Andrew McMahon releases lyric video for ‘Fire Escape’

Photo by Erica Dominguez

Photo by Erica Dominguez

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness recently wrapped up a massive summer tour, opening up for Panic! at the Disco and Weezer which found them traveling all over North America. During the trek, the group led by Jack’s Mannequin/Something Corporate head honcho Andrew McMahon, unveiled a brand new song titled “Fire Escape.” Now, months after debuting the song live, McMahon and company have released the official lyric video for the new track. Listen to the studio recording of “Fire Escape” below.

Taking to social media, McMahon explained in lengthy post, how a night off in a “town that’s been known to get the best of me” inspired the song.

“I’d been traveling in support of the first Wilderness album for nearly two years when I found myself with a rare weekend off in a town that’s been known to get the best of me. The acrobat, the banker, the oxblood friend; these larger than life characters are the real life squad that lead me through the boroughs, bodegas, bars, and subway stations found in the lyrics of this song.

When it was said and done the nearly illegible pocket-size notebook prose charting out adventures was curated in a high-rise studio off 49th street. The friends I made there, while writing ‘Fire Escape’ have gone on to be the collaborators in charge of bringing the full-length album to life. We bonded over the thought of old friends losing their shit in a city that doesn’t sleep, but also about the beauty of having a home to crawl back to when the sun comes out.

A number one if you will. I think it’s the realization that sometimes the party does end and in that moment where you’re standing and who you’re standing next to says a lot about what comes next. ‘Fire Escape’ is a song full of mantras from a time filled with joy and achievement, chaos, insecurity, and good friends. ‘Never go home,’ ‘We belong awake’…maybe these are words to live by. Maybe I adopted them as a credo to justify my true nature as a escapist. Whatever it is, it’s yours now. It’s my pleasure to welcome you to the party. Try not to break anything.”

Currently, “Fire Escape” is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, and Apple Music. As of now, there is no word on whether this is a one-off single or if the track will be featured on a possible new record for the group. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness released their debut, self-titled record back in 2014. Continuing with their never-ending touring schedule, McMahon and company will hit the North American road once more of their own headlining tour with the New Politics and the Griswolds. The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.

Bring Me the Horizon Unleash an “Avalanche”

With just a few days left until the release of their fifth studio album, Bring Me the Horizon has released yet another new song from That’s the Spirit. Since the initial announcement confirming the release of the new LP, the United Kingdom group has released several songs from it including lead single “Happy Song,” “Throne,” “True Friends,” and “Drown,” a reworked version of an old song.

Now, a couple of days after debuting the new version of “Drown,” the five-piece have premiered another new song; a track titled “Avalanche.”

“Avalanche” made its official debut on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 Show Tuesday night (Sept. 8). Leading up to its premiere, the band had teased fans about the new song, urging them to pre-order the new album in order to unlock the audio on iTunes. Thankfully, they felt like being nice and decided to post up the track on iTunes at midnight. For now, “Avalanche” can be streamed over at BBC Radio 1’s website here.

That’s the Spirit is the follow-up to Bring Me the Horizon’s hit 2013 album, Sempiternal. The record was produced by frontman Oli Sykes and keyboardist Jordan Fish and is scheduled to be released this Friday, Sept. 11 through Columbia Records. In support of the album the band will be hitting the road alongside Issues for a North American tour this fall. Tour dates can be seen here.

Imagine Dragons Go Back to Their “Roots” with New Song

It hasn’t even been a year since Imagine Dragons gave us their brand new album, Smoke + Mirrors, and now, it appears that the Las Vegas group may have some new material up their sleeves. Today (Aug. 27), the band released a brand new song titled “Roots.” The song, which is not featured on their sophomore effort, could be a new song from a new album, but at the same time, the band has been known to release new songs that were not featured on any album.

Back in 2013, they released “Who We Are” for the Hunger Games:Catching Fire soundtrack. In 2014, they released both “Battle Cry” for the Transformers: Age of Extinction soundtrack and another song titled “Warrior” which was specially created for the battle arena video game, League of Legends.

No matter where the song will be featured, it can currently be streamed below.

Imagine Dragons recently wrapped up their summer arena tour with Metric and Halsey in support of Smoke + Mirrors. “Roots” is currently available for purchase on iTunes.

We Came as Romans Premiere “Tear it Down”

We Came As Romans

We Came As Romans’ fourth studio album is set to be released later this month while the group are still in the middle of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour.

In anticipation of the release, the Michigan-based band have already released two songs from the upcoming record; “The World I Used to Know” and “Regenerate.”

Now, the group are giving fans another track to hold them over until the July 25 release date.

Premiering exclusively on Billboard, the band have released the third single off of We Came as Romans, “Tear it Down.”

Listen to the track here.

According to the band, making the self-titled record was a huge departure from their previous efforts all stemming from their new producer, David Bendeth, who gave the band a rude awakening when they began working on the album.

“We went in and he said, ‘OK, play your best songs,’ and we did and he was like, ‘This is horrible! This sucks!'” We Came as Romans frontman Dave Stephens told Billboard.

“He said, ‘You better play something right now that’s gonna impress me, ’cause this isn’t.’ At that point we had 12 songs and he pretty much shot down every single thing we came in with. It was absolutely shocking. He really called us out; ‘This is your fourth record. You’re doing the same shit you’ve been doing every other record. You can’t get away with it.’ That’s why we went with him, though; we really needed somebody to force us to push ourselves creatively as musicians. David wouldn’t let us put anything less than great songs on there.”

Following the not-so-great-meeting with Bendeth, the band went back to the drawing board and even got some writers to collaborate with them to help create 23 new songs which eventually was reduced down to the ten songs that made it onto the record.

“It took a lotta lotta writing,” begins Stephens.

“It was a huge battle to decide which ones were going to make it. Each member was in love with different songs for different reasons, and I feel like everybody lost one of his favorite songs along the way. I knew I lost a couple. If they weren’t the best songs, they weren’t gonna make it.”

Stream Pierce the Veil’s “The Divine Zero”

Happy Friday Pierce the Veil fans!

After months of waiting for new music from the San Diego band, they have finally given fans the lead single from their brand new record.

The new song is titled “The Divine Zero” and can be streamed below.

Like the note from their record label, Fearless Records, on YouTube, the band will in fact be playing the new track during their trek on the Vans Warped Tour which starts today. Like we doubted that.

As of now, there has been no word on what PTV’s impending new record will be titled or when the new album is scheduled to be released. Some fans are beginning to speculate that they will released the album without anyone’s knowledge kind of like what several pop stars have been doing recently.

For those who are digging “The Divine Zero,” it is currently available for purchase on iTunes.

Senses Fail “Carry the Weight” with New Song


With a couple of weeks left until their new album is slated to be released, Senses Fail have unveiled another new song from the upcoming record, Pull the Thorns from Your Heart.

Today’s new song is titled “Carry the Weight” and will join previously released tracks “The Courage of an Open Heart,” “Wounds,” and lead single “The Importance of the Moment of Death” on their sixth studio album.

In an interview with Revolver, who were the first to premiere the track exclusively this morning, frontman Buddy Nielsen had the following to say about the song:

“We all carry the weight in the only way we know. For some us that looks effortless and graceful and for others we are struggling just to stay upright. I’ve carried a lot of weight over the years and this song is a reflection of giving myself the freedom to be forgiving for the ways in which I did.”

Listen to “Carry the Weight” below.

Pull the Thorns from Your Heart is set to be released on June 30 through Pure Noise Records. In support of the new album, the New Jersey band will be heading out on the Vans Warped Tour this summer with several of their label mates.

Brand New Finally Premiere New Song


It feels like Brand New fans have been waiting forever for the band to release new material and after a six years wait, it’s finally happened.

During their show at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium last night (April 8), the Long Island band kicked off their set with a new track.

Some are reporting that the new song is titled “Don’t Feel Anything” which would seem plausible since the chorus does repeat those words over and over again.

Check out some fan shot videos of the show from several different angles.

The song’s debut comes on the heels of the band finally mailing out those The Devil and God are Raging Inside of Me lyric booklets nine years after they were suppose to (we guess they were busy?).

Yesterday afternoon, Brand New fans went crazy when the band cleaned their Instagram account and relaunched it with a new promo photo of the band (as seen above) and a photo advising those attending upcoming shows that a second printing of the booklets will be at the shows and soon online.

Let’s hope this is not the end.

Man Overboard Release Track from Split with Senses Fail


Senses Fail released their contribution to the split they will be releasing with fellow New Jersey band, Man Overboard on Tuesday, and now, it’s time for Man Overboard to do the same.

Today, the band premiered their new song, titled “One Fixed Point” over at The Huffington Post. During that premiere, guitarist Justin Collier explained to the publication the origins of the song which we find out isn’t all that new after all.

“‘One Fixed Point’ is a really old Man Overboard song that we always liked but never had a place for. When Buddy from Senses Fail approached us about doing this split we were going through our trove of unused songs and came back to this… It actually didn’t even have a name. We gave it an overhaul, gave it name and here it is.”

Here it is indeed. Check out the song below.

The upcoming split is set to be released on Mar. 3 through each band’s respected record label (Pure Noise Records for Senses Fail and Rise Records for Man Overboard). Coincidentally enough, or not, the split will be released a couple of days before both groups are scheduled to hit the road with Bayside for their “Fifteen Year Birthday Tour.”

Fall Out Boy Reveal “The Kids Aren’t Alright”


While the rest of the world is grouching about it already being Monday, Fall Out Boy fans are a little bit on the ecstatic side with the news that the band have released yet another song from their upcoming new record, American Beauty/American Psycho.

As of now, they have released two new tracks and the new one titled “The Kids Aren’t Alright” marks the third song from the record.

Listen to the new song below and tell us what you think about the track and if it fits what you think might be the sound for the new record.

American Beauty/American Psycho will be released on Jan. 20 through Island/DCD2.

“Centuries,” and “American Beauty/American Psycho” have already been released from the record while “Immortals” was written exclusively for Disney/Pixar’s recently released film, Big Hero 6.

In other Fall Out Boy members news: Patrick Stump will officially be joining the judges’ panel for NBC’s acapella competition show, The Sing-Off.

Imagine Dragons “Bet” Their Lives on New Track


Over the weekend, Imagine Dragons revealed they would be releasing a new song this week.

In a post on Twitter, the group wrote, “I Bet My Life : 10/27” which only meant one thing; the new song, “I Bet My Life,” would be released on Monday (Oct. 27), and that it was.

The “Radioactive” band unleashed the new song at Midnight on iTunes for many excited fans. Aside from the new song, the band confirmed the track would be featured on their upcoming new album. Though no title was given for the new record, they did reveal it will be released sometime next year. We’re hoping for early next year.

Check out the new song below.

“I Bet My Life” is currently up for sale on iTunes, but no more information about the yet-to-be-titled sophomore album which is surprising because iTunes usually ruins musical surprises by giving out too much information.

The sophomore record will be the follow-up to 2012’s Night Visions which launched the Las Vegas band to stardom with their hits (and often played too many times on the radio) songs “It’s Time,” “Radioactive,” and “Demons.”

Recently, the band wrote and recorded a song titled  “Warriors” exclusively for the League of Legends video game.