Charlie Puth goes ‘Fast and the Furious’ in ‘I Warned Myself’

Charlie Puth has been quiet for a bit, but things are about to change. On Wednesday (Aug. 21), the New York-born singer unleashed his first new song in over a year. Titled “I Warned Myself,” the tune was written by Puth and produced by the singer and Benny Blanco.

In conjunction with the new song’s premiere, Puth has also released the two-and-a-half-minute music video for the song. The clip features Puth in different scenarios including a desert, a soundstage with a model, inside a warehouse surrounded by women, and pulling off an incredibly-dangerous stunt by climbing onto the roof of a moving car and just standing on it as it goes.

Let’s just say that this music video could easily be an outtake from a “Fast and the Furious” film. Watch the Brendan Vaughan-directed video above.

“I Warned Myself” is Puth’s first new song since the release of his Grammy-nominated sophomore album Voicenotes. The album was released in 2018 and produced several hit singles including “Attention,” “How Long,” “The Way I Am,” and “Done for Me” featuring Kehlani.

While it’s taken almost a year for Puth to release new material, he’s been keeping busy behind the scenes. He recently provided his gifts for several artists including Katy Perry (“Small Talk”), 5 Seconds of Summer (“Easier”), Maroon 5 (“Lips on You”), Michael Bublé (“Love You Anymore”), and more.

As previously revealed, Puth will perform at the Midtown Music Festival in Georgia and a few weeks later headline the Palco Sunset stage at Rock in Rio on Oct. 5.

 

A Day to Remember drop new single, sign to Fueled By Ramen

It’s been a heck of a week for A Day to Remember, and the week has just started. On Tuesday (Aug. 20), the Florida-founded band unleashed a brand new song. Titled “Degenerate,” the song marks the second new tune they’ve released in 2019 (in June, they joined forces with Marshmello for their EDM/pop/rock mashup, “Rescue Me“).

Listen to “Degenerate” above.

While the new song made its worldwide debut during the early morning hours, A Day to Remember performed the song for the first time last night at their show in the Netherlands.

“This is a secret. We’re going to put out a brand new song tomorrow,” frontman Jeremy McKinnon tells an excited audience in a fan-shot video.

“[And] this absolutely against everything that we built this band to be because we used to go to show like this and when bands would play new songs we’d be ‘get to it buddy.’ I don’t know why, but if it’s cool with you, we’d like to play it for you. Is that cool?”

As it turns out, the new song was just the beginning for A Day to Remember. In a discreet blink-and-you’ll-miss-it move, the five-piece announced that they have joined the Fueled By Ramen family. The five-piece join Panic! at the Disco, All Time Low, Dashboard Confessional, Paramore, Twenty One Pilots, and more on the record label’s roster.

All this good news comes a few days before the band is set to take the main stage at Reading and Leeds in the United Kingdom. After headlining the weekend-long event, the group will return to the United States for the inaugural Self Help Fest Massachusetts which will take place on Sept. 7 at the Palladium in Worcester.

Following a handful of music festival gigs, the Ocala-founded act will kick off their “Degenerates” tour with I Prevail and Beartooth.

The full list of tour dates can be found below.

A DAY TO REMEMBER FALL 2019 TOUR DATES:

Sept. 6 — Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Riverworks*
Sept. 7 — Worcester, MA – Self Help Festival*
Sept. 8 — Concord, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival*
Sept. 27 — Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
Sept. 28 — Simpsonville, SC – CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
Oct. 12 — San Bernardino, CA – Self Help Festival
Oct. 13 — Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival*
Oct. 15 — Boise, ID – CenturyLink Arena Boise
Oct. 16 — Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater
Oct. 17 — Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Oct. 21 — Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Oct. 22 — Houston, TX – NRG Arena
Oct. 23 — Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater
Oct. 25 — St. Charles, MO – The Family Arena
Oct. 26 — Chicago, IL – Credit Union 1 Arena
Oct. 27 — Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
Oct. 29 — Fargo, ND – Scheels Arena
Oct. 30 — Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
Oct. 31 — Independence, MO – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Nov. 2 — Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
Nov. 3 — Fairfax, VA – Eaglebank Arena
Nov. 5 — Laval, QC – Place Bell
Nov. 7 — Reading, PA – Santander Arena
Nov. 9 — Glen Falls, NY – Cool Insuring Arena
Nov. 10 — Trenton, NJ – Cure Insurance Arena
Nov. 12 — Syracuse, NY – The Oncenter War Memorial Arena
Nov. 14 — Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Nov. 15 — Cleveland, OH – Wolstein Center
Nov. 16 — Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center
Nov. 17 — Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Nov. 19 — New York, NY – Terminal 5
Nov. 21 — Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
Nov. 22 — Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Nov. 23 — Fayetteville, NC – The Crown Theater

*I Prevail and Beartooth not performing

Death Cab for Cutie to release ‘The Blue EP’ in the fall

Death Cab for Cutie is returning with a new, albeit short, album late this year.

On Tuesday (July 30), the Washington-founded band announced plans to unleash a five-track album in the fall. Titled The Blue EP, the somewhat follow-up to 2018’s Thank You for Today is due out Sept. 6 through Atlantic Records.

Pre-orders for the album are currently available here.

While the album only features five songs, the tracks were worked on by three different producers.

Peter Katis, whose resume includes The National, Interpol, and Kurt Vile, produced “Kids in ‘99″ and “Blue Bloods.” Rich Costey —who previously worked with Death Cab on Thank You for Today— produced “To the Ground” and “Before the Bombs.” As for the final track on the album, “Man in Blue,” Death Cab for Cutie took over the producing duties.

To coincide with the new release announcement, Death Cab for Cutie has released its first single. Titled “Kids in ’99,” the song was “written as a tribute to three children who lost their lives in the 1999 Bellingham Olympic Pipeline explosion in Seattle.”

“The Olympic Pipeline explosion in 1999 was a tragedy that really affected me while we were living in Bellingham,” frontman Ben Gibbard says in a press statement.

“After all these years, I felt it was worthy of its own folk song.”

Listen to “Kids in ’99” above.

Last week, the group surprised fans when it was confirmed they had worked on a song with Chance the Rapper. Titled “Do You Remember,” the song is featured on the rapper’s new album The Big Day.

Blink-182 head to the ‘Darkside’ on their new track

Happy Friday, pop-punkers! Blink-182 just dropped another new song.

On Friday (July 26), the California-founded act released the fourth single off their upcoming new studio album. Titled “Darkside,” the song sounds a lot like a poppier version of Alkaline Trio, securing Matt Skiba’s position within the longtime band’s updated lineup.

Listen to “Darkside” above.

Earlier this week, the band posted an image on Instagram featuring a blue painted background and the word “Darkside” in neon lights.

The caption read “Friday” and a phone number. Fans were urged to text the number to hear a sneak peek of the new track.

“Darkside” joins previously released singles “Blame It on My Youth,” “Happy Days,” and “Generational Divide” on blink’s upcoming new album. Officially titled NINE, the record is due out Sept. 20. In a confusing twist, the album appears to be blink’s eighth studio effort, though frontman Mark Hoppus has clarified that debate.

NINE. This is our ninth studio album, as decided by me and Travis,” the musician writes on Reddit.

“Some count Buddha, some not. Some count The Mark, Tom and Travis Show. Some count Dogs Eating Dogs. I’m counting Buddha, Cheshire Cat, Dude Ranch, Enema of the State, Toypaj, Untitled, Neighborhoods, California, and now NINE.”

I guess that put an end to that argument.

Blink-182 are currently on the road on their summertime outing with Lil Wayne and Neck Deep. Earlier this month, the tour made headlines when the rapper revealed to an unsuspecting audience that he may exit the excursion well before its final show.

Taking to social media soon after, Lil Wayne refuted the claim. “Yesterday was krazy! But I want all my fans to know I won’t be quitting this tour!” the rapper posted on Twitter.

“I’m having too much fun with my bros blink-182. Bangor, ME See you tomorrow!”

Tonight, the tour will take over the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Ampitheatre in Tampa. The remaining tour dates can be found here.

The Menzingers announce their sixth studio album, share ‘Anna’

Get ready because the Menzingers are releasing a brand new album later this year. On Monday (July 15), the Pennsylvania-founded act announced the upcoming release of their sixth studio effort. Dubbed Hello Exile, the album is due out Oct. 4 through Epitaph Records. Pre-orders for the record are currently available for purchase on the band’s website.

Hello Exile is the follow-up to 2017’s highly successful (and much-loved) After the Party.

For this album, the Menzingers reconnected with previous collaborator Will Yip. Yip previously worked with the group on After the Party. According to a press statement, the four-piece spent a month working with Yip on the 12-track LP.

“This is the longest amount of time we’ve ever worked with [producer] Will [Yip]. We wanted to make sure these stories didn’t get lost in the music, so we kept it to a lot of room sounds with the guitar and bass and drums.”

To coincide with the new album announcement, the group decided to treat fans to a small taste of the album by releasing its lead single. Listen to “Anna” above.

In a statement, frontman Greg Barnett reveals what led to the band selecting “Anna” as the record’s first single.

“You know, it was kind of a tough decision, but we just thought that it was a great summertime song.”

He continues: “It’s super-hooky and super-catchy. We went back and forth with some of the songs, but at the end of the day we’re just really excited about ‘Anna.’ This is a very storytelling album, and I think Anna is a pretty good representation of the rest of it.”

Because a new album and single weren’t enough, the Menzingers have also unveiled tour dates for later this year. Their upcoming North American fall tour will find the foursome performing at venues across the continent.

The 33-stop trek includes shows in Detroit, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Phoenix, Dallas, Atlanta, Tampa, Toronto, and more. The fall tour begins on Oct. 25 at the Athenaeum in Columbus and concludes a month and a half later on Dec. 7 at the House of Blues in Boston.

Tigers Jaw and Culture Abuse will join the Menzingers on select dates.

Tickets for the upcoming tour go on sale this Friday, July 19.

The complete list of tour dates can be found below.

THE MENZINGERS FALL 2019 TOUR DATES:
Oct. 25 – Columbus, OH – Athenaeum ^
Oct. 27 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick^
Oct. 29 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater^
Oct. 30 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theater^
Oct. 31 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall^
Nov. 1 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater^
Nov. 2 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown^
Nov. 3 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre^
Nov. 5 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon^
Nov. 6 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre^
Nov. 8 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s^
Nov. 9 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s^
Nov. 10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent^
Nov. 12 – Pomona, CA – The Glasshouse^
Nov. 13 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red^
Nov. 15 – Dallas, TX – Trees^
Nov. 16 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger^
Nov. 17 – Austin, TX – Mohawk^
Nov. 19 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade^
Nov. 20 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground^
Nov. 22 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum%
Nov. 23 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham%
Nov. 24 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room%
Nov. 26 – Nashville, TN – Basement East^
Nov. 29 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall^
Nov. 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theater^
Dec. 1 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix^
Dec. 3 – Richmond, VA – Broadberry^
Dec. 4 – Washington, DC – The Black Cat^
Dec. 5 – New York, NY – Warsaw^
Dec. 6 – New York, NY – Warsaw^
Dec. 7 – Boston, MA – House of Blues^

^ w/ Tigers Jaw & Culture Abuse
% w/ Culture Abuse (no Tigers Jaw)

Blink-182 return to their punk roots with ‘Generational Divide’

And just like that, the music gods have blessed Blink-182 fans with a brand new, albeit short, song.

On Friday (June 21), the California-founded pop-punkers unleashed the long-awaited follow-up to “Blame it on My Youth.” Dubbed, “Generational Divide,” the 50-second song finds the band returning to their punk roots with the aggressive and fast-paced track.

Watch the music video for “Generational Divide” above.

On Wednesday, the group took to social media to announce the release of the new song. They kept it simple with a mock poster of a punk rock show (alla CBGB) with a skeleton decked out in a spikey leather jacket and mohawk, a cigarette in its mouth, and its middle finger prominently featured on the flyer.

“Generational Divide” is the follow-up to their lukewarmly received track “Blame it on My Youth.” The track was released in May and signaled the beginning of their new “more aggressive” sound, though the song wasn’t exactly aggressive.

While fans have not been given a title or official release time frame for the forthcoming record, fans have begun to speculate that it may be sometime this summer.

The yet-to-be-confirmed record will be the follow-up to 2016’s California.

“Generational Divide” comes a week before the trio is due to hit the North American touring circuit with Lil’ Wayne and Neck Deep. The summertime excursion begins next Thursday, June 27, at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus.

Earlier this month, the three-piece revealed that they would be paying homage to their third studio album, Enema of the State, by performing it in full during the upcoming run.

“To celebrate 20 years, we’re playing Enema of the State in its entirety all summer long!” the band tweeted.

Enema of the State was released in June 1999 through MCA. The record produced several of the group’s biggest hits including “All the Small Things,” “Adam’s Song,” and “What’s My Age Again?”

Foster the People slow things down on ‘Imagination’

Foster the People are back and ready to give fans another new song.

On Friday (June 21), the California-founded band shared their new track, “Imagination.” The over-four-minute tune finds the group toning down the electronics of past and channeling heartbreak with its lyrics. Listen to “Imagination” above.

“Imagination” comes days after the group announced plans to release a new song by week’s end. They took to social media to share a snippet of the song with the words “Just you in my imagination,” a lyric from the track.

To coincide with the new song’s release, the band launched their “Imagination” contest, where fans were encouraged to send in designs inspired by the song’s lyrics.

“We’ll pick some of our favorites to be featured as part of the artwork on Spotify, and one design will be used as a limited edition merch piece (where the designer will get a share of the profit),” the group tweeted.

“Imagination” is Foster the People’s third non-album track to be released. In March they dropped “Style,” and at the tail end of 2018, the group shared their chart-topping single “Worst Nites.” While the act has yet to announce a new album, we’re sure that all three tracks will find a home on the act’s fourth studio effort.

Foster the People’s last studio album was 2017’s Sacred Hearts Club. Though the 12-track studio effort was met with mostly mixed reviews, it peaked at the number 47 spot on the Billboard 200 chart and the number eight spot on the Billboard Top Alternative albums chart.

Sacred Heart Club features two alternative radio hits, “Sit Next to Me” and “Doing it for the Money.”

Cardi B incinerates the ‘Press’ in her new song

Cardi B is back and ready to take aim at the press. On Friday (May 31), the New York-born MC unleashed her new track “Press.” The song comes days after the musician began teasing fans about it online. The song finds Cardi boasting about her riches, but also taking aim at the press, specifically those bloggers who publish false stories about her “for the clicks.”

With lyrics like “Press, press, press, press, press / Cardi don’t need more press” and “Kill ’em all, put them hoes to rest / Walk in, bulletproof vest / Please tell me who she goin’ check? / Murder scene, Cardi made a mess,” it’s evident that Cardi has had enough with all the lies making headlines.

Listen to “Press” above.

“Press” is currently available for purchase on all streaming services. The track was produced by Slade Da Monsta with additional production by Key Wane For the Win.

The new tune comes days after the rapper revealed plans to release a new track before the week’s end. “Press” is the follow-up to her platinum-certified track “Please Me,” her second collaboration with label mate Bruno Mars.

No word on whether the tracks are standalone singles or part of the high-anticipated follow-up to 2018’s Invasion of Privacy. Cardi previously revealed that she has plans to release a new album in spring 2019, but the projected release date has since passed.

“Of course it’s gonna be an album in 2019,” she said. “Hopefully, I could get my album done around the same time that Invasion of Privacy came out, but I don’t know how possible that’s gonna be because I feel like I’m going to be extremely, extremely busy.”

Earlier this month, Cardi earned a total of six Billboard Music Awards at the annual event. The rapper was nominated for 21 awards, missing the record-breaking total of 22 set by the Chainsmokers and Drake in 2017.

Charli XCX and Lizzo join forces for ‘Blame it on Your Love’

What happens when two of pop’s biggest stars get together for a collaboration? You get a tune that you will definitely be blasting from your car’s stereo all summer long.

On Wednesday (May 15), Charli XCX and Lizzo finally unleashed their much-publicized joint track. Titled “Blame it on Your Love,” the new record finds Charli XCX proving that she’s one of pop music’s biggest powerhouses while Lizzo kills it with her rapping during the last minute of the tune.

“I hope this becomes your new party anthem,” Charli XCX writes about the new jam.

“This song has been in my life for around three years now, and I’m so happy to be releasing it. I love you all. Let the new era begin.”

The song was written in Los Angeles and produced by Stargate, with additional production by A. G. Cook and Finn Keane.

For those keeping a close ear to the song, they may notice a little Easter egg courtesy of Charli XCX. The main song sampled on the new track is from “Track 10” off the musician’s album Pop 2.

Listen to “Blame it on Your Love” above. The track is available for purchase here.

The joint song is just the beginning for the two artists.

Charli XCX is going to have a busy summer this year with a slew of performances already scheduled. The musician will perform at New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival (June 2), co-headline Los Angeles’ Go West Fest with Troye Sivan (June 6), and hit the stage at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago (July 21). After that, she’ll head across the pond for Radio 1 Big Weekend in Newcastle and Primavera Sound in Barcelona.

As for Lizzo, the singer is showing no signs of stopping. The singer’s recently announced North American “Cuz I Love You” tour is completely sold out. Due to the high demand, additional dates have been added including a second night at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, a third night at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium, and an additional night at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

Lizzo’s debut album Cuz I Love You debuted at the number six spot on the Billboard 200 chart. The album also earned the number one spot on the Pop Album, Digital Album, and New Release Debut Album charts while also earning the number two spot on the Billboard Top Albums chart.

Passion Pit and Galantis join forces for ‘I FOUND U’

Hello and welcome back Passion Pit!

On Wednesday (May 15), the Massachusetts-founded band unleashed their first new song in two years. Titled “I FOUND U,” the latest track features electo-pop outfit Galantis. Listen to the almost three-and-a-half-minute track above.

“I FOUND U” is Passion Pit’s first new song since the release of their fourth studio album 2017’s Tremendous Sea of Love. Shortly after the record’s release, frontman Michael Angelakos announced that the band would be taking some time off.

While the group did tour in 2018, Angelakos has been open about his mental illness and even revealed that the real motive for the group’s touring stemmed from the need to make money to cover his medical costs.

“I need money to be able to afford my treatments, to be able to afford the myriad costs of living with my disorder that have nearly ruined me,” Angelakos said in an interview with the Independent in early 2018.

Things seem to be a little better, and the group is back on the road celebrating a momentous occasion; the tenth anniversary of their debut album, Manners. Tonight, the act will perform at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago. The tour concludes in a couple of weeks on May 25 in Washington D.C. at the Anthem.

Manners was released in May 2009 and catapulted the band to one of the indie world’s biggest darlings. Manners included several hit songs for the group including “The Reeling,” “Sleepyhead,” and “Little Secrets.”

Upon its release, the album earned mostly favorable reviews and peaked at the number 51 spot on the Billboard 200 chart and the number eight spot on the US Independent Albums chart.