Rachel Platten has released her music video for “Better Place.”
The Lonely Island have released two new songs: “Mona Lisa” and “I’m So Humble.” The tracks come from the upcoming film, Popstar.
Earlier this year Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World took part in the Phoenix Rock Lottery and formed a band called Wet Lab. They performed two originals and a cover at the show. They then released the two originals on a cassette tape for charity. You can stream one of the songs, “Lords of Hell,” below.
Five Arizona musicians were matched together at a Rock Lottery in January 2015 and tasked with writing 3 songs and learning one cover song to perform later that same night. Featuring Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World, Chan Schulman of Harper and the Moths, Justin Weir of Celebration Guns, Mitch Wyatt of Pinner and Jason Roedl of Mergence, Wet Lab recorded 2 of these tracks and have now decided to share them on a cassette. That’s right, a cassette. Some would call it a “cassingle”.
Comedian Louis C.K. has announced some tour dates for this spring.
Kendrick Lamar’s new Reebok commercial can be found on YouTube or by hitting read more.
Boys Like Girls have announced a 10-year anniversary tour for their self-titled album. They’ll be playing the album in full.
Cassadee Pope will be releasing her new EP, Summer, on June 3rd.
Carly Rae Jepsen breaks down “When I Needed You” on the latest episode of Song Exploder.
Pierce the Veil have posted a medley on Spotify for their upcoming album.
Music Forum: Classic artist of the week — Otis Redding.
Drake, surprising no one, has the number one album in the country this week. Beyoncé moved to number two, Prince was at three.
As expected, Drake’s Views album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with an explosive first week. The set earned 1.04 million equivalent album units in the week ending May 5 in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music. Traditional album sales comprised 852,000 copies of that sum (a slight upgrade from the 851,000 that was previously reported).
Issues’ have released their new song “Blue Wall.”
The Hotelier’s cover of The Cure’s “Doing the Unstuck” can be streamed below. The track comes from the upcoming tribute album, Love Cats: A Tribute to the Cure.
This week brings a few notable acts to your television screen. Tonight, The National will be on Colbert, Tegan and Sara will be performing on Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, May 10th, and Animal Collective will be on Colbert this Thursday the 12th. Walk the Moon will be on Seth Meyers on Wednesday and Drake will stop by Jimmy Fallon on Thursday.
Cassino’s new song, “Alabama Song,” can be streamed below via BrooklynVegan.
Bear vs Shark have announced some more shows and Equal Vision Records is reissuing the band’s two albums as a double LP set.
Modern Baseball’s new album, Holy Ghost, is streaming on Bandcamp’s blog. I think it’s weird Bandcamp decided to disable external embedding.
The teaser trailer for Inferno, starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones, has been released.
Twenty One Pilots have announced a world tour that will take them to Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. Dates can be found below.