Listen: Weezer honors the Beach Boys in new song

A month after releasing the second single from of their upcoming new album, Weezer has treated fans to yet another new tune. On Thursday (Sept. 14), the California-founded band unleashed the third single of their upcoming album, Pacific Daydream. The new song is titled “Beach Boys” and pays a little bit of homage to frontman Rivers Cuomo’s biggest influence, the Beach Boys. Listen to the new tune above.

“Beach Boys” will join previously released songs “Feels Like Summer” and “Mexican Fender” on Weezer’s 11th studio album, Pacific Daydream. Pacific Daydream is set to be released on Oct. 27 through Crush Music/Atlantic Records.

Pacific Daydream is the follow-up to Weezer’s 2016 release, The White Album. After telling fans that their next album would not only be titled The Black Album but that it would be darker in content, Weezer changed their tune. The  group announced that they had trashed all their ideas for The Black Album and decided to put out an album that sounded like “the Beach Boys and The Clash fell in love by the ocean and had one hell of an amazing baby.”

Earlier this week, Weezer announced on social media that they would be unveiling a brand new song at the end of the week. “New song Beach Boys coming Thursday. If you know the notes sing from your heart ’cause it’s gonna be fun.” Accompanying the band’s post on Twitter is an image of an old-school radio with some music notes above it and a pair of sunglasses resting against a bright yellow background. What fans probably didn’t know at the time was that the image was a sample of what the background for the lyric video would be.

In support of the song and the new album, the group is currently in the middle of their fall 2017 tour. Tonight, the band will perform at KAABOO in Del Mar, California. The full list of upcoming tour dates can be seen here.

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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.

Listen to Nine Inch Nails’ new tune ‘This Isn’t the Place’

Less than a week after confirming their upcoming new EP, Nine Inch Nails has returned with another new song from the impending release. On Tuesday (July 18), the Trent Reznor-led group unleashed  “THIS ISN’T THE PLACE”; the second song off ADD VIOLENCE. Watch the Alex Lieu-directed clip above.

“THIS ISN’T THE PLACE” will join lead single “LESS THAN” on ADD VIOLENCE which is set to be released later this week. ADD VIOLENCE is set to be released digitally on July 21 while the CD and vinyl versions of the upcoming record will be released on Sept. 1. Pre-orders for the album can be found on Nine Inch Nails’ website.

ADD VIOLENCE is the second installment of Nine Inch Nails’ upcoming EP trilogy. Last year’s Not the Actual Events was the first installment of the trilogy while the name and/or projected release date for the final album has yet to be mentioned. In support of the upcoming EP, the group has a handful of festival appearances scheduled for later this year. Those dates can be found 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

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

Listen to Fall Out Boy’s new tune ‘Champion’

After promising fans a brand new song off their upcoming album, Fall Out Boy has kept their promised and released their new tune. On Thursday (June 22), the Chicago-founded band released their second single off M A N I A, “Champion.” Earlier this month, bassist Pete Wentz took to Instagram to give fans a little bit of  background on the new jam. As it turns out, the tune was inspired by the 1984 fantasy-drama, “The Neverending Story.”

“I really started to think that this one really reminds me of this moment in ‘The Never-Ending Story.’ It always stuck out to me as a kid- first they’re like ‘wait you’re just a kid lol we need a warrior,'” wrote the musician on his social media page.  “Then they’re like ‘ok you’ll do I guess you’ll do’ and then ‘no one can help you and if you don’t do this our entire world dies, so no pressure.'” Listen to “Champion” here.

“Champion” will join lead single “Young and Menace” on Fall Out Boy’s upcoming seventh studio album. M A N I A is set to be released on Sept. 15 with pre-orders currently available on the band’s website here.

In support of the new album, Fall Out Boy previously announced a massive tour scheduled to take place later this year. The “M A N I A tour” will kick off on Oct. 20 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland and wrap up almost a month later on Nov. 18 at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Before embarking on their North American tour, Fall Out Boy has announced a special show that will be held at the House of Blues in the group’s hometown of Chicago on Sept. 16. Due to the size of the venue, the band has launched a Verified Fan registration to ensure that fans will first access to tickets. More information about that can be found on the band’s website.

In addition to the Verified Fan registration, the group has also revealed that $1 from every ticket sold will go towards the Fall Out Boy Fund. The band created the fund as a way to give back to charities in Chicago.

Listen: Broadside gets serious on ‘Laps Around a Picture Frame’

With a handful of days left until the release of their sophomore album, Broadside has released yet another new tune from the upcoming album. On Friday (June 9), the Virginia-based band unveiled the audio for their third single, “Laps Around a Picture Frame.” Unlike most of their other tunes, this one starts off with a surprise as the vocals are not those of vocalist Oliver Baxxter, but rather guitarist Dorian Cooke.

According to the group this was done on purpose to show two different people suffering from the same exact medical issue. “We wanted to capture two completely different humans having the exact same mental breakdown,” explains Cooke about the new song in a press release. “We wrote the music, lyrics, and arrangement around a panic attack in a crowded environment. Even the name is an exercise for panic attacks taught to me by a therapist. The persona I represent is of someone that’s on the higher end of the social spectrum – someone popular and beautiful on the outside, but has that constant struggle internally.”

Like Cooke, Baxxter portrays someone who also suffers from panic attacks, but unlike Cooke’s character, comes from another side of the social spectrum. “I portray a young female persona shaped by the harshness of her environment, which is a story shared with me by a close friend whenever she is in a public setting. I know it’s something much more common than people tend to show.” Listen to the new song above.

“Laps Around a Picture Frame” will join previously released tracks “Puzzle Pieces,” “Hidden Colors,” and “Paradise” on Broadside’s upcoming album, ParadiseParadise is set to be released this Friday, June 16, through Victory Record. Pre-orders are still available here. All pre-orders will include an instant download of “Puzzle Pieces.”

Last week, Broadside concluded their spring tour with Real Friends, Have Mercy, Tiny Moving Parts, and Nothing, Nowhere. Recently, the group announced a pair of music festivals gigs including Syke Fest which will take July 15 in their hometown of Richmond, Virginia as well as a headlining gig at the Sophomore Slump Fest in Greensboro, NC on Aug. 5.

Watch the Foo Fighters rock a retirement home in new video

Days after getting the plug pulled on them at BottleRock (but continued to play anyways), the Foo Fighters have given fans a major surprise. On Thursday (June 1), the Seattle-founded band unveiled their first new song, and its accompanying music video, in nearly two years. The new song is titled “Run” while the six-minute video for the new tune was directed by frontman Dave Grohl.

The clip begins with an older gentleman sitting in a chair in what appears to be a retirement home. The nurse appears with his meal and medicine reminding him to “take his pills” in a not so nice manner. As the nurse leaves the room, he crumples the plastic cup with the pills and throws it to the side.

The scene soon shifts to a room filled with a lot more retirees sitting, facing a stage. On the small setup of a stage are the guys from the Foo Fighters also appearing as senior citizens. The song begins soft and slow which does not seem to entertain the geriatric audience. As the song begins to speed up its tempo, the older gentleman from the beginning of the clip gets up from his chair and heads over to a column and starts to climb it.

As he reaches the top, the rude nurse and her orderlies attempt to get him down to no avail. Instead of climbing down, the older gentleman jumps from the top, landing on the orderlies, and begins to crowdsurf. That’s when things start to go crazy and chaos ensues as the retirees begin to revolt against the retirement home and escape into the night. Watch the complete video for “Run” above.

“Run” is the Foo Fighters’ first new song since the release of 2015’s Saint Cecilia EP even though their full-length album was 2014’s love letter different recording studios in the United States, Sonic Highways. Last month, the group debuted a new song titled “The Sky Is a Neighborhood” jumpstarting rumors that their new studio album may be right around the corner.

Watch Of Mice & Men’s festival-centric video for ‘Back to Me’

Ever since the departure of Austin Carlile, the remaining members of Of Mice and Men have been doing a good job of keeping the group going with several music festival appearances and some new tunes. On Monday (May 22), the California-founded band premiered “Back to Me,” their second song to feature bassist Aaron Pauley’s shift from backing vocals to frontman. The music video for the new track is a simple premise we’ve seen many times before; a day in the life of the band when they’re out on tour. Footage for the clip was recorded during the band’s performances at Jacksonville, Florida’s Welcome to Rockville, Fort Myers, Florida’s Fort Rock, North Carolina’s Carolina Rebellion, and the inaugural Las Rageous Festival in Las Vegas.

While the video may be simple, it does allow for the new song to shine. Watch “Back to Me” above.

In an interview with Alternative Press, Pauley reveals that Carlile’s departure earlier in the year helped inspire “Back to Me.” “For maybe a fan of the band this is an entry on our Wikipedia page about the chronology of the band, but for us Austin leaving the band was a life event.”

Pauley continues: “That’s a big thing, and I think in major life events, it’s easy to feel like you lose yourself or to feel like a piece of you is gone or to feel like, ‘How can I be the me that I’ve always known that this is different now?’ If you can hold onto the passion—whether it’s passion in art, or music, or, I don’t know, video games, anything—if you can find what you love and work diligently towards it and remember that that’s a huge part of you, then you will always be able to find a way back to yourself.” To see Pauley’s full interview from this past weekend’s Rock on the Range, head on over here.

“Back to Me” will join previously released song “Unbreakable” on a special 7-inch the group will release in  late June. Pre-orders for the record, which is set to be released on June 30 through Rise Records, is currently available here. “Back to Me” and “Unbreakable” are the band’s first set of new tunes since the release of 2016’s Cold World.