Take a ‘High Dive’ with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

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Andrew McMahon revealed his new project, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness back in July month as well as the first single “Cecilia and the Satellite” which he named after his daughter, Cecilia.

Today, McMahon and his new moniker have released another new song from his upcoming new record. The song is titled “High Dive” and is currently being streamed through BuzzFeed.

For those wanting to get your hands on the record, the album is currently up for pre-orders on iTunes. The self-titled album is set to be released on October 14 through Vanguard Records, just in time for his headlining tour.

In an interview with Buzzfeed, McMahon reveals the inspiration behind the new song and just like Cecilia, it’s a female close to him that inspired it in a way; his wife.

“When I found out I was ill, nearly 10 years ago now, my wife, then girlfriend, and I had just begun the process of reconciling after being separated,” said McMahon.

“We married in the midst of my recovery and left the beach towns where we grew up to hide out in Los Angeles. Moving back to the beach in 2011 began the process of closing the loop on that chapter of my life and forced me to revisit loose ends. In ‘High Dive’ I found myself asking the question, ‘if this wild disruption had never taken place what would that reconciliation have looked like? Would I be the guy driving by her house late at night, hoping to catch a glimpse of her, but knowing I couldn’t come in?’ In its most universal sense it’s about loving someone so much that you’ll take anything they’re willing to give even if it’s not enough.”

McMahon will be heading on the road in support of the new album alongside Junior Prom and Hunter Hunted. Tour dates for the upcoming fall shows can be seen below.

FALL HEADLINE TOUR with JUNIOR PROM and HUNTER HUNTED:

10/14–San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

10/15–Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

10/17–San Francisco CA @ Slim’s

10/18–San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

10/20–Vancouver, BC @ Rio Theatre

10/22–Seattle, WA @ The Neptune

10/23–Boise, ID @ The Knitting Factory

10/25–Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall**

10/26–Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater**

10/28–St. Louis , MO @ The Ready Room

10/29–Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

10/31–Chicago, IL @Vic theatre

11/1–Cincinnati, OH, @ Bogarts

11/2–Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall

11/5–Toronto, ON @ Opera House

11/16–Charlotte, NC @The Visulite Theatre

11/18–St. Petersburg, FL @ The Stage Theatre

11/19–Orlando, FL @ Beacham theater

11/21–Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage

11/22–Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lidsley

11/24–Austin, TX @ Emo’s

11/25–Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s–Upstairs

11/26–Dallas, TX @ Granada, Theater

11/28–Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Live

11/29–Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

** No Junior Prom

The ‘Morrissey Dropped From Label’ Debate Continues

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It’s like the “he said, they said” between Morrissey and his record label just keeps on going with no end in sight.

Last week, an “inside” source close to the situation had reportedly told Billboard that the former Smith’s frontman was still in the middle of his contract with Harvest/Capitol. The contract that he allegedly signed with Harvest/ Capitol had the singer releasing two album with them.

His recently released album, World Peace is None of Your Business was the first of the two, according to that source, and another was still in limbo.

Today, True to You, Morrissey’s go to blog to write everything and or anything that he has going on in his head or is bothering him, has once again confirmed that Moz had been dropped by the label.

In the blog post, which was not posted by Morrissey, surprisingly, the writer claims that Morrissey and his lawyer are currently in possession of emails that were sent to them from Steve Barnett, the head of the record label, and his personal assistant in which they confirm that the relationship between the singer and the record label had come to an end.

There is also a part in the post in which the writer claims that there was no recording agreement signed by Morrissey for Harvest/Captiol which means the Moz will retain full ownership of World Peace is None of Your Business as well as the label has no interest in licensing a second album from him.

So far, we don’t think anyone knows what’s going on. Harvest/Capitol have yet to officially release a statement about Morrissey’s claims. This all comes after Morrissey blasted the label for not promoting the album like they were suppose to with things like music videos. In his opinion, his fans who made fan-made music videos for tracks on the recently released record, were better at promoting the record than the label themselves.

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness to Release Debut Record

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Andrew McMahon might be in the midst of a small tour, but now the Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin frontman has revealed that his new act, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness will be releasing a debut record.

The album will be his self-titled record which will be released on October 14 through Vanguard Records. Aside from the release date, the singer has also unveiled the album art which is simply two people standing in front of a calm ocean.

Last month, the frontman released a song titled “Cecilia and the Satellite” as a tribute to his newborn daughter, Cecilia. Like stated before, McMahon is currently on tour, promising fans via Twitter that more dates will be sprouting soon, most likely in support of the new album.

After announcing the debut record, McMahon also thanks fans for joining him on his new journey and to keep an eye out for “more music, pre-orders, music videos and more coming soon!”

Check out the artwork for the album below and the up-to-date Fall headline tour dates which he will be heading out on beginning in mid-October alongside Junior Prom and Hunter Hunted.

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FALL HEADLINE TOUR with JUNIOR PROM and HUNTER HUNTED:

10/14–San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

10/15–Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

10/17–San Francisco CA @ Slim’s

10/18–San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

10/20–Vancouver, BC @ Rio Theatre

10/22–Seattle, WA @ The Neptune

10/23–Boise, ID @ The Knitting Factory

10/25–Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall**

10/26–Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater**

10/28–St. Louis , MO @ The Ready Room

10/29–Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

10/31–Chicago, IL @Vic theatre

11/1–Cincinnati, OH, @ Bogarts

11/2–Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall

11/5–Toronto, ON @ Opera House

11/16–Charlotte, NC @The Visulite Theatre

11/18–St. Petersburg, FL @ The Stage Theatre

11/19–Orlando, FL @ Beacham theater

11/21–Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage

11/22–Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lidsley

11/24–Austin, TX @ Emo’s

11/25–Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s–Upstairs

11/26–Dallas, TX @ Granada, Theater

11/28–Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Live

11/29–Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

** No Junior Prom

Morrissey Dropped By Record Label

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And the hits keep coming for Morrissey.

Two weeks after a former security guard accused the singer of firing him after not carrying out a so-called “hit” on a fansite editor, the former Smiths frontman has now been reportedly dropped by his record label, Harvest/Capitol Records.

In a post on his blog, True to You, the singer wrote about how his label had not done anything to help promote his recently released record, World Peace is None of Your Business. The post went up on Thursday and by today, the iconic singer once again finds himself without a record label.

In the post, Morrissey praise three fans who went out of their way to create music videos for tracks off of the album. “These videos fully understand the intent of the song, and I am relieved that these films exist,” he writes.

Instead of leaving it as is, Moz went on to explain how the record label should have done it to help promote the new record which reached the #2 spot on the charts in the United Kingdom and the #14 spot on the charts in the United States. “A similar document ought to have been harvested by the record label, but please understand that the pop or rock industry can be as dedicated to perpetuating public deception as the world of politics itself.”

One light note does come out of his semi-lengthy post, he reminds fans of The Smiths that it has been 30 years since the band managed to get to the #2 spot on the charts with zero air play or promotions and how “the struggle for the airwaves remains difficult.”

We’re pretty sure this is not the end of this for Morrissey especially since he will be heading out on the European leg of his tour in October. Now, we should start taking bets how many times this tour will be “rescheduled.”

‘Everything Will Be Alright in the End’ of September for Weezer

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After months of cryptic videos and teasers for their upcoming new album, Weezer have finally taken pity on their excited fanbase and revealed the official release date for the album.

Last week, a snippet of “My Mystery,” one of their new songs from the upcoming record had been released as well as the covert art, while last month we got the title of the group’s ninth studio album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End.

This past Wednesday as part of their “Weezer Wednesday” incentive, the official release date had been unveiled. For months, we had been reporting that the album was slated to come out either by the end of this year or the beginning of 2015. Apparently, we were wrong because the release date is closer than we thought (or had been given).

Turns out, Everything Will Be Alright in the End will hit shelves on September 30 through Republic Records. (We told you it was close).

Thanks Weezer.

Check out yesterday’s Weezer Wednesday video.

Weezer Preview New Song

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Weezer have been releasing studio updates as they work on their new album and we have now gotten a little teaser for one of their new songs. The clip is part of a new song titled, “Ain’t Got Nobody.”

The band’s ninth, full-length album which will be produced by The Cars’ Ric Ocasek, has been in works for a little while now, and they group even debuted a new song earlier this year went hey hit the high seas for their Weezer Cruise.

But the recording the new album isn’t keeping Weezer in the studio indefinitely. They have a few upcoming festival appearances coming up, including Los Angeles’ Made in America Festival, Firefly, and Riot Fest where they will play The Blue Album in full.

Rise Against Reveal New Album Release Date

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Rise Against have already revealed plans for their upcoming new album, and now, not only have we been given an album titled and a release date, we have also gotten a little taste of what to expect.
 
The band’s seventh album will be titled The Black Market and is set to be released on July 15. The album’s first single, “I Don’t Want to Be Here Anymore” is set to be released next Tuesday, June 10 through digital download and streaming.

“Rise Against has always been a political band, but also a personal band,” said frontman Tim McIlrath in a release. “We’ve always had songs that have a foot in both worlds. This album is a lot more introspective to me.”

Promising.

As for the short video, the band have been releasing similar videos for fans since the initial announcement had been made about the new record. Check out the newest video and don’t forget that Rise Against are set to headline all three Riot Fests (Denver, Chicago and Toronto) later this year as well as the he Made In America Festival in Los Angeles and Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, so if you want to see them, you might want to get tickets soon.

Jack White Makes Record-Making History

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Jack White had a plan to break a world record during Record Store Day and he managed to do just what he set out to. 

White began the day by performing a couple of songs including the titled track from his upcoming new record, Lazaretto (due out June 10) and within four hours, the recording had been available on a limited number of vinyls.

Though he does refer to the accomplishment as the “world’s fastest released record,” White admitted that he isn’t even sure if that world record is even record in the Guinness World Record. The attempt had been tried before and record. The title is currently held by accordion-toting polka trio Vollgas Kompanie, who issued their album Live on August 16th, one day after they recorded it in their home country of Switzerland. 

After the performance had been recorded, the masters were rushed to United Record Pressing also located in Nashville, to immediately began pressing the 45s. The pictures that adorn the sleeves of the record are those that were taken during the intimate, early morning show. After the 3 hours, 55 minute and 21 second wait, the records were escorted back to Third Man Records where eager fans were able to purchase it, quite literally off the presses.

According to White’s spokesperson, a recap video of yesterday’s achievement will be available later on today for those unfortunate people who weren’t able to see history or at least a world record, be made. For now, you can head on over to Third Man’s Instagram and check out the picture that chronicled the record-breaking achievement. 

Stream The Used’s ‘Imaginary Enemy’

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If you are a fan of The Used and haven’t gotten your hands on the band’s newest release Imaginary Enemy, well don’t fret because the band are giving fans the chance to stream the new album.

Imaginary Enemy official hit stores today, April 1st through their record label, GAS Union, but that doesn’t meant hat everyone has had the chance to get their hands on the record. Like fellow tour mates, Taking Back Sunday, the full album can now be streamed on YouTube.

The sixth studio album from the Utah-based band is the follow-up to last year’s EP, The Ocean of the Sky. In support of the album, The Used had hit up the tour circuit alongside Taking Back Sunday, but it was revealed last month that they would not be performing at every single stop on the tour; some like to assume it has to do with frontman Bert McCracken’s vocal issues.

Listen to the full album and current tour dates below.

THE USED//TAKING BACK SUNDAY TOUR:

April 1 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO ^&
April 2 – Sokol – Omaha, NE ^&
April 4 – Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI ^&
April 5 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL ^&
April 6 – Fillmore – Detroit, MI ^&
April 8 – Kool Haus – Toronto, ON ^&
April 9 – The Armory – Rochester, NY ^&
April 10 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY #
April 11 – Webster Theatre – Hartford, CT ^&
April 12 – House Of Blues – Boston, MA ^&
April 13 – Tower Theatre – Philadelphia, PA ^&
April 15 – Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY ^&
April 16 – Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY ^&
April 17 – The State Theatre – Portland, ME #
April 18 – Lupo’s – Providence, RI #
April 19 – Sands – Bethlehem, PA ^&
April 21 – Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY ^&
April 22 – Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD ^&
April 24 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA ^&
April 25 – Freebird Live – Jacksonville, FL #
April 26 – Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL ^&
April 27 – House Of Blues – Orlando, FL ^&

^ with The Used, Sleepwave
& with Tonight Alive
# with Tonight Alive, Sleepwave

Fearless Records Releases ‘Punk Goes…’ Trailer

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The new addition to the Punk Goes… series, Punk Goes 90s Volume 2 is scheduled to be released this Spring and today, Fearless Records has released the official trailer for the album.

The record company already released the full list of artists from their record label who will be featured on the compilation as well as the tracks they will be covering for the new installment.

The trailer is a nostalgic journey for those born and raised in the 90s. Clips from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, MTV when the M used to stand for music, crappy clip art and the lingo. The trailer can be seen below and we dare you not to feel a slight bit nostalgic especially when they talk about the Walkman.

Punk Goes 90s: Volume 2 will be released on April 1st. Pre-sales are currently available and according to the label themselves, one of the bundles even includes a cassette version of the album. Pre-sales also include and immediate download of Asking Alexandria’s cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” and Mayday Parade’s cover of Bush’s “Comedown.