Imagine Dragons ‘Levitate’ with new song

It’s been a while since Imagine Dragons made headlines, let alone release any new music. On Monday (Nov. 28), things changed when the Las Vegas-founded band announced the release of a brand new song on Twitter. In a message to fans, they unveiled that the new song would be titled “Levitate” and was a track to tide fans over as they work on their third studio album. The song was specifically written for the upcoming Jennifer Lawrence-Chris Pratt-starring outer space drama, Passengers.

The song is currently available for purchase on iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, and Spotify.  A one-minute snippet of the song is featured on the latest trailer for the film which can be seen below.

Passengers stars Lawrence and Pratt as two passengers on a spaceship transporting them to a new life on a new planet. For some unknown and mysterious reason, the pods the two were travelling in open, 90 years before they were due to reach their final destination. Like many films which finds two people stuck in a secluded, isolated area, the two start to fall for each other as they try to figure just why the pods opened ahead of time as the ship begins to collapse. Passengers is set to hit theaters on Dec. 21.

“Levitate” isn’t the first song the guys from Imagine Dragons have released for film soundtracks. Back in 2013, they released “Who We Are” for another Jennifer Lawrence-starring flick, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. In 2014, they released “Battle Cry” for Transformers: Age of Extinction and another song titled “Warrior” for the battle arena video game, League of Legends.

Imagine Dragon’s last studio album was 2015’s Smoke + Mirrors.

Letlive. is ‘Reluctantly Dead’ on their new song


Letlive. has returned with another new song from their upcoming fourth studio album. On Sunday evening (May 8), the band’s latest single “Reluctantly Dead” made its debut on Daniel P. Cater’s BBC Radio 1 show. The song is the second single from If I’m The Devil…, which is set to be released on June 10 through Epitaph Records.

During the song’s debut, frontman Jason Aalon Butler quickly spoke with Carter about the new song and the inspiration behind it. “Essentially, as far as the idea of the song and the content is just simply me trying to figure out a way to humanize authority,” Butler explained.

“You know, for so long I put the blame on people, you know, taking power into their own hands and not really considering the fact that they were people to begin with. Authority, for me, was always a threat and it wore this mask that made it easy for me to kinda talk shit and say I want nothing to do with. In this song, I’m trying to humanize that and understand that people make mistakes and trying to figure out the line and the threshold where, people, I guess go over the line.”

Listen to the new song as well as the interview between Carter and Butler here. “Reluctantly Dead” will join lead single “Good Morning America” on the new record. In support of  If I’m The Devil…, the group will be hitting the road this summer for a North American trek. The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.


June 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The El Rey

June 15 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater

June 17 – Odessa, TX @ Club Patron

June 18 – Dallas, TX @ The Door

June 19 – Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard

June 21 – San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box

June 22 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

June 24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Hell

June 25 – Orlando, FL @ The Social

June 26 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum

June 28 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1094 Music Hall

June 29 – Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Pete’s

June 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

July 05 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

July 06 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

July 08 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka’s

July 09 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

July 10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar

July 12 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre and Ballroom

July 15 – Columbus, OH @ Park Street Salon

July 16 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot

July 17 – Bridgeview, IL @ Toyota Park

July 18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater

July 20 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

July 21 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater

July 22 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall

July 23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

July 25 – Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom – Social Club (Upstairs)

July 27 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

July 29 – Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk

July 30 – San Francisco, CA @ Social Hall SF

July 31 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

Thrice confrim new album release, drop lead single


A little over a week after teasing fans with a short clip on Twitter, and a couple of days after confirming the title of their new record, Thrice’s return is now official. On Thursday (March 24), the California-based band uploaded their first single off of their upcoming album, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere. The new track is titled “Blood on the Sand” and can currently be streamed below.

“Blood on the Sand” marks Thrice’s new song in five years with their last release being 2011’s Major/MinorTo Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere is set to be released on May 27 through  Vagrant Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available on iTunes, Amazon, and on the band’s website.

The album art and track list can be seen below.



1.” Hurricane”
2. “Blood On The Sand”
3. “The Window”
4. “Wake Up”
5. “The Long Defeat”
6. “Seneca”
7. “Black Honey”
8. “Stay With Me”
9. “Death From Above”
10. “Whistleblower”
11. “Salt And Shadow”

In support of the recently named new album, Thrice will be hitting the road later this summer. The group will be visiting a slew of locations across North America. The tour, which will also feature La Dispute and Gates, will kick off on June 3 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles and wrap up on June 25 at the Summit Music Hall in Denver. The complete list of upcoming summer tour dates can be seen here.

Stream The Word Alive’s New Song, “Trapped”


Less than a month after announcing plans to release a brand new album in the spring of 2016, The Word Alive have dropped the first song off the album. On Friday (Jan. 8), the Arizona-based band premiered the first single off of their fourth studio album. The song is titled “Trapped,” the same track that was played in the trailer for the new album. According to a statement from frontman Telle Smith, the song will hit a chord with listeners who knows what it’s like to be confined to their vices or know someone who’s got that issue and what it’s like to detach yourself from it.

“If you know what it’s like to feel confined to your vices or someone who is, you’ll feel the intensity of’ ‘Trapped.’ Whether your fix is drugs, alcohol, sex, or physiological insecurities, we all have something that can hold us back. ‘Trapped’ is about that feeling, and trying to crawl out of the hole that can be our heads.”

Listen to “Trapped” below.

The Word Alive’s impending record, Dark Matter, is scheduled to be released on March 18 through Fearless Records. In support of the upcoming album, the band will be hitting the road for the “Dark Matter North American Tour” with Fit For a King, Out Came the Wolves, and a special unannounced guest. The trek will begin on Feb. 19, 2016 at the Soma in San Diego, CA and wrap up a month later on March 20, 2016 at the ninth annual So What?! Music Festival in Grand Prairie, TX . The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.

Dark Matter is the follow-up to The Word Alive’s 2014 release, Real.

Listen to Aiden’s New Track “New Grave”


It’s almost Devil’s Night which means that Aiden’s final studio album will be heading our way in a couple of days. Over the course of the last week, the Seattle band has released a total of three new tracks from their upcoming self-titled album. On Tuesday (Oct. 27), the added another song to that list.

Heading over to Kerrang!, the band released “New Grave” featuring “The Last Sunrise” tour mate, Adam Crilly from Ashestoangels. Listen to the new track below.

Up until now, Aiden has released several tracks from the impending record including  “Crawling Up from Hell,” “Violence and Devotion” featuring New Years Day’s Ash Costello, and “Animals” featuring Motionless in White’s Chris Motionless.

Speaking with Kerrang!, Francis had the following to say about the band: “Aiden has been on hiatus for a while now but it’s time for me to answer your requests. Aiden was my life for a long time. We spent years on the road playing shows and releasing records, making friends and creating lasting memories. I have a lot of love for this little punk band that gave me so many incredible experiences.”

Aiden is set to be released this Friday, Oct. 30. The record will be available as a free download for fans, but for those who want a physical copy of the album, there will be a limited amount printed. Aiden is the band’s first new album since 2011’s Some Kind of Hate.

Watch Motionless in White Cover Linkin Park


Motionless in White treated fans in Boston to a nice throwback with a Linkin Park cover. During their stop at Boston’s House of Blues on Monday (Oct. 19), the Pennsylvania band treated fans to a cover of “One Step Closer” which ended up being a pretty good cover of Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory hit. Check out the fan-shot video of the cover below.

As with any fan-shot video, we do give a warning that the audio is a little hard to hear (Chris Motionless sounds drowned out), but the actual footage is probably one of the better videos we’ve seen in a while. Also, there is a lot of use of flashing lights, so be warned.

Motionless in White are currently in the middle of their co-headlining “Apollo X Tour” with The Devil Wears Prada. The two bands alongside opening acts  The Word Alive, Upon A Burning Body, and the Color Morale, are scheduled to perform at the London Music Hall in London, Ontario, tonight (Oct. 21).

For the complete list of tour dates for the co-headlining trek, head on over here for all the upcoming stops.

Listen to Modern Baseball’s “The Thrash Particle”


Modern Baseball are giving fans a little treat before they head out on tour later this month; a new song. The new track is titled “The Thrash Particle,” but there is no information on whether the song is part of a new album or if it’s going to be a stand-alone single.

Guitarist/vocalist Brendan Lukens explained to The Fader that the new song is “too dumb to understand; ‘Thrash’ came about during a spiraling case of jealousy. Too jealous to understand how dumb I was being. I did and said things to put my relationships to “the test”; making sure my relationships were strong and for all of the “right reasons.” In time, my paranoia grew and I began to hurt those I wanted to be with the most.”

Well damn. Listen to “The Thrash Particle” below.

Modern Baseball  are scheduled to hit the road later this fall. The upcoming tour will find the Philadelphia band performing at a slew of North American cities through the fall and well into the winter. The tour will kick-off on Oct. 27 at the Ottobar in Baltimore and wrap up on Dec. 12 in the band’s hometown of Philadelphia at Union Transfer. PUP, Jeff Rosenstock, and Tiny Moving Parts will be hitting the road alongside Modern Baseball, though there are some stops which PUP will not be playing at. Check out the complete itinerary below.


10/27 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar#
10/28 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas#
10/29 – Greensboro, NC @ Green Street#
10/30 – Gainesville, FL @ FEST
10/31 – Gainesville, FL @ FEST
11/01 – Gainesville, FL @ FEST
11/03 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheium#
11/04 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade#
11/05 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn#
11/07 – Houston, TX @ Walters#
11/08 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger#
11/09 – Dallas, TX @ Trees#
11/11 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Works#
11/12 – Tuscon, AZ @ Club Congress#
11/13 – Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues#
11/14 – San Diego, CA @ Quaryard#
11/15 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro#
11/17 – Portland, OR @ The Analog Theater#
11/18 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos#
11/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex#
11/21 – Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater^
11/22 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room#
11/24 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird#
11/25 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s#
11/27 – Burnsville, MN @ The Garage#
11/28 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Deluxe#
11/29 – Palatine, IL @ Durty Nellies#
12/01 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s#
12/02 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall#
12/03 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House#
12/04 – Ottawa, ON @ Ritual#
12/05 – Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques#
12/06 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall#
12/08 – Providence, RI @ The Met#
12/09 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place#
12/10 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall#
12/11 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall#
12/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer#

# w/ PUP, Jeff Rosenstock, Tiny Moving Parts
^ w/ Jeff Rosenstock, Tiny Moving Parts

State Champs Stream “Around the World and Back”


State Champs have returned with another single off of their upcoming new album, Around the World and Back. The new song is the title track from their sophomore effort and features a duet with Jule Vera frontwoman Ansley Newman. Frontman Derek DiScanio explained to Substream Magazine about the idea behind the song.

“‘Around The World And Back’ is a song about commitment issues and finding a way to overcome them, live in the moment and embrace every opportunity at hand. It’s the first duet song we’ve ever done, and we’re very excited about it. Ansley’s voice is incredible and it’s very refreshing to hear the first female voice featured on a State Champs track.”

Listen to “Around the World and Back” below.

State Champs have been doing a good job of making a name for themselves over the past year. The band headed out on tour this past Spring with All Time Low for their “Future Hearts Tour” and quickly followed it up by going down under to Australia to open for 5 Seconds of Summer on their “Rock Out with Your Socks Out Tour.” After a quick break, the New York-based band headed right back on tour on their own headlining trek this summer.

Now, in support of Around the World and Back, State Champs will be hitting the road this fall alongside The Wonder Years, Motion City Soundtrack, and You Blew It! For the complete list of tour dates, click here.

Around the World and Back is set to be release don Oct.16 through Pure Noise Records.

The Neighbourhood Say “R.I.P. 2 My Youth” with New Song

The Neighbourhood have returned and with that they have given fans the music video to their latest single, “RIP 2 My Youth.” The music video which was directed by mega-music video director, Hype Williams, is shot in black-and-white and finds the band performing in some darkened underground tunnel. As frontman Jesse Rutherford sings the song, the videos cuts from him decked out in a leather jacket looking very Kurt Cobain-ish in a wooden coffin, to the band performing, to shots of him singing shirtless, to a dancer popping some mean moves.

Check out the music video for “RIP 2 My Youth” below.

While discussing the idea of the song, Rutherford explained: “To be honest I think the lyrics kind of describe it the best. I think just hearing it is probably the best way to explain it. I feel like it could really go for all of us as far as what has happened in our life in the past couple years and the awesome opportunities we’ve been able to have. I think kind of reflecting back on it—growing up per se, whether you want to or not. Sometimes your youth—some people have it taken away from them earlier and some people get to wait a little longer before you have to grow up, but either way the world kind of hits you.”

“RIP 2 My Youth” is the lead single off of their impending new record, WIPED OUT! The album is set to be released on Oct. 30 through Columbia Records. WIPED OUT! is the follow-up to the group’s 2013 debut, I Love You. Pre-orders for WIPED OUT! are currently available with those who pre-order the album on iTunes receiving an instant download of “RIP 2 MY Youth.”

In support of the new record, The Neighbourhood is hitting the road this fall. Tour dates, including the stop at our hometown venue of The Fillmore on Miami Beach, can be seen here.

New Order Stream New Track, “Plastic”


It’s been about a month since New Order released their King Arthur-esque music video for “Restless” and now the electro-group are back, offering fans another new track off their impending new record. The new song is titled “Plastic” and is one of the three songs which features La Roux’s Elly Jackson contributing vocals; the other two are “Tutti Frutti” and “People on the High Line.” Listen to the new song below and try not to get up and dance along with the almost seven-minute jam.

“Plastic” will join “Restless” on Music Complete. Music Complete is slated to be released next Friday, Sept. 24 through Mute Records and marks the band’s first new record in a decade. The new album also marks the return of keyboardist Gillian Gilbert as well as their first release through Mute which they signed to back in 2014.

In honor of the album’s release, New Order has teamed up with Consequence of Sound to stream their “In Conversation at the 10th Annual Reeperbahn Festival” next Friday at 2 p.m. EST. During the event, fans of the 80s band will be given the chance to hear the album in full as well as participate in a Q&A session with them. The event will be hosted by Arthur Baker and fans are urged to use the hashtag #AskNewOrder to get their questions to the band.