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Listen and Watch Weezer All My Favorite Songs

News broke earlier this week that Weezer was going to drop an album on January 29th called OK Human and while we don’t yet have that, we have the first song on it. The band released All My Favorite Songs with an accompanying music video.  The visual starts out with a teenager scrolling through a social media site called “OK Human Friends.” He stumbles upon the profile of a girl he seems to think is cute and literally pulls her through his monitor. Throughout the video, the both of them embark on a journey that ultimately leads them to Weezer’s studio and together, the band and young couple rock out.
Written by Manny Rao

Black Pumas On Colbert

The Austin duo haven’t stopped their onslaught of TV performances with their latest visit at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  Black Pumas performed “Colors” from 2019’s self-titled debut, which they released the deluxe version this past August.  Watch Black Pumas perform “Colors” on Colbert above, as well they’ve covered Rodriguez’s “Sugar Man”, which you can find on a streaming service that ends in ify.  Check out Carly’s Sofa Beach Session with Black Pumas over the Sofa Beach Sessions page.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

JXDN & Travis Barker put their own twist on Olivia Rodrigo’s Drivers License

Right now the biggest song in the world is Drivers License by 17 year-old Olivia Rodrigo. If you’ve heard it, you know that it’s a slow burning, deep cut.  However, listening to JXDN and Travis Barker cover it is a completely different story. Their version is upbeat and somewhat nostalgic, delivering a punk-rock vibe which is a pretty cool take on an original that’s absolutely thriving right now.  JXDN had a stellar debut year in 2020, putting out 6 non-album singles, all charting within the top 50. Barker is a legend in his own right and it’s a safe bet that he’ll continue the momentum he carried throughout 2020, into 2021.  Rodrigo just caught fire with Drivers License, which by the way, is only her first single. Wow.
Written by Manny Rao

Gentle Dom “I Miss Dancing in New York”

Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT, also known as Gentle Dom is back with a new single “I Miss Dancing in New York” and you can listen to the track above.  Gentle Dom has been busy, releasing his “Fanta Se” EP in November, remixing The Knocks featuring Foster The People “All About You” and appearing with the rest of MGMT on The Avalanches new album “We Will Always Love You”.  The artist says the track is, “only for people that like having fun.”, and the dance tune will trigger some memories of you swinging your hips.  MGMT’s last studio album “Little Dark Age” arrived in 2018, with two standalone singles, “In the Afternoon” & “As You Move Through the World” released in 2019 and 2020.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Bad Religion Share “Emancipation of the Mind”

The L.A. punk legends have returned with a brand-new track to kick off 2021.  “Emancipation of the Mind” is a B-side from 2019’s “Age of Unreason”.  Greg Graffin of the band shared the following statement, “I think the song really is a celebration of enlightenment values that can be cultivated through enthusiastic learning and open-mindedness,” and “So often we’re told what to think. But learning how to think (as opposed to learning what to think) is a true feeling of emancipation from the constraints of indoctrination that are so commonplace in our society.”.  Listen to “Emancipation of the Mind” above.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Fontaines D.C. Get Remixed

The Dublin rockers released their second studio album “A Hero’s Death” this past July, and we’ve been big fans of the album.  The title track from the album has been treated to remix by Belgium brothers Soulwax, you can listen to their take on “A Hero’s Death” above.  Soulwax shared the following statement, “Whatever the part of the brain is that sparks the idea for a remix when you hear a great song, even though it doesn’t always work, it was definitely fully functional when we heard ‘A Hero’s Death’.”.  Soulwax are familiar reworking alternative tracks, in 2008 they remixed MGMT’s “Kids”.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

The Vaccines Cover Q.O.T.S.A.

The London group are preparing their covers album “Cosy Karaoke, Vol. 1” on March 5th.  We have gotten the first taste of the six-track EP, with a cover of the Queens of the Stone Age classic “No One Knows” from 2002’s “Songs for the Deaf”, you can listen to the cover above.  The Vaccines taken on Queens is a very different pace from the original, sounding like something you would hear in a relaxing, smoke filled, lounge.  Q.O.T.S.A. released “Villains” in 2017, The Vaccines last album “Combat Sports” arrived in 2018, and Josh Homme revived Desert Sessions in 2019 with “Vols. 11 & 12”.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Foo Fighters share video for Waiting On A War

Didn’t take too long for the video to drop right after the audio. The Foos are pulling out all the stops on the way to their Release of Medicine At Midnight and how can you complain? This year, we’ve already heard some deep cuts and I’m counting on 2021 to provide us with a stupid (good stupid) amount of music. With that being said, maybe nothing is as anticipated as what the Foos have in store for us on February 5th.
Written by Manny Rao

Weezer releasing new album OK Human January 29th

Not bad for Blue Monday, eh? Seriously though… What a surprise that Weezer’s dropping a brand new album next week and you want to know what the best part is? The band still plans on releasing Van Weezer May 7th.  Weezer’s Twitter account confirmed the news along with a tracklist and artwork for OK Human:
01. All My Favourite Songs
02. Aloo Gobi
03. Grapes Of Wrath
04. Numbers
05. Playing My Piano
06. Mirror Image
07. Screens
08. Bird With A Broken Wing
09. Dead Roses
10. Everything Happens For A Reason
11. Here Comes The Rain
12. La Brea Tar Pits
The first song off of the album hits streaming platforms this Thursday.  Makes you wonder how many surprise albums we may get this year…
Written by Manny Rao

MGK goes behind-the-scenes in Downfalls High

After months of teases and rumours, MGKs highly anticipated movie DownFalls High is finally here. The 49-minute movie documents each track on his album Tickets To My Downfall. It takes place inside of a high school and is everything you would expect to experience in high school, including the romance and drama that we know all about. You’ll see guest appearances from blackbear, Trippie Redd, Iann Dior, and Travis Barker.  You can watch it over and over and over again right here: http://www.downfallshigh.com/
Written by Manny Rao

Foo Fighters Perform On Kimmel

If you’re a fan of the Foo’s, your wallet is going to feel a little lite, with “Medicine At Midnight”, a signature sake, and custom Vans Sk8-Hi’s on the way.  Foo Fighter’s stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Dave Grohl’s 52nd birthday to perform the new single, “Waiting On A War”, and “No Son Of Mine”, which you can watch above.  If you’d like to read more about the back story of “Waiting On A War”, scroll down and read Manny’s story about the song.  “Medicine At Midnight” arrives on February 5th, it’ll mark the 10th studio album from the Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl out!!!
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Monowhales Detail “Daytona Bleach”

The time has finally arrived, Monowhales will be releasing their debut album “Daytona Bleach” on March 5th.  The album will feature seven songs, including: “All or Nothing”, “RWLYD (Really Wanna Let You Down)”, “BL/FF (Fake Friends)” and the brand new single “Out With The Old”.  You can pre-order your merch, cd, and vinyl on the Monowhales website and pre-save it on streaming services.  Listen to “Out With The Old” above.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Kings of Leon Share “100,000 People” Visualizer

If you have been disconnecting for your devices, and you didn’t hear about this last week, Kings of Leon are releasing a new album, “When You See Yourself” on March 5th.  The band shared the first two singles from the album, “The Bandit” and “100,000 People”, we got the music video “The Bandit” and now we have the visualizer for “100,000 People”, it’s above to watch.  The song and visualizer go very well together, leaving a lot of space for the song and performer to breath.  Caleb and Jared spoke with your friendly neighbourhood Carly, it’s on the interview page, now you know.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Rage Against The Machine Share “Killing in Thy Name”

RATM and The Ummah Chorma have teamed up to share a short documentary about race titled “Killing In Thy Name”.  You can hear the Rage tune played throughout the documentary, as well as an interview clip of Zack de la Rocha from “MTV ROCKS JAPAN” in 1997, and a live RATM performance of the song during the credits.  During the credit you will also see quotes from the band, Tom Morello said, “My mom is a white woman with a radical voice, For three decades she was a progressive teacher in a conservative high school inspiring students to challenge the system – in her actions and words she has always taught that racism must never be ignored and must always be confronted.”.  Tim Commerford, “Writing songs that have something to say about what’s going on socially and politically isn’t a choice for us. It’s an obligation. I want to use music as a weapon and start spraying fools.”.  Brad Wilk, “The music wouldn’t exist without the politics, When we’re playing a show, if something clicks for any one kid in the audience – starting that change, that process of thinking for themselves – that’s the most potent time Rage Against the Machine can have as a band.”.  You can watch Killing in Thy Name above.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Serj Tankian “Truth to Power” Trailer

The S.O.A.D. singer activism will be the subject of a new documentary titled Truth to Power, which will arrive on February 19th, watch the trailer above.  System Of A Down returned in November with two new songs, “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz”, their first new music since 2005, to raise money for Armenia Fund and spread awareness of the conflict between Artsakh and Azerbaijan.  Kolter & Meredith reported during the Alt Update, that Serj is open to the idea of more new music with System, as long as all the members are on the same page.  Serj teamed up with Tom Morello to cover Gang of Four’s “Natural’s Not in It” for “The Problem of Leisure: A Celebration of Andy Gill and Gang of Four” tribute album out on May 14th.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Bastille Perform “Warmth” With Baltic Sea Philharmonic

WOW!  Sometime music will make the hair on your arms stand, you’ll get shivers shooting up your spine, and you get swept up in the moment, that’s what happened to us after watching Bastille and the Baltic Sea Philharmonic performance of “Warmth”.  The song is taken from 2016’s “Wild World” which is a completely different sound compared to their version with the Baltic Sea Philharmonic.  Check out the performance of “Warmth” above, listen to vocal harmonies, the string section, and the atmosphere of being in a venue enjoying music together, its beautiful.  Bastille released the “Goosebumps” EP this past December, with smacking single “WHAT YOU GONNA DO???”.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

FINNEAS Performs “Can’t Wait To Be Dead”

It feels like it’s been a while since we last spoke about FINNEAS, he made his Late Show with Stephen Colbert debut to perform “Can’t Wait To Be Dead”.  The single was released in October of 2020, the songwriter said the song is about his love/hate relationship with the internet.  FINNEAS released four singles in 2020, including “What They’ll Say About Us”, “Where The Poison Is”, and a holiday tune “Another Year”.  Watch FINNEAS perform “Can’t Wait To Be Dead” above and listen to his conversation with Kolter on our interview page.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Announce “L.W.”

The Melbourne rockers closed out 2020 with a bang, releasing “K.G.” and “Live In San Francisco ’16” in November and releasing the single “If Not Now, Then When?” in December.  King Gizzard are starting 2021 by releasing a new album, “L.W.”, that’s correct four months after their previous album “K.G.”.  “L.W.” will arrive on February 26th, it’ll feature ten new tracks including the previously released song “If Not Now, Then When?”, which you can watch the music video for above.  You can visit King Gizzard’s bootlegger website for free torrent files from the band including “Teenage Gizzard” and 2017’s “Polygondwanaland”, you will need a torrent client installed to get them.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Perfume Genius Reveals “IMMEDIATELY”

“Set My Heart on Fire Immediately” arrived in May of 2020, the 5th studio album from Perfume Genius, which was praised by critics and even showed up on best of 2020 lists.  The artist has shared plans of a remix album, “IMMEDIATELY”, which arrives on February 19th.  The album will feature thirteen different artists unique takes on Perfume Genius songs, you can watch Boy Harsher version of “Your Body Changes Everything” above.  Perfume Genius will be in Toronto with Tame Impala at the Scotiabank Arena this coming October, fingers crossed.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

The War on Drugs Play Colbert

We haven’t received the follow up to 2017’s “A Deeper Understanding” yet, but The War on Drugs shared “LIVE DRUGS” this past November.  The Philadelphia outfit performed “Arms Like Boulders” from 2008’s Wagonwheel Blues on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and you can watch it above.  Andrew Granduciel shared the following about the song, “It puts a nice exclamation point on our touring because we’ve memorialized the performances in a way. It feels like it’s kind of a reset, to be able to put something out that’s a really good interpretation of the way we interpret our music live. There’s something cathartic about having all of it printed on a record. Even though this recording is from a year of tours, this is really how these six guys evolved as a band from 2014 to 2019.”.  The War on Drugs debuted a new song, “Ocean Of Darkness”, in October on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Foo Fighters drop Waiting On A War

As if their upcoming album isn’t reason enough to get hyped up, the Foos dropped a new song Thursday morning: Waiting on A War.  But the story behind the song is what’s really tugging at the heart strings. As Dave Grohl put it:  “Last fall, as I was driving my daughter to school, she turned to me and asked, “Daddy, is there going to be a war?” My heart sank as I realized that she was now living under the same dark cloud that I had felt 40 years ago. ”  I wrote “Waiting on a War” that day.  Everyday waiting for the sky to fall. Is there more to this than that? Is there more to this than just waiting on a war? Because I need more. We all do.   This song was written for my daughter, Harper, who deserves a future, just as every child does.”  Medicine at Midnight hits streaming platforms February 5th.
Written by Manny Rao

AFI debuts 2 new songs: Twisted Tongues and Escape from Los Angeles

Last week AFI promised they’d be dropping an album this year and without a doubt, the 2 tracks they dropped today, left their fans longing for more.  Here’s what Lead singer Davey Havok said about Twisted TonguesAs I recall, ‘Twisted Tongues’ came of the Blood era and was the first piece of music we explored on the new album. The dreaminess of the music lyrically inspired themes of unforseen severance. It is a pining song of being set adrift by those who once feigned to share the same anchors.”  And he added this about Escape From Los Angeles:  “Los Angeles, like most of my loves, is imbued with a darkness and radiance. Musically, ‘Escape from Los Angeles’ called for my own vantage to this classic theme of the city’s dichotomous allure.”  Guitarist Jade Puget also discussed the bands ideology as they’re producing new music:  “Anyone who knows our catalog knows that no two records really sit together. Some sit a little closer, maybe. We do certain things, just by virtue of who we are, that are consistent, but those things come about organically. Every time we do something, I have to judge it on its own merits. Some fans are going to judge a new album, or a new song, based on what’s come before. But as artists, we can’t do that, because it would only hinder our creativity.”   Twisted Tongues and Escape From Los Angeles are both available to stream on all platforms.
Written by Manny Rao

New Music Friday – January 15, 2021

Frank Iero and The Future Violents have shared “Heaven is a Place, This is a Place”, you can listen to the single “Violence” above.  Chicago rockers Beach Bunny have followed up 2020’s “Honeymoon” with a new EP “Blame Game”, watch the video for “Good Girls (Don’t Get Used)”.  Shame is a band we’ve been seeing pop up all over the place, they have released “Drunk Tank Pink”, it’s the bands second studio album, check out “Water in the Well” above.  Finally, another band that is receiving a lot of buzz is Sleaford Mods, they have shared “Spare Ribs”, listen to “Nudge It” above.  All the albums are available to stream wherever you get your music.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

YUNGBLUD: “literally i have nearly a new album done”

No matter where you’re looking or what your newsfeed says, YUNGBLUD has been trending constantly ever since he released his hit mars.  Well, the guys work ethic unquestionably mirrors his personality since he’s been going nonstop for the past few months now.  While he was on Instagram live, he announced that he’s pretty much finished up another album, which is pretty apesh*t crazy considering that he just dropped weird! a little over a month ago.  He didn’t reveal any other details but in his latest Instagram posts, you can see him wilding out inside of a studio.
Written by Manny Rao

Arctic Monkeys Starting Work On New Album

At the beginning on December, Arctic Monkeys gave us their 2018 performance “Live at the Royal Albert Hall”.  Rumors started swirling the band had begun work on their new album when drummer Matt Helders was photographed in studio this past October.  Helder took to IG live on January 13th to say the band is in the early stages of working on the follow up to 2017’s “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino”, saying, “We’re all eager to do it – we would have been doing it by now in a normal time. There’s definitely a desire from our end to do a new record, as soon as we can.”.  In the meantime, you can watch Arctic Monkeys perform “Arabella” from Royal Albert Hall, and if you’d like to dive a little deeper, check Matt Helders teach James Veitch how to drum or learn Alex Turner’s accent, dealer’s choice, it’s all on YouTube.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Billie Eilish to Debut self-titled Photo-Book

Along with her upcoming documentary, Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry, set to be released on February 26th, the ever-talented 19 year-old is also releasing a self-titled photo-book on May 11thSpeaking of her 19 years, that’s exactly what will be chronicled throughout the photo-book. According to the publishers, Grand Central Publishing and Wren & Rook, the book is “a stunning visual narrative journey through her life.”  But wait… there’s more! On the same day BILLIE EILISH is released, you can also get your hands on an audiobook of personal stories told by Eilish herself, including childhood memories and her journey to becoming one of the biggest names in music right now.
Written by Manny Rao

Death Cab For Cutie Share “The Georgia EP”

DCFC had released “The Georgia EP” in December to help raise funds for the Stacey Abrams Fair Fight organization via Bandcamp for 24-hours.  The band has now shared the EP on streaming services for your enjoyment, the 5-track EP features all covers.  Ben Gibbard shared the following statement during the bands announcement, “Because we are so happy with the results of the recent Georgia runoff elections, we have decided to release our EP ‘The Georgia E.P.’ – originally released on Bandcamp for 24 hours in early December – today on all streaming services, so that everybody can take a listen to it. It will also be available soon on peach vinyl, which we’re all very excited about. It’s an EP of covers of acts from Georgia including Neutral Milk Hotel, Vic Chesnutt, R.E.M., TLC, and Cat Power, and we had a blast making it. We raised over $100K for voting rights organization Fair Fight, which we’ve always been big supporters of; we’re really stoked. So, we hope you enjoy it and we hope to see you guys in person very soon.”.  Listen to Death Cab’s cover of TLC’s “Waterfalls” above.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Lights and ILLENIUM deliver unreal visual for Hearts of Fire

Ending 2020 on a good note, Lights and ILLENIUM warmed our hearts up by debuting their joint project Hearts of Fire and in case you were left wondering about an accompanying visual for it, wonder no more.  This video is just as perplexing as the audio. The dystopian setting is just the beginning of what could is an absolutely astounding visual.  It follows two different people and the conflict keeps building and building until the light surrounding these two is no longer sustainable within the world that they’re in.
Written by Manny Rao

Tokyo Police Club’s “Gone” Gets A Remix

TPC will be releasing the 10th anniversary edition of “Champ” on March 5th, which you can pre-order now.  In the build-up to the release, they have shared Matt & Kim’s remix of “Gone” and you can listen to it above.  Graham Wright of Tokyo Police Club shared the following statement about the Brooklyn duo, “Matt and Kim were one of the first ‘band friendships’ we ever made, way back at our first SXSW when we were all just kids with busted gear and more energy than sense (that last part might still be true). Every time our paths have crossed since I’ve been blown away by how they manage to, like, bottle their exuberance and joy, and even though sharing a stage with them is incredibly intimidating, our 2018 tour with them was one of the most fun we’ve ever been on. So we figured that, as long as we’re looking back fondly on the last 10 years, we might as well invite them to get in on the action!”.  Tokyo Police Club shared the B-side “Hundred Dollar Day” at the beginning of December.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Dvsn Cover Kings of Leon

KOL returned to our lives last week with the announcement of their new album “When You See Yourself”, out on March 5th, and gave us the first two singles for the album “100,000 People” and “The Bandit”.  Torontonian duo dvsn has shared a cover of “Use Somebody” from 2008’s “Only By the Night”, and even thrown in a little “Sex On Fire” for fun.  You can listen to dvsn unique take on Kings of Leon above, it’s definitely worth the listen, just be patient with it.  In case you missed it, Carly interview with Caleb and Jared of KOL is available over on the interview page, just saying.
Written by Simone Santarsieri