April 2013 New Releases!


Are you in need of new music to listen to? Here is a list of new album releases for April 2013 to look forward to!

April 4th

Bradley Joseph- Pain the Sky

(Twelfth Studio Album; Instrumental)


April 8th

The Knife- Shaking the Habitual

(Fourth Studio Album; Electronic)


April 9th

Paramore- Paramore

(Fourth Studio Album; Alternative)


April 12th

Fall Out Boy- Save Rock and Roll

(Sixth Studio Album; Alternative)


April 16th

Iron & Wine- Ghost on Ghost

(Fifth Studio Album; Alternative)


April 22nd

Frank Turner- Tape Deck Heart

(Fifth Studio Album; Folk Rock)


April 23rd

Phoenix- Bankrupt!

(Fifth Studio Album; Alternative)

Laura Stevenson- Wheel

(Third Studio Album; Indie Rock)

Kid Cudi- Indicud

(Third Studio Album; Hip Hop)


April 26th

HIM- Tears on Tape

(Eighth Studio Album; Rock)


April 30th

Chunk! No, Captain Chunk- Pardon My French

(Second Studio Album; Pop Punk)

Kenny Chesney- Life on a Rock

(Sixteenth Studio Album; Country)


Music News for March 8, 2013-March 10, 2013


Rock and Alternative

Blur have announced information for a one-off Irish date in August. On August 1st, the band will perform at Dublin’s Irish Museum of Modern Art. Tickets for this show are now available. This performance will mark Blur’s first show in Ireland in four years. Blur will also be performing at this year’s Coachella festival in California. They have plans to perform on April 12th and 19th. Blur will also play Mexico’s Vive Latino Festival. This event takes place on March 16th. They will then play Hong Kong’s Asia World Arena on May 6th and New Taipei County Stadium on May 9th. Blur have also written two new songs titled “Under the Westway” and “The Puritan” to play on their Hyde Park dates. Blur have also stated that they do not have plans to make a new Blur album in the future.

The Rolling Stones have been said to be set to head out on an eighteen date tour in the United States this year. Rolling Stone Magazine had written that a “concert business source” has confirmed that The Rolling Stones will play less than twenty dates in the United States, for the first half of 2013. There have also been other sources that have mentioned that The Rolling Stones will also play Glastonbury. Mick Jagger has already given hints about the possibility of The Rolling Stones playing the festival.

Portugal. The Man have announced details for their eighth studio album. The new album titled Evil Friends is set to be released on June 4th. The track listing for the new album is as follows: “Plastic Soldiers”, “Creep in a T-shirt”, “Evil Friends”, “Modern Jesus”, “Hip Hop Kids”, “Atomic Man”, “Sea of Air”, “Waves”, “Holy Roller (Hallelujah)”, “Someday Believers”, “Purple Yellow Red and Blue”, and “Smile”.

The Used have released a music video for their song “Hands and Faces”. This song is taken from their latest album, Vulnerable. To view the music video, be sure to visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tQBDWwnOuE&feature=player_embedded.

Phoenix have released the video for their new single titled, “Entertainment”. This is the first song to be taken from their upcoming, new album called, Bankrupt! To see the video, be sure to visit: http://www.nme.com/news/phoenix/69080. The new album will be released on April 22nd.

Electronic and Dance

James Blake is set to release his second album Overgorwn  on April 8th. As this album’s release date soon approaches, tracks from the album  have popped up for fans to listen. These tracks include ‘Retrograde”, “Voyeur”, and “Digital Lion”. To give these songs a listen, be sure to visit: https://soundcloud.com/lifeandbeats and https://soundcloud.com/selftitledmag/james-blake-digital-lion/s-mNFKV.

Flume has just released an official video for his single “Holdin On”. This track is taken from Flume’s self-titled debut album. The single from this talented newcomer has reached certified platinum in Australia. To view this video, go to:  http://www.dancingastronaut.com/2013/03/watch-this-flume-holding-on-official-video/.

Ryan Hemsworth’s take on Lana Del Rey’s song “Summertime Sadness” had been addressed as a worthy mention. Wistful synths blanket Lana Del Rey’s lyrics, which provide for an auditory anesthetic. If you prefer a more tranquil side of music, this remix might be what you are looking for. To listen to the remix, go to: https://soundcloud.com/lana-del-rey.

Pop and R&B

Kid Cudi has announced that his third studio album, Indicud, will be released on April 22nd. The album includes singles “Just What I am”, “King Wizard”, and “Immortal”. This track samples MGMT’s Congratulations. To hear the latest song, “Immortal”, visit: http://www.nme.com/nme-video/youtube/id/_Exbswa1QQk.


Claude King, best known for his classic hot “Wolverton Mountain”, died of a heart attack on March 7th. King passed away in his home in Shreveport, L.A., at the age of 90. King made his chart debut in 1961 with “Big River, Big Man”. His song “Wolverton Mountain” reached No. 1 in the country charts and No. 6 on the pop charts in 1962. King had essentially retired in the mid-1980s, yet he still occasionally recorded. Details for his funeral are still to be announced.

Music News for February 22, 2013-February 24, 2013


Rock and Alternative

Jake Bugg has revealed an autumn headline tour, in which he will perform in his largest venues to date. This tour includes nine dates and it starts at Birmingham BIC on October 19th and will finish on November 6th at Manchester O2 Apollo. This tour will also include a date at London O2 Academy Brixton, on October 23rd. Tickets for this tour have gone one sale on Februray 21st. These dates will follow appearance at Reading and Leeds Festivals, and other dates will be in supporting The Stone Roses during the summer. Jake Bugg is nominated for best Album and Best Solo Artist in this year’s NME Awards, along with a nomination for British Breakthrough Act at the Brit awards. Jake Bugg’s headline tour dates include: Bournemouth BIC (October 19th), Plymouth (October 22nd), London Brixton O2 Academy (October 23rd), Swindon Oasis (October 27th), Birmingham O2 Academy (October 28th), Glasgow O2 Academy (October 31st), Doncaster Dome (November 2nd), and Manchester O2 Apollo (November 6th).

The Strokes have said that they do not have any current plans to tour their new album Comedown Machine. The Strokes will release their fifth studio album on March and have declined to speak to the media about the new music. Bassist, Nikolai Fraiture, however, spoke to Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe on Februrary 21st. Fraiture gave little away about plans for the new album, yet he did mention information about the recording process and the atmosphere within the band. For more information, be sure to visit:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/21544820. The new album will be released on March 25th. To listen to their new single, “All the Time”, go to: https://soundcloud.com/thestrokes/the-strokes-all-the-time/s-ghCGL.

Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Tom Perry and the Heartbreakers, and Björk will headline this summer’s Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tennessee. This festival will go from June 13th to June 16th. Other artists that will be performing include Wu-Tang Clan, The gaslight Anthem, The xx, Alt-J, The National, The Vaccines, Django Django, Passion Pit, Billy Idol, Tame Impala, Dirty Projectors, Of Monsters and Men, Foals, and more! Tickets for this event go on sale February 23rd at noon. For more information on this four-day event, visit: http://www.bonnaroo.com/.

David Bowie will release a new track titled “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” on February 26th. Bowie will also release his first new album in 10 years in March. This new album will be produced with his longtime collaborator, Tony Visconti, and will be released in most countries worldwide on March 11th. To view the complete tracklisting for The Next Day, be sure to visit: http://www.nme.com/news/david-bowie/68748.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs will soon reveal their new single called “Sacrilege”, next week. This song will be the first single from their new album Mosquito and it will premiere on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show on Monday, February 25th. Be sure to listen for the new song between 7 pm and 9 pm.  Yeah Yeah Yeahs have also confirmed that they will perform at this year’s SXSW. They will perform at Stubb’s in Austin, Texas on March 13th.

Fall Out Boy have revealed that they will be releasing their new album called Save Rock and Roll, a month earlier than planned. Fall Out Boy, who reunited earlier this month, initially had plans to release their new album in May. They have decided that they will not keep fans waiting. The new release date for the album is now April 15th and 16th worldwide. To view the video for their song, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”, which features 2Chains, visit: http://www.nme.com/news/fall-out-boy/68702. Along with a new album, Fall Out Boy have announced that they will have some US tour dates. They will also perform live at the Underworld venue in Camden, North London on February 25th.

Phoenix have revealed further details for their upcoming new album titled, Bankrupt! They will release this new album on April 22nd, according to a message on their website. The tracklisting for the new album is: “Entertainment”, “The Real Thing”, “SOS In Bel Air”, “Trying to be Cool”, “Bankrupt!”, “Drakkar Noir”, “Chlorophorm”, “Don’t”, “Bourgeois”, and “Oblique City”. Phoenix will be headlining this year’s Coachella Valley Festival of Music and Arts, which takes place on April in California. They will also play the Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals in Germany, which take place from July 7th to 9th. To listen to Phoenix’s new single, “Entertainment”, visit: https://soundcloud.com/phoenix/entertainment.


Electronic and Dance

Swedish House Mafia have performed in Chicago for the first and last time this week, for their One Last Tour. The United Center’s sold out crowd was filled with excitement as the show started. The venue was filled as people scrambled over seats. It is not known if things have come into terms, but Chicago did love the first and last set.

Disclosure have revealed the music video for their new single “White Noise”. This single had recently debuted in the UK singles chart at No. 2. Disclosure’s forthcoming album is set to be released later this year. The duo is also set to embark on their second US tour in a few weeks. To view the video for the new single, visit: http://www.dancingastronaut.com/2013/02/disclosure-reveal-official-video-for-white-noise/.


Pop and R&B

Lady Gaga has been forced to cancel every date on her current US and Canada tour because she has to undergo surgery. She had previously postponed shows on her Born This Way world tour in Chicago. It has been said that Lady Gaga has a labral tear of the right hip and she will be having surgery in order to repair the problem, along with time to recover. Lady Gaga is also expected to release her third new album, ARTPOP, later this year.


Country singer, Mindy McCready has died of an apparent suicide at the age of 37, according to a report from BBC news. The police was sent to a home in Herber Springs, Arizona and it has been said that McCready’s body was found on the front porch  Arkansas sheriff, Marty Moss, has said that she has suffered an “apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound”. When speaking to NBC’s dateline about her partner’s death this January, McCready said she had “never gone through anything this painful”.

Music News for January 18, 2013-January 20, 2013

the strokes

Rock and Alternative

The Strokes are to release a new album in 2013. The Stroke’s fifth album will be released later this year and will most likely include their single “All the Time”. News about their new album were received hours after a US radio station claimed it had been sent a brand new Strokes song that was called “All the Time”. The new track was said to have been sent by RCA records.

Phoenix have named their upcoming album Bankrupt! On the band’s website (http://www.wearephoenix.com/), the homepage has a sound clip, thought to be taken from the new album. Phoenix will play Rock am Ring im Park festival in Germany. The performances will take place from July 7th -9th. Other performances in the festival include Green Day, The Killers, and The Prodigy. It has been said that Phoenix are set to release their new album in April after Daniel Glass (head of Phoenix’s record label, Glassnote Records) mentioned the release date.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs had performed a few brand new songs at a show at the Glass House in Pomona, California on January 11th. The band opened up the show with one of these brand new songs and followed it with “Phenomena” and then another new song. All of the new songs that were performed are thought to be taken from their upcoming fourth LP. To check out the complete list of songs performed by Yeah Yeah Yeahs at this show, be sure to visit: http://www.nme.com/news/yeah-yeah-yeahs/68142.

Black Sabbath have announced that their new album will be called 13 and it is set to be released in June. Black Sabbath have made the album primarily in Los Angeles and it features Rage Against the Machine’s Brad Wilk on drums. They have also revealed that the album will include 15 tracks. Black Sabbath will tour Australia, New Zealand, and play a show at Ozzfest in Japan. To see a list of tour dates, go to: http://www.nme.com/news/black-sabbath/68143.

Palma Violets have announced details of a UK tour that is set to take place in March of 2013. Palma Violets will be touring in support of their debut album 180, which is set for a release date in February. This short tour will begin at the Lemon Grove venue and other tour dates will be in Cambridge, Sheffield, Middlesbrough and Oxford. Palma Violet’s debut album is set for a release date on February 25, through Rough Trade Records. This debut album includes their single “Best of Friends”.  For a complete list of tour dates, be sure to check out: http://www.nme.com/news/palma-violets/68242.

Electronic and Dance

Zedd has recently done an acoustic performance of his song “Clarity” alongside Foxes and Alvin Risk on the David Letterman Show. Zedd had also released an official music video for his song “Clarity”, which also features Foxes in it. To watch the music video, be sure to visit: http://www.dancingastronaut.com/2013/01/zedd-releases-official-music-video-for-clarity-2/.

The second annual benefit concert for the Children’s Orthopedic Center in West Hollywood will be headlined by Deadmau5. Last year, this event raised over $150,000 and there is hope that the same will happen in 2013. Deadmau5 is headlining alongside Crookers and Nero, yet there are still more artists to be announced. Tickets for this event are $264. To buy tickets and check for ticket availability, be sure to visit: http://concerts.livenation.com/event/09004997D3864861?dma_id=324.

Pop and R&B

Katy Perry and Alicia Keys are among a diverse group of musicians lined up for the Inaugural Ball this Monday, as President Obama is officially sworn in for his second term. For the official Inaugural Ball, Keys and Perry will be alongside other artists such as fun., members of the “Glee” cast, John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Usher, Far East Movement, Soundgarden, Brad Paisley, and more. The Commander-in-Chief’s Ball, which honors America’s armed forces, will have artisits such as Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, and Marc Anthony. Both of these events will take place on January 21st, after Obama has taken the oath of office.


Luke Bryan has just landed the job of the Academy of Country Music Awards’ co-host. Luke Bryan has also sold out his 21-city Dirt Road Diaries Tour. It has been said that Luke Bryan has added additional tour dates, being that his first-ever headliner tour has already sold out. 35 more shows have been added. The locations for these tour dates include Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D. C., Chicago, San Diego, and more. To see a complete list of tour dates, be sure to visit: http://www.countryweekly.com/news/luke-bryan-sells-out-tour-announces-second-leg.