Watch Green Day take the dancy route in ‘Father of All…’ music video

Green Day are proving they are still the father(s) of all motherfuckers.

On Friday (Sept. 20), the California punk rockers unleashed the music video for their recently released single “Father of All…” The two-and-a-half-minute music video features the band —decked out in black and gold attire— performing in front of a red-lit background. Hidden in the shadows is an array of dancers giving the video a very “Chicago”-esque feel.

In between the shots of the band is footage of random people dancing circa different decades. While the video focuses on dancing, the clip also features some mosh pits, wrestling, and even a gorilla having a heck of a time in a kiddie pool.

“We wanted to make something about dancing. Anxiety. Tribalism. Joy.. and straight-up violence. It’s the history of us. Meaning all of us,” Green Day posted on Instagram.

But if for some reason you feel like all the dancing was choreographed, you’d be wrong…at least according to the trio.

“None of this is choreographed..(except the hotties in red) we don’t need to be choreographed,” the group jokes.

Watch the video for “Father of All…” above.

“Father of All…” is the first single off Green Day’s upcoming 13th studio album Father of All…The forthcoming release is due out Feb. 7 via the band’s longtime home of Reprise Warner.

The music video comes a week after Green Day announced not only the release of the new album but also a massive summer 2020 tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer. Even though the Hella Mega world tour isn’t set to happen until next summer, tickets for the tour are already on sale and going fast.

We’re going to suggest getting yours ASAP.

The All-American Rejects return with their scathy new song ‘Gen Why? (DGAF)’

When a band has a song titled “Gives You Hell” in their discography, do you really expect them to lie low and not get petty with newer jams? Well, in the case of the All-American Rejects, the answer is “um…no.”

On Tuesday (Sept. 17), the Oklahoma-founded band unleashed the lyric video for another new song featured on their recently released EP. Titled “Gen Why? (DGAF),” the track finds the act getting a “little” shady during its three-and-a-half-minute runtime.

The word-based clip combines footage of teenagers circa the 1950s rebelling against everything while also incorporating some modern advances like text messages and social media.

In a note on Twitter, frontman Tyson Ritter reveals what inspired the song.

“When we were on Interscope, I wrote this to piss off people over there that wanted another ‘Give You Hell.’ So to me, this song is a special kind of monster created to leave a bad taste in your mouth and piss you off even for having heard it.”

Ouch. Talk about scathy.

Watch the video for “Gen Why? (DGAF)” above.

“Gen Why? (DGAF)” is featured on the All-American Rejects recently released EP, Send Her to Heaven. In July, the group unleashed the music video for the three-track record’s lead single (and title track) “Send Her to Heaven.”

The recently released album marks the band’s first new set of tunes since 2017’s “Sweat” and “Close Your Eyes.” It’s also the quartet’s first record through their new home of Epitaph Records.

As previously explained by guitarist Nick Wheeler, don’t expect these three songs to be a precursor to a brand new record. The foursome has no current plans of releasing the long-awaited follow-up to 2012’s Kids in the Street.

Dashboard Confessional announces slew of intimate tour dates for 2020

Dashboard Confessional is hitting the road next year to celebrate the act’s China anniversary.

On Monday (Sept. 16), the Florida-founded band announced plans to embark on a spring 2020 tour to honor their 20th anniversary. Dubbed the “Celebrating 20 Years of Dashboard Confessional” tour (yes, we know it’s quite a mouthful), the outing will find the group performing at venues across the United States during February and March.

The month-and-a-half outing will include stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Detroit, and more. The upcoming tour begins on Feb. 4 at the House of Blues in Dallas and concludes on March 28 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

The tour will include several two-night engagements, allowing them to perform some of their classic albums in full.

The Get Up Kids and Piebald will join Dashboard Confessional on select dates.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, Sept. 20, at 9 a.m. local time.

To coincide with the upcoming tour announcement, Dashboard Confessional also announced the pending release of their greatest hits album. Titled The Best Ones of the Best Ones (yes, a direct lyric from 2006’s “Stolen”), the compilation is due out Jan. 31, 2020. The record will include some of the group’s biggest hits such as “Screaming Infidelities,” “Hands Down,” “The Swiss Army Romance,” some newer tracks like “Heart Beat Here,” and yes, the Sam Raimi “Spider-Man” song “Vindicated.”

The announcements come after the group wiped their social media pages, leaving only a video of frontman Chris Carrabba singing “Screaming Infidelities” circa 2000 and a faux AOL messenger screen with a caption reading “BRB! #DC20.”

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2020:

Feb. 4 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues*
Feb. 5 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s*
Feb. 7 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren*
Feb. 8 – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues*
Feb. 11 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park*
Feb. 14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern*
Feb. 15 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore* %
Feb. 16 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore* +
Feb. 18 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox*
Feb. 19 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom*
Feb. 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot*
Feb. 22 – Denver, CO – Ogden*
Feb. 23 – Kansas City, MO – Truman^
Feb. 25 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue^
Feb. 26 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave^
Feb. 28 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues^ %
Feb. 29 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues^ +
March 3 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews %
March 4 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews +
March 6 – Columbus, OH – Express Live^
March7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
March10 – New York, NY – Webster Hall^ %
March11 – New York, NY – Webster Hall^ +
March13 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom^
March14 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club^ %
March15 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club^ +
March17 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts^ %
March18 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts^ +
March 20 – Boston, MA – Paradise^ %
March 21 – Boston, MA – Paradise^ +
March 26 – Orlando, FL – House Of Blues^
March 27 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade^
March 28 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium^

% Performing The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most
+ Performing A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar
Performing a mix of songs from both albums on all other dates

* Support from Piebald
^ Support from The Get Up Kids

Lana Del Rey, Ariana Grande, and Miley Cyrus team up for ‘Angel’

Charlie’s Angels are back and deadlier than ever.

On Friday (Sept. 13), the much-anticipated “Charlie’s Angels” collaboration from Ariana Grande, Lana Del Rey, and Miley Cyrus was finally unleashed. In a bid to compete with Destiny’s Child’s “Independent Women Part 1” (which was THE song of the early 2000s version of the franchise), the three pop stars joined forces for “Don’t Call Me Angel.”

The almost-four-minute cinematic music video finds all three musicians taking on the different Angel positions. Cyrus is the first to appear on screen in a dark boxing ring. In the room, we watch as she practices her boxing skills with a partner, rolls around the ring, and holds a guy hostage. We can safely assume she’s “the muscle” of the group.

In contrast, Grande’s appearance is light, airy, and bright. Decked out in a white bustier and wings, Grande gallivants around the foyer of a brightly lit mansion. She slowly makes her way to an open-air space of the estate, armed with a pair of binoculars to keep an eye on the sky. We can only assume that her role in the group is both lookout and leader.

Del Rey is the last to appear on the screen and can be found in two different locations; a room lined with fire pits and a hacker’s paradise. Del Rey gives off the impression of two different characters; the “femme fatale” when she’s in the fire pit room and a ruthless assassin when she’s in the hacker’s paradise (hello, did you see her aim when she threw that dagger?!).

Watch the Hanna Lux Davis-directed music video for “Don’t Call Me Angel” above.

“Don’t Call Me Angel” will be featured on the upcoming “Charlie’s Angels” soundtrack. It was previously confirmed that Grande would be an executive producer on the album. Because of this, it’s only fitting that her song is the record’s lead single and movie’s theme song.

“Charlie’s Angels” punches its way into theaters on Nov. 15 while the soundtrack is due out Nov. 1 through Republic.

The film stars Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska as Charlie’s famous agents and Elizabeth Banks as Bosley.

In late June, a snippet of the new song was featured in the movie’s first official trailer introducing us to the new agents.

R.E.M. share previously unreleased track to benefit Hurricane Dorian victims

Fascinating by R.E.M.

While everyone is doing their part to help the Bahamas with the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian, R.E.M. has jumped on board to help the struggling chain of islands with the power of music.

On Thursday (Sept. 12), the Georgia-founded band unleashed a previously unreleased song titled “Fascinating.” Proceeds from the track, which is available on Bandcamp, will be donated to the Mercy Corps’ Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery efforts in the Bahamas.

“We first became aware of Mercy Corps around the time of Hurricane Katrina, and we supported their efforts to help in that situation,” bassist/vocalist Mike Mills told Bandcamp Daily.

He continues: “I spend a lot of time every year in the Abaco Islands, which was literally ground zero for this disaster. I know a lot of people who lost everything—their homes, their businesses, literally everything they own is gone.

“I approached [R.E.M. manager] Bertis [Downs], and said, ‘I want to do something as a band to help out however we can.’ He suggested Mercy Corps, and I said, ‘That’s great—they’re a great organization.”

He adds: “I have been fortunate to spend many weeks working and playing in the Bahamas, making friends and lots of music there. It breaks my heart to see the damage wrought by Hurricane Dorian.”

According to a press statement from the band, “Fascinating” was initially set to appear on 2001’s Reveal. Ultimately, the group decided to cut the track from the list at the last minute. The song didn’t stay on the cutting room floor very long. In 2004, they re-recorded the song at Compass Point Studios (now closed) in Nassau with the goal of including it on their 13th studio album, Around the Sun.

Once again, it was omitted from the album because “the lush ballad ultimately didn’t jibe with that spare, atmospheric album.”

But now it looks like the song will be seeing the light of day (officially) and for an excellent cause.

See the band’s full announcement here.

If you would like to help out those affected by Hurricane Dorian, there are a slew of organizations, fundraisers, and charities where you can start. All you really need to do is find one near your location or head on over the Bahamas’ official tourism page where a medley of donates links are available.

We’ve personally donated to the Bahamas Humane Society and Baark! Bahamas so the sky really is the limit.

Ice Nine Kills channel ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ for ‘Savages’ lyric video

Halloween is right around the corner, which means Ice Nine Kills is getting ready to make their annual spooky way across the country. But before they can take their favorite horror film characters on the road, the band has unleashed the lyric video for their latest single.

On Tuesday (Sept. 10), the Massachusetts-founded band unleashed the lyric video for their latest single “Savages.” Taking visual inspiration from the slasher film that inspired the lyrics (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), the look of the video is very similar to that of the 1974 movie. The clip includes footage of Ice Nine Kills performing for a packed house as well as footage that looks like it came from the “based on a true story” thriller flick.

Watch the video for “Savages” above.

“Savages” is featured on Ice Nine Kills horror film-inspired album The Silver Scream. The record, the act’s fifth full-length album, was released on October 2018. Late last month, the band announced plans to release a deluxe version of the record. The reworked album will feature all 13 previously released tracks as well as a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and a song inspired by the 1996 slasher flick Scream.

In support of the re-released work, Ice Nine Kills previously announced a set of fall tour dates. The “Octane Accelerator” tour begins on Oct. 29 at the House of Blues in Cleveland and concludes a little over a month later on Dec. 1 at Webster Hall in New York.

Supporting acts include Fit for a King, Light the Torch, Make Them Suffer, and Awake At Last.

THE OCTANE ACCELERATOR 2019 TOUR:

Oct. 29 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
Nov. 2 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Club
Nov. 3 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
Nov. 5 – Dever, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Nov. 6 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Nov. 8 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
Nov. 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater
Nov. 10 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
Nov. 12 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Nov. 14 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
Nov. 16 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
Nov. 17 – Tampa, FL @ Ritz Ybor
Nov. 18 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Nov.20 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater
Nov.21 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
Nov.22 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Nov.23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theater
Nov.25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theater Of Living Arts
Nov.26 – Detroit, MI @ At. Andrews Hall
Nov.27 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
Nov.30 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Dec. 1 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall

Charli XCX shares her Yaeji and Clairo collaboration ‘February 2017’

If you don’t think Charli XCX is one of the hardest working musicians in pop music, then you have not been paying attention.

On Friday (Sept. 6), the singer unleashed another new song from her upcoming new album. Titled February 2017,” the latest track features Clairo and Yaeji.

“Collaborating with Yaeji and Clairo was really fun and unique,” the pop star said in a press statement.

“We are all very different artists, but coming together on this song felt so special and right. Clairo and I made a load of songs together in my studio in LA one afternoon at the beginning of the year. None of them were this song but it was so easy to write with her that the second I came up with this idea separately I sent it over to her and she came back with loads of ideas.”

She continues: “We sent over this idea to Yaeji too and she did a really beautiful verse. It sounds so intimate. It’s one of the most intimate moments on the album.”

“February 2017” is featured on Charli’s forthcoming third studio album Charli. Her self-titled is due out next Friday, Sept. 13, through Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the 15-track record are currently available here.

“February 2017” joins previously released singles “Gone” with Christine and the Queens, “1999” with Troye Sivan, “Warm” with HAIM, “Blame It on Your Love” with Lizzo, and “Cross You Out” with Sky Ferreira.

Charli is the follow-up to 2014’s Sucker.

Earlier this week, Charli joined forces with Christine and the Queens to perform their joint track “Gone” on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. During their set, they even gave the 1975’s catchy tune “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME” their own spin. Listen to the performance here.

In support of the impending release, Charli previously announced plans to embark on a massive fall tour. The Charli LIVE North American outing begins Sept. 20 at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta and concludes a month later on Oct. 22 at Terminal 5 in New York.

At the time of publication, a handful of shows were classified as sold out. Those gigs include Emo’s in Austin on Sept. 24, Showbox Market in Seattle on Oct. 4, the House of Blues in Chicago on Oct. 12, the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. on Oct. 18, Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Oct. 19, and her final tour stop at Terminal 5 in New York on Oct. 22.

Tommy Genesis, Brooke Candy, Dorian Electra, and Allie X will support Charli on select dates.

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Blink-182 take the melancholy route for ‘I Really Wish I Hated You’

If blink-182 keep releasing new songs from their forthcoming full-length, there aren’t going to be any left to surprise fans.

On Friday (Sept. 6), the California-founded act unleashed the fifth song from their upcoming new studio album. Like with “Darkside,” the group posted about the new track’s release on Instagram. The post featured the song’s title in red neon lights against a black background, giving some kind of sense of how the song would sound.

The caption accompanying the images read “text us for a sneak peek (323) 831-0182.”

The almost three-and-a-half-minute tune finds the band getting darker with lines like “I hate the way that you’re better off / I numb the pain, but it never stops” and “Save me from myself the way you used to / Because I don’t really like myself without you / I really wish I hated you.” This plays into what Mark Hoppus said earlier this year when he revealed the new blink album would be darker and more aggressive.

Listen to “I Really Wish I Hated You” above.

“I Really Wish I Hated You” joins previously released single “Darkside,” “Blame It on My Youth,” “Happy Days,” and “Generational Divide” on blink’s upcoming new album. Titled NINE, the record is due out Sept. 20.

Pre-orders are available on the band’s website.

Blink-182 are currently in the final stages of their massive summertime tour with Lil’ Wayne and Neck Deep. Tonight, they’ll take over the Hartman Arena in Wichita, Kansas. As per the tour itinerary, Lil’ Wayne will not appear at tonight’s show nor tomorrow’s gig at Stir Cove in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The remaining tour stops can be found here.

Charli XCX and Christine and the Queens cover the 1975 during BBC Live Lounge gig

Charli XCX and Christine and the Queens are taking their partnership one step further.

On Thursday (Sept. 5), the duo joined forces for a performance on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. During their stint, the musicians played their recent collaboration “Gone” as well as a cover of the 1975’s “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME.”

The full performance can be streamed here, but if you’re more interested in the 1975 cover, fast-forward the audio to the nine-minute mark.

“Gone” is featured on Charli’s upcoming third full-length record. Charli is due out Sept. 13 through Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the album are available here.

“Gone” joins a slew of previously released tracks including “1999” with Troye Sivan, “Warm” with HAIM, “Blame It on Your Love” with Lizzo, and “Cross You Out” with Sky Ferreira.

“TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME” is featured on the 1975’s critically-loved album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. Last month, the British band unleashed “People,” the first single off A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ sister album, Notes on a Conditional Form.

In support of the impending release, Charli previously announced plans to embark on a massive fall tour. The Charli LIVE North American outing begins Sept. 20 at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta and concludes a month later on Oct. 22 at Terminal 5 in New York.

At the time of publication, a handful of shows were classified as sold out. Those gigs include Emo’s in Austin on Sept. 24, Showbox Market in Seattle on Oct. 4, the House of Blues in Chicago on Oct. 12, the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. on Oct. 18, Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Oct. 19, and her final tour stop at Terminal 5 in New York on Oct. 22.

Tommy Genesis, Brooke Candy, Dorian Electra, and Allie X will support Charli on select dates.

The full list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Marina to release ‘Love + Fear Acoustic’ later this month

Marina is not entirely done giving back to her patient fans.

On Wednesday (Sept. 4), the Welsh singer unveiled plans to release an acoustic album. Titled LOVE + FEAR ACOUSTIC, the five-song record features new renditions of songs originally featured on her recently released record. The reworked songs are “True,” “Superstar,” “Karma,” “No More Suckers,” and the double album’s lead single “Orange Trees.”

LOVE + FEAR ACOUSTIC is due out Sept. 13 through Neon Gold/Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available here.

The acoustic EP will arrive right before the singer hits the road for her massive North American LOVE + FEAR tour. In February, she announced the fall time itinerary. The upcoming trek kicks off on Sept. 10 at Rebel Toronto in Toronto and concludes a month later on Oct. 9 at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver. The full list of tour dates can be found here.

At the time of publication, several shows have been classified as sold out. Those shows include the first stop of the outing in Toronto (Rebel Toronto on Sept. 10), Los Angeles (the Greek Theatre on Oct. 4), San Francisco (The Masonic on Oct. 5), and Seattle (Paramount Theatre on Oct. 8).

Support will come from Daya (Sept. 10-18), LPX (Sept. 20-24), Broods (Sept. 26th-Oct. 1), and Allie X (Oct. 4-9).

LOVE + FEAR is the much-anticipated follow-up to Marina’s 2015 release, FROOT.

Earlier this week, Marina took the stage on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! During her performance, she serenaded the audience to “Karma.” Watch Marina’s performance above.