A Day to Remember return with ‘Resentment’

We may not have A Day to Remember’s new studio album in our hands yet, but they’re giving us a little something to hold us until then.

On Friday (Nov. 22), the Florida-founded band unleashed another new song from their forthcoming record. Titled “Resentment,” the track finds the band channeling their old sound with its poppy verses and screaming chorus.

You know, the same sound that took them from performing in small venues to headlining massive music festivals.

Listen to “Resentment” above.

“Resentment” will join previously received (and lukewarmly received) single “Degenerates” on the group’s seventh studio record, You’re Welcome.

Initially set for a Nov. 15 release date through their new home of Fueled By Ramen, the album will now see an early 2020 release time frame. The band made the disheartening announcement in early November.

“A couple months back we announced we’d be releasing our album Nov 15th,” wrote the band in their public statement.

“It’s taken a little longer than expected, and we just aren’t done with it yet. So we are moving this to early 2020. Rest assured, there’s a lot of new music coming out very soon, and we can’t wait to share it with you.”

The five-piece is currently at the tail-end of their “Degenerates” North American tour with newly Grammy-nominated I Prevail and Beartooth.

Tonight, all three acts will play the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, and tomorrow, the final show of the outing will take place at the Crown Theater in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Emarosa are ‘Ready to Love’ on their latest standalone single

Emarosa is back to tell you they’re ready for love.

On Monday (Nov. 18), the Kentucky-founded band unleashed a brand new song, the first since the February release of their current album, Peach Club.

During a quick sit-down with Billboard, frontman Bradley Walden unveiled the inspiration behind the new track, and let’s just say, it’s very mature.

“‘Ready to Love’ is that bite that’s too hot. You know it’ll hurt, you know it’s not ready, but it takes that pain to learn your lesson,” the vocalist tells the publication.

“The older you get, the more self-aware you become about what you want for yourself and what you want in a partner. A lot of time can be wasted being with people out of loneliness. This song is a reflection of moving past that and knowing what you want, knowing your worth, and knowing what you are/are not ready for.”

Listen to “Ready to Love” above.

“Ready to Love” is the group’s first new track since the release of their fifth studio album, Peach Club. The studio effort not only marked their first release through their new home of Hopeless Records, but it also found the band shifting from their old screamy sound to new, 80s-inspired music.

Since its early 2019 release, Peach Club has produced several singles, including “Givin’ Up,” “Cautious,” “Don’t Cry,” and Walden’s tribute to his mother, “Get Back Up.”

In support of the album, Emarosa announced plans to embark on one last tour before the year ends. The new Peach Club tour dates include shows in Salt Lake City, Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Dallas, and more.

The 18-stop jaunt begins on Nov. 29 at Holy Drive in Sacramento and concludes in mid-December with a two-night engagement (Dec. 21 and 22) at the Moroccan in Los Angeles. At the time of publication, 15 out of the 18 shows have been classified as sold out.

“We’re performing Peach Club front to back,” Walden said in a press statement in July. “We’ve never done anything like this. It’ll be special.”

The full list of tour stops can be found here.

Neon Trees make their comeback with new single

Hello, and welcome back to the music world, Neon Trees!

On Thursday (Nov. 14), the Utah-founded band unleashed their much-anticipated comeback song “Used to Like.” The song’s premiere comes a week after the group had taken to social media to tease fans about the at-the-time-still-a-secret new tune.

“I like that our single is called ‘Used to Like,'” frontman Tyler Glenn said in a press statement.

“We’ve been gone for a minute, so we’re reminding our fans of what they liked about us. There’s something very pure about Neon Trees right now. I hope listeners hear the sincerity.”

And we do.

The almost three-and-a-half-minute track finds the foursome giving their electro-pop sound a little bit of an adult edge in the form of the lyrics which, after being a band for over a decade, maybe a hard thing to do.

Listen to “Used to Like” above.

“Used to Like” comes four years after the group decided to take a break from the music world and do their own thing. Even though the quartet was on a hiatus, they did manage to release two non-album singles, “Songs I Can’t Listen To” in 2015 and “Feel Good” in 2017.

During their time off, Glenn went out on his own and released his debut solo album, Excommunication. After that, the musician was given the opportunity to appear on Broadway in the now-closed production of “Kinky Boots.”

Neon Trees’ last studio album was 2014’s Pop Psychology, but it looks like we should expect some new tunes from the band in 2020.

The 1975 have a ‘Frail State of Mind’ on their new song

Ask and you shall receive…especially if you’re part of the 1975’s fan club.

On Thursday (Oct. 24), the English band unleashed another new song from their forthcoming studio album. Titled “Frail State of Mind,” the almost-four-minute track finds the group going back to their usual sound; a departure from the record’s hard-rocking lead single “People.”

Let’s just say you can definitely find hints of A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships single “TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME” in “Frail State of Mind.”

As usual, the act premiered the song on Zane Lowe’s Apple Radio Beats 1 show.

Listen to the new tune above.

“Frail State of Mind” joins “People” and “The 1975” (which features a monologue from 16-year-old climate change activist and current BAMF Greta Thunberg) on the quartet’s upcoming fourth studio album.

Note on a Conditional Form is the long-awaited companion album to 2018’s A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships. Note on a Conditional Form is due out Feb. 21, 2020, through Dirty Hit / Interscope. Pre-orders are available for purchase here.

In August, the group was confirmed as one of the headliners for this year’s 104.3 The Shark’s Riptide Music Festival. The 1975 join The Killers, the Revivalists, Judah & the Lion, Catfish and the Bottleman, Jimmy Eat World, and more on this year’s roster.

Around the time of their Riptide appearance, the group will be in the middle of a short North American outing. The tour begins on Nov. 16 with a two-night engagement at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey, and concludes on Dec. 13 at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis.

After a short time off, it’s back to work, with a European tour that will find them hitting up several countries throughout February and March 2020.

The 1975’s late-2019 tour itinerary can be found here.

Simple Plan, State Champs, and We the Kings join forces for ‘Where I Belong’

Is it true that bands that play together stay together? Well, it looks like that may be the case when it comes to the guys in Simple Plan, State Champs, and We the Kings.

On Friday (Oct. 11), the three groups (and soon-to-be tour mates) unleashed their collaborative new song “Where I Belong.” Taking inspiration from all three bands’ sound, the three-minute tune gives us some of that summertime/Vans Warped Tour vibes with pop-punky goodness.

Listen to “Where I Belong” above.

The song comes a day after all three bands had one job: to break some “super important news.

The first to get enlisted were the guys from Simple Plan. Sadly, every single member was busy doing something that needed their “undivided attention (hi David, it’s great to see you’re back and busy eating a banana).

When they finally had a moment to break the news, they had to head on stage for a show. Instead, they decided to leave the job to the guys in State Champs.

Like the dudes in Simple Plan, State Champs were also a little preoccupied. We understand entirely as building trust with a judgmental kitten and documentaries are super important.

Like Simple Plan before, the guys in State Champs left the job to the guys in We the Kings. Frontman Travis Clark was the one to answer the call, but like everyone before, something went wrong. First, it was a collection letter from the toll pass (we’re assuming this is Florida, so SunPass). Then it was a letter from his daughters’ school.

After asking his wife where the “super important announcement” document is, he opens it only to find out his kids got to it first. What can you do?

Watch all three failed attempts here, here, and here.

The three acts are set to hit the road later this month. The joint trek kicks off on Oct. 29 at the National in Richmond, Virginia and wraps up on Nov. 24 at the Fillmore in San Francisco. The full list of tour dates can be seen below.

SIMPLE PLAN / STATE CHAMPS / WE THE KINGS TOUR DATES:

10/29 – Richmond, VA @ The National
10/30 – Silver Springs, MD @ Fillmore Silver Springs
10/31 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
11/02 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
11/04 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/05 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
11/07 – Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
11/08 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
11/09 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11/10 – Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Centre
11/12 – Kansas City, MO @ Truman
11/13 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
11/15 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
11/16 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
11/17 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
11/20 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
11/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
11/23 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
11/24 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

Green Day share NHL opening theme song ‘Fire, Ready, Aim’

Green Day is ready to take aim and fire.

On Thursday (Oct. 10), the Calfornia punk rockers unleashed another new song from their upcoming studio effort.

Titled “Fire, Ready, Aim,” the track is not only the latest single from their forthcoming record but also the theme for the 2019-2020 NHL season.

The song and its accompanying music video made its worldwide premiere during the New Jersey Devils versus Philadelphia Flyers game on Wednesday night (Oct. 9).

The barely two-minute clip for the song features the threesome playing the track in the middle of the ice rink surrounded by flames, special effects, screens playing montages of the players, and yes, that is drummer Tré Cool shooting a puck into the net.

The full video can be found here, while the audio for the new track can be streamed above.

Green Day’s performance comes a few weeks after news broke that the band had signed a two-year deal with the NHL. The partnership will find the group and the league joining forces throughout the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 seasons.

The deal includes the now-released opening theme song for NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Hockey and the headlining set at the 2020 NHL All-Star Game set to take place on Jan. 25 in St. Louis.

“Fire, Ready, Aim” is the second single off Green Day’s upcoming 13th studio album Father of All…The forthcoming release is due out Feb. 7 via the band’s longtime home of Reprise Warner.

Last month, Green Day announced not only the release of the new album but also a massive summer 2020 tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer. Even though the Hella Mega world tour isn’t set to happen until next summer, tickets for the tour are already on sale and going fast.

This may be an excellent time to add Hella Mega tour tickets to your holiday shopping list….we’re just saying.

Listen: Ice Nine Kills slow things down for the acoustic version of ‘Stabbing in the Dark’

We all know Ice Nine Kills bring the energy and the scream when it comes to their music, but what if they were to slow things down a bit?

On Friday (Oct. 4), the Massachusetts-founded band unleashed the acoustic version of their “Halloween”-inspired song, “Stabbing in the Dark.” Gone are frontman Spencer Charnas’ screams, and in are his melodic vocals singing the screaming parts softly. The track also features guest vocals from Trivium singer/guitarist Matt Heafy.

To coincide with the acoustic track’s debut, the band unveiled its simplistic music video. The almost four-minute video finds a very 1950’s-ish family gathered around their television screen to watch a sepia-toned program. The broadcast features a montage of clips from all The Silver Scream music videos as well as footage of Charnas behind bars (where he rightfully belongs thankyouverymuch).

Like a true split between generations, the mother and father are disgusted by the scenes playing on the screen while the children are all for it. Of course, leave to Ice Nine Kills to slip in a little cliffhanger at the end with the “Stay Tuned for the Double Feature ‘Thank God It’s Friday’” title card.

Watch the video for “Stabbing in the Dark (Acoustic)” above.

Last week, the band shared the music video for their “IT”-inspired song, “IT is the End“; the final music video in their The Silver Scream film series.

The acoustic version of “Stabbing in the Dark” will be featured on the deluxe version of The Silver Scream due out just in time for Halloween.

The reworked record will feature all 13 previously released tracks as well as a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and a song inspired by the 1996 slasher flick “Scream.”

The Silver Scream (Final Cut) is due out Oct. 25. Pre-orders are available here.

In support of the re-released work, Ice Nine Kills previously announced a set of fall tour dates. The “Octane Accelerator” tour begins on Oct. 29 at the House of Blues in Cleveland and concludes a little over a month later on Dec. 1 at Webster Hall in New York.

The full list of dates can be found here.

Watch Charlie Puth mourn a failed relationship in ‘Cheating on You’

Charlie Puth may not be giving us a new studio album any time soon, but we’re still grateful for all the standalone singles he’s been blessing us with. On Tuesday (Oct. 1), the New York-born singer unleashed his third new track of 2019.

Titled “Cheating on You,” the song was self-produced by the musician and co-written with J. Kash. To coincide with the song’s release, Puth also unleashed its accompanying music video.

The three-and-a-half-minute tune begins with a title card in which Puth admits that “this song is not about a person. It’s about a feeling I’ve never had.”

Kind of suspicious, but we’ll let it slide.

The shot soon changes to a rainy day in New York City as people go about their business, umbrellas opened, protecting them from the elements. We watch as the newly bleach-blonde singer takes to the streets, his overall appearance mirroring the melancholy look of the city.

Puth’s stroll through the neighborhood finds him mindless wandering through the construction-infested streets, Central Park, and eventually a diner where he watches a happy couple cuddling through a mirror. But, this is (somewhat) real life, and when you cheat on someone, there’s no proper resolution as we watch Puth’s mood not once shift from crestfallen.

Watch the Tyler Yee-directed music video above.

“Cheating on You” follows the release of “Mother” which came out in mid-September and “I Warned Myself” which he unleashed in late August.

All three tracks come a year after Puth released his Grammy-nominated sophomore album Voicenotes. The record features some of his biggest hits to date including “Attention,” “How Long,” “The Way I Am,” and “Done for Me” featuring Kehlani.

In between writing and producing his own tunes, Puth has been busy lending a helping hand to some of his fellow Top 20 colleagues.

You can find Puth’s influence in many tracks including Katy Perry’s “Small Talk,” 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Easier,” Maroon 5’s “Lips on You,” and Michael Bublé’s “Love You Anymore.”

CHVRCHES share their ‘Death Stranding’ contribution

Sold out shows. Music festival appearances. Hit songs.

What hasn’t CHVRCHES done? Well, now they can add video games to their lengthy list of accomplishments.

On Tuesday (Oct. 1), the Scottish band was revealed as one of several artists contributing songs to the forthcoming soundtrack for Playstation’s latest video game, “Death Stranding.”

“We were really excited about the opportunity to work with Kojima because we have been fans of his work for a long time,” the band writes about their collaboration.

“He has always been such a visionary in the gaming world, and we were honoured to be involved in the project. The concept of ‘Death Stranding’ is so unique and really felt to us like it was challenging people to care about the world they create—in the game and otherwise. We wrote this song specifically for ‘Death Stranding,’ thinking of the themes of the game and what it is trying to say to people.”

Listen to “Death Stranding” above.

In addition to CHVRCHES, the eight-song album includes an impressive list of other acts such as Bring Me the Horizon, Khalid, Major Lazer, the Neighborhood, and more.

Death Stranding: Timefall is due out Nov. 7 through RCA / Sony Interactive Entertainment while the game launches on Nov. 8.

Now, you may be wondering to yourself, “what exactly is the premise of this game?”

According to creator Hideo Kojima, “Death Stranding is a completely new type of action game, where the goal of the player is to reconnect isolated cities and a fragmented society. It is created so that all elements, including the story and gameplay, are bound together by the theme of the ‘Strand’ or connection.”

Interesting concept, don’t cha think?

Check out the full tracklisting below.

DEATH STRANDING: TIMEFALL SOUNDTRACK LIST:

1. “Trigger” – Major Lazer and Khalid
2. “Ghost” – Au/Ra and Alan Walker
3. “Death Stranding” – CHVRCHES
4. “Yellow Box” – The Neighbourhood
5. “Meanwhile…In Genova” – The S.L.P.
6. “Ludens” – Bring Me the Horizon
7. “Born in the Slumber” – Flora Cash
8. “Sing to Me” – MISSIO