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Paramore Release New Single ‘Told You So’

Love it or hate it, Paramore are now embracing a quirky pop style for their fifth  LP, After Laughter. The band have released their second single, “Told You so,”  and accompanying music video.

The band’s fifth LP marks the return of founding drummer Zac Farro, who wrote and directed the video for “Told You So.” With help from Aaron Joseph, he based it on the band’s car rides after recording sessions in L.A.

In an interview with FADER, singer Hayley Williams,  said they used Zac’s actual car for filming, and shot the rest at guitarist Taylor York’s house with a bunch of friends. “There’s darkness and suspense and then there’s a sense of unity in the full band shots in the car,” she said, “where we all wear red and dance together to the music.”

After Laughter will be  available May 12th on Fueled By Ramen.

Kendrick Lamar Announces Tour

After the successful debut of his fourth studio album DAMN., Kendrick Lamar has announced another surprise, a North American Tour. The tour will kick off this July and wrap in L.A. on August 6. He’ll be joined by support acts Travis Scott—his “goosebumps” collaborator—and D.R.A.M.

Tour Dates:
07/12 Phoenix, AZ – Gila River Arena
07/14 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
07/15 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
07/17 Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
07/19 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
07/20 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
07/21 Washington, DC – Verizon Center
07/22 Boston, MA – TD Garden
07/25 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
07/26 Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
07/27 Chicago, IL – United Center
07/29 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
08/01 Seattle, WA – Tacoma Dome
08/02 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rogers Arena
08/04 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
08/05 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
8/06 Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center

ICYMI: The Killers Unveil Unreleased Track ‘Peace of Mind’

If you’re a fans of The Killers, you are definitely in for a treat. In celebration of the 10 year anniversary of the sophomore album Sam’s Town, the band have shared a previously unreleased track ‘Peace of Mind.’ The ballad was recorded during the Sam’s Town sessions but never released until now.

Check it out:

 

Single Review: ‘Titus was Born’ by Young the Giant

It’s still a mystery if Young the Giant’s newest single is inspired by the hilariously flamboyant Titus Andromedon from the Netflix show Kimmy Schmidt. I wishfully hope so since the band announced their newest single “Titus was Born” on social media today with the photo of the character.

The newest single is a prime example of the bands indie roots.  “Titus was Born” is a powerful ballad filled with soothing melodies that feel like a sweet lullaby. Sameer Gadhia emotionally sings and tells story of a man named Titus. Check it out and let me know what you think of the new single in the comment section below.

Single Review: Bury it by CHVRCHES ft. Hayley Williams

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Last year, during a tour stop in Nasville, CHVRCHES surprised the audience and brought Paramore’s Hayley Williams onstage to help them sing Every Open Eye track “ Bury It. ”

Now the synthpop band has released a recorded studio remix of the track featuring the popular Paramore singer.

Although, I personally adore both CHVRCHES and Hayley William, this single definetly misses the mark.The single is definetly over-produced to make Williams voice sound as soft as CHVRCHES’ singer Lauren Mayberry.

Unfortunately both singers have entirely different vocal ranges that do not mesh together. Williams has more of a deeper raspy voice. Whereas Mayberry has a delicate and sweeter voice. It would have been interesting to let Williams different sound shine. Instead her voice sounds very forced.

Bastille Releases Teaser Video for Upcoming LP2

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Bastille are well on there way to finishing their second LP. The band has released a behind the scenes video, showing how the bands journey to recording the new album. From recording the new album on a tour bus, backstage rooms and hotels. The band has been all over the place producing the new untitled LP which will be released later this year.

Check it out.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce Bernie Sanders Benefit Concert

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As Red Hot Chili Peppers gear up to release their forthcoming album. The band has announced they will perform at a benefit concert for presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Special guests have yet to be announced.

Band member Flea gleefully shared the news on Instagram and Twitter stating, “So excited to be playing this concert for Bernie Sanders next week. Feels great to support someone I believe in. The Rhcp offered to give him the money to pay for the theater that night but he wouldn’t accept, he only accepts small donations from individuals. Every other politician greedily grabs every cent they can get from any scumbag lobbyist. This is a man with integrity. If you can please buy the expensive seats to help out the campaign. Thank you so much. Bernie sanders for president.”

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Vampire Weekend’s Co-founder Rostam Batmanglij quits band

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Vampire Weekend co-founder Rostam Batmanglij has left the band. In a note posted on Twitter, Batmanglij stated he has left the band to focus on his solo career and will continue to collaborate with lead member Ezra Koenig.

Batmanglij has already released a solo single called “EOS” and is currently working on a album.

Vampire Weekend’s last album was 2013’s Modern Vampires of the City.