Listen: Thirty Seconds to Mars finally unleashes new song

After years of waiting for new music from Thirty Seconds to Mars, it looks like the band is finally giving their loyal fans just what they’ve been hoping for. On Tuesday (Aug. 22), the California-founded band unleashed their first new song in over four years, “Walk on Water.” In addition to premiering the new song, the group also released its lyric video. The almost three-and-a-half minute clip features crowd-sourced footage that was all shot on the Fourth of July and submitted to the band.

According to the group, over 10,000 individuals and 92 professional crews from around the United States, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, submitted videos which showcase what America looked like on that one day. Their main goal for having Echelon members submit footage from such an important day in US history was to “capture a portrait of this country that is absolutely beautiful, challenging and unforgettable.” The footage ranges from politically charged to serene and tranquil. Watch the lyric video for “Walk on Water” above.

Last week, Thirty Seconds to Mars post a video online poking fun at their constant use of the word “soon” whenever they were asked about the status of new music. In the clip, an Interscope Records “executive” is seen reprimanding the group for always having excuses for not releasing new music and how that new music needed to be out now.

Despite the release of the new song, the group has yet to formally announce when their long-anticipated fifth studio album will be released. The band’s last studio album was 2013’s LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS.

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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 Thirty Seconds to Mars finally confirm a new song

Thirty Seconds to Mars has been teasing fan with the promise of new music for over a year now, and to say that fans are waiting on pens and needles may be an understatement. On Tuesday (Aug. 15), things changed when the California-founded band confirmed that they will have a new track out by the end of the month. Taking to social media, the trio posted that their new song will be titled “Walk on Water” and will make its worldwide premiere on Tuesday, Aug. 22. In addition to the new song’s release date, the group also posted a 36-second clip to give their fans a little bit of a chuckle.

The clip opens with a panoramic shot of Los Angeles and Interscope Label Meeting scrawled at the bottom of the screen. Viewers then hear a voice that does not belong to any of the three guys in the band, but rather, an “Interscope executive.” The executive begins to call out the band for their lack of new music and their continuous use of the word “soon” whenever the topic of new music is approached. You can see how all three guys look ashamed as they are being reprimanded. The clip ends with the  executive telling them that soon needs to be turned into now that’s when the image goes black with the Echelon logo and what the viewer can assume is snippet of “Walk on Water.” Watch the clip above.

According to a post on Twitter, it looks like Thirty Seconds to Mars will introduce the world to the new song during their live performance at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards set to take place on Aug. 27.

While Thirty Seconds to Mars has finally confirmed a new single, the Echelon is still waiting for them to formally announce the follow-up to 2013’s LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS.

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.

Sleeping with Sirens confirm the ‘Gossip’

Last week, Sleeping with Sirens posted on Twitter that fans should not “believe the gossip.” Of course, when you post something like that, die-hard fans will instantly try to figure out what the cryptic message really means. As it turns out, it was the band preparing their legion of followers for some major news. On Friday (July 14), the Florida-founded band announced the release of their fifth studio album. The record, which will be titled Gossip, is set to be released in the fall. To accompany the new album news, Sleeping with Sirens also released Gossip’s lead single, “Legends.” Listen to the new song above.

Gossip is set to be released on Sept. 22 through Warner Bros. Records. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available on the band’s website as well as a slew of music streaming sites. Those who pre-order the album ahead of time will receive an instant download “Legends.”

As if the new song and upcoming album wasn’t enough, Sleeping with Sirens and their fans were given cool news when the US Olympic team announced that the new track will be the team’s official song for their road to the 2018 Winter Olympics. “#TeamUSA is proud to announce LEGENDS by Sleeping with Sirens [@SWStheband] as the OFFICIAL song on the road to the 2018 #WinterOlympics” reads the post on the team’s official Twitter page.

Quickly responding to the honor was frontman Kellin Quinn who replied by saying: “This is the biggest honor!! Thank you so much #TeamUSA #Legends.”

Gossip is the follow-up to Sleeping with Sirens’ 2015 release, Madness.

In support of the new album, the band has announced plans to hit the road during the later months of the year. The “Gossip Tour” will kick off on Aug. 31 at Slim’s in San Francisco and wrap up a little over a month later on Oct. 1 with an appearance at WJJO’s Sonic Boom Festival in Madison, Wisconsin. Tickets for the upcoming tour will go on sale beginning this Friday, July 21. For now, the complete list of tour stops can be seen below.

 

SLEEPING WITH SIRENS’ GOSSIP TOUR DATES:

08/31 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
09/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
09/02 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA Sidestage
09/05 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
09/07 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
09/08 – Chicago, IL@ Bottom Lounge
09/09 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
09/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
09/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
09/13 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
09/15 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium (Upstairs)
09/16 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
09/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore
09/18 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
09/20 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
09/22 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
09/23 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
09/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell)
09/26 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
09/27 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
09/28 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
09/30 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival
09/01 – Madison, WI @ WJJO Sonic Boom Festival

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

Circa Survive to release ‘The Amulet’ in the fall

If you’re a Circa Survive fan, then there is a slew of good news heading your way. On Monday (July 10), the Pennsylvania-founded band announced plans to release a brand new album in the fall. The record, the band’s sixth, will be titled The Amulet and is set to be released on Sept. 22. Taking to Twitter, the group announced the new album news. “Excited to announce our new album ‘The Amulet’ will be release on September 22,” the band posted on the social media platform.

In conjunction with the new album’s announcement, the band released the lead single from the impending release; a track titled “Lustration.” Watch the group’s six-minute music video for the new song above. Pre-orders for The Amulet are currently available on Circa’s website here. The Amulet is the follow-up to Circa’s 2014 release Descensus.

In addition to announcing the new album and unveiling the music video for its lead single, Circa has also announced that they have joined the Hopeless Records family. “Welcome Circa Survive to the Hopeless fam!,” Hopeless Records posted on their official Twitter page. Circa Survive will now join Bayside, New Found Glory, Taking Back Sunday, and Sum 41 on Hopeless’ roster.

The Amulet‘s confirmation comes almost a year after frontman Anthony Green held an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit. During the Q & A session, Green told readers that a new Circa album was on the way, but that they had yet to finalize when it would be released.

A few months back, Circa Survive announced plans to hit the road alongside AFI. The tour will kick off this Friday, July 14, at the Express Live Indoor Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio and wrap up three weeks later on Aug. 5 at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

CIRCA SURVIVE / AFI TOUR DATES:
July 14 – Columbus, OH – Express Live Indoor Pavilion
July 15 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore Auditorium
July 18 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
July 19 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium
July 21 – St. Louis, MO – Pageant
July 24 – Oklahoma, OK – Diamond Ballroom
July 25 – Papillion, NE – SumTur Amphitheater
July 27 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 29 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
Aug. 1 – San Diego, CA – Car Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Aug. 2 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Aug. 4 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
Aug. 5 – Seattle, WA – The Paramount Theatre

The All-American Rejects drop two new songs

For what has seemed like years, The All-American Rejects have repeatedly promised fans that new music was on the way, but sadly, never came through. On Friday (July 7), the Oklahoma-founded band changed things when they released not one, but two new songs from their upcoming new album. To accompany the release of the two new songs (“Sweat” and “Close Your Eyes”), the band released an 11-minute music video that should be considered a short film with its time length, story line, and camera shots.

The first three and a half minutes of the clip is for “Sweat” and finds frontman Tyson Ritter dressed up as a streetwalker named “Betsy” as she tries to find some clients in the dead of night. When she finally gets a client, things take a turn for the worse when the cops barge in and catch her in a room with the client. Betsy, alongside her fellow streetwalkers, is arrested, but after a random dance number, she manages to get loose from the cops and run away.

The rest of the clip is dedicated to the group’s second single, “Close Your Eyes.” The video opens with Ritter, now going by Robert instead of Betsy, in a fluorescent-lit bathroom removing his Betsy persona. The viewer watches as Robert starts to go back to his normal self, donning a suit and tie and getting into a sports car to head home. Once he gets there, it appear like he has the perfect life, but sadly, it’s all an illusion. Watch the “Sweat” short film above.

In conjunction with the double-song premiere, Ritter spoke with Billboard about the band’s new music, their desire to take an unofficial hiatus, and of course how the two news songs came to be.

“When I was in L.A. with my feet at my little red piano, I established this relationship with a guy down the street named Benny Cassette. For ‘Close Your Eyes,’ he had a handful of tracks — he is a great producer — and he called me up. I was like, ‘This is great. This is makes me feel uncomfortable, you just proposing something like this, so send ’em my way. I’ve never tried anything like this.’ The closest I had ever gotten to co-writing before was with [Weezer’s] Rivers [Cuomo] for the Raditude record,” reveals Ritter to the publication.

He continues: “Benny’s track had this groove where I felt like I was pulling myself back into the ’90s in a fun way. Something felt really nostalgic about ‘Close Your Eyes’ for me, so I went with it. Even lyrically, I’m proud of finding some sort of depth with that song that I don’t think I’ve grabbed on with previous Rejects tracks.” Read the full interview over at Billboard.

While the band has yet to formally announce a specific release date or title for their upcoming fifth studio album, the group has revealed that the record will reportedly see a release tine frame of this fall.

In support of the new set of songs, the All-American Rejects are set to hit the road alongside Dashboard Confessional this summer. The joint summer excursion will kick off on July 13 at the Pacific Amphiheatre in Costa Mesa, California and conclude a month later on Aug. 15 at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

This upcoming album will be the group’s first set of new tunes since 2012’s Kids in the Street. Back in 2015, the group contributed a new song for the Drew Barrymore/Toni Collette-starring film, Miss You Already titled “There’s a Place.”

Listen to Silverstein’s new song, ‘Whiplash’

After teasing fans with the prospect of a new song a few days ago, Silverstein has come through once again. On Thursday (July 6), the Canadian band premiered “Whiplash”; the fourth song released from the group’s upcoming new album, Dead Reflection. Listen to the new tune, which sounds very much like a Silverstein song with its weaving of screaming and clean vocals, above.

“Whiplash” will join previously released tunes “Lost Positives,” “Ghost,” and “Retrograde” on Dead Reflection. Dead Reflection is set to be released on July 14 through Rise Records. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available here.

In support of Dead Reflection‘s release, the rest of Silverstein’s 2017 will be filled with non-stop touring. Currently, the group is in the middle of their seventh outing on the Vans Warped Tour. After the 2017 Vans Warped Tour concludes in early August, the group will take some time off before heading across the pond for a European excursion in late September. Silverstein’s complete tour itinerary for the rest of 2017 can be found here.

Dead Reflection is the follow-up to the group’s 2015 release, I Am Alive in Everything I Touch.

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