Leaks & Peaks

  1. Close Your Eyes have premiered the lyric video for a new song titled “The End.” The track is the first single from the band’s forthcoming album, Line In The Sand—due out October 29 via Victory Records. Check out the song below, and let us know what you think.

    Close Your Eyes will also be on tour this month. Check out the dates below:

    • Oct 23  Johnson City, TN @ Hideaway
    • Oct 24  Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
    • Oct 25  Midland, TX @ The Pine Box
    • Oct 26  Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre
    • Oct 27  Yuma, AZ @ Jefe’s Venue
    • Oct 28  Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe
    • Oct 29  Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
    • Oct 30  Las Vegas, NV @ Ultra Violet Studios

  2. Tyler Carter (Issues), Luke Holland (The Word Alive) and Alan Ashby (Of Mice & Men) have covered Chris Brown’s song, “Fine China.”

  3. Our Last Night are currently recording two EP’s—thanks to their hugely successful Indiegogo campaign—but they have still managed to find time to record one last cover. A bonus cover was promised to fans after the band was late in releasing a cover in August as a part of their A Summer of Cover series. The band’s version of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” can be seen below and downloaded via iTunes.

    Their new EP, officially announced at the end of the video, is called Oak Island and will be available November 5.

    A Summer of Covers

    This past March, OLN posted a cover of Adele’s Grammy and Oscar winning song, Skyfall, to their YouTube page. The band’s rendition of the theme song for the James Bond film of the same name quickly gained popularity with fans and first time listeners alike, amassing tens of thousands of views in its first few days alone. It currently has well over one million plays and is on iTunes.

    On July 9 the band announced their A Summer of Covers series, in which they would be releasing four cover songs & coinciding videos. The covers include songs originally performed by Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Imagine Dragons, and Zedd. All are available on iTunes.

  4. Childish Gambino has announced a new album, Because The Internet, the followup to 2011’s Camp, due out sometime during “winter break.”

    The rapper has been hinting at a new release for quite some time and, with the recent announcement of his midseason departure from Community and upcoming staring vehicle on FX, Gambino, who acts under his birth name, Donald Glover, has reinforced a desire to be more proactive with his musical career.

    Glover also released the full-length audio for the song in the teaser, “Yaphet Kotto (freestyle):”

    Gambino is currently only performing intermittent live dates, but is expected to tour more extensively in the near future. His final run on Community will air midseason on NBC.

  5. Orlando, FL-based Andrew Wade will teach a guitar production class for creativeLIVE on October 22-23, which will be free to enroll for those looking to watch it in real time. The entire workshop will available to have permanently for a fee.
"Andrew will teach you everything you need to know about creating huge, thick guitar tones. You’ll learn how to prep and setup, and develop best practices for tracking guitars. He’ll cover both real amp and amp sims, mixing in your DAW, and more," according to the lecture overview. 
Wade has worked on many bands behind the scenes beloved to AP–the Ghost Inside, Motionless In White, the Word Alive, Our Last Night to name a few–but most recently he served as an engineer, producer and songwriter on A Day To Remember’s Common Courtesy.

    Orlando, FL-based Andrew Wade will teach a guitar production class for creativeLIVE on October 22-23, which will be free to enroll for those looking to watch it in real time. The entire workshop will available to have permanently for a fee.

    "Andrew will teach you everything you need to know about creating huge, thick guitar tones. You’ll learn how to prep and setup, and develop best practices for tracking guitars. He’ll cover both real amp and amp sims, mixing in your DAW, and more," according to the lecture overview. 

    Wade has worked on many bands behind the scenes beloved to AP–the Ghost Inside, Motionless In White, the Word Alive, Our Last Night to name a few–but most recently he served as an engineer, producer and songwriter on A Day To Remember’s Common Courtesy.

  6. Dance Gavin Dance stream new single, “Jesus H. Macy”

    Dance Gavin Dance are streaming “Jesus H. Macy” from Acceptance Speech, their new album due out Oct. 8 on Rise Records. Pre-orders are available from MerchNow and iTunes.

  7. Providence, RI’s The Illumination are streaming their debut studio album, Departures, available now through InVogue Records. The release hit iTunes yesterday

  8. Trivium have premiered a new song on ARTISTdirect titled, “No Way To Heal.” The band’s forthcoming album, Vengeance Falls, is due out on Oct. 15 via Roadrunner Records. Pre-orders are on sale now. Listen to the track here and let us know what you think!

    Trivium have premiered a new song on ARTISTdirect titled, “No Way To Heal.” The band’s forthcoming album, Vengeance Falls, is due out on Oct. 15 via Roadrunner Records. Pre-orders are on sale now. Listen to the track here and let us know what you think!

  9. DayShell (Sumerian Records) stream new song, “Avatar”

    DayShell are streaming their new single, “Avatar.” The band’s debut album is due out on Oct. 15 via Sumerian Records. Pre-orders are on sale from the label now.

  10. Underoath’s Spencer Chamberlain announces new band, Sleepwave

    Former Underoath frontman Spencer Chamberlain is set to debut new his project this week, Sleepwave. The St. Petersburg, FL-based band advertise a free download coming this Friday, Oct. 4 on their official site and tour dates to follow.

    ”I believe in the power of a song and I believe in rock ‘n roll but I also believe it is time for change in music. This is me bringing back things I think are missing from rock and pouring my heart and soul into my music to share with as many people that are willing to listen,” said Chamberlain.