During the press conference announcing that Linkin Park will be heading out on “The Carnivores Tour” with 30 Seconds to Mars and AFI, Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda revealed that there would be something coming to fans this Thursday. The duo admitted that fans could already guess what it was when the official trailer for the tour revealed new music from the band.
Just like they had said, the band dropped a new track today titled, “Guilty All the Same” which features New York rapper Rakim. The audio, which can be heard below, takes things back to the days when the rock-rap group used to be more aggressive with their sound which should please longtime fans that felt robbed with their newer sound.
The song is currently being streamed over at Shazam. All you have to do is tag a song, any song, and you can unlock the new track.
“Guilty All the Same” is the band’s lead single from their upcoming sixth studio album which is set to be released this Summer. The album is still untitled, but Shinoda playing around on Twitter said that it might be titled The Hunting Party.
Very fitting when you consider the name of the upcoming tour.
And finally, The Arcade Fire have given fans what they have been eluding to for quite sometime now, their brand new song.
Last week, if not a little while before that, The Arcade Fire were dropping hints like crazy about the title of their new song. First it started with signs and then it slowly was confirmed that “Reflektor” would in fact be their first single, but when they would treat fans to it, was unknown.
On Saturday, Tumblr music website, Omnimusic released a track that could easily fool anyone into thinking that the track was the highly anticipated single. The song went on to disappear and reappear on the blogging site for quite sometime until it was officially taken down.
Today, several Arcade Fire news made its way onto the web. Spin first reported that they had seen the cover art for the new album floating around the internet and then came the breaking news that the music video for “Reflektor” had been released ahead of the supposed release time (it would have been tonight at 9 p.m.; get it 9 p.m. on 9-9).
Instead of going on about the craziness that is the video, we will leave you with the simple thought that it was directed by filmmaker, Anton Corbijn and runs for eight minutes.
Reflektor (the album) is so far scheduled to be released on October 29 through Merge Records, but considering the secrecy with the just the single, who knows if we should even trust that. Oh yeah, and it’s also produced by James Murphy.
The Maine have confirmed on their Facebook page earlier today that they will be releasing a brand new album titled, Forever Halloween on June 4th. For those excited for the new album, pre-sales for it will begin this coming Tuesday (April 16), along with the first single off the album “Happy.”
The band wrote:
Hello Everyone! We are very excited to announce that our fourth studio album entitled “Forever Halloween” will be released on June 4th 2013. The record will be released independently in the US in partnership with our management company Eighty One Twenty Three.
On Tuesday, April 16th, we will be launching the pre-order for Forever Halloween as well as a brand new song called “Happy” which will be available on Itunes worldwide.
We want to thank all of you for the on going support in our music, without you, this record would not be possible.
If last week was Timerweek then this week is just a grand extension of that.
First talks of a volume two of his new release was confirmed then the album finally gets released, arriving in the hands of a lot of excited and eager fans. Last night, bonus tracks from the Target exclusive edition of The 20/20 Experience made rounds on the internet and now JT has given fans yet another gift, the video for his new single, “Mirrors.”
The video follows the story of a couple from the first day they meet until their old age. Instead of giving away the entire eight and a half minute long video, you can watch the story unfold right here for yourselves.
Last month, the Postal Service announced that they would be heading on their first headlining tour in ten years in honor of the tenth year anniversary of their album, Give Up. The reported tour dates fueled fans who were upset that there were only a few tour dates confirmed. After receiving several angry tweets from fans, frontman Ben Gibbard, made a mass tweet to all fans saying that more tour dates were coming; the fans just needed to wait for the confirmations. Now, those dates have surfaced which means that their spring tour will now be extending into the summer months as well.
5/28 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
5/29 Magna, UT – Saltair
5/30 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
6/03 Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theater
6/05 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
6/06 Atlanta, GA – Fox Theater
6/07 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
6/08 Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion
6/10 Detroit, MI – Fillmore Detroit
6/11 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
6/12 Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion
6/15 New York, NY – Barclays Center
6/17 Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts
6/18 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/16 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
7/17 Portland, OR – Rose Garden Arena
7/26 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theater
A handful of their previous tour dates in the US and Europe have already been sold out including their stop at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center; they added a second day for that stop.
The Give Up reissue will be released on April 9 and will include their new single, “A Tattered Line of String.”
French band Phoenix are back with a brand new track off their upcoming album, Bankrupt! It’s been a little over four years since the release of their last album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix which was met with a lot of accolades and was critically.
In April 2011, the band posted pictures of themselves with the caption reading “songwriting” giving fans hope that a new album would soon be in the works. In January 2012, the band had announced that they officially had four songs done for their fifth album which would be released in the Summer of 2012 with a tour in the Fall, but like life that did not exactly pan out. Exactly after a year after that announcement, the band revealed that the still untitled album would be named Bankrupt! and then gave the fans a teaser what to expect. Earlier this month the band has revealed the official release date for the new album.
Phoenix fans (and non-fans alike) can check out the audio for their new song (and first single), Entertainment right here:
Bankrupt! will be available on April 23 in the US.
Last month Seattle radio station 107.7 The End, made waves when they announced that they had a brand new track from New York band, The Strokes. Fans began to tweet and Facebook the station asking for when the track would make its debut. Turned out that the song that they had first dibs on, “All the Time” would become the lead single off their brand new album, Comedown Machine which would hit shelves on March 26.
A week after the station’s announcement, the band went ahead and released “One Way Trigger” on their official website as a free download, but was met with mixed reaction from the band’s loyal fans. Now the band is back, releasing the lead single on their Soundcloud account which you can listen to right here: The Strokes’ Soundcloud.
If you’re a fan of The Strokes, how does this single compare to “One Way Trigger”?
Justin Timberlake has had a heck of a week. First he releases the name and tracks for his new album, The 20/20 Experience. Then he pumped up fans at the Grammys several times (I’m still in awe of how cool and retro feeling his performance was) and now we have a new track to obsess over, so we can give “Suit & Tie” a little bit of break.
After the Grammys, Timberlake released a new track titled, “Mirrors,” produced by friend Timbaland which you can check out below:
The 20/20 Experience will be hitting shelves on March 19, but if you pre-order the deluex edition through retailer Target, it will include two bonus tracks (“Body Count” and “Dress On”).