Juliet Simms may be more well-known currently for her recent marriage to Black Veil Brides vocalist Andy Biersack, be she is looking to change that. She recently announced that she is releasing a new eight-song EP From The Grave and gave listeners a preview by uploading the lyric video to "Phoenix" on YouTube. The song has heavy 80s-rock influences, and marks Juliet's rise as an artist.
On Thursday, Mix 105.1 held their Acoustic Summer concert with performances by Simple Plan, Magic!, and Ingrid Michaelson. The place was filled with emos and hipsters. Simple Plan has been my absolute favorite band; their album Still Not Getting Any helped me get through middle school, and Get Your Heart On helped me through my freshman year of college. No band has affected my like Simple Plan, and their half an hour acoustic set at Orlando's House of Blues gave me a sense of closure I have never felt before.
Twenty One Pilots dropped their "Blurryface" personas for a hot minute to record and release "Heathens" for the upcoming movie Suicide Squad. Along with the new song comes a new music video, featuring snippets from the movie with Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Will Smith as Deadshot. Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun's narrative parallels the movie scenes, blending together flawlessly.
Blink 182 is back! Their new video for their single "Bored To Death" is reminiscent of their videos of the early aughts. "Bored To Death" is not centered around the beautiful popular crowd; it follows the outcasts, the punk kids with no future. Soon it will be cool to be a leather-clad the-man-hating high school punk kid again.
UPDATE: THE VIDEO HAS MYSTERIOUSLY BEEN REMOVED FROM YOUTUBE....
If you are into soft-core porn and shirtless Nick Jonas, then you will enjoy the music video for Nick Jonas' new song "Under You" from his just-released sophomore album Last Year Was Complicated. The video features Pretty Little Liars actress Shay Mitchell, known for her role as Emily Fields on the show, as Nick Jonas' love interest. Shay and Nick look good together, and the video represents Nick's second album well.
Melanie Martinez wrote a song for all those haters that think they are better than her, and now she is coming after them with a knife. Melanie directs and stars in the music video for "Alphabet Boy," which features the singer as an angry toddler. "Alphabet Boy" is the eighth music video from the singer's debut album Cry Baby.
Introducing the Archive series. More practice for me: more music for you!
Seattle-born rapper Macklemore and his producer Ryan Lewis teamed up with English actor Idris Elba, star of Prometheus and Pacific Rim, to create "Dance Off". In the song's corresponding video, Macklemore explores around a hotel, and dancing follows him everywhere he goes.
Zayn Malik's R&B crooner got a trippy indie-pop remake when Børns decided to cover it and make it his next single. Børns is best known for his ambiguous falsetto in songs like "10,000 Emerald Pools" and "Electric Love". Now he is adding "It's You", originally penned by Zayn Malik, to his hippie-pop repertoire.
Hopeless Records set the standard for incredible pop-punk bands. When they and Simple Plan members recommend a band, the band must be pretty good. Story Untold is Hopeless Records' newest signee, and their new single "History" was co-written with Simple Plan's Pierre Bouvier and Chuck Comeau.
Andy Black kicked off the American leg of The Homecoming Tour in Baltimore, Maryland at the Baltimore Soundstage. Andy showed off his famous baritone and witty banter, and gave the audience a peak and what is next for Andy Biersack.