You can now watch Tegan and Sara’s recent performance of “I Was A Fool” on Conan here.
You can now watch Paramore’s performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival here.
Pink Floyd fans have something to be excited about today, as the band has revealed details of their upcoming record The Endless River, the groups first album in two decades. The album has a release date of November 10th and will include eighteen songs. The record will come in a CD edition, vinyl, and a double box set with thirty nine minutes of extra footage. The Endless River will also include organ recordings from band member Richard Wright dating back to rehearsals in 1969. The track listing can be found below. You can preorder the album here.
01. Things Left Unsaid
02. It’s What We Do
03. Ebb And Flow
08. The Lost Art of Conversation
09. On Noodle Street
10. Night Light
11. Allons-y (1)
13. Allons-y (2)
14. Talkin’ Hawkin’
16. Eyes To Pearls
18. Louder Than Words
Charli XCX, the singer behind the song “Boom Clap”, has announced a new release date for her album Sucker. The album will now be released December 16th instead of October 21’st. The singer took to Twitter to let fans know that nothing is wrong, but the massive success of “Boom Clap” has led her team to want extra time to launch the release of Sucker properly.
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Blood Brother supergroup, featuring Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Cody Votolato and Jordan Billie of Blood Brothers, and Justin Pearson of The Locust’s have reunited and performed some new songs last night at the Bedrocktoctoberfest in Los Angeles. You can see the stream of their performance over at Consequence of Sound.
Dave Douglas, long time drummer of Relient K, will be rejoining the band on the remaining dates of the MMHMM anniversary tour.
Go here to watch Manchester Orchestra play “Top Notch” live. The video is professionally shot.
According to a recent interview with CNN, David Bowie’s longtime producer Tony Visconti has confirmed that Bowie will be releasing a new album “soon.”
According to the NY Post’s Page Six, Lorde and Kayne West will begin recording new music together soon.
The Amity Affliction have released the music video for the song “Weigh Down” which you can see here. The bands US tour also starts today. You can see the dates above. Note that Crossfaith have been replaced by My Favorite Weapon.
If Dr. Dre’s next album ever comes out he will not be naming it Detox. According to producer Dawaun Parker who worked on the album, Dre changed the name of the album two years ago. You can watch the interview with Parker here.
Black Label Society will be heading out on tour with Hatebreed and Butcher Babies this winter. You can find the tour dates below.
Dec. 28: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Dec. 29: Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom
Dec. 30: Kelowna, BC @ Kelowna Community Theatre
Dec. 31: Calgary, AB @ Flames Central
Jan. 2: Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre
Jan. 3: Regina, SK @ Conexus Arts Centre
Jan. 4: Winnipeg, MB @ The Burton Cummings Theatre
Jan. 5: Thunder Bay, ON @ Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
Jan 7: London, ON @ London Music Hall
Jan 8: Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus (The Guvernment)
Jan. 9: Montreal, QC @ Le Métropolis de Montréal
Jan. 10: Syracuse, NY @ F SHED at The Market
Jan. 12: Reading, PA @ Reverb
Jan. 13: Portland, ME @ State Theatre, Portland, Maine
Jan. 14: Hartford, CT @ The Webster
Jan. 16: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Jan. 17: Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
Jan. 18: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
Jan. 20: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Jan. 22: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
Performances for the iHeartRadio Music Festival, begins tomorrow night in Las Vegas (Friday, September 19th and goes until Saturday, September 20th.) It will start at 10 pm ET and 7PM PT. If you prefer to listen to the show on the radio you can head over to the festivals website and type in your zip code for the the correct radio station. You can also watch on Yahoo! Live at the time listed above or you can watch on the CW Network where the festival will be shown as a two night special from September 29th to the 30th. You can see all of the artists that are performing here.
Anberlin have announced the bands that will be supporting them on their final tour this year. The opening acts are Lakes, The Weather, Mike Herrera, and ’68. The tour dates are below as well as which bands will be covering what dates.
Oct06 – Phoenix, AZ – The Press Room – Tickets – w/ LAKES
Oct07 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues – Tickets – w/ LAKES
Oct09 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues – Tickets – w/ LAKES
Oct10 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues – w/ LAKES – SOLD OUT
Oct11 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency – Tickets – w/ LAKES
Oct13 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market – Tickets – w/ The Weather (formerly Campfire OK)
Oct14 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom – Tickets – w/ The Weather (formerly Campfire OK)
Oct15 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory – Tickets – w/ The Weather (formerly Campfire OK)
Oct17 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex – Tickets
Oct18 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall – Tickets
Oct20 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater – Tickets
Oct21 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues – Tickets
Oct23 – Austin, TX – Emo’s – Tickets
Oct24 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues – Tickets
Oct25 – Houston, TX – House of Blues – Tickets
Nov03 – Detroit, MI – St Andrew’s Hall – Tickets
Nov04 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room – Tickets
Nov05 – Nashville, TN – The Cannery – Tickets
Nov07 – Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore – Tickets
Nov08 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVA – Tickets
Nov10 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall – Tickets
Nov11 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts – SOLD OUT
Nov12 – Boston, MA – House of Blues – Tickets – w/ Mike Herrera of MxPx
Nov13 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza – w/ Mike Herrera of MxPx – SOLD OUT
Nov15 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts – w/ Mike Herrera of MxPx – SOLD OUT
Nov16 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza – w/ Mike Herrera of MxPx – SOLD OUT
Nov17 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre *Cities in its entirety* – w/ Mike Herrera of MxPx – SOLD OUT
Nov18 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Hall – Tickets – w/ Mike Herrera of MxPx
Nov19 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues – Tickets – w/ Mike Herrera of MxPx
Nov21 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore – Tickets – w/ ’68
Nov22 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage – Tickets – w/ ’68
Nov24 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution – Tickets – w/ ’68
Nov25 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live – Tickets – w/ ’68
Nov26 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues – w/ ’68 – THE FINAL SHOW – SOLD OUT
Fat Mike of NOFX recently sat down with Billboard to talk about the bands future, including that the band will be writing a book.
The Used have released the video for the song “Revolution” which you can watch here.
Spotify recently set out to learn about which colleges in the United States listened to the most music, via Spotify’s student subscription program. The streaming service looked into the genres that were favored most, students listening habits, and much more. You can read the results here if you are interested.
M83 have released the video for the song “In The Cold I’m Standing” which you can watch here.
Pierre Bouvier of Simple Plan recently posted a photo on Instagram letting fans know that he is currently writing with Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 and Alex Gaskrath of All Time Low.
Go here to watch Fall Out Boy perform “Centuries” on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Nick Jonas has released the video for his latest single “Jealous” off of his upcoming album Nick Jonas. You can watch the video here.
The final video for From Parts Unknown from Every Time I Die can be seen here.
Benji and Joel Madden have always been good at writing catchy songs, while also differentiating the style of their music so neither the listener or themselves become bored. The twin brothers who are from Maryland began playing music together nineteen years ago at the age of fifteen, when they formed their first band called Good Charlotte. While Good Charlotte would go onto to achieve international fame, they haven’t been the most relevant band over the past few years. While their star has dimmed over the past decade, the ability to craft songs with different sounds and styles has always been a strength of the brothers, as every Good Charlotte album has sounded different with each release. After going on hiatus in 2011, they released their last album with Good Charlotte, called Cardiology that same year, and now Benji and Joel are back performing music as The Madden Brothers. Their new album Greetings From California is a laid back, relax in the sun type of album, though it has enough weepiness to connect with the listener, a strength of their previous releases.
The new record functions as two separate albums as it has two sides. While each set of music is not dramatically different from each other, the emotions heard throughout each side slightly differ. Greetings From California opens with “Dear Jane-Intro” in which we hear the turn of a radio dial and once the dial “lands” on the correct station, “Dear Jane” begins. The track has a much sunnier pop feel than early Good Charlotte tracks, but the twins have always been okay with letting their listeners know the details of their lives without prying to deeply, and judging from “Dear Jane’s” direction, the brothers are happy with the outcome on where their lives and music are heading. While they experienced some self-doubt while recording California, due to not being “the next hot thing”, “Dear Jane” exudes confidence as they glide from one verse to another effortlessly.
“We Are Done” is up next, and judging from the lukewarm response it got from Good Charlotte’s critics when the Madden’s released the track as a single, it didn’t look like the song would be a good choice for a single. The song certainly has a simplified vibe throughout the track, and the brother’s trademark harmonies are still intact, along with the background vocals which adds a spice not heard in the brother’s past recording efforts. While the twins musical relevance was questioned, after given this record a full listen, critics will soon realize that there are a few gems to be heard. “Brother” which appears on the second half of the record, we hear Benji singing with his raspy voice along with an acoustic guitar. As he sings along with Joel to offer a trademark Madden Brothers chorus, fans in their twenties are gently reminded of why they loved Good Charlotte during their brief worldwide fame in 2004, with the hit song “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” off of the album The Young and the Hopeless, which included a chorus that was forever stuck in your head.
“Empty Spirits” closes out the record and it is easily the most memorable track on the album. Once again, we hear both brothers singing while being accompanied by an acoustic guitar, reminiscing about meeting a girl and remembering the song associated with their encounter. The short and simple tune is exactly what music should be: memorable, nostalgic, and emotionally stirring.
While Good Charlotte’s sixth album is still unconfirmed, The Madden Brothers have plenty of life left in them with Greetings From California and beyond.
You can listen to The 1975 Rdio sessions here. The short set includes “Chocolate”, “Sex”, and “Is There Somebody Who Can Watch You.”
HalfNoise has released a new song called “Hurricane Love” off of their upcoming album Volcano Crowe set to be released on September 30th. You can watch the video here.