frontman Beau Bokan explains about their change of record label. “We’re here to say that we feel brand new again. Signing to Rise has rejuvenated us as a band and we couldn’t be more excited. They encouraged us to be ourselves and to continue to write the music that we wanted.”

Blessthefall were previously signed to Fearless Records, where they released all their previous studio albums including 2009’s Witness, 2011’s Awakening, 2013’s Hollow Bodies, and 2015’s To Those Left Behind. The only album not released through Fearless was the group’s debut, His Last Walk, which was released through Science and Ferret Records (re-issue).

Pre-orders for Hard Feelings are currently available on the band’s website here.

In support of Hard Feelings‘ release, Blessthefall will be hitting the road alongside Of Mice and Men, Cane Hill, and Fire from the Gods. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

BLESSTHEFALL / OF MICE & MEN TOUR DATES:

Jan. 31 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theater *
Feb. 01 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst *
Feb. 02 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom *
Feb. 03 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon *
Feb. 04 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory *
Feb. 05 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex *
Feb. 06 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall *
Feb. 08 – Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall MPLS *
Feb. 09 – St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
Feb. 11 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Feb. 12  – Detroit, MI – Crofoot
Feb. 13 – Toronto, Ontario – Opera House
Feb. 14  – Montreal, Quebec – Corona Theatre
Feb. 16 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Feb. 17 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
Feb. 18 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
Feb. 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
Feb. 20 – Charlotte, NC – Underground
Feb. 21 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Heaven)
Feb. 23 – Orlando, FL – Beacham
Feb. 24 – Destin, FL – Club Red
Feb. 25 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Feb. 27 – Houston, TX – White Oak Downstairs
Feb. 28 – Dallas, TX – Cotton Hall
March 01 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine
March 04  – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl at Hard Rock Live
March 05 – Flagstaff, AZ – The Orpheum
March 06 – Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre
March 07 – San Diego, CA – SOMA

*No Cane Hill

Jack White confirms new album with two new songs

Update — Jan. 12, 12:39 p.m. ET

Jack White has now confirmed the release date for his upcoming new album, Boarding House Reach. The record, White’s third studio album will have a release date of March 23.

According to press release from Third Man Records, the new album is White’s “most ambitious work thus far” which will come as no surprise to anyone who is a fan of White’s.

In addition to the release date, the official track listing has also been unveiled. Check out the full track listing for Boarding House Reach below.

Boarding House Reach Track Listing:

1. “Connected By Love”

2. “Why Walk a Dog?”

3. Corporation

4. “Abulia and Akrasia”

5. “Hypermisophoniac”

6. “Ice Station Zebra”

7. “Over and Over and Over”

8. “Everything You’ve Ever Learned”

9. “Respect Commander”

10. “Ezmerelda Steals the Show”

11. “Get in the Mind Shaft”

12. “What’s Done is Done”

13. “Humoresque”


Original— Jan. 10, 2:08 p.m. ET

Over the past week, Jack White’s name has become a headline staple with a handful of summertime music festivals confirming his appearance. After months of speculations and a cryptic teaser later, the singer has confirmed the release of this much-anticipated new album. On Wednesday (Jan. 10), White announced the release of his third, solo album, Boarding House Reach, by releasing two songs from it.

The first song, and lead single, “Connected By Love” was given an official music video for the occasion. The five-minute, Pasqual Gutierrez-directed clip can be seen above. The second song White unveiled is titled “Respect Commander” and can be streamed here.

In December, White posted a four-minute teaser clip titled “Servings and Portions from my Boarding House Reach.” Shortly after the mix debuted, fans began to speculate that the songs featured in the clip would be included on the new album. Theories were also popping around that the new album would be titled “Boarding House Reach” which proved to be true.

In addition to the two new songs and new album confirmation, White has also announced that he will be releasing a limited edition 7-inch vinyl featuring both “Connected By Love” and “Respect Commander.” The 7-inch will only be available this Saturday, Jan. 13, at Third Man Records’ stores in Nashville and Detroit.

Boarding House Reach is the follow-up to 2014’s Lazaretto. In support of the new album, White has already been confirmed to headline several music festivals including Shaky Knees in Atlanta, Boston Calling, and New York’s Governors Ball. While there has been no official release date given, Boarding House Reach will be released through White’s Third Man Records and Columbia Records.

Senses Fail drop video for ‘Gold Jacket, Green Jacket’

Senses Fail have returned with another new track from their upcoming new album, If There Is A Light, It Will Find You. On Thursday (Jan. 11), the New Jersey-founded band released the music video for their latest single “Gold Jacket, Green Jacket.” The over-three-minute clip finds frontman Buddy Nielsen not exactly having a very good day with his encounters with people.

First we see him involved in a car crash, but not really caring as he sits there drinking his coffee. Then, as he’s running away, he makes a set of construction workers drop something they were carrying while a poor, unfortunate pizza delivery man gets caught in the mess. As if that isn’t enough, Nielsen has an encounter with a group of close-minded protesters who are in process of protesting the LGBTQ community. While a slew of bad things seem to be happening, at the end everyone involved get sprayed with glitter and their angry tendencies disappear as they head to a house party / jam session with the rest of Senses Fail.

“The inspiration for this video is Falling Down meets the clown sing-along part in Billy Madison,” explains Nielsen. “The idea was to basically have people coming at me for various reasons but I am able to stave them all off and have them join in on the fun with a glitter bomb. Nothing makes a bad time more fun than a little glitter. Overall I just wanted to have a video that was fun and left you feeling good about the world and life.”

“Gold Jacket, Green Jacket” will join “Double Cross” on Senses Fail’s upcoming seventh studio album. If There Is A Light, It Will Find You will be released on Feb. 16 through Pure Noise Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available on the band’s website here.

In support of the album’s new release, Senses Fail will hit the road at the end of February alongside Reggie and the Full Effect, Have Mercy, and Household. The upcoming tour will kick off on Feb. 27 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California and conclude over a month later on March 31 at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas.

SENSES FAIL SPRING 2018 TOUR DATES:

Feb. 27 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Feb. 28 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
March 2 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
March 3 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
March 5 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
March 6 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
March 7 – Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
March 9 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
March 10 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
March 11 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
March 13 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
March 14 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
March 16 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
March 17 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
March 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts
March 20 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
March 21 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
March 22 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
March 23 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
March 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
March 26 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
March 27 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
March 29 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
March 30 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
March 31 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl

Watch Fall Out Boy spoof infomercials for new music video

With a little over a week before the release of their brand new album, Fall Out Boy has given fans something to hold them over during the next few days. On Thursday (Jan. 11), the Chicago-founded band unleashed the music video for their latest single, “Wilson (Expensive Mistakes).” Staying true to their philosophy of never taking anything too seriously, the music video finds the band running their own infomercial channel where they sell a slew of old memorabilia and even themselves.

The items that the band can be found selling include, but are not limited to frontman Patrick Stump’s suit from the “Dance, Dance” music video; Stump’s hand from the “Youngblood Chronicles”; Holy Water that is priced at $899.99, but reduced to $56.99; a limited supply of Fall Out Boy fidget spinners; and Franklin the sheep from the cover of Infinity on High.

As if the random items being sold weren’t wacky enough, the infomercial also lists the guys as items that are up for sale. If you purchase Stump for the prices of $736.99, you get a free fedora. Like all infomercials, there’s a phone number given throughout the video for viewers to call and purchase an item of their choosing.

As opposed to it being a fake number, viewers can actually call the number which will direct to them to an automated voice messaging system. The voice messaging system then allows the caller to pre-order the album or even hear a funny joke. How about that for a fun spin?

Watch the music video for “Wilson (Expensive Mistakes)” above.

“Wilson (Expensive Mistakes)” will join previously released songs “The Last of the Real Ones,” “Young and Menace,” and “Champion” on MANIA. After pushing back the release date of the album, MANIA will finally see a release date of Jan. 19. Pre-orders for MANIA are currently available on the band’s website here.