Watch Dashboard Confessional and Cash Cash get hounded by a fan in ‘Belong’

With a few months left until the release of their much-anticipated new album, Dashboard Confessional has returned with another new track. On Monday (Dec. 18), the Florida-founded band unleashed the music video for the second single off Crooked Shadows; a song titled “Belong.” The song not only features frontman Chris Carrabba’s distinct vocals, but also electronic music group Cash Cash’s dancefloor-friendly drops.

The over-three-minute clip starts off innocently enough with a girl sitting in her bedroom as a movie featuring her and three guys in the car is projected against the wall behind her. Things start to take a turn for the weird when the camera pans to another bedroom wall which is covered in photographs of the Cash Cash guys (Jean Paul Makhlouf, Alex Makhlouf, and Samuel Frisch) as well as a slew of merchandise from the group. While having merchandise and photographs of your favorite band is not exactly eyebrow-raising, having mannequins dressed up as each member is. As the video progresses, the viewer watches as the girl interacts with Cash Cash mannequins and how every action she does becomes part of her delusional reality aka the movie being projected on the wall.

Just when you thought Carrabba was safe from the fangirl, you would be wrong. Soon, the protagonist adds Carrabba to her list, even giving him his own mannequin in her room.

“Making ‘Belong’ with Chris Carrabba was an incredible experience. Chris is a legendary songwriter whose powerful musical movement has undeniably herded the masses,” begins a press statement from Cash Cash.

“Combining our different styles on ‘Belong’ was extremely fun. Being influenced by Dashboard ourselves made it very easy for us to dive into the idea, merge our genres together, and make a special unique song. It hands down (pun intended) turned out to be one of our favorite songs we’ve ever made.”

Watch the creepy music video for “Belong” above.

“Belong” will join lead single “We Fight” on Dashboard Confessional’s upcoming new album, Crooked Shadows. Crooked Shadows is set to be released on Feb. 9 through Fueled by Ramen. Pre-orders for Crooked Shadows can be found on Dashboard Confessional’s website here. Crooked Shadows will be the follow-up to Dashboard’s 2009 release, Alter the Ending. In support of the album’s release, Dashboard will hit the road in the spring. The group’s tour will kick off on March 20 at the House of Blues in Houston and wrap up a month later on April 21 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. The complete list of tour dates can be found below.

DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL SPRING 2018 TOUR:

March 20 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
March 21 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
March 23 – Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre
March 24 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
March 25 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
March 26 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
March 27 – Matthews, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
March 29 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
March 30 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
March 31 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
April 2 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
April 3 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
April 4 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
April 5 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
April 6 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
April 7 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
April 8 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre
April 9 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
April 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
April 13 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
April 14 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
April 16 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
April 17 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
April 18 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
April 20 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
April 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

 

Good Charlotte drops music video for ‘War’

It’s been a while since Good Charlotte has released a new music video, but when you’re touring non-stop behind some new tunes, it’s almost expected. On Tuesday (Aug. 22), the Maryland-based band changed that when they released the official music video for their latest single, “War.” The music video begins with the band playing in what appears to be a basement, but quickly changes to a kid sitting in a darkly lit room, watching a program on the television.

The viewer watches the kid’s father appears out of nowhere and begins to throw a tantrum, throwing mail across the living room as his son sits silently in front of the television. Soon, his mother joins his father in the living room and a shouting match begins. Things only get worse when the three of them try to sit down for dinner and the shouting match continues.

Trying to escape from the tension, he heads to the park to play, but realizes how alone he really is. Instead of staying, he head to an arcade where he witnesses a bully push a girl from a game console so that he can play. All around, the bully and his group of mindless followers are seen poking fun at the girl’s expense even though she hadn’t done anything. Knowing how it feels to be in a sticky situation like that, the kid comes to her aid and they both leave the bullies and issues behind them. Watch the music video for “War” above.

“War” joins” Keep Swinging,” “Life Changes,” “Makeshift Love,” “Life Can’t Get Much Better” and “40 oz. Dream” on Good Charlotte’s “comeback” album, Youth Authority. The record, the group’s sixth studio album, was released in the summer of 2016.

In support of the album, the group has been touring behind its release non-stop. Coming up, the band will embark on the inaugural Warped Rewind at Sea cruise at the end of October. Good Charlotte will join Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Simple Plan, the Starting Line, and many more on the cruise’s maiden voyage.

Warped Rewind at Sea will take place during the weekend of Oct. 28, 2017-Nov. 1, 2017. The excursion will include a four-night round-trip cruise from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico. In addition to the lengthy list of performers, the cruise will also feature DJs, comedians, a Q&A session with Lyman, activities and autograph sessions with the artists, “Emo Nite” parties, and more.

Listen: Fitz and the Tantrums drop new summer jam

Just in time for the summer Fitz and the Tantrums has returned with a brand new song. On Friday (June 23), the Los Angeles-based band surprised fans when they premiered a brand new song titled “Fool.” In addition to the new song, the group has also released its accompanying music video. The over-three-minute clip begins with a young man in his house lip-syncing to the song. As the camera shifts, we see him soon accompanied by his mother.

The viewer watches as his mother does a lot for him including making his breakfast, exercising with him, fawning over him as he plays with a samurai sword, scrubbing his back as he bathes, and then getting upset when he starts to show interest in the girl next door (Fitz and the Tantrums vocalist Noelle Scaggs). Halfway through the clip, mother leaves for the day leaving her poor son alone. Little does she know that instead of waiting for her to return, he’s out living his life with his homies which features the rest of Fitz and the Tantrums. Watch the music video for “Fool” above.

Fool” is currently available on all streaming services. “Fool” will be featured on the upcoming deluxe edition of Fitz and the Tantrums’ 2016 self-titled. Fitz and the Tantrums: Deluxe Edition is set to be released on July 28 and will feature a handful of bonus tracks including previously unreleased live recordings as well as an exclusive remix of “Fool.” In support of the deluxe edition’s release, Fitz and the Tantrums will hit the stage the same day the record is released to perform on the “TODAY” show’s  summer “Citi Concert Series.”

In addition to that, Fitz and the Tantrums’ summer will be spent on the road including headlining dates, festival appearances, and a spot supporting OneRepublic during the 2017 Honda Civic Tour. The group’s touring schedule will kick off this Sunday, June 25, at the Arroyo Seco Weekend in Pasadena, California. After that, they will embark on the Honda Civic Tour which will begin on July 7 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri and wrap up over two months later on Sept. 12 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Texas. The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

HONDA CIVIC TOUR 2017 DATES:

July 7 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
July 8 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 10 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheatre
July 11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 13 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
July 14 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival
July 15 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival
July 18 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
July 19 – Clarkstown, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 21 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 22 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
July 23 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
July 25 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 26 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 28 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 29 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Theater
August 1 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 2 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
August 4 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
August 5 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
August 6 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
August 9 – Quebec, QC @ Videotron Centre
August 11 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
August 12 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
August 15 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
August 17 – Saskatoon, SK @ SaskTel Centre
August 18 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
August 19 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
August 21 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
August 22 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
August 23 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
August 25 – Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre
August 26 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 27 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
August 29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
August 31 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
September 1 – Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
September 2 – Anaheim, CA @ HONDA Center
September 6 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
September 9 – Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
September 11 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
September 12 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Simple Plan Bring the “Boom” with New Song

After the lukewarm reception their lead single, “Saturday” got a few months ago, Simple Plan has returned with another new song from their highly anticipated fifth studio album. The new song is titled “Boom” and is the first official music video for their yet-to-be-titled impending record. The music video features the band performing the track in what look like a studio. In between the shots of their studio performance, there are clips of the band performing at this year’s Vans Warped Tour.

The best part of the music video has to be all the guest cameos from the Canadian group’s friends which includes members of many bands that we like such as All-Time Low, New Found Glory, PVRIS, MXPX, Pierce the Veil, The Summer Set, Silverstein, Black Veil Brides, Parkway Drive, and Issues.

According to a statement from the band, the music video was filmed back in July during the Alternative Press Music Awards. Check out the video for “Boom” below and take a tally of how many band members you see throughout the over three-minute clip.

Simple Plan’s new album, which has been given the nickname #SPAlbum5 for the time being, was rumored to be released by the end of the year. Sadly, the band has revealed that they are still working on the record, but that they “will be playing [you] some more songs very soon! We will also give you more info on release date and pre-ordering, so keep checking back our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages @SimplePlan!”

For those who are digging “Boom,” the song is currently available for purchase on iTunes. This weekend, the band will be heading across the pond to the United Kingdom with a couple of the bands who made cameos in “Boom” for their performances at Reading and Leeds.

Sleeping with Sirens Unleash “The Strays” Music Video

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While Sleeping with Sirens were in the middle of their iHeartRadio social media takeover, the band called their fans to assemble to unlock the music video for one of their new songs, “The Strays.”

In no time at all, the fans managed to unlock the video which can be seen below.

The music video features the band walking around a town gathering the “troublesome” teenagers in town who are doing what kids do best; hanging out at junkyards, getting in trouble with police officers, setting things on fire, and making out with their significant others in the rain.

One by one, the troublesome teens begin to join the band as they make their way through the town until they reach an area where all their instruments are set up to put on a show.

We’re not sure how their instruments are just conveniently there, but we’ll say it was some “movie magic” or “music video magic” in this case.

“The Strays” is taken off of the Orlando-based band’s recently released album Madness which was released in March through Epitaph Records.

Sleeping with Sirens will be heading out on tour again in June for their “We Like it Quiet Acoustic Tour” with The Summer Set and Nick Santino, formerly of Rocket to the Moon.

Tour dates can be seen here.

5 Seconds of Summer Disrupt School for Some “Good Girls”

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What do teenage boys like more than being goof balls and playing music? Girls and the boys of 5 Seconds of Summer proved that in their new music video for “Good Girls” which features them being goof balls, playing music, and being surrounded by “naughty” girls.

In a video that reminds us somewhat of blink-182’s “Feeling This,” the Australian band begin the video by managing to sneak their way into an all girls reform school with the cover of being a classical band there to entertain the bad girls.

Yeah, right.The poor principal didn’t know what was coming.

Check out the video below.

“Good Girls” is the fourth single from the band’s recently released self-titled, debut album. Previous songs included their breakout, “She Looks So Perfect,” “Don’t Stop,” and “Amnesia.”

Lily Allen Releases Album Art, New Music Video

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Lily Allen had a busy weekend beginning with having to defend comments she made in a recent interview published in Shortlist titled “Feminism.” In the article she reveals that the word feminism shouldn’t exist and that men aren’t the real enemy of women; women are.

That’s deep.

But while the article did go on to spark a lot of readers, Allen had the final laugh because today she revealed the album art, track list and newest music video for her upcoming album and all those people still have her name in mind.

The album which Allen revealed to be named Sheezus after a guest appearance on The Graham Norton Show is reportedly set to be released on May 6. The cover art features the British singer sitting on steps in front of a beautiful mansion surrounded by three corgis. On the steps are the words “Divide Et Impera” (divide and rule) carved onto them.

As for the newly released track, it’s titled “Our Time” while the music video features the pop star playing different roles and having a good time on the town. The video for the track can be seen below as well as the track list for the upcoming record.

Sheezus TRACKLIST:

1. Sheezus
2. L8 CMMR
3. Air Balloon
4. Our Time
5. Insincerely Yours
6. Take My Place
7. As Long As I Got You
8. Close Your Eyes
9. URL Badman
10. Silverspoon
11. Life For Me
12. Hard Out Here
13. Untitled
14. Somewhere Only We Know (Bonus)

Fall Out Boy Release “Rat A Tat” Music Video

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Fall Out Boy released the trailer to their new music video for “Rat A Tat” yesterday afternoon, letting fans know that the official video will debut today.

The ninth installation of their Youngblood Chronicles begins with some random scene flashing on an old television eventually leading to Courtney Love preaching through a blow horn to a room full of women who are all chanting, “Rat-A-Tat” and apparently hate music by the way they’re destroying instruments. The mad women go on to capture frontman Patrick Stump and have him connected to an electric chair, forcing him to watch a set of random scenes.

What exactly did these four guys do to piss these women off?

As of now, there are only two songs remaining from 2013’s Save Rock and Roll before the short film-like video comes to a close which they began over a year ago. Who’s betting the final video will debut once their “Monumetour” with Paramore finishes at the end of the Summer?

If you need to catch up with the story, head on over to Fall Out Boy’s YouTube page for all the videos from The Youngblood Chronicles.

Fall Out Boy Drop Teaser for New ‘Youngblood’ Video

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Fall Out Boy have announced that their newest addition to the Youngblood Chronicles music videos will be “Rat A Tat” which features Courtney Love on the track. The video, which will also feature the Hole frontwoman, is scheduled to be released tomorrow, March 6.

The band have released a 26-second teaser for the music video which features a montage of scenes from the upcoming installation of the series. Love makes her appearance with a blow horn while Fall Out Boy frontman, Patrick Stump is connected to an electric chair, some sketchy exchange going on in an alley way and a chick licking a windshield.

Yes, we are as confused, but considering all the previous videos for the series, we shouldn’t be at least surprised.

Rolling Stone got the opportunity to hang out behind-the-scenes of the video shoot and have some picture from the “Making of the Video” which can be viewed over on their site. Watch the teaser below and don’t forget to check in tomorrow on Fall Out Boy’s Twitter to see the full video.

Panic! at the Disco Release ‘Nicotine’ Video

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Panic! at the Disco had just wrapped up their Too Weird to Live Tour before they announced that they would be hitting the road again for an arena tour. This week, tickets for the The Gospel Tour had gone on sale, but tickets weren’t the only good news that fans of the band had gotten.

In honor of the general ticket sales for the upcoming Summer tour, the band have also released the fourth music video from Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die, “Nicotine.” Unlike the previous three, the music video is done in black and white with an unhinged Brendon Urie suffering from what looks like withdrawls and something else, hence the name of the song.

The video can be seen below and if you haven’t already bought tickets for the arena tour, you might want to get on that soon.