Singer/songwriter Agnes Obel recently announced her brand new album, Citizen of Glass. To be released on October 21st via Play It Again Sam, Citizen of Glass was written, recorded, produced and mixed by Obel. The album showcases Obel’s enchantingly beautiful voice through dense layers of strings and keys.
New York indie rockers The Commuters have announced their new EP, Before I Was Born. The EP, which will be released on August 12th via Communal Records, will be the band’s first release since 2012 and will feature their hit song “You’ll Stay Right Here.” When discussing the EP, frontman Zeeshan Zaidi shares his excitement saying, “This EP has just 4 songs but a lot of life has happened in our time off, so it’s very personal and covers a lot of ground – creation, mortality, struggle and hope.”
Just a few weeks ago Aaron Gillespie (Underoath, The Almost) announced his new solo acoustic album, Out of the Badlands, to be released August 19th via Tooth & Nail. The album features reworked songs from both Underoath and The Almost (two cover songs and three originals), all of which were recorded and produced by Gillespie in his own recording studio. A mix of both old and new tracks, the process of this album was therapeutic for Gillespie who recently went through a divorce. When discussing the album Gillespie says, “This is the healing process, this record, and the making of it pulled me through.“
New Hopeless Records signees Sylar have shared the details for their upcoming album Help! The album will be released August 26th and features the band’s latest song “Assume” (check out the music video here).
Check out the artwork and track listing for Help! below!
Last month, Sum 41 announced not only their new signing with Hopeless Records, but the details of their upcoming album (their first in five years) as well! The new release 13 Voices, will be released October 7th and features ten tracks that represent the band’s musical journey. Frontman Deryck Whibley shares, “I had to fall in order to rise, and nothing feels better than to have something you love that you had to really fight for. I can honestly say that 13 Voices saved my life and I cannot wait to share it with all of you.“After being in the hospital for four months and having to relearn basic motor skills and even how to play guitar again, Whibley began writing the new album. “Writing music gave me a purpose. I had to get better.”13 Voices was recorded, produced and engineered by Whibley at his home in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles trio DREAMERS recently announced their debut album, This Album Does Not Exist. Back in 2014, vocalist Nick Wold began living in his Brooklyn practice room, writing more than 100 songs with many of them finding their way onto the album. Check out the latest single off the album, “Sweet Disaster,” and you can find the track listing and album art for This Album Does Not Exist below!
Detroit rockers Citizen Zero have been keeping busy with playing music festivals this summer while also promoting their debut full-length State of Mind, which will be released later this summer. With a new album comes a tour to promote it, so the band has announced a handful of tour dates! The band’s US summer tour kicks off on August 3rd in Asbury Park, NJ and will wrap on August 24th in Fresno, CA.
Check out the full list of dates below (with more to be announced soon)!
Back in December, Taking Back Sunday was so hyped about a new song that they played it at their second annual holiday show in New Jersey. That song, “Tidal Wave,” is now their newest single and the title track of their upcoming album. When discussing the new album, guitarist John Nolan shares, “…It’s the culmination of things we’ve tried over the past two records. I think it’s the strongest record we’ve done since getting back together. We’ve freed ourselves up to go in new directions.“ Though slightly different from the typical style of music the band has released in the past, it’s a change that fans are excited for.
Frontman Adam Lazzara discusses the difference in sounds from their previous releases sharing, “With our first records, we were writing from the perspective of 17, 18-year-old kids and now it’s like, as you grow old, the blinders get pulled back and you have a different way of looking at the world. There’s more of an Americana feel. But we realize anything we do is going to sound like Taking Back Sunday.”
Detroit rockers I Prevail have announced their debut full-length Lifelines, to be released later this year via Fearless Records. The full-length follows the band’s breakout EP Heart vs. Mind which garnered over 40 million streams. The band was recently nominated for best “Breakthrough Band” for the Alternative Press Music Awards which will take place on July 18th in Columbus, OH.
When discussing Lifelines, vocalist Brian Burkheiser had this to say, “Making this record pushed us to our limits, which is exactly how we wanted it…that’s how you know you’ve put your all into something. The writing process took over a year because we just refused to settle. We’re going to prove to the world that we’re here to stay. Our heart and soul is in every track.“
Right before Warped Tour vets Yellowcard kicked off the summer festival, they made an announcement that shocked most fans: the band will be releasing their final album and going on their final world tour later this fall. The band collectively stated, “When saying farewell, it is hard to know where to start, especially when there are so many reasons not to say it, but the time has come to share this news…after countless discussions and months of thought, we have decided that it is time for Yellowcard to come to an end.”
When discussing the final self-titled album (album art above), which will be released on September 30th via Hopeless Records, the band shared, “We wanted to push ourselves to create a lasting finale for this incredible story on our own. It is also why we chose to self-title the album…We’ve made one of the strongest records of our career and a fitting final creative piece.”
Check out the list of tour dates for Yellowcard’s final world tour below!