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.”

Watch Green Day channel their past with ‘Revolution Radio’

With the North American leg of their Revolution Radio tour on the horizon, Green Day has taken a break from their live shows to give fans a new music video. On Tuesday (June 13), the California-founded band released the music video for their latest single, and album’s title track, “Revolution Radio.” The music video combines archival footage and new footage of the band performing at 924 Gilman Street, the Berkeley punk venue where the group formed.

About two minutes into the clip, there is a blink-and-you-miss-it reference to the band’s original name, Sweet children, which appear painted in white on a wooden plank. Even with the almost 30-year difference and some changes like the guys’ hair color and age, some things do remain the same like 924 Gilman Street’s interior is the same and Green Day can still put on a show. Watch the music video for “Revolution Radio” above.

“Revolution Radio” is featured on Green Day’s recently released record by the same name. The record was released last October through Reprise Records and instantly earned the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

In support of Revolution Radio, Green Day will hit the road this summer for a massive summer tour. The North American leg of the Revolution Radio tour will kick off on Aug. 1 at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, Washington and wrap up on Sept. 13 at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, California. United Kingdom-founded act, Catfish and the Bottlemen, will open for Green Day during the full excursion. The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.

Dropkick Murphys drop video for ‘Until the Next Time’

The Dropkick Murphys may have released their brand new album, 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory, earlier this year, but don’t expect the Boston boys to stop releasing music videos for the record’s tracks. On Thursday (June 8), the group released their music video for their latest single “Until the Next Time.” The video has a simple premise that celebrates the fans with the four-minute clip mostly featuring shots of the band’s fans at the shows, meeting them behind-the scenes, and even over taking the  stage while the band is still performing.

“The music video for ‘Until the Next Time’ was directed by our longtime friend and amazing photographer Gregory Nolan during our 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory Tour in both Europe and the U.S. This song is about our relationship with YOU, the best fans on the planet,” explains vocalist/bassist Ken Casey in a press release.

He continues: “It’s about the memories and the great friends we’ve made along the way…about the pleasure of coming to so many cities that we feel we can almost call home, and the bittersweet moments of having to say goodbye and move on to the next town every night.”

Watch the music video for “Until the Next Time” above.

“Until the Next Time” is featured on the band’s ninth studio album, 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory which was released back in January. The record debut at the number eight spot on the Billboard Top 200 chart and came out at the top spot in the independently released album category.

In support of the new record, the band has been touring relentlessly since January. Currently, the band is in Europe on the European leg of the 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory Tour. Once the tour concludes on July 16 at the Iveagh Gardens in Dublin, Ireland, the Dropkick Murphys will return to the United States for their joint “From Boston to Berkeley Tour” with Rancid.

The “From Boston to Berkeley Tour” will kick off on July 27 at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine and wrap up a month later on Aug. 26 at the It’s Not Dead Festival in San Bernardino, CA. The Bouncing Souls and Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers will open the tour from July 27 to Aug. 9. From Aug. 11 to the end of the tour, The Selecter and Kevin Seconds from 7 Seconds will replace The Bouncing Souls and Burns.

The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.

Watch Blink-182’s say goodbye to home in ‘Home is Such a Lonely Place’

Having a family and going on tour is probably the hardest part of being a musician. Interview after interview, musicians that travel a lot for their job have said that leaving behind their loved ones is the hardest part of being professional musicians. For Blink-182, a seasoned band made up of fathers, leaving behind their family must be even harder. On Tuesday (June 6), the California-founded band released their music video for “Home is Such a Lonely Place” which shows the viewer first hard the hardships of leaving on tour.

The video begins with all three guys holding film cameras to a mirror and capturing their reflections on film. As the video progresses, we see each member spending time with their loved ones before packing in and heading to a venue for their show that night.

“The video for ‘Home is Such a Lonely Place’ was probably the easiest we’ve ever filmed,” the band writes in a joint statement on social media. “All we had to do was be ourselves at home with our family and friends, as we prepared to leave for tour. Consequently, it’s also our most personal and honest videos, and one of my favorites.”

Watch the music video for “Home is such a Lonely Place” above.

“Home is Such a Lonely Place” is featured on Blink-182’s recently released record, California. The tune is also featured on the deluxe edition of the album which was released back in May. The deluxe edition of California features all the tracks from the original album as well as 11 new tracks and an acoustic version of “Bored to Death.”

Watch the Foo Fighters rock a retirement home in new video

Days after getting the plug pulled on them at BottleRock (but continued to play anyways), the Foo Fighters have given fans a major surprise. On Thursday (June 1), the Seattle-founded band unveiled their first new song, and its accompanying music video, in nearly two years. The new song is titled “Run” while the six-minute video for the new tune was directed by frontman Dave Grohl.

The clip begins with an older gentleman sitting in a chair in what appears to be a retirement home. The nurse appears with his meal and medicine reminding him to “take his pills” in a not so nice manner. As the nurse leaves the room, he crumples the plastic cup with the pills and throws it to the side.

The scene soon shifts to a room filled with a lot more retirees sitting, facing a stage. On the small setup of a stage are the guys from the Foo Fighters also appearing as senior citizens. The song begins soft and slow which does not seem to entertain the geriatric audience. As the song begins to speed up its tempo, the older gentleman from the beginning of the clip gets up from his chair and heads over to a column and starts to climb it.

As he reaches the top, the rude nurse and her orderlies attempt to get him down to no avail. Instead of climbing down, the older gentleman jumps from the top, landing on the orderlies, and begins to crowdsurf. That’s when things start to go crazy and chaos ensues as the retirees begin to revolt against the retirement home and escape into the night. Watch the complete video for “Run” above.

“Run” is the Foo Fighters’ first new song since the release of 2015’s Saint Cecilia EP even though their full-length album was 2014’s love letter different recording studios in the United States, Sonic Highways. Last month, the group debuted a new song titled “The Sky Is a Neighborhood” jumpstarting rumors that their new studio album may be right around the corner.

Watch Broadside channel ‘Paradise’ in new video

Nearly two weeks after dropping their colorful music video for “Hidden Colors,” Broadside has returned with a new music video for another new song of their impending sophomore record. On Friday (May 26), the Virginia-based band released their beach-inspired music video for “Paradise.” The three-minute clip opens with the band set up in what looks like a sound stage. The sound stage is set up to look like a beach with sand scattered all over the floor, a white screen showing projections behind the band’s instrumental set up, and the guys looking like the missing members of Grease‘s T-Birds with their white t-shirts, rolled up jeans, and black sunglasses.

As they begin to perform in the sand, they guys are soon assaulted by flying beach balls and fake seagulls that make direct bee-lines to them. Midway through the clip, the camera shift to the sand where Polaroids are scattered on the ground. The images begin to shift every couple of milliseconds showing different pictures. As it turns out, all the images showcased in the clip are courtesy of Broadside’s fans. The group asked their fan base to submit what their own vision of paradise looked like with their visions ending up in the final clip.

“Whatever adds value to your life, you need to chase it,” explains Broadside frontman Oliver Baxxter. “Life is a journey, and it should be documented and valued forever, so we wanted to give our fans an opportunity to share their version of paradise with us, and share their special moments in our music video. Thank you to everyone for letting us take a peek at your paradise.” Watch the music video for “Paradise” above.

“Paradise” will join previously released tracks “Puzzle Pieces” and “Hidden Colors” on Broadside’s upcoming album, Paradise. Paradise is set to be released on June 16 through Victory Records with pre-orders currently available here. In support of Paradise‘s release, Broadside is currently on tour with Real Friends, Have Mercy, Tiny Moving Parts, and Nothing, Nowhere. The spring tour will conclude on June 9 at the Concord Music Hall in Chicago. The remaining tour dates can be seen here.

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