news recap
[Photo by: The Wonder Years/Jonathan Weiner, Alkaline Trio/Jon Weiner]

Alkaline Trio announced three hometown shows—plus don’t miss a new song from the Menzingers. Check out the news you might have missed today below!

1. Unwill release new single “Slaves”

Unwill released their latest single “Slaves” from their upcoming record Can’t Kill Me. The album is described by the band as being “a journey through spirit and ego,” with “Slaves” representing the spirit of the album. Can’t Kill Me is out Nov. 16 and is available for preorder now.



2. Wallows release alternative cuts to “1980s Horror Film” music video

Wallows released bonus videos featuring previously unreleased footage from the making of the music video for “1980s Horror Film.” Directed by Nina Ljeti, the bonus footage features four minutes of the band performing as well as a rose-petal covered bed and tub. “1980s Horror Film” is available now from Wallows’ debut EP Spring.

3. I See Stars announce North American acoustic tour

I See Stars are going on an acoustic North American tour starting in November. Frontman Devin Oliver announced the tour on his social media, commenting that the acoustic tours were a way for him to connect with fans “in a way that feels unplugged.” You can get your tickets now and see a full list of dates below.

Dates:
11/23 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Sports Care
11/24 – San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Patio
11/25 – Dallas, TX @ Cambridge Room
11/27 – Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone
11/29 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
11/30 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
12/05 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache
12/06 – Berwyn, IL @ Wire
12/07 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
12/09 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
12/13 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java
12/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Funhouse
12/16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Top Cats
12/20 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore
12/21 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
12/22 – Portland, OR @ Paris Theatre

4. The Wonder Years release covers for charity with tourmates

The Wonder Years are releasing covers with tourmates Have Mercy, Oso Oso and Shortly. The covers will be compiled into a four-song record, featuring all of the bands covering each other. Available now via Bandcamp, proceeds from this project will be donated to the ACLU.

Dates:
10/26 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/02 – Providence, RI @ The Strand
11/03 – Albany, NY @ Update Concert Hall
11/04 – Huntington, NY @ Paramount
11/06 – Quebec, QC @ Salle Multi
11/07 – Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey
11/08 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
11/11 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
11/13 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s *
11/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
11/16 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
11/17 – Fort Collins, CO @ Washington’s *
11/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
11/21 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/23 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
11/24 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Brewster St. Ice House
11/26 – New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
11/27 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt
11/28 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
11/30 – Wilmington, DE @ The Queen

* The Wonder Years, Have Mercy, Oso Oso only

5. Circa Survive release music video for “Flesh And Bone”

Circa Survive have released a new music video for their song “Flesh And Bone.” The song is a bonus track off the deluxe edition of the latest record, The Amulet. In addition, you can catch Circa Survive on their headlining tour, which is set to start next week. Tickets are on sale now.

Dates:
10/29 – New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
10/30 – Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
11/01 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater & Ballroom
11/02 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
11/03 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
11/04 – St Louis, MO @ Ready Room
11/06 – Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater
11/07 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union Event Center
11/09 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
11/11 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
11/12 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11/13 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theater
11/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
11/16 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
11/17 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
11/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
11/20 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
11/24 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
11/25 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
11/27 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
11/28 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
11/30 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
12/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
12/02 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium

6. Alkaline Trio to play three hometown shows in January

Alkaline Trio announced they’ll be playing three shows at the Metro in their hometown of ChicagoJan. 4-6. The presale is live now, with general tickets going on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. EST. The band recently released Is This Thing Cursed? in August via Epitaph Records. Get your tickets here.

7. Citizen release new song “Open Your Heart”

Citizen released a new song, “Open Your Heart.” The song is only physically available on a cassette, which will be sold on their U.S. fall tour with Turnover and the Story So Far. Tickets for the tour can be purchased on their website.

Dates:
11/02 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11/03 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
11/05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/06 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/08 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
11/10 – Mt. Clemens, MI @ Emerald Theatre
11/11 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
11/13 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
11/14 – New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater
11/15 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/16 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head
11/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
11/18 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
11/20 – Richmond, VA @ The National
11/21 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
11/23 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza
11/24 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
11/25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/27 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
11/28 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
11/30 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee
12/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium

8. State Champs celebrate The Finer Things anniversary with holiday shows

State Champs have announced three holiday shows this December to celebrate five years of The Finer Things. The band will play their debut album in full, featuring guests A Will Away, Save Face, In Her Own Words and Young Culture. Tickets go on sale this Friday.

Dates:
12/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall *
12/28 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents ^
12/29 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall ^

* with the Starting Line Only
^ with A Will Away, Save Face, In Her Own Words and Young Culture

9. The Menzingers release new song and music video

The Menzingers released “The Freaks” ahead of their headlining fall tour. Looking like a scene out of Stranger Things, this music video shows the band playing a basement show with Halloween decorations and costumes galore. Tickets are available now for the upcoming tour, featuring Tiny Moving Parts and Daddy Issues.

Dates:
10/25 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum (Pre-FEST show, the Menzingers only)
10/26 – Gainesville, FL @ Bo Diddley Plaza (FEST 17, the Menzingers only)
10/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10/28 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East
10/30 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/31 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
11/02 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
11/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
11/04 – San Diego, CA @ The Music Box
11/05 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
11/07 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11/08 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne
11/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
11/14 – Chicago, IL @ Concord
11/16 – Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
11/17 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Dot
11/18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Smalls
11/20 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
11/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
11/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/25 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues