Watch Muse journey to the last movie rental store in ‘Something Human’

It’s been six months since Muse last released a new song, but when you’ve on the road touring nonstop for most of the year, it’s bound to happen. On Thursday (July 19), the United Kingdom-founded band fixed that by unleashed another 80s-tastic music video for their latest single “Something Human.” Described as “one man’s journey to return a VHS before he becomes a werewolf,” the music video pretty much lives up to that description.

The four-and-a-half-minute clip begins with a shot of a city limits sign with the word “infected” scrawled across it in bright red ink while a brightly lit skull sits at the base of the sign. The camera zooms passed the sign to a sports car and frontman Matt Bellamy. The viewer watches as Bellamy stands in the middle of a deserted road wearing what looks to be virtual reality headset as the sun rises in front of him.

The camera shifts to an item on the hood of the car which looks like a cross between a cassette player and VCR. Bellamy removes a VHS from the player (it’s titled “Simulation Theory”) and places it in its case and begins his journey to return the video. Along the way, he encounters some cops  (played by his band mates Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard) who are relentless as they try to catch him.

While he manages to evade them by going into a wormhole, things do not look promising for the singer when the full moon appears and he turns into a werewolf just as he’s about to enter the video store.

“Something Human” was directed by Lance Drake who also directed the videos for both “Dig Down” and “Thought Contagion.” Watch the music video above.

In addition to the new song and its accompanying clip, Muse also announced that their eighth studio album will finally see a release time frame of November of 2018. “Something Human,” “Thought Contagion” and “Dig Down” are expected to appear on the upcoming album. The still-untitled record will be the follow-up to Muse’s 2016 release, Drones.

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Watch: Good Charlotte drop music video for ‘Shadowboxer’

It’s been a few months since Good Charlotte dropped the music video for their new album’s lead single, “Actual Pain,” but now, it looks like the band is ready to treat fans to another new tune. On Friday (July 13), the Baltimore-founded band celebrated the beginning of the weekend by unleashing another new song from their forthcoming record. Titled “Shadowboxer,” the new song tackles the issue of mental health and the pesky voices that never leave you alone.

The three-minute music video finds the group performing in what looks to be a depleted and abandoned house with furniture covered in clothes and spider webs everywhere. Between the footage of the band performing, the viewer watches as several people look at their reflections in light and bright room, but as soon as those pesky voices return, they are transported to the abandoned house where dark versions of themselves are reflected in the mirror. Watch the complete music video for “Shadowboxer” above.

“Shadowboxer” will join lead single “Actual Pain” on Good Charlotte’s seventh studio album, Generation RXGeneration RX is due out Sept. 14 through the band’s newly minted partnership with BMG and their record label imprint, MDDN.

In addition to the music video for the new song, the group revealed that they will headline a benefit concert for the victims of last month’s Capital Gazette shooting. While the festival is still in the early stages, the show will take place on Saturday, July 28, in Annapolis, Maryland. As of now, Good Charlotte are the only musical act on the bill.

“I don’t know what we can bring to it, other than we just want to be involved in supporting the city,” Benji Madden said in an interview with the Capital Gazette.

“Obviously, we’re all shocked [from the shooting]. We’re all kind of speechless. These are moments when you really don’t know what to do to help.”

This news comes a couple of days after the band confirmed plans to hit the North American touring circuit during the fall months. The Generation RX North American tour will begin on Oct. 12 at the Open Air ACMX in Mexico City and conclude on Nov. 24 at The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Generation RX is the follow-up to the band’s first post-hiatus album, 2016’s Youth Authority.

Twenty One Pilots announce new album, massive world tour

“What is Twenty One Pilots up to?” may have been the main question on fans’ minds over the course of the last few days when the group started posting cryptic messages. It all started when the duo changed their logo’s color scheme. The Blurryface blue, red, and gray color scheme was gone and replaced by a yellow and black version. Then, random posters with the new logo began to appear in random locations. Finally, things came to a head when the group posted a short, cryptic video on social media with an eye opening and some audio playing in the background.

Well, now it looks like fans finally got what they have been patiently waiting for; an answer. On Wednesday (July 11), the Ohio-founded act confirmed the release of their fifth studio album. Titled Trench, the new record is due out Oct. 5 through Fueled By Ramen.

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the duo released a pair of new songs; the album’s lead single “Jumpsuit” and a second track titled “Nico and the Niners.” While “Nico and the Niners” is currently available for streaming here, the five-minute music video for “Jumpsuit” can be seen above.

Trench is the follow-up to Twenty One Pilots’ Grammy-award winning album, 2015’s Blurryface.

As if a new album and two new songs wasn’t enough, the band also announced plans to hit the road later this year. In support of Trench, the two-piece will embark on a massive excursion which will find them touring and performing around the world during the final months of 2018 and the early months of 2019. Dubbed the Bandito tour, the trek will begin on Oct. 16 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and conclude five months later on March 17, 2019 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal.

Fans who would like to obtain early access to tickets are encouraged to register on the band’s website here. Those who qualify will hear back from the band on Monday, July 16. Tickets for those verified fans will go on sale beginning next Tuesday, July 17, at 10 a.m. local time. The complete Bandito tour itinerary can be seen below.

TWENTY ONE PILOTS BANDITO WORLD TOUR DATES:

Oct. 16 – Nashville, TN — Bridgestone Arena

Oct. 17 – Chicago, IL – United Center

Oct. 19 – St Louis, MO – Enterprise Center

Oct. 20 – Milwaukee, WI – Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center

Oct. 21 – St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center

Oct. 23 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena

Oct. 24 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

Oct. 26 – Boston, MA – TD Garden

Oct. 27 – Uniondale, NY – NYCB Live

Oct. 28 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center

Oct. 30 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

Oct. 31 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena

Nov 2 — Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena

Nov. 3 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena

Nov. 4 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center

Nov. 6 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center

Nov. 7 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center

Nov. 9 — Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena

Nov. 10 – Inglewood, CA – The Forum

Nov. 11 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena

Nov. 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena

Nov. 15 – Portland, OR – Moda Center

Nov. 16 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome

Nov. 17 – Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena

Nov. 19 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center

Nov. 20 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena

Nov. 21 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center

Dec. 7 – Perth, AU – Perth Arena

Dec. 10 – Adelaide, AU – Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Dec. 13 – Melbourne, AU – Rod Laver Arena

Dec. 16 – Sydney, AU – Qudos Bank Arena

Dec. 18 – Brisbane, AU – Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Dec. 21 – Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena

Jan. 30 – Kiev, UA – Palace of Sports

Feb. 2 – Moscow, RU – VTB Arena

Feb. 4 – St Petersburg, RU – Ice Palace

Feb. 6 – Helsinki, FI – Ice Hall

Feb. 8 – Stockholm, SE – Ericsson Globe Arena

Feb. 9 – Oslo, NO – Telenor Arena

Feb. 11 – Copenhagen, DK – Royal Arena

Feb. 12 – Hamburg, DE – Barclaycard Arena

Feb. 14 – Berlin, DE – Mercedes-Benz Arena

Feb. 15 – Lodz, PL – Atlas Arena

Feb. 16 – Prague, CZ – The O2 Arena

Feb. 17 – Vienna, AT – Wiener Stadthalle

Feb. 21 – Bologna, IT – Unipol Arena

Feb. 23 – Zurich, CH – Hallenstadion Zurich

Feb. 24 – Stuttgart, DE – Hanns-Martin-Schleyerhalle

Feb. 25 – Cologne, DE – Lanxess Arena

Feb. 27 – Birmingham, UK – Genting Arena

March 1 – Dublin, UK – 3Arena

March 2 – Belfast, UK – SSE Arena Belfast

March 4 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro Arena

March 5 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena

March 7 – London, UK – The SSE Arena Wembley

March 11 – Paris, FR – Accorhotels Arena

March 12 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome

March 13 – Brussels, BE – Palais 12

March 15 – Bilbao, ES – Bizkaia Arena (BEC!)

March 16 – Madrid, ES – WiZink Center

March 17 – Lisbon, PT – Altice Arena

Thrice announce ‘Palms,’ unleash music video for ‘The Grey’

Thrice announced their return in a big way last month when they revealed that not only had they left their home of Vagrant Records for Epitaph Records, but that they had some new music on the horizon. On Tuesday (July 10), the California-founded band made the new music news official when they confirmed the title and release date for their tenth studio album. Titled Palms, the new record is due out Sept. 14 through Epitaph Records. According to a press release, the new record was co-produced by Thrice and Eric Palmquist who also worked on the band’s last studio album, To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere.

In addition to confirming the title and date for the record’s release, the band also unveiled the music video for the album’s lead single, “The Grey.” The music video, which was directed by Daniel Carberry, comes a couple of weeks after the band uploaded a post on social asking fans to join them for the music video’s shoot.

“TALENT NEEDED FOR NEW MUSIC VIDEO. We are looking for 18 to 60-year-old people for new music video shooting in LA,” the band posted at the end of June.

The five-minute, black-and-white music video —which takes place in what appears to be a mental hospital— can be seen above.

“The Grey” is the lead single off Palms. Palms is the follow-up to 2016’s To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere.

In support of the new set of tunes, Thrice previously announced plans to hit the United States touring circuit for a massive tour. The trek will find the group touring around the country during the months of September, October, and November. The tour will begin on Sept. 20 with a double-night engagement at the House of Blues in San Diego. After being on the road for almost two months, the excursion will wrap up on Nov. 18 at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

THRICE / THE BRONX FALL TOUR DATES:

Sept. 20 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Sept. 21 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Sept. 22 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
Sept. 24 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Sept. 25 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Sept. 27 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
Sept. 28 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Sept. 29 – Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre
Sept. 30 – Charleston, SC – The Music Farm
Oct. 02 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
Oct. 03 – Richmond, VA – The National
Oct. 04 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Oct. 06 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Oct. 07 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Oct. 09 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
Oct. 10 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Oct. 12 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Oct. 13 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Oct. 14 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
Nov. 02 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Nov. 03 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Nov. 04 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
Nov. 06 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Nov. 07 – Denver, CO – Music Summit Hall
Nov. 09 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Nov. 10 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
Nov. 11 – Lawrence, KS – The Granda
Nov. 13 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Nov. 14 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
Nov. 16 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Nov. 17 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Nov. 18 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

Listen: Real Friends drop ‘Unconditional Love’

Real Friends’ new album is just a couple of days away, but the band is giving fans another new song to hold them over until then. On Monday (July 9), the Illinois-founded band released the official third single from their upcoming record, Composure. Titled “Unconditional Love,” the new song can be streamed above.

“Unconditional Love” will join previously released tracks “From the Outside” and “Smiling on the Surface” on the group’s third studio album. Composure is due out this Friday, July 13, through Fearless Records. Pre-orders for the new record are still available on the band’s website here.

The record was produced by Mike Green whose resume includes The Aces, All Time Low, the Mowgli’s, and Paramore.

In a press statement released back in June, bassist Kyle Fasel revealed that the forthcoming ten-track album was the first time the band put a lot of time and effort into not only the individual tracks, but the album as a whole.

“We have never put this much time and effort into a record,” begins Fasel.

Composure is everything we’ve always come up short on. We focused more on melodies than ever before. We focused more on the overall emotional climate of each song than ever before. I truly think that every song on the record stands on its own. But when all the songs come together it creates our best effort to date.”

Composure is the follow-up to band’s 2016 release, The Home Inside My Head.

In support of the album’s release, the band is currently playing the final Vans Warped Tour.

Watch Charlie Puth party and find love in ‘The Way I Am’

With a handful of days left before his massive summer tour is slated to begin, Charlie Puth has returned with the music video for his latest single. On Monday (July 9), the New York-based singer unleashed the music video for his fourth Voicenotes single, “The Way I Am.”

The three-minute music video features Puth in different areas of a house as a party goes on around him. As he sits in different rooms including the living room, bathroom, backyard, and even the roof, his eyes do not leave a girl at the party. The clip was directed by Colin Tilley whose resume includes Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna. Watch the music video for “The Way I Am” above.

“The Way I Am” is the first track on Puth’s recently released record, Voicenotes. The record was released in May and reached the number four spot on the Billboard 200 chart and the number two spot on Billboard‘s Top Albums chart. The album, which has only been out a couple of months, was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America only four days after its release.

In support of Voicenotes, Puth is set to hit the road this summer for the 17th annual Honda Civic Tour. Previously dubbed the Voicenotes tour, the excursion will find the singer, and supporting act  Hailee Steinfeld, traveling and performing for fans across the continent. The tour will kick off this Friday, July 13, at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston and conclude on Sept. 1 at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Between his Honda Civic Tour engagements, Puth will perform the latest single live on a pair of high-profile national television shows. On Tuesday, July 17, the singer will appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon while on Friday, July 20, he will perform live from Rockefeller Plaza in New York as part of this summer’s Citi Concert Series on TODAY.

Ice Nine Kills channel Freddie Kruger for ‘The American Nightmare’ music video

Ice Nine Kills have not been shy about making their music videos as cinematic as they can get; just take a look at the video for “The Fastest Way to a Girl’s Heart is Through Her Ribcage” or anything from Every Trick in the Book. On Thursday (June 28), the Massachusetts-founded band returned with their A Nightmare on Elm Street-inspired music video for “The American Nightmare.” Just like the trailer the band released earlier in the week, the clip begins with frontman Spencer Charnas visiting a psychiatrist after his former shrink conveniently drops him by email.

As the video continues, Charnas explains how he has been suffering from nightmares where a teenager, who happens to look like the psychiatrist’s receptionist, is being followed by an evil entity while teenagers in her town are dying. As the band performs, the new tune, the clip switches between the quartet performing the song and the teenager being followed by a shadowy figure that looks a lot like Freddie Kruger.

The clip concludes with a black screen and the words “The Nightmare Continues Friday, July 13th, 2018” displayed across it. Since the band has already confirmed in interviews that the new record will be inspired by horror films, it’s safe to assume that the next song will be inspired by Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th franchise.

Check out the music video for “The American Nightmare” above.

“The American Nightmare” will be featured on Ice Nine Kills’ forthcoming album, The Silver Scream. The new album, the band’s fifth studio record, is set to be released on Oct. 5 through Fearless Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available here.

In support of the new songs, the four-piece is currently on the final Vans Warped Tour. Those tour dates can be found here.

Watch Regina Spektor join forces with Gogol Bordello for ‘Seekers & Finders’

Gogol Bordello have returned with the music video for their latest single, “Seekers & Finders.” On Tuesday (June 26), the self-proclaimed gypsy rockers released the clip for the new song featuring close friend Regina Spektor. The over-three-minute clip primarily features footage of the band performing, while also incorporating solo black-and-white footage of Spektor and vocalist Eugene Hütz singing the song to each other. The video also features images related to Alchemy, Hermeticism, and esoteric knowledge which leaves its interpretation up to the viewer.

The video’s live footage was recorded during the band’s performance at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles back in March.

In a press statement, Hütz describes the duet as: “The duet of the wandering Jew and the roaming gypsy by the campfire, which we represent most perfectly.”

While asking Spektor to provide her vocals to the new song may have been a no-brainer —the have been friends for years— Hütz reveals the one special encounter sparked this connection.

“Now, it seems this precious collaboration with our dear friend Regina was in the making all along the years of friendship and mutual support. But it actually materialized rapidly once Regina told me that her ancestry also runs back to Ukraine. Writing with Regina’s voice in mind was easy and joyous, despite the heavy topics we pondered.”

Check out the complete music video for “Seekers & Finders” above and try not to get a little jealous that you weren’t invited to the show.

“Seekers & Finder” is featured on the band’s seventh studio album (Seekers & Finders) which was released back in August of 2017.

In addition to the release of the new music video, Gogol Bordello also announced that their first releases will be available digitally and on CD beginning next month. The group’s reissues will include the band’s 1999 debut, Voi-La Intruder; their sophomore record, Multi Kontra Culti vs. Irony; and East Infection, an EP of songs leftover from the original Rubic Records sessions.

A short run of 1000 CDs of each album will be available on limited edition digipak. All the reissues are due July 6. For pre-orders, head on over to the band’s website.

Watch Brendon Urie become a puppet in Panic! at the Disco’s latest music video

Now that Panic! at the Disco’s new album is officially out, the group is celebrating by releasing a brand new music video. On Friday (June 22), the Las Vegas-founded band unleashed the music video for “Hey Look Ma, I Made It.” The three-minute clip begins with Panic! frontman Brendon Urie in what looks to be a bathroom inside of a house. Decked in his signature gold blazer, the frontman leans down to splash water on his face, but when he straightens, his reflection is replaced by a puppet version of himself alla “Avenue Q. ”

The video follows puppet Urie as he says goodbye to his parents and heads out to Hollywood in a van to find success. The viewer follows along as he heads to a record label to sign his soul away in order to fulfill his dream. Throughout the clip, we watch as he gets the success he so much craves by appearing on the cover of magazines, attending award shows, and getting notoriety. But like with many Hollywood stories, there is always a dark side to fame.

The viewer watches as puppet Urie gets involved in drugs, alcohol, women, etc. While all this is going on in his life, human Urie appears to his puppet persona in an attempt to get him to snap out of his destructive behavior. The end of the video though, is the part that many viewers may take to heart. It addresses the subject of what it really means to “make it” especially when others are using you for their benefit.

Watch the music video for “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” above.

“Hey Look Ma, I Made It” will join previously released tracks “King of the Clouds,” “High Hopes,” “(F**k A) Silver Lining,” and “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” on Panic! at the Disco’s recently released record, Pray for the Wicked.

In support of the new album, the band will kick off the first leg of their Pray for the Wicked North American tour next month. The trek will begin on July 11 at the Target Center in Minneapolis and conclude a little over a month later on Aug. 18 at the T-Mobile Arena in the group’s hometown of Las Vegas. The full list of tour dates can be found here.

We the Kings return with new song, new album

Armed with a brand new record, We the Kings are ready to hit the Vans Warped Tour this summer. On Wednesday (June 20), the Florida-founded band announced the forthcoming release of their sixth studio album. Titled SIX, the new album is due out July 6 through the band’s longtime home of S-Curve Records/BMG.

The record comes a year or so after the band launched a PledgeMuisc campaign to assist with the creation of the new album. Late last year, the group’s monetary goal was reached and they began to work on their new set of tunes. In honor or all those fans, the cover art features the faces of all those contributors.

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the five-piece also released the album’s lead single, “On My Love.”

In an interview with Billboard, frontman Travis Clark reveals that the title is based on an expression used by his wife’s family.

“I learned the expression ‘On My Love’ from my wife’s family,” he begins.

“They use it all the time to prove that they are being honest and telling the truth. This song is about swearing on my love that no matter where life takes us, we will always be there for each other. ‘Even if the worst takes us through hell, I’ll be here for you.'”

Listen to “On My Love” above.

Pre-orders for SIX are available on the band’s website. The upcoming record is the follow-up to the group’s 2015 release, Strange Love.

In support of the early July release, the band will embark on the final Vans Warped Tour. For now, the complete track listing for SIX can be found below.

SIX TRACKLISTING:

1. “On My Love”
2. “The Ocean and the Sun”
3. “Even If It Kills Me”
4. “Mama Knows Best”
5. “Ride”
6. “Alive”
7. “I Won’t Settle”
8. “Festival Music”
9. “Planes, Trains, and Cars”
10. “Immortal”
11. “What I Wouldn’t Give”