Neon Trees announce the release of their fourth studio album, share new single

It’s been months since Neon Trees gave fans a brand new song, but things are about to change.

On Wednesday (May 20), the Utah-founded band released a new track titled “New Best Friend.” Much like the lyric video for their not-a-comeback, comeback song “Used to Like,” the three-and-a-half-minute clip features a red, purple, and blue color scheme as the lyrics play across the screen in white.

Listen to “New Best Friend” above.

“New Best Friend” will join previously released single “Used to Like” on the quartet’s recently announced fourth studio album, I Can Feel You Forgetting Me.

The band made the formal announcement on social media by posting a simple message that reads, “Our new album. I Can Feel You Forgetting Me. June 26th” on Twitter.

Accompanying the message was a short clip that features frontman Tyler Glenn explaining what “ghosting culture” is as static plays on the screen. As his voice begins to warble, people dressed as sheet ghosts (like in the “Used to Like” music video) appear in different locations.

It looks like ghosting will play a significant role in the band’s upcoming era.

I Can Feel You Forgetting Me is the long-awaited follow-up to 2014’s Pop Psychology. The record is due out June 26.

I Can Feel You Forgetting Me is Neon Trees’ first studio album since going on, and returning from, their hiatus following the release of Pop Psychology.

While no full studio albums were released during that time, they did get back together to release two non-album singles; “Songs I Can’t Listen To” in 2015 and “Feel Good” in 2017.

Mayday Parade return with ‘It Is What It Is’

Turn up your speakers because Mayday Parade is back with a brand new song!

On Friday (March 6), the Florida-founded band unleashed their first new track in two years. Dubbed “It Is What It Is,” the title of the track basically described the inspiration behind the lyrics; just because things are bad now doesn’t mean that it will always be like that. It is what it is.

“It’s just about anything in life that ends badly and how it always hurts, but you eventually get over it,” drummer Jake Bundrick reveals about the new song.

Frontman Derek Sanders adds, “If there are people out there dealing with hard times, we hope our music can help them work through that, and come away feeling a little better about everything.”

Listen to “It Is What It Is” above.

It Is What It Is” is Mayday Parade’s first new song since the release of their sixth studio album, Sunnyland. The record was released in 2018 through Rise Records.

Now the real question is, “Is this song a standalone single or the first single off their seventh studio effort?” We shall see.

Earlier this week, the five-piece announced plans to embark on a springtime North American tour. The excursion will find the group performing at venues in cities such as Pensacola, New Orleans, Tucson, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Calgary, Louisville, and more.

The month-long outing begins on April 9 at High Dive in Gainesville and concludes on May 2 at Bogart’s in Cincinnati. Grayscale and Point North will join Mayday Parade on the upcoming trek.

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

IT IS WHAT IT IS SPRING 2020 TOUR DTAES:

April 9 – Gainesville, FL – High Dive
April 10 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
April 11 – New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater
April 14 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note
April 15 – Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole
April 18 – Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Country Club
April 20 – Tacoma, WA – McMenamins Elks Temple
April 21 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
April 23 – Calgary, AB – Palace Theatre
April 24 – Edmonton, AB – Midway
April 26 – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
April 28 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
April 29 – Urbana, IL – The Canopy Club
May 1 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
May 2 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s

Watch Neon Trees get ghosted in ‘Used to Like’

Neon Trees is back with the music video for their latest single!

On Thursday (Jan. 30), the Utah-founded band unleashed the music video for their “comeback” track “Used to Like.”

The almost-four-minute clip begins with a shot of a long, narrow hallway, illuminated by neon-colored lights. Standing at the end of the “Shining”-esque pathway is a bedsheet ghost (yes, like the one from the Charlie Brown Halloween special).

The location shifts from the hallway into the actual hotel room where Neon Trees frontman Tyler Glenn is getting his drink on with a slew of empty glasses littering every flat surface. In between drinking, Glenn is found staring at his phone, waiting for a response from someone whose image is a ghost emoji (is he getting ghosted?).

As he looks at the bumbling city below, the bedsheet ghost appears next to him. Feeling like he’s had enough, Glenn escapes his hotel prison and takes to the streets (thankfully, he’s responsible enough to have a driver).

As he gallivants around town, that pesky ghost just doesn’t leave him alone, though he may be welcoming the attention by texting this random person nonstop.

He ends up at a nightclub where the rest of the band members are waiting for him. Seeing that he’s beyond sloshed, the three others give him their own form of disappointing looks.

Instead of trying to intervene, they let him go because he is an adult, after all. One thing leads to another, and Glenn ends up going home with a fellow club-goer (you go, Glenn Coco).

But, if you thought the ghost would vanish after this interaction, you’d be wrong. The sheet ghost is still there, creeping on the singer.

Watch the music video for “Used to Like” above.

“Used to Like” comes four years after Neon Trees decided to take a break from the music world and embark on their own journeys. While they were on hiatus, they did release two non-album singles, “Songs I Can’t Listen To” in 2015 and “Feel Good” in 2017.

During their time off, Glenn released his debut solo album, Excommunication. The singer also appeared on Broadway in the now-closed production of “Kinky Boots” as Charlie Price.

Neon Trees’ last studio album was 2014’s Pop Psychology, but it looks like we should expect some new tunes from them sometime this year.

Listen: Pearl Jam return with ‘Dance of the Clairvoyants’

Pearl Jam’s long-awaited return with new music just keeps getting better.

On Wednesday (Jan. 22), the iconic rock band finally unleashed the first single off their upcoming 11th studio album. Titled “Dance of the Clairvoyants,” the new tune’s runtime comes in at a little over four minutes.

Listen to “Dance of the Clairvoyants” above.

“‘Dance’ was a perfect storm of experimentation and real collaboration,” bassist Jeff Ament tweeted from the band’s official social media page. “We’ve opened some new doors creatively, and that’s exciting.”

“Dance of the Clairvoyants” is the first single off Pearl Jam’s upcoming new album Gigaton. The impending release is due out March 27 through Monkeywrench/Republic Records. Pre-orders for the new album are available for purchase here.

Josh Evans and Pearl Jam produced the album.

Gigaton is the follow-up to 2013’s Grammy-Award winning Lightning Bolt.

The new song isn’t the only new-album-related thing to be released. Earlier this week, they unleashed the forthcoming studio effort’s tracklisting. The album will feature 12 new tracks, including “Dance of the Clairvoyants.”

Surprisingly, 2018’s “Can’t Deny Me” is not on the tracklist.

A day after announcing the new album’s title, the band tweeted a little “FYI” to fans about what a gigaton is.

“A gigaton is what scientists use to measure the loss of ice from Earth’s largest ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. This weight is equivalent to over 100 million elephants or 6 million blue whales.”

Insightful.

To coincide with the new album’s release, Pearl Jam previously announced a slew of tour dates for the springtime. The 16-stop North American trek will find the group performing at venues across the continent throughout March and April to promote the album.

The tour kicks off on March 18 at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and concludes a month later with a two-night engagement (April 18 and 19) at the Oakland Arena in Oakland. The full list of tour dates can be found here.

GIGATON TRACKLIST:

01. “Who Ever Said”
02. “Superblood Wolfmoon”
03. “Dance of the Clairvoyants”
04. “Quick Escape”
05. “Alright”
06. “Seven O’Clock”
07. “Never Destination”
08. “Take The Long Way”
09. “Buckle Up”
10. “Come Then Goes”
11. “Retrograde”
12. “River Cross”

Walk the Moon drop surprise new song ‘Eat Your Heart Out’

Surprise! Walk the Moon have given their fans a brand new song to add to their summer playlist.

On Friday (June 21), the Ohio-founded act released yet another standalone single. Titled “Eat Your Heart Out,” the tune finds the group sticking to what they do best; giving us the perfect combination of danceable beats, drums, guitar, bass, and of course keyboards.

“Hey, friends good news our song EAT YOUR HEART OUT is out there in the world. This one means a lot to us, and we’re super excited to share it with you,” the group tweeted.

To coincide with the track’s debut, the four-piece dropped the music video for “Eat Your Heart Out.”

The four-minute clip features each member of the band performing the song from the comfort of their own homes. The video also includes each member letting loose and goofing off (frontman Nicholas Petricca is even caught wearing a onesie as he plays around in his music room).

The best part of the clip, in our opinion?  The inclusion of some of the guys’ dogs because dogs make everything better.

For some fans, the new clip is a flashback to the band’s old days alla their “7in7” music video series.

Watch the music video for “Eat Your Heart Out” above.

The new song comes days after fans began receiving packages in the mail from the band. The kits came in plain, white boxes with the band’s name on it. Inside the box was a note and four cookies with one featuring the date “6.21.19” and the link WTMEYHO.com, the other was shaped like a heart with the words “Eat Your Heart Out,” another heart-shaped cookie with a collage of colors, and the additional cookie featured the band’s name printed on it.

Earlier this year, Walk the Moon released “Timebomb.” The track marked the band’s first new song since the release of their fourth studio album, What If Nothing.

5 Seconds of Summer join forces with the Chainsmokers for ‘Who Do You Love’

The jury may still be out on what people think about the Chainsmokers, but one thing is definitely clear, they know how to get special guests for their songs. To date, the twosome has managed to secure guest vocals from artists like Chris Martin of Coldplay, current pop star Halsey, and even hit the recording studio with blink-182 recently. Joining their growing list of special guests are now the guys from 5 Seconds of Summer.

On Thursday (Feb. 7), the Australian band and the New York-founded act released their joint song, “Who Do You Love,” following a day or so of teasing online. Listen to the almost four-minute, highly EDM-influenced tune above.

“Who Do You Love” appears to be a one-off single for the Chainsmokers as the track is not featured on their recently released sophomore effort, Sick Boy. The album consists of ten tracks that were released throughout 2018 prior to the record’s release date.

As for 5 Seconds of Summer, the band recently unveiled the acoustic version of their latest single, “Lie to Me.” The acoustic version of the song came a few weeks after the group unleashed the official music video for the original version of the song. “Lie to Me” is featured on the foursome’s recently released record, Youngblood.

Earlier this month, the band formally announced they had returned to the recording studio to begin working on the follow-up to Youngblood.

“Recording Luke vocals the other day with Linus & the band,” wrote drummer Ashton Irwin on Twitter.

“I love making music with these boys. Lots of special new partnerships on this new record we are making.”

No word on if they have a projected release time frame for the new album.

Watch: Florence and the Machine play new song live

Are Florence and the Machine working on some new music? Fans may not know for sure, but it does look like the group may have a new song floating around. Over the weekend, the Welsh band took the stage at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia where they debuted a brand new song live in front of an unsuspecting audience.

According to a report from NME, halfway through the set, the band launched into a song they had never played before. Some fans, being the best detectives out there, managed to find out via a setlist that the new song’s title is “Moderation.” Considering that frontwoman Florence Welch sings the word moderation several times throughout the three-minute jam, it makes a lot of sense.

Check out the blurry, fan shot video above.

“Moderation” is the first new song from Florence and the Machine since the release of their fourth studio album, High As Hope. The record was released in June of 2018 through Republic Records. The album received mostly positive reviews and peaked at the number two spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

Currently, the band is in the middle of their Australian / New Zealand tour which will wrap up at the end of January.

Last week, they were confirmed as one of the headliners for this year’s Governors Ball. The act will headline Saturday, June 1, alongside Major Lazer and the 1975. Governors Ball 2019 will return to its longtime home of Randall’s Islands Park during the weekend of May 31 – June 2. Tickets for the festival are currently available on its website.

Watch: Lana Del Rey teases another new song from upcoming record

Another day, another new song snippet courtesy of Lana Del Rey. On Friday (Jan. 11), just a few days after releasing her sixth song from her upcoming new album, the New York-born songstress took to Instagram to debut a snippet of another new tune. Reportedly titled “Happiness is a Butterfly,” the posted clip looks like it may be a short teaser of the song’s music video.

As per the caption that accompanies the post, the video features not only Del Rey, but also her bandmates/dancers Ashley Rodriguez and Alexandria Kaye. Also listed in the caption is Del Rey’s younger sister and the director of the “Mariners Apartment Complex” music video, Chuck Grant. If the clip posted on Instagram is in fact the song’s music video, then it looks like Grant may be back in the director’s chair for this song’s music video.

Watch the short teaser of “Happiness is a Butterfly” below.

If “Happiness is a Butterfly” is in fact another new song to be featured on Del Rey’s forthcoming new album that would bring the grand total of released songs to seven.

“Happiness is a Butterfly” will join “How to Disappear,” “Venice Bitch,” “Hey Blue Baby,” “I Must Be Stupid for Feeling So Happy,” “Mariners Apartment Complex,” and “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me…but I have it” on Norman Fucking Rockwell.

Norman Fucking Rockwell is the follow-up to 2017’s Lust for Life. No specific release date has been given, but Del Rey did tell fans last week that the album was complete, so we should probably expect the album sometime this year.

Listen: Lana Del Rey drops Sylvia Plath-inspired single

For Lana Del Rey, everything surrounding her new studio album has been nothing short of a surprise. Instead of dropping new singles the typical way, the songstress has taken to debuting them either live in concert or by announcing its upcoming release via Instagram. Keeping up with the trend, Del Rey announced last week plans to release a new song and now, she’s come through.

On Wednesday (Jan. 9), the New York-born musician released her new song “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me…but I have it.” In typical Del Rey fashion, the new song is moody and mellow, but for those who pay close attention to the lyrics, there may be an Easter egg around the 50-second mark.

In the line, Del Rey compares herself to noted poet Sylvia Plath by singing: “I’ve been tearing around in my f***ing nightgown. 24/7 Sylvia Plath, writing in blood on the walls.”

Last October, Del Rey posted (and deleted) a clip for a song titled “Sylvia Plath.” At the time, it was believed that “Sylvia Plath” would be the title of one of her new tracks, but apparently it was just a working title.

Listen to “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me…but I have it” above.

“hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me…but I have it” is the latest track Del Rey has released from her forthcoming new album, Norman Fucking Rockwell.

To date, Del Rey has treated fans to a total of six songs from the upcoming release; “How to Disappear,” “Venice Bitch,” “Hey Blue Baby,” “I Must Be Stupid for Feeling So Happy,” lead single “Mariners Apartment Complex,” and now “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me…but I have it.”

Norman Fucking Rockwell is the follow-up to 2017’s Lust for Life. No specific release date has been given, but Del Rey did tell fans last week that the album was complete.

Lana Del Rey confirms completion of new album, new single coming next week

It sounds like the release date for Lana Del Rey’s new studio album may be a lot closer than we were all led to believe. Over the weekend, the New York-born songstress took to Instagram to confirm that her sixth studio album was completed, meaning it’s only a matter of time before an official release date is given to the public.

In addition to the news that Norman Fucking Rockwell is ready to go, Del Rey also told fans to expect a new single next week. Titled “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have – but i have it,” the new track is due out next Wednesday, Jan. 9 though Del Rey originally told her social media followers that it would be Jan. 8.

As if being busy with a new studio album wasn’t enough, Del Rey also confirmed the completion of her short book of poetry. The book, which was confirmed around the same time as her new album, had a working title of “Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass” though the musician has yet to confirm whether the title has remained.

“As of last week I finished short book of poetry I’ve been writing over the last 13 months that I’ll be putting out later,” she posted Instagram.

Norman Fucking Rockwell is the follow-up to 2017’s Lust for Life. To date, Del Rey has treated fans to a total of five new songs from the forthcoming release; “How to Disappear,” “Venice Bitch,” “Hey Blue Baby,” “I Must Be Stupid for Feeling So Happy,” and lead single “Mariners Apartment Complex.”

The record was produced by Bleachers head-honcho and super producer Jack Antonoff.