Glassjaw Return with New Single

It’s been 13 years since Long Island’s Glassjaw released their last studio album (2002’s Worship and Tribute). With that being said, it didn’t necessarily mean that the band had been on hiatus since that last record. Instead of full-length albums, they decided to forgo the typical 15 tracks and just release a couple of EPs in its place. On Tuesday (Dec. 1), things changed when the band released their first new song in over a decade; “New White Extremity.”

The new song made its official debut early Tuesday morning on NPR. NPR, like many other music publications, are teasing that this might be the lead single off of the group’s highly anticipated third studio album. In NPR’s quick write-up about the song, and the band, they claim that this is a “promise of a new, as-yet-untitled record, with no release date, no label information and no band line-up other than founding guitarist Justin Beck.”

While there has been no official confirmation about a new album, Glassjaw frontman Daryl Palumbo did reveal to the publication that this is a song for those who waited patiently for the band’s return. “This is a song about walking out of your front door. Thanks for the [patience] and we hope you enjoy.”

Listen to “New White Extremity” below.

Glassjaw will be hitting the touring circuit next year as direct support for Coheed and Cambria on the band’s 2016 United States tour. The upcoming tour is schedule to begin on Feb. 22, 2016 at the House of Blues in Boston and wrap up a little over a month later on March 27 at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver. The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.


Feb 22 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Feb 25 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theater
Feb 26 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
Feb 27 – St. Paul, MN – Myth Live Event Center
Feb 29 – Columbus, OH – The LC Indoor Pavilion
Mar 1 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Mar 2 – Washington, DC – Echostage
Mar 4 – New York, NY – Theater at Madison Square Garden
Mar 5 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Mar 7 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
Mar 8 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Mar 10 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore
Mar 11 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
Mar 12 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
Mar 14 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Mar 15 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
Mar 17 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
Mar 19 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
Mar 21 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
Mar 22 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
Mar 23 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
Mar 25 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Mar 26 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Mar 27 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium


Stream CHVRCHES ‘Every Open Eye’

Scottish trio CHVRCHES have been releasing several tracks from their new album Every Open Eye for several months. Now, the electronic three-piece are giving their fans the chance to listen to the new record in full a couple of days before its official release.

The honor of premiering the record ahead of time was given to NPR which is currently streaming the record. To listen to Every Open Eye which includes songs such as lead single “Leave a Trace,” “Never Ending Circles,” and recently released “Clearest Blue,” head on over to NPR here.

Every Open Eye will officially be released this Friday, Sept. 25, through Glassnote and Virgin Records. In support of the new album, the group will be headlining their first United States tour. Officially kicking off at Boston’s Boston Calling Festival, the trek will find the group hitting up some U.S. cities before closing out at Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest. For the full list of tour dates, click here.

Every Open Eye is the follow-up to CHVRCHES hit debut record, 2013’s The Bones of What You Believe.

Passion Pit “Let’s Go” in New Song


Passion Pit’s upcoming album is just a couple of weeks away from being released and the band have been doing a good job of giving fans some new tracks, but still keeping the rest of the tracks hidden.

As of now, they have only released two full song from the album, “Lifted Up (1985)” and “Where the Sky Hangs,” and today, they added a third one to the list; a song titled “Until We Can’t (Let’s Go).”

The track made its debut on NPR earlier in the day and is currently being streamed over there. To listen to the track, click here.

Along with the song, the publication got the opportunity to speak (via email) to Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos, about the new single and his inspiration behind it. Angelakos said he wrote the song when nothing was going right and needed to blame it on someone or something. Apparently, he decided to blame everything on the apartment he and the band were staying in.

“In this case, our apartment started seeming so … off. It’s the apartment! It’s the apartment’s fault! We can’t do ANYTHING in here. And the rent is ridiculous! And it’s not us, or the 8,000 other things happening that are totally stressful and annoying and easy to forget when we’ve got such a terrible apartment like this — rest assured!

Everyone can lay off, because the grass is indeed very much greener on the other damn side. No, I don’t know where the other side [is], but we’ll figure it out. We’ll figure it out maybe, I don’t know, in a few weeks. Honestly, I can’t plan that far ahead. Everything will be awesome once we move; let’s just get out of here … at some point, I don’t know.”

Kindred is due out on April 21 through Columbia. Until then, you can check out the tracklist for the album below.


1. “Lifted Up (1985)”
2. “Whole Life Story”
3. “Where the Sky Hangs”
4. “All I Want”
5. “Five Foot Ten (I)”
6. “Dancing on the Grave”
7. “Until We Can’t (Let’s Go)”
8. “Looks Like Rain”
9. “My Brother Taught Me How to Swim”
10. “Ten Feet Tall (II)”

Listen to Chris Martin and Cat Power’s ‘Wish I Was Here’


When the soundtrack tracklist for Zach Braff’s upcoming film Wish I Was Here was revealed, all the artists on the record were put in the backburner when it was revealed Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon had contributed a new song for the album.

Today, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and Cat Power’s Chan Marshall have come to take the attention from Vernon and put all the attention on their new song; the title track.

The song is currently being streamed over at NPR.

When being interviewed about the film, the subject of the song came up and just how it happened.

“Chris had the idea that it would be sung by a woman,” he said. “I thought that was a genius idea because one of the things the film is about, is a strong woman (Kate Hudson’s character) becoming the matriarch of her family. When Chris and I were talking, we both kind of simultaneously said, ‘Cat Power.’

I reached out to Chan Marshall and she and I met and really clicked. I set her up to watch the film in her apartment. The whole time she was watching she kept texting me all the different parts she was loving. She said yes the instant it was over.”

The Wish I Was Here Original Soundtrack is set to be released on CD and digitally on July 15 while the vinyl will be released on August 5. As for the film that inspired the soundtrack and was funded by Kickstarter donations, that’s set to be released on July 18.

Conor Oberst Streaming New Album on NPR


Some people might say that there is no such thing as bad publicity, and in Conor Oberst case, it might have worked a little in his favor. When the Oberst was accused of raping and harassing a female who claimed to be a former girlfriend, many of his fans wondered if the singer could be behind it, but nonetheless, when it was revealed he had an album in the works, it raised suspicion on whether it was all planned, or just a big coincidence.

No matter if it was planned or not, the album’s release date is right around the corner.

Today, the Bright Eyes frontman has allowed for fans to stream Upside Down Mountain on NPR, a week before its official release date of May 20 through Nonesuch Records.

Upside Down Mountain is the singer’s first solo album since 2008’s Conor Oberst. Pre-orders are currently available through iTunes and like with any new album, Oberst will be heading out on tour beginning today in Germany.

Check out the stream of the new album here while all the tour dates can be seen below.


May 12 – Postbahnhof – Berlin, Germany

May 13 – Ponte Verda Music Hall – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

May 14 – Beacham Theater – Orlando, FL

May 16 – Hangout Music Fest – Gulf Shores, AL

May 17 – Track 29 – Chattanooga, TN

May 21 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA

May 22 – The Space At Westbury – Westbury, NY

May 23 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC

May 24 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC

May 25 – Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA

May 27 – Taft Theatre – Cincinnati, OH

May 29 – Metro – Chicago, IL

May 30 – Metro – Chicago, IL

May 31 – Pabst Theater – Milwaukee, WI

June 01 – First Ave – Minneapolis, MN

June 02 – First Ave – Minneapolis, MN

June 04 – Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE

June 05 – The Blue Note – Columbia, MO

June 06 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN

June 07 – Busters – Lexington, KY

July 08 – Cathedral – Manchester, United Kingdom

July 09 – Koko – London, United Kingdom

July 11 – Bilbao BBK Live – Bilbao, Spain

July 12 – Musilac Festival – Aix Les Bains, France

July 13 – Cactus festival – Brugge, Belgium

July 15 – Paradiso – Guelph, Canada

July 17 – Gurten Festival – Köniz, Switzerland

July 18 – Koko – London, United Kingdom

July 19 – Latitude Festival – Suffolk, United Kingdom

July 21 – ABC – Glasgow, United Kingdom

July 27 – Newport Folk Fest – Newport, RI

July 29 – SummerStage, Central Park – New York, NY

Aug 05 – Train – Århus C, Denmark

Aug 06 – Amager Bio – Copenhagen, Denmark

Aug 07 – Oya Festival – Oslo, Norway

Aug 11 – Fabrik – Meersburg, Germany

Aug 13 – Arena – Vienna, Austria

Aug 14 – Freiheiz – Munich, Germany

Aug 15 – Gloria – Cologne, Germany

Haim Cover Miley Cyrus’ ‘Wrecking Ball’


L.A.-based sister group, Haim have been gaining lots of fans and coverage over the summer for not only their music but also their shows and they haven’t even put out their first album yet.

During a show at BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, the sisters’ decided to cover Miley Cyrus’ current single, “Wrecking Ball” a cover for the concert series in a completely different way than Cyrus has previous performed it; you know, half naked with pasties. What Haim gave the audience is a poppy, guitar-ific version of the song.

Don’t believe us, then click below and listen to it.

Haim’s debut album, Days Are Gone is slated to be released next week, September 30 through Polydor Records. NPR is currently streaming the entire thing and can be heard here.

Stream Franz Ferdinand’s New Album


A few months back, Franz Ferdinand had given us two new songs that would be featured on their new album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. A few weeks after that, the Glasgow-based band released the music video for “Love Illuminations,” their first new music video in several year.

Now, the band have made their entire album available for streaming over at NPR.

In a recent interview with The Observer, frontman Alex Kapranos, considered disbanding the group after their 2009 tour for their album, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand. In the midst of his decision, Kapranos met up with bassist, Bob Hardy, to discuss the future of the band.

“I wanted to split the band up, because in my head it felt like one of those jobs . . . the ones I had to jack in. I didn’t like the routine and the obligations,” Kapranos explained. ” And whether those obligations lay with my contemporaries, my peers, my record label, the fans, the audiences – or maybe myself . . . I felt . . . It was time to, erm, stop that.”

For some, the band had managed to make a heck of a splash in the world of music, finding themselves in MTV2’s countdowns and going from being a small UK-based band, to being a pretty big group in the US. One thing was sure for their long-tern record label, Domino; they were not ready for the amount of success the band would get over seas.

At the time, Domino was a small label and only had about three people working ta the office in the Us; not enough to help control the popularity Franz Ferdinand had garnered. They ended up on a major label where some payola accusations were thrown around.

In the interview, Kapranos touches base about that incident, “I was like, ‘Fucking hell, here we are in court on some payola charge’ . . . It was exactly the opposite of what I wanted to be as a band.”

While that was happening, things weren’t exactly sparkly rainbows and sunshine in Kapranos’ life; apparently he had been miserable the entire time resulting for the payola incident. Rumor also had it that his split from then-girlfriend Eleanor Friedberger of the Fiery Furnances did not help, but that didn’t mean it was all bad.

At that time, he had been writing a food column for The Guardian and even got to write a book. Guitarist, Nick McCarthy even felt the doom cloud over them during that time. ” I just came down heavily with depression, I think. I just thought, ‘Eurrgh, can’t play music any more.’ Couldn’t stand it. We’d sucked ourselves dry.”

But things don’t look to be that dark and depressing anymore, it seems like all the dark clouds have blown away and the band are back to take on the indie scene by storm once again with their unique, artist take on music videos and the oddity that is their music.

There had to have been a reason they came out of nowhere with “Take Me Out” and managed to stay for a while.