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Pierce The Veil Announce New Album ‘The Jaws Of Life’

At midnight on November 11th, Pierce The Veil took to social media to announce their new album, The Jaws of Life, which will release on February 10, 2023.

“We’re so proud to announce our fifth studio album, #TheJawsOfLife drops on February 10th, 2023. Recording these songs was an extraordinary experience that brought us closer as a band than we’ve ever felt. We can’t wait for you to hear it,” the band wrote on Twitter. They also posted a short clip with new singles Emergency Contact and Pass The Nirvana playing in the background as the track list for The Jaws Of Life showed.

This news comes just as Emergency Contact was released the day before, and with Pass The Nirvana coming out a couple of months prior to that. Leading up to it, the band had been teasing an announcement for Friday. In addition to that, Pierce The Veil released the music video for Emergency Contact, which was directed by Marc Klasfeld.

The track list for The Jaws Of Life is:

  1. Death Of An Executioner
  2. Pass The Nirvana
  3. Even When I’m Not With You
  4. Emergency Contact
  5. Flawless Execution
  6. The Jaws Of Life
  7. Damn The Man, Save The Empire
  8. Resilience
  9. Irrational Fears (Interlude)
  10. Shared Trauma
  11. So Far So Fake
  12. Fractures (featuring Chloe Moriondo)

We’re so excited for The Jaws Of Life! Which song are you most excited to hear? Let us know in the comments.

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ALBUM REVIEW: L.S. Dunes – ‘Past Lives’

The day is finally here. Music supergroup L.S. Dunes have released their album, Past Lives. The group consists of Anthony Green from Circa Survive, Frank Iero from My Chemical Romance, Travis Stever from Coheed and Cambria, and Tim Payne and Tucker Rule from Thursday. Between the months of speculation about the band members, finally getting that confirmation, and seeing their first couple of performances at Riot Fest and Aftershock festival, the anticipation for Past Lives grew and grew. I’m so excited to finally be able to delve into this album, so let’s get into it, track by track.

2022: The opening song sets the tone for the album. 2022 lets us know exactly what we’re getting into. The ebb and flow of this track is absolutely gorgeous. Switching between quiet parts with a loud guitar buildup, the song talks about surviving, about doing the impossible no matter what. This is further strengthened by its lyrics: “If I can’t make it ‘til 2022/Least we’ll see how long I can swim.” Anthony’s screams add to the song, creating a perfect melody. I think it may be my favorite song from the album, but there are still ten more songs to explore…

Antibodies: This song is fun. That’s it. L.S. Dunes seems to draw its inspiration from the post-hardcore and emo bands of the 2000’s. Antibodies perfectly captures that feeling. The riffs are not from one single band, but rather a mixture of all of them from that time. And yet, the song is still fresh and manages to have an L.S. Dunes twist on it. Complete with Anthony’s impressive high notes, Antibodies makes for a strong second track on the album.

Grey Veins: Oh, that bass line in Grey Veins? Yeah, it gave me chills too. And the drum buildup to the chorus is stunning. There’s so much anticipation in this one, coupled with Anthony’s repetition of “lonely shadows.” There are so many layers in the song musically without even examining the lyrics yet. Yet one of my favorite lyrics from this track has to be the chorus, “I don’t wanna kill time like it doesn’t matter/You chose this instrument yourself/Stop trying to make a scene like you give a shit/You don’t have to believe in anything.” The guitar riffs at the end are gritty and loud and make a great ending for a great song. This song is catchy and I find myself returning to it a lot.

Like Forever: I have never heard a song that gave me the overwhelming urge to want to dance, but here we are with Like Forever. The riffs in this one may be my favorite ever. Anthony starts the song snarling and loud, and the listener is immediately thrown into the organized chaos that is this track. Like Forever is full of energy and that lasts throughout the song; there are no breaks and there is no time to catch up, but that’s okay because you’re going to have fun the whole time.

Blender: Anthony’s vocals really shine in Blender I think. The song sounds so impossibly melancholy and it’s amplified by the long guitar riffs. However, this isn’t a “slow” song by any means. There’s still that infectious energy that runs through it, runs through all of Past Lives. This track to me oddly feels like one that you would play at the end of a movie when the characters are all realizing the weight of the choices they made.

Past Lives: We’ve made it to the namesake! Past Lives starts with a ridiculously cool drum beat. The chorus of this track is one of hope: “I’m not all my mistakes/No matter what they say about it/There’s no use giving up/I know we can get well.” All of the members of L.S. Dunes have spoken about how this band saved them, and how this band formed at a time when they needed it the most. You can really hear how true that is in the lyrics. I really love the middle of the song, when it gets sort of quiet and then picks back up for the ending.

It Takes Time: Another track that starts out deceptively quiet and gets progressively louder. The great bass line keeps the listener hooked. This song is about the slow, non-linear progress it takes to heal, paired with the lyrics “To collect my anchor/To collect my end/To collect my anchor/Matter over mind/One day at a time.

Bombsquad: Listeners of Bombsquad may be immediately drawn to the guitar riff in the beginning. Another high-energy song that left me reeling, Bombsquad pulled no punches with lyrics such as “I don’t want to wait in purgatory,” Thy fear will eat you dead,” and “Our hate fuels everything,” this track is angry and wants everyone to know it with loud vocals and guitar.

Grifter: And it doesn’t really stop either. Grifter is number nine on Past Lives, and it goes hard. The drums and guitar riffs are top-notch. And the lyrics? They’re some of my favorites from the whole album. “All that divides/And all that breaks you,” “It’s impossible to see/Make a mockery of me.Grifter ends with a slow fade-out that fits the song and leaves the listener wanting more.

Permanent Rebellion: Permanent Rebellion was the very first single L.S. Dunes released. You would think we know it pretty well by now, but every time I listen to it I find something new. That guitar riff is so catchy with the drum beat. It’s a song that’s impossible not to sing along with. I really like the lyrics “I don’t wanna be alone like this/Why don’t you make it what you want to be.” Those last lingering guitar notes are perfect as well.

Sleep Cult: To close out Past Lives, we have Sleep Cult, which is a slow song. I immediately thought of its lullaby-like quality when I first listened, with its soothing guitar notes and Anthony’s crooning. This song is absolutely beautiful and has the most heart-wrenching lyrics: “To die in this dimension/Would protect all the things that want to do your harm,” and “I’m sorry that I wish that I was dead.” If I had to pick a song that I suspected Anthony Green poured all of his bleeding heart into, my guess would be Sleep Cult. The song ends, and if you’re emotional like me, you’re left absolutely devastated.

Past Lives is a project of love. Passion and enthusiasm ooze out of every single note and lyric. Five people with an overwhelming love for music and who are all extremely talented came together when they needed it the most and released Past Lives to fans who didn’t even know they would need it. This album is a love letter to the fans, and to the members themselves.

You can stream Past Lives below and let us know what you think!

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Pretty Reckless – ‘Other Worlds’

The Pretty Reckless released their newest album, Other Worlds, on Friday, November 4th. “We’re so proud to share this collection of acoustic recordings, covers, and other re-imaginings with you.” the band wrote on Twitter. This is the band’s newest release since Death by Rock and Roll in 2021.

At first, it seemed strange to me for The Pretty Reckless to release an album full of acoustic songs, covers, and remixes. However, the band knocked it out of the park. With Ben Philips on guitar, Jamie Perkins on drums, Mark Damon on bass, and of course Taylor Momsen’s vocals and her own guitar playing, TPR created an eclectic mix of songs that will keep listeners engaged.

Combined with moody acoustic guitar playing and Momsen’s low, stunning vocals, Other Worlds is a completely different sound than The Pretty Reckless’ other albums. It slows things down and gives the listener a chance to take in the great sound production. A personal favorite song of mine is the acoustic version of 25. Taylor Momsen hits every note with ease and grace and that particular song is as haunting as it is beautiful.

The other songs on the album are just as captivating. The original and remixed versions of Got So High are full of mourning, which is only amplified by Taylor’s voice and the stripped-back guitar. The Pretty Reckless also manage to put some great covers in there with Elvis Costello’s (What’s So Funny ‘ Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding, David Bowie’s Quicksand, and SOUNDGARDEN’s Halfway There (complete with SOUNDGARDEN’s drummer Matt Cameron on the track). These covers do justice to the original artists while still managing to put in the band’s own twist on them.

Another standout track is Death by Rock and Roll, an acoustic cover taken straight from last year’s album by the same name. The track sticks to its original beats while allowing Taylor’s voice to shine throughout.

All in all, Other Worlds lets The Pretty Reckless take their sound to new places. This album proves that despite their guitar-heavy albums in the past, the band can still do an amazing, laid-back acoustic album. With dark undertones and somber guitar playing, Other Worlds comes in just in time for fall.

Check out the album below and let us know what you think!

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Halsey Releases New Single ‘So Good’

Halsey was finally able to release her new single, So Good.

The song is a soft pop ballad that still has a bit of rock influence from their latest album, If I Can’t Have Love. Then I Want Power. Despite the taste of rock that listeners get, the song very much sounds like a song from Manic, which has softer, moodier songs that are nostalgic and sad.

The lyrics describe a lost lover who later returns: “When you left, I bet you held her body closer/And I was hoping you would tell her it was over/You’re all I think about and everywhere I look/I know it’s bad, but we could be so good.

Halsey had previously revealed that the single was about her partner Alev Aydin and their relationship. “It’s about Alev :’)” she announced on Twitter. “Part of the story of how we went from meeting and keeping touch randomly for years to realizing we were each others person all along. Right person wrong time type of song.

So Good comes after the situation with Halsey’s record label, Capitol Music Group, when they claimed they wouldn’t let her release the song unless she could create a viral TikTok moment. After a bit of back-and-forth, the song was promised a release date of June 9.

The music video will be released later today, and is directed by Alev. Halsey described it as a “camp horror” like video.

Listen to So Good and let us know what you think!

UPDATE: The music video for the track has now been released, check it out below!

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L.S. Dunes Play First Show At Riot Fest

L.S. Dunes kicked off their first-ever show this past weekend at Riot Fest in Chicago, Illinois. The supergroup comprised of members from Thursday, My Chemical Romance, Circa Survive, and Coheed & Cambria performed at the Riot stage last Friday afternoon.

You could immediately tell the Dunes were excited about their first show. Frontman Anthony Green joked that the crowd was the biggest ever to come to one of their sets. Even though the band has one song currently out– Permanent Rebellion– they still managed to draw out a pretty impressive-sized crowd for their inaugural show.

The band was in high spirits. Green kept jumping into the crown during the Dunes’ half-hour set. His other bandmates (Frank Iero, Travis Stever, Tucker Rule, and Tim Payne) were all smiles as they moved excitedly around the stage. Anthony’s charisma and experience as frontman from Circa Survive really came in handy– he gave off great energy and the crowd gave it right back; no small feat for a band that only has one song out.

Besides Permanent Rebellion, L.S. Dunes performed new songs off their upcoming album, Past Lives, such as 2022, Bombsquad, and Like Forever just to name a few. All of their songs give off an early 2000’s sound that is familiar yet uniquely their own.

L.S. Dunes have a headlining tour that starts up in November and their debut album, Past Lives, will be released on November 11th.

Check out some footage of the performance below:

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Halsey’s Record Label Wants A “Viral Moment” Before Releasing Song

Singer/songwriter Halsey recently took to the popular app TikTok to discuss claims that her record label won’t let her release a new song unless they can create a viral moment on the app.

On Sunday morning, Halsey posted a video saying she can’t release the “song I love” because “my record label won’t let me.” “I’ve been in this industry for 8 years and I’ve sold over 165 million records,” she continues in the 29-second video. “And my record company is saying that I can’t release it unless they can create a viral moment on TikTok.


I’m tired

♬ original sound – Halsey

After that initial video, Halsey then posted a second video with the text “I wish I was joking lol.” She then took to their Twitter platform to discuss the issue further.

At this point in time, Halsey’s label Capitol Music Group has not commented. Fans of Halsey have suggested everything from her leaking the song (which is to be called We Could Be So Good) to having her boyfriend Alev Aydin leak the song. Halsey remains insistent that they can’t because “the label owns it.”

Unfortunately, this is not the first time that Capitol Music Group has tried to block Halsey from releasing their music. When asked by a fan on Twitter if there were other songs she couldn’t release, she replied “Never been stopped from release like this. It almost happened with Nightmare. But they blocked 3am as a single as well and the Manic era got cut short.

This issue does not start and end with Halsey, however. The musician Sizzy Rocket also took to Twitter, saying, “Halsey’s tik tok only scratches the surface of what’s happening in music right now. Every major label in this industry has called me to write for their viral artists but won’t touch my project bc ‘my numbers aren’t high enough’ that’s why i started my own label…

Using TikTok and its algorithm to help artists go viral is not a new thing. Ever since the launch of the app, singers and bands have been using the platform to promote their projects. It remains to be seen if fans will get the full release of We Could Be So Good.

There is currently a campaign going around on social media to try and get Capitol Records to release the song. You can catch Halsey on her Love and Power tour this summer!