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.

Vance Joy gives P!nk’s ‘What About Us’ the acoustic treatment

Vance Joy is about to hit the road for an extensive summer tour, but before he does, he’s giving his fans a little surprise. On Thursday (May 30), the Australian singer unveiled his cover of soon-to-be-tour-mate P!nk’s hit song “What About Us.” Instead of the up-tempo and boppy song featured on the pop star’s 2017 release Beautiful Trauma, Joy went another direction by giving the tune an acoustic spin.

Listen to Joy’s cover of “What About Us” above.

Next month, the musician will join P!nk on her summertime European stadium tour. The upcoming trek will find the artists performing at venues across Europe during June, July, and August.

The trek will include stops in Liverpool, Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, Vienna, Zurich, and Stockholm. In addition to those dates, the tour will also feature several two-night engagements in major cities including Glasgow (June 22 and 22), London (June 29 and 30), Cologne (July 5 and 6), and Munich (July 26 and 27).

The 28-stop tour begins on June 16 at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam and concludes almost two months later on Aug. 11 at the Malieveld in the Netherlands.

The upcoming tour is in support of Joy’s sophomore effort, 2018’s Nation of Two. The record features two current radio hits “Saturday Sun” and “Lay it on Me” which he named his 2017 tour after.

Joy’s “Lay it on Me” 2017 United States-centric headlining tour sold out immediately after going on sale. Last year’s Nation of Two World Tour found the musician performing at several world-renowned venues even selling out the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.

The full list of tour dates can be found below.

VANCE JOY SUMMER 2019 TOUR DATES:

June 12 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
June 13 – Madrid, Spain – La Riviera
June 16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Johan Cruijff Arena *
June 18 – Dublin, Ireland – RDS *
June 20 – Cardiff, UK – Principality Stadium *
June 22 – Glasgow, UK – Hampden Park *
June 23 – Glasgow, UK – Hampden Park *
June 25 – Liverpool, UK – Anfield Stadium *
June 29 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium *
June 30 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium *
July 3 – Nanterre, France – Paris La Defense Arena *
July 5 – Cologne, Germany – Rheinenergiestadion *
July 6 – Cologne, Germany – Rheinenergiestadion *
July 8 – Hamburg, Germany – Volksparkstadion *
July 10 – Stuttgart, Germany – Mercedes Benz Arena *
July 12 – Hannover, Germany – HDI Arena *
July 14 – Berlin, Germany – Olympiastadion *
July 20 – Warsaw, Poland – PGE Narodowy *
July 22 – Frankfurt, Germany – Commerzbank Arena *
July 24 – Vienna, Austria – Ernst Happel Stadion *
July 26 – Munich, Germany – Olympiastadion *
July 27 – Munich, Germany – Olympiastadion *
July 30 – Zurich, Switzerland – Letzigrund Stadion *
Aug. 3 – Stockholm, Sweden – Tele2 Arena *
Aug. 5 – Fornebu, Norway – Telenor Arena *
Aug. 7 – Horsens, Denmark – Stadium Casa Arena *
Aug. 9 – Gelsenkirchen, Germany – Veltins-Arena *
Aug. 11 – The Hague, Netherlands – Malieveld *

 

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.

Listen: Foster the People return in ‘Style’ with new tune

After teasing fans for most of the week, Foster the People are back with their brand new song. On Friday (March 22), the California-founded band shared the much-teased-about new song. Titled “Style” the almost four-minute tune finds the group doing what they do best; giving their audience four minutes of dancey music with a touch of snooty rock.

Listen to “Style” above.

Now that fans have been given the song, it looks like we may be getting a music video for “Style” relatively soon. Earlier this month, the group put out casting call for an undisclosed music video. “We need you! If you’re interested in being an extra in our next music video email [us],” the band’s social media post reads.

“Style” is Foster the People’s second non-album track to be released. Back in late 2018, the group debuted their chart-topping single “Worst Nites.” While the act has yet to announce a new album, both tracks could possibly find a home on their fourth studio album.

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.”

The toys are back in the first full trailer for ‘Toy Story 4’

The toys are back in the first full trailer for “Toy Story 4.” On Tuesday (March 19), the first official trailer for the upcoming Disney flick debuted on Good Morning America. The two-and-half-minute clip gives us a better look at the storyline for the movie; something that has been kept under lock and key since the first teaser was unveiled in November.

The trailer begins with Woody introducing the toy squad to Bonnie’s newest creation/toy, a self-aware Spork named Forky. Knowing that he was only made for “soup, salad, maybe chili and then the trash,” the utensil decides to escape. Since he is currently Bonnie’s favorite toy, Woody sets out to bring back the Spork, no matter what.

Along the way, he finds Bo Peep —who went missing— in an office. When Woody and Forky sneak in, they are attacked by some toys that look like they may have come from our darkest nightmares. After being saved by Bo Peep (in her new attire), she introduces Woody to a new world where he no longer needs to belong to one child, but a slew of children.

“Who needs a kid’s room when you can have all of this,” Bo Peep tells Woody as she introduces him to the film’s carnival setting.

While taking a look at this new potential world of lost toys, it makes Woody begin to wonder if maybe this might be the best option for him.

“I was made to help a child. I don’t remember it being his hard.”

While this is all happening, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the toys set out to save their missing friends and bring them back to an upset Bonnie.

Watch the new trailer for “Toy Story 4” above.

Tom Hanks and Tim Allen return to their iconic roles of Woody and Buzz Lightyear. Joan Cusack returns as Jessie and Annie Potts as Bo Peep. New to the cast is Keanu Reeves in an unspecified role.

“Toy Story 4” will fly into theaters on June 21.

 

Listen: Arctic Monkeys drop new B-side track ‘Anyways’

Months after releasing their brand new album, the Arctic Monkeys have returned with a surprise new song. On Friday (Nov. 30), the English rock band unleashed their first new track since the release of their sixth studio album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. Titled “Anyways,” the new tune is the B-side track on the quartet’s recently released 7-inch vinyl pressing of the album’s title track, “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.”

Listen to “Anyways” above.

As previously mentioned, “Anyways” is featured on the group’s “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino” vinyl. The record is currently available for purchase on the band’s website. In addition to the 7-inch, fans will also receive a digital download of both songs.

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino was released in May through Domino. Upon the album’s release, it was met with generally positive reviews from critics and fans alike.

The album debuted at the number one spot on the UK Albums Chart, with combined sales of 86,000 copies. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino became the group’s sixth consecutive album to debut at number one in the United Kingdom. In the United States, the album debuted at number eight on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 47,000 units.

In addition to the new song, the band also released a short film called “Warp Speed Chic.” The video features live performance from their recent tour dates as well as behind-the-scenes and studio footage. Watch the 11-minute, Ben Chappell-directed video here.

Watch: Lana Del Rey debuts new song at Apple event

Lana Del Rey just surprised her fans in the best way possible. On Tuesday (Oct. 30), the New York-born songstress debuted another new song from her forthcoming sixth studio album, Norman Fucking Rockwell. Titled “How to Disappear,” Del Rey premiered the new song live during an Apple event in Brooklyn (the event introduced the world to the new Macbook Air, Mac Mini, and iPad Pro).

During the two-song set, Del Rey was joined on stage by the album’s producer and Bleachers head honcho, Jack Antonoff. Antonoff stayed situated behind the piano while Del Rey belted the new song’s lyrics. As if the live debut of a new song wasn’t enough, Del Rey also serenaded the audience with another song from the impending release;“Venice Bitch.”

“Again…in the name of swearing, I won’t say the title of the second track. I’ll call it ‘Venice’ for now,” the singer quipped before belting the lyrics to the song. Watch the fan shot video of the performance above.

“How to Disappear” will join “Venice Bitch” and “Mariners Apartment Complex” on Del Rey’s upcoming new album. Though no official release date has been given for the upcoming record, Del Rey did confirm that it will see a release time frame of 2019.

Norman Fucking Rockwell is the follow-up to Del Rey’s 2017 release, Lust for Life.

Last week, Del Rey posted teasers on both Instagram and Twitter for a new song titled “Sylvia Plath.” In an interview with Zane Lowe, Del Rey told the host that she would release another new song in October. With only a day left until the month officially ends, it’s unknown if said new song is “How to Disappear” or if she may release “Sylvia Plath” on Halloween.

Bring Me the Horizon enlist Cradle of Filth’s Dani Filth for ‘Wonderful Life’

Two months after releasing their first new song in years, Bring Me the Horizon are back with another new tune. On Tuesday (Oct. 23), the British band unleashed “Wonderful Life,” the second single from their forthcoming new record. In addition to debuting the new tune which features guest vocals by Cradle of Filth frontman Dani Filth, the band also released the lyric for the four-and-a-half minute clip.

The clip features the members of the band and Filth going about their day performing mundane tasks like mowing the law, walking the dog, going for a jog, washing the car, parenting, and grocery shopping. Watch the lyric video for “Wonderful Life” above.

During a recent interview with Daniel P. Carter on his BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, frontman Oli Sykes revealed that “Wonderful Life” was originally intended for Limp Bizkit.

“Last year, me and Jordan [Fish] went and worked with Fred Durst on a Limp Bizkit album. It just didn’t work out, to be honest,” begins Sykes.

“He just didn’t show up most of the time. Lovely guy, but I don’t think he was ready to make an album. I think he was pushed into it a bit, like his managers and people said ‘These are the guys you want to work with.’ So we gave him all these ideas and I mean it was just bad from day one, to be honest.”

Sykes continues: “It’s one of them things, looking back, where it wasn’t meant to be. One good thing came out of it: me and Jordan wrote this riff and I one day decided to the tempo and key matched almost perfectly with this song. We we de-Bizkit’d it a bit and it ended up sounding pretty sick.”

“Wonderful Life” will join lead single “MANTRA” on Bring Me the Horizon’s upcoming sixth studio album. After announcing the album’s release date was pushed back two weeks, Amo is now due out Jan. 25 rather than Jan. 11. Pre-orders for the new record are currently available on the band’s website.

Amo is the follow-up to the group’s 2015 release, That’s the Spirit.

In support of the album’s release, Bring Me the Horizon previously announced a month-long, North American tour for the end of January and beginning of February. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.

Watch: Weezer cover Blink-182 at Riot Fest

Blink-182 may have had to cancel their headlining gig at Riot Fest this year, but leave it to Weezer to pay homage to the absent band. During Weezer’s Riot Fest set —originally Blink-182’s time slot— the former decided to cover arguably one of the latter’s biggest hits, “All the Small Things.” It’s not like Weezer are any strangers to covering hit songs. Earlier this summer, the “Buddy Holly” crooners took on Toto’s “Africa” and made it one of the biggest alternative songs of 2018, so why not honor their former tour mates by covering one of their songs.

Watch the full, fan shot video above.

Prior to hitting the Riot Fest main stage, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo did a solo show in San Francisco where he gave the August Hall audience an acoustic rendition of “All the Small Things.”

“Weezer always has Blink’s back,” Cuomo told the audience in attendance.

In 2009, they joined Blink-182 on the road for their reunion tour, confirming that the camaraderie is real. Watch Cuomo’s acoustic version of “All the Small Things” here.

Earlier this month, Riot Fest confirmed that Blink-182 had to cancel their appearance at the annual Chicago-based rock music festival due to Travis Barker’s health concerns. The band not only cancelled their appearance at the annual music festival, but were also forced to cancel all their September headlining gigs. After revealing that the trio would no longer perform, Riot Fest organizers were quick to enlist Taking Back Sunday, Run the Jewels, and Weezer to fill the vacancy.