Evanescence Debuts Punchy New Song, “Take Cover”

"Take Cover" is Evanescence's first new song in years. The goth band has been out of the game for a little while. They released their last album, Evanescence, five years ago, and we haven't heard new music from the group since. Frontwoman Amy Lee scored a movie, which produced the album Aftermath, in 2014. She also recorded her children's…

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Andrew McMahon Finishes 2nd Wilderness Album

Andrew McMahon fans, it's time to get excited. Today he announced that his second solo album is officially ready! Andrew has been writing and recording for months, and already had 5 songs shaping up by January this year. Now all those long nights have paid off and the new music is that much closer to…

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‘Liberman Live’ Is Vanessa Carlton’s First Live Album

Vanessa Carlton has finally come out with her first ever live album. Liberman Live was released on October 21st. Liberman Live is a beautiful showcase of Vanessa's siren-like voice and soft, earthy melodies. The intimacy of her small performance can be heard through the speakers, as if you were there with her. Liberman's hypnotizing music is conveyed perfectly in…

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Green Day Gets Morbid On Standout “Say Goodbye” Lyric Video

Green Day just released their excellent 12th studio album, Revolution Radio, earlier this month. In our review we highlighted "Say Goodbye" as a standout track, and its new lyric video keeps up the impression. The song is musically different for Green Day, treading into rather bluesy and bombastic new territory. But lyrically it's right up…

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See Vanessa Carlton’s Performance Of “River” From Upcoming Live Album

Just two weeks ago Vanessa Carlton shared a live recording of her single, "Operator," off her upcoming first live album. Today we get another taste of the concert with a performance of her Liberman track, "River." Like the Living Room Sessions version of the song that appears on the deluxe edition of Liberman, this performance…

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The Weeknd Shares Action-Packed “False Alarm” Music Video

Last month, The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) announced his upcoming third studio album, Starboy. In addition to sharing the title track and its music video, he also teased fans with a second song, the punk-influenced "False Alarm." It's a surprising track, and one that will surely attract new listeners. It starts off by describing a…

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Garbage Announces New Book Out In 2017

Garbage has been having a big year, and they're not slowing down anytime soon. They celebrated the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut album last year with a tour and a re-release of Garbage and all its b-sides. They released their stellar 6th album, Strange Little Birds, this June. It has launched the singles "Empty" and "Magnetized" as…

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Green Day Shares “Ordinary World” Lyric Video

Green Day just released their new album, Revolution Radio, last week. It's an excellent record that combines their 21st century political awareness with their earlier straightforward punch. Songs like "Bang Bang" and "Revolution Radio" are energetic and raise important social questions, but the album actually ends on a more reflective note. "Ordinary World" is an acoustic…

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Bruno Mars Is Back With New Song & Album, “24K Magic”

Bruno Mars is finally back. It's been four long years since he released his last album, Unorthodox Jukebox. And while we've enjoyed singles more recently than that (especially his Mark Ronson collaboration, "Uptown Funk"), his third album is long overdue. Luckily, the wait is now over. Bruno Mars just released his new single, "24K Magic,"…

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Review: Green Day Is Back On Top With ‘Revolution Radio’

Green Day’s career arc has been one most bands would envy. It’s rare for a band to continue strong for 25+ years, and rarer still for them to have continued success into their later years. But Green Day has always been special. After a strong underground start in the Bay Area, the trio released their…

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Green Day Celebrates Album Release With “Youngblood” Lyric Video

Green Day's highly anticipated new album, Revolution Radio, just came out today. Songs like "Bang Bang" and the title track hinted at its social and political themes, while "Still Breathing" continued the heavy mood. But today the band is celebrating with a lyric video for perhaps the happiest song on the album. "Youngblood" is an energetic…

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Vanessa Carlton Shares Live Performance Of “Operator”

Last year, Vanessa Carlton released her 5th studio album, Liberman. Now, for the first time in her career, Vanessa is releasing a live record. Liberman Live will be out October 21st, and fans can get an early taste now with a performance of "Operator." It's an amazing song that was released in summer 2015, and…

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Hear Kelly Clarkson’s Lullaby From New Children’s Book

Kelly Clarkson is known for her powerhouse vocals and empowering anthems, so everyone was a little surprised when she announced a children's book earlier this year. River Rose And The Magical Lullaby was inspired by and written for Kelly's daughter, River Rose. As Kelly has described in many recent interviews, her two-year-old daughter has already…

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Garbage Electrifies In “Magnetized” Music Video

Earlier this year, Garbage released their dark sixth album, Strange Little Birds. It was led by the infectious first single, "Empty," and now fans get to enjoy "Magnetized" as the second single. "Magnetized" has moody verses, starting with the opening line in which Shirley Manson declares she's not in love. But the choruses, in contrast, are…

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Picks Of The Month: September 2016

Every month, tons of great new music comes out from a range of artists and genres. Sometimes life is busy and you may miss some songs. So we created a playlist of some of the best new songs that came out in September 2016. Warning: It’s a fairly eclectic mix, so don’t worry if some of these songs…

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Review: Banks Boasts Vulnerability & Defiance On Dazzling ‘The Altar’

Banks emerged quietly yet suddenly, impressing with her 2014 debut album, Goddess. It followed a series of EPs the year before, taking songs from those while adding some new ones in, too. Goddess wasn’t just one of the best debut albums of the year; it was one of the best albums of the year, period. And…

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Review: ‘Sorceress’ Strikes Balance Between Old And New Opeth

It’s been a while since Opeth left their death metal origins behind to focus on a more melodic, late '60s and early '70s prog rock approach. While 2014’s Pale Communion was confirmation of this relatively new style, Sorceress brings back a few elements from their darker and heavier early 2000s approach. Perhaps what makes Sorceress…

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