The Used announces release of ‘The Canyon’

Last month, The Used announced plans to hit the road in the fall and now fans have gotten the reason behind the upcoming excursion. On Thursday (Sept. 7), the Utah-founded band announced plans to release their seventh studio album in the fall. The new record will be titled The Canyon and is set to hit stores on Oct. 27. The upcoming album will be released through Hopeless Records. According to press statement from the band, the new album is the “rawest, unadulterated and personal piece of art the band has ever released.” The band statement also explains that the 17-track album was recorded live to tape so that it would sound like the group was “on stage, without a backing track” resulting in a sound that was “unique and unlike anything the band has done before.”

Pre-orders for The Canyon are currently available here. The band is currently offering a slew of pre-order bundles that range the basic album to a mega bundle that includes a vinyl version of the album, a CD version of the record, and a digital download version of the album as well as a the record’s companion hardcover book, an enamel pin, a t-shirt, and a long-sleeve shirt.

In addition to confirming the title and release date for the upcoming album as well as unveiling the full track listing, The Used has also unleashed the music video for the record’s lead single, “Over and Over Again.” The over-five-minute clip begins with two people dressed up in skintight, white body suits tending to a mannequin laying in a bed. The “nurses” begin to take care of the mannequin which transforms into The Used’s frontman, Bert McCracken. Throughout the clip, the viewer is treated to medley of shots that include McCracken dancing with a headless body dressed in a blazer, the band having a very Alice in Wonderland-esque last supper, and a pair of interpretive dancers dancing their way throughout the clip. Watch the bizarre music video for “Over and Over Again” above.

In support of The Canyon‘s October release, The Used will hit the road in late-October throughout November alongside the Daryl Palumbo-led Glassjaw. The tour will kick off on Oct. 27 at The Masonic in San Francisco and wrap up a month later on Nov. 29 at the Showbox SoDo in Seattle. The complete list of tour stops can be seen here while the full track list for The Canyon can be seen below.

The Canyon is the follow-up to The Used’s last studio album, 2014’s Imaginary Enemy. Before embarking on their 15-year anniversary tour in 2016, the band released their live album, Live & Acoustic at the Palace which was recorded live at The Palace in Los Angeles.

THE CANYON TRACK LIST:

1. “For You”
2. “Cold War Telescreen”
3. “Broken Windows”
4. “Rise Up Lights”
5. “Vertigo Cave”
6. “Pretty Picture”
7. “Funeral Post”
8. “Upper Falls”
9. “The Divine Absence (This is Water)”
10. “Selfies in Aleppo”
11. “Moving the Mountain (Odysseus Surrenders)”
12. “Over and Over Again”
13. “The Quiet War”
14. “Moon-Dream”
15. “The Nexus’
16. “About You (No Songs Left to Sing)”
17. “The Mouth of the Canyon”

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Weezer confirms new album with new song

For the past five months, Weezer’s “Feels Like Summer” has been blasting through the speakers of many rock stations non-stop. While it looks like many of their fans are over the single, the group has finally given those “haters” a change in tune with a brand new song. On Thursday (Aug. 17), the California-founded band released a new track titled “Mexican Fender.” The new track is the lead single from the group’s majorly rumored and highly anticipated new album. Listen to “Mexican Fender” above.

In addition to finally giving fans a new song to blast through the speakers, Weezer has also confirmed the release of Pacific Daydream; their 11th studio album. For over the past year, the band has kept reassuring fans that their next album would be darker in content and go by the name The Black Album. According to the band, the record was in fact going to be dark, but that changed when they began the writing and recording process. Instead, the band described the new record as “an album that sounds like the Beach Boys and The Clash fell in love by the ocean and had one hell of an amazing baby.”

In support of Pacific Daydream, Weezer will be hitting the touring circuit this fall. Their upcoming tour, which will find them playing music festivals and venues around the world, will kick off this Sunday, Aug. 20 at The Big Feastival in Oro-Medonte, Canada wrap up Oct. 28 at the Wembley Arena in London, though we know they will be making a pit stop in our hometown on Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Dec. 2 for the second annual Sharkwrecked at the Riptide Music Festival. For tickets to that, head on over the music festival’s website here and check out all of Weezer’s tour dates here.

Watch Kesha get emotional in ‘Rainbow’

With Kesha’s “come back” album officially out, the singer has decided to give her longtime and dedicated “Animals” a little something extra on this record release day. On Friday (Aug. 11), the pop star unleashed the music video for her new album’s title track, “Rainbow.” Though the song is an emotional one, it’s understandable why the songstress decided to make a simple video to accompany the new tune.

The over-four-minute video begins with a quick shot of the sign where “Rainbow” was record (Capitol Studios in Los Angeles). The shot changes to the inside of the studio where a slew of studio musicians are preparing for their day as Kesha walks in. The pop star is seen greeting her soon-to-be co-workers before the footage changes to her walking the musicians through the harmonies of the song. About 35 seconds into the clip, the footage shifts to Kesha, alone in a sound booth, recording “Rainbow.” Watch the simple, but emotion-filled clip for the new song above.

“Rainbow” will join previously released tracks “Learn to Let Go,” “Woman,” and lead single “Praying” on Kesha’s recently released third album, Rainbow. In support of the new album, Kesha recently announced a massive North American tour set to take place during the fall months. The “Rainbow” tour will officially kick off on Sept. 26 at the Iron City in Birmingham, Alabama and wrap up a little over a month later on Nov. 1 at Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Tickets for the tour are currently available on Kesha’s website here while the complete list of tour dates can been seen here.

Kesha to embark on a ‘Rainbow’ tour

With Kesha’s official return to the music world in full effect thanks to three new songs and a brand new album, the songstress has now announced even more good news for her longtime followers. On Tuesday (Aug. 1), the pop star announced plans to hit the road this fall for her “Rainbow” tour. The excursion will kick off on Sept. 26 at the Iron City in Birmingham, Alabama and wrap up a little over a month later on Nov. 1 at Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

Tickets for the “Rainbow” tour will go on sale beginning this Saturday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m. local time on Kesha’s website. For those who would like to register for a change to obtain pre-sale tickets, head on over to Tunespeak where a handful of pre-sale slots will be available for each tour stop.

In a caption accompanying the tour announcement, Kesha took the time to admit that she wouldn’t have made it through the tough times without her “animals”(her fans). “ANIMALS! I’m going on tour! I would not have made it to this point without you, so come out and join the celebration with me.”

The “Rainbow” will be in support of Kesha’s upcoming new album, Rainbow. Rainbow is set to hit stores on Aug. 11. The record, her third, is not only her first new album in five years, it’s also her first record  since becoming involved in an ongoing legal battle again former collaborator Dr. Luke.

For now, the complete itinerary for Kesha’s upcoming tour can be seen below.

KESHA’S RAINBOW TOUR DATES:

September 26 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
September 27 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
September 29 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
September 30 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
October 2 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
October 4 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
October 6 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
October 7 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
October 9 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
October 13 – Lakewood, OH – Lakewood Civic Auditorium
October 15 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
October 16 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
October 18 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
October 19 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
October 23 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
October 24 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
October 25 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
October 27 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
October 28 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre (Daze of the Dead)
October 31 – San Francisco, CA – Masonic Auditorium
November 1 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

Nine Inch Nails announce new EP with new song

After confirming to fans that new music was on the horizon, Trent Reznor and the rest of Nine Inch Nails have come through. On Thursday (July 13), the industrial icons revealed that they will be releasing a new EP at the end of July. The new five-track record, which has been titled ADD VIOLENCE, will be the second installment of their EP trilogy. At the end of 2016, the band released the first installment, Not the Actual Events. To accompany the ADD VIOLENCE announcement, Nine Inch Nails has also released the lead single from the record, “Less Than.” Watch the Brook Linder-directed clip for the new tune above.

ADD VIOLENCE is set to be released digitally on July 21, but if physically copies are your thing, you will need to wait a little longer. The CD and vinyl versions of the upcoming album will see a release date of Sept. 1. Pre-orders for the record can currently be found on Nine Inch Nails’ website. In addition to the new songs, fans will reportedly receive a “physical component” to the album. The group did the same when Not the Actual Events was released. The physical component for the 2016 release was a mysterious black powder which was packaged with a warning that read: “This will make a mess.” No details have been given about what ADD VIOLENCE’s physical component will be.

ADD VIOLENCE’s release confirmation comes a month after Reznor unveiled that the group will be releasing a trio of EPs with last year’s effort being the first installment. The full track listing for the album can be seen below while the group’s upcoming festival appearance can be seen below that.

ADD VIOLENCE TRACK LISTING:

1. “Less Than”
2. “The Lovers”
3. “This Isn’t the Place”
4. “Not Anymore”
5. “The Background World”

NINE INCH NAILS TOUR DATES:

July 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
July 30 – New York, NY @ Panorama Festival
Sept. 15 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
Oct. 21 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Fest

Foo Fighters to release ‘Concrete & Gold’ in the fall

A few weeks after releasing the lead single from their at-the-time-still-untitled new record, the Foo Fighters have officially uncovered some new album information. On Tuesday (June 20), the Seattle-founded band confirmed the release of their ninth studio album. The new record will be titled Concrete & Gold and is set to be released on Sept. 15 through Roswell Records/ RCA Records.

The new album finds the band teaming up with producer Greg Kurstin whose portfolio includes artists like Sia, Pink, and Adele. While it may seem odd to see one of rock’s hardest working bands team up with a producer whose resume predominantly features pop stars with radio-friendly tunes, it was Kustin’s work with own band, The Bird & The Bee, that brought the Foos to his front door.

“It blew my mind, ‘Again and Again,'” frontman  Dave Grohl said in a press release about The Bird & The Bee’s song. “It was so much more sophisticated than anything I’d ever heard and I became obsessed.”

In the same release, Grohl also revealed how the group wanted to make the “biggest sounding” Foo Fighters album and having Kustin on board helped them reach that goal.

“I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever,” he said. “To make a gigantic rock record but with [producer] Greg Kurstin’s sense of melody and arrangement… Motorhead’s version of Sgt. Pepper… or something like that.”

Prior to Concrete & Gold‘s confirmation, the Foos had already revealed three songs that will be on the 11-track album; “The Sky is a Neighborhood,” “La Dee Da,” and lead single, “Run.”

In support of the new album’s release, the group will spend the rest of the year touring internationally. Before hitting the European touring circuit, the guys will launch their own music festival named Cal Jam 17. Cal Jam 17 will take place n Oct. 7 in San Bernardino, California and will include performances by Queens of the Stone Age, Liam Gallagher, Japandroids, and many more. After that, they will head across the pond and make appearances at Glastonbury Festival, Sonic Summer Festival, Lollapalooza Berlin, and Rock the Beach.

Concrete & Gold is the highly anticipated follow-up to the group’s 2014 release, Sonic Highways. During their time away, they did release a surprise EP titled Saint Cecilia to hold fans over until the new album was completed. For now, the complete track listing can be seen below.

CONCRETE & GOLD TRACK LISTING:

1. “T-Shirt”
2. “Run”
3. “Make it Right”
4. “The Sky is a Neighborhood”
5. “La Dee Da”
6. “Dirty Water”
7. “Arrows”
8. “Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)”
9. “Sunday Rain”
10. “The Line”
11. “Concrete and Gold”

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”

The 1975 to release ‘Music for Cars’ in 2018

Photo by Erica Dominguez

MIAMI, FL – MAY 11 – (Photo by Erica Dominguez) The 1975 performing at the Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront ParkWhen the 1975 announced a massive North American tour earlier this year, fans of the band began to speculate whether it meant that a new album would be on the horizon. Frontman Matt Healy further fueled the rumor mill fire when he tweeted, and deleted, a message that read “NOW I will retreat from the world to make Music For Cars.” Months after the message was posted on the internet, an official confirmation was made.

On Thursday (April 27), the 1975 officially announced that their third studio album would be titled Music for Cars. In a recent interview with Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 Radio show, Healy confirmed the new album’s name though an official release date was not given.  “The next record’s called ‘Music for Cars.’ That’s the title and it references our 2nd EP or our 3rd EP,” the singer unveiled during the chat. For fans who are wondering why the album’s name sounds familiar, all they have to do is take a look at the group’s discography. In 2013, they released their Music for Cars EP which featured tracks “Anobrain,” “HNSCC,” “Head.Cars.Bending,” “Me” and breakout single, “Chocolate.”

While Healy didn’t touch on the subject of when the first single will make its debut, it was revealed that the new record will see a 2018 release date. Until then, fans can continue to enjoy the last couple of months of the I Like It When You Sleep era while the band hit stages across North America. Tonight, the four-piece is scheduled to perform at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The remaining tour dates can be seen below.

THE 1975 NORTH AMERICAN SPRING TOUR DATES:

April 28 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
April 30 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
May 01 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ PNE Forum
May 03 – Boise, ID @ CenturyLink Arena
May 05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Saltair
May 06 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
May 09 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
May 11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
May 12 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
May 16 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Ballroom
May 17 – St Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
May 19 – Lancaster, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater
May 22 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
May 23 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
May 25 – Ottawa, Ontario @ Richcraft Live @ Canadian Tire Centre
May 26 – Montréal, Québec @ Plaine des Jeux (Parc Jean Drapeau)
May 26-28 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Festival
May 28 – Glens Falls, NY @ Glens Falls Civic Center
May 30 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater
May 31 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater
June 01 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
June 03 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
June 02-04 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Music Festival

Fall Out Boy announces new record with new song and massive tour

Last week, Fall Out Boy began to tease that something big was on the horizon. At the time, the band had promised all would be revealed on Friday, April 28. Feeling in a giving mood, the four-piece updated fans the following day that the big reveal would be a done a day earlier. On Thursday (April 27), the Chicago-founded band kept their promise and unveiled a slew of good news.

Sending out a mass email to their legion of followers, the band unveiled that they will be releasing their seventh studio album in the fall. The new record will be titled M A N I A and is set to hit stores on Sept. 15. While they did confirm the release date, the band did slip in that more surprises will be unleashed between now and then.

In addition to announcing the new record, the group also unveiled the music video for its lead single; a track titled “Young and Menace.” Sounding very “unlike Fall Out Boy,” as many fans have pointed out, the new song does give the impression that the band is trying to expand their sounds from what we are accustomed to hearing. While the audio version of the track would have been enough, FOB unveiled the official music video to accompany the song’s debut. Watch “Young and Menace” above.

Because announcing a new record and debuting a new song wasn’t enough for Fall Out Boy, the guys also announced a massive North American tour to coincide with the album’s release. The “M A N I A Tour” will kick off on Oct. 20 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland and wrap up almost a month later on Nov. 18 at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. Tickets will officially go on sale beginning next Friday, May 5. For those who want to get their hands on tickets first, Fall Out Boy is giving those a special opportunity to do so.

If you pre-order M A N I A before Sunday (April 30), you will be given a pre-sale code to purchase tickets and VIP packages beginning Monday (May 1) at 10 a.m. local times. As a special bonus treat, Fall Out Boy has reduced the price of their album bundles until Sunday. Then on Monday, prices will be raised. the group has also announced that  $1 from every ticket sold will go towards the Fall Out Boy Fund; a fund to give back to their hometown of Chicago. For more information about the tour or the new album, head on over to Fall Out Boy’s website while the full list of tour dates can be seen below.

M A N I A is the follow-up to the group’s lukewarm-received sixth studio album, 2015’s American Beauty/ American Psycho.

FALL OUT BOY’S M A N I A TOUR DATES:

Oct. 20 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Oct. 21 – Saint Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
Oct. 22 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Oct. 24 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Oct. 25 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Oct. 27 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Oct. 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Oct. 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Nov. 2 – Fairfax, VA @ EagleBank Arena
Nov. 3 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
Nov. 4 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
Nov. 5 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
Nov. 7 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Nov. 8 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Nov. 10 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Nov. 12 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
Nov. 14 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
Nov. 15 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
Nov. 17 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
Nov. 18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena

Phoenix to release ‘Ti Amo’ in June

Almost a month after announcing a massive world tour scheduled for this summer, Phoenix has officially confirmed new music. On Tuesday (April 25), the French band revealed that they will be releasing their sixth studio album just in time for their much-anticipated tour. The record will be titled Ti Amo and is set to hit stores on June 9 through Glassnote Records.

During their show this past weekend in Antwerp, Belgium, the group debuted the title track from the record, “Ti Amo.” Watch a fan shot video from the show above. The Belgium show not only gave fans a taste of the new record, it also marked the band’s first live show in three years. The last time they hit the road was back in 2014 in support of their fifth studio album, Bankrupt! The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen here.

Earlier this week, the New York Time sat down with the band to discuss the new record. During the sit down guitarist Christian Mazzalai revealed how the album was recorded during a dark period in the group’s hometown of Paris where they were recording the album.

“At some point when we were in the studio, there was a slight sense of guilt. But we were comforted by the idea that the four of us working wasn’t escapism or denial,” Mazzalai said to the publication. “When that became clear, the guilt disappeared.”

Mirroring Mazzalai’s sentiment was Daniel Glass, head of Phoenix’s record label, Glassnote. “I think the record came out of darkness, out of concern,” he begins. “But what’s resulted is this incredibly colorful record. And what we’re hearing from everybody, from KCRW to Apple to Pandora to Spotify, is that they’re loving this record. Because it makes them feel good.” Read the complete New York Times interview here.