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X Ambassadors Release New Song – Adrenaline

Multi-platinum-selling rock band X Ambassadors share a new song called “Adrenaline.” Released via KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records, “Adrenaline” follows last month’s release of “Okay” and the June release of their darkly cinematic track “My Own Monster” whose black-and-white visual finds Harris performing a choreographed routine with his own shadow. All three songs will be featured on the band’s third studio album The Beautiful Liar which is set for release on September 24th. Fans who pre-order the album will receive “Adrenaline,” “Okay” and “My Own Monster” instantly. Watch the pseudo video for “Adrenaline” here.

In the making of the ineffably catchy “Adrenaline” the band set their sights on redefining the parameters of the prototypical arena-rock anthem. “In the past we’ve done songs like ‘Jungle,’ which is a very aggro rock song where I’m shouting the whole time,” says lead singer Sam Nelson Harris, referring to their platinu X Ambassadors Release New Song “Adrenaline” Todaym-certified 2015 hit. “With ‘Adrenaline’ I wanted to see if we could make something that felt just as anthemic, but where I’m whispering for most of the song.”

Tickets are on sale now for the band’s The Beautiful Liar tour which kicks off October 15th in San Diego, CA at HOB, and will hit North America this fall with dates planned for Europe in early 2022. Scarypoolparty and Taylor Janzen will open the show on all North American dates. See below for a complete list of dates and to purchase tickets visit X Ambassadors.

2021
*Scarypoolparty direct support, Taylor Janzen will open the show.
October 15 San Diego, CA – HOB
October 16 Phoenix AZ – Marquee
October 18 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s
October 19 Austin, TX – Emo’s
October 22 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
October 23 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
October 25 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
October 27 New York, NY – Webster Hall
October 28 Boston, MA – Big Night Live
October 29 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
October 30 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theater
November 1 Toronto, ONT – Danforth
November 2 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s
November 4 Chicago, IL – Vic
November 5 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
November 6 Milwaukee, WI – Rave
November 8 Kansas City, MO – Truman
November 9 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity
November 11 Denver, CO – Ogden
November 12 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
November 13 Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House
November 15 Seattle, WA – Showbox
November 16 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
November 17 Portland, OR – Roseland
November 19 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
November 20 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco

2022
February 22 London, UK – eARTH
February 23 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
March 7 Krakow, POL – Klub Studio
March 9 Gdansk, POL – B90
March 10 Vilnius, LITH – Loftas
March 11 Riga, LAT – Palladium
March 15 Kiev, UKR – Caribbean
March 17 Moscow, RUSS – Izvestia Hall
March 18 St Petersburg, RUSS – Morze

“Adrenaline,” “Okay” and “My Own Monster” mark the start of a compelling new lyrical direction for X Ambassadors and is the first new music from the band since their hyper-creative multi-part project (Eg). A three-song effort released in early 2021, (Eg) found the band collaborating with a series of similarly forward-thinking artists, including Earl St. Clair, Terrell Hines, and Jensen McRae.

About X Ambassadors
X Ambassadors made their full-length debut with VHS, a 2015 release that saw the band transition from Ithaca alt-rockers and Brooklyn-indie-scene outsiders to Billboard stalwarts. Now certified platinum, VHS provided an intimate look at Sam Nelson Harris and his brother Casey Harris’s youth, delivering the genre-defying hits “Unsteady” and “Renegades” and leading to a three-year global touring odyssey as well as a string of high-profile festival performances. VHS was followed by X Ambassadors’ 2019 sophomore album ORION, which they supported with an extensive headline tour of the U.S.  A project inspired by ’60s and ’70s soul and R&B, the band’s Belong EP arrived in March 2020.

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Nothing But Thieves – Moral Panic II

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Political turmoil, climate change, and the toxicity of the internet all pour into Nothing But Thieves record Moral Panic. –  TLOBF

The band achieve another phenomenal album – Clash

This is the sound of a band who understand their audience but also delight in taking risks – Gigwise

A living, breathing, and characteristically anthemic, beast of an album – Music OMH

LISTEN TO MORAL PANIC II

Southend five-piece Nothing But Thieves have shared their new 5-track EP Moral Panic II via Sony Music UK/RCA Records, which is the follow-up to their #3 acclaimed third album Moral Panic released last year, and features recent singles Miracle, Baby and Futureproof. They have also announced that they will be performing songs from Moral Panic II and Moral Panic at three intimate UK warm-up shows next month.

Moral Panic II follows the band’s acclaimed third album Moral Panic and was written following the completion of the latter, despite a connection between the two both thematically and lyrically. The EP features 5 brand new tracks, including recent singles Futureproof and Miracle, Baby, and is a reflective body of work tinged with emotion, anger and hope, which openly and passionately discusses many issues we face in modern society today. The track listing is as follows:

Moral Panic II

  1. Futureproof
  2. If I Were You
  3. Miracle, Baby
  4. Ce n’est Rien
  5. Your Blood

The band say, Moral Panic II was something we decided to do only after Part I was all mixed, mastered and the records pressed.  It didn’t feel like we were done with the Moral Panic theme – I think partly because we hadn’t been able to tour the project yet, it didn’t feel right to move on. But we also had the luxury of time to assess the album and explore some avenues we felt the album may have missed.

In that way, it was important that Moral Panic II comprised of completely fresh, newly written songs rather than songs that just didn’t wind up making the album, like how a traditional deluxe version would function. There’s a familiarity, but we also really honed in on a new side of the band. Part II really rounds Part I out – the two parts should be enjoyed as one project.

Released last year, their third album Moral Panic achieved over 102 million streams and saw support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, Virgin Radio and Radio X alongside winning Best Indie Act at Global Radio’s 2021 Awards. Moral Panic followed their 2018 EP What Did You Think When You Made Me This Way, their 2017 acclaimed album Broken Machine, which charted at #2 in the UK album chart, and their debut self-titled album Nothing But Thieves.

The past few years have been quite a ride for Nothing But Thieves. Amassing over 1 million worldwide album sales and over 907 million worldwide streams, they have built up a loyal and wide following for their impactful alt rock sound, cementing themselves as one of the best current rock bands in the world. Selling 150,000 tickets on their last album campaign, which included a sold-out show at London’s Alexandra Palace and selling out their entire worldwide Broken Machine headline tour, their success has been global.

The band have performed on US TV shows, such as James Corden and Jimmy Kimmel, after their debut became the bestselling debut from a UK rock band in the US in 2015 and played packed out international shows from Poland to Amsterdam, where they headlined an arena to 6,000 fans. After intimately debuting new songs early last year for a BRITs/War Child gig, they were set to tour internationally last Spring, including a show to 6,500 people at Moscow Adrenaline Stadium.

Following 3 livestream performances Live from the Warehouse last year to launch Moral Panic, they are finally bringing songs from the album to live audiences this Autumn with a UK, Ireland and European tour, including their biggest ever headline London show at O2 Arena. The have also just announced they will be performing a series of intimate live shows ahead of their tour with 3 warm-up shows in Oxford, Norwich and Liverpool next month. With a well-earned reputation for their energetic, impassioned and infinite live shows, it’s a tour not to be missed.

Nothing But Thieves are Conor Mason (vocals, guitars), Joe Langridge-Brown (guitars), Dominic Craik (guitars, keyboard), Philip Blake (bass guitar) and James Price (drums).

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THE BLACK CROWES × CODA COLLECTION

THE BLACK CROWES PARTNER WITH THE CODA COLLECTION TO RELEASE NEW FILM BROTHERS OF A FEATHER TOGETHER WITH A SELECTION OF RARE CONCERT & STUDIO PERFORMANCE FILMS SPANNING THE BAND’S FIRST CHAPTER

The Black Crowes have joined forces with The Coda Collection to premiere Brothers Of A Feather, a new film celebrating the welcomed 2020 reunion of the Robinson brothers as well as three superb concert and studio performance programs which present the band at the peak of their power. The partnership culminates today with the release of  Brothers of a Feather, which captures Black Crowes founders Chris and Rich Robinson reuniting as a duo at an intimate, sold-out concert from San Francisco on March 6, 2020, just prior to the pandemic shutdown. Never before seen in full, the intimate, stripped-down arrangements of Crowes standards such as “She Talks To Angels,” “Remedy” and “Wiser Time” give the music’s lyrics and structures a welcomed new perspective.  Brothers of a Feather’ is available to stream in full exclusively on The Coda Collection beginning July 9th.

Over the past few weeks, The Coda Collection has dug into its vast archive and presented unforgettable moments from the band’s illustrious career. Additional films in this series include Live at Landgraaf 1993’, which showcases the band’s ferocious live set in the Netherlands in the immediate aftermath of the release of their acclaimed second studio album The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion. Ferocious renditions of favorites such as “No Speak, No Slave,” “Thorn In My Pride,” and “Jealous Again” stand among the many highlights of this superb performance, which is available on The Coda Collection now.

Also available to stream now is 1996’s Amsterdam Sessions which was filmed at a recording studio in Holland. The program provides an intimate look at the band showcasing highlights of the band’s third and fourth LPs while providing an intimate portrait of the group’s creative interplay. Performances include inspired renditions of “Downtown Moneywaster,” “How Much For Your Wings,” and “Evil Eye.”

Live at Landgraaf 1990’ showcases the group’s European debut on behalf of the release of their first album Shake Your Money Maker. High energy performances of classics such as “Hard To Handle” thrilled the massive audience and proved to be one of the high performances of the famed Pinkpop festival.

Launched at the beginning of 2021, The Coda Collection is a subscription streaming offering featuring an exclusive, curated selection of the most iconic music documentaries, concert films, and episodic series spanning decades and genres via Amazon Prime Video Channels paired with a complementary website exploring new perspectives on music.

The Coda Collection is available to Amazon Prime members in the U.S. now for $4.99 per month, with a free 7-day trial, and will roll out globally throughout the rest of the year. Visit the official website to see the complete library of titles available to stream exclusively on The Coda Collection.

ABOUT THE BLACK CROWES

In 1990, when journalists were lamenting the death of rock, as cheesy pop and hair metal dominated the charts, Atlanta’s Black Crowes gave the genre a swift and much needed kick in the ass with Shake Your Money Maker. Fueled by singles “Jealous Again,” “Twice As Hard,” “She Talks To Angels,” and the break-through cover of Otis Redding’s “Hard To Handle,” the band immediately took the rock world by storm, topping Rolling Stone’s “Best New American Band Readers Poll” in late 1990. The Black Crowes went on to release eight studio and four live albums, selling in the tens of millions along the way; they sold out shows around the world; had legendary guitarist Jimmy Page join as a member; got kicked off a tour with ZZ Top for insulting the sponsor; got screwed by bad record deals; got married and divorced, fought amongst themselves and against the rest of the world. In other words, they’ve done everything a legendary rock group should do.

ABOUT THE CODA COLLECTION

The Coda Collection is a multi-media company founded by a team of legendary musicians, music industry veterans, and entrepreneurs that enables fans to see the most iconic moments and artists in music with a new perspective.

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QUEEN × AMAZON — TRIVIA CHALLENGE

Legendary rock band Queen has teamed up with Amazon for the newest Alexa interactive skill experience.

With over 400 questions, the Queen Trivia Challenge takes fans on an immersive trip through Queen‘s music and history, revealing some surprising facts and insights into one of the most iconic bands in the world.

Queen Trivia Challenge skill for Alexa includes clips from the band’s greatest hits, documentaries and live performances. On Alexa-enabled devices with screens, not only can you hear the music, you can also see the videos.

Test your Queen knowledge and ask Alexa to play the Queen Trivia Challenge!

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WRITTEN BY WOLVES – THE COLLAB PROJECT

Written By Wolves Announce The Collab Project EP Due September 17

New Zealand’s highest streaming rock band, Written By Wolves, have announced their new EP The Collab Project due September 17 (self-release). The new 5-track EP is a collection of re-imagined collaborations of tracks from their debut album Secrets, released in late 2019. Last month, the first track from the upcoming EP, Help Me Through The Night, was released and features guest vocals from Sleeping With Sirens front man Kellin Quinn. Trenton Woodley (Hands Like Houses), Sonny Sandoval (P.O.D.), and others have also collaborated on tracks for the EP.

Along with the EP announcement, the band have also shared a video explaining that The Collab Project is more than just an EP. Vocalist Michael Murphy says, “It’s an on-going initiative to try and spread awareness, and to remind our fans and our followers, that no matter what they are going through, no matter what mental health struggles or demons they are going through right now, they don’t have to do it alone and they don’t have to deal with it on their own.” He adds, “The aim is to help normalize talking about our mental health issues and to help to breakdown the stigma attached to mental health.”

Written By Wolves are a fresh and progressive cinematic rock band and one of the most exciting new rock acts to come from New Zealand in recent years. Renowned for their highly energetic live show, the band have already shared the stage with international heavyweights such as Machine Gun Kelly, Limp Bizkit, Pendulum, Sublime With Rome, Suicidal Tendencies, We The Kings and Four Year Strong, to name just a few. Since forming in 2014, the band has amassed over 310,000 monthly listeners and more than 36 million streams on Spotify, as well as over 100,000 subscribers and 46 million views on YouTube.

WRITTEN BY WOLVES ARE:

Michael Murphy (Vocals)

Davie Wong (Guitar)

Bahador Borhani (Guitar)

Karl Woodhams (Drums)

Oli Lyons (Percussion, Samples, Electronic Wizardry)

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An Acoustic Night with Dispatch Fall Tour

Dispatch Announce Fall Acoustic Tour Dates, Presale Starts Monday, June 7 at 12PM ET, Eighth Studio Album Break Our Fall Out Now LISTEN HERE 

Break Our Fall is their eighth full-length album, and like their previous work, it’s full of consciousness and compassion, and it captures a raw energy that speaks to the band’s evolution as they try to make sense of the world around them. – WGBH

The album’s complex themes are a hallmark of Dispatch. Through this combination of empathetic songs and activism, Dispatch have created a complex, compassionate world for themselves and their fans. – American Songwriter

Inspired by events both political and personal, [the album] traces the emotional fallout from life-altering events, from shock to despair to hope. – WBUR

Dispatch laid out the blueprint for roots rock domination for other bands to follow. – High Times

Chadwick Stokes and Brad Corrigan have never abided by standard norms. It’s one of the many reasons why they have gained a dedicated following in Boston and beyond. – Dig Boston

Committed to using music as a vehicle for social and political change … weaving together a passion for music, art, history, and activism. – WGBH

Building awareness for social movements through their politically charged music, throwing massive benefit concerts and even founding their own nonprofits, these musicians were the next generation of changemakers before they began raising a new one. Having fully embraced their self-described 2.0 era, Dispatch deliver their most politically charged album yet, without abandoning their hopeful outlook or trademark hooks. – Relix

Celebrated roots rock band Dispatch are excited to announce a series of intimate acoustic dates this fall. Dubbed An Acoustic Night with Dispatch, founding members Chadwick Stokes and Brad Corrigan will be joined by longtime bandmates and collaborators Matt Embree, John JR Reilly and Mike Sawitzke + special guest Emelise on all dates. The excursion will kick off in Poughkeepsie, NY on September 25 and weave its way throughout the US until November, making stops in New Haven, Charlottesville, Cincinnati, Boulder, Aspen, Solana Beach and more (full routing below). Presale starts Monday, June 7 with code: BREAKOURFALL. Please visit their website for ticket notifications and more information. Local CDC requirements will be followed. The band recently released their highly anticipated 8th studio album, Break Our Fall, on Bomber Records/AWAL Recordings. PRESS HERE to listen!

The songs on Break Our Fall speak not only to Chadwick Stokes’ and Brad Corrigan’s personal evolution, but to human nature itself, charting a course from denial and resistance to growth and acceptance through deep introspection and empathetic character studies. For Stokes and Corrigan, the only constant these past few years has been change: marriage, birth, death, departure. Add to that an exceedingly tense political climate, long-overdue reckonings on racial justice/gender equality, and a runaway global pandemic, and you’ve got Break Our Fall, an album that enriches Dispatch’s distinguished legacy, on which the depth and breadth of the band’s stunning songwriting is displayed in full force. The music is pure Dispatch, blending infectious roots rock with hints of reggae, folk, and blues. The production is similarly lean and energetic, leaving plenty of space for some of the group’s most pointed, political lyrics to date. Working with frequent collaborators Mike Sawitzke (Eels) and John Dragonetti (The Submarines) to craft a wide-ranging collection of cathartic songs, the result is a timely and essential album from a band still breaking new ground two-and-a-half decades into its storied career, an ode to resilience and survival that manages to find hope and joy on even the darkest of days.

Making sense of our often-incomprehensible world has been at the core of Dispatch’s mission since the very start, when Chadwick Stokes and Brad Corrigan were still just students at Middlebury College in Vermont. Over the course of a slew of acclaimed studio and live albums and countless tours and festivals, the band would go on to become one of biggest success stories in independent music history, selling out three nights at Madison Square Garden and drawing over 100,000 fans to a massive outdoor show in their adopted hometown of Boston without any traditional radio or major label support. Rolling Stone called the group roots-rock heroes, while Billboard praised their seamless harmonies, ragged edges and breezy attitude, and SPIN hailed the band’s remarkable renaissance. Throughout their rise, Stokes and Corrigan took every opportunity to use their success for good, launching charitable organizations to fight poverty and mass incarceration, raising funds and awareness for environmental causes on the road, and even traveling as far afield as Nicaragua and Zimbabwe to work with children and communities in need.

For updates and information please visit Dispatch’s website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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Queen The Greatest

Queen The Greatest: A Celebration Of 50 Of The Greatest Moments

From The Queen Story So Far

 A 50-week YouTube series celebrating key moments in Queen’s history, reminding us why Queen and their music continue to be loved across the world.

Episode 11: “Queen : 1977 We Will Rock You (Part 1)  Rocking the World”  

An exclusive interview with Brian May revealing the inspiration behind not just one of Queen‘s greatest hits, but one of the most recognizable and loved songs in the history of rock music.

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Click HERE for Queen The Greatest – Episodes 1-10

Queen The Greatest, a year-long Queen Official YouTube celebration of the most extraordinary songs, performances and achievements from Queen’s story so far, this week revisits a song that would become not just one of Queen’s greatest hits, but also one of the most recognizable tracks in rock history, “We Will Rock You.”

In an exclusive and brand-new interview with Brian May, the legendary guitarist and songwriter shares how this iconic song written for the band’s 1977 News Of The World album came to life, the specific gig that inspired its creation, and what it has come to mean to him.

“Bingley Hall. This great hall in the Midlands. It was heaving. Its all sweaty and hot, the atmosphere is great. Everybodys jumping up and down, making a noise, and what they were doing was singing along. In those days, it was really new I have to tell you. You just didnt go to concerts where people sang to rock bands. But on this particular occasion they didnt stop. I think Id gone to sleep thinking what could an audience do, what could you ask them to do? Theyre all crammed in there, they cant do much, but they can stamp their feet they can clap their hands, and they can sing.”

“It just kind of came to me that we were all part of this scenario where were all young, and full of enthusiasm, we think we can change the world, and we get out there, we will rock you! We Will Rock You means we will change the world, and we feel like we can do it when were young. 

“And then looking ahead to when you get old, what happens when you get old and all this stuff has kind of blown over, and you stand there and you think what happened, did I change the world? What happened, who am I and what is the world to me now?

“I would like to leave the planet knowing that I just made a little bit of difference to the amount of decency that there is in the world. Not sure I can do that, but Im still trying. So that in a nutshell is what We Will Rock You is about.” – Brian May.

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Next week: Queen 1977 We Will Rock You (Part 2) – Rocking the World

Queen The Greatest: Episode 17: “Queen – Independence Day” – Watch HERE

Queen The Greatest : Episodes 1-16 – Watch HERE

After seven years together, Queen’s dream of creative and financial independence would finally come true. A look behind the scenes at that pivotal moment, featuring archive footage of Freddie, John and Roger, as well as a rare interview with the band’s long term manager, Jim Beach.

“Theres a million sharks out there.” – Roger Taylor

This week’s Queen The Greatest takes a look behind the scenes at one of the most significant moments in Queen’s history – the moment where one of their ultimate goals was realized: Queen’s Independence Day.

Last week’s episode focused on bassist John Deacon and the hits he provided for Queen. Deacon again features prominently in this week’s episode, in which the band reveals the dire straits they were in– even after three hit albums. The episode also explains how John’s steady hand and acumen brought Queen to one of the most significant points in its career: the moment they finally achieved their goal of financial and creative independence.

John reveals: “We didnt get a penny of record royalties from the first three albums. What we were looking at in that point in time was basically to just look after ourselves and do it completely on our own.”

Roger Taylor: “Its the long road to artistic, financial freedom which is so hard to find if youre successful to any degree cos theres a million sharks out there.” 

In early 1978, just before they embarked on recording their Jazz album, Queen finally took full control of their business affairs :setting up three entities to operate and manage their creative endeavors: Queen Productions Limited, Queen Music Limited and Queen Films Limited. This was at the time a highly unusual move for a band, but testament to their belief in their forward musical journey.

For the day-to-day running of the business, Queen turned to Jim Beach, who they had first met in 1975 when the band’s quest for financial independence truly began. It was a meeting that left a lasting impression on Jim.

He recalls that first meeting: “I first met Queen when I was a solicitor at Harbottle and Lewis in London. I was a partner, and I was running what was then a very fledgling music department. It was a show-business firm, and we were used to fairly bizarre clients, but I remember when Queen arrived, the receptionist telephoned me and said, ‘Mr. Beach, Queen are here,’ and I said.’Yes, fine, would you like to send them up.’ And she whispered down the phone, she said, ‘have you seen them?’” 

“And I said, ‘well yes,’ she said, ‘well one of thems got nail varnish on. And I said, ‘well really?’ ‘Yes, black nail varnish. And I said, ‘well fine,’ ‘yes, but its only on one hand. And I said, ‘dont be silly, come on, send them up’. I always remember Freddie walked in first, they sat down, and Freddie kicked straight off by saying, weve recorded three albums, our managers just bought his second Rolls Royce, and were on sixty quid a week, so somethings wrong.” 

But it wasn’t just the business side where Queen wanted to be masters of their own destiny; their News of The World album had proved that in the studio they were also ready to take full control.

John Deacon: ”It comes to a stage where all you really need is an engineer, because the idea of balancing and sounds you want, an artist or musician should really know what they want. And the only person needed to implement that is an engineer. And when youre doing a mix, when youre mixing down the track from the tapes, I mean its setting it up and then we actually sit down and work the controls as well.”

On that occasion, long-time Queen Engineer Mike Stone had become the invaluable assistant that enabled the band to enjoy the creative freedom they craved in the studio. 

This independence had been hard fought for, and after seven years together, when most bands might be coming to their natural end, Queen had finally successfully maneuvered themselves into a position where they could go from strength to strength. 

And it’s fair to say, the best was yet to come.

Jim Beach continues to manage Queen.

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*Credit: Photography by Neal Preston, Queen Productions Ltd.

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AFI – BODIES

AFI SHARES NEW TRACK TIED TO A TREE AND UPCOMING ALBUM BODIES

AFI has shared Tied To A Tree, the latest track from their eagerly-awaited new album Bodies, due June 11, 2021 via Rise Records.

This is not only my favorite song on the record, but an exemplification of the evolution of the band,” guitarist Jade Puget says.

Last week, AFI launched a remix contest for their recent single Dulcería. The contest can be found within The Bodies Experience interactive 360° website, where fans can download song stems and create their own take on the track. Top submissions will be showcased online and will win exclusive prizes, including a “golden ticket” to future AFI shows. Deadline for entry is Friday, June 4 at 11:59pm PT.

The band also recently unveiled The Ritual Collection, a new line of merch that can be found exclusively in The Bodies Experience. This includes a special deck of oracle cards (with one card for each song), soy prayer candles and incense — all fitting counterparts to the dark and brooding new track. The artwork for the Tied To A Tree visualizer is based on the art found on the oracle card deck.

AFI are leaders, not followers. A collective in a perpetual state of creative evolution as fluid as the evocative figures contorting on the cover of Bodies, their newest collection of songs. The record is a snapshot of unrelenting artists in motion, unconcerned with compromise or outside demands.

AFI’s unshakeable connection with their audience is a testament to the band’s knack for reinvention, renewal, and exploration, anchored by an unblemished authenticity. AFI songs are embedded in the spiritual DNA of a legion of supporters and Bodies is further demonstration of AFI’s unwavering commitment to artistic exploration, a dark conjuration of an uncapturable muse. The album was produced by the band’s own Jade Puget, mixed by Tony Hoffer (M83, Phoenix, Silversun Pickups), and mastered by Vlado Meller (Oasis, Pink Floyd).

The band initially summoned a steady subcultural groundswell in the mid-90s, devoid of careerist ambitions. The band first made music as teenaged misfits in an obscure Northern California town, steadily assembling a dense catalog over the years marked by its diversity and authenticity.

“AFI is such an integral part of who I am. What we do with AFI together is a foundation for me,” explains front man Davey Havok. “Coming back is a return to a home I’ve always known.”

It’s a sentiment shared by the entire band. “I couldn’t do what I do in AFI in any other place,” observes guitarist Jade Puget. “Davey and I have written songs together for over 20 years now. I couldn’t find the thing he and I have together anywhere else, nor the thing the four of us have when we come together. AFI is home for me and will always be that.”

“At this point, it’s not even a choice. It’s just what I do,” drummer Adam Carson concurs. “I started this band with Davey when I was 16. It’s something that I love so much. It’s just a part of me.”

“Every album is an opportunity to show people a snapshot of our evolution,” adds bassist Hunter Burgan. “And with this band, it’s always something fresh. We’ve been playing together for so long that I have a deep understanding of each of my bandmates’ musical styles, and yet I am still pleasantly surprised by the new things they bring to each record.”

“Anyone who knows our catalog knows that no two records really sit together,” Puget points out. “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.”

AFI never stepped into the mainstream; the masses came to them. The platinum success of Sing the Sorrow blazed a path for a generation of hardcore-punk weaned bands to similarly crossover. Decemberunderground upended expectations again and earned AFI a second platinum plaque. Crash Love was another adventurous turn, with expansive and almost optimistic-sounding melodies, glistening with emotion. The haunting Burials arrived four years later, debuting in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200. The self-titled follow-up, commonly referred to as The Blood Album, became AFI’s second-highest charting album since their inception, debuting at No. 5 in 2017. After the release of The Blood Album, the band was hardly content to rest on its laurels. AFI then released yet another highly praised addition to their discography, 2018’s The Missing Man EP.

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Bodies available for preorder HERE.

AFI

BODIES tracklist

  1. Twisted Tongues
  2. Far Too Near
  3. Dulcería
  4. On Your Back
  5. Escape From Los Angeles
  6. Begging For Trouble
  7. Back From The Flesh
  8. Looking Tragic
  9. Death Of The Party
  10. No Eyes
  11. Tied To A Tree

 

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Inhaler Announces 2022 Tour

INHALER ANNOUNCE MARCH 2022 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR, TICKETS ON SALE MAY 21, Dublin Quartet To Release Debut Album It Won’t Always Be Like This July 9th

Inhaler announce their North American tour kicking off March 4, 2022 in Atlanta at Terminal West and wrapping up March 31, 2022 in Los Angeles at The Belasco Theatre (see below for complete itinerary).   Tickets are available to the general public on May 21 at 10am local time. Tickets can be purchased here.  The Dublin quartet’s first full-length, It Won’t Always Be Like This, will be released on July 9th on Interscope Records and is available to pre-order here. It’s a record that sees Elijah Hewson (vocals and guitar), Josh Jenkinson (guitar), Robert Keating (bass) and Ryan McMahon (drums) turn their early promise into something special, an album teeming with expansive indie-rock grooves and soaring anthems. We really had the opportunity to explore our sound, says Hewson.

We’re extremely happy to announce our next American venture, says Inhaler. Hard to believe we’ve gone this long without each other.  Can’t wait to play you new music.

The album includes the single Cheer Up Baby, a swooping, epic singalong alongside early fan favorites My Honest Face and title track It Won’t Always Be Like This. Inhaler made their U.S. television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden in March where they performed  Cheer Up Baby.  Inhaler has amassed a diehard fan base despite only releasing a handful of singles which have been streamed over 52 million times.   

Inhaler will play a full tour of the UK and Ireland later this year before heading to the states for their March 2022 North American headline tour.  The dates in September, October and December include brand new UK tour dates alongside the band’s rescheduled tour of Ireland. Click here for a complete list of UK and Ireland tour dates. 

See below for a complete list of Inhaler’s 2022 North American tour dates

March 4 – Atlanta, Terminal West

March 5 – Nashville, The Basement East

March 7 – Washington DC, 9:30 Club

March 8 – Philadelphia, Theatre Of Living Arts

March 10 – New York, Irving Plaza

March 11 – Brooklyn, Warsaw

March 12 – Boston, Royale

March 14 – Toronto, Phoenix Concert Theatre

March 15 – Detroit, St Andrews Hall

March 17 – Chicago, House Of Blues

March 18 – Milwaukee, Rave II

March 19 – Minneapolis, First Avenue

March 21 – Denver, Summit Music Hall

March 22 – Salt Lake City, The Depot

March 24 – Vancouver, The Commodore Ballroom

March 25 – Seattle, The Showbox

March 26 – Portland, Wonder Ballroom

March 28 – San Francisco, The Fillmore

March 29 – San Diego, The Observatory North Park

March 31 – Los Angeles, The Belasco  

Inhaler formed while still at school in Dublin, bonding over a love of Joy Division, The Stone Roses, Kings Of Leon, The Strokes, Interpol, The Cure and more. A string of captivating singles and their fevered live show have earned them a diehard fanbase. The band were originally meant to begin recording It Won’t Always Be Like This in March 2020 but their plans were derailed by lockdown. Instead of moping, they used the period as a time to rethink and reimagine what their debut album could be.

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Martin Garrix, Bono, The Edge via Louis Van Barr for Sony Music for use by 360 Magazine

Martin Garrix × Bobo × The Edge – We Are The People

Sony Music Netherlands/RCA Records today announce the release of the official UEFA EURO 2020 song “We Are The People” from Martin Garrix, featuring Bono and The Edge. The song is accompanied by an official music video starring all three artists. The visuals work in synergy with the song and together make for an uplifting and inspiring story.

Watch the music video HERE

With the track in the making for three years, Garrix had felt from the early stages of the creative process that Bono’s vocals would make the perfect fit for “We Are the People.” His vision came to life when both Bono and his U2 bandmate The Edge agreed to feature on the song. The collaboration evolved further with Bono writing the lyrics and creating melodies and The Edge adding the leading guitar riffs, resulting in a perfect blend of the signature sounds of each artist.

Martin Garrix said: “Creating the music for one of the biggest sports events in the world together with Bono and The Edge has been an incredible experience. I’m very proud of what we did together and excited to finally share it with the world!”

“We Are The People” reminds us that a song can address challenges facing the world at a given time and present a unified response. It is a hymn sheet from which we can all sing wherever we may come from, but especially in Europe where the UEFA tournament will capture the attention of the whole world. “We Are The People” hopes to reflect the positivity, hope and determination required for any team to succeed, as well as offer a sense of togetherness which fits the theme of UEFA EURO 2020: Unity. For the first time in EURO history, the tournament is being played across the continent, which will display the overriding theme of unity throughout.

Next to the official track, Garrix has also produced the official walkout and broadcast music for the tournament. Releasing on his 25th birthday, the song is a testament to his impressive march through the ranks of the music industry so far. Every UEFA EURO Championship since 1992 has had an official song with the likes of Nelly Furtado, Simply Red, and Enrique Iglesias providing the tournament’s soundtrack in the past. 

“The long wait is almost over, and we are delighted to officially unveil the official song for UEFA EURO 2020: ‘We Are The People’, which features some of the world’s most celebrated artists in Martin Garrix, Bono and The Edge,” said UEFA marketing director Guy-Laurent Epstein.

“Football and music have the power of bringing people together. They are vectors of passion and emotion and combining them will extend further the fan celebration of the tournament, as well as reaching out to new audiences. With the star-studded line-up we have pulled together to create the tournament’s official music, we are confident of doing just this.”

UEFA EURO 2020 is being held across the continent for the first time in the competition’s history, with 11 host cities in all. Amsterdam, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome, Saint Petersburg and Seville will all host matches this summer with the first match kicking off at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on June 11, 2021 with Turkey facing Italy. The final will take place at Wembley Stadium, London on July, 11 2021.

Martin Garrix, Bono, The Edge via Sony Music for use bt 360 Magazine