Sum 41 will release 13 Voices on October 7th via Hopeless Records. The artwork and track listing can be found below. Very uplifting song titles.
John Boyega, of Star Wars fame, has signed on to star in Pacific Rim 2.
“I am very proud and happy to welcome John into a fantastic sandbox,” Guillermo del Toro added. “The Pacific Rim universe will be reinforced with him as a leading man as it continues to be a multicultural, multi-layered world. ‘The World saving the world’ was our goal and I couldn’t think of a better man for the job.”
Music Forum: Best of 2016 — so far.
Drake’s Views is once again at the top of the Billboard charts. Dierks Bentley comes in at two, Beyoncé is at three. Thrice ended up selling about 22,000 copies in their first week, landing itself at #15 on the charts.
Views earned another 152,000 equivalent album units (down 19 percent) in the week ending June 2, according to Nielsen Music. More than half of that sum, 92,000 units, were comprised of streaming equivalent albums.
Next year’s Coachella will be April 14th – 16th and April 21st – 23rd at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California. Advanced tickets will go on sale this Wednesday.
Often, country music is easy for the masses to ignore. Artists like Miranda Lambert and Eric Church are legitimately huge, but their appeal rests pretty squarely in the “Nashville” part of the radio dial. Every once in awhile, someone like Taylor Swift or Chris Stapleton comes along, lights the world on fire, and demands to be heard by everyone. For the most part, though, the people who claim to listen to “anything but country” can carry on without having to have their beliefs challenged by someone who is too big—and too fucking good—to ignore. I don’t know if Maren Morris is the next Taylor Swift or Chris Stapleton, but let me just say this: you aren’t going to want to sleep on Hero, Morris’s full-length debut.
Los Angeles soul punk band Letlive. will release their new album If I’m The Devil… this Friday, June 10th, and pre-orders are available right now. Since their inception in 2002, Letlive. have been a band that is not easy to categorize. In fact, they refuse to be constrained by the ideas of a “scene” — whether it is punk, metal, indie, or rap. However, if we’re going to put If I’m the Devil… into a genre, one could posit revolutionary counterculture music. A punk rock Run the Jewels, a more emotional Rage Against the Machine, or Public Enemy meshed with inclusive politics.
The band will embark on a headline tour of the U.S. in June to support the album’s release. All of the band’s tour dates are listed below.