Listen to Nine Inch Nails’ new tune ‘This Isn’t the Place’

Less than a week after confirming their upcoming new EP, Nine Inch Nails has returned with another new song from the impending release. On Tuesday (July 18), the Trent Reznor-led group unleashed  “THIS ISN’T THE PLACE”; the second song off ADD VIOLENCE. Watch the Alex Lieu-directed clip above.

“THIS ISN’T THE PLACE” will join lead single “LESS THAN” on ADD VIOLENCE which is set to be released later this week. ADD VIOLENCE is set to be released digitally on July 21 while the CD and vinyl versions of the upcoming record will be released on Sept. 1. Pre-orders for the album can be found on Nine Inch Nails’ website.

ADD VIOLENCE is the second installment of Nine Inch Nails’ upcoming EP trilogy. Last year’s Not the Actual Events was the first installment of the trilogy while the name and/or projected release date for the final album has yet to be mentioned. In support of the upcoming EP, the group has a handful of festival appearances scheduled for later this year. Those dates can be found here.

Listen: Broadside gets serious on ‘Laps Around a Picture Frame’

With a handful of days left until the release of their sophomore album, Broadside has released yet another new tune from the upcoming album. On Friday (June 9), the Virginia-based band unveiled the audio for their third single, “Laps Around a Picture Frame.” Unlike most of their other tunes, this one starts off with a surprise as the vocals are not those of vocalist Oliver Baxxter, but rather guitarist Dorian Cooke.

According to the group this was done on purpose to show two different people suffering from the same exact medical issue. “We wanted to capture two completely different humans having the exact same mental breakdown,” explains Cooke about the new song in a press release. “We wrote the music, lyrics, and arrangement around a panic attack in a crowded environment. Even the name is an exercise for panic attacks taught to me by a therapist. The persona I represent is of someone that’s on the higher end of the social spectrum – someone popular and beautiful on the outside, but has that constant struggle internally.”

Like Cooke, Baxxter portrays someone who also suffers from panic attacks, but unlike Cooke’s character, comes from another side of the social spectrum. “I portray a young female persona shaped by the harshness of her environment, which is a story shared with me by a close friend whenever she is in a public setting. I know it’s something much more common than people tend to show.” Listen to the new song above.

“Laps Around a Picture Frame” will join previously released tracks “Puzzle Pieces,” “Hidden Colors,” and “Paradise” on Broadside’s upcoming album, ParadiseParadise is set to be released this Friday, June 16, through Victory Record. Pre-orders are still available here. All pre-orders will include an instant download of “Puzzle Pieces.”

Last week, Broadside concluded their spring tour with Real Friends, Have Mercy, Tiny Moving Parts, and Nothing, Nowhere. Recently, the group announced a pair of music festivals gigs including Syke Fest which will take July 15 in their hometown of Richmond, Virginia as well as a headlining gig at the Sophomore Slump Fest in Greensboro, NC on Aug. 5.

All Time Low celebrates the ‘Good Times’ with final single

All Time Low’s new studio album, Last Young Renegade, is set to hit stores later this week, but that’s not stopping the group from releasing one final song from the impending release. On Wednesday (May 31), the Baltimore-based band unleashed their fifth and final single from the new album, “Good Times.” According to the band’s post on Twitter, this song was not only the first song to be written for the record, but it was also the one that set the whole tone for their seventh studio album.

“‘Good Times’ was the first song written for Last Young Renegade and it set the tone for the entire album,” reads the group’s post on their official Twitter account. Frontman Alex Gaskarth and guitarist Jack Barakat took to their own accounts to talk about the new tune as well.

“Alex sent me a demo of ‘Good Times’ 2 years ago. I called him and said this is the best song you’ve ever written,” wrote Barakat while Gaskarth kept it simple by writing “One of my favs ever.” Listen to “Good Times” here. According to the band, an official lyric video, which will feature fan-submitted artwork, will be released soon.

“Good Times” will join “Nice2KnoU,” “Life of the Party,” “Dirty Laundry,” and “Last Young Renegade” on the band’s upcoming album. Last Young Renegade is set to hit stores on June 2 and will mark the band’s first release through Fueled by Ramen. Those who pre-order the album will receive instant downloads of all five songs.

In support of Last Young Renegades, All Time Low will hit the road for a massive summer tour later this year. The “North American Young Renegades” tour will kick off  on June 30 at the House of Blues in Houston and wrap up a month and a half later on Aug. 6 at the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. SWMRS, Waterparks, The Wrecks, and Night Riots will open during the excursion. The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

ALL TIME LOW SUMMER TOUR DATES:

June 30 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
July 01 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
July 03 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
July 05 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
July 07 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
July 08 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
July 10 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
July 11 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
July 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
July 14 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore
July 15 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
July 16 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
July 18 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
July 20 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
July 21 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
July 22 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
July 23 – Columbus, OH – Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheatre
July 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
July 26 – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
July 28 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
July 29 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
July 31 – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage
August 02 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
August 03 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
August 04 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
August 05 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
August 06 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues

Ice Nine Kills drop their ‘Shining’ inspired new song

Back in March, Ice Nine Kills asked fans to decide which literary classic they would like the final chapter of their Every Trick in the Book era to be. The novels selected, according to vocalist Spencer Charnas, were the top two stories fans had repeatedly asked songs to be written about. The choices in the poll were Stephen King’s “The Shining” and Robert Bloch’s “Psycho.” As it turns out, the story about the Overlook Hotel’s winter caretaker and his downward spiral into madness as he, and his family, inhabit the notorious hotel came out victorious.

On Friday (May 26), the Massachusetts-founded band released the lyric video for their new song, “Enjoy Your Slay.” The over-four-minute clip features prominent images from the 1980 film as the backdrop for the “Shining” inspired lyrics. Watch the lyric video for “Enjoy Your Slay” above.

As if the images that are taken directly from the film and the song’s title weren’t enough of a nod to the classic, the new tune has another connection to the film. The special guest vocalist on the track is none other than [The Shining director] Stanley Kubrick’s grandson, Sam Kubrick. According to a press release from the band, Ice Nine Kills met Kubrick when they were touring alongside his band, the Shield. Being fans of Kubrick’s vocals, as well as his connection to the film, the band asked him to perform on the song.

“On our tour of the U.K. last fall, we became great friends with his [Kubrick’s] band Shields, whose technical prowess and dynamic songwriting blew us away. Being a big fan of their band and Sam’s vocals, we knew his inclusion on the song would provide a strong connection to the story’s legacy,” explains Charnas. “His performance undeniably adds a layer and depth to the composition that is truly chill inducing.”

But having images, a title, and a personal connection to the film wasn’t enough for the Boston four-piece. The band’s decision to release the new song towards the end of May just so happened to coincide with the 37th anniversary of the film’s release; The Shining was originally released in the United States on May 23, 1980. In addition to the film’s anniversary, King’s novel recently celebrated its 40th anniversary earlier this year. “Enjoy Your Slay” is currently available on iTunes and Spotify.

Listen: Blink-182 gets aggressive on ‘6/8’

Blink-182’s California deluxe edition is a set to drop in a couple of weeks, but that’s not stopping the trio from treating fans to another new song from it. On Thursday (April 28), the California boys unleashed their fourth new song off the re-issue. The new track is titled “6/8” and yes, it is a direct reference to the song’s time signature. According to a post on Blink’s official Twitter, the new track is not only the strangest song they’re ever recorded, they also unanimously admit that it happens to be one of their favorites because of the aggression behind it. Listen to “6/8” above.

“6/8” will join “Misery,” “Parking Lot,” and the recently released “Can’t Get You More Pregnant” on the upcoming re-release. The deluxe edition of California is set to be released on May 19 through BMG. The deluxe version of the album will not only include all 16 tracks featured on the original album, but also an acoustic version of “Bored to Death” and 11 new tracks.

Pre-orders for the deluxe edition of California are currently available on Blink-182’s website here. Those who pre-order the album ahead of time will be given downloads of “Parking Lot,” “Misery,” “Can’t Get You More Pregnant,” and “6/8.”

In support of the re-issue, Blink-182 announced a massive tour schedule back in February. Currently, the group are in the final weeks of the tour. Last night, they invaded the Knoxville Civic Coliseum in Knoxville, Tennessee while their next show will take place on Tuesday, May 2, at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, Florida. The remaining tour dates can be found here.

Listen: Imagine Dragons drop new tune

It’s been months since Imagine Dragons dropped their high-on-radio-rotation and catchy-as-heck song, “Believer.” On Thursday (April 27), the Las Vegas-founded band followed up the hit song by debuting another new track. The new song is titled “Thunder” and like many of their previously released singles, sounds like it will be a radio staple just like “Roots,” “Demons,” and “Radioactive.” Listen to the new, three-minute track above.

“Thunder” is the second new song Imagine Dragons has released in 2017. Lead single “Believer” was released in January while the music video for the clip which featured Rocky actor, Dolph Lundgren fighting frontman Dan Reynolds, was released back in March. the band is currently in the middle of recording their third studio album which will be the follow-up to 2015’s Smoke + Mirrors. While the band has yet to confirm it, it is believe that both “Believer” and “Thunder” will be included on their still-untitled new album.

For those who are digging “Thunder,” the new song is currently available on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Google Play, and Spotify.

Eighteen Visions confirm reunion with new album and single

After months of teasing fans that a slew of good news was heading their way in the near future, Eighteen Visions has kept their promise by unveiling three huge announcements. On Thursday (April 20), the California-founded band revealed that they will be releasing their sixth studio album this summer through their new record label home. The upcoming record, which has been titled XVIII, is set to be released on June 2 through their new home of Rise Records.

In addition to the new record announcement, the band has also unleashed the first single off the upcoming release; a track titled “Oath.” The music video for “Oath” can be seen above. Pre-orders for XVIII are currently available here. The band is offering a total of eight bundles as well as the record in CD, vinyl, and digital forms.

As if a new album, song, and record label home was not enough, the group has also revealed that they will reunite on the stage for the first time in ten years. The group’s official on stage reunion will double as a record release show at The Observatory in their hometown of Orange County, California. If the reunion’s time and place sounds familiar, it’s because the band’s last performance together took place in late April 2007 in Orange County.

Back in February, rumors of an Eighteen Visions’ reunion began when James Hart, Keith Barney, and Trevor Friedrich launched an Instagram account for the band. The first post on the new account was an image with a message that read “the countdown begins.” In what was not a coincidence, Hart, Barney, and Friedrich uploaded the same exact image on their social media accounts.

Igniting more rumors of an inevitable reunion and new record, the trio shared some footage of them in a studio as well as a 15-second clip of a new song. Soon after, they confirmed that Mick Kenney was tapped to produce, mix, and master the impending release.

According to the band, one of their new songs will be titled “Live Again” and is dedicated to their late bassist Mick Morris who passed away in 2013 due to a pre-existing heart condition.

XVIII is the follow-up to the group’s no-longer-final album, 2006’s Eighteen Visions.

Listen: Punchline drop new track featuring Relient K singer

It’s been a little over a month since Punchline released “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself,” their first new song in almost two years. Now, the group has followed-up that song with another new tune. On Thursday (April 13), the group took to social media to unleash their second new song in a one-month span. The tune, “Darkest Dark,” was recorded in Nashville, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Chicago and was produced and written by the guys in Punchline. In addition to it being a brand new jam, the song also features guest vocals from a special guest; Relient K’s Matt Thiessen.

In a statement about the song on Facebook, the band explained that “it’s about being there for a friend, letting them know they can lean on you always.” Listen to “Darkest Dark” above. “Darkest Dark” is the band’s second new song since the release of 2015’s Thrilled. The unveiling of the new song coincides with the band reaching their $20,000 Kickstarter goal to fund a music special for Netflix.

Following the news that the band had reached their monetary goal, bassist Chris Fafalios posted a message to his followers on both his Facebook page, and the band’s, thanking the fans for their dedication and contributions.

“The only way we can really say thanks is by releasing a new album this summer, touring as much as possible, and making this the best Music Special imaginable,” Fafalios wrote. “My head is spinning with ideas for it.”

As if the promise of the music special and a new album wasn’t enough, Fafalios also threw in a bit about touring as much as the band can to thank their fans for helping them reach their goal for the music special. This summer, Punchline will hit the touring circuit to celebrate the group’s 20th anniversary by heading out on a short tour. Those dates can be seen here.

Listen: Blink-182 troll with ‘Can’t Get You More Pregnant’

For the third time in two months, Blink-182 has released yet another new song from their upcoming California re-issue. On Wednesday (April 12), the California-founded band unleashed a new song is titled “Can’t Get You More Pregnant.” The track, very much like “Built This Pool” off the original California record, is a 35-second tune that ends almost as quickly as it begins. The track’s simple lyrics are “I can’t get you more pregnant, but if you’re worried at all, I can take care of myself.” Listen to “Can’t Get You More Pregnant” above. If you dig the short track, Blink-182 is currently offering it as a free download on their website.

“I Can’t Get You More Pregnant” will join previously released tracks “Misery” and “Parking Lot” on the deluxe edition of California. The deluxe edition of California is set to be released on May 19 through BMG. The deluxe version of the album will not only include all 16 tracks featured on the original release, but also an acoustic version of “Bored to Death” and 11 new tracks including the re-release’s lead single, “Parking Lot.”

Pre-orders for the deluxe edition of  California are currently available on Blink-182’s website here. Those who pre-order the album ahead of time will be given an instant download of “Parking Lot,” “Misery,” and now, “Can’t Get You More Pregnant.”

In support of the re-issue, Blink-182 announced a massive tour schedule back in February. The upcoming tour will kick off on March 22 at the Austin 360 Amphitheater in Austin, Texas and wrap up about a month and a half later on May 9 at the UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans. Hitting the road alongside the pop-punk trio will be The Naked and the Famous and Wavves. Currently, the bands are on a little bit of a hiatus, with the excursion picking up again on April 19 at the Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. The remaining Blink-182 tour itinerary can be seen here.

Jack White unveils surprise new song

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Jack White is probably one of the busiest musicians in the world. When he’s not writing music for his slew of bands or hitting the road for his own solo stuff, the singer can be found helping other musicians with their own music. On Friday (April 7), White proved once again why he may be one of the hardest working artists in the music world with the release of a brand new song. Surprising long-time fans, White unleashed a brand new song titled “Battle Cry”; his first new solo material since the release of 2014’s Lazaretto.

Currently, there is no word from White on whether this song will be a stand-alone single or if it’s a teaser of what to expect from this upcoming third studio album. Back in March, the musician spoke with The New Yorker about his new album, the direction he hopes to take with the new material, and how the recording process is going.

As it turns out, the White Stripes head-honcho has been recording his new material on a reel-to-reel tape machine that he bought when he was 14 years old with money he made from mowing lawns. But that isn’t all the readers were treated to in the interview. White also touched on how he wants to write songs similar to how Michael Jackson used to write songs.

“I’m going to try to write songs where I can’t be heard by the next-door neighbor,” the singer begins. “I want to write like Michael Jackson would write — instead of writing parts on the instruments or humming melodies, you think of them. To do everything in my head and to do it in silence and use only one room.”

To read his complete interview, head on over to The New Yorker here while you listen to “Battle Cry” below.