5 Seconds of Summer will be playing an arena show at the Forum in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 15th. According to the press release I just got, the band's new album "has already peaked at No. 1 globally on iTunes in 71 countries, and has secured more preorders than any other artist in the history of Universal Music Group." Oh, and Universal Music most certainly classifies them as "pop-punk" (actually, to be fair, it's "pop-punk sensations"). This sort of reminds me of when Simple Plan kind of came out of nowhere (from the ashes of Reset) and everyone did a collective, "Huh? These guys aren't pop-punk!", and now they're effectively written into the pop-punk lexicon. It seems like...
You can now stream Mayer Hawthorne's new album, Where Does This Door Go, on NPR. Be sure to give this a listen, it's easily one of my favorite releases of 2013. Look for my review by the end of the week.
On last night's edition of The Gunz Show, Gunz spoke with Alex Deleon, lead vocalist of The Cab, in which he mentioned the band are starting to record their brand new record today. In other odd news, Alex also delivered a baby tiger while touring overseas.
Somehow Youngblood Hawke flew under my radar for the past couple months. That all came to end today when I heard their single "We Come Running" which you can stream on their Facebook. Their sound is like Passion Pit meets fun.. If you dig what you hear, you can pick up their EP on iTunes and Amazon MP3.
The Weeknd has partnered with Universal to release Trilogy (House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence) on November 13th. The physical and digital releases will also feature new music. Additionally, The Weeknd will drop his first single "Wicked Games" sometime soon to digital retailers.
Owl City's new album, The Midsummer Station, can be pre-ordered on iTunes here.
01) Dreams and Disasters
02) Shooting Star
04) Dementia (feat. Mark Hoppus)
05) I'm Coming After You
06) Speed of Love
07) Good Time (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen)
11) Take It All Away
12) Bombshell Blonde
Saint Etienne has released a new track titled, "Answer Song" which you can currently stream, here. The track can be found on the band's upcoming full-length, Words and Music by Saint Etienne, which is scheduled to be released on May 21st.
1. We're Back!
3. I Just Had Sex
4. Jack Sparrow
5. Attracted To Us
7. My Mic - Interlude
8. Turtleneck & Chain
9. Shy Ronnie 2: Ronnie & Clyde
10. Trouble On Dookie Island
11. Falcor vs. Atreyu - Classy Skit #1
13. The Creep
14. Watch Me Do Me - Classy Skit #2
15. Threw It On The Ground
17. After Party
18. No Homo
19. No Homo Outro
20. Reba (Two Worlds Collide) [iTunes Bonus Track]
Owl City will release All Things Bright and Beautiful on May 17th. Pre-order (and first single) is now on iTunes.
01) The Real World
02) Deer in the Headlights
04) Dreams Don't Turn to Dust
05) Honey and the Bee
07) January 28, 1986
09) Hospital Flowers
10) Alligator Sky
11) The Yacht Club
12) Plant Life
13) How I Became the Sea (Bonus Track)