Charli XCX shares her Yaeji and Clairo collaboration ‘February 2017’

If you don’t think Charli XCX is one of the hardest working musicians in pop music, then you have not been paying attention.

On Friday (Sept. 6), the singer unleashed another new song from her upcoming new album. Titled February 2017,” the latest track features Clairo and Yaeji.

“Collaborating with Yaeji and Clairo was really fun and unique,” the pop star said in a press statement.

“We are all very different artists, but coming together on this song felt so special and right. Clairo and I made a load of songs together in my studio in LA one afternoon at the beginning of the year. None of them were this song but it was so easy to write with her that the second I came up with this idea separately I sent it over to her and she came back with loads of ideas.”

She continues: “We sent over this idea to Yaeji too and she did a really beautiful verse. It sounds so intimate. It’s one of the most intimate moments on the album.”

“February 2017” is featured on Charli’s forthcoming third studio album Charli. Her self-titled is due out next Friday, Sept. 13, through Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the 15-track record are currently available here.

“February 2017” joins previously released singles “Gone” with Christine and the Queens, “1999” with Troye Sivan, “Warm” with HAIM, “Blame It on Your Love” with Lizzo, and “Cross You Out” with Sky Ferreira.

Charli is the follow-up to 2014’s Sucker.

Earlier this week, Charli joined forces with Christine and the Queens to perform their joint track “Gone” on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. During their set, they even gave the 1975’s catchy tune “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME” their own spin. Listen to the performance here.

In support of the impending release, Charli previously announced plans to embark on a massive fall tour. The Charli LIVE North American outing begins Sept. 20 at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta and concludes a month later on Oct. 22 at Terminal 5 in New York.

At the time of publication, a handful of shows were classified as sold out. Those gigs include Emo’s in Austin on Sept. 24, Showbox Market in Seattle on Oct. 4, the House of Blues in Chicago on Oct. 12, the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. on Oct. 18, Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Oct. 19, and her final tour stop at Terminal 5 in New York on Oct. 22.

Tommy Genesis, Brooke Candy, Dorian Electra, and Allie X will support Charli on select dates.

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Blink-182 take the melancholy route for ‘I Really Wish I Hated You’

If blink-182 keep releasing new songs from their forthcoming full-length, there aren’t going to be any left to surprise fans.

On Friday (Sept. 6), the California-founded act unleashed the fifth song from their upcoming new studio album. Like with “Darkside,” the group posted about the new track’s release on Instagram. The post featured the song’s title in red neon lights against a black background, giving some kind of sense of how the song would sound.

The caption accompanying the images read “text us for a sneak peek (323) 831-0182.”

The almost three-and-a-half-minute tune finds the band getting darker with lines like “I hate the way that you’re better off / I numb the pain, but it never stops” and “Save me from myself the way you used to / Because I don’t really like myself without you / I really wish I hated you.” This plays into what Mark Hoppus said earlier this year when he revealed the new blink album would be darker and more aggressive.

Listen to “I Really Wish I Hated You” above.

“I Really Wish I Hated You” joins previously released single “Darkside,” “Blame It on My Youth,” “Happy Days,” and “Generational Divide” on blink’s upcoming new album. Titled NINE, the record is due out Sept. 20.

Pre-orders are available on the band’s website.

Blink-182 are currently in the final stages of their massive summertime tour with Lil’ Wayne and Neck Deep. Tonight, they’ll take over the Hartman Arena in Wichita, Kansas. As per the tour itinerary, Lil’ Wayne will not appear at tonight’s show nor tomorrow’s gig at Stir Cove in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The remaining tour stops can be found here.

We the Kings extend upcoming fall tour schedule

We the Kings’ fall itinerary is already filled with tour dates, so what’s another handful of gigs?

On Friday (Sept. 6), the Florida-founded act announced plans to embark on a short, headlining fall tour. Simply dubbed the “We the Kings Fall 2019 Tour,” the newly announced outing will include shows sporadically spread throughout October, November, and December.

The first round of shows begin on Oct. 24 at The Beacham in Orlando and conclude a few days later on Oct. 28 at The Underground in Charlotte, North Carolina. The second set of shows will begin on Nov. 26 in Portland (the venue is still TBA) and end on Dec. 6 at Crowbar in Tampa.

Tickets for the upcoming shows are currently available on We the Kings’ website.

The new tour dates come a month after the band announced that they would hit the road this fall with Simple Plan and State Champs on their co-headlining tour. That upcoming excursion kicks off on Oct. 29 at the National in Richmond, Virginia and wraps up on Nov. 24 at the Fillmore in San Francisco.

We the Kings have spent the last couple of years on the down-low. To celebrate their debut album’s tenth anniversary, they released Self-Titled Nostalgia in 2017. The record featured reworked versions of all the songs that appeared on 2007’s We the Kings.

The following year, they released their fan-funded album, Six.

During the band’s quiet time, frontman Travis Clark has been keeping busy. Recently, the vocalist joined forces with Avril Lavigne to work on her comeback single “Head Above Water.”

WE THE KINGS FALL 2019 TOUR DATES:

Oct. 24 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham
Oct. 25 – Tallahassee, FL – The Wilbury
Oct. 26 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Oct. 27 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
Oct. 28 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Nov. 26 – Portland, OR – TBA
Nov. 27 – Seattle, WA – TBA
Nov. 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – TBA
Nov. 30 – Denver, CO – TBA
Dec. 1 – Tulsa, OK – Vanguard
Dec. 2 – Memphis, TN – Growlers
Dec. 3 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Dec. 4 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
Dec. 5 – Gainesville, FL – High Dive
Dec. 6 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar

Charli XCX and Christine and the Queens cover the 1975 during BBC Live Lounge gig

Charli XCX and Christine and the Queens are taking their partnership one step further.

On Thursday (Sept. 5), the duo joined forces for a performance on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. During their stint, the musicians played their recent collaboration “Gone” as well as a cover of the 1975’s “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME.”

The full performance can be streamed here, but if you’re more interested in the 1975 cover, fast-forward the audio to the nine-minute mark.

“Gone” is featured on Charli’s upcoming third full-length record. Charli is due out Sept. 13 through Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the album are available here.

“Gone” joins a slew of previously released tracks including “1999” with Troye Sivan, “Warm” with HAIM, “Blame It on Your Love” with Lizzo, and “Cross You Out” with Sky Ferreira.

“TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME” is featured on the 1975’s critically-loved album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. Last month, the British band unleashed “People,” the first single off A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ sister album, Notes on a Conditional Form.

In support of the impending release, Charli previously announced plans to embark on a massive fall tour. The Charli LIVE North American outing begins Sept. 20 at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta and concludes a month later on Oct. 22 at Terminal 5 in New York.

At the time of publication, a handful of shows were classified as sold out. Those gigs include Emo’s in Austin on Sept. 24, Showbox Market in Seattle on Oct. 4, the House of Blues in Chicago on Oct. 12, the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. on Oct. 18, Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Oct. 19, and her final tour stop at Terminal 5 in New York on Oct. 22.

Tommy Genesis, Brooke Candy, Dorian Electra, and Allie X will support Charli on select dates.

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Marina to release ‘Love + Fear Acoustic’ later this month

Marina is not entirely done giving back to her patient fans.

On Wednesday (Sept. 4), the Welsh singer unveiled plans to release an acoustic album. Titled LOVE + FEAR ACOUSTIC, the five-song record features new renditions of songs originally featured on her recently released record. The reworked songs are “True,” “Superstar,” “Karma,” “No More Suckers,” and the double album’s lead single “Orange Trees.”

LOVE + FEAR ACOUSTIC is due out Sept. 13 through Neon Gold/Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available here.

The acoustic EP will arrive right before the singer hits the road for her massive North American LOVE + FEAR tour. In February, she announced the fall time itinerary. The upcoming trek kicks off on Sept. 10 at Rebel Toronto in Toronto and concludes a month later on Oct. 9 at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver. The full list of tour dates can be found here.

At the time of publication, several shows have been classified as sold out. Those shows include the first stop of the outing in Toronto (Rebel Toronto on Sept. 10), Los Angeles (the Greek Theatre on Oct. 4), San Francisco (The Masonic on Oct. 5), and Seattle (Paramount Theatre on Oct. 8).

Support will come from Daya (Sept. 10-18), LPX (Sept. 20-24), Broods (Sept. 26th-Oct. 1), and Allie X (Oct. 4-9).

LOVE + FEAR is the much-anticipated follow-up to Marina’s 2015 release, FROOT.

Earlier this week, Marina took the stage on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! During her performance, she serenaded the audience to “Karma.” Watch Marina’s performance above.

Katy Perry (and Nugget) squash the competition in ‘Small Talk’

Katy Perry’s latest video is going to the dogs…literally.

On Friday (Aug. 30), the “California Girls” singer unleashed the music video for her latest standalone single “Small Talk.” The three-minute video features Perry as a dog show mother whose life revolves around dog shows and her pooch (Perry’s real-life dog Nugget).

We watch as dog mother and dog son do everything together from sleeping on the same and eating breakfast to working out and dressing up. They both arrive at the “Mutt Ball” and quickly take down the competition (it’s true what they say, pets really do look like their owners).

As she accepts her trophy, a handsome stranger (and his Weimaraner) strolls into the room and the singer’s life. Nugget’s life is suddenly turned on its head as Perry’s relationship with the stranger begins to escalate. Upset, Nugget starts to act out eventually earning a place in the dog house.

When the handsome stranger moves in, Nugget begins to realize that his time being mommy’s number one is over. While he’s busy stewing about not being the most important thing in his mom’s life, the stranger’s Weimaraner drops a toy in front of him as a form of an olive branch.

Watch the Tanu Muino-directed music video for “Small Talk” above.

“Small Talk” is Perry’s third standalone single. Earlier this year she released “Never Really Over” and her collaboration with Zedd, “365.”

No word on whether these three songs will be featured on a potential new record, but that doesn’t mean fans are not hopeful. Perry’s last full-length album was 2017’s lukewarmly received Witness.

Charli XCX joins forces with HAIM on ‘Warm’

It’s almost Labor Day weekend, and Charli XCX is here to help you celebrate (unless you’re in South Florida like us) with a brand new song.

On Friday (Aug. 30), the musician unleashed the latest single from her upcoming third studio album. Titled “Warm,” the almost four-minute tune finds the singer joining forces with HAIM and questioning the status of a romantic relationship.

“It’s about unrequited love or more just like when you are in it with someone, and they are a player, and you aren’t in that zone, and you just can’t get on the same page,” Charli says about the new song in a press statement

“Danielle [Haim], Este [Haim] and Alana [Haim] came over to our studio house, and they wrote their part, we were in LA when we did that, and I’m just very happy we got to collaborate.”

Listen to “Warm” above.

“Warm” joins a slew of previously released tracks such as “Gone” with Christine and the Queens, “1999” with Troye Sivan, “Blame It on Your Love” with Lizzo, and “Cross You Out” with Sky Ferreira on Charli.

Charli is due out Sept. 13 through Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the album are available here.

The 15-track record is the follow-up to 2014’s Sucker.

Earlier this summer, Charli announced plans to embark on a fall tour. The Charli LIVE World Tour will invade North America throughout September and October.

At the time of publication, a handful of shows have been classified as sold out. Those gigs include Emo’s in Austin on Sept. 24, Showbox Market in Seattle on Oct. 4, the House of Blues in Chicago on Oct. 12, the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. on Oct. 18, Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Oct. 19, and her final tour stop at Terminal 5 in New York on Oct. 22.

Tommy Genesis, Brooke Candy, Dorian Electra, and Allie X will support Charli on select dates.

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Simple Creatures continue their trash-pop takeover with ‘Thanks I Hate It’

If you’re ready for some new trash-pop, then Simple Creatures is here to help satisfy your craving.

On Friday (Aug. 30), the Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth-led act released their first new track in several months. Titled “Thanks, I Hate It,” the tune finds the duo doing what they do best; combining catchy/dancy beats, loads of synth, and some thought-provoking lyrics.

Listen to “Thanks, I Hate It” above.

“Thanks, I Hate It” will be featured on Simple Creatures’ new EP, Everything Opposite. The six-song record was initially scheduled for a summertime release, but as fans have noticed, it did not happen.

Instead, the duo revealed that the EP will now see a fall-time release date. Everything Opposite is due out Oct. 11 with pre-orders currently available for purchase.

When asked about the reason behind the change in release date, Gaskarth responded the only way he knows how to; sarcastically.

“Had to push back out release date because Skynet leaked the wrong artwork or some such,” the singer tweeted.

According to a press release, the upcoming EP will feature “Thanks, I Hate It,” previously released track “Special,” “One Little Lie,” “Need Me,” “The Wolf” and “NVM.”

While Simple Creatures did perform at some big-name music festivals earlier this summer, their shows have tapered. We can safely assume it had to do with Hoppus’ prior commitment to Blink-182 and their monstrous summer tour with Lil Wayne and Neck Deep.

Simple Creatures will return to the stage later this year at the Good Things Festival in Australia.

Who knows…maybe they’ll turn up at a venue near you.

Tool unveil plans to embark on a fall time tour later this year

A new Tool album AND an upcoming tour? If you’re a massive Tool fan, then it’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas!

On Friday (Aug. 30), the iconic rockers unveiled plans to embark on a fall time tour in support of their recently released record. Dubbed “Tool in Concert,” the lengthy trek will find the act performing at venues across the continent throughout October and November.

The six-week outing will include stops in Denver, Salt Lake City, Milwaukee, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Boston, Newark, and more.

The newly announced itinerary will also include two double-night engagements; one at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (Oct. 20 and 21) and the other at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto (Nov. 11 and 12).

The fall time tour kicks off with the band’s appearance at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento and wraps up on Nov. 25 at the Capitol One Arena in Washington D.C.

The Killing Joke will play the role of special guest throughout the tour.

Tickets go on sale next Friday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m. local time. Tool Army members will get access to a limited number of tickets beginning Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Tool released their much-anticipated fifth studio album FEAR INOCULUM today (Aug. 30). By the looks of several early reviews, it seems like the 13-year wait was well worth it.

FEAR INOCULUM is the follow-up to Tool’s 2006 release 10,000 Days.

TOOL IN CONCERT 2019 TOUR DATES:

Oct. 13 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Aftershock Festival
Oct. 15 – Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center
Oct. 18 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
Oct. 20 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Staples Center
Oct. 21 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Staples Center
Oct. 23 – Glendale, Ariz. @ Gila River Arena
Oct. 25 – San Antonio, Texas @ AT&T Center
Oct. 27 – Houston, Texas @ Toyota Center
Oct. 29 – Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center
Oct. 31 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Fiserv Forum
Nov. 2 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Banker’s Life Fieldhouse
Nov. 3 – Chicago, Ill. @ United Center
Nov. 5 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ US Bank Arena
Nov. 6 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Nov. 8 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ PPG Paints Arena
Nov. 9 – Detroit, Mich. @ Little Caesars Arena
Nov. 11 – Toronto, Ontario @ Scotiabank Arena
Nov. 12 – Toronto, Ontario @ Scotiabank Arena
Nov. 14 – Boston, Mass. @ TD Garden
Nov. 16 – Newark, N.J. @ Prudential Center
Nov. 18 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Wells Fargo Center
Nov. 19 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Barclays Center
Nov. 21 – Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun Casino Arena
Nov. 22 – Atlantic City, N.J. @ Boardwalk Hall
Nov. 24 – Raleigh, N.C. @ PNC Arena
Nov. 25 – Washington, DC @ Capitol One Arena

Lana Del Rey goes ‘Attack of the 50 Foot Woman’ for ‘Doin’ Time’

Summer may be ending, but Lana Del Rey is not letting that happen without a new music video. On Thursday (Aug. 29), a day before her new album is set to drop, the California-loving singer unleashed the music video for her cover of Sublime’s “Doin’ Time.”

The four-and-a-half-minute clip finds Del Rey channel the 1958 film “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.” Del Rey plays the 50-foot woman who spends her time walking around Venice like it’s nothing more than a playground. We watch as she strolls around the downtown area, checks her makeup in a building, and eventually reaches the beach.

In a twist, the giant Del Rey is just part of a film that is playing at a drive-in where a blonde-wig wearing Del Rey (Lizzy Grant, is that you?) is with a date. After her partner goes missing, she goes to look for him and finds him in a car, making out with another girl.

While our blonde version of the singer just walks off, the giant version comes off of the screen to show the two-timing louse what a scumbag he is before returning to the screen.

Watch the music video for “Doin’ Time” above.

“Doin’ Time” is featured on Del Rey’s much-anticipated sixth studio album. Norman Fucking Rockwell is due out this Friday, Aug. 30 through Interscope Records. Pre-orders are available for purchase here.

As previously revealed, Jack Antonoff, Rick Nowels, Zach Dawes, and Happy Perez are all listed as producers on the upcoming album.

How to Disappear,” “Venice Bitch,” “Mariners Apartment Complex,” and “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me…but I have it,” “Fuck It I Love You” and “The Greatest.”

In support of the new album, Del Rey will embark on a fall time tour later this year. The short North American leg of the tour begins on Sept. 21 at the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York and concludes on Oct. 10 at the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre in San Diego.

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.