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.

Eighteen Visions confirm reunion with new album and single

After months of teasing fans that a slew of good news was heading their way in the near future, Eighteen Visions has kept their promise by unveiling three huge announcements. On Thursday (April 20), the California-founded band revealed that they will be releasing their sixth studio album this summer through their new record label home. The upcoming record, which has been titled XVIII, is set to be released on June 2 through their new home of Rise Records.

In addition to the new record announcement, the band has also unleashed the first single off the upcoming release; a track titled “Oath.” The music video for “Oath” can be seen above. Pre-orders for XVIII are currently available here. The band is offering a total of eight bundles as well as the record in CD, vinyl, and digital forms.

As if a new album, song, and record label home was not enough, the group has also revealed that they will reunite on the stage for the first time in ten years. The group’s official on stage reunion will double as a record release show at The Observatory in their hometown of Orange County, California. If the reunion’s time and place sounds familiar, it’s because the band’s last performance together took place in late April 2007 in Orange County.

Back in February, rumors of an Eighteen Visions’ reunion began when James Hart, Keith Barney, and Trevor Friedrich launched an Instagram account for the band. The first post on the new account was an image with a message that read “the countdown begins.” In what was not a coincidence, Hart, Barney, and Friedrich uploaded the same exact image on their social media accounts.

Igniting more rumors of an inevitable reunion and new record, the trio shared some footage of them in a studio as well as a 15-second clip of a new song. Soon after, they confirmed that Mick Kenney was tapped to produce, mix, and master the impending release.

According to the band, one of their new songs will be titled “Live Again” and is dedicated to their late bassist Mick Morris who passed away in 2013 due to a pre-existing heart condition.

XVIII is the follow-up to the group’s no-longer-final album, 2006’s Eighteen Visions.

Sorority Noise unleash new song, unveil headlining tour

Sorority Noise’s new album isn’t set to hit stores for another, but that’s not stopping the band from unleashing another new song from it. On Wednesday (March 8), the Connecticut-founded band released another new song from their upcoming new album,  You’re Not As ___ As You Think. The new track, the third single from the album, is titled “Disappeared” can be streamed above.

“Disappeared” will join previously released songs “No Halo” and “A Better Sun” on the band’s third studio album. You’re Not As ___ As You Think is set to be released on March 17 via Triple Crown Records. Pre-orders are currently ongoing on the band’s website where they are offering physical copies of the album as well as cassettes and vinyl versions of the impending release .You’re Not As ___ As You Think is the follow-up to 2015’s Joy, Departed.

In addition to unveiling their brand new single, the four-piece also announced a lengthy, headlining tour. The upcoming trek will kick off on March 16 at Creep Records In Store in Philadelphia and wrap up on May 14 at Double Happiness in Columbus, Ohio. Right after, they will head to Europe where they have a slew of European tour stops which include a couple of festival appearances. After their appearance at the United Kingdom’s Slam Dunk Fest, the band will return to the United States on June 13 to complete their US tour.

The Obsessives will open ever night of the tour while Sinai Vessel, Forth Wanderers, Matt Kerekes (Citizen), Walter Etc., and Shannen Moser will take turns on selected legs of the excursion. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

SORORITY NOISE SPRING TOUR DATES:

03/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Creep Records In Store
03/18 – West Babylon, NY @ Looney Tunes In Store
03/21 – Fords, NJ @ Vintage Vinyl In Store
04/21 – Richmond, VA @ Capital Ale House*
04/22 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle – Back Room*
04/23 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Purgatory*
04/25 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall*
04/26 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth*
04/28 – Austin, TX @ Sidewinder*
04/29 – Dallas, TX @ The Dirty 30*
05/01 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge^
05/02 – San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe^
05/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi Hat^
05/04 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill^
05/06 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court@
05/07 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater%
05/09 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall%
05/10 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird%
05/11 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge%
05/12 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s%
05/13 – Saginaw, MI @ Patchwork Music Festival
05/14 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness%
05/22 – Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
05/23 – Cologne, Germany @ Tsunami Club
05/24 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Winston
05/25 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Kavka
05/27 – Birmingham, UK @ Slam Dunk Fest
05/28 – Leeds, UK @ Slam Dunk Fest
05/29 – Hertfordshire, UK @ Slam Dunk Fest
06/13 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel#
06/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer#
06/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg#
06/16 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair#
06/17 – Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space#

* = w/ The Obsessives, Sinai Vessel
^ = w/ The Obsessives, Walter Etc.
@ = w/ The Obsessives
% = w/ The Obsessives, Mat Kerekes
# = w/ The Obsessives, Forth Wanderers, Shannen Moser

Watch: Linkin Park goes dark with ‘Heavy’ video

Last month, Linkin Park unveiled their brand new song, following months of posting behind-the-scenes looks at the making of their new album. The song, “Heavy” was met with some mixed reactions from fans, but that didn’t deterred the band. On Thursday (March 9), the California-founded group unleashed the emotionally charged and gloomy video for the new tune.

The music video predominately features frontman Chester Bennington and the track’s guest vocalist, Kiiara. The majority of the two and a half-minute clip finds both Bennington and Kiiara in what appears to be an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. In between shots of Bennington and Kiiara at the meeting, we see the frontman at “home” where he is surrounded by bottles of alcohol and not exactly in his right mind. He goes on rampages and destroys things at a drop of a hat which doesn’t seem to be isolated to when he is home. Watch the music video for “Heavy” above.

“Heavy” will be featured on Linkin Park’s upcoming new studio record, One More Light. One More Light is set to be released on May 19 and will be the follow-up to the band’s 2014 release, The Hunting Party. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available on the band’s website.

During a recent interview, guitarist/co-vocalist/rapper Mike Shinoda, revealed that “Heavy” is just a taste of what listeners should expect from the impending release.

“This wasn’t a scenario where the whole album sounds one way and the single sounds different. This is how the album sounds,” Shinoda explains. “So we wanted to go out with a song like that, where everybody can get a sense of the direction of this body of work.”

Halsey announces ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom’

Halsey’s 2016 was a great one for the singer, but it looks like 2017 may give last year a run for its money. On Tuesday (March 7), the New Jersey singer took to social media to confirm the release of her sophomore album. Taking to Twitter, she revealed the album will be titled Hopeless Fountain Kingdom and will reportedly see a summer release.

Though she did not further elaborate on the specific date, Halsey did say that her second studio record will be released sometime in June of 2017. The news of her sophomore album comes on the heels of her, and The Chainsmokers, winning “Dance Song of the Year” at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards. “Closer” was a massive smash of a song that took home the title of “Summer Song of 2016.”

Hopeless Fountain Kingdom will be Halsey’s first set of new songs since the release of her debut album, 2015’s BADLANDS. Earlier this year, it was revealed that she had contributed a new song titled “Not Afraid Anymore” to the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack. During an interview with Beats 1, Halsey explained not only how the song came to be, but she also revealed that her new album was already in the works.

“With the exception of doing the ‘Closer’ collaboration, it was the first time I had written something organically for myself since I made Badlands and it’s creeping up on two years ago now. It was right before I started writing for my second record which I’m hoping to get out in the next couple of months or so. It was a good faucet opening,” she tells the digital media platform. “[And] also it’s especially hard to do something that feels unique and feels authentic especially for me because Fifty Shades [Darker] was almost too good of a pairing, too good of a brand mashup especially this film in particular because Fifty Shades Darks is kind of about Anna, the female character, coming into her own on her sexuality and owning it and choosing her freedom and choosing her quality over a life of submission. You know that’s very much the M.O. of my project, strong, sexual female mentality so it was almost too easy—I was like how do I do this?”

For now, Halsey fans will just have to keep an eye out for the songstress to confirm the release of her new album. Until then, you can watch her music video for “New Americana” above.