New Fall Out Boy?

After an extensive year of shows, new music and being featured in a Disney film. Chicago based Fall Out Boy is already working on new material, as well as their new album due out sometime in early 2015 according to the band’s bassist Pete Wentz.

While they haven’t released much more than a few hints about the track via their social media, fans are already speculating what it can be. The band known for their secrecy in the last year, especially since they released a single, announced an album and tour all within a few months of each other. Fans are blowing up social media about what the band has planned for Monday, the Fall Out Boy hashtag on twitter has speculation on what it could be.

The single according to the band via twitter and instagram is due to be out Monday November 24 at 7:30 GMT. The song will be on BBC radio 1 during the Zane Lowe show, they did mention the song will be a follow up to “Centuries” which premiered earlier this year. There is speculation the band will be following the same route they did with “Save Rock n Roll,” which they released all 12 tracks with music videos that ended up being a small film.

Till Monday most fans won’t know, but knowing Fall Out Boy they’ll be dropping small hints through the weekend for fans. “Centuries” and “Save Rock n Roll” is available on iTunes. And the band’s newest song “Immortals” can be heard in the Disney film “Big Hero 6” out now nationwide.

Fall Out Boy go Roman in Centuries Video

So what do you after you Save Rock n Roll and appease Elton John? Well if you’re Fall Out Boy you release a new video for your new song. After dropping the ending theme for Disney’s “Big Hero Six” Fall Out Boy comes back with the long awaited video for “Centuries”

The video itself takes place in ancient Rome (or Fall Out Boy’s version at least) where we see all four members tied up and waiting in carts. Dressed clearly as gladiators they are being carted off much like Russell Crowe to face their death in the colosseum so it seems. Prior to this we see them approached by a mysterious man who hands them each small objects.

They go into the area and begin a battle which is very much a reminder of Goliath from the bible, and while the ending shouldn’t be spoiled the viewer can decide that Fall Out Boy wins. But during this we see so much CGI and so many shots of this faux Rome they have created and so little of Fall Out Boy the video is just campy and bad. Fortunately, the song itself is good and can do without a video, which is a far cry from the group that turned Brendan Urie into a vampire and Courtney Love into a badass rebel leader.

The video is strange and doesn’t tie in visuals with the song itself, and nothing about this strange gladiator theme seems to match with what they are singing. Fall Out Boy attempts to take the video to make it into a small mini movie, but it fails to do that. Unlike the Save Rock and Roll videos which created a cohesive piece, this is just a sad attempt to capture that.

While the song is extremely catchy the video itself left a lot to be desired, it was CGI heavy and just all around strange. It felt less like the established Fall Out Boy and more like a newcomer who was given a fairly good budget. The video left a lot to be desired and unlike the hyperlapse version first released, this video was just a departure from the classic band we all know. Once they exit the ring, Fall Out Boy should go back to basics and go back to what they do best, which is no CGI and them causing trouble.

Head down to the Picking Tree with Denver based 1892

“Picking Tree” from 1892 is a bluesy rock track that proves young talent is alive and well. The song is an original concept by the Denver based group that has been causing local waves in their hometown.

The song is raw and showcases talent from all members, but listeners will be transfixed by David Corboy’s voice from the moment he starts to sing. Corboy who also plays bass for the band, sings over a mix of piano, drums and guitar that starts slow and breaks into a catchy rock beat; that blends in and out with Corboy’s singing and playing. Mike Ring provides backing vocals and opens the song on a back drop of drums led by Daryl Cozzi and guitar played by Colin Farnsworth.

The song has a slow start but as it progresses Cozzi ushers in a catchy beat that mixes over Farnsworth’s playing and piano played by Noel Billups. The whole song moves through a bluesy beat that drops into a classic rock sound, no two parts of the song sound absolutely the same but it features a clean progression of rock and blues that allows breaks for Billups’ piano playing to stand out.

While Farnsworth leads with incredibly strong guitar playing that adds to the magical atmosphere of the song, it allows Corboy’s voice to stand out alongside of it. No part of the instrumentation or singing is out of place or overpowers any one member of the band, but the piece comes together as a cohesive sound that proves to ultimately be catchy and will end up stuck in your head.

While, 1892 does have a full length album available titled “Gypsy House”, they can be contacted and followed via Facebook. “Picking Tree” can be found on Youtube along with other songs by the band from the album, as well as a few other singles.

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Fall Out Boy brings a big hero sound to Big Hero 6

After a particularly successful month with the release of “Centuries” Chicago’s Fall Out Boy returns with “Immortals” the first song to come from Disney’s next release “Big Hero 6”.

“Immortals” is a complete departure from “Centuries” and even their last record release. The opening beat of the song is reminiscent of something you’d hear in a club. Something almost like a hip hop beat that drops into a strong vocals led by lead singer Patrick Stump. The song begins a transformation about a minute in and you can hear a distinct Fall Out Boy sound, but it still retains the electronic beat from the beginning.

Stump croons “we can be immortals…” on a backdrop of electronic beats that weave in and out on a rock beat and a prominent bass drum that leads through the whole song. Though due to this electronic beat that runs in and out of the chorus line, unlike many other Fall Out Boy songs you don’t have that feature of the instruments that many fans have become accustomed to. This is a huge departure from the early days of Fall Out Boy and it is a more grown up and edgier sound for the band. Though nonetheless they still retain their image of who they are and the music is still very much Fall Out Boy.

“Immortals” is available on iTunes now for download, though the band has mentioned that if it isn’t it can be found sometime next week. More information about Disney’s “Big Hero 6” can be found on Disney’s website and the movie will be hitting theaters on November 7.

Yellowcard Come Out Swinging with Lift A Sail

After a long year of touring and riding out the wave of their acoustic rerelease of their first album “Ocean Ave.” Florida native and Los Angles based Yellowcard are back with their anticipated fall release “Lift a Sail.” Almost two years after their last full length release “Southern Air” the new album is true to the original Yellowcard sound.

Opening with a stunning violin solo from Sean Mackin, the album begins with a somber sound that explodes into a crescendo of pure Yellowcard. “Transmission Home” opens the record laced with strong vocals and a clean mix of guitar and drums that drops into a beautiful piano and violin which eventually mixes back into vocals and a strong rock beat. Yellowcard brings an explosive sound on this record. Especially after an acoustic release and “Southern Air” which was quieter in nature. “Lift a Sail” is all rock but still very true to who Yellowcard is as a band.

While, “One Bedroom” the first official release from the album has strong acoustic feel while still maintaining an electric rock sound. Mixing acoustic guitar, violin and a steady piano beat laced with an electro beat. Ryan Key’s vocals are the main focus and it lets you appreciate his ability to go from acoustic backing to full electronic sound. The song relies on Key’s strong vocal singing eventually dropping to showcase guitarist Ryan Mendez and Key’s own playing.

The album’s title track “Lift a Sail” is a track with a slow start but one that has a strong guitar melody that transforms into a mix of drums and a complex bass line. The title track may remind many Yellowcard fans of early songs, specifically “You and Me and One Spotlight” from 2007’s “Paper Walls” which begins slow and grows into a mix of drums and complex bass line.

The album is truly a Yellowcard album that showcases the talents of it’s members both individually and together as a band. The band tends to move through different sounds throughout their album. From powerful ballads like “Transmission Home” and “My Mountain” to softer songs like “One Bedroom” and “Madrid” all of which bring together a sound that is distinctly Yellowcard.

A band that has never stuck to one specific type of sound and has the ability to go from electronic instruments to just full acoustic sets. “Lift a Sail” is a great addition to Yellowcard’s ever changing and growing sound. The album is also something that can add fans to the already large fan base with it’s relatable lyrics and amazing instrumentation.

“Lift a Sail” is the first album not to feature original drummer Longieu Parsons III and is the first album released after the band’s departure from Hopeless Records. Though even with these changes the album is all Yellowcard and written truly from the heart; It is absolutely beautiful in sound and talent. “Lift a Sail” is currently available on Amazon and iTunes as well as nationwide retailers. The band is currently out on tour with Memphis May Fire and Emarosa. All information about the record and the tour can be found on