Watch Of Mice & Men’s festival-centric video for ‘Back to Me’

Ever since the departure of Austin Carlile, the remaining members of Of Mice and Men have been doing a good job of keeping the group going with several music festival appearances and some new tunes. On Monday (May 22), the California-founded band premiered “Back to Me,” their second song to feature bassist Aaron Pauley’s shift from backing vocals to frontman. The music video for the new track is a simple premise we’ve seen many times before; a day in the life of the band when they’re out on tour. Footage for the clip was recorded during the band’s performances at Jacksonville, Florida’s Welcome to Rockville, Fort Myers, Florida’s Fort Rock, North Carolina’s Carolina Rebellion, and the inaugural Las Rageous Festival in Las Vegas.

While the video may be simple, it does allow for the new song to shine. Watch “Back to Me” above.

In an interview with Alternative Press, Pauley reveals that Carlile’s departure earlier in the year helped inspire “Back to Me.” “For maybe a fan of the band this is an entry on our Wikipedia page about the chronology of the band, but for us Austin leaving the band was a life event.”

Pauley continues: “That’s a big thing, and I think in major life events, it’s easy to feel like you lose yourself or to feel like a piece of you is gone or to feel like, ‘How can I be the me that I’ve always known that this is different now?’ If you can hold onto the passion—whether it’s passion in art, or music, or, I don’t know, video games, anything—if you can find what you love and work diligently towards it and remember that that’s a huge part of you, then you will always be able to find a way back to yourself.” To see Pauley’s full interview from this past weekend’s Rock on the Range, head on over here.

“Back to Me” will join previously released song “Unbreakable” on a special 7-inch the group will release in  late June. Pre-orders for the record, which is set to be released on June 30 through Rise Records, is currently available here. “Back to Me” and “Unbreakable” are the band’s first set of new tunes since the release of 2016’s Cold World.

Silverstein announces ‘Dead Reflection,’ drops new music video

Just in time for their seventh time on the Vans Warped Tour, Silverstein has announced a brand new album. On Thursday (May 18), the Canadian band announced that their upcoming ninth studio album will be titled Dead Reflection and will see a mid-July release. The new album, their first since 2015’s I Am Alive in Everything I Touch, will be released on July 14 through Rise Records. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available here.

In addition to the new record confirmation, the band has also released the music video for the album’s lead single, “Retrograde.” The over-three-minute clip is simple; the group is performing in what can be assumed to be either a studio or warehouse. As frontman Shane Told shifts between screaming the lyrics and the clean vocals, the lights change color (a yellowish-brown for the screams and blue with hints of white for the clean vocals). Watch the complete music video for “Retrograde” above.

Dead Reflection‘s announcement comes a couple of days after the band posted a cryptic, 16-second clip online. The footage, at first, features a black background with a pink knot at the center of the screen and the sound of a body of water playing in the back. Midway through the 16 seconds, the image changes and is replaced by a date and time (May 18 at 2 p.m. EST).

Dead Reflection will mark the group’s new set of tunes since I Am Alive in Everything I Touch. Last October, they released a stand-alone single titled “Ghost.” The purpose of the song was to give fans something to hold them over until they were finished with the new album. As seen in the album track list below, the new album will in fact include “Ghost.”

According to a press release from Told, the new album has “the massive sound that fans have come to expect from the band, but being written during a time of pain and frustration has added a new element to the record that hasn’t been present on past releases.”

He added: “This record tells the story of how broken I was, how I found myself on a path of self-destruction, and how I had to fight to get my sanity and happiness back. The year-long journey was not an easy one. I fell down into many dark places, and ultimately I had to fight to resist against so many vices to get back into a positive light.”

The complete 11-track list for Dead Reflection can be seen below while the group’s full summer tour schedule can be found here.

DEAD REFLECTION TRACK LIST:

1. “Last Looks”
2. “Retrograde”
3. “Lost Positives”
4. “Ghost”
5. “Aquamarine”
6. “Mirror Box”
7.” Demons”
8. “The Afterglow”
9. “Cut and Run”
10. “Secret’s Safe”
11. “Whiplash”

Watch: Muse channels 80s films for ‘Dig Down’

After promising fans a brand new song last week, Muse has finally unveiled the new tune. On Thursday (May 18), the English band premiered their first new song in nearly two years, “Dig Down.” In conjunction with the release of the new song, the group also released the official, Lance Drake-directed music video for it. According frontman Matt Bellamy, the video was inspired by 80’s films such as Robocop, Running Man, and Aliens.

The music video follows a woman, played by activist/model Lauren Wasser as she tried to escape a high-security building. Watch the complete music video for “Dig Down” above. In the same interview with iHeartRadio, Bellamy reveals that not only did he write the song just a month ago, but that he wrote it to give people out their some optimism during this otherwise dark times.

“It is a new song. I just wrote it like about a month or so ago, a couple of months ago,” the singer admits with a chuckle. “It’s kind of like, we’re living in an unusual times at the moment, so I wanted to write a song that was sort of optimistic in its message. Like making people feel like they  can get through anything in their life, any hard times, stuff like that, and its a very positive song.”

Prior to the song’s release, fans were under the impression that “Dig Down” would be a stand-alone single and not be part of a bigger record. During his chat, Bellamy revealed that not only will the new tune be featured on the new record, but that fans should expect two to three new songs from them this year with one scheduled for the end of the summer/beginning of fall.

“The new album probably won’t be until some time next year, but we’re going to put out at least two, maybe three songs this year and the same next year ahead of that.” To listen to the complete interview, head on over here.

As previously announced, Muse will be hitting the road this summer for their joint tour with 30 Seconds to Mars. The upcoming tour will kick off this Saturday, May 20, at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Muse’s last studio album was 2015’s Drones.

Broadside drops video for ‘Hidden Colors’

Broadside has returned with a brand new music for another new track off their impending new album. On Thursday (May 11), the Virginia-based band took to Twitter to promise fans that once their post reached a total of 616 re-tweets they would release their music video for “Hidden Colors.” At first, the number of re-tweets requested may have seemed strange, but it turns out that 616 is the date their new album is set to hit store.

Two hours after the initial post, the post reached the requested re-tweets with the band keeping their promise by releasing the music video for “Hidden Colors.”

The over-three-minute clip primarily features the band performing inside of what looks like a warehouse with graffiti all over the walls. Almost a minute into the clip, the graffiti changes from normal colors to neon paint thanks to the help of what we can assume is a black light. Let’s just say the guys no longer look like they’re performing inside a depleted warehouse that’s about to crash all around them, but rather, a cool night club.

When asked about the inspiration about the song, vocalist Oliver Baxxter revealed what it’s about. “We wanted to represent the women in our life with the utmost respect and how grateful we are for them.”

He adds: “We live in a very romantic time, but not enough people are focusing on where the romance actually comes from, the pure undying desire for love. ‘Hidden Colors’ is about young lovers in the night. It’s about telling that person just what you appreciate about them. You can NEVER tell someone enough how much they actually mean to you.”

Watch the music video for “Hidden Colors” above.

“Hidden Colors” will join lead single “Puzzle Pieces” on Broadside’s sophomore album, Paradise. Paradise is set to be released on June 16 through Victory Records. Pre-orders for the new record are currently available here. Those who pre-order Paradise will be given an instant download of “Puzzle Pieces.”

Just in time for the release of their new album, Broadside will be hitting the road with Real Friends, Have Mercy, Tiny Moving Parts, Nothing, Nowhere. The spring tour officially kicked off last night (May 11) at Ace of Spades in Sacramento. Tonight, Broadside and company will perform at The Regent Theater in Los Angeles. The complete list of tour stops can be seen below.

REAL FRIENDS/ HAVE MERCY/ BROADSIDE SPRING TOUR DATES:

5/11 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
5/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
5/13 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
5/14 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
5/15 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
5/17 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
5/18 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
5/19 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
5/20 – Lafayette, LA @ Warehouse 535 (Broadside only)
5/21 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
5/22 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
5/23 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
5/24 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
5/25 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
5/26 – Lake Park, FL @ Kelsey Theater
5/27 – Charlotte, NC @ The Undergrown
5/28 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
5/30 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
5/31 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
6/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
6/02 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
6/03 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
6/04 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
6/06 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre
6/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
6/08 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre
6/09 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall

Sum 41 brings the party to the skate park in new video

It’s been over seven months since Sum 41 released any new music videos for their brand new tunes. On Wednesday (May 3), things changed when the Canadian band unleashed their fan-centric music video for “Goddamn I’m Dead Again.” The music video kicks off with the band, more specifically frontman Deryck Whibley, sending out a mass message to fans on Facebook asking them to show up and be part of their brand new music video. “Bail on your Sunday plans and come spend the day with us,” reads the post.

Once the message disappears from the screen, we see the band arrive at what looks to be a depleted skate park with skate ramps full of graffiti and dead plants; the perfect place for a party. In between shots of the band getting ready, we see the Skumfuks (Sum 41 fans) arrive, ready for a good time. Headbanging, moshing, crowdsurfing, and the band performing make up the almost four-minute video. If the clip looks familiar, it’s because according to the band the new video is supposed to be reminiscent of their music videos for “In Too Deep” and “Fat Lip.”

“We’re very excited to release this new video for ‘Goddamn I’m Dead Again.’  This one is for the fans and by the fans,” said Whibley in a statement that accompanied the new clip. “What you are seeing are dedicated Sum 41 super fans, not one extra and I love that. Thank you all for being a part of it and spending that Sunday afternoon with us!”

Watch the full music video for “Goddamn I’m Dead Again” above.

“Goddamn I’m Dead Again” is featured on Sum 41’s recently released album, 13 Voices. The record was released back in the fall of 2016 through Hopeless Records. Following its release, the band headed out on their massive ‘Don’t Call It a Sum-Back’ tour which yield several sold out shows.

Currently, Sum 41 is in the middle of their co-headlining “We Will Detonate!” tour with Pierce the Veil. In addition to the tour stops with Pierce the Veil, Sum 41 will also appear at a handful of music festivals including Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, and Rocklahoma where their spring tour will officially wrap up on May 26. The complete list of Sum 41 tour dates can be found here.

Watch: Halestorm get emotional for ‘Dear Daughter’ video

With Mothers’ Day just around the corner and women’s issues at an all time high, Halestorm has returned with a brand new music video telling them that it will be all right. On Thursday (May 4), the Pennsylvania-based band unleashed their music video for “Dear Daughter.” The clip follows frontwoman Lzzy Hale as she sings to a camera while in between clips of her, we see girls looking a little discouraged and afraid. As the song hits its climax, we get to see all those same exact girls do a complete change as those doubts and fears disappear.

“I’m hoping that through this song, I can spread the inspiration and empowerment that has been instilled in me,” writes Hale about the new music video on her Tumblr account. “Carve your own path, ladies (and little gents too). I’m living proof that nothing in life is impossible.” Watch the full music video for “Dear Daughter” above.

In honor of Mothers’ Day which is Sunday, May 14, the group is encouraging fans to post pictures of their mothers and/or daughters with their own stories of encouragement using the hashtag, #DearDaughter.

“Dear Daughter” is featured on Halestorm’s recently released record, Into the Wild Life. The record, the group’s third studio album, was released in the spring of 2015.

Currently, the band is in the middle of their North American spring tour. After taking a couple of days off, the band will resume their touring on Friday, May 5, at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany, New York. Following a few more weeks, the trek will conclude on May 27 at the Bayou Music Center in Houston, Texas. The remaining tour dates can be seen below.

HALESTORM SPRING 2017 TOUR DATES:

May 5 – Albany, NY @ Washington Avenue Armory
May 6 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
May 12 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 13 – Portland, ME @ State Theater
May 15 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage
May 19 – Flint, MI @ James H. Whiting Auditorium
May 20 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
May 27 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center

Watch: Paramore cruises in new music video

A couple of weeks after releasing their first new song in nearly four years, Paramore has returned with another new tune. On Wednesday (May 3), the Tennessee-founded band unleashed the second single from their upcoming new studio album, After Laughter. Instead of just releasing the audio of the new song, the group debuted the music video for “Told You So” which was directed by Aaron Joseph and the group’s drummer, Zac Farro.

The video begins with frontwoman Hayley Williams who appears to be locked inside of a house all alone. While Williams is in the house, Farro and guitarist Taylor York are cruising around in a cheesy green screen graphics appearing through the back window. As the video progresses and it appears as nighttime has fallen, Williams looks like she escapes the house into the middle of a street as headlights illuminate her. Before we know what happens, Williams has joined York and Farro in the car. Watch the complete music video for the new funky song above.

“Told You So” will join lead single “Hard Times” on Paramore’s impending fifth album, After Laughter. After Laughter is set to be released on May 12 through Fueled By Ramen. Pre-orders are currently available on the band’s website. For those who purchase the album ahead of time, they will receive instant downloads of both “Hard Times” and “Told You So.”

In support of the new album’s release, Paramore is scheduled to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday, May 17. The group will reportedly perform lead single, “Hard Times” during their appearance.