Florida pop-punk stalwarts released the video for their new single "Radiosurgery," and much like the song itself, the clip channels a good deal of the quintet's old-school influences. Typical of NFG, the video is high on fun and nonsensical humor. Picture The Ramones starring in New Found Glory's classic "My Friends Over You" video, with a little "Fight for Your Right (To Party)"-era Beastie Boys thrown in. The abundance of leather and denim jackets (in additon to frontman Jordan Pudnik's slicked back haircut) are a fantastic throwback to the days when MTV, and successful bands, played music. If only more pop-punk bands aspired to look like the cast of The Outsiders and not Justin Bieber...
"Radiosurgery" is the title track to New Found Glory's new record, which hits stores October 4th. You can check out the video below. What do you guys think?
“I’ve gotta take my grab at something great,” roars Polar Bear Club frontman Jimmy Stadt in the atmospheric, slow-building “Pawner.” Rather than immediately throwing you into a wall of sound (see 2009’s Chasing Hamburg), the band give Stadt a mellow, powerful soapbox to stand on, as he reveals the ups and downs to the road life he knows he’ll never leave. It’s a captivating introduction to the band’s new record Clash Battle Guilt Pride, and Stadt’s declaration holds true throughout every minute of it.
Last fall, nerd-rock heroes Weezer embarked on a special fall tour in which they spent two nights in each city, and played their two first records in their entirety. The tour was a major success, as The Blue Album and Pinkerton are arguably the band's best and most beloved albums. And while Weezer have put out three new full-lengths in the past four years, they're still willing to take their fans down memory lane, to a time before frontman Rivers Cuomo collaborated with Lil' Wayne and B.o.B and simply wrote songs about girls, surfing, and sweaters.
Weezer is headlining Chicago's Riot Fest on Oct. 9th, and, according to Alternative Press, the band are going to let fans decide which of their ancient relics will be replicated on stage. Radio station WXRT will be holding a poll where listeners can vote for either album starting Sept 14th, with voting going until Sept. 26th.
You can stream the new track over at AltPress.com. What do you guys think?
Coldplay's new single "Paradise" debuted on BBC Radio (and subsequently, every music blog ever) today, providing fans with their first taste of new music from the quartet since 2006. The track's airy, string-filled opening brings their hit "Viva la Vida" to mind, just before the drums, piano, and Chris Martin's signature voice all kick in with an air of familiar comfort. The slow, soothing "Paradise" is a pop song more than worthy of its title.
Along with the new track, Coldplay revealed the pre-order information for their upcoming full length Mylo Xyloto, which hits stores October 24th.
You can check out "Paradise" below. What do you think?
Pearl Jam: Twenty is a Cameron Crowe documentary that highlights the first 20 years of the Seattle rock legends' career, from their small-town beginnings to their 90's mainstream explosion. The documentary, which hits stores tomorrow will include a companion book, highlighting the history of Pearl Jam from the band and crew themselves.
In addition to the film and book, the band is releasing a 29-track soundtrack CD featuring rare recordings and demos, in addition to live recordings from the group's appearances on Saturday Night Live and MTV: Unplugged.
Success speaks many languages. After dropping his first bilingual studio album Euphoria, pop icon Enrique Iglesias dominated the Billboard charts with hits such as "I Like It" and "Tonight (I'm Loving You)." He's now taking Euphoria on the road, backed by his close friend and frequent collaborator Pitbull, as well as rising star Prince Royce.
“I’m so excited to go out in the States, and this time, with my good friends Pitbull and Prince Royce," said Iglesias in an interview with Ryan Seacrest. "It’s going to be a great show and we hope to see everyone out there. This tour will be unforgettable."
Community star Donald Glover recently took the stage under his rap alias Childish Gambino for a last-minute show at the Bowery Poetry Club. He performed a brand new song for a packed crowd, which he brought along by tweeting the show's info at 2 a.m. the very same day.
The track is classic Gambino; unique, dorky, funny, and unflinchingly honest. The crowd exploded during lines like "I keep the wrap until I find the right one/Cause I aint Mumford, I aint tryna have sons," as Gambino proved he can still deliver the same silly punchlines that made his mixtapes and EP so memorable. The track's not all nonsense however, as Glover self-depricatingly pleas "Is there room in the game for a lame that rhymes/Who wears short shorts and makes jokes sometimes?" For someone who named his mixtape I Am Just A Rapper, he's becoming a damn good one.
While not quite the "Chinese Democracy" of emo, Saves the Day's upcoming record Daybreak has had a long and rocky development cycle. Never a band to have the same lineup for two albums (frontman Chris Conley is the only constant), they decided to re-write a near-finished version of the record when new members jumped aboard.
It's been four years since the Jersey four-piece put out a proper release, but the schizophrenic, theatrical pop of the epic 10-minute intro track already suggest that it's been worth the wait. Think Green Day's American Idiot, just more inventive and pissed-off.
For a bunch of irreverent underground rappers and artists, California's Odd Future have been spending quite a bit of time in the spotlight. Their commander-in-chief Tyler, The Creator has been dominating the hip-hop scene with his off the wall videos for "Yonkers" and "She," his breakout album Goblin, and most recently, his VMA for Best New Artist. Tyler's raucous VMA acceptance speech wasn't the last time you'll see the unit on prime time television; They've now been picked up for a live-action comedy series on Adult Swim.