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.

Watch All Time Low honor their roots with ‘Nice2KnoU’

With two weeks until the release of their seventh studio album, All Time Low has treated fans to a fourth song off the impending release. On Friday (May 19), just a few hours after premiering the audio for the new single, the Baltimore-based band debuted the official music video for “Nice2KnoU.” The music video begins with a pay phone ringing and one of the guys, specifically bassist Zack Merrick, picking up the line. As he places the receiver to his ear, the viewer is transported to what appears to be a club with the four-piece performing the new tune.

The three-and-a-half minute clip continues with ever-changing footage of them performing in the club and exploring their hometown of Baltimore. During the stroll down memory lane, they visit several locations that helped shape them and pay tribute to them by leaving roses at each location. They stop at the Ottobar, where they claim to have played a million times; Pier Six Pavilion, which they headlined in 2015; Sidebar Tavern where they claim they played to no one in 2005 (quite surprising now); and Thames Street which they make a direct reference to in “Six Feet Under the Stars” on 2007’s So Wrong, It’s Right.

In a post on Facebook that accompanied the video, the group explains that it’s a love letter to the places and people who helped them get to where they are today.

“This one’s for the dance halls, the dive bars and the 100 kids we used to play for at the Ottobar every other weekend,” begins the band’s post.

“It’s a tribute to our roots and the history of a band that comes up in a small-town with a die-hard group of friends who all want something greater. It’s an ode to the late nights, filling up the van with half a tank of gas so we could leave for the next show before someone got jumped in the wrong part of town– Getting into Tampa at 3 a.m. and crashing on someone’s floor, saying thanks with a 30 of Coors Light and never seeing that face again. This is a dedication to all the places we’ve been that made us who we are today, the sea of sweaty hands that raised us up in low-lit clubs across America on our first tours, and all the people we owe these stories to; Nice to know you, see you ‘round.”

Watch the music video for “Nice2KnoU” above.

“Nice2KnoU” will join “Life of the Party,” “Dirty Laundry,” and “Last Young Renegade” on the band’s upcoming album. Last Young Renegade is set to hit stores on June 2 and will mark the band’s first release through Fueled by Ramen.

In support of Last Young Renegades, All Time Low will hit the road for a massive summer tour. The ‘North American Young Renegades’ tour will kick off at the House of Blues in Houston on June 30 and wrap up a month and a half later on Aug. 6 at the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. SWMRS, Waterparks, The Wrecks, and Night Riots will open during the excursion. The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.

Silverstein announces ‘Dead Reflection,’ drops new music video

Just in time for their seventh time on the Vans Warped Tour, Silverstein has announced a brand new album. On Thursday (May 18), the Canadian band announced that their upcoming ninth studio album will be titled Dead Reflection and will see a mid-July release. The new album, their first since 2015’s I Am Alive in Everything I Touch, will be released on July 14 through Rise Records. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available here.

In addition to the new record confirmation, the band has also released the music video for the album’s lead single, “Retrograde.” The over-three-minute clip is simple; the group is performing in what can be assumed to be either a studio or warehouse. As frontman Shane Told shifts between screaming the lyrics and the clean vocals, the lights change color (a yellowish-brown for the screams and blue with hints of white for the clean vocals). Watch the complete music video for “Retrograde” above.

Dead Reflection‘s announcement comes a couple of days after the band posted a cryptic, 16-second clip online. The footage, at first, features a black background with a pink knot at the center of the screen and the sound of a body of water playing in the back. Midway through the 16 seconds, the image changes and is replaced by a date and time (May 18 at 2 p.m. EST).

Dead Reflection will mark the group’s new set of tunes since I Am Alive in Everything I Touch. Last October, they released a stand-alone single titled “Ghost.” The purpose of the song was to give fans something to hold them over until they were finished with the new album. As seen in the album track list below, the new album will in fact include “Ghost.”

According to a press release from Told, the new album has “the massive sound that fans have come to expect from the band, but being written during a time of pain and frustration has added a new element to the record that hasn’t been present on past releases.”

He added: “This record tells the story of how broken I was, how I found myself on a path of self-destruction, and how I had to fight to get my sanity and happiness back. The year-long journey was not an easy one. I fell down into many dark places, and ultimately I had to fight to resist against so many vices to get back into a positive light.”

The complete 11-track list for Dead Reflection can be seen below while the group’s full summer tour schedule can be found here.

DEAD REFLECTION TRACK LIST:

1. “Last Looks”
2. “Retrograde”
3. “Lost Positives”
4. “Ghost”
5. “Aquamarine”
6. “Mirror Box”
7.” Demons”
8. “The Afterglow”
9. “Cut and Run”
10. “Secret’s Safe”
11. “Whiplash”

Watch: Muse channels 80s films for ‘Dig Down’

After promising fans a brand new song last week, Muse has finally unveiled the new tune. On Thursday (May 18), the English band premiered their first new song in nearly two years, “Dig Down.” In conjunction with the release of the new song, the group also released the official, Lance Drake-directed music video for it. According frontman Matt Bellamy, the video was inspired by 80’s films such as Robocop, Running Man, and Aliens.

The music video follows a woman, played by activist/model Lauren Wasser as she tried to escape a high-security building. Watch the complete music video for “Dig Down” above. In the same interview with iHeartRadio, Bellamy reveals that not only did he write the song just a month ago, but that he wrote it to give people out their some optimism during this otherwise dark times.

“It is a new song. I just wrote it like about a month or so ago, a couple of months ago,” the singer admits with a chuckle. “It’s kind of like, we’re living in an unusual times at the moment, so I wanted to write a song that was sort of optimistic in its message. Like making people feel like they  can get through anything in their life, any hard times, stuff like that, and its a very positive song.”

Prior to the song’s release, fans were under the impression that “Dig Down” would be a stand-alone single and not be part of a bigger record. During his chat, Bellamy revealed that not only will the new tune be featured on the new record, but that fans should expect two to three new songs from them this year with one scheduled for the end of the summer/beginning of fall.

“The new album probably won’t be until some time next year, but we’re going to put out at least two, maybe three songs this year and the same next year ahead of that.” To listen to the complete interview, head on over here.

As previously announced, Muse will be hitting the road this summer for their joint tour with 30 Seconds to Mars. The upcoming tour will kick off this Saturday, May 20, at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Muse’s last studio album was 2015’s Drones.

Muse announces the release of one-off single

Over the past week, Muse has been taking to social media to tease some major news for their longtime followers (one of the videos can be seen above). At the time, those who were following the group were left with the lingering question of what the teasing may be about. On Thursday (May 11), the English band put those fans’ thoughts to rest when the revealed that they will be releasing a brand new song; their first in nearly two years. The new track is titled “Dig Down” and will make its worldwide debut next Thursday, May 18.

The band made the formal announcement on their official Twitter which featured a new photograph of the trio and the caption, “‘Dig Down’ new single coming 18 May.” According to the band, the song will be a one-off and not part of any new record. The song’s debut will come a couple of days before they hit the road for their summer tour with 30 Seconds to Mars and PVRIS.

The tour will kick off on May 20 at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida and wrap up four months later on Sept. 20 at the USANA Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

“Dig Down” will be Muse’s first new song since the release of their seventh studio album, Drones, which came out in the summer of 2015.

Listen: Imagine Dragons drop new tune

It’s been months since Imagine Dragons dropped their high-on-radio-rotation and catchy-as-heck song, “Believer.” On Thursday (April 27), the Las Vegas-founded band followed up the hit song by debuting another new track. The new song is titled “Thunder” and like many of their previously released singles, sounds like it will be a radio staple just like “Roots,” “Demons,” and “Radioactive.” Listen to the new, three-minute track above.

“Thunder” is the second new song Imagine Dragons has released in 2017. Lead single “Believer” was released in January while the music video for the clip which featured Rocky actor, Dolph Lundgren fighting frontman Dan Reynolds, was released back in March. the band is currently in the middle of recording their third studio album which will be the follow-up to 2015’s Smoke + Mirrors. While the band has yet to confirm it, it is believe that both “Believer” and “Thunder” will be included on their still-untitled new album.

For those who are digging “Thunder,” the new song is currently available on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Google Play, and Spotify.

Listen: Punchline drop new track featuring Relient K singer

It’s been a little over a month since Punchline released “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself,” their first new song in almost two years. Now, the group has followed-up that song with another new tune. On Thursday (April 13), the group took to social media to unleash their second new song in a one-month span. The tune, “Darkest Dark,” was recorded in Nashville, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Chicago and was produced and written by the guys in Punchline. In addition to it being a brand new jam, the song also features guest vocals from a special guest; Relient K’s Matt Thiessen.

In a statement about the song on Facebook, the band explained that “it’s about being there for a friend, letting them know they can lean on you always.” Listen to “Darkest Dark” above. “Darkest Dark” is the band’s second new song since the release of 2015’s Thrilled. The unveiling of the new song coincides with the band reaching their $20,000 Kickstarter goal to fund a music special for Netflix.

Following the news that the band had reached their monetary goal, bassist Chris Fafalios posted a message to his followers on both his Facebook page, and the band’s, thanking the fans for their dedication and contributions.

“The only way we can really say thanks is by releasing a new album this summer, touring as much as possible, and making this the best Music Special imaginable,” Fafalios wrote. “My head is spinning with ideas for it.”

As if the promise of the music special and a new album wasn’t enough, Fafalios also threw in a bit about touring as much as the band can to thank their fans for helping them reach their goal for the music special. This summer, Punchline will hit the touring circuit to celebrate the group’s 20th anniversary by heading out on a short tour. Those dates can be seen here.