Psycho Killers, IncNew Politics are back with a new song: The aptly-named "Comeback Kid" is now available now for digital download.
"Writing 'Comeback Kid' couldn't have come at a more perfect time for us," says lead singer David Boyd.
"I feel the message of the song might not be anything new, it's something we've all heard before," he continues. "But it's a reminder and a truth everyone needs in their life. If you're playing a game, if you're in a relationship or hustling at work, life is a roller coaster of wins and losses, but you must maintain the will and the courage to bounce back."
Along with the new track, New Politics have also announced an intimate U.S. tour to celebrate the band's 10th anniversary. The trek begins June 19 in Brooklyn, New York and will wrap June 29 in Los Angeles. For ticket info, visit NewPoliticsMusic.com.
New Politics' most recent album was 2017's Lost in Translation, featuring the single "One of Us."
Here are the New Politics tour dates:
6/19 -- Brooklyn, NY, Baby's All Right 6/20 -- Boston, MA, Sonia's Cambridge 6/22 -- Chicago, IL, Beat Kitchen 6/25 -- Denver, CO, Marquis Theater 6/28 -- Sacramento, CA, Holy Diver ?6/29 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Roxy Theatre
ABC/Randy HolmesThe Rolling Stones released a new, career-spanning compilation called Honk today, and the over 40-track collection features a contribution from one Dave Grohl.
The Foo Fighters frontman appears on the album's closing track, a live recording of him performing the classic Stones song "Bitch" with the British rock legends in 2013. You can download it now via digital outlets.
Honk also includes a live version of "Wild Horses" featuring Florence Welch of Florence the Machine.
Grohl and the Foos will play a batch of U.S. shows starting May 12 at North Carolina's Epicenter festival. They'll then launch a European tour in June.
KIDinaKORNER/Interscope RecordsX Ambassadors have announced the details of their next album. The follow-up to 2015's VHS is called Orion, and it'll arrive on June 14.
Orion features the previously released single "Boom," as well as a new track called "Hey Child," which is available now for digital download.
To celebrate Orion's arrival, X Ambassadors will play a batch of album release shows kicking off June 18 in Boston. Tickets go on sale next Friday, April 26 at 10 a.m. local time, but if you pre-order Orion through the band's website, you'll have access to a pre-sale starting Wednesday, April 24.
Meanwhile, another new X Ambassadors song, called "Baptize Me," will be released on April 26 as part of the Game of Thrones-inspired album For the Throne. In fact, XA frontman Sam Harris co-wrote and produced eight songs on For the Throne, which also features tracks by The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, The National and Muse's Matt Bellamy.
Here are X Ambassadors' album release tour dates:
6/18 -- Boston, MA, Royale 6/20 -- New York, NY, Webster Hall 6/26 -- Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall 6/30 -- St. Louis, MO, Pageant 7/2 -- Chicago, IL, House of Blues
Epic RecordsModest Mouse has released a new track called "I'm Still Here." The 93-second garage-rock banger is available now for digital download.
"I'm Still Here" was originally released as the B-side of Modest Mouse's Record Store Day contribution, a seven-inch triangle-shaped single that also featuring the previously released song "Poison the Well."
"Poison the Well" and "I'm Still Here" are the first new songs from Modest Mouse since the band's 2015 album, Strangers to Ourselves.
Perhaps we'll hear more new music from the "Float On" rockers ahead of their fall tour with The Black Keys, kicking off September 23 in Denver.
ABC/Fred LeeRapper-comedian Lil Dicky has premiered his star-studded video for his new song "Earth," and Panic! at the Disco's Brendon Urie is one of the many celebrities to take part.
The animated clip features over 30 big names contributing their voices, most whom introduce themselves as a different animal of Earth. Urie voices as a pig, but not just any pig -- a "fat f***ing pig," as he sings in his distinctive vocals.
Other artists who contributed to the video include Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Snoop Dogg, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran. They portray, respectively, a baboon, zebra, lion cub, marijuana plant, elephant, pony and koala.
Lil Dicky recorded "Earth" to raise awareness and funds for environmental causes. Speaking on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday night, he said, ""I mean, there's an environmental crisis going on right now...the more this song is streamed and interacted with, the more money we raise for charity...Let's save the Earth."
Credit: Neil KrugCage the Elephant's new album Social Cues is out today. It's the fifth studio effort from the Kentucky rockers, and the first since 2015's Tell Me I'm Pretty.
Compared to the Grammy-winning Tell Me I'm Pretty, which was produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and spawned the single "Mess Around," Social Cues is a darker, more jagged album. Sonically, Cage took influence from sources like iconic horror director and composer John Carpenter, while the lyrics reflect frontman Matt Shultz's state of mind after divorcing his wife, with whom he'd been together for seven years.
Lead single "Ready to Let Go," for example, was written after a trip Shultz took to Pompeii with his wife, where they realized they were going to split up.
As Shultz was dealing with that, his relationship with his brother and Cage guitarist Brad Shultz strained during the recording process.
"We would have this weird tension around each other," Brad told Rolling Stone. "And then it would come to a head. Sometimes I'm really in love with what I'm doing, but then I over-read Matt's reaction and then it hurts me -- I'll think he doesn't like it."
Eventually, the Shultz brothers powered through and delivered the most ambitious album of Cage's career. Joining "Ready to Let Go" on Social Cues are songs like the off-kilter "House of Glass," the Beck collaboration "Night Running" and the closing ballad "Goodbye."
Cage the Elephant will launch a co-headlining tour with Beck in support of Social Cues July 11 in Ridgefield, Washington.
Scott Dudelson/Getty ImagesEagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse "Boots Electric" Hughes has announced a new covers album, which will be released June 7.
The collection, officially titled Eagles Of Death Metal Presents Boots Electric Performing the Best Songs We Never Wrote, features Hughes takes on rock classics including Guns N' Roses' "It's So Easy," David Bowie's "Moonage Daydream," KISS' "God of Thunder" and AC/DC's "High Voltage/It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll)."
He also pays tribute to his sometime EoDM band mate Josh Homme with a cover of Queens of the Stone Age's "Long Slow Goodbye."
Other covers on the album venture into pop and R&B territory, including George Michael's "Careless Whisper" and Mary J. Blige's "Family Affair." You can download the "Family Affair" cover now via digital outlets.
Eagles of Death Metal's most recent album is 2015's Zipper Down.
Here's the track list The Best Songs We Never Wrote:
"God of Thunder" (original by KISS) "It’s So Easy" (original by Guns N’ Roses) "High Voltage/It’s a Long Way to the Top" (If You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll)" (originals by AC/DC) "So Alive" (original by Love & Rockets) "Beat on the Brat" (original by the Ramones) "Abracadabra" (original by Steve Miller Band) "Careless Whisper" (original by George Michael) "Family Affair" (original by Mary J. Blige) "The Hunger" (original by The Distillers) "Long Slow Goodbye" (original by Queens of the Stone Age) "Just Dropped In" (To See What Condition My Condition Is In)" (original by Kenny Rogers & The First Edition) "Trouble" (original by Cat Stevens) "Moonage Daydream" (original by David Bowie)
Credit: Pamela LittkyAlice in Chains has debuted the fifth installment of Black Antenna, the sci-fi companion film to the grunge band's Grammy-nominated album, Rainier Fog.
The film follows Alpha and Beta, two aliens disguised as humans, who are trying to find a way to contact their home world. They're pursued by a U.S. immigration officer named Nil, who also has alien origins.
In this new chapter, which is accompanied by the Rainier Fog song "Drone," Alpha continues to build an antenna to contact their people, while Beta interacts with a neighbor in the apartment building in which they're staying. Meanwhile, Nil attends a party that answers the question "What would Eyes Wide Shut be like if it had more tentacles?"
You can watch the "Drone" episode, which is very NSFW, now on YouTube.
Previous Black Antenna episodes include "Red Giant," "The One You Know," "Rainier Fog" and "Fly." The film will eventually consist of 10 parts.
Alice in Chains' current North American tour continues Friday in Minneapolis. They'll team up with Korn for a co-headlining tour starting in July.
ABC/Fred LeePanic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie is one of dozens of stars who are lending their voices to an upcoming new song and video from rapper-comedian Lil Dicky.
A total of 30 celebrities are on board for the animated clip, which will accompany a new song called "Earth." The other stars include Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Katy Perry, Snoop Dogg, Miley Cyrus, Zac Brown and Leonardo DiCaprio. Proceeds from the song will go to environmental charities.
"Earth" premieres Thursday night at midnight ET. Earth Day is Monday.
Credit: Travis ShinnDisturbed has premiered a live video for "A Reason to Fight," a single off the band's new album, Evolution.
In the clip, streaming now on YouTube, frontman David Draiman addresses the crowd and asks them to raise their hands if they, or someone they know, has struggled with addiction or depression. Hands go up across the arena, and the four band members on stage also raise their hands.
"Take a look around this arena," Draiman says. "You are not alone. Being taken by addiction and depression is no one's fault. It’s not something for you to be embarrassed about or ashamed of. We're in this together."
The video, which lasts eight-and-a-half minutes, also includes interviews with Disturbed fans about their own battles with addiction and depression.
To further bring awareness to those issues, Disturbed has launched the You Are Not Alone campaign, which asks fans to share their stories in support of others fighting addiction and depression.
Disturbed wrapped a U.S. tour in support of Evolution in March. They'll launch another North American run in July.
ABC/Randy HolmesBillie Eilish's new animated video for her single "you should see me in a crown," previously an Apple Music exclusive, is now streaming on YouTube.
Created in collaboration with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, who's previously worked withKanye West, the clip stars an anime-styled version of Eilish, who turns into a giant spider monster and takes over a city.
Along with the video, Eilish is releasing a limited-edition vinyl figure based on her design in the video. You can order yours now via BillieEilish.com.
"You should see me in a crown" is a single from Eilish's debut album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, which also features "when the party's over," "bury a friend" and "bad guy." She'll launch a U.S. headlining tour behind the record May 29 in San Francisco.
ABC/Randy HolmesDave Grohl is headed up north to Canada next month, and he's bringing his mom.
The Foo Fighters frontman will be a speaker during the Canadian Music Week conference. During his panel, held May 10 in Toronto, Grohl will be interviewing his mother, Virginia, about her book From Cradle to Stage, in which she interviews the moms of other famous rockers, including Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Beastie Boys' Mike D.
ABC/Randy HolmesThe Head and the Heart has premiered an acoustic version of "Missed Connection," the lead single from the band's upcoming album, Living Mirage.
The unplugged edition of the track strips out most of its pop elements, and leaves a yearning, guitar-driven ballad. You can listen to the acoustic performance now on YouTube.
Living Mirage, the follow-up to 2016's Signs of Light, is due out May 17. The Head and the Heart is currently on a U.S. tour ahead of the album's arrival, and they'll be on the road into the summer and fall.
Credit: Jon ChuIf you're in the mood for an incredibly chill song that's possibly about lizards, then we've got just the thing.
Bear Hands has released a laid-back new track called "Reptilians," which you can download now via digital outlets. The new tune will appear on the band's upcoming album Fake Tunes, which also features the singles "Blue Lips" and "Back Seat Driver (Spirit Guide)."
Fake Tunes, the follow-up to 2016's You'll Pay for This, is due out May 10.
Bear Hands will hit the road next month as the openers on Twenty One Pilots' upcoming North American tour, kicking off May 12 in Vancouver.
Credit: Jessie EnglishYungblud has released an acoustic version of his new single, "Loner."
For the unplugged performance, the English musician added a slide guitar riff reminiscent of Beck's "Loser" or Cage the Elephant's "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked." You can download the new track now via digital platforms.
The original "Loner" premiered in January, and was the first single to follow Yungblud's 2018 debut album, 21st Century Liability. He's since released another new track, "11 Minutes" with Halsey featuring Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.
Yungblud will launch a U.S. tour May 3 in Atlanta.
John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCLorde performed at a special benefit concert in her home country of New Zealand Wednesday to raise funds for the victims of last month's Christchurch mosque shootings.
During the show, the "Royals" singer sang a stripped down cover of the Simon & Garfunkel classic "The Sound of Silence" alongside fellow New Zealand musician Marlon Williams. She also performed her Pure Heroine single "Team."
All proceeds from the concert were donated to the Our People, Our City fund set up to help those affected by the March 15 shootings at two mosques that left 50 dead and 50 more injured.
ABC/Eric McCandlessFitz and the Tantrums have released a new song called "Don't Ever Let Em." The inspirational tune is now available via digital outlets.
You can also watch the "Don't Ever Let Em" video -- which features co-vocalists Michael "Fitz" Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs singing while stepping over and around sleeping bodies in the aftermath of a party -- now on YouTube.
"Don't Ever Let Em" follows the previously released single "123456." Both songs will appear on the upcoming new Fitz album, due out this year. It'll be the follow-up to the band's 2016 self-titled effort, which spawned the hit single "HandClap."
Fitz and the Tantrums will launch a co-headlining tour with Young the Giant in June.