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Sum 41 reportedly working on new album

Following Deryck Whibley’s recovery from alcoholism, Sum 41 have announced that they have been playing together again for the first time in two years, and have apparently begun working on new material for their long-awaited new record. The band writes:

“an amazing day of running through a set of old songs. after 2 years not playing together the band sounded tighter than ever. had a great time playing the old ones. tomorrow we work on the new ones!”

Sum 41 released their last album Screaming Bloody Murder on Island Records in 2011. The band has been auditioning a replacement for their longtime drummer Stevo, who left the band two years ago.



The Gaslight Anthem to play four shows in July

New Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem will be playing four shows in the Midwest and East Coast in July. The dates and locations are below.

The Gaslight Anthem last released Get Hurt, which came out on Island Records August 2014.



Sum 41 to perform for first time in over two years at Alternative Press Music Awards

Sum 41 have announced they will be performing at this year’s Alternative Press Music Awards, which will take place on July 22nd in Cleveland, Ohio. This will be the band’s first show back following the recovery of frontman Deryck Whibley, who nearly drank himself to death in early 2014.

Sum 41’s latest album Screaming Bloody Murder was released in March of 2011 through Island Records. During Whibley’s recovery, the band began working on a new record which currently has no set release date.



Video: Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem) plays short acoustic set on CFOX

The Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon recently stopped by Vancouver, BC radio station 99.3 CFOX to play a short set of acoustic songs in front of a live studio audience. You can check out videos of Fallon playing two Gaslight tracks, a song by his side-project Molly and the Zombies, and a cover of Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back In Anger” below.

Fallon’s latest release with The Gaslight Anthem was the band’s August 2014 full-length Get Hurt, which was released through Island Records. The band’s currently in the middle of a North American tour in support of the album.



DS Photo Gallery: The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote and The Scandals at Lupo’s in Providence

 

Last Friday night, The Gaslight Anthem brought the 2015 leg of their Get Hurt US tour to Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island. Given that no Boston date appears on this leg, the occasion called for an obscenely long rush-hour drive to The Ocean State on yet another bone-jarringly cold Friday evening in the winter that just won’t end. Yours truly hadn’t been to Lupo’s since it moved from a smaller location elsewhere in Providence damn near a decade ago. The “new” location occupies what used to be the Strand Theater, a hundred-year-old former vaudeville theater that probably hasn’t been architecturally updated a hell of a lot since it first opened (some cool old information here). Much like the city it inhabits, it’s more than a tad rough around the edges, and yet more than a little bit charming (not at all unlike Philadelphia’s Trocadero in both style and context).

Bayonne, New Jersey, street punks The Scandals got the night kicked off in raucous fashion. Perhaps it was the cold, perhaps it was the 8:30 start time, but the crowd (capacity somewhere between 1200 and 1500 depending on where you get your information, though with Lupo’s well-known penchant for over-selling tickets–seriously, check their Yelp! reviews– it’s probably close to the latter) was fairly well filled in by the time the foursome took the stage. Frontman Jared Hart led the attack, blistering through the band’s thirty-minute set in twenty-eight minutes (according to my watch). Jersey and Rhode Island aren’t obscenely far away form one another, meaning that a decent portion of the crowd was familiar with the band’s music and shouted along accordingly. Those unfamiliar also seemed pleased; more than a few near-by concertgoers commented on how the band’s newer tracks “kinda sounded like old Gaslight.” Huh…wonder why.

Northcote followed in full-band fashion. I’d previously only seen Matt Goud as a solo acoustic opener on Dave Hause’s Devour America tour this time last year. In my opinion, it’s not possible to blow Dave Hause off the stage, but I came away from that night thinking that Western Canada’s Goud came as close as possible. He traded the acoustic for a Telecaster for most of the set and was accompanied by a traditional guitar-bass-drum lineup that provided some added punch to Goud’s already exuberant stage presence. “How Can You Turn Around,” off the self-titled Northcote full-length, was a particular highlight, though that may be because it’s one of my favorite songs at the moment.

  

The Gaslight Anthem took the stage at around 10:30pm. This particular night marked the second night of this month-long jaunt, and was sandwiched curiously between two New York dates (one at the Webster Theatre, one at Terminal 5). TGA frontman Brian Fallon sauntered on stage looking perhaps a little worse for the wear after what may have been a hard and heavy night number one. In fact, he started with his typical between-song banter early, commenting on how he liked the venue and that Providence was cold that day and that he’d just woken up before leading the band into set-opener “The ’59 Sound.” What followed was a two-ish hour jaunt through the band’s almost decade-old catalog. Sure Get Hurt was well represented (not only by the giant upside-down heart set backdrop that filled what had seemed like a cavernous stage area) but by a handful of  tracks ranging from the sing-along chorus of “1,000 Years” to the slow burn of bonus track “Sweet Morphine.”

 

Slow burn was a recurring theme on the evening. A fair amount the set seemed to be down a few beats-per-minute from the standard tempo. Perhaps that’s by design. The slightly, maybe-not-even-noticeable, slower tempos allowed the band to pace themselves as they stretched out a set to more than two dozen songs. There are many, perhaps even within the band’s circle, who view the The Gaslight Anthem as the heirs apparent to the throne of Next Big American Rock Band that Pearl Jam picked up from Springsteen a couple decades earlier. While the uptempo punk-tinged “hits” from throughout their catalog breathe fire into the set and work the audience into a crowd-surfing frenzy, the standard down-tempo songs (“She Loves You,” “Red At Night,” slowed down versions of “Wherefore Art Thou, Elvis?” and “Great Expectations”) allowed the music itself to breathe a little bit; for Alex Rosamilia’s guitar runs to weave their way into the atmosphere while still being rooted to the earth by the more rhythmic guitar stylings of Fallon and Ian Perkins. Check out the full setlist here, and check out our photo gallery of all three bands below.



Sum 41 finish drums for new album

According to an Instagram post, Sum 41 have finished tracking the drums for their new album, which the band began recording last month. Not much else is known about the upcoming album, but we will keep you updated. Check out the post below.

The band released their last album Screaming Bloody Murder on Island Records in 2011.



Stream Fall Out Boy’s new album “American Beauty / American Psycho”

Fall Out Boy have posted the remaining tracks from their upcoming album American Beauty / American Psycho online for our streaming pleasure. Stream the entire album below.

American Beauty / American Psycho  will be released on January 20th through Island Records.



Chris Farren to open for the Gaslight Anthem in Australia

Florida singer/songwriter and Fake Problems frontman Chris Farren will be opening up for The Gaslight Anthem this month and in February on their Australian dates. You can check out these Australian dates below as well as dates and locations for the full tour here.

The Gaslight Anthem last released Get Hurt, which came out on Island RecordsAugust 2014. Chris Farren’s latest Christmas album was released at the beginning of December last year.



Video: Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie does “Drunk History” on Fall Out Boy

OK, its a little slow on the news as its the day after Christmas but this is sort of entertaining whether you like Fall Out Boy or not.  Or Brendon Urie for that matter.  The Panic! At The Disco singer did a “Drunk History” on Fall Out Boy and you can watch it below.

Fall Out Boy are slated to release their latest studio album, “American Beauty/American Psycho”, on January 20.



Music Video: Lower Than Atlantis – “Criminal”

UK’s Lower Than Atlantis have premiered a music video for their song “Criminal”, taken from their self-titled latest album. You can watch the video below.

Lower Than Atlantis was released on October 6, 2014, and is the follow-up to the band’s 2012 release, Changing Tune.



Sum 41 in the studio?

Sum 41 recently posted a photo of their singer Deryck Whibley in the studio on their official Facebook Page with the following caption, “I go to work.” In addition, they posted photos of Whibley and guitarist Tom Thacker jamming together in the studio as well as photos of the band’s instruments and equipment. These posts indicate that Sum 41 has been back in the studio recording their long-awaited new album. We’ll keep you posted as more details on the situation come to light.

Sum 41 released their last album Screaming Bloody Murder on Island Records in 2011. The band has been auditioning a replacement for their longtime drummer Stevo, who left the band a year ago.



The Gaslight Anthem announces 2015 tour dates

New Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem has just announced a run of 2015 tour dates for this coming winter/spring. The tour will feature support from The Scandals, Northcote and Sammy Kay. Check out the full list of dates below.

The Gaslight Anthem last released Get Hurt, which came out on Island Records August 2014.



The Gaslight Anthem releases music video for “1,000 Years”

New Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem  has a new video out for the song “1,000 Years,” and you can check it out below.  They already released a semi-acoustic version of the song, but this video uses the studio track and shows the band performing it on stage.

This song is off of the band’s latest release, Get Hurt, which came out on Island Records last August.



Video: The Gaslight Anthem perform semi-unplugged versions of “1,000 Days” and “Wherefore Art Thou, Elvis?”

The Gaslight Anthem recently performed a couple songs for Cardinal Sessions in a semi-unplugged fashion.  The did “1,000 Days” and “Wherefore Art Thou, Elvis?” and they both came out pretty solid.  If you dig all Brian Fallon’s chilled out acoustic stuff you’ll dig it.  Watch below.

The Gaslight Anthem released their latest album, Get Hurt, last August on Island Records.



Live Video: The Gaslight Anthem playing “Misery” for the first time ever

The Gaslight Anthem played their song “Misery” for the first time ever last Thursday at an acoustic show at the Ramones Museum in Berlin, Germany. You can watch a video of that performance below.

“Misery” is taken from The Gaslight Anthem’s 2012 EPs Hold You Up and Here Comes My Man. The Gaslight Anthem released their latest album, Get Hurt, last August on Island Records.