Watch Paramore get fake smiley in ‘Fake Happy’

After releasing two hugely successful music videos for their After Laughter single, Paramore is ready to add another one to the list. On Friday (Nov. 17), the Tennessee-founded band unleashed their music video for “Fake Happy.” The almost-four-minute clip begins with frontwoman Hayley Williams standing in the middle of an alleyway. The viewer watches as she seems to be collecting and relaxing herself as the somber beginning of the song plays.

About 40 seconds in, the scenery changes with Williams sitting on a tossed chair, dressed in a multi-colored sequin jumpsuit in the middle of New York City. She gets up from the seat and begins to dance around the city trying bring smiles to the face of everyone around her. Sadly, everyone around her is sporting a fake, yellow happy face over their own.

Throughout the clip, Williams’ face is not shown, but things change when she ends up in Time Square. The camera finally captures her face which is plastered with the biggest, fakest smile and tears running down her face. Watch the Zac Farro-directed music video for “Fake Happy” above.

“Fake Happy” is featured on Paramore’s recently released record, After Laughter. 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.

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Fall Out Boy celebrate Día de los Muertos in new music video

After spending the last week teasing fans about their brand new music video, Fall Out Boy has followed through and released the clip. On Wednesday (Nov. 15), the Chicago-founded band unleashed their Día de los Muertos-inspired music video for “Hold Me Tight or Don’t.”

The three-and-a-half minute clip finds the four-piece performing in the middle of a Día de los Muertos celebration. The four-piece is not only seen surrounded by beautifully dressed attendees, but also participating and interacting with the people. For those not familiar with Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), it is not the Mexican equivalent of Halloween as many believe it to be. Instead, the multi-day holiday (it takes place on Nov. 1 and 2) focuses on family and friends gathering to pray for and remember those who have died and help support their spiritual journey.

Watch Fall Out Boy’s music video for “Hold Me Tight or Don’t” above.

During a recent show in Dallas, Fall Out Boy all but confirmed the release of the Brendan Walter and Mel Soria-directed music video. The band was photographed performing on platform that was decorated as a marquee and the letters FOB at the top. On the marquee, the location and date was printed at the top while the date “11/15” and “HLD ME TGHT OR DNT” was printed below that.

Then, on Tuesday (Nov. 14), the band posted “On Wednesday, we’ll honor the dead. HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON’T midnight ET worldwide” confirming what fans had speculated when the image from the Dallas show was posted.

“Hold Me Tight or Don’t” will join previously released song “The Last of the Real Ones,” “Young and Menace,” and “Champion” on Fall Out Boy’s upcoming new album MANIA. Originally scheduled to be released on Sept. 15, 2017, Fall Out Boy recently confirmed that their seventh studio album will see a release date of Jan. 19, 2018. Pre-orders for MANIA are currently available on the band’s website here.

Currently, Fall Out Boy is in the middle of their “MANIA” North American tour. Tonight, the group will perform at the Viejas Arena in San Diego, California. The complete itinerary for the “MANIA” North American tour can be seen here.

As It Is debut music video for ‘No Way Out’

As It Is may be in the middle of one of their final tours of 2017, but that doesn’t mean the band is going to stop treating fans to new music videos any time soon. On Wednesday (Nov. 8), the United Kingdom-founded band unleashed the music video for their latest single, “No Way Out.” Prior to the debut of the new clip, the band had told fans to keep an eye out because the new video would be heading their way shortly.

The premise of the music video is simple; the band is giving the viewer a taste of their live show. The simplicity of the clip lets the band’s energetic, high-energy performance personas shine through as snow falls on them and a set to white lights illuminate them in the otherwise dark setting. Watch the music video for “No Way Out” above.

“No Way Out” is featured on the band’s recently released record, okay. okay. was released back in January of 2017 through Fearless Records. The record landed at the top spot on Billboard’s “Heatseekers” chart as well as the top spot on the “Alternative New Albums” chart.

Last month, As It Is made headlines when news broke that longtime guitarist Andy Westhead was no longer in the band. The group’s confirmation came after a fan asked Westhead on social media if everything was okay since he was not present at the band’s recent show. Westhead responded with “I guess the others didn’t think you guys were worth an explanation either – I wish the others would allow me to be there.”

Shortly after Westhead’s response, the group posted a letter online detailing how their decision was reached about Westhead’s departure. In the same letter, they explained to their fans that they wanted the make the announcement “with Andy’s full involvement and approval.” Following the band’s announcement, they advised fans that they would continue touring as a four-piece.

Currently, As It Is is supporting Waterparks on their North American “Monster Energy Outbreak” tour. The excursion kicked off earlier this week in Dallas and will find the British band performing across the continent before the trip wraps up on Dec. 7 in Houston. The complete “Monster Energy Outbreak” tour itinerary can be found here.

Thirty Seconds to Mars celebrate the United States in new music video

After their constant use of the word “soon,” 30 Seconds to Mars has finally unveiled their much-hyped music video for “Walk on Water.” On Wednesday (Nov. 8), the California-founded band unleashed the music video for “Walk on Water” which is all about celebrating the United States of America. As promised by the band, the video features footage from fans around the country as they show what happened when they celebrate the Fourth of July. According to a statement from the band, over 10,000 individuals and 92 professional crews from around the United States, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, submitted videos which showcase what America looked like on that one day.

The music video begins with voice overs from journalists discussing the band’s decision to chronicle people across the country as they celebrate Independence Day. After showing anchor covering the story, the shot changes to the band standing in what looks like a tarmac at an airport countdown until they begin their ambitious project. The music video goes on to feature crowd-sourced footage that was all shot on the Fourth of July and submitted to the band as well as facts about the United States.

According to the band, the four-minute clip is only a sneak peep into the band’s upcoming documentary film, “A Day in the Life of America.” Watch the music video for “Walk on Water” above.

“Walk on Water” is the lead single off 30 Seconds to Mars’ still-untitled fifth studio album. While the group has promised that more information about the album will be coming soon (you know, their overused word), fans of the trio have yet to get anymore details about the pending release. But while an official release date for the album and its companion documentary is still unknown, Echelon members can rest assure that the band is not slowing down.

Last month, the trio announced a massive European tour that will kick off in early March and wrap up in early May. The complete list of tour stops can be seen below.

30 SECONDS TO MARS 2018 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:

03/11 – Cologne, Germany @ Lanxess Arena
03/12 – Basel, Switzerland @ St. Jakobshalle
03/14 – Paris, France @ Accorhotels Arena
03/16 – Rome, Italy @ Palalottomatica
03/17 – Bologna, Italy @ Unipol Arena
03/18 – Munich, Germany @ Olympiahalle
03/20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
03/21 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Lotto Arena
03/23 – Cardiff, Wales @ Motorpoint Arena
03/24 – Manchester, England @ Manchester Arena
03/25 – Glasgow, Scotland @ SSE Hydro
03/27 – London, England @ The O2
03/29 – Birmingham, England @ Arena Birmingham
04/10 – Lisbon, Portugal @ TBC
04/12 – Madrid, Spain @ Wizink Center
04/13 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sant Jordi Club
04/14 – Bilbao, Spain @ Sala Cubec
04/17 – Vienna, Austria @ Stadhalle
04/18 – Lodz, Poland @ Atlas Arena
04/19 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Tipsport Arena
04/21 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ TAP1
04/22 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Annexet
04/23 – Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum
04/25 – Helsinki, Finland @ Ice Hall
04/27 – Saint Petersburg, Russia @ SKK Arena
04/28 – Moscow, Russia @ Olimpiyskiy
04/30 – Kiev, Ukraine @ Sports Palace
05/02 – Hamburg, Germany @ Barclaycard Arena
05/03 – Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena

All Time Low address social issues with ‘Good Times’

Following several days of posts on social media about something big coming before the end of the week, All Time Low has kept their word. On Wednesday (Nov. 1), the Baltimore-based band unleashed the music video for their current single, “Good Times.” The four-minute-clip which was directed by Patrick Tracy begins with shots from the inside of a high school gymnasium after what appears to be a school dance. Blue and white balloons, blue streamers, a disco ball, and several chairs litter the gymnasium floor as evidence of a good time. The dimly lit shot transitions from the remnants of a fun evening to the everyday struggles of a group of high school students.

The viewer follows the everyday struggle of a group of teenagers who are individually going through different struggles. The viewer watches a girl being bullied by two of her classmates, a boy stuck inside of a house with feuding parents, two same-sex couples, a couple in an interracial relationship where one of their parents is not exactly thrilled by it, and a girl in a hijab getting things throw at her by a group of Confederate flag-totting boys.

While the video does show the struggle that each of the protagonists encounters, it also shows that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, even if it is just a high school dance.

“We are so proud of this video, of Pat who helped us bring it to life, the small glimpses into amazing lives we see within, and the beautiful, diverse people it represents,” frontman Alex Gaskarth said in a press release. “Always be exactly who you are, and don’t live in fear of someone else’s judgment. Be brave, be bold, and find your happiness in yourself and the ones you love.” Watch the music video for “Good Times” above.

“Good Times” is featured on All Time Low’s recently released record, Last Young Renegade. Last Young Renegade was released back in June and quickly landed at the number nine spot on Billboard‘s 200 chart selling 33,000 units in its first week.

In support of the album’s release, All Time Low has been touring around the world non-stop. Now that their non-stop touring schedule is coming to an end, the group will perform at a handful of radio station music festival throughout November. Once that mini tour comes to an end, the band will wrap up 2017 with three sold out shows at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey where they will celebrate the tenth anniversary of their debut album So Wrong, It’s Right.

Listen to Weezer yearn for ‘Happy Hour’ in new song

With a little over a week left before their new album is officially out in the hands of the public, Weezer has unleashed yet another new track from it. On Wednesday (Oct. 18), the California-founded band unleashed “Happy Hour”; their fifth song from Pacific Daydream to be unveiled. The new song’s debut should not comes as much of a surprise since the band has previously teased that a new song would be released before the record hits stores.

“P.S. there might be one more song for you before the album’s out too. You’ll just have to wait and see,” posted the band on Twitter at the beginning of October. Listen to the group’s almost-three-minute song about their need for happy hour above.

“Happy Hour” will join “Feels Like Summer,” “Mexican Fender,” “Beach Boys,” and “Weekend Women” on their upcoming album, Pacific Daydream. Pacific Daydream is set to be released on Oct. 27 through Crush Music/Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available here.

In support of Pacific Daydream’s release, Weezer is currently in the middle of their final European tour of 2017. Tonight, the group is set to perform at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels alongside the Orwells. After wrapping up their European tour at the end of the month, the guys will take a month or so off and then fly down to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to headline the second annual Sharkwrecked at Riptide Festival on Dec. 2.

Pierce the Veil unleash trippy video for new single

Fresh off their tour with Rise Against, Pierce the Veil has returned with a brand new music video for their latest single. On Wednesday (Oct. 11), the California-based band unleashed their trippy music video for “Today I Saw the Whole World.” The video begins with the band inside of what appears to be a studio with white walls surrounding them. As the music picks up, we watch as the four-piece stick to just playing their instruments before the viewer is taken on a trippy journey when random clips are projected on the white walls. If you think the clip is very reminiscent of music videos from the 90s, that’s exactly what the group was going for according to frontman Vic Fuentes.

“I grew up watching massive amounts of MTV music videos throughout the 90’s. I would record all of my favorites on VHS tape, watching them over and over until the tape wore out,” recalls Fuentes. “Our new video was inspired by some of these artists that I loved back then like the Beastie Boys, Cypress Hill and Marilyn Manson. We wanted to use this 90’s look to visually express the lyrics and fury inside of the song.”

The almost four-minute clip was directed by Dan Fusselman whose resume includes videos for Neck Deep, Silversun Pickups, and August Burns Red. Watch the clip above.

The release of the music video comes a few months after the band formally announced their plans to unleash the clip. Taking to Instagram, the group post an image of themselves from behind the screen of a camera with the caption, “Shooting a new video for ‘Today I Saw the Whole World.’”

“Today I Saw the Whole World” is featured on Pierce the Veil’s recently released record, MisadventuresMisadventures was released back in May of 2016 and earned the top spot on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums, Top Hard Rock Albums, Independent Albums, and Top Rock Albums charts. Earlier this month, Pierce the Veil announced the release of their Today I Saw the Whole World EP exclusively on Spotify. The EP features the original version of the song as well as an acoustic version. Listen to the Today I Saw the Whole World EP here.

Watch Melanie Martinez channel ‘Alice in Wonderland’ for new video

Two years after releasing her debut album, Cry Baby, Melanie Martinez has returned to treat fans to the final music video from the previously released record. On Friday (Sept. 22), the New York-based artist released the music video for the final single, “Mad Hatter.” As the title of the track implies, the clip finds the singer in a theatrical and creepy version of Alice in Wonderland.

The four-and-a-half minute clip begins with Martinez sitting on a bed in a bubblegum pink and white room smoking a cigarette. At first glance, all that is on the bedside table is an ash try, but as the camera shifts back to the table, a glass bottle appears. Like the viewer, Martinez looks at the bottle confused, but decides to drink the liquid as the note attached encourages. Almost instantly, the liquid starts to take effect as two women with buggy black eyes stare down at the artist. As she closes her eyes, everything goes black for her and the viewer.

As the song picks up, the viewer finds themselves in a room with a life-size Jack in the Box. Out of the box pops Martinez, which begins the viewer’s trip down the dark and twisted rabbit hole.

As noted by a press statement and accompanying caption on YouTube, Martinez conceived, wrote, and directed the clip as well as designed all of her costumes. Watch the music video for “Mad Hatter” above.

“Mad Hatter” is featured on Martinez’s debut album, Cry Baby. The album which was released in August of 2015, debuted at the number six spot in the Billboard 200 chart and spent 108 consecutive weeks on the chart. the album also earned the number one spot on Billboard’s “Top Alternative Albums” chart and the number five spot on the “Top Albums” chart.

Listen: Asking Alexandria go ‘Into the Fire’ with new song

After some lineup changes over the last couple of years, it looks like Asking Alexandria is ready to go back to their original lineup and release some new music. On Friday (Sept. 22), the United Kingdom-founded band unveiled their brand new song “Into the Fire” which is not only the first single from their upcoming album, but also marks the return of longtime vocalist Danny Worsnop.

The four-minute clip for the new tune looks like a nod to Frank Miller’s graphic novel “Sin City” with its black-and-white shots, graphic novel-ish, settings, and the use of red for important things. Check out the music video for “Into the Fire” above.

“Into the Fire” is the first single off Asking Alexandria’s yet-to-be-titled fifth studio album. According to the band, the new record is set to be released on Dec. 15 with pre-orders and additional details to be announced soon. The new album is the follow-up to 2016’s The Black. The record will also mark Worsnop’s official return to the lineup after exiting the band in early 2015.

At the beginning of 2015, Worsnop broke the hearts of fans when he announced he was leaving the band to focus on his new band, We Are Harlot. Shortly after his departure, the remaining members of Asking Alexandria enlisted Make Me Famous’ Denis Stoff to take over vocal duties. Sadly, the relationship between Stoff and remaining members of Asking Alexandria hit the skids when the singer reportedly stopped speaking to the band and would not respond to founding member Ben Bruce’s modes of communication.

After officially announcing Stoff’s “exit” from the band, the group welcomed back Worsnop in the fall of 2016.

 

Watch Broadside’s beachy video for their latest single

It’s been a couple of months since the boys from Broadside released a new music video, but with their busy touring schedule, it’s understandable. On Thursday (Sept. 21), things changed when the Virginia-founded band unveiled their music video for their ukulele-driven track, “I Love You. I Love You. It’s Disgusting.” The over-three-minute video begins with Broadside frontman Ollie Baxxter strumming away on his ukulele as the scenery behind shifts from locations like the beach and a pier to a kitchen and a bedroom.

As the video progresses, Baxxter is no longer alone, but is joined by who the viewer can assume is his “girlfriend.” For the rest of the clip, the video follows the duo as they hang out together doing things like fixing the bed to walking around a pier with an amusement park and playing in the ocean.

“This is a song for romantics,” explains Baxxter. “When you’re in love, you feel consumed in its warmth. I’m happy knowing that I’ve contributed to a very long list of love songs.” Guitarist Niles Gibbs adds: “We are not afraid to try new things and that is apparent with this song.”

Watch the clip for “I Love You. I Love You. It’s Disgusting” above.

“I Love You. I Love You. It’s Disgusting” is featured on Broadside’s recently released record, Paradise. The record, the band’s sophomore effort was released in mid-June and earned the number 17 spot on Billboard‘s Heatseekers Album chart and the number 47 spot on Billboard‘s Independent Albums chart.

In support of Paradise‘s release, Broadside is currently on the European leg of their current tour. According to a press release, the band will return to the United States for a short tour during the months of November and December. Those tour dates will reportedly be confirmed within the upcoming weeks.