The Arcade Fire to Release Never-Before-Heard Tracks

With their Reflektor Tapes documentary set to be officially released next week, the Arcade Fire has unveiled that they will be dropping a new 7-inch record to coincide with the documentary’s release. The record will feature previously unreleased tracks that did not make it onto the Canadian group’s last album, Reflektor. The songs to be featured on the LP will be “Get Right” and “Crucified Again.”

While the two songs did not make it onto the much regarded record, it hasn’t stopped the band from performing the songs live. On YouTube, there are several audio posts of the band performing both tracks live, though at different events. The vinyl release of the two songs will be the first time high-quality versions of the songs will be available to the public. Listen/watch some of the live performances below.

The Arcade Fire’s documentary, The Reflektor Tapes is set to be released in the United States on Sept. 24 while the film made its official debut last weekend during the Toronto International Film Festival. The documentary follows the band as they record their 2013 album, Reflektor. The 7-inch will reportedly be released later this month.

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.


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.

Universal Friday Record Release Date About to Become a Reality

Looks like those days of buying new music on Tuesday may be numbered, at least according to an article published by Music Week.

Last August, it was reported by Billboard that music industry insiders were trying to change the official music release date from Tuesdays to Fridays in an attempt to deter people from pirating new music before its official release date.

Countries like Germany would typically release new music on Fridays while the United Kingdom and the United States would get the same music the following week (Monday and Tuesday, respectfully), resulting in a large number of pirated albums during those three to four days.

While this plot has been going on behind the scenes without anyone’s knowledge for sometime, it became news once Australia passed their own ruling, making their official music release date Fridays.

In the same article, Music Week claims that the move is “on the verge” of becoming a reality and that a formal announcement will be happening soon, according to Frances Moore of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

“The good news has been the widespread support we’ve seen around the world for global release day — no one has seriously questioned the concept, the only debate has been about the day,” Moore said of the negotiations between the music industry including retailers, record labels, and artists.

“The artist organizations and many retailers and record companies internationally support Friday, and this is backed by consumer research in many countries.”

But while Moore and all the “industry people” are for Fridays, many independent labels, record stores, and some artists aren’t feeling the same love for this idea.

As pointed out back in August, it makes it more strenuous on artists to do promotional events for a new record if this becomes one universal release date. Before, with albums being release at different times, an artist could do some high-profiled promotional things in Germany one day, fly to the U.K. to do another high-profiled promotional event, and then fly to the U.S. to do another high-profiled event and still be able promote the record equally.

While Billboard did claim it’s possible to do promotional events for a new record during the week the album is released, it would make it harder to schedule big promotional events in different countries. Do the artists do and appearance on Good Morning America or go to the United Kingdom to do a radio interview?

As pointed out before, independent record store owners and record labels are not happy about the shift. Beggar’s Group founder Martin Mills is one of those speaking out against the change.

“It astounds me that the major labels are not listening to their customers, their interface with their artists’ fans. I fear their consultation has been a charade, and the market leaders were always going to push this through,” Mills told Music Week.

“I fear this move will also lead to a market in which the mainstream dominates, and the niche, which can be tomorrow’s mainstream, is further marginalized. I fear it will further cement the dominance of the few – and that is exactly what it is intended to do.”

Though Moore and IFPI are mum about when the formal announcement will be made, it was originally projected to happen sometime this July.

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Soundtrack Artists Unmasked


While we will be the first to admit that we have read the Fifty Shades of Grey series (several times, we might add), we will also be the first to admit that the casting for the movie is not what we imagined nor are we that excited for it following all the publicity behind it.

One thing we are excited for is the soundtrack for the upcoming film.

Since the new version of Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” made its debut during the first trailer for the film, we’ve been wondering what the soundtrack would sound like considering music plays a role in the book series.

Yesterday afternoon, the full tracklist for the soundtrack was unveiled and like we had already known, Beyoncé, The Weeknd, and Ellie Goulding are some of the artists on the list, but between Sia, Frank Sinatra, and The Rolling Stones you will find an interesting addition: Danny Elfman.

Yes, the man who voiced Jack Skellington and has written countless scores for Tim Burton will be contributing two scores for the soundtrack: one in honor of our main characters Ana and Christian, and another titled, “Did That Hurt?”


Check out the full tracklist below as well as The Weeknd and Ellie Goulding’s previously released songs.


1. “I Put A Spell On You (Fifty Shades of Grey)” – Annie Lennox
2. “Undiscovered” – Laura Welsh
3. “Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)” – The Weeknd
4. “Meet Me In The Middle” – Jessie Ware
5. “Love Me Like You Do” – Ellie Goulding
6. “Haunted (Michael Diamond Remix)” – Beyoncé
7. “Salted Wound” – Sia
8. “Beast Of Burden” – The Rolling Stones
9. “I’m On Fire” – AWOLNATION
10. “Crazy In Love (2014 Remix)” – Beyoncé
11. “Witchcraft” – Frank Sinatra
12. “One Last Night” – Vaults
13. “Where You Belong” – The Weeknd
14. “I Know You” – Skylar Grey
15. “Ana And Christian” – Danny Elfman
16. “Did That Hurt?” – Danny Elfman

Fifty Shades of Grey will be released in theaters on Feb. 13, so get your girlfriends together and go see it for Galentine’s Day, we guess.

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs On ‘a Bit of a Hiatus’

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Karen O. officially released her solo album a few months ago, but for fans of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, she has some bad news for them; there’s currently no new music on the horizon.

During an interview with NME, the songstress revealed that the group are currently on “a bit of a hiatus.” When O. announced plans to release a solo album, understandably, fans began to panic that it would be the end of the “Heads Will Roll” trio.

But, O.’s solo record isn’t the reason that the band have decided to go into hibernation for a while; it seems that the inspiration bug just hasn’t bitten them in a while.

“We have to wait to get the urge, get that itch,” she said.

“The time needs to be right and we’re OK waiting for that, I think.”

Some speculation arose that the reason a new album was not in the cards for the near future might have been attributed to their last album, 2013’s Mosquito getting a lukewarm reception when it was released, but O. makes sure to nip that in the bud by defending last year’s release.

“All you can do is try to make albums you can stand by and be proud of, that are a snapshot of where you were at the time. It won’t stop us, nothing like that.”

O.’s seems to be OK with the hiatus and even reassured fans that the break will not affect the band.

“It’ll be like muscle memory,” she said. “This unspoken thing between the three of us where it all just…locks in.”

See, it’ll be like nothing changed.

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


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.


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

Marilyn Manson Unveils New Album Title, Tracklist


Marilyn Manson dropped a new song a few weeks ago as well as confirmation that a new album was coming out in 2015. Now, the shock rocker is dropping even bigger news; the name, release date, and tracklisting for his new album.

The new record, his ninth studio album, will be titled The Pale Emperor and will be released on January 20, 2015.

His lead single, “Third Day of a Seven Day Binge” will of course be featured on the upcoming full-length as well as the song that he recorded for WGN America’s television show, Salem. The song which is titled “Cupid Carries a Gun” is used for the opening credits of the program.

The Pale Emperor will be the follow-up to 2012’s Born Villain. Since the release of that album, Manson has been keeping himself busy making a name for himself as a television actor.

The musician has had roles on Californication, Eastbound and Down, Once Upon A Time, and most recently, a recurring role on the final season of FX’s hit biker drama, Sons of Anarchy.

Manson plays Ron Tully, a white supremacist who S.O.A. star Charlie Hunnam’s Jax Teller met while in prison.

As you wait fro tonight’s episode of S.O.A., you can check out the full tracklisting for the upcoming record.


1. “Killing Strangers”
2. “Deep Six”
3. “Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge”
4. “The Mephistopheles Of Los Angeles”
5. “Warship My Wreck”
6. “Slave Only Dreams To Be King”
7. “The Devil Beneath My Feet”
8. “Birds Of Hell Awaiting”
9. “Cupid Carries A Gun”
10. “Odds Of Even”
11. “Day 3” (deluxe edition only)
12. “Fated, Faithful, Fatal” (deluxe edition only)
13. “Fall Of The House Of Death” (deluxe edition only)

Senses Fail Will ‘Pull the Thorns from Your Heart’ With New Record


Senses Fail are following up the tenth year anniversary tour of Let It Enfold You with something new: a new record.

The band announced that they will be releasing their sixth studio in the Summer of 2015.

Aside from the projected release date, the band also announced it would be titled Pull the Thorns from Your Heart and would be released through Pure Noise Records.

Frontman Buddy Nielsen revealed the news through a blog post which can be read below:

“This album is a continuation of the sound we established on Renacer and builds out of those soundscapes.  Lyrically this record is about finding peace and love within yourself through the letting go of habitual patterns of emotional and physical self abuse, finding courage in vulnerability and surrendering to the idea that love is the path to liberation. We are so very lucky to be making music this far into our careers and we cannot wait to share it.”

The idea behind the new record comes a week or so after Nielsen posted a podcast in which he opened up about his sexuality, substance abuse history, sexual addiction, anxiety, self loathing and other personal demons he was battling. Considering how the record is supposed to be about self-love and peace, it seems the new music will reflect Nielsen’s own voyage of finding his own self-love.

Senses Fail released their last album, Renacer back in 2013 while still under Staple Records.

Mark Hoppus, Pierre Bouvier, Alex Gaskarth to Work on Music


It’s like our pop-punk hearts swelled up as we read that Mark Hoppus of blink-182 , Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low, and Pierre Bouvier of Simple Plan would be working on some music together. the news came from Alter the Press and at the time just looked like a rumor with a high chance of actually being true. All three of the musicians have worked with each other before.

When the article had been published, Hoppus took to Twitter to let the publication know that they were on the right track with the news, but that the three of them weren’t just writing a song.

Instead, the tweet let the world know that Simple Plan were the ones recording a new album and that he and Gaskarth would be recording WITH the “Just a Kid” band, not just with Bouvier.

Ah, one of the threesomes our teenaged-selves fantasized about.

In the event we couldn’t take Hoppus’ word serious, because you know he is kind of joker, Bouvier took to Instagram to announced the news with a picture of himself. The caption on the social media site relayed a similar message as Hoppus’ that Simple Plan would be recording with the blink-182 bassist and All Time low frontman.

Earlier this year, it was confirmed that the band would be heading back into the studio and that 3OH!3 would somehow be involved. Sean Foreman, one half of the Colorado act posted the information on his Instagram. Drummer Chuck Comeau confirmed the news as well as that the new record should be released during the second half of 2015.

Now, all we can do is sit back and wonder what this track is going to sound like, considering everyone that has been attached to this record are a bunch of clown and jokers.