Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy Eat World is planning to celebrate their 10th birthday by doing what they (and we) love the most - a new tour. Fans can check out their new fall dates in the US on their Facebook page. On top of that, Jimmy will be reissuing three of their old albums as double LPs. The list consists of Static Prevails scheduled for release on August 19th, Clarity on September 2nd, and Futures on September 30th. Pre-order them here.
Known as the late 80s rock icons and influencers of other legends like Nirvana, the Pixies have recently made a comeback with their new album Indie Cindy, launched on April 29th. More than a comeback, the band has taken a new trajectory with the addition of a new bassist - Ding - replacing the former bassist Kim Deal. Fans have been gradually introduced into their new work through the release of several EPs in the past years. On May 30th, the band aired their latest music video "Silver Snail." Be sure to check out their tour dates and enjoy the free download of "Women of War" from their site.
Weezer wins the crown for the band making the most enigmatic comeback. Through a series of puzzling and obscure YouTube videos, the band has been promoting their forthcoming album named Everything Will Be Alright. Although the members haven't confirmed a specific date yet, they’ve announced they’re collaborating on new work with their Blue and Green albums’ producer, Ric Ocasek - aka frontman of the band Cars. In the past few months, Weezer has been luring listeners with a series of teasers including snippets of their songs "The Waste Land," "Ain't Got Nobody," and "Eulogy for a Rock Band." Stay tuned by subscribing to their YouTube channel as well as Facebook.
Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys has recently shared the news of his new solo album. The former frontman of the 60s’ hottest rock band has some top names in the music industry collaborating on his project. These include Lana Del Rey, Frank Ocean, country singer Kacey Musgraves, and Zooey Deschanel. Fans can expect the dark Del Rey vibe in his ballad "Last Song" and Ocean's talent in "Special Love." Wilson has shared exquisite details of Zooey Deschanel contributing to a track named "On the Island" while Musgraves worked with him in "Sharing a New Day." Although much negative attitude has risen in response to his new work, the Beach Boys mastermind himself addressed the issue via Facebook defending his new album. We are all anticipating for a mind-blowing package of old and new talents.
Michelle Branch was reportedly "beyond stoked" around February of this year - not because of the Super Bowl, but due to her third album that she started working on. The country and pop singer posted a picture of her flight tickets to Nashville in her Instagram, saying she was on her way to record. Branch released her first country album, Everything Comes and Goes, as an EP in 2010. Her second album, West Coast Time, was a pop one that did not made it big to the charts. Over the last decade, Branch has had several record label issues that have hindered her records. We think her time in the music spotlight was too brief and are stoked to see her coming back soon.
Yeah Yeah Yeah's singer, Karen O, will be debut her first solo album on September 9th. Crush Songs is the name of her new LP that is comprised of songs she recorded back in 2006 and 2007. Under the Cult Records label, Karen has taken a hiatus from her 14-year-old role as Yeah Yeah Yeah's vocalist and worked on a few lo-fi songs of her own. While her one-week-old YouTube channel does not have any trailers yet, she mentioned in the press that her songs will resemble "The Moon Song" - her Oscar-nominated track for the film Her. In a press release she attributed Crush Songs' influences to the "ever continuing love crusade" she experienced in her late 20s. To all those hopeless romantics out there, follow her on Facebook and listen to "The Moon Song."
By Sun Jung