Surprise! Skrillex drops two new songs

Surprise! We have some new Skrillex tunes to jumpstart the weekend.

On Friday (July 19), the musician surprised fans by releasing not one, but two new tracks. Titled “Mumbai Power” (featuring Beam) and “Fuji Opener” (featuring Alvin Risk), both tracks are featured on the DJ’s surprise new EP, Show Tracks

Listen to “Mumbai Power (feat. Beam)” above while “Fuji Opener (feat. Alvin Risk)” can be found here.

For fans who have attended any of Skrillex’s recent shows, the songs may sound a little familiar. The DJ has been incorporating the new songs into his setlist during some gigs. These two new tracks are the first pair of new tunes from the producer in quite some time.

While it’s been a while since Skrillex has released any new songs, it doesn’t mean he has not been busy. Earlier this year, he joined forces with Boys Noize and their supergroup, Dog Blood, to release “Turn Off the Lights.”

He also remixed “Due West” from Kelsey Lu’s album Blood, produced Lykke Li’s “Two Nights” Pt. 2 with Ty Dolla Sign, and even had time to create the theme song for the highly-anticipated video game Kingdom Hearts III with Japanese superstar Hikaru Utada.

No wonder we haven’t gotten any new music from him (or From First to Last).

Hollywood Vampires announce springtime release of ‘Rise,’ share new song

The Hollywood Vampires are about to come out of hiding to give us all a brand new album. On Thursday (April 18), the Alice Cooper/Joe Perry/Johnny Depp supergroup announced plans to unleash their sophomore album later this spring. Titled Rise, the new record is due out June 21 through earMUSIC.

Unlike their debut album, this record will mostly feature original material written by the act. Sticking to their “original mission,” Hollywood Vampires’ upcoming release will feature three covers; David Bowie’s “Heroes,” Jim Carroll Band’s “People Who Died,” and Johnny Thunder’s “You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory.”

The 16-track album was produced by longtime live Hollywood Vampires guitarist Tommy Henriksen.

Rise is not only a totally different animal than the first Vampires album, it is unique to anything I’ve ever been a part of,” explains Alice Cooper.

“I approached it very differently than I usually do when working on an album. Each of us; Joe, Johnny, Tommy and myself have written songs on this album. What is different though is that I didn’t try to change any songs to be more ‘Alice-like.’ Because each of us has different influences, the sound of this album is very cool. I think that with this album, we are establishing what the Vampires’ sound really is, whereas with the first album we were more tipping our hats to our fallen rock n roll brothers.”

Joe Perry adds: “Rise came from pure creative energy, which is just like playing live with the Vampires. The record showcases everyone doing what they do best without anyone looking over our shoulders. There was no pressure or deadlines, allowing us to write and record an album that is one of the freest and most honest sounding records I’ve been part of. I can’t wait to perform some of these tunes live for our fans.”

Pre-orders for Rise are currently available on the band’s website where they are offering several bundles.

In addition to the new album announcement, Hollywood Vampires also released the record’s first single, “Who’s Laughing Now.” Watch the lyrics video for the new song above.

Before the album’s June release, the group will hit the touring circuit for a couple of shows in May. The springtime outing begins on May 10 at the Joint in Las Vegas and concludes a week later on May 18 at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. Those dates can be found here.

Listen: Walk the Moon get in the groove with ‘Timebomb’

Walk the Moon will be returning to the road later this month, but before they do, they just gave fans a brand new song to hold them over until then. On Friday (Jan. 11), the Ohio-founded band unleashed their first new song in over a year. Titled “Timebomb,” the new tune finds the four-piece honing in on the type of dancey-rock music that has become synonymous with their name.

Listen to “Timebomb” above.

“Timebomb” comes more than a year after the release of their fourth studio album, What If Nothing. The album produced a total of five singles including “One Foot,” “Headphones,” “Surrender,” “Kamikaze,” and “Tiger Teeth” which was given the music video treatment back in October.

Around the same time, the quartet announced plans to embark on massive North American tour during the first couple of months of 2019. Walk the Moon’s upcoming excursion will begin with a two-night engagement (Jan. 23 and 24) at the Mercury Ballroom in Louisville. After being on the road for about a month, the trek will conclude on Feb. 17 at the Mill & Mine in Knoxville.

In addition to their headlining tour, the group will open for Muse during two of their Simulation Theory tour stops; April 8 at Madison Square Gardens in New York and April 12 at the United Center in Chicago. Following those shows, Walk the Moon will appear at two summertime music festivals; Alabama’s Hangout Festival during the weekend of May 17-19 and Bonnaroo on June 16.

Walk the Moon’s full tour itinerary can found here.

While taking a little bit of a break during the holiday season, the guys began recording a series of covers. Dubbed the “What If Covers,” the guys have given their own spin to songs such as “Time to Pretend” by MGMT, “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper, and “Tubthumpin” by Chumbawumba. All their covers can be found on their Instagram account.

Earlier this week frontman Nick Petricca joined musician morgxn on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” where the duo performed their collaboration, “home.”

Listen: Blink-182 reminisce about their youth in ‘Parking Lot’

Back in January, Blink-182 made headlines when they teased the possibility of a new album, though it was later confirmed to be a re-issue of 2016’s massive hit, and Grammy nominated album, California. In an interview on KROQ around that time, drummer Travis Barker was even quote as saying that there were so many new songs on the re-issue that it should be qualified a new record. On Thursday (March 16), the California-founded band confirmed the release of the deluxe edition of California.

California Deluxe will 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.” Listen to “Parking Lot” above which not only finds the guys reminiscing about their youth, but we hear co-vocalist Matt Skiba contribute more on the vocal side.

Pre-orders for California Deluxe 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.” In addition to the typical physical and digital copies of the album, the band is also offering a limited edition, online only/exclusive four-color deluxe vinyl with gatefold pop-up art.

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. The complete tour itinerary can be seen here while the full track listing for California Deluxe can be seen below.

CALIFORNIA DELUXE TRACK LISTING:

SIDE A and B

01. Cynical
02. Bored to Death
03. She’s Out of Her Mind
04. Los Angeles
05. Sober
06. Built this Pool
07. No Future
08. Home is Such a Lonely Place
09. Kings of the Weekend
10. Teenage Satellites
11.Left Alone
12. Rabbit hole
13. San Diego
14. The Only Thing that Matters
15. California
16. Brohemian Rhapsody

SIDE C and D

01. Parking Lot
02. Misery
03. Good Old Days
04. Don’t Mean Anything
05. Hey I’m Sorry
06. Last Train Home
07. Wildfire
08. 6/8
09. Long Lost Feeling
10. Bottom of the Ocean
11. Can’t Get You More Pregnant
12. Bored to Death (Acoustic)

Listen: Acceptance is ‘Haunted’ in new song

A month after announcing the release of their highly anticipate sophomore album Acceptance has returned with the second single from the upcoming release. On Wednesday (Jan. 25), the Seattle-founded band headed over to Alternative Press to debut the second single off of their brand new record; a track titled “Haunted.” Unlike the band’s lyric video for lead single “Diagram of a Simple Man,” “Haunted” seems to be just like the name describes; a little on the dark side.

Unlike the band’s geometric, colorful lyric video for “Diagram of a Simple Man,” “Haunted is voided of colors and is rooted in real life. Gone all the swirling shapes and instead we get to see the point of view of a man following the end of a relationship. Instead of fitting into the typical lyric video mold, the clip looks more like it was intended to be a music video. According to guitarist Christian McAlhaney, that’s what the band was going for.

“We ultimately wanted to approach the idea of a lyric video in a different way. We absolutely loved the way that ‘Diagram’ turned out, but wanted to try something a little more organic feeling since ‘Diagram’ was entirely digital,” explains McAlhaney to Alternative Press. “We thought that you could create an actual story line while presenting the lyrics in creative and unique ways. We’d actually never seen anything like what we were trying to accomplish, a sort of video/lyric video hybrid, so we thought it could be something pretty unique.”

The video for “Haunted” can be seen above. “Haunted” will join “Diagram of a Simple Man” on the group’s upcoming sophomore album, Colliding by Design. Colliding by Design is set to be released on Feb. 24 through Rise Records with pre-orders currently available on iTunes and the band’s website.

After teasing that they were hard at work on some new music in 2015, Acceptance confirmed the new record back in December of 2016. The announcement came almost two years after they officially came back from hiatus and reunited at the 2015 Skate and Surf Music Festival in New Jersey. A few months after their official reunion and handful of shows, the group released their first new song since the release of 2006’s Phantoms; a track titled “Take You Away.”

In support of Colliding by Design‘s released, the band will perform at a couple of shows at the end of February. The list of gigs can be seen below.

ACCEPTANCE FEBRUARY 2017 SHOWS:

Feb. 24 – Los Angeles @ El Rey
Feb. 25 – San Francisco @ Social Hall
Feb. 26 – Seattle @ Chop Suey

Waterparks to release debut album in November

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Over the last year, the members of Waterparks have made a name for themselves with a little bit of help of Good Charlotte’s Benji and Joel Madden. This past summer, the group proved themselves again on the 2016 Vans Warped Tour, earning them some new fans with only a couple of EPs and no official debut album. On Wednesday (Aug. 31), things changed when the band unveiled plans to release their debut album this fall.

Their debut album will be titled Double Dare and is set to be released on Nov. 4 through Equal Vision Records. The album was recorded with the help of Benji Madden and producer Courtney Ballard. While speaking about the new record, frontman Awsten Knight explained that it will sound a lot different from their previously released EPs.

“It’s just more. Everything about it is expanded and bigger,” begins Knight. “We wanted to push the boundaries to show people that you can be more than one thing. This isn’t just a ‘pop-punk’ band and I think when people hear the rest of the album, it’ll be pretty apparent. There are songs that have elements of jazz, hip-hip, pop, indie, electronic, punk, etc.”

He adds: “As far as the lyrics go, they’re more personal than they’ve been on any other Waterparks release. This album has been in the works since last August or September, and in that time I’ve felt and dealt with a lot of different things. I was probably more open than I should be with some stuff but it’s fine. Honest songs are always best. It’s also got me at my happiest, so that’s a thing too.”

In addition to the debut record news, the band also released the first single from the album; a track titled “Stupid For You.” Check out the new song below.

Pre-orders for Double Dare are currently available here. In support of the new album’s release, the trio is set to hit the road alongside Sleeping with Sirens, State Champs, and Tonight Alive on the “End the Madness” tour. The complete list of upcoming dates can be found here.

Stream Lana Del Rey’s ‘Honeymoon’

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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 Four Year Strong’s Self-Titled

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With less than a week until the release of their upcoming new album, Four Year Strong are now streaming the complete album for their fans ahead of time.

The new record which happens to be the fifth studio album from the Massachusetts band includes previously released tracks “We All Float Down Here” and “I’m a Big, Bright, Shining Star.”

Four Year Strong is set to be released on June 2 through Pure Noise Records. Currently, the band are in the middle of a tour alongside label mate, The Story So Far, Terror, and Souvenirs. The next date on their schedule is tomorrow, May 28, at the Orpheum Theatre in Tampa.

The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.

All Time Low Give Fans a Mark Hoppus “Tidal Wave”

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Happy Friday Hustlers, and casual All Time Low listeners.

The band is celebrating the gates to the weekend by releasing another new track from their upcoming new record, Future Hearts.

The difference between this week’s new track and the other three they have previously released is the presence of a familiar face, or better yet a familiar voice; Mark Hoppus.

The godfather of the pop-punk genre lends his voice to the mellower track which plays the fourth single from the Baltimore band’s impending record.

Check out the song below.

“Tidal Waves” will join previously released tracks, “Something’s Gotta Give,” “Kids in the Dark,” and “Runaways on Future Hearts. Future Hearts will officially be released on April 7 through Hopeless Records.

Don’t forget, like you could, All Time Low will be hitting the road this Spring in support of the new album. Get tickets to their shows before they sell out. Full tour dates can be seen here.

Fall Out Boy Become “Immortals” in ‘Big Hero 6’ Track

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Last week during New York City Comic Con, Disney released a new trailer for their upcoming film, Big Hero 6 which featured a new song from Fall Out Boy titled “Immortal.”

For all of five seconds yesterday, the full new song had been posted on Tumblr before quickly being taken down, giving some people the opportunity to hear the song in full.

The reactions to the song were split with some saying it was weak and hoped it would not be featured on the band’s upcoming new album (an album which still has no title or projected release date). But with the naysayers also came fans who claimed the track was perfect for its placement in the film; at the end of the film during the closing credits.

Today, the full new track is being streamed for those that weren’t able to hear it in full previously.

Big Hero 6 is set to hits theater on Nov. 7 while the soundtrack will be released, physically, on Nov. 24 through Walt Disney Records.