Listen: Florence and the Machine release ‘Moderation’ and ‘Haunted House’

Florence and the Machine surprised fans last week when they unveiled a brand new song during their show at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. Though the fan-shot video was blurry and the sound was not the best, it still gave the band’s devoted followers a sense of what to expect from the new tune.

On Thursday (Jan. 24), the Welsh band treated their dedicated supporters to the official studio version of “Moderation.” As if the studio version of the recently unveiled track wasn’t enough to get those fans dancing like frontwoman Florence Welch, then another new song may do the trick.

In addition to “Moderation,” the group also delivered another song titled “Haunted House.” “Moderation” was produced by James Ford while “Haunted House” was produced by Matthew Daniel Siskin (Gambles).

Listen to both songs here.

“Moderation” and “Haunted House” are the first set of new songs from Florence and the Machine since the release of their fourth studio album, High As Hope. The record was released in June of 2018 through Republic Records. The album received mostly positive reviews and peaked at the number two spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

The band is currently in the middle of their Australia / New Zealand-centric tour which will wrap up at the end of the month.

In early January, they were confirmed as one of the headliners for this year’s Governors Ball. The act will headline Saturday’s (June 1) set alongside Major Lazer and the 1975. Governors Ball 2019 will return to its longtime home of Randall’s Islands Park during the weekend of May 31 – June 2. Tickets for the festival are available on its website.

The Killers drop politically charged song ‘Land of the Free’

The Killers - Land of the Free cover art

UPDATE – Jan. 14, 2019 (5:15 p.m. ET):

Just a few hours after unleashing the audio for their new, politically-charged song “Land of the Free,” the Killers have unleashed the music video for the new track.

Watch the almost-five-minute, Spike Lee-directed clip below.

ORIGINAL – Jan. 14, 2019 (1:32 p.m. ET):

When you think of politically outspoken bands, your thoughts may go to some famous acts like Rage Against the Machine, Anti-Flag, and Green Day. Well, it looks like you can now officially add the Killers to that list because the four-piece just released a new, politically-inspired song. On Monday (Jan. 14), the Las Vegas-founded group released their first new song in over a year, “Land of the Free.”

The track comes a day after the quartet took to social media to announce plans to release “something new” on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show on Monday.

While speaking with listeners, frontman Brandon Flowers explains what inspired the band’s new surprise song.

“I think it’s a very important time right now and enough was enough is basically where it comes from,” Flowers begins.

“It started in my mind around when Sandy Hook happened and as a father how that affected me. And then it just started stacking up. It was things like Eric Garner. Trayvon Martin. Things like what’s happening at the wall. You know, this stuff just didn’t seem to be in harmony with the values I believe my country was founded on.

He continues: “I would start the song and then put it away and say ‘I’m not the guy to do this.’ You know, ‘I feel inadequate.’ You know, waiting for somebody to write this song. And then, it just piled up and I finally just…Las Vegas…Orlando…Parkland it just kept coming, it was like ‘I have to get this out.'”

Listen to “Land of the Free” here.

“Land of the Free” was recorded at the band’s Battle Born Studios and was produced by Jacknife Lee with additional gospel vocals by (vocal co-arranger) Lynn Mabry, Dorian Holley, Will Wheaton, Sherree Patrice Brown, Akasha Mabry and the Killers’ touring vocalists Amanda Brown, Danielle René Withers, and Erica Canales.

“Land of the Free” is a standalone single, but it does not mean that the band is not working on new music. In the same interview, Flowers revealed that the group may release some new music as early as late-2019/early-2020.

“In a perfect world, I could see the end of the year having something, but it’s probably more likely that it would be early 2020.”

The Killers’ last studio album was 2017’s Wonderful, Wonderful.

Stream Saosin’s new album on Spotify


The years of waiting have finally come to an end for Saosin fans. On Friday (May 20), the California-based band released their highly-anticipated new album, Along the Shadow. The new record not only marks the group’s first new studio album in seven years, but it also marks the reintroduction of original vocalist Anthony Green.

Over the past couple of years, the speculation/hopes of a reunion with the Circa Survive frontman had been something fans had wanted. After reuniting at Skate and Surf in 2014, the outcome was good with the band reuniting for a handful of shows and eventually a mini-tour which eventually gave way to Along the Shadow. For those who have yet to get your copy of the new record, the 11-track album (plus two bonus tracks), is currently available on Spotify. Last week, the band had allowed fans to listen to the new record in full via Pandora.

In addition to bonus tracks “Drinking From The Fountain” and “Along The Shadow Of Man,” the new record features previously released tracks “The Silver String,” “Racing Toward a Red Light,” and “Control and the Urge to Pray.”

In support of Along the Shadow, Saosin will be hitting the road this summer as one of the many bands to perform on the recently-resurrected Taste of Chaos. Tour dates for Taste of Chaos can be seen here. Along the Shadow is the follow-up to 2009’s In Search of Solid Ground.

Victory Records’ Catalog Dropped by Spotify

If you’re currently looking to stream some music on Spotify from one of Victory Records’ slew of artists, you may not find them on the site. Songs by artists such as Hawthorne Heights, Thursday, and A Day to Remember were taken down on Monday (Oct. 19) after the record label and the streaming site was not able to work out an agreement about unpaid royalties.

The dispute revolves around publishing royalties that Victory’s sister company, Another Victory Music Publishing, says Spotify owes them. In a statement released by the label on Tuesday (Oct. 20), Spotify reportedly owes them compensation for 53 million streams. The statistic of unpaid royalties came directly from Spotify’s own records. According to Billboard, these unpaid royalties can equal about $23,000.

“Victory Records’ catalog of music was pulled from Spotify last night [Monday] as a result of Spotify not properly paying publishing revenues due to Victory Records’ artists in blatant violation of US Copyright laws,” a press release from the record label states.

Joining in on the accusation of unpaid royalties is Audiam, a free service that help artists get paid for the digital use of their music from YouTube and other digital services. Victory and Audiam currently have an agreement and victory is accusing Spotify of trying to have them breach their contract with the service site.

“Spotify knows we are in business with Audiam and were essentially asking us to breach/ignore that agreement,” said Victory. “The issue of nonpayment for songwriters and composers is a widespread problem and not exclusive to Victory Records’ artists … The bottom line is that artists and songwriters are not being paid and fans of Victory’s artists cannot listen to the music.”

“Spotify has pulled down the Victory Records sound recordings in response to us asking for them to pay for the 53 million streams that have not yet been paid on,” Audiam Chief Executive Jeff Price responded on Monday evening.

The take down of Victory artists, as well as those not even part of the group, comes hot on the heels of other artists taking stands against the music streaming giant. Thom Yorke, Prince, and of course Taylor Swift, are just some who have had their music taken down from Spotify because of a lack of compensation for the writers, producers, and artists a like.

At the time of this being written, only the Wall Street Journal had gotten a respond from Spotify. Since WSJ forces people to either “sign in” or “subscribe” to read full articles,  we decided to wait until an official rebuff by Spotify is made. For now, Victory founder Tony Brummel has responded by saying that, “we are not looking to go to war with anyone. We want to be fairly; not like indentured servants.”

Stream Lana Del Rey’s ‘Honeymoon’


Months of teasing and releasing new songs has now come to an end for Lana Del Rey because the songstress’ new album has officially been released. Honeymoon, Del Rey’s fourth studio album, was announced last year while last month she confirmed it would have a release date of September. The confirmation on Instagram came after months of silence from her end.

Now, for those who aren’t anywhere near their copy of the album, the complete record is streaming exclusively on Spotify.You can listen to Honeymoon in full below which features all of the previously released tracks such as “High By the Beach,” “Honeymoon,” “Terrence Loves You,” “Music to Watch Boys To,” and “Salvatore.” In addition to the previously released track, the album also features a cover of Nina Simone’s “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.”

Honeymoon is the highly anticipated follow-up to Del Rey’s 2014 album, Ultraviolence.

Stream the ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Soundtrack

The Pitches are back in action.

That’s right, three years after the release of Pitch Perfect, the sequel which also happens to be one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, has officially been released to the world.

Instead of giving a recap of the plot which we’re sure every movie reviewing site has already done, we’re just going to give you the complete soundtrack to listen to for the first time unless you’re one of the people who were lucky enough to attend a pre-screening or saw it at midnight.

The soundtrack, much like the original film’s includes several kinds of remixes with one basic theme. This record has a Christmas remix featuring “Winter Wonderland/ Here Comes Santa Claus,” a booty-centric jam featuring songs like “Thong Song,” “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty,” “Low,” “Bootylicious,” “Baby Got Back,” and Jessie J’s new song “Flashlight” which was made for the soundtrack.

Pitch Perfect 2 hit theaters today, May 15 while the soundtrack was released this past Tuesday, May 12.

Stream Modest Mouse’s ‘Strangers to Ourselves’

After eight years of waiting and an extra two weeks due to some unforeseen circumstances, Modest Mouse’s highly anticipated new album, Strangers to Ourselves is out and ready for fans to listen to, in full.

Check out the complete stream of the album below, directly from Spotify.

Before the release of the 15-track record, the band had release several songs including lead single “Lampshades on Fire,” “Coyotes,” “The Best Room,” “The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box,” and closing track, “Of Course We Know.”

During a recent interview with hmv, frontman Isaac Brock revealed that the band already had another album in the works; a companion record to Strangers to Ourselves.

“I’m pretty far along with the next one as it is. I went in to making this one with two records in mind,” Brock explained. “It’ll be released as quickly as it’s legally allowed to be. It’s a partner to [Strangers to Ourselves].”

But that interview isn’t even the first time Brock has made reference to another record from the Washington state band.

When talking to Relix about the impending record, he said that the “next record will come out sooner” and that “we have a bunch of songs and we’ll probably rework them. They are good—they’re just not finished. We might put out something really strange next.”

Reassurance for those who had to wait so long for the follow-up to 2007’s We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank.

Stream Copeland’s Comeback Album


Copeland might have called it a day over six years ago, but when they announced that they would be reuniting and releasing a new album earlier this year, fans of the band we’re beyond stoked for it and now,they can stream the full album a week ahead of its release date.

While other artists are currently complaining about not making millions from Spotify, the Florida band have decided to give fans the treat of hearing their comeback record from the streaming site. Just last week, they had release a song from Ixora, but now, we get the full record.

Check out the full stream below which will be officially available on Nov. 24.

Ixora marks the band’s return to the music world after splitting up in 2008. The new album not only marks their return, it also happens to be their fifth studio album, produced and recorded by singer Aaron Marsh in his own studio in the group’s hometown of Lakeland, FL.

Yellowcard Stream “Make Me So”


Yellowcard promised fans a few days back that they would be releasing a new song from their upcoming album, Lift a Sail.

The band held onto their promise and released their second single, “Make Me So.” Listen to the track below.

Lift a Sail is the band’s ninth studio album, the first since 2012’s Southern Air and the recent departure of longtime drummer Longineu Parsons III.

Information surrounding the new album was shoved into the spotlight when a fan site manage to not only find the album art for the record, but also the tracklist on the same day that the band released the titled. For some reason, it had been posted on Indonesia’s iTunes well ahead of time.

But, even with all the information leakage, the band still managed to keep the official release date underwraps. Lift a Sail will be released on Oct. 7 through Razor & Tie Records.

In support of Lift A Sail, Yellowcard will be hitting the road with Memphis May Fire and special guests Emarosa this upcoming Fall. Tour dates for the co-headlining tour can be seen below.


10/16 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

10/17 San Diego, CA – North Park Theatre

10/18 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues

10/19 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre

10/21 Dallas, TX – House of Blues

10/22 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live

10/23 Houston, TX – House of Blues

10/25 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live

10/26 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor

10/28 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

10/29 Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend

10/30 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage

10/31 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

11/02 New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre

11/03 Philadelphia, PA – The Electric Factory

11/04 Boston, MA – House of Blues

11/06 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre

11/07 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom

11/08 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall

11/09 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights

11/11 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall

11/12 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

11/14 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory

11/15 Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia

11/16 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom

Get a ‘Strange Desire’ with Bleachers


Bleachers, Jack Antonoff’s projects has release their debut album, Strange Desire. Like many artists have been doing lately, the guitarist is currently streaming the group’s album on Spotify for fans and others to listen to completely.

Three tracks from the album had previously been released including “Shadow” and “I Wanna Get Better.” The third track, “Like a River Runs” made its debut back at the end of June, a few days after fun. debuted a new song of their own, “Harsh Light” while performing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

If you’re feeling Antonoff’s new music, then don’t forget to check Bleachers out if they perform somewhere near you. The newly created act has already performed at Milwaukee’s Summerfest back in June and performed at the UK’s Wireless Festival at the beginning of the month. More dates are to come including stops at the Outside Land Music Festival in San Francisco, Boston Calling in (where else?) Boston and the ACL Music Festival in Austin.