Credit: Jack Bridgland Dreamers have announced a North American headlining tour.
The fall outing begins October 24 in San Diego, and will travel throughout the U.S. before returning to California to wrap things up December 6 in Los Angeles. Visit DreamersUniverse.com for ticket info.
Dreamers, who just got off the road opening for 311 and Dirty Heads, will be touring in support of their new album Launch Fly Land, which was released in April. The record features the single "Die Happy," which currently sits in the top 20 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart.
Here are Dreamers' North American tour dates:
10/24 -- San Diego, CA, Irenic 10/25 -- Phoenix, AZ, Van Buren 10/28 -- Dallas, TX, Cambridge Room 10/29 -- Houston, TX, Bronze Peacock 10/30 -- Austin, TX, The Parish 11/1 -- Orlando, FL, The Social 11/2 -- Jacksonville, FL, 1904 Music Hall 11/3 -- Nashville, TN, The Cowan 11/4 -- Atlanta, GA, Club Hell 11/5 -- Chapel Hill, NC, Local 506 11/7 -- Washington, DC, Union Stage 11/8 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Foundry @ The Fillmore 11/10 -- Boston, MA, Middle East Downstairs 11/11 -- New York, NY, Gramercy Theatre 11/13 -- Toronto, ON, Velvet Underground 11/15 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Spirit Hall 11/16 -- Columbus, OH, Newport Music Hall 11/18 -- Detroit, MI, Shelter 11/19 -- Chicago, IL, Bottom Lounge 11/22 -- St. Paul, MN, Amsterdam Hall 11/23 -- Omaha, NE, Slowdown 11/25 -- St. Louis, MO, Old Rock House 11/26 -- Kansas City, MO, Record Bar 11/27 -- Tulsa, OK, Cain's Ballroom 11/30 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Venue 12/2 -- Seattle, WA, Crocodile 12/3 -- Portland, OR, Hawthorne 12/4 -- San Francisco, CA, Slims 12/6 -- Los Angeles, CA, El Rey
MatadorInterpol's 2004 sophomore album turns 15 this year, and to mark the occasion, the New York City indie rockers are reissuing the record on vinyl.
The LP will be available on limited edition white vinyl September 27, one day off from the exact 15th anniversary of its original September 28, 2004 release.
Antics, the follow-up to Interpol's 2002 debut Turn on the Bright Lights, spawned the singles "Evil" and "Slow Hands."
After playing shows in 2017 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Bright Lights, frontman Paul Banks told NME that he's not "opposed" to doing the same thing for Antics, though no official announcement has been made.
Interpol's latest album is 2018's Marauder, and they released an EP titled A Fine Mess this past May. They'll be touring the U.S. this fall, playing headlining dates and shows openings for Morrissey.
ABC/Randy HolmesIn addition to his many musical endeavors, Maynard James Keenan is an avid wine enthusiast, and even owns his own winery. So avid, in fact, that he didn't let the recording of Tool's long-awaited new album Fear Inoculum get in the way of his wine duties.
Speaking to Australia's Tone Deaf, Keenan reveals that he recorded his vocals at his home studio in Arizona so that he could continue to work on his wine.
"It was during [wine] harvest," Keenan says of the recording sessions. "I would spend time on the forklift, do some inoculating, do some wild ferments, whatever we were doing in the cellar while [producer Joe Barresi and engineer Matt Mitchell] gathered things together."
In between, Keenan would take an hour or two to record, and then it was back to the wine.
"[We'd] listen back and go, 'I can beat that, let's beat that,'" Keenan explains. "Meanwhile I'm in the cellar working on the wines. That's just logistically what it had to be. I didn't have the luxury of time. So I made time."
Fear Inoculum will finally arrive August 30, 13 years after 2006's 10,000 Days.
ABC/Randy HolmesTom Morello lends his guitar handiwork to a new song from 5 Seconds of Summer, "Teeth."
The Rage Against the Machine guitarist can be heard on the outro of the synth-heavy track, which you can download now via digital outlets.
"'Teeth' captures the soul of 5 Seconds of Summer and I truly believe it is a unique song to us as a band and doesn't sound like anything out at the moment," says 5SoS lead vocalist Luke Hemmings. "It's my favorite song we've released ever and I can't wait for people to hear it."
"Teeth" is included on the soundtrack to the third season of the Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why, due out this Friday, August 23. The compilation also includes tracks by K.Flay, Yungblud and JR JR.
Meanwhile, Morello is currently in Europe touring with Prophets of Rage, and he'll launch a U.S. solo tour in support of his The Atlas Underground album in October. He's also performing a new stage show for three nights in September at the Minetta Lane Theatre in New York City.
ABC/Randy HolmesBastille has been making the Billboard Hot 100 "Happier" for an entire year now.
The English band's hit single, recorded in collaboration with Marshmello, just spent its 52nd week on the chart, meaning it's had a spot on the all-genre single ranking for a whole year.
Earlier this month, Panic! at the Disco's "High Hopes" completed its yearlong stay on the Hot 100. Both "High Hopes" and "Happier" previously reached number one on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart.
Meanwhile, another former Alternative Songs leader now sits at the very top of the Hot 100: Billie Eilish's "bad guy." The track ended the reign of Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road," which had ruled the Hot 100 for a record-breaking 19 weeks.
WaterTower MusicThom Yorke has released a new solo song called "Daily Battles," which he recorded for the upcoming Edward Norton-directed film, Motherless Brooklyn.
As he explained in a Rolling Stone interview last month, Norton reached out to the Radiohead frontman, with whom he'd been friends since the mid-'90s, and asked him if he'd like to record a new song for the film. Two weeks later, Yorke sent him back a file featuring a recording of "Daily Battles."
"It's so instantly heartbreaking and evocative of so many of the themes to the movie without being overly specific to them," Norton said of the song.
"Daily Battles," which features Yorke's Atoms for Peace band mate and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, will be available on a seven-inch vinyl single October 4. The B-side is a jazz arrangement of the same song, performed by the iconic Wynton Marsalis.
Yorke released a new solo album called Anima in June. He'll launch a North American tour in September.
Credit: Alexis GrossNearly three years after it was first released in November 2016, Matt Maeson's "Cringe" has reached number one on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart. Speaking to ABC Radio, Maeson says witnessing the single's success has been "crazy" and "awesome."
"It's crazy, man," Maeson says. "Like, you put something out so long ago...you don't forget about it, obviously, but you just kind of think its shelf-life is over. And then it just starts getting picked up on all these radio stations, and everybody wants to hear it, and when I play it at shows, everybody knows the words."
Maeson first started writing "Cringe" during a time in his life when he felt "isolated."
"I wasn't really living the best life at the time," he explains. "I was feeling very pushed away by the people that should be pulling me in and loving me, but I was getting kind of reprimanded at the time, so I wrote that with the idea of, 'Do I make you cringe?'"
After writing the first verse and chorus, Maeson initially set the song aside, but his A&R guy kept bugging him about it.
"My A&R hit me up every week for, like, two months asking when I'm gonna finish this song," Maeson recalls. "And I was just, like, 'Derek, I've moved on, man.'"
"And finally, just to kinda shut him up, and because I really did love the sentiment of the song, I sat down and I finished it," he continues. "We tracked it and put it out, and it just became my biggest song."
So the next time you hear "Cringe" on the radio, say an extra thank you to Derek from A&R.
"I like to say that I was obviously wrong, but that doesn't mean he was right," Maeson says.
ABC/Randy HolmesChino Moreno is lending his vocals to a new take on a classic goth song.
The Deftones frontman is featured on a cover of the Christian Death track "Cavity -- First Communion," recorded by the self-described "death disco" band Death Valley High. You can listen to the song now via RevolverMag.com.
Death Valley High vocalist Reyka Osburn previously worked with Moreno on the Deftones song "Lucky You," and the band opened for Moreno's project Crosses back in 2014. After one show, both groups were hanging backstage and listening to the 1982 Christian Death album, Only Theater of Pain.
"By the end of 'Cavity -- First Communion,' [Moreno] says, 'We gotta play this song before the end of the tour!'" Osburn tells Revolver.
"'DONE,' I firmly agree and added, 'We should RECORD it!' He looked at me with eyes ablaze and exclaimed, 'We can do ANYTHING!'"
While the collaboration didn't end up happening on the tour, five years later, Death Valley High and Moreno, and were finally able to put it together.
Osburn notes, "We can now comfortably say that we've done our honest best contributing to the original, not just [that we've] done a cover for the sake of doing one."
The cover will be included on Death Valley High's upcoming EP Duel, which arrives this Friday, August 23.
ABC/Randy HolmesTo accompany their upcoming album III, The Lumineers have created a film of the same name. The 44-minute movie will premiere September 8 at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Like the album, the film III tells the story of three members of the fictional Sparks family: Gloria, her son Jimmy, and her grandson Junior. It's directed by Kevin Phillips, and stars Anna Cordell, Terminator 3's Nick Stahl and Ozark's Charlie Tahan.
"This short film is about a member of my family whose battle with addiction has led her to rehab, jail, and ultimately [being] homeless now, for over a year," says frontman Wesley Schultz.
"We were attempting to make a short film with the album serving as our narrator," he adds. "I never dreamed it would be premiered at one of the top international film festivals in the world."
Courtesy of New Politics New Politics has announced a North American tour with Plain White T's and The Mowgli's.
The triple bill, dubbed The 3 Dimensional tour, hits the road starting November 12 in Chicago, and things will wrap up December 20 in Sioux City, Iowa. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 23 at 10 a.m. local time via NewPoliticsMusic.com.
"[We] are looking forward to sharing the stage with these talented bands, providing fans with the ultimate music experience," says New Politics singer David Boyd.
"We are hard at work putting together an incredible, high energy show, filled with the official live debut of songs off our new album along with the hits that everyone knows and loves."
New Politics dropped a new single called "Comeback Kid" in April. Their most recent album is 2017's Lost in Translation.
Here are The 3 Dimensional tour dates:
11/12 -- Chicago, IL, Metro 11/13 -- St. Louis, MO, Delmar Hall 11/16 -- Denver, CO, The Oriental Theater* 11/17 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Complex 11/19 -- San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore 11/20 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Mayan 11/21 -- Pomona, CA, The Glass House 11/30 -- San Diego, CA, House of Blues 12/1 -- Phoenix, AZ, The Van Buren 12/3 -- Dallas, TX, Gas Monkey Bar & Grill 12/4 -- Houston, TX, White Oak Music Hall 12/6 -- Atlanta, GA, The Masquerade (Heaven) 12/7 -- Nashville, TN, The Cowan 12/8 -- Louisville, KY, Mercury Ballroom 12/10 -- Baltimore, MD, Rams Head Live! 12/11 -- Philadelphia, PA, TLA 12/13 -- Brooklyn, NY, Warsaw 12/14 -- Asbury Park, NJ, Stone Pony 12/15 -- Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club 12/17 -- Millvale, PA, Mr. Smalls Theatre 12/18 -- Detroit, MI, St. Andrews Hall 12/20 -- Sioux City, IA, Anthem At Hard Rock Casino
Matador RecordsKim Gordon, vocalist and guitarist of the now-defunct band Sonic Youth, has announced the details of her debut solo album.
The nine-track collection is titled No Home Record, and arrives October 11. Two tracks from the album -- "Sketch Artist" and the 2016 single "Murdered Out" -- are available now for digital download.
"'Why a solo record? And why now?,'" Gordon says. "I don't know, but it wouldn't have happened without the persistence of [producer] Justin Raisen. Living in L.A. the last few years, it feels like home, but the transience of the place makes it feel sometimes like no home."
The "Sketch Artist" video, featuring Broad City star Abbi Jacobson, is streaming now on YouTube.
Here's the No Home Record track list:
"Sketch Artist" "Air BnB" "Paprika Pony" "Murdered Out" "Don’t Play It" "Cookie Butter" "Hungry Baby" "Earthquake" "Get Yr Life Back"
Walt Disney Television/Paula LoboOn Monday, Bastille played a show at Sweden's Gröna Lund, which is part concert venue, part amusement park. During the band's performance, frontman Dan Smith decided to take advantage off all Gröna Lund had to offer, and sang a song from atop a ride.
For the song "Flaws," Smith was strapped into one of those tower rides, which brings you high up into the air before dropping you straight down. Smith had just gotten to the chorus when the drop happened, and then all the lyrics were replaced by screaming.
You can watch footage of Smith's stunt via Bastille's Twitter.
Smith and Bastille are currently touring Europe in support of their new album, Doom Days. They launch a U.S. tour September 16 in Philadelphia.
iStock/DaveAlanHole has been dropped as a plaintiff in the lawsuit against Universal Music Group over the reported loss of master recording tapes lost in the 2008 Universal Studios fire.
According to docs obtained by Variety, Courtney Love and company were removed from the suit "based upon UMG's representations that none of Hole's masters was destroyed (subject to confirmation)."
Hole was listed as a plaintiff on the initial lawsuit, which was filed in June. The other plaintiffs -- Soundgarden and Americana musician Steve Earle, as well as the estates of the late Tom Petty and Tupac Shakur -- still remain.
Variety reports that, in response to the amended complaint, UMG says, "We have already determined that original masters for many of the artists named in the lawsuit were not lost in the 2008 fire."
The alleged extent of the fire's damage was revealed in multiple articles published in The New York Times Magazinein June. Among the artists who reportedly lost their masters: Nirvana, Guns N' Roses, R.E.M., The Eagles, Aerosmith, Chuck Berry, The Police, Janet Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Elton John and Eminem.
Credit: Caleb MalleryAngels & Airwaves have premiered the video for their new single, "Rebel Girl."
The clip finds Tom DeLonge and company providing the soundtrack to a teen's unrequited love story, which starts with a boy doing a girl's homework for her, and ends in a bloody mess. You can watch it now streaming on YouTube.
"Rebel Girl" is the first new track from AVA in three years. Another new song is due out next week.
Angels & Airwaves will launch their first tour in seven years August 28 in San Diego.
ABC/Fred WatkinsChances are your first concert wasn't as awesome as a five-year-old kid named Taylor, who got to dance on stage with Foo Fighters during their show in Belfast Monday.
Dave Grohl and company invited the tyke -- who was holding up a sign saying "I'm Taylor aged 5 first ever gig"-- up on stage while they played "All My Life." Taylor then proceeded to put the whole audience to shame with his dance moves, all while wearing an adorable pair of oversized headphones.
Footage of Taylor's Foo Fighters dance party is streaming on socialmedia.
Foo Fighters are currently touring the U.K. and Ireland in continued support of their latest album, 2017's Concrete and Gold. They'll be back in the U.S. in September to play the Bourbon & Beyond and Pilgrimage festivals.
ABC/Randy HolmesWith hits like "Pompeii," "Good Grief" and "Happier," Bastille has made a career out of making sad songs wrapped in happy music. Given that history, one would think that a Bastille tune called "Joy" would be devastatingly sad. However, the song -- a single and the closing track from the band's new album, Doom Days -- provides a bit of hope in an otherwise dark story.
"I think it felt important to us that there was some optimism at the end," frontman Dan Smith tells ABC Radio. "'Cause the album is looking at the need for escape and the need for distraction is these quite weird, turbulent times, where people feel quite divided in the U.K. and in America and all over the world."
Smith has described Doom Days as being about an "apocalyptic party" that takes place over the course of one night, with "Joy" representing the start of the next morning.
"It's about feeling rubbish, and getting a phone call from that person that can pull you back from the brink," Smith explains. "And the idea that just a small, human gesture can totally turn everything around for you."
He adds, "In the context of a hangover, and in the context of the apocalypse of the album, it felt like a nice, positive way to start the next morning."
Bastille will launch a North American tour in support of Doom Days September 16 in Philadelphia.
Credit: Anthony DutyThe Offspring has announced a Canadian tour with Ontario natives Sum 41.
The two bands will make their way through the Great White North together this fall, starting November 12 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dinosaur Pile-Up will also be along for the ride, which will come to a stop in December.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 23 at 10 a.m. local time. Visit Offspring.com or Sum41.com for the full list of dates and all ticket info.
The Offspring has been putting the "finishing touches" on a new album, the follow-up to 2012's Days Go By. Sum 41, meanwhile, just dropped a new record called Order in Decline in July.
Credit: Kenneth Cappello Our long national nightmare -- or daydream, depending on how you look at it -- is over: After a record-breaking 19 weeks, "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X is no longer number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Finally ascending to the number one spot after weeks at number two: "bad guy" by Billie Eilish.
And, evidently, there's no hard feelings: Lil Nas X tweeted, "congratulations to billie eilish!! u deserve this!!"
In topping the chart, Billie has set a number of records. First, "bad guy" is the first song to hit number one after spending a record nine weeks at number two. Three songs -- The Weeknd's "Starboy," Justin Bieber's "Sorry" and OutKast's "The Way You Move" -- spent eight weeks in the runner-up spot before they hit number one.
Next, "bad guy" also marks the first time that a song that was formerly number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart has gone on to top the Hot 100 since Lorde's "Royals" in 2013.
And this will make you feel old: Eilish, born in December of 2001, is the first artist born in the 2000s to have a number one hit on the Hot 100. At 17, she's also the youngest artist to rule the chart since Lorde, who was 16 when "Royals" hit number one.
Meanwhile, "Old Town Road" has dropped to number three.
ABC/Randy HolmesTo say that Billie Eilish is a success feels like quite the understatement. The "bad guy" singer has sold out shows across the world and has been slaying Billboard chart records left and right, and she's only 17. But when she first started pursuing making music professionally, she says she was met with resistance from industry executives.
In a conversation with Pharrell Williams for V Magazine's new cover story, Eilish recalls her first meetings with label and management types when she was 13.
"I think the only people that didn't look at me like I was going to have a horrible career were the people that I ended up working with," Eilish explains.
"Everyone was just like, 'Oh, you're 13, yikes, you're going to be used,' and this and that," she continues. "And I am like, 'Yo, y'all are the people that would use me in the situation you are talking about.'"
Luckily, Eilish was able to connect with people who shared her mindset and passion, and it's safe to say that her career hasn't been "horrible."
"I am really, really lucky and grateful that I have had the experience that I had with my label and with my team and everyone," she says. "I never had any issues with people trying to pull me in a different direction, one in which I would not want to be headed."