Florence and the Machine will reportedly release new song for Record Store Day

Could new Florence and the Machine music be closer than we all originally anticipated? If fans are to believe what was posted on a Dutch Record Store Day website, then the answer is yes. Over the weekend, Stereogum reported that the United Kingdom-founded act will release their first new song in almost two years just in time for the annual music lovers’ holiday.

According to the article, which notes that the original posting was taken down, Florence and the Machine’s new song will be titled “Sky Full of Song.” The new song will come in the form of  a clear, 7-inch vinyl and will be available on April 21 (aka Record Store Day). Though no further information was given, it does come a month after Virgin Records CEO Ted Cockle confirmed that Florence Welch and company will release new music before the end of 2018.

“We are looking forward to great new music from Florence + the Machine, Blossoms, CHVRCHES, James Bay and Shawn Mendes,” Cockle said in his interview with Virgin boss, Richard Branson.

“Sky Full of Song” will be Welch and company’s first new song in almost two years. Back in 2016, they contributed a total of three songs to Songs from Final Fantasy XV. The provided tracks included two original songs (“Too Much is Never Enough” and “I Will Be”) and a cover of Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me.”

While they did provide two new songs to the soundtrack, Florence and the Machine’s last studio album was 2015’s How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.


Why Don’t We drop video for ‘Trust Fund Baby’

Why Don’t We are quickly rising up the pop charts and securing their place as the newest boy band in the music world. This is all quite an accomplishment especially since the five-piece don’t even have a full-length record out; just a handful of EPs. On Thursday (March 1), the Los Angeles-based act unleashed the music video for their latest single, “Trust Fund Baby.” Unlike what the title may imply, the song is ode to the women who do not let society tell them what kind of person they should be.

The three-and-a-half minute clip follows each of the guys as they encounter young women who they find attractive and not just because of how they look. Instead of casting the clichéd music video girls, the clip features young women who are unconventionally beautiful and excel at things that society tells girls they shouldn’t be interested in (sports, science, mechanics, photography, skateboarding).

Watch the Jason Koenig-directed music video above.

“Trust Fund Baby” was written by Ed Sheeran while the track was produced by British hit maker Steve Mac who has worked with Sheeran, former One Direction member Liam Payne, and Clean Bandit.

While “Trust Fund Baby” is non-album single, the group did release another EP late last year titled A Why Don’t We Christmas EP. No word on whether the group will be releasing another EP or a full-length album in the near future.

In support of their rising star status, Why Don’t We previously announced their Invitation North American tour. The excursion kicked off earlier this week, with the band scheduled to hit the stage tonight (March 2) at the Rave in Milwaukee.

Due to overwhelming demand, second shows were added in Toronto and Los Angeles while third shows were added in Chicago and New York. The updated list of tour stops can be found here.

Hawthorne Heights return with new album, debut new song

It feels like it’s been years since anyone has heard anything from the Hawthorne Heights camp, but now, things are about to change. On Thursday (March 1), the Ohio-founded band announced the release of Bad Frequencies; their fifth studio album. Bad Frequencies is set to be released on April 27 through the band’s new home of Pure Noise Records which is a surprising move.

Hawthorne Heights have had a rocky relationship at best with record labels which is why when they decided to self-release their last albums, it wasn’t much of a surprise. According to the band, the decision to sign with Pure Noise came after following the label and seeing who they have on their roster and how they approach/treat new music releases.

“We’ve followed Pure Noise for years, and have always been impressed with how they release records, and the bands they choose to sign,” the band said in a statement. “We really believe Bad Frequencies is one of the best things that we’ve created as Hawthorne Heights, so we wanted to give it every possible chance at success. After a few conversations with Jake [Round, owner], we knew everything would come together quickly, and that it would be a fun project for both the band and the label.”

As if announcing a new record, its release date, and a new record label to call home wasn’t enough, the group has also unleashed the new album’s lead single, “Pink Hearts.” If the first line of the song sounds oddly familiar to you, then you would definitely be onto something. “You know you already kill me / You know you kill me well,” is a definite throwback to the group’s breakout song, “Ohio is for Lovers” from 2004’s The Silence In Black And White.

Unlike “Ohio is for Lovers,” which has become a quintessential emo song, “Pink Hearts” sounds a lot more upbeat even though the subject matter may be a little more serious.

“If we try, we can stay young forever, but I’m not sure we actually want to,” frontman JT Woodruff begins to explain about the subject of the new song. “‘Pink Hearts’ is about burning through relationships, because you are selfishly having fun when you are young. Eventually you have to wake up and grow up, and hope that you haven’t cut someone too deep.” Listen to “Pink Hearts” above.

Pre-orders for Bad Frequencies are currently available here.

In support of the new record, Hawthorne Heights recently announced a tour which will find them touring across the continent throughout the spring and summer months. The tour will kick off on April 18 in Albany, NY and will conclude two months later on June 30 in Fairbanks, Alaska. Hitting the road alongside the band will be Listener, Hotel Books, Sienna Skies, and Heavy Things.

The complete list of tour dates can be found here.


Underoath confirm release of ‘Erase Me’

After days of dropping cryptic clues, Underoath have finally given fans what they’ve been waiting for: answers. On Thursday (Feb. 22), the Florida-founded band announced the release of their sixth studio album, Erase Me. The new album, the follow-up to 2010’s Ø (Disambiguation), is set to be released on April 6 through Fearless Records.

The record was produced by Matt Squire (Panic! at the Disco, 3OH!32) who, like the rest of the band members, posted a cryptic message earlier in the day before the new album announcement was made. Pre-orders for the Erase Me are currently available on the band’s website here.

In addition to confirming the release of the new record, Underoath also unleashed the album’s lead single, “On My Teeth.” The over-four-minute clips begins with the band talking about how they were surprised that they were able to keep the new album a secret all this time especially since we are part of generation where everything is posted on social media. Watch the Erase Me announcement/ “On My Teeth” video above.

Prior to dropping the new music clues, Underoath were previously confirmed for a slew of summertime music festivals across the world. The band’s lengthy music festival tour itinerary includes appearances at Montreal’s Heavy Montreal, the United Kingdom’s Reading and Leeds, Spain’s Download Festival Madrid, the inaugural Las Rageous in Las Vegas, and sister music festivals Welcome to Rockville and Fort Rock in their home state of Florida. Check out the full list of upcoming tour dates and the complete track listing for Erase Me below.


1. “It Has to Start Somewhere”
2. “Rapture”
3. “On My Teeth”
4. “Wake Me”
5. “Bloodlust”
6. “Sink with You”
7. “ihateit”
8. “Hold Your Breath”
9. “No Frame”
10. “In Motion”
11. “I Gave Up”


April 20 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Las Rageous
April 27 – Jacksonville, Florida – Welcome to Rockville
April 28 – Sunrise, Florida – Fort Rock
May 4 – Charlotte, North Carolina – Carolina Rebellion
May 18 – 20 – Columbus, Ohio – Rock on the Range
May 26 – Pryor, Oklahoma – Rocklahoma
June 15 – Paris, France – Download Festival Paris
June 16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
June 21 – Dessel, Belgium – Festivalpark Stenehi
June 22 – June 24 – Scheessel, Germany – Hurricane Festival
June 22 – June 24 – Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany – Southside Festival
June 23 – Dessel Belgium – Graspop – Metal Meeting
June 28 – Prague, Czech Republic – Aerodrome Festival
June 29 – Madrid, Spain – Download Festival Madrid
June 30 – Ysselsteyn, Netherlands – Jera on Air
July 12 – 14 – Cadott, Wisconsin – Rock Fest
July 13 Oshkosh, Wisconsin – Rock USA
July 28 – July 29 – Montreal, Quebec – Heavy Montreal
Aug. 24 – Reading, United Kingdom – Reading Festival
Aug. 25 – Leeds, United Kingdom – Leeds Festival


Janelle Monáe drops two ‘Dirty Computer’ music videos

Last week, Janelle Monáe surprised fans when she announced that she will be releasing her third studio album sometime this year. After taking a five-year break to focus on her successful acting career, the songstress has returned with not one, but two new songs from the upcoming record as well as its official release date. On Thursday (Feb. 22), the Kansas native unleashed two music videos; one for “Make Me Feel” which can be seen above and “Django Jane” which can be seen below.

The video “Make Me Feel” was directed by Alan Ferguson and, according to a press release, “captures the spirited, celebratory voice of Monáe as she affectionately nods to the ripe sounds surrounding the 1980’s music and dance revolution. Delivering electric vocals, pop hooks and confident, female-driven lyrics, Monáe brings the song to life in a vibrantly colored video highlighted by provocative silhouettes moving across the screen.”

If “Make Me Feel” sounds like an ode to Prince, then the song did it’s job. According to an interview The Guardian, Monáe reveals that Prince was helping her with her new album before he passed away. It’s difficult for me to even speak about this because Prince was helping me with the album, before he passed on to another frequency,” she tells the publication.

Unlike “Make Me Feel,” “Django Jane” finds Monáe rapping and celebrating black girl magic.

“The song is a powerful black girl magic womanifesto that celebrates the strength of black women and black culture while addressing the trials and tribulations of identity in the 21st century,” the same press release reads about the new song.

“Django Jane” was directed by Andrew Donoho and Chuck Lightning while the additional vagina monologue footage was directed by Lacey Duke.

Both “Make Me Feel” and “Django Jane” will be featured on Monáe’s upcoming new album, Dirty Computer. Dirty Computer is set to be released on April 27 through Wondaland / Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available on Monáe’s website will all pre-orders including instant downloads of both tracks.

In addition to the record, Monáe also revealed that the album will be part of an emotion picture project which will also feature a narrative film. The project made its debut last weekend before the screenings of Marvel’s record-smashing new film, Black Panther.

Monáe’s last studio album was 2013’s The Electric Lady.


Muse to release new song on Thursday

Almost a year after releasing “Dig Down,” Muse have finally confirmed its follow-up single. On Tuesday (Feb.13), the United Kingdom-founded band announced the title and release date for their brand new single. Taking to social media, the trio announced that the name of the new song will be “Thought Contagion” and that fans should expect the track’s debut this Thursday, Feb. 15. the Twitter announcement was accompanied by a ten-second clip that features a poster that could have easily belonged to any 1980s hair metal band. Check out the band’s announcement, and the video, here.

Muse’s release of “Thought Contagion” comes almost a year after the band released “Dig Down.” According to the group back in May of 2017, there are not plans to release a new studio album any time soon, but rather a set of singles. At the time, they had recorded a total of three songs with one being a “heavy” track while the other two were not. As if the new song wasn’t enough, it looks like the band is already in the process of filming the music video for the track.

The band recently posted a casting call for people to appear in the new song’s video. The casting call included several requests including a couple of super edgy guys to play punk/street guys (wild hair, tattoos, and piercings welcomed), an elderly gal between the ages of 58 and 75, and a “huge bouncer” who must be comfortable in a hazmat suit.

In conjunction with the release of “Thought Contagion,” the band will be holding a live Q&A session through the Guardian. Fans are encouraged to send in question here as soon as possible.

“Dig Down” and “Thought Contagion” are the first set of new songs from Muse since the release of 2015’s Drones.


Florence and the Machine to reportedly release new album in 2018

Should fans be expecting a new Florence and the Machine album soon? If all the evidence presented by Binaural turns out to be true, which let’s be honest all fans want it to be, then the answer is definitely. On Friday (Feb. 9) Binaural, a Spanish music blog, posted an interview with Virgin Records CEO Ted Cockle in which he all but confirmed the upcoming release.

In the interview, Cockle is asked by Virgin boss, Richard Branson, about which musician’s release he is the most excited about.

“We are looking forward to great new music from Florence + the Machine, Blossoms, CHVRCHES, James Bay and Shawn Mendes,” Cockle reveals to Branson in the interview

But if Cockle’s answer to Branson’s question isn’t enough to get you ready to put some flowers in your hair and dance around to the “Dog Days are Over” or “Shake it Out,” then maybe some proof from a frequent Florence and the Machine collaborator may help. As also pointed out by Binaural, a biography page for composer-producer Sally Herbert was updated recently to include her latest project; working on the string arrangement for the group’s upcoming album. Herbert previously worked with the United Kingdom-founded act on their last studio album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.

While the group hasn’t released any new music in almost three years, they do have two shows lined up for later this year; the Orange Warsaw Festival in Warsaw, Poland and Melt! Festival in Ferropolis, Germany.

As for Welch, the songstress has been keeping herself occupied with other things aside from the band. In October of 2017, she hosted a radio documentary celebrating the 40th anniversary of David Bowie’s highly influential album, Heroes. As if hosting a show in honor of one of the biggest musical influences ever wasn’t enough, Welch will also be releasing her first book, Useless Magic, on the summer.

The yet-to-be-confirmed album will be the follow-up to the group’s 2015 release, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.


Thirty Seconds to Mars confirm new album with massive tour


Just when fans thought Thirty Seconds to Mars’ new album would never see the light of day, the band has finally confirmed a release date for it. On Thursday (Feb. 8), frontman Jared Leto made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where he announced the release date for the band’s upcoming fifth studio album. The new record, which seems to have been given the title The New Album, will be released on April 6 through the group’s new record label of Interscope Records. The release date confirmation comes over a year after the band promised fans that new music was on the horizon, but kept postponing the release of any new tunes.

Pre-orders for The New Album are currently available on the group’s website. Back in August of 2017, the trio dropped the first single from the new record, “Walk on Water,” which has found massive success on the charts and on rock radio stations around the country. Last month, the group released the record’s second single, “Dangerous Night.” The New Album will be the follow-up to 2013’s LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS.

In support of The New Album‘s release, Thirty Seconds to Mars also announced a massive tour which will find them touring across the continent during the months of June and July. The Monolith Tour will kick off on June 6 at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, Ontario and wrap up a month and a half later on July 22 at the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, Arizona. Hitting the road alongside Thirty Seconds to Mars for the excursion will be Walk the Moon, MisterWives, Joywave, K. Flay, and Welshly Arms.

Walk the Moon will be Thirty Seconds to Mars’ direct opening act, performing at all but two stops on the tour. MisterWives and Joywave will open on all the June dates while Welshly Arms and K. Flay will take over as supporting acts during the month of July. Pre-sales for the tour will go on sale beginning this Monday, Feb. 12, at 10 a.m. local time. General ticket sales will then begin a couple of days later on Friday, Feb. 16. The complete Monolith Tour itinerary can be seen below while the tour announcement video can be seen above.


June 6 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage*
June 8 – Montreal, QC – Place Bell*
June 9 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre*
June 10 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center*
June 12 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theater*
June 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion*
June 15 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island (w/ MisterWives, Joywave)
June 16 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center*
June 17 – Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion*
June 19 – Gilford, NH – Bank of NH Pavilion*
June 20 – New York, NY** – Madison Square Garden*
June 21 – Holmdel, NJ** – PNC Bank Arts Center*
June 23 – Monterrey, MX – Machacha Festival
June 26 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live*
June 27 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion*
June 29 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre*
June 30 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre*
July 1 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place*
July 3 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre (w/ Walk The Moon, Welshly Arms)
July 6 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion^
July 7 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater^
July 8 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP^
July 9 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (w/ K.Flay, Welshly Arms)
July 11 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion^
July 12 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheatre^
July 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre^
July 18 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre^
July 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum^
July 21 – San Diego, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre^
July 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion^

* Walk The Moon, MisterWives, Joywave
^ Walk The Moon, K.Flay, Welshly Arms

**on sale beginning 12pm local time


A Perfect Circle confirm ‘Eat the Elephant’ release with new song

Months after surprising fans with their first song in over a decade, A Perfect Circle have confirmed the release of their long-awaited fourth studio album. On Monday (Feb. 5), the California-founded band formally announced the title of their new album on social media. The album, the band’s first in 14 years, will be titled Eat the Elephant and is set to be released on April 20 through the band’s new home of BMG.

“Although I’m extremely excited to finally be completing this album after a 14-year hiatus, I’m actually more excited that its intentional release date is serving a greater purpose,” singer Maynard James Keenan said in a press release.

“The 20th of April is Carina Round’s birthday. She is a dear friend who is extremely difficult to shop for. Pressure off. Of course, I must also note that the potheads are gonna be thrilled that this album comes out on 4-20. May it serve as a glorious soundtrack to accompany all of the giggling and vexing sounds of nibbling and snacking. Fingers crossed, Cheech & Chong will be proud.”

In addition to unveiling the title and release date for the highly anticipated new record, the band also unleashed another new song from it. Listen to Eat the Elephant‘s third single, “TalkTalk” above.

“TalkTalk” will join previous singles “The Doomed” and “Disillusioned” on Eat the Elephant. Back in October of 2017, A Perfect Circle surprised fans with the release of “The Doomed” while “Disillusioned” was unleashed at the beginning of January just in time to usher in the new year.

Pre-orders for Eat the Elephant are currently available on the band’s website. All pre-orders will receive instant downloads of all three singles.

In support of Eat the Elephant‘s release, A Perfect Circle previously announced a massive tour that will find them traveling all over the world during the spring and summer months. A Perfect Circle’s lengthy tour schedule will kick off on April 14 at the Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tuscon, Arizona and wrap up on July 1 with ab appearance at Rock the Castle in Verona, Italy.

The lengthy excursion will not only feature several headlining shows of their own, but also a handful of music festivals including Coachella, Germany’s Rock Am Ring / Rock Im Park, the Download Festival in Madrid and the inaugural Los Rageous Music Festival in Las Vegas. A Perfect Circle’s tour itinerary for the spring and summertime can be seen here while the complete track listing for Eat the Elephant can be seen below.


1. “Eat the Elephant”
2. “Disillusioned”
3. “The Contrarian”
4. “The Doomed”
5. “So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish”
6. “TalkTalk”
7. “By and Down the River”
8. “Delicious”
9. “DLB”
10. “Hourglass”
11. “Feathers”
12. “Get the Lead Out”


Watch: Charlie Puth unveils collaboration with Boyz II Men

With a handful of months left before the release of his sophomore album, Charlie Puth has debuted another new tune from the upcoming record. On Thursday (Feb. 1), the New Jersey-born singer-songwriter unveiled a studio session video for his new track, “If You Leave Me Now.” The song, which is the third track from the record to be released, features vocals from legendary 90s R&B vocal group, Boyz II Men. Watch Puth’s studio session video for “If You Leave Me Now” above.

“If You Leave Me Now” will join previously release singles “Attention” and “How Long” on Puth’s upcoming new album Voicenotes. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), “Attention” has been certified double platinum while current Voicenotes single, “How Long,” is making its way up several pop music charts.

Voicenotes is set to be released on May 11 through Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available on Puth’s website here. Voicenotes is the highly anticipated follow-up to 2016’s Nine Track Mind.

In support of the upcoming release, Puth recently announced a massive summertime tour. The Voicenotes tour will kick off on July 11 at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto, Ontario and conclude a month and a half later on Sept. 1 at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida. During the excursion Puth will perform at several iconic venues including New York City’s Radio City Music Hall and Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre.

Hitting the road alongside Puth as his “special guest” for the full excursion will be actress/singer Hailee Steinfeld. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen here.

Prior to embarking on the tour, Puth hit the stage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The show will broadcast live on Sunday, March 11, from The Forum in Los Angeles.