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.

Listen: Lana Del Rey releases ten-minute tune ‘Venice Bitch’

A week after treating fans to her first new song in over a year, Lana Del Rey has given her followers more good news than they can handle. On Tuesday (Sept. 18), the New York-born songstress not only premiered another new song, but she also formally announced the release of sixth studio album. Titled Norman Fucking Rockwell, the new record is produced by Bleachers head honcho/super producer Jack Antonoff.

Though no official release date has been given for the upcoming record, Del Rey did confirm that it will see a release time frame of 2019. Norman Fucking Rockwell will be the follow-up to 2017’s Lust for Life.

As previously promised, Del Rey also unleashed her second single from the impending album; a track titled “Venice Bitch.” Heading over to Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, Del Rey debuted the almost ten-minute tune. While speaking to the host about the lengthy track, the musician revealed that her managers were a little apprehensive when she decided on this song as one of her singles.

“I played it for my managers and I was like, ‘Yeah, I think this is the single I want to put out.’ [And] They were like, ‘It’s ten minutes long. Are you kidding me? It’s called Venice Bitch. Like why do you do this to us? Can you make a three-minute normal pop song?’ I was like, ‘Well, end of summer, some people just wanna drive around for ten minutes, get lost in some electric guitar.'”

Listen to the ten-minute track above and maybe do like Del Rey suggests and put it on in your car and just drive.

“Venice Bitch” will join previously release single “Mariners Apartment Complex” on Norman Fucking Rockwell.

Listen: Lana Del Rey returns with ‘Mariners Apartment Complex’

Now that summer 2018 has come to a close, it might be the perfect time to remove “Summertime Sadness” from your playlist and replace it with a brand new Lana Del Rey tune. On Wednesday (Sept. 12), the New York-born songstress released her first new single in over a year. Titled “Mariners Apartment Complex,” the new tune is one of two new songs Del Rey plans on releasing within the next couple of weeks.

According to a press release, the second single “Venice Bitch” will make its debut next Tuesday, Sept. 18. In the same press statement, it was confirmed that both tracks will serve as precursors to her new album due out sometime in 2019.

Both “Mariners Apartment Complex” and “Venice Bitch” were produced by Bleachers frontman / super producer Jack Antonoff. The four-minute, black-and-white music video features shots of ocean waves, Del Rey gazing at butterflies that have landed on her hand, and the singer walking along a chain-link fence. Watch the video, which was Del Rey’s sister Chuck Grant, above.

Del Rey’s untitled 2019 release will be the follow-up to 2017’s Lust for Life.

The new songs announcement comes weeks after Del Rey postponed a previously scheduled concert in Tel Aviv, Israel following much protest and backlash from fans.

In late August, the singer released a statement via Twitter in which she said: “I’m postponing my appearance at the Meteor Festival until a time when I can schedule visits for both my Israeli and Palestinian fans, as well as hopefully other countries in the region.”

Listen: Boston Manor stream ‘England’s Dreaming’

Boston Manor’s new album is just a couple of days away from being in the palms (and ears) of fans, so what is a band to do? Release another new song from it, of course. On Tuesday (Sept. 4), the English band dropped another new song from Welcome to the Neighbourhood. Titled “England’s Dreaming,” the new song follows the band’s theme with the new record; bleakness.

“[“England’s Dreaming” is] probably my favorite track on the record,” admits vocalist Henry Cox. “The song’s about waking up one day and realizing you have nothing in common with your fellow man.” listen to “England’s Dreaming” above.

“England’s Dreaming” will join previously released tracks “Bad Machine” and “Halo” on Boston Manor’s sophomore effort. Welcome to the Neighbourhood is due out this Friday, Sept. 7, through Pure Noise Records. The upcoming album was produced by Mike Sapone whose resume includes Taking Back Sunday, Mayday Parade, and Public Enemy. Pre-orders for the record can be found here

Welcome to the Neighbourhood is the follow-up to the group’s debut record, 2016’s Be Nothing.

In support of the new album’s release, they recently announced plans to hit the road alongside Real Friends, Grayscale, and Eat Your Heart Out. The upcoming tour will find the bands performing at venues across the country during the months of October and November.

The forthcoming excursion will begin on Oct. 17 at the Garage in Minneapolis and conclude over a month later on Nov. 25 at the House of Blues in Chicago. The complete tour itinerary can be found here.

Listen: Alkaline Trio drop ‘Demon and Division’

With just a few days left until the release of their long-awaited new album, Alkaline Trio just unveiled another new song from it. On Tuesday (Aug. 28), the California-founded band unleashed a third new song from their upcoming ninth studio album; a track titled “Demon and Division.” Listen to “Demon and Division” above.

“Demon and Division” will join “Blackbird” and the record’s title track “Is This Thing Cursed?” on the forthcoming record. Is This Thing Cursed? is due out Aug. 31 through Epitaph Records. Pre-orders for the album are still available on Alkaline Trio’s website which now includes pre-orders for a special vinyl due out Oct. 19.

Is This Thing Cursed? is the follow-up to the group’s last studio album, 2013’s My Shame is True.

In support of the new album’s release, the band just concluded the first leg of their North American tour itinerary. Following a month or so off where frontman Matt Skiba will re-join Blink-182 for a mini tour during the month of September, the band will jump-start the second leg of the tour on Oct. 4 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California. A few weeks alter, the tour will come to an end on Oct. 18 at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, California.

Garage rock outfit PANGEA will open for Alkaline Trio during both legs of the tour. For now, Alkaline Trio’s full tour itinerary can be found here.

Listen: Twenty One Pilots get funky on ‘My Blood’

Twenty One Pilots have returned with another new song. On Monday (Aug. 27), the Ohio-founded duo unleashed a fourth single from their upcoming new studio album. Titled “My Blood,” the tune is unlike the previous three as it’s a little more funky and upbeat with a killer bassline. But since it is a Twenty One Pilots song, you know that the upbeat, funkiness is just a facade for more serious lyrics.

The almost-four-minute tune is accompanied by a video which shows frontman Tyler Joseph seated in a dark  studio, playing his bass and nodding his head to the new song. Listen to “My Blood” above.

The new song’s debut does not come as much of a surprise for some fans who watch the MTV Video Music Awards earlier this month. During one of the many breaks, a commercial for Twenty One Pilots‘ new album played. At first, the commercial features a snippet of “Nico and the Niners,” but it quickly changes to a new songs fans had never heard before (now we know it’s “My Blood”).

“My Blood” will join previously released songs “Levitate,” “Nico and the Niners,” and lead single “Jumpsuit” on Twenty One Pilots’ highly anticipated fifth studio album Trench. Trench is due out Oct. 5 through Fueled By Ramen. Pre-orders for the new album are currently available here.

Trench is the follow-up to the group’s Grammy-winning record, 2015’s Blurryface.

In support of the new album’s fall time release, Twenty One Pilots previously announced plans to hit the road during the final months of 2018 and early months of 2019. The Bandito world tour will begin on Oct. 16 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and conclude five months later on March 17, 2019 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Against the Current announce ‘Past Lives,’ drop video for ‘Almost Forgot’

Months after dropping two new songs, Against the Current have finally announced the release of their brand new album. On Friday (Aug. 17), the New York-founded trio confirmed the title and release date for their  upcoming sophomore record. Titled Past Lives, the new record is due out Sept. 28 through Fueled By Ramen. Pre-orders for Past Lives are currently available on Against the Current’s website.

Past Lives will be the much-anticipated follow-up to the trio’s breakout debut, 2016’s In Our Bones.

In addition to unveiling the record’s title and release date, the group also unleashed its third single; a track titled “Personal.” Stream the new song here. As if the new album information and the new single wasn’t enough, the band also premiered the music video for their previously released song, “Almost Forgot.” Watch the new music video above.

Earlier in the year, Against the Current surprised fans by releasing not one, but two new songs: lead single “Strangers Again” and “Almost Forgot.” The springtime release of both tracks marked the trio’s first new material in more than two years. At the time of the two songs’ debut, the band had not confirmed or denied speculations over whether the new songs would be featured on their sophomore album.

As evident in their recent announcement, it looks like fans finally got their long-awaited confirmation.

In support of the record’s fall time release, the group will embark on a massive world tour which will find them performing at venues in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, and France. The three-piece’s 2018 European tour will begin on Sept. 15 at the Academy in Dublin and conclude a couple of weeks later on Oct. 11 at the Yoyo in Paris. The complete tour itinerary can be found here.

Listen: Death Cab for Cutie drop new song ‘Autumn Love’

With a few weeks left until the release of their ninth studio album, Death Cab for Cutie have returned with another new song from the upcoming record. On Wednesday (Aug. 1), the Washington-founded band released the third single off Thank You for Today; a track titled “Autumn Love.” Watch the lyric video for the brand new tune above.

“Autumn Love” will join “I Dreamt We Spoke Again” and “Gold Rush” on Death Cab’s forthcoming album. Thank You for Today is due out Aug. 17 through Atlantic Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available on the band’s website. Those who pre-order the record will receive instant downloads of all three tracks.

Prior to the album’s release, Death Cab for Cutie are scheduled to appear on several high-profile, late night shows including ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday, Aug. 15 and The Late Late Show with James Corden on Thursday, Aug. 16.

In support of Thank You for Today‘s release, Death Cab for Cutie previously announced plans to embark on a massive, but intimate North American tour during the months of September and October. The fall time excursion will begin on Sept. 24 at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene, Oregon and conclude a month later on Oct. 23 at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando.

While announcing their upcoming tour plans, the group also revealed that one dollar from each concert ticket purchased through their website will be donated to the Aurora Commons. For more information about the Aurora Commons, head on over to their website here.

As for the complete list of upcoming tour dates, that itinerary can be found here.

Thank You for Today is the follow-up to Death Cab for Cutie’s 2015 release, Kintsugi.

Listen: From First to Last drop new song featuring Skrillex

Surprise! There’s a brand new From First to Last song on the loose. On Tuesday (July 24), the band surprised their loyal fan base by unleashing a new jam titled “Surrender.” In maybe an even bigger surprise twist, the new song featured not-former vocalist Sonny Moore (Skrillex).

The new song’s release comes mere hours after the band —and Moore— began to tease the internet about it. Taking to Twitter on Monday, the DJ wrote: “I don’t want to make a big deal about it, but I made a new song with my old band [From First to Last] and we decided to give it away for free in a few hours.”

Listen to “Surrender” above.

In addition to the song’s surprise debut, the band also revealed that tune is available as a free download on their website.

“Surrender” is the follow-up to “Make War” which was released back in January of 2017. For those who follow the band on Instagram, “Surrender” may sound a little familiar. From First to Last debuted the track during Emo Nite Los Angeles back in December of 2017 where Moore actually was on hand to perform with the rest of the group.

Moore officially “un-left” the group in 2017. During a pre-Grammys interview in February of 2017, the musician gave Alternative Press a coy response by telling the publication “[I] left the band, but I would say I’m not left anymore.”

Moore is not the only former From First to Last member to have returned to the lineup. Original drummer Derek Bloom and longtime bassist Matt Manning also returned to the fold.

Listen: Real Friends drop ‘Unconditional Love’

Real Friends’ new album is just a couple of days away, but the band is giving fans another new song to hold them over until then. On Monday (July 9), the Illinois-founded band released the official third single from their upcoming record, Composure. Titled “Unconditional Love,” the new song can be streamed above.

“Unconditional Love” will join previously released tracks “From the Outside” and “Smiling on the Surface” on the group’s third studio album. Composure is due out this Friday, July 13, through Fearless Records. Pre-orders for the new record are still available on the band’s website here.

The record was produced by Mike Green whose resume includes The Aces, All Time Low, the Mowgli’s, and Paramore.

In a press statement released back in June, bassist Kyle Fasel revealed that the forthcoming ten-track album was the first time the band put a lot of time and effort into not only the individual tracks, but the album as a whole.

“We have never put this much time and effort into a record,” begins Fasel.

Composure is everything we’ve always come up short on. We focused more on melodies than ever before. We focused more on the overall emotional climate of each song than ever before. I truly think that every song on the record stands on its own. But when all the songs come together it creates our best effort to date.”

Composure is the follow-up to band’s 2016 release, The Home Inside My Head.

In support of the album’s release, the band is currently playing the final Vans Warped Tour.