Pop punk is back just in time for the last hurrahs of summer. Jimmy Eat World dropped a new single today that’s surprisingly fun, nostalgic, and fast. But if you’re looking for something a little more chill, check out footage of Flea teaching a gorilla bass, Barbra Streisand’s beef with Siri, Feist’s exciting reunion news, and the awesome live performance of Metallica’s brand new single.
It’s time to go back to the middle. Jimmy Eat World announced a follow-up to 2013’s LP Damage and we’ve got a feeling it will be a return to their pop punk glory. The Arizona act said the album will drop on October 21. The title is unknown still, but we do have “Get Right,” the lead single that’s a return to form. It’s all the sweetness you could want. But that’s our take. What do you think? Give it a listen above and weigh in on their 2016 sound in the comment section below. [Consequence of Sound]
Who knows why, but Flea hung out with a very interested student this week: a gorilla. The Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist went to the Gorrilla Foundation in Woodside, California and hung out with new pal Koko. The best part? He taught her how to play bass. “This is just the greatest thing that could ever happen. This is the day that I will never forget in my life,” Flea says in a video of the moment. Koko is, unsurprisingly, pretty fascinated by it all. We would be too, bro. [Nerdist]
If you haven’t picked a fight with Apple, are you really a big shot musician? Barbra Streisand recently picked a bone with the music company. Like Taylor Swift, Kanye West, and countless others before her, Streisand hopes to win and Apple seems likely to please. The celebrity musician found out Siri pronounces her last name incorrectly, so she called Apple CEO Tim Cook directly. “Streisand with a soft S, like sand on the beach. I’ve been saying this for my whole career,” she told NPR in a recent interview. “[Cook] delightfully agreed to have Siri change the pronunciation of my name, finally, with the next update on September 30th.” [Rolling Stone]
Earlier this summer, indie rock supergroup Broken Social Scene performed four shows in America, marking their first US shows in half a decade. During those shows, they debuted a new song and announced they are working on a follow-up to 2010’s excellent Forgiveness Rock Record. Not much is known about the album, but Feist took to Instagram last night to share exciting news: the old bandmate will be returning to the studio to perform on the new record. “Tomorrow I go join my broken brothers to add my ‘loverspit’ to the new #brokensocialscene album. Reunion Union,” she wrote. Feist was a core member of the band between 2002 and 2005. Since then, she has appeared on the band’s other albums and occasionally played sets. The last performance with the band was 2013’s live set on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for the impeccable hit “Almost Crimes.” Imagine that energy; now picture her voice on new material. Be careful; don’t swoon too hard. [Consequence of Sound]
Last week, Metallica announced they had a new album coming out soon called Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. The metal giants shortly after announced they would be playing at Minneapolis’ brand new stadium, US Bank Stadium, on Saturday night. The weekend came and went, and with it was the band’s show. They played a career-spanning set of 19 songs, and fans lost their mind. It’s hard not to when a band that’s been at it for decades still has the energy and talent that they did when they first began. So it was with great joy that everyone in the venue celebrated the band’s inaugural performance of lead single “Hardwired”. You bet they enjoyed every second of it, and thanks to the world wide web, you can enjoy it above through video, too. [Consequence of Sound]
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