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The Black Keys Share “Crawling Kingsnake” Video

The Akron, Ohio duo surprised fans earlier this week when they announced their 10th studio album “Delta Kream” would arrive on May 14th.  We also got the our first taste of the forthcoming record with the single “Crawling Kingsnake” a cover of John Lee Hooker, you can watch the music video for the track above.  Dan Auerbach said this in the press release, “These songs are still as important to us today as they were the first day Pat and I started playing together and picked up our instruments.  It was a very inspiring session with Pat and me, along with Kenny Brown and Eric Deaton… It felt so natural.”.  Patrick Carney also shared this in the press release, “The session was planned only days in advance and nothing was rehearsed.  We recorded the entire album in about 10 hours, over two afternoons.”.  You can pre-order the album now and pre-save the record, we’re looking forward to hearing this album in its entirety.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

BAD CHILD Shares “Rouge” Video

In February we final got the long-waited debut LP “Free Trail” from BAD CHILD.  The artist has returned with a new music for the track “Rouge” off the record, you can watch the video above.  BAD CHILD shared this statement about the song, “When I wrote ‘Rouge’ I really wanted to create a vignette of my experiences surrounding love and loss,” and “From romance to family, I wanted it to be a nebulous status of a song that is reminiscent of an airplane terminal or a bus station.”.  Chris Z from The B Team chatted with BAD CHILD last month about the new record “Free Trail”, which is available now.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Grouplove Perform “Close Your Eyes And Count To Ten”

The LA group returned last month with their 5th LP “This Is This”, which was released within a year from their previous effort.  Grouplove have been busy over the past few weeks sharing music videos, late night tv appearance, and performing tracks in isolation.  They have given us another live performance with “Close Your Eyes and Count to Ten”, which you can see above.  The track appears on 2011’s “Never Trust a Happy Song” that also features their breakthrough song “Tongue Tied”, which Post Malone is a big fan of, look it up on the internet to see what we mean.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Ruby Waters Releases “Blow” Video

If you checked on this page last week, you would have seen that Manny told you all about the new track “Blow” from Toronto’s Ruby Waters.  We have an official music video for the track, which you can see above, Ruby shared this statement in a press release, “‘Blow’ is about sex, love, magic, and living your best life — it’s about not feeling guilty about your passionate desires and fantasies, and most importantly, not being afraid to go after them.”.  You’re probably familiar with Ruby Waters breakthrough single “Supernatural” off 2019’s “Almost Naked”.  Ruby also shared “If It Comes Down To It” in 2020, a 7-track, 18-minute album that you can check out on your preferred streaming platform.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

K-os Gives Us “Just What I Needed” Video

If you tuned into Carly’s Top 5 on IGTV, she’s been counting down the best cover songs, so much so that it has turned into a Top 20.  Coming in at number 20 is Canadian k-os covering The Cars “Just What I Needed”, the track first appeared last month.  K-os has released the music video for the track, you can watch the eighties inspired video above.  K-os shared this about the video in a press statement, “I watched the Jane Fonda workout video from the 80’s, connected with Tom Belding and we rocked out ideas. The dancers came in, learned the choreography on the spot. Most spontaneous video I’ve ever made.”.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Of Monsters And Men Give Us “Destroyer”

Here at MNTV we’ve got a lot of music to go through and you know, sometimes things get missed, we want to give a shout out to our friends at Y108 for putting this one on our radar.  The group from Iceland, Of Monsters and Men have given us their first new music of 2021, with the single “Destroyer”, which you can listen to above.  This follows the two singles, “Visitor” and “Circles”, they released in 2020.  O.M.A.M. last studio “FEVER DREAM” was released in July of 2019, with the fantastic tunes “Alligator” and “Wars”, the way we see it, Of Monsters and Men are preparing to release new music in the near future.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Weezer Share “Grapes Of Wrath” Music Video

Weezer’s new video for “Grapes of Wrath” is as true and relatable as ever. The song is off their newest album Ok Human, that came out at the end of January. The video takes us through what seems to be our own life, avoiding online meetings by doing literally anything else. This includes catching up on reading as well as name dropping some books throughout the song. It’s no coincidence Weezer’s video came out today because it is the 82nd anniversary of when the book Grapes of Wrath was published. Who would have known? Weezer will definitely make you feel better about all the ways you have tried to avoid meetings. Plus it’s an awesome song.
Written by Octavia Allison

Thom Yorke Performs From The Basement

One thing all music fanatics can agree on is that two of the best things you can hear from an artist are their best concerts and never before heard versions of their hits. Radiohead has been letting their fans experience both of those at the same time on their YouTube channel by releasing some videos of old archived footage from over the years. If you’ve ever wanted to hear unreleased versions of their songs like “Down is the New Up” and “Last Flowers” you can now get the chance as footage of Thom Yorke preforming them back in 2005 is available to watch above. On top of that, the group has put up a new line of T-shirts for sale to do some fundraising for the various #WeMakeEvents organizations, which you can check out over on their social media accounts.
Written by Nick McCaig

Crumb has a new album coming out at the end of the month (April 30th to be specific). With three singles already out from this album, that’s a pretty good taste of what to look forward to. The album called is called “Ice Melts”, and according to the band it is a “return to earth” and an “examination of beings that live on this planet”.  This will be the 4th album for this four-person band, and it will be released through their very own Crumb Records. By the sounds of it the album will be other-worldly.
Written by Octavia Allison

Girl In Red Shares “You Stupid Bitch”

If you have been a frequent reader of this page, you know we’re pretty excited for the debut LP from Girl In Red, “If I Could Make It Go Quiet” will be available on April 30th.  The Norwegian artists has returned with a 4th sample of what to expect from the forthcoming album with “You Stupid Bitch”, which you can hear above.  Girl in Red shared the following statement about the song, “There’s this line from this movie I love, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, that goes: ‘We accept the love we think we deserve.’ And “It’s a very heartbreaking line, but it’s really what I was experiencing in this situation, where I was always there for this person who would get their heart broken, and I would just come running. I would drop everything just to be there for them. That person would never see me as anything else than just a friend, even though I feel like I could’ve made her so happy…”.  Previously Girl In Red shared “Midnight Love”, “Rue”, and the FINNEAS produced track “Serotonin”.  A few weeks ago Girl In Red was spotlighted in a short documentary by a streaming service and shared a trashing cover of The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears”.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

The Black Keys Announce “Delta Kream”

Last week Patrick Carney played the role of drummer at the Cleveland baseball game, where he hinted that something was in the works and now, we have the details.  May 14th will see The Black Keys release their 10th studio album “Delta Kream”, you can pre-order the album starting on April 15th.  The album is a tribute to the music of Mississippi hill country blues, and will feature 11-tracks for the Ohio duo.  The Black Keys released “Let’s Rock” in June of 2019, which featured “Shine A Little Light”, “Lo/Hi”, and “Go”, they also celebrated the 10th anniversary of “Brothers” in May of 2020 and released a remastered version of the record in December.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Royal Blood Share Boilermaker Music Video

Royal Blood’s new album “Typhoons” is coming out April 30th and the band just released a new music video to enjoy in the meantime. “Boilermaker” is not only a shot of whiskey with a glass of beer as a chaser, but the bands 4th single off the album. The song is inspired by “self destruction and chasing all things toxic” according to the band. Boilermaker was produced by Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age. You can pre-order the album through their website
Written by Octavia Allison

Mick Jagger Enlists Dave Grohl For Easy Sleazy

Rock legends of two separate generations: Sir Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl, have teamed up and dropped a song out of nowhere, and it sounds as great as you might guess. Jagger’s newest release, “Eazy Sleazy”, is a fun and cleverly written song about what we’ve all had to deal with in the last year, complete with the hope that soon this will all be behind us for good. If you’ve wanted a new release from the Stones’ this song will definitely scratch that itch in the meantime. “Eazy Sleazy” combines the guitar riffs that made the rock of the ‘70s so good with that extra touch of Dave Grohl’s magic as he plays most of the instrumentals in the song. Overall, if you want a cool tune that bridges the sound of rock from multiple decades together in something that’s also incredibly relevant today you don’t need to look any further.
Written by Nick McCaig

Foo Fighters Share Trailer For What Drives Us

The Foo’s had initially planned to celebrate their 25th anniversary by recreating their first van tour with a stop in Hamilton, but you know what happened next.  Dave Grohl director of Sound City and Sonic Highways, is returning to the director’s chair for What Drives Us which on arrives on April 30th, watch the trailer above.  Dave shared the following statement, “This film is my love letter to every musician that has ever jumped in an old van with their friends and left it all behind for the simple reward of playing music. What started as a project to pull back the curtain on the DIY logistics of stuffing all of your friends and equipment into a small space for months on end eventually turned into an exploration of “why?” What drives us?”.  The documentary will feature appearances by Tony Kanal of No Doubt, Flea of The Red HOt Chili Peppers, Lars Ulrich of Metallica, Brian Johnson of AC/DC, St. Vincent, Dave Lombardo of Slayer, Steven Tyler of Aerosmtih, The Edge of U2, Ben Harper, Kira Roessler of Black Flag, Ringo Starr of The Beatles, Slash & Duff McKagan of Guns N’Roses, D.H. Peligro of Dead Kennedys, and Ian MacKaye of Fugazi / Minor Threat.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

New Music Friday – April 9, 2021

AFI has officially begun the build-up to their upcoming album Bodies by releasing two new songs. The first, entitled Dulceria, is co-written by Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan. The other song is called Far Too Near. Davey Havok said this about the first single: “’Dulcería’ suggests, if you spend too much time in the candy store you may end up stuck to the floor.” Guitarist Jade Puget added: “Billy and I have a great creative connection when we’re writing together. It was inspiring to work with such a talented and legendary songwriter and ‘Dulcería’ is a testament to that.“ Bodies will be available June 11.

Ruby Waters dropped her newest release Blow and it starts off slow, before building up to the chorus, where it slows down once again. It’s her first release since last years If It Comes Down to It EP and it really hits you in the feels. Speaking of her last EP, based on how successful it was (and still is) don’t be surprised if 2021 turns out to be a big year for the Shelburne native.
Written by Manny Rao

Mother Mother Announce “INSIDE”

The Vancouver rockers returned to our lives last month with two new singles, “I Got Love” and “Stay Behind”.  After gaining a whole new following with the social media success of their 2008 song “Hayloft”, Mother Mother have announced their new album “INSIDE” will arrive on June 25th via Warner Music Canada.  Ryan Guldemond shared the following statement, “The world stopped, and all the sudden I had a lot more alone time on my hands, which isn’t necessarily conducive to songwriting. Usually, I like to venture out and find guidance from an external, interactive narrative — travelling, people, serendipities, etc. I love that process — it’s almost like you’re in collaboration with the world. But since that wasn’t an option, I set about a different kind of travel, one more inward and personal, exploring different types of therapies, meditation, and journaling as a means to unearth songs from a deeper, interior place.”.  “INSIDE” will feature 14 new songs from the band, including “Stay Behind” and “I Got Love”, which you can see the new music video for above.  In case you missed it, Ryan of Mother Mother and Carly chatted last month, you can check out the interview above.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Twenty One Pilots don’t Shy Away with new single; Announcement of new album Scaled and Icy

See what I did there? Anyway… this is huge news especially since the bands last release Level of Concern. It almost happens to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the debut of that same song. Both Tyler and Josh have frequently been working in separate studios, as many other musicians and groups have. It’ll be interesting to see the narrative of Scaled and Icy, which will be available May 21, since the name is actually an anagram for Clancy Is Dead.
Written by Manny Rao

Cannons Share “Bad Dream” Video

The LA based group returned last month with their first new music of 2021 with the single “Bad Dream”.  Cannons have released the music for “Bad Dream” which features an obsessed fan kidnapping frontwoman Michelle and attempting to torture her, while her bandmates search for her, luckily Michelle has some tricks up her non-existent sleeves, watch the video above.  Last week Cannons shared another version of Cover by Cannons with the band taking on the classic Kings of Leon song “Sex on Fire”.  If you want to hear more of Cannons, check out their 2019 album “Shadow”, which features the hit “Fire for You”.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Radiohead Share 2008 Performance

Last year Radiohead wanted to keep their fans entertained as we started cope with life without live music, so they started sharing archived performances.  A year later and we are still musing concert, counting down the days till we can return to a crowded venue.  Radiohead will be adding more classic performance to their YouTube channel over the coming weeks.  They have shared a performance from 2008, during their “In Rainbows” phase, you can watch the hour and eighteen-minute show from Live From 93 Feet East in London above.  Radiohead are also selling a t-shirt to support their crew and the #WeMakeEvents organization.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Rise Against Share Live Performance Of “Nowhere Generation”

The Chicago punk rocker returned last month with the announcement of their new album “Nowhere Generation”, out on June 4th, and the title track.  They have now given us a live version of the song “Nowhere Generation”, which you can watch above.  The album will also feature the previously released “Broken Dreams, Inc.” which originally appeared on the “Dark Knights Death Metal” soundtrack.  You can pre-save or pre-order “Nowhere Generation” by Rise Against through their website.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Jeremiah Fraites Covers Nirvana

Earlier this week marked the 27th anniversary of the tragic death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, The Lumineers Jeremiah Fraites honoured Kurt with an instrumental cover of “Heart Shaped Box”, which you can watch above.  Jeremiah shared the following statement about the song, “Out of all Nirvana’s songs, ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ is my favorite,” and “I remember listening to this song in the car while riding to middle school with my Mom. I think it has one of the strongest melodies ever written. I did my best to honor this song, especially on this day of remembrance as it marks the anniversary of his death. Rest In Peace Kurt.”.  “Piano Piano (Acoustic)” by Jeremiah Fraites will arrive on April 16th, it’ll feature the Nirvana cover alongside a cover of Billie Eilish’s “when the party’s over”.  Fraites shared this statement about the forthcoming EP, “I wanted to record a handful of songs from my album Piano Piano live and purely on piano, so you guys could hear them as I heard them when I was writing them. Please enjoy these ‘acoustic’ renditions of my songs and a couple of covers,”.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Rag’n’Bone Man Teams Up With P!nk

“Life By Misadventure” the new album from Rag’n’Bone Man is only weeks away from being released on April 23rd.  The “Human” singer has teamed up with P!nk for the new single “Anywhere Away from Here”, you can watch the music video for the song above.  Previously Rag’n’Bone man has shared two other singles from the forthcoming album, “All You Ever Wanted” and “Fall in Love Again”, you can pre-save the album now.  P!nk is no stranger to teaming up with alternative artists, in 2014 P!nk and City and Colour (You+Me) united for the album “rose ave.”.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Ed O’Brien Remixes Paul McCartney

“McCartney III Imagined” is set to arrive on April 16th with an A-List group of artists taking on Paul McCartney.  Previously we have been able to hear Dominic Fike’s version of “The Kiss Of Venus”, Beck’s take on “Find My Way”, and now Ed O’Brien’s of Radiohead’s remix of “Slidin’”, which you can hear above.  EOB shared this statement about the song, “I really liked [‘Slidin”], and so I said to Paul Epworth, would you fancy getting stuck in?” and “He was really up for it. It was great. A moment of light in the darkness of the winter that’s just been. We had a lot of fun. Got into vocals and added some chaos, some guitar — my reference point was ‘Helter Skelter.’ Ramp up the intensity!”.  “McCartney III Imagined” will also feature appearances from Josh Homme of Q.O.T.S.A., Damon Albarn of Gorillaz, and St. Vincent.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Tame Impala Remixes Crowded House

Kevin Parker and co. have been busy with their 10th anniversary celebration for their debut album “InnerSpeaker”.  Tame Impala has also been hitting the virtual media circuit promoting 2020’s “The Slow Rush” by performing tracks on Late Night TV and covering songs like “A Girl Like You”.  Crowded House have shared Tame Impala’s remix of their 2021 single “To The Island”, which you can hear above.  Last year Crowded House enlisted Mac DeMarco for the single “Whatever You Want”, which alongside “To The Island” will appear on their new record “Dreamers Are Waiting”, which will be available on June 4th.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

St. Vincent Shares “The Melting of the Sun” Video

Fresh off debuting the song last week and performing it live on Saturday Night Live, St. Vincent has released the official music video for the second single off her upcoming album “Daddy’s Home”, watch the video for “The Melting of the Sun” above.  “Daddy’s Home” will be available on May 14th, you can pre-save the album on streaming services or pre-order the physical album through St. Vincent’s website.  Annie Clark (St. Vincent) will also appear on the upcoming “McCartney III Imagined” with a remix of “Women and Wives”.  If you’re planning on going out for Record Store Day, you can pick-up a 7-inch from St. Vincent which will contain the previously released cover of Nine Inch Nail’s “Piggy” and a new cover of Metallica’s “Sad But True”.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Jade Bird Covers The Bee Gees

Earlier this year the Foo Fighters put their spin on the Bee Gees tune “You Should Be Dancing” and now you can add Jade Bird to the list of artists covering them.  Bird has released a cover of “To Love Somebody”, which was record at the RCA studios in Nashville, where Jade has been working on her new album, watch the cover above.  Jade Bird released the rocking single “Open up the Heavens” in February, which follows the releases of “Houdini” and “Headstart” in 2020.  If you’d like to hear more of Jade Bird covering artists you can check her perform listener submitted request in a boat on her social media feed or you can search for her cover of HAIM’s “I’ve Been Down”.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

Majid Jordan dives into new Synth-Sounding track

The OVO duo Majid Jordan conjured up a synth-sounding single Waves of Blue. It’s not like anything we’ve heard from them before as they typically specialize in slow jams and slow burners. It’s intriguing and has a similar feel as that of Ruby Waters’ Blow.
Written by Manny Rao

Crumb Share Two New Songs

Last month Crumb returned with their first new music in two years with the single “Trophy”.  The band is back with not only one song, but two new songs, you can watch the music video for “BNR” and hear audio for “Balloon” above.  Lila Ramani shared this statement about the two new tracks, “‘BNR’ is an ode to my favourite colours,” and “I had a weird obsession with those colours in winter 2018-2019 and felt like they would follow me around everywhere I went. ‘Balloon’ tells the story of a girl that dances so fast in the club that her head falls off.”.  Crumb’s debut record “Jinx” arrived in June of 2019, with the follow up mostly likely to arrive later on this year.
Written by Simone Santarsieri

The Offspring debut We Never Have Sex Anymore

As part of the build-up towards their upcoming album Let The Bad Times Roll, slated for an April 16th release, The Offspring dropped a new single off the highly-anticipated record not long ago and also shared the track-listing:

  1. This Is Not Utopia
  2. Let The Bad Times Roll
  3. Behind Your Walls
  4. Army Of One
  5. Breaking These Bones
  6. Coming For You
  7. We Never Have Sex Anymore
  8. In The Hall Of The Mountain King
  9. The Opioid Diaries
  10. Hassan Chop
  11. Gone Away
  12. Lullaby

It’s been nine long years since their last album so let’s soak it in. Click the link above and have a listen to We Don’t Have Sex Anymore.
Written by Manny Rao

The White Stripes Announce 20th Anniversary Of “White Blood Cells”

Jack White’s Third Man Records has shared details about their Vault # 48 package, which will contain The White Stripes debut record “White Blood Cells”.  In the Vault # 48 release you will get a slipcase, a booklet, a red LP, a White LP, and a DVD, it’ll also contain 13 unreleased demos, alternate takes, and a live recording.  You can hear an alternate take on “Fell in Love with a Girl” and watch a behind the scenes teaser above.  The White Stripes released “The White Stripes Greatest Hits” this past December and have releasing archived performance over the last few months.  The White Stripes “White Blood Cells” will turn 20 in July.
Written by Simone Santarsieri