Music and Media: Blink 182 “Bored To Death” Covers Sweep The Internet

blink-182-all-american-low-2016-tour-dates-poster-600x454.jpgSomething has to be said about the massive wave of 2000’s pop-punk nostalgia we are getting from the music scene this year…And with this comes new music from some of our all time favorites, Blink 182. From last year’s breakup and lineup changes removing Tom Delonge for Alkaline Trio‘s Matt Skiba… the band has been working on new material and touring with the new lineup.

Now, Blink have announced a new album called California, which is set to be released on July 1st, 2016. California will be special as a comeback record, as it will be the first album in 5 years from Blink 182, and the first including Skiba.

With the announcement of the album, also came tour news and the new song that has the internet and fans rejoicing, “Bored To Death”.  Bringing in an eerie “Adam’s Song” likeness and style of older Blink 182 with heavy basslines and Mark’s vocals, it’s no surprise it is a huge hit among fans as the band makes their comeback.

The song even sparked internet creators to do various covers, including one in particular from Youtuber Alex Melton. Although the original recording is the official lineup of Mark, Travis and Matt… this Youtube musician took it a step further with his cover to mimic the iconic vocals of old vocalist and guitarist, Tom Delonge.

Alex states, “I was curious to know what the new Blink-182 single would sound like if Tom was still in the band, so I recorded a version doing my best Mark and Tom impressions, and just trying to get a passable attempt at Travis’s ridiculous drum parts.”

We commend your talent Alex, to give such an interesting take on the new song (and giving all our hearts a bit of homage to the old Blink lineup and Delonge) as it gives a dynamic that is so unique in itself coming from another musician so inspired by the band.

Check out the cover below and make sure to preorder California here or purchase tickets to the tour here!

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Andy Biersack Marries Longtime Girlfriend Juliet Simms in Intimate Wedding

More punk rock wedding news!

This time, the happy couple are none other than Black Veil Brides frontman, Andy Biersack and his longtime girlfriend, the equally as talented singer, Juliet Simms. The couple shared photos announcing their marriage in a few Instagram posts and over other social medias.

As fans and others rejoiced in the comments, we couldn’t be happier for these two.

The couple met years ago at Warped Tour 2011 and have been dating exclusively for 5 years, making music together and being absolutely adorable.

These two are definitely a match made in music heaven! Congratulations to Andy and Juliet!

Watch Juliet and Andy below in the music video for “End Of The World” :

Stories For Monday Is Here!

The highly anticipated album, Stories For Monday, from The Summer Set is finally here!

The album plays out as a comeback album for The Summer Set, although never officially broken up, the band did almost give up on music a year ago before coming back together to write Stories For Monday, making it unique with it’s themes and lyrics.Along with the soft vocals of front man Brian Logan Dales, this album is definitely something special to the band, and something new and unique to share with their audience.

The track “All In” definitely fits the vibe for a comeback record, as it highlights all the current band members and the moment they came back together as a band to continue making music and continue on as friends.

Make sure to purchase Stories For Monday and catch The Summer Set on tour in May, as well as dates on the Vans Warped Tour this summer!

MAYDAY PARADE RELEASE VIDEO FOR “LETTING GO”

 

Floridian emo favorites  Mayday Parade, just made their presence known with the release of a new music video for the track “Letting Go” from their latest album release, Black Lines.

The video for the single showcases the ever powerful vocals of frontman Derek Sanders, but also displays an emotional tone to the visuals. With lyrics such as “If you’re letting go, let me go softly.” definitely paints an emotional picture about lost love and even life changes and decisions, but nevertheless gives us the feeling that we love with every Mayday Parade song.

 

Mayday Parade are currently finishing up tour alongside The Maine, as well will be having dates this summer on the 2016 Vans Warped Tour…check out dates below!

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MAYDAY PARADE & THE MAINE w/ SPECIAL GUEST THE TECHNICOLORS 

Mar 29 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
Mar 30 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Apr 1 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
Apr 2 – Las Vegas, NV @ Extreme Thing Sports & Music Festival | at Desert Breeze Park

VANS WARPED TOUR 

Jun 24 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
Jun 25 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Jun 26 – Houston, TX @ NRG Park-Main Street Lot
Jun 27 – New Orleans, LA @ Mardi Gras World
Jun 29 – Nashville, TN @ The Fairgrounds Nashville
Jun 30 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheater
Jul 1 – St Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park
Jul 2 – Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field
Jul 3 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheater at South Florida Fairgrounds
Jul 5 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Jul 6 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Jul 7 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater
Jul 8 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
Jul 9 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater
Jul 10 – Hartford, CT @ The XFINITY Theatre
Jul 11 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Jul 13 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
Jul 14 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul 15 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Jul 16 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Jul 17 – Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C Bank Arts Center
Jul 19 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
Jul 20 – Cuyahoga Fallas, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Jul 21 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Jul 22 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
Jul 23 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Jul 24 – Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park
Jul 26 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheater
Jul 27 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Jul 28 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Jul 30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark
Jul 31 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center Arena Lot
Aug 1 – Albuquerque, NM @ Balloon Fiesta Park
Aug 2 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Salt River Fields
Aug 5 – San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field
Aug 6 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
Aug 7 – Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
Aug 9 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Aug 11 – Nampa, ID @ Ford Amphitheater
Aug 12 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater
Aug 13 – Portland, OR @ Portland Expo Center

3 years without My Chemical Romance

Earlier this week on March 22, 2016,  marked the 3 year anniversary of when emo band My Chemical Romance called it quits. While former members are still making music and successful solo careers, there is still a huge hole in many fans hearts that only MCR can fulfil.

Ex – Frontman Gerard Way, recently tweeted his acknowledgement of the anniversary. “The last three years definitely feel like ten,” Way said. “In a much better place- happy, productive. Of course I miss everyone. Thanks for the support.”

 

Although Way leaves the anniversary on a positive note, many fans would love a potential reunion and comeback of the band, even though many of the former members have moved on to bigger projects in the music scene.

Until then, one can always reminisce on the greatness that was mid-2000’s MCR in all their glory. And if Gerard feels better then we should be okay… (we’re not okay, we promise).

Revive those MCR feels with some throwback videos below of the iconic band :

Andy Black releases video for new song “We Don’t Have To Dance”

Black Veil Brides frontman, Andy Biersack, has been working on forming his solo project Andy Black for over a year now. Starting off with an audience begging for more when first song, “They Don’t Need To Understand” debuted, the musician has been fairly quiet about the project until now.

With teasers released over the last few months, we finally get another video from the upcoming debut album from the musician, a song titled “We Don’t Have To Dance”.

The song is taken from Andy’s debut album ‘The Shadow Side’, which is set to release on May 6th via Island Records.

Seattle Police station share photos of shotgun in Cobain case

The fabled case of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain has been floating about the media for the past two decades. Cobain’s body was found in Seattle on April 8, 1994. An investigation determined that days earlier, Cobain had gone into the greenhouse of his large home and taken a massive dose of heroin. He then shot himself with a 20-gauge shotgun and Cobain’s death was ultimately ruled a suicide.

Recently, the 90’s grunge rocker’s name is back in the news yet again, as the Seattle Police Station revealed new photos of the shotgun found at the 1994 crime scene.

Seattle police cold case Detective Mike Ciesynski is shown holding Cobain’s gun at different angles in five photos posted to the police department’s website Wednesday.

This is the first time the Nirvana frontman’s gun, recently photographed and released by cold case homicide Det. Michael Ciesynski (pictured below), has been shown to the public.

 

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Det. Micheal Ciesynski pictured with case shotgun.

Although the case was re-opened briefly in 2014 to develop extra film in the file, the Seattle Police Department still conclude the grunge star’s death a suicide.

 

Conspiracy or not, this allows us all to jump back to the 90’s and grunge rock high just for a little while… especially now that various documentaries on the Cobain case (Soaked in Bleach and Kurt and Courtney) are featured on Netflix streaming. 😉

Link to more photos and full case on file from Seattle Police Dept. : http://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2014/03/31/detectives-reviews-cobain-case-which-remains-closed/

 

Watch Josh Ramsay’s emotional performance of ‘Wildfire’

While Mariana’s Trench have been busy touring for months this spring in the U.S after the October release of Astoria, a new chapter is unfolding as the Canadian band head home to continue the tour in Canada.

One of these highlights is the first performance of ‘Wildfire’, a song that was specifically cut out of the tour lineup, at least until the March 9th show of the Never Say Die Tour in Kingston, ON.

Front-man Josh Ramsay previewed that something special was coming via Twitter for the Candian tour, that would take a lot of courage and be emotionally tolling.

And then March 9th rolled around and ‘Wildfire’ was performed live for the first time on the tour.

Ramsay quickly states to the crowd that he “Honestly wasn’t ready to perform it in front of anyone yet. Be gentle.” before slowly going into a powerful performance.

Throughout the performance, Ramsay struggles a bit, but ultimately gives the crowd an emotional and fantastic performance.  And it’s absolutely beautiful.

Watch the performance below courtesy of Canandian fan,  Grace Bongard :

 

Twitter overflowed with messages after the performance, and Ramsay wrote simply :

All the love to Josh Ramsay and to the guys of Mariana’s Trench for spreading beautiful music wherever they go! ❤

 

Catch Mariana’s Trench on Tour Now : CANADA DATES

Purchase Astoria : Itunes  Amazon

 

Bring Me The Horizon release video for ‘Follow You’

Bring Me The Horizon have just released a brand new video for the track “Follow You” off of their 5th studio album released earlier this year, That’s The Spirit.

The video has an eerie,  apocalyptic vibe which was not what most fans expected for this song… but definitely gives the song a whole new image and feeling. There are many graphic scenes, violence, some societal commentary and even zombies. It’s definitely a war zone to say the least.

Although different than expected, the internet has already spread a few memes of the video’s main character… and it’s pretty entertaining.

All in all, the video is beautifully done and definitely sends the message that That’s The Spirit embodies as an album.

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Catch Bring Me The Horizon on their headlining tour starting this April : Bring Me The Horizon announce Spring 2016 Tour!

Melanie Martinez premieres video for ‘Crybaby’

Out of many indie artists, Melanie Martinez has come out on top as one of the biggest of 2016.

After the release of her debut album Cry Baby, the unique female artist has gained a huge following, and fans that are inspired by her unique artistry, creative vision and way of storytelling.  Throughout the album Cry Baby, the audience is pulled into this world of oddities and troubles, and highly relatable family dynamics that are so moving to many in today’s society.

Melanie has released various videos to accompany many tracks on the album, but today was the title track ‘Cry Baby’ and the video can’t be more perfect.

 

Concept albums always are beautifully done and share a uniqueness to anything else when it comes to videos.

With the story of Martinez’s Cry Baby character… you can’t help but want to know more about her. Throughout other videos such as “Soap”, “Carousel”, “Pity Party” and “DollHouse” you become invested, and with the video for the track “Cry Baby” brings us to the very beginning of the storyline (or so it seems).

Melanie Martinez is currently finishing up her nationwide Cry Baby Tour. Check out the remaining dates here : TOUR DATES 

Or listen to more Melanie Martinez and the Cry Baby album below :