Garbage announce 20th anniversary reissue of ‘Version 2.0’

Garbage may be in the process of beginning work on their new studio album, but now fans may have something to hold them over until then. On Wednesday (March 28), the group unveiled plans to reissue their breakout sophomore album, Version 2.0. The reissue will come in two different forms; standard and deluxe.

The standard version of the record will include remastered versions of the album’s track on either CD or on two, orange vinyls. The deluxe version of the reissue will also include remastered version of the album’s tracks as well as ten B-side bonus tracks, a poster, and stickers.Like with the standard version, the deluxe edition will be available on CD or vinyl. Both versions will also be available as digital downloads as well.

The Version 2.0 reissue is set to be released on June 22. Pre-orders can be found here.

The reissue of Version 2.0 will be in celebration of the album’s 20th anniversary. The record was released on May 11, 1998 and sprouted several of Garbage’s biggest hits including “Push It,” “I Think I’m Paranoid,” and “When I Grow Up.” It went on to win favorable ratings and managed to peak at the number 13 position on the Billboard 200 chart.

Accompanying the reissue announcement, Garbage unleashed one of the B-side tracks, “Lick the Pavement.” Listen to the song above.

Earlier this year, Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson revealed in a radio interview that the group would be hitting the recording studio in April to begin recording the follow-up to 2016’s Strange Little Birds.

“We’re going to live together… we haven’t done this since the first record. We’re all going to live under one roof,” Manson explained to Louisville’s 91.9 WFPK DJ Kyle Meredith.

She adds: “We’re going to record during the day, then go out to dinner, and then we’ll come back and have band movie sessions like we did back in the day.”

For now, check out the complete track listing for the upcoming reissue below.

VERSION 2.0 DELUXE REISSUE TRACK LISTING:

Disc 1 – Version 2.0 remaster
01. “Temptation Waits”
02. “I Think I’m Paranoid”
03. “When I Grow Up”
04. “Medication”
05. “Special”
06. “Hammering in My Head”
07. “Push It”
08. “The Trick is to Keep Breathing”
09. “Dumb”
10. “Sleep Together”
11. “Wicked Ways”
12. “You Look So Fine”

Disc 2 – Bonus tracks
01. “Can’t Seem to Make You Mine”
02. “13x Forever”
03. “Deadwood”
04. “Get Busy with the Fizzy”
05. “Soldier Through This”
06. “Thirteen”
07. “Lick the Pavement”
08. “Medication (Acoustic)”
09. “Tornado”
10. “Afterglow”

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Watch Green Day bring color to a drab world in ‘Back in the USA’

Last month, Green Day announced plans to unleash a brand new greatest hits album and now that the album is here, so is the music video for the record’s only new track. On Friday (Nov. 17), the iconic California-based band unleashed their politically charged music video for “Back in the USA.” The video begins with the trio living their lives in a very oblivious, “Leave it to Beaver” lifestyle.

About 15 seconds into the clip, the narrator is heard foreshadowing what is about to happen in the music video. “They don’t know it yet, but their lives will soon change forever because they’re about to see the truth.”

Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is sitting at home with this “wife” and “son” when there is a knock on the door. A salesperson is at the door selling some glasses. When Armstrong puts the glasses on, he sees color and the truth as opposed to the gray-scale and lies he is accustom to. Not being able to keep his discovery a secret, he calls over bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tré Cool to show off the glasses. As Cool and Dirnt try on the glasses, posters that cover the room begin to read things like “conform” and “consume” while the television showcases the headline “President to Lie to Nation Tomorrow Night!”

The next day, the guys concoct a plan to break into the news station where the president’s address will take place to show the public the truth and bring back color into their otherwise gray world. As they sneak in dressed as Secret Service agents, the guys put the truth glasses on the camera revealing a gross, zombified, liar of a president at the podium. As the band takes over the stage and the zombie president is rushed off by the real agents, color begins to seep back and the public’s eyes are opened once again to the truth.

Watch the music video for “Back in the USA” above.

“Back in the USA” is featured on Green Day’s latest greatest hits album, God’s Favorite Band. The record includes a slew of the band’s biggest hits as well as the new version of “Ordinary World” featuring country music superstar Miranda Lambert.

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

New Gorillaz album set for 2017 release

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It seems like every couple of months there’s a new rumor about the Gorillaz and when they will release a brand new album or if they will even release a new one. During the weekend (Sunday, June 12, to be exact), it was all but confirmed that the virtual group is leaning towards a 2017 release date. According to a fan-run Instagram account, GorillazNorthAmerica, co-creator, Jamie Hewlett, confirmed the news himself.

“We got Jamie news! This here is HIM and our friend, Linda. Jamie says new Gorillaz is special, really f****n special. Can’t be rushed. 2017, yo,” the caption on the Instagram post reads. This isn’t the first time Hewlett has spoken about the band’s status or about a new album. Back in January 2015, he confirmed that the band was back in action. Then, in the fall, it was confirmed that they were working on some new tunes.  While we wait for some more information, check out the full update directly from GorillazNorthAmerica’s Instagram post below.

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WE GOT JAMIE NEWS! This here is HIM and our friend Linda. JAMIE says new GORILLAZ is special, really fuckin special. Can't be rushed. 2017, yo. Fuck. So, guys, that Gorilla Fund, we got time. Go shop, take vacation, that shit aint happening this year. BUT its gonna be all that and more. And….Jamie follows us. So….you got something to say to him and don't wanna get yelled at on his IG by his very serious followers, say it here! HE IS HERE. Watching, reading and digging it. He loves this account and appreciates our repping. #JamieHewlett #JamieSaid #ThoseWords #FuckinAye #Gorillaz #Gorillaz2017 #ThisIsNotOurFace #WeTookThePic #HalfOfUsWasThere #OtherHalfInMontreal #Explanations #DidWeMention #JamieWasMadCool #Animated #Friendly #GangstaToo #HisShow #HisArt #SoCool #Go #IfYouCan

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The Gorillaz last release was 2011’s The Fall.

Crown the Empire announce new album, ‘Retrograde’

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It’s been two years since Crown the Empire released a brand new record, but now it looks like things will change this upcoming summer. On Wednesday (June 1), the Texas-based band announced that they will be releasing their third studio album in mid-July. The new record will be titled Retrograde and will be released on July 22 through Rise Records. Pre-orders for the new record, which will feature a total of 13 new tracks, is currently available on the band’s website here. At the moment, there is a total of 12 Retrograde bundles for fans to pick from in addition to the normal options of vinyl, CD, digital download, or cassette.

“This album has been an accumulation of ideas, lessons and observations about who we are as a band and how we see the world,” vocalist Andy Leo explained in a statement. “It’s taken 5 years for us to grow and really nail down a sound that doesn’t fit the status quo of what people are expecting from us. We’ve reinvented ourselves and we hope you enjoy the ride.”

In support of the impending release, Crown the Empire will be hopping on the 2016 Vans Warped Tour for the entire journey. For now, both the new album teaser and album track listing can be seen below.

RETROGRADE TRACK LISTING:

01. “SK-68”
02. “Are You Coming With Me?”
03. “Zero”
04. “Aftermath”
05. “Hologram”
06. “The Fear Is Real”
07. “Lucky Us”
08. “Weight of the World”
09. “Signs of Life”
10. “Oxygen”
11. “Kaleidoscope”
12. “For Days”
13. “Mercury”

The Retrograde announcement comes about seven months after guitarist Benn Vogelman left the group. The guitarist released a statement soon after his departure back in November of 2015 in which he confirmed that there was no bad blood between him and his former band mates; he just wanted to go in a different musical direction.

Retrograde is the follow-up to the group’s 2014 release, The Resistance: Rise of The Runaways. Funny enough, Retrograde is set to be released on the same exact day that The Resistance: Rise of The Runaways was.

Pierce the Veil premiere new song, ‘Texas is Forever’

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It’s going to be a year since Pierce the Veil released their last new song, “The Divine Zero.” On Thursday (March 24), things changed for fans of the California-based band. As promised last Friday when they confirmed the release of their upcoming fourth studio album, the band released the lead single from the impending release, “Texas is Forever.”

“‘Texas is Forever’ is a fast song, the fastest song we’ve ever done,” explains Pierce the Veil bassist Jaime Preciado about the over three-minute track. “It goes back to our roots and is going to be a fun song to play live,” added frontman Vic Fuentes. “It’s purely a self-indulgent song for us because it’s really fast and that’s what we grew up listening to. Lyrically, it closes the book on a relationship that I’ve been singing about over the last three albums.”

“Texas is Forever” is currently available on the band’s website for streaming, but the song can currently be streamed below without any hassle. Listen to “Texas is Forever” below.

Thursday also marks the first day fans of PTV can start placing their order for Misadventures. Those who pre-order the record ahead of time will receive an instant-grat download of “Texas is Forever.” Misadventures is set to be released on May 13 through Fearless Records and is the follow-up to 2012’s hit album, Collide with the Sky.

The upcoming release was produced by Dan Korneff whose credits include Motionless in White, Sleeping with Sirens, and Pierce the Veil’s own Collide with the Sky.

Brand New’s New Album Coming in 2016

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With the announcement of a co-headlining tour, it’s only natural to assume that a new album will be making its way to fans of Brand New. Last summer, frontman Jesse Lacey had teased that there was in fact new music on the horizon, but that it wasn’t ready to be released yet. On Friday (Jan. 29), the rumors gave way to actual confirmation.

In an email sent out to those subscribed to their website, Procrastinate! confirmed the release of the new album. Set up like an information report, several new releases are listed in the “synopsis” area. In that area there are several references to Brand New and one specifically about their new album. The first says: “Brand New (band) have released cassette pressing of  9 ‘leaked’ demos from 2006. Available now for purchase.” This is a direct reference to the band’s release from back in December.

The second and third reference are about their recently announced tour dates; the first batch of tour dates in Canada while the second batch of dates are about their upcoming, co-headlining tour with Modest Mouse. Then, under the area labeled “Procrastinate! confirmed record releases for year 2016,” the last item is Brand New’s new record confirmation.

Check out the image of the email here.

Fans of the Long Island band have been eagerly awaiting the new album release for some time. We just hope that they aren’t disappointed if it ends up being another Daisy.

Escape the Fate Drop “Just a Memory,” Announce New Album and Tour

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Escape the Fate may have just come off the Vans Warped Tour a couple of weeks ago, but now the band is unveiling a slew of good news for their dedicated fan base.

Today (Aug. 18), the band announced that they will be releasing a new album this fall titled Hate Me. Originally meant to be announced today, news of the band’s new record was leaked on Monday (Aug. 17), but that did not stop the group from holding off until it was supposed to be revealed.

In honor of the new album announcement, the band has also premiered the lead single off of Hate Me, a track titled “Just a Memory.” Listen to the song below and if you are digging the track, the band is giving the song away for free for the next 48 hours.

When asked about the album title which in a way fits the band since a lot (and we mean a lot) of people hate them, frontman Craig Mabbitt admitted that the name was a nod at the hatred people have for them.

“Lyrically, a lot of these tracks are based around the hate we’ve received over the years and just embracing that and using it to our own advantage,” admitted Mabbitt.

“I’ve had to step up to the plate lately, for the fans as much as anything else, because they take the name Escape The Fate very seriously and I owe them something for that, for all the support they’ve shown us over the years. It’s very humbling for me to be able to listen to this collection of songs and think about where we’ve come from and what we’ve been through to get to this point.”

But standing up for their supportive fan base is not the only thing this record will stand for. According to Mabbitt, it will also be the beginning of a new era for the band.

“It’s the start of a new era for us,” adds Mabbitt. “We’re getting back on our feet, putting our middle finger up to the world and proving ourselves individually and collectively.”

In addition to the new album and lead single, Escape the Fate has also revealed they will be heading out on tour this fall n support of Hate Me. The tour will include support from A Skylit Drive, Sworn In, Sirens & Sailors, and Myka Relocate. Check out the full list of tour dates below.

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Hate Me is set to be released on Oct. 30 through Eleven Seven Music.

‘That’s the Spirit,’ Bring Me the Horizon

A couple of weeks after unveiling their first new song in almost a year, Bring Me the Horizon have now revealed to fans the name of their upcoming new album. As it turns out, all those tweets from band members reading “That’s the Spirit” was not just a reference to their lead single “Happy,” rather it was them informing fans that That’s the Spirit is the name of their fifth studio album.

In addition to the album title, the band have also revealed that the new record will be released on Sept. 11 through Columbia Records. Last week, the band made headlines once again when it was revealed they had left their former record label (for US releases, at least), Epitaph Records, for major label, Columbia.

While the album title and release date are a good start, the band finished giving their fan base a heart attack when they revealed that the second single from the record, “Throne” will make its debut on Thursday, July 23, at 7:20 p.m. on BBC Radio 1. The album art for “Throne” can be seen below.

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In a recent interview with NME, frontman Oli Sykes and newcomer Jordan Fish talked about the new record and how it was heavily influenced by where they recorded the new 12-track record; the Greek island of Santorini (the location where Mamma Mia! takes place).

Sykes also explained to the publication how the album is loosely a concept album revolving around the darker side of life.

“It’s a celebration of depression,” explained Sykes.

“A way of making light of it. ‘That’s The Spirit’ – it’s quite a depressing phrase when you think about it – the sort of thing you only ever use when you know there’s no positive answer to the situation.”

To read the full interview, click here.

That’s the Spirit is the follow-up to 2013’s Sempiternal.

Yellowcard’s New Album Info Leaked

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UPDATE: Yellowcard have taken to Twitter to confirm that the artwork, tracklist and title are all real. Sadly, the band were going to make the announcement in two weeks, but like everything, the internet beat them to the punch.

Sorry guys.


We might have just posted about Yellowcard’s upcoming tour with Memphis May Fire and Emarosa just a few hours ago, but now more Yellowcard news is coming out.

According to Absolute Punk, the Yellowcard Indonesia Twitter, which might be fan run, post what looks to be the cover art of the band’s upcoming ninth studio album. Along with the album art that was posted, the supposed name of the album as well as the tracklist was revealed. The album is titled, Lift a Sail and will feature 13 new tracks.

Absolute Punk have also pointed out that the album art and the tracklist appear to have come straight from iTunes, though how the Indonesia account managed to get it before the United States fans, is still up in the air. As much as we are grateful to finally have a name for the album instead of just referring to it as “album number nine,” it kind of stinks if the band were going to make a grand announcement, like they did the confirmation on Friday.

Check out the artwork and tracklist below and tell us what you think about it?

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LIFT A SAIL TRACKLST:

1. Convocation
2. Transmission Home
3. Crash the Gates
4. Make Me So
5. One Bedroom
6. Fragile and Dear
7. Illuminate
8. Madrid
9. The Deepest Well
10. Lift a Sail
11. MSK
12. My Mountain
13. California