‘Dear Evan Hansen’ soundtrack to get deluxe reissue

If you’ve been listening to the Dear Evan Hansen original cast recording nonstop since the award-winning show made its debut on Broadway, then we’ve got some great news for you. On Thursday (Nov. 1), Atlantic Records announced plans to re-release the Grammy-award winning album with a couple of extra treats. The deluxe re-issue of the Dear Evan Hansen (Original Broadway Cast Recording) will include the original 14 tracks as well as six bonus songs.

The additional tunes will include unreleased songs, demos, and acoustic versions of certain tracks all performed by the original and current cast members of the Broadway production. The re-issue will also feature a special version of the show’s signature song, “Waving Through a Window,” performed by Katy Perry.

“On April 29, 2017, I went and saw Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, and was emotionally transformed forever,” the pop star said in a press release.

“In my own life, I’ve struggled with depression, and like so many, always feeling alone in the battle of wanting to belong. That night, I was particularly struck by the song ‘Waving Through A Window.’ It embodied the mental isolation I sometimes fought. So when my friends Benj Pasek and Justin Paul came to me and asked if I would like to record this song, not only to help launch the national tour, but to continue the conversation on mental health and all its complexities, I jumped right in. I hope this song helps you know that you are not alone, and that I’m waiving back at you.”

The digital version of the deluxe album is due out this Friday, Nov. 2, through Atlantic Records. At the time of this publication, no physical version of the album is available, but Atlantic Records does say that a physical album will come at a later date.

To celebrate the release of the revamped soundtrack, an exclusive digital listening party will be held on Nov. 2 at midnight EST. The party, which will take place over on YouTube, will feature special messages from the cast and creative team as well as commentary on all the new recordings from the show’s masterminds Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, and Alex Lacamoire. As if that wasn’t enough, Perry’s version of “Waving Through a Window” will make its debut during the listening party. Listen to a snippet of the pop star’s version of the track here.

So grab your stripped blue polo shirt, cast, and a dark hoodie and don’t forget to tune in here.

Dear Evan Hansen is currently running at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre while its national tour is underway. Tickets for the show can be found here.

The complete track listing for the Dear Evan Hansen (Original Broadway Cast Recording) – Deluxe Album can be found below.

TRACK LISTING:

01. “Anybody Have a Map?” – Rachel Bay Jones & Jennifer Laura Thompson
02.“Waving Through a Window” – Ben Platt & Original Broadway Cast of Dear Evan Hansen
03. “For Forever” – Ben Platt
04. “Sincerely, Me” – Mike Faist, Ben Platt & Will Roland
05. “Requiem” – Laura Dreyfuss, Michael Park & Jennifer Laura Thompson
06. “If I Could Tell Her” – Ben Platt & Laura Dreyfuss
07. “Disappear” – Mike Faist, Ben Platt, Kristolyn Lloyd, Will Roland, Jennifer Laura Thompson & Original Broadway Cast of Dear Evan Hansen
08. “You Will Be Found” – Ben Platt, Kristolyn Lloyd, Will Roland, Laura Dreyfuss & Original Broadway Cast of Dear Evan Hansen
09. “To Break in a Glove” – Michael Park & Ben Platt
10. “Only Us” – Laura Dreyfuss & Ben Platt
11.“Good for You” – Rachel Bay Jones, Kristolyn Lloyd, Will Roland & Ben Platt
12. “Words Fail” – Ben Platt
13. “So Big/So Small” – Rachel Bay Jones
14. “Finale” – Ben Platt & Original Broadway Cast of Dear Evan Hansen
15. “Obvious (Bonus Track)” – Taylor Trensch
16. “Hiding in Your Hands (Bonus Track)” – Mallory Bechtel
17. “Part of Me (Bonus Track)” – Dear Evan Hansen August 2018 Broadway Cast
18. “In the Bedroom Down the Hall (Demo)” – Rachel Bay Jones & Jennifer Laura Thompson
19. “Disappear (Acoustic)” – Taylor Trensch & Alex Boniello
20. “Waving Through a Window (Bonus Track)” – Katy Perry

Forever the Sickest Kids to re-release debut on vinyl

It was the year of super tight skinny jeans, neon-colored clothes, emo fringe, and catchy electro-pop tunes. It was the late 2000s and Forever the Sickest Kids were one of the many bands who managed to make a name for themselves in the scene during that time. Flash forward several years later and the band has been quiet at best, making it hard to believe that it’s been a decade since their debut album, Underdog Alma Mater, graced our (black) iPod classic.

Last last month, the band decided to celebrate the anniversary of their breakout album the only way they knew how to; reissuing the record in vinyl form. As per a message on the band’s official website, Underdog Alma Mater is their only album not to get the vinyl treatment so they decided to rectify that for the occasion.

“In honor of the 10 year anniversary of our first full-length album, Underdog Alma Mater, we are officially announcing the limited edition vinyl! Oddly enough, Underdog Alma Mater is the only Forever the Sickest Kids full-length album so far that never got a vinyl edition, so we are in the process of getting these pressed and ready to ship as fast as possible!”

Fans who would like first dibs on the gold vinyl version of the album are encouraged to sign up on Forever the Sickest Kids’ website here.

Not much as been heard from the band since their last time on the Vans Warped Tour in 2013. In 2015, they advised fans on social media that they were alive and well and taking time to focus on their personal lives. In 2017, vocalist Jonathan Cook said in an interview with Highlight Magazine that “the band isn’t defunct, but dormant” leaving the door open for a reunion or even new music.

Underdog Alma Mater was released on April 29, 2008 through Universal Motown. The record features several of the group’s biggest hits including “Whoa Oh! (Me vs. Everyone),” “She’s a Lady,” and “Hey Brittany.”

Epitaph Records to Re-Release Rancid’s ‘…And Out Come the Wolves’

Rancid’s iconic album, ...And Out Come the Wolves just celebrated its 20th anniversary back in August, but that’s not stopping the band’s record label from reissuing the 1995 record. Epitaph Records has announced that the record will be getting the reissue treatment in November. The reissue will include two never-before-heard tracks that were record at the same time as the album in addition to the previously released 19 tracks.

Pre-orders for the remastered album is currently available on iTunes.

Rancid has been paying tribute to the record throughout 2015. During several of their festival appearances, they have been playing the record in full. Back in January, the played the complete album at Canada’s Amnesia Rockfest and just this past September, they did the same at Chicago’s Riot Fest. According to the band, they will perform ...And Out Come the Wolves, in full once more during their set at Groezrock 2016 in Meerhout, Belgium.

The ...And Out Come the Wolves reissue will officially be released on Nov. 27.

This Wild Life to Re-Release Debut Album

For those who are fans of This Wild Life, the acoustic duo are giving you something to get excited about; they will be re-releasing their debut album.

The California act revealed earlier today that they will be reissuing Clouded this Summer. The deluxe version of the record will be titled Clouded (Atmosphere Edition) and will feature three new songs which were recorded by Erik Ron and A Day to Remember frontman Jeremy McKinnon.

The impending record will also feature live versions of three previously released song; “Sleepwalking,” “Concrete,” and “Roots and Branches (Meant To Be Alone).”

Check out the complete track list for Clouded (Atmosphere Edition) below.

CLOUDED (ATMOSPHERE EDITION) TRACK LIST:

1. “Concrete”
2. “Over It”
3. “No More Bad Days”
4. “History”
5. “Roots and Branches (Meant To Be Alone)”
6. “Bound to Break”
7. “Better With You”
8. “Looking Back”
9. “Don’t Say”
10. “405”
11. “Stay Up Late”
12. “It’s Alright”
13. “Alone With Me”
14. “Sleepwalking (Live Session)”
15. “Concrete (Live Session)”
16. “Roots and Branches (Meant To Be Alone) (Live Session)”

Pre-orders for Clouded (Atmosphere Edition) are currently available on the band’s website where you can pre-order the album alone or in a bundle which features the album and a t-shirt (black or red, it’s up to you).

Like last Summer, the Long Beach duo will once again spend their Summer on the Vans Warped Tour which is slated to kick off in a couple of weeks.

Fearless Records to Re-Release ‘Punk Goes Pop Volume 6’

Fearless Records released the newest edition of their Punk Goes… series back in October, and now the record label has revealed plans to re-release the record this Summer.

The Punk Goes Pop Volume 6 reissue will include all of the tracks that were on the original release such as August Burns Red’s cover of “Wrecking Ball,” Knuckle Puck’s cover of “Chocolate,” State Champs’ cover of “Stay The Night,” and many more.

The difference with this new version of the record is the inclusion of three additional tracks that were not found on the 2014 release. The three additional tracks are: PVRIS’ cover of Sia’s “Chandelier,” Ice Nine Kill’s version of Maroon 5’s “Animals,” and lastly, I Prevail’s take on Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space.”

Check out the video for I Prevail’s cover of “Blank Space” below.

The Punk Goes Pop Volume 6 re-release will be available, digitally, on June 23.

Say Anything’s ‘…Is A Real Boy’ to Get Vinyl Treatment

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Fans of Say Anything fans just got a great late Christmas/early New Year’s gift. The band will be releasing a special tenth anniversary version of …Is A Real Boy. But this tenth anniversary re-release isn’t just a CD with some extra songs; it’s a full-blown vinyl box set.

This re-release will feature the original album, the expanded album, and a limited edition 7″ which features two songs. The album and the extended album will be pressed into four, 10″ LPs.

Check out all the information about the vinyl box set below including the track list, content that will be included in the packaging, and the different packages available for pre-orders through Doghouse Records.

“Doghouse Records is excited to announce a special 10 Year Anniversary Edition of Say Anything’s classic album …is a Real Boy. The set includes the 13 original songs from …is a Real Boy, Was A Real Boy expanded edition and the song “Walk Through Hell,” all remastered for vinyl and pressed on four, 10-inch records.

The first 2500 units also include a bonus 7-inch which includes two unreleased songs including “But a Fleeting Illness,” which was a demo from before the album and an acoustic version of “Belt,” recorded in 2004 by Max. All 5 pieces of vinyl are packed in a special box along with an exclusive booklet that includes photos and stories from the period.

There are 5 different packages to choose from and 4 different colors. To see the color and bundle options available, visit http://doghouserecords.limitedrun.com!

Track listing: 

1. Belt
2. Woe
3. The Writhing South
4. Alive with the Glory of Love
5. Yellow Cat (Slash) Red Cat
6. The Futile
7. Spidersong
8. An Orgy of Critics
9. Every Man Has a Molly
10. Slowly, Through the Vector
11. Chia-Like, I Shall Grow
12. I Want to Know Your Plans
13. Admit It!!!
14. Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too
15.Little Girls
16. Most Beautiful Plague
17. It’s a Metaphor, Fool
18. Total Revenge
19. Metal Now
20. I Will Never Write an Obligatory Song About Being on the Road and Missing Someone
21. Walking Through Hell

Limited edition 7-inch: 

A. But a Fleeting Illness
B. Belt (acoustic)”

My Chemical Romance Records to Be Released as Vinyls

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March 2015 will mark two years since My Chemical Romance completely shocked their fan base by announcing that they would be splitting up.

Though this came as a massive shocker, it didn’t take long for each individual member to start their own individual music projects.

This Afternoon, it was announced that both their second and third album (Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge and The Black Parade, respectively) would be reissued as vinyls.

Funny enough, the rumors of a vinyl version of the records has been circulating for a while now. A few months back, a website named Shop Radio Cast had posted that they would be releasing both albums on vinyl, but many got suspicious of the posting since there was no track listing or release date in the information area.

According to the band’s former Warner Bros. associated website which is now headed by a site administrator rather than the band, the vinyls will be available at Hot Topic and Newbury Comics.

Both record will be available for purchase beginning on Feb. 10, but both retailers will have different versions of the records.

That and other information such as where to directly purchase them can be seen below.

“We’re happy to announce that “Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge” and “The Black Parade” are back in print on vinyl and will be available beginning February 10th!  To mark the occasion, there will be two color versions available exclusively at Hot Topic and Newbury Comics.  See below for details.

 
Hot Topic
Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge – CLEAR w/ Red Splatter
The Black Parade – CLEAR
 
Newbury Comics – http://bit.ly/1sE20Kq
Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge – Opaque Red
The Black Parade – Opaque Grey”

Taking Back Sunday to Re-Release ‘Happiness Is…’, Unveil New Music Video

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We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again; Taking Back Sunday have become one of the hardest working bands of 2014.

With all the tours they’ve been on this year (and there’s still a month and a half left), and the new album they put out earlier this year, we’re sure TBS have only had a handful of days off.

Exactly a week ago, the band revealed plans to head out on another North American tour at the beginning of 2015 with The Menzinger and letlive. and now we know why they will be hitting the touring circuit once again; they’ll be re-releasing Happiness Is… in a special edition box set.

The box set which has been titled The Complete Recordings: Happiness Is…, is a limited edition 7″ box set featuring six previously unreleased B-sides and acoustic tracks.

The box set is slated to drop on Feb. 24 through Hopeless Records, but if you want it, you’re going to have to be one of the first to pre-order it because the band have announced that only 1,000 of them have been made.

As if that wasn’t enough Taking Back Sunday news for the day, the band went on to celebrate the announcement by releasing a new music video for their track, “All the Way.” The music video features live footage from what we’re assuming to be from one of their many tour stops of 2014.

Check out the video below as well as the full tracklisting for the upcoming re-release.

THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS: HAPPINESS IS… 7-INCH BOX SET TRACKLIST:

Record 1:

“Flicker, Fade”
“Stood a Chance”

Record 2:

“All the Way”
“Beat Up Car”

Record 3:

“It Takes More”
“They Don’t Have Any Friends”

Record 4:

“Better Homes and Gardens”
“Like You Do”

Record 5:

“We Were Younger Then”
“Nothing At All”

Record 6:

“How I Met Your Mother” *
“This Is Happening” *

Record 7:

“Can You Feel That (Here I Am)” *
“Stood a Chance (Acoustic)” *

Record 8:

“Better Homes and Gardens (Acoustic)” *
“Like You Do (Acoustic)” *

*Previously Unreleased/Rare Tracks

Cursive Make Two Big Announcements

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It’s been two years since Cursive have released new music or even gone on a tour, and now the band has come back into the limelight with not one, but two announcements.

The first of two announcements comes in the form of the band re-issuing their fourth studio album, The Ugly Organ.

Surprisingly, the reissue comes 11 years after the album was initially released. The reissue will include two disc; the first of which will include all 12 original tracks from the album while the second disc will feature extra material including tracks from 8 Teeth to Eat You and several singles.

The full track list for the reissue can be seen here.

THE UGLY ORGAN REISSUE TRACKLIST:

Disc/LP One:

1. “The Ugly Organist”
2. “Some Red Handed Slight of Hand”
3. “Art Is Hard”
4. “The Recluse”
5. “Herald! Frankenstein”
6. “Butcher the Song”
7. “Driftwood: A Fairy Tale”
8. “A Gentleman Caller”
9. “Harold Weathervein”
10. “Bloody Murderer”
11. “Sierra”
12. “Staying Alive”

Disc/LP Two:

1. Excerpts from Various Notes Strewn Around the Bedroom of April Connolly, Feb. 24, 1997 (from 8 Teeth To Eat You)
2. “Am I Not Yours?” (from 8 Teeth To Eat You)
3. “Escape Artists” (from 8 Teeth To Eat You)
4. “May Flowers” (from 8 Teeth To Eat You)
5. “Sinner’s Serenade” (from the Art Is Hard single)
6. “Nonsense” (from Saddle Creek 50)
7. “Once” (from The Recluse single)
8. “Adapt” (from The Recluse single)

As for the second announcement of the day, the band have revealed upcoming plans to head out on on a United States tour, beginning on Feb. 10, 2015 at the Bluebird Theater in Denver. Full tour dates can be seen below

UPCOMING CURSIVE US TOUR DATES:

Feb. 10 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

Feb. 12 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

Feb. 13 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux

Feb. 14 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos

Feb. 15 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

Feb. 17 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

Feb. 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

Feb. 21 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse

Feb. 22 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah

Feb. 23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom

Feb. 25 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls

Feb. 27 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk

Feb. 28 – Dallas, TX @ Trees

Mar. 1 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s

Mar. 5 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

Mar. 6 – Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat

Mar. 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

Mar. 10 – New York, NY @ Bowrey Ballroom

Mar. 11 – New York, NY @ Bowrey Ballroom

Mar. 14 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

Mar. 21 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room

Circa Survive to Head Out on Tour

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Good news have come for Circa Survive fans; the band will be heading out on tour beginning in November. Joining Circa as they travel all over North America will be Title Fight and Pianos Become the Teeth.

The news of Circa Survive hitting the touring circuit comes on the heels of the band announcing the deluxe edition CD/DVD re-release of their fourth studio album, Violent Waves. Last Friday, the band had posted on their official Twitter account that the re-issue would be released through Sumerian Records on September 9.

As for the tour it will begin on November 5 in Boston at the House of Blues and will wrap up on December 14 in Philadelphia at the Union Transfer. For those eager to see Pianos, the band will not be joining the tour until about halfway through.

Tickets for the shows are currently on sale and the band just posted about an $85 VIP package which will include a meet and greet, photo-op, and a three song Circa Survive acoustic set.

Check out the full list of tour dates below.

CIRCA SURVIVE feat. TITLE FIGHT and PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH

11/05 Boston, MA @ House of Blues

11/06 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

11/11 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre

11/14 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre and Ballroom

11/15 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom

11/20 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

11/21 Murray, UT @ Murray Theater

11/23 Seattle, WA @ Showbox At The Market

11/24 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

11/25 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

11/26 Pomona, CA @ The Fox Theater

11/28 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

11/29 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia

11/30 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

12/02 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues

12/03 Austin, TX @ Emo’s

12/04 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Ballroom

12/06 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre

12/07 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage

12/09 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

12/10 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

12/12 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ SouthEnd

12/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

12/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

*PIANOS (11/28-12/14)
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