Watch Fall Out Boy’s llama-centric video for ‘The Last of the Real Ones’

After breaking the news to fans that their new album will no longer see a fall 2017 release date, Fall Out Boy has decided to pay their fans back for their patience by unveiling another new song from the record. On Thursday (Sept. 14), the Chicago-founded band unleashed the music video for their new single, “The Last of the Real Ones.” The almost-four-minute clip begins with a red Ford Mustang pulling onto a dark, deserted dirt road with only the headlights illuminating the area. From the vehicle emerge two llamas (not real llamas) as they make their way to an undisclosed area nearby.

As the camera shifts, the viewer watches as the llamas light a fire on the ground before turning around to walk back to the awaiting vehicle. As the llamas return to the car, they open the trunk to reveal Fall Out Boy bassist, Pete Wentz, bounded and gagged in the trunk. Things don’t end well for the musician as the llamas take a shovel and begin to beat him with it. Check out the music video for “The Last of the Real Ones” above.

Earlier this week, the band posted a cryptic, eight-second clip on social media which left fans scratching their head momentarily. The clip featured a white card with the word MANIA printed at the top and the line “I wonder if your therapist knows everything about me?” written in the middle. As it turns out, the line is a direct lyric from the at-the-time-not-confirmed new song.

“The Last of the Real Ones” will join “Young and Menace” and current single “Champion” on Fall Out boy’s upcoming new album, MANIA. Instead of being released this Friday (Sept. 15), MANIA will now be released on Jan. 19, 2018.

In addition to the new song, the bans also announced on Twitter the official launch of their Fall Out Boy Fund. The purpose of the fund is to help out their hometown of Chicago by giving back. When tickets for the group’s upcoming “MANIA Tour” went on sale in April, the four-piece revealed that $1 from every ticket sale would go towards their fund. According to their social media page, their first mission is to provide over 20,000 elementary school kids with food education. The mission will be a joint effort between the band and Oakland food start-up, Back to the Roots. For more information about the Fall Out Boy Fund, head on over to the band’s website here.

In support of MANIA’s release, Fall Out Boy previously announced tour dates which will find the band performing across North America during the months of October and November. The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

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Watch Lany get colorful for ‘Super Far’

To say that Lany’s 2017 has been a busy one for the trio would an understatement. The group not only released their much-anticipated debut album at the beginning of the summer, but they’ve also spent much of the year touring non-stop all over the world including a short stint opening for John Mayer in April. Somehow, in between their busy schedule, the band managed to take some time to film a music video for their latest single, “Super Far.”

On Tuesday (Sept. 12), the Los Angeles-based band unleashed a colorful, but simple clip for the latest single from their self-titled album. The music video, which clocks in at just a bit over three and a half minutes, begins with the guys (Paul Klein, Les Priest and Jake Goss) being locked inside of a plain, empty room.

As the song begins to play, the viewer watches as the walls of the room begin to changes colors as the video progresses. Throughout the clip, the guys keep it simple by walking around the room and even busting out some synchronized dance moves like they were part of some 90’s boy band. The music video was directed by Isaac Ravishankara whose resume includes Kesha and Hozier while “Super Far” was co-written by One Republic’s Ryan Tedder. Watch the music video for “Super Far” above.

“Super Far” joins previously released singles “Good Girls,” “It Was Love,” and “ILYSB” on Lany’s debut, self-titled album. LANY was released back in June and reached the number 32 spot on Billboard’s Top 200 chart as well as earning a spot on Billboard’s Top 10 Digital Album chart.

In support of their new album, Lany will once again hit the road this fall. At the end of September, the group will return to North America for “The LANY Tour: Part Two.” The second outing will kick off on Sept. 25 at the House of Blues in New Orleans and conclude over a month later on Nov. 12 at the MacEwan Ballroom in Calgary, Alberta. The full list of upcoming tour dates can be seen here.

The Used announces release of ‘The Canyon’

Last month, The Used announced plans to hit the road in the fall and now fans have gotten the reason behind the upcoming excursion. On Thursday (Sept. 7), the Utah-founded band announced plans to release their seventh studio album in the fall. The new record will be titled The Canyon and is set to hit stores on Oct. 27. The upcoming album will be released through Hopeless Records. According to press statement from the band, the new album is the “rawest, unadulterated and personal piece of art the band has ever released.” The band statement also explains that the 17-track album was recorded live to tape so that it would sound like the group was “on stage, without a backing track” resulting in a sound that was “unique and unlike anything the band has done before.”

Pre-orders for The Canyon are currently available here. The band is currently offering a slew of pre-order bundles that range the basic album to a mega bundle that includes a vinyl version of the album, a CD version of the record, and a digital download version of the album as well as a the record’s companion hardcover book, an enamel pin, a t-shirt, and a long-sleeve shirt.

In addition to confirming the title and release date for the upcoming album as well as unveiling the full track listing, The Used has also unleashed the music video for the record’s lead single, “Over and Over Again.” The over-five-minute clip begins with two people dressed up in skintight, white body suits tending to a mannequin laying in a bed. The “nurses” begin to take care of the mannequin which transforms into The Used’s frontman, Bert McCracken. Throughout the clip, the viewer is treated to medley of shots that include McCracken dancing with a headless body dressed in a blazer, the band having a very Alice in Wonderland-esque last supper, and a pair of interpretive dancers dancing their way throughout the clip. Watch the bizarre music video for “Over and Over Again” above.

In support of The Canyon‘s October release, The Used will hit the road in late-October throughout November alongside the Daryl Palumbo-led Glassjaw. The tour will kick off on Oct. 27 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 while the full track list for The Canyon can be seen below.

The Canyon is the follow-up to The Used’s last studio album, 2014’s Imaginary Enemy. Before embarking on their 15-year anniversary tour in 2016, the band released their live album, Live & Acoustic at the Palace which was recorded live at The Palace in Los Angeles.

THE CANYON TRACK LIST:

1. “For You”
2. “Cold War Telescreen”
3. “Broken Windows”
4. “Rise Up Lights”
5. “Vertigo Cave”
6. “Pretty Picture”
7. “Funeral Post”
8. “Upper Falls”
9. “The Divine Absence (This is Water)”
10. “Selfies in Aleppo”
11. “Moving the Mountain (Odysseus Surrenders)”
12. “Over and Over Again”
13. “The Quiet War”
14. “Moon-Dream”
15. “The Nexus’
16. “About You (No Songs Left to Sing)”
17. “The Mouth of the Canyon”

Watch the Foo Fighters get dreamy in ‘The Sky is a Neighborhood’

The Foo Fighters have just surprise their fans with some great news. On Wednesday (Aug. 23), the Seattle-founded band unleashed the music video for their latest single, “The Sky is a Neighborhood.” The music video, according to Rolling Stone, features frontman Dave Grohl’s two daughters 11-year-old Violet and eight-year-old Harper.

The video begins with both of the Grohl’s daughters sitting in a log cabin in front of a fire-place with what looks like an old story book in front of them. As they open the book, the shot shifts to the Foo Fighters set up in front of a backdrop that looks like they are in space. The video shifts between the band playing the new tune as they “bang on the ceiling” of the log cabin and the sisters hanging out, having pillow fights, and playing with items in the house. Watch the music video for “The Sky is a Neighborhood” above.

“The Sky is a Neighborhood” will join “Run” on the Foo Fighters’ upcoming new album Concrete and Gold. Concrete and Gold is set to be released on Sept. 15 and will reportedly feature a slew of guests including Sir Paul McCartney, Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman, and, according to Grohl, “the biggest pop star in the world.” When Grohl made the comment about enlisting the biggest pop star in the word, speculations began that it could be Adele or Taylor Swift. Grohl clarified that it would be neither of them and that said pop star has “been around a long time.”

Concrete and Gold will be the follow-up to the Foo Fighters’ 2014’s Sonic Highways.

Good Charlotte drops music video for ‘War’

It’s been a while since Good Charlotte has released a new music video, but when you’re touring non-stop behind some new tunes, it’s almost expected. On Tuesday (Aug. 22), the Maryland-based band changed that when they released the official music video for their latest single, “War.” The music video begins with the band playing in what appears to be a basement, but quickly changes to a kid sitting in a darkly lit room, watching a program on the television.

The viewer watches the kid’s father appears out of nowhere and begins to throw a tantrum, throwing mail across the living room as his son sits silently in front of the television. Soon, his mother joins his father in the living room and a shouting match begins. Things only get worse when the three of them try to sit down for dinner and the shouting match continues.

Trying to escape from the tension, he heads to the park to play, but realizes how alone he really is. Instead of staying, he head to an arcade where he witnesses a bully push a girl from a game console so that he can play. All around, the bully and his group of mindless followers are seen poking fun at the girl’s expense even though she hadn’t done anything. Knowing how it feels to be in a sticky situation like that, the kid comes to her aid and they both leave the bullies and issues behind them. Watch the music video for “War” above.

“War” joins” Keep Swinging,” “Life Changes,” “Makeshift Love,” “Life Can’t Get Much Better” and “40 oz. Dream” on Good Charlotte’s “comeback” album, Youth Authority. The record, the group’s sixth studio album, was released in the summer of 2016.

In support of the album, the group has been touring behind its release non-stop. Coming up, the band will embark on the inaugural Warped Rewind at Sea cruise at the end of October. Good Charlotte will join Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Simple Plan, the Starting Line, and many more on the cruise’s maiden voyage.

Warped Rewind at Sea will take place during the weekend of Oct. 28, 2017-Nov. 1, 2017. The excursion will include a four-night round-trip cruise from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico. In addition to the lengthy list of performers, the cruise will also feature DJs, comedians, a Q&A session with Lyman, activities and autograph sessions with the artists, “Emo Nite” parties, and more.

Weezer confirms new album with new song

For the past five months, Weezer’s “Feels Like Summer” has been blasting through the speakers of many rock stations non-stop. While it looks like many of their fans are over the single, the group has finally given those “haters” a change in tune with a brand new song. On Thursday (Aug. 17), the California-founded band released a new track titled “Mexican Fender.” The new track is the lead single from the group’s majorly rumored and highly anticipated new album. Listen to “Mexican Fender” above.

In addition to finally giving fans a new song to blast through the speakers, Weezer has also confirmed the release of Pacific Daydream; their 11th studio album. For over the past year, the band has kept reassuring fans that their next album would be darker in content and go by the name The Black Album. According to the band, the record was in fact going to be dark, but that changed when they began the writing and recording process. Instead, the band described the new record as “an album that sounds like the Beach Boys and The Clash fell in love by the ocean and had one hell of an amazing baby.”

In support of Pacific Daydream, Weezer will be hitting the touring circuit this fall. Their upcoming tour, which will find them playing music festivals and venues around the world, will kick off this Sunday, Aug. 20 at The Big Feastival in Oro-Medonte, Canada wrap up Oct. 28 at the Wembley Arena in London, though we know they will be making a pit stop in our hometown on Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Dec. 2 for the second annual Sharkwrecked at the Riptide Music Festival. For tickets to that, head on over the music festival’s website here and check out all of Weezer’s tour dates here.

Watch Silverstein go back to Warped Tour in ‘The Afterglow’

Vans Warped Tour alums, Silverstein just wrapped up their seventh time on the annual traveling music festival, but now, the group is paying homage to this year’s excursion with their latest music video. On Wednesday (Aug. 16), the Canadian band unleashed a clip for their latest single, “The Afterglow.” The music video has a simple premise; follow the group before, after, and during their set.

The Warwick Hughes-directed clip shows the band joking around before they are slated to hit the stage for their half-an-hour set as well as the behind-the-scenes antics they participate in during their time off. While there are several shots of the band during their downtime, most of the music video features the band performing for huge crowds and even preparing to perform as Silvertooth; their “supergroup” with Beartooth. Sadly, there is not footage of the band getting killed by fellow Warped 2017 band, GWAR. Watch the music video for “The Afterglow” above.

“The Afterglow” joins previously released singles “Mirror Box,” “Whiplash,” “Lost Positives,” “Ghost,” and “Retrograde” on their eighth studio album, Dead Reflection. Dead Reflection was released back in July through Rise Records. Dead Reflection reached the number 46 spot on the Billboard 200 chart and the number 64 spot on the Canadian Albums chart. Dead Reflection is the follow-up to the group’s 2015 release, I Am Alive in Everything I Touch. This fall, the band will embark on the first phase of a massive world tour. For the full list of tour dates, head on over to Silverstein’s website here.

Watch Kesha get emotional in ‘Rainbow’

With Kesha’s “come back” album officially out, the singer has decided to give her longtime and dedicated “Animals” a little something extra on this record release day. On Friday (Aug. 11), the pop star unleashed the music video for her new album’s title track, “Rainbow.” Though the song is an emotional one, it’s understandable why the songstress decided to make a simple video to accompany the new tune.

The over-four-minute video begins with a quick shot of the sign where “Rainbow” was record (Capitol Studios in Los Angeles). The shot changes to the inside of the studio where a slew of studio musicians are preparing for their day as Kesha walks in. The pop star is seen greeting her soon-to-be co-workers before the footage changes to her walking the musicians through the harmonies of the song. About 35 seconds into the clip, the footage shifts to Kesha, alone in a sound booth, recording “Rainbow.” Watch the simple, but emotion-filled clip for the new song above.

“Rainbow” will join previously released tracks “Learn to Let Go,” “Woman,” and lead single “Praying” on Kesha’s recently released third album, Rainbow. In support of the new album, Kesha recently announced a massive North American tour set to take place during the fall months. The “Rainbow” tour will officially kick off on Sept. 26 at the Iron City in Birmingham, Alabama and wrap up a little over a month later on Nov. 1 at Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Tickets for the tour are currently available on Kesha’s website here while the complete list of tour dates can been seen here.

Weezer channels Guns ‘N’ Roses for new video

The saying goes “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” and for Weezer, they just showed their they respect for rock icons Guns ‘N’ Roses in one of the few ways they could. On Thursday (July 27), the California-founded band unveiled another video for their current summer jam, “Feels Like Summer.” The clip finds the guys getting in touch with their inner “Paradise City” side for the full clip. From the black-and-white shots of the group as well as the huge crowd at the show to the Axl Rose and Slash attires, the viewer can see, and chuckle, at how the group decided to pay homage to one of the most iconic rock bands around.

The music video for the new track was shot during the group’s appearance at Goldenvoice’s inaugural Arroyo Seco Weekend music festival in late June. Watch the music video for “Feels Like Summer” above.

“Feels Like Summer” is the first single off of Weezer’s upcoming new album. Though the album name has yet to be confirmed, the band teased last year that it would be given the moniker of The Black Album and would be a lot darker and gritty than The White Album.

While no official release date has been given for the group’s eleventh studio album, the band said back in March that the new album would be released in the summer of 2017. Sadly, the summer is almost over and all fans of the group have been given are several different versions of the same song.

In support of the song, and its multiple releases, the group will be hitting the road once again this fall. Their upcoming tour schedule will pick up with their appearance at The Big Feastival in Oro-Medonte, Canada on Aug. 20 and wrap up Oct. 28 at the Wembley Arena in London. The full list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

WEEZER 2017 TOUR DATES:

Aug. 20 – Oro-Medonte, Canada @ The Big Feastival
Aug. 26 – Monterrey, Mexico @ Hellow Music Festival
Sept. 2 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
Sept. 9 – Kansas City, KS @ 96.5 The Buzz’s Beach Ball
Sept. 10 – St. Louis, MO @ LouFest
Sept. 15 – Del Mar, CA @ KAABOO
Sept. 16 – Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown
Sept. 17 – New York, NY @ The Meadows Music and Arts Festival
Oct. 5 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Oct. 6 – Napa, CA @ Silverado Resort and Spa
Oct. 7 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Oct. 15 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle (with The Orwells)
Oct. 16 – Cologne, Germany @ Ewerk (with The Orwells)
Oct. 18 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique (with The Orwells)
Oct. 19 – Paris, France @ Olympia (with The Orwells)
Oct. 21 – Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013 (with The Orwells)
Oct. 23 – Leeds, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy (with The Orwells)
Oct. 24 – Glasgow, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy (with The Orwells)
Oct. 25 – Manchester, United Kingdom @ O2 Apollo (with The Orwells)
Oct. 27 – Birmingham, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy (with The Orwells)
Oct. 28 – London, United Kingdom @ Wembley Arena (with Ash, The Orwells)

The All-American Rejects drop two new songs

For what has seemed like years, The All-American Rejects have repeatedly promised fans that new music was on the way, but sadly, never came through. On Friday (July 7), the Oklahoma-founded band changed things when they released not one, but two new songs from their upcoming new album. To accompany the release of the two new songs (“Sweat” and “Close Your Eyes”), the band released an 11-minute music video that should be considered a short film with its time length, story line, and camera shots.

The first three and a half minutes of the clip is for “Sweat” and finds frontman Tyson Ritter dressed up as a streetwalker named “Betsy” as she tries to find some clients in the dead of night. When she finally gets a client, things take a turn for the worse when the cops barge in and catch her in a room with the client. Betsy, alongside her fellow streetwalkers, is arrested, but after a random dance number, she manages to get loose from the cops and run away.

The rest of the clip is dedicated to the group’s second single, “Close Your Eyes.” The video opens with Ritter, now going by Robert instead of Betsy, in a fluorescent-lit bathroom removing his Betsy persona. The viewer watches as Robert starts to go back to his normal self, donning a suit and tie and getting into a sports car to head home. Once he gets there, it appear like he has the perfect life, but sadly, it’s all an illusion. Watch the “Sweat” short film above.

In conjunction with the double-song premiere, Ritter spoke with Billboard about the band’s new music, their desire to take an unofficial hiatus, and of course how the two news songs came to be.

“When I was in L.A. with my feet at my little red piano, I established this relationship with a guy down the street named Benny Cassette. For ‘Close Your Eyes,’ he had a handful of tracks — he is a great producer — and he called me up. I was like, ‘This is great. This is makes me feel uncomfortable, you just proposing something like this, so send ’em my way. I’ve never tried anything like this.’ The closest I had ever gotten to co-writing before was with [Weezer’s] Rivers [Cuomo] for the Raditude record,” reveals Ritter to the publication.

He continues: “Benny’s track had this groove where I felt like I was pulling myself back into the ’90s in a fun way. Something felt really nostalgic about ‘Close Your Eyes’ for me, so I went with it. Even lyrically, I’m proud of finding some sort of depth with that song that I don’t think I’ve grabbed on with previous Rejects tracks.” Read the full interview over at Billboard.

While the band has yet to formally announce a specific release date or title for their upcoming fifth studio album, the group has revealed that the record will reportedly see a release tine frame of this fall.

In support of the new set of songs, the All-American Rejects are set to hit the road alongside Dashboard Confessional this summer. The joint summer excursion will kick off on July 13 at the Pacific Amphiheatre in Costa Mesa, California and conclude a month later on Aug. 15 at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

This upcoming album will be the group’s first set of new tunes since 2012’s Kids in the Street. Back in 2015, the group contributed a new song for the Drew Barrymore/Toni Collette-starring film, Miss You Already titled “There’s a Place.”