Tessa Violet
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Bad Books announced their new album—plus, don’t miss a new single from Figure Eight. Check out the news you might have missed today below!

1. Trapdoor Social unveil new music video

Trapdoor Social released a new music video for their previously released single “The Move.” The track was inspired by individuals who want to make the world a better place. The band are releasing a new LP and going on tour later this year. Dates have not yet been announced.



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2. The Sonder Bombs drop new track

Following the release of MODERN FEMALE ROCKSTAR last fall, the Sonder Bombs shared a new song, “I don’t have one anymore,” with an accompanying music video. “I’m bored with being told that the men—not just in the music industry but everywhere—are the ones who can actually make things happen in my career or the ones who hold all the power,” vocalist Willow Hawks tells Stereogum. “I’m bored with men giving more men the real platforms and saying, ‘It just worked out that way.’ I don’t really have a threshold for that bullshit anymore.” The trio embark on tour later this month, and dates are below.

Dates:
05/18 – Boone, NC @ Black Cat Burrito
05/19 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Lava Barn
05/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Anthorne Gallery
05/22 – Akron, OH @ Bless This Mess
05/23 – Fort Wayne, IN @ The Brass Rail
05/24 – Bowling Green, OH @ The Summit Shack
05/25 – Howell, MI @ BLED Fest

3. The Kickdrums releases new single

The Kickdrums (aka Alex Fitts) unveiled his latest single, “Bubblegum,” taken from his forthcoming EP, La Playa. “With this track I was trying to explore new and different combinations of music for me as a producer/singer,” Fitts says. “At times my music may sound like a band, but it’s really just me with a drum machine and some instruments.”  

4. Figure Eight share new song

Figure Eight, the latest project from Ryan Meyers, dropped a new track. “Any Given Flower” is the title track for his upcoming album. “‘Any Given Flower’ is a song that deals with the bleeding pain of being lonely at such a young age,” Meyers says. “Especially while everyone you know is away at college and having these experiences that make you grow and find out new things about who you are that you might have not known otherwise. And all the while, you’re just sad in your basement.” The single will be available to stream tomorrow, and it’s available for presave here. Any Given Flower will drop May 24 and can be preordered here.  

5. Bad Books announce new album

Bad Books are sharing their first album in seven years, III. Additionally, they released two tracks from the forthcoming LP, “Lake House” and “I Love You, I’m Sorry, Please Help Me, Thank You.” The record is set to release June 14 and is available for preorder here. They hit the road this summer for tour across the U.S. All dates are below, and tickets can be found here.

Dates:
05/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
06/19 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
06/20 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
06/21 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
06/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
06/23 – College Park, MD @ Milkboy
06/25 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
06/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
06/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
06/28 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
08/13 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
08/14 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
08/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
08/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
08/19 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
08/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
08/22 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
08/23 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn

6. Kim Petras adds dates to headline tour

Kim Petras added additional dates to her Broken tour in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Yesterday, she released a new single, “Got My Number,” which leaks the actual number of friend and singer-songwriter Jesse Saint John. All dates of the tour are below, and tickets are available here. Presale begins tomorrow at 10 a.m. local time, and general admission goes on sale Friday, May 3.

Dates:
06/11 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
06/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
06/14 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
06/15 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
06/17 – Philadelphia @ Theatre of Living Arts
06/18 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
06/20 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
06/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
06/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda
06/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda
06/26 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
06/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine

7. Tessa Violet debuts emotional new single

Tessa Violet premiered a new track, “I Like (The Idea Of) You,” with MTV. “I was seeing this guy at the time who I knew wasn’t that into me,” she tells the outlet. “And even though I could see that, it was still so much fun to think and obsess about him.” This is Violet’s first release of the year off her forthcoming album, Bad Ideas. She’ll be releasing more singles throughout the year until the full-length drops.

8. Bastille drop new song, announce tour

Bastille are following up 2016’s Wild World with their next album, Doom Days. The band dropped “Quarter Past Midnight” and “Doom Days” previously. Now, they’re dropping “Joy” along with a batch of tour dates. Doom Days drops June 14 and is available for preorder now. Most presales go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. local time. However, some dates differ.New York and Chicago go on sale May 10 at 11 a.m. local time. Philadelphia goes on sale May 10 at noon local time. Mexico City goes on sale May 15 at 10 a.m. local time. Jacksonville and Miami go on sale May 17 at 10 a.m. local time. Tour dates are available below with tickets here.

Dates:
09/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met
09/17 – Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
09/18 – Montreal, QC @ Place Bell
09/20 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
09/21 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
09/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
09/24 – New York, NY @ Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
09/27 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
09/28 – Richmond, VA @ Virginia Credit Union LIVE!
09/29 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
10/01 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre
10/02 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
10/04 – Denver, CO @ The Mission Ballroom
10/05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Saltair Pavilion
10/07 – Portland, OR @ Theatre of The Clouds @ Moda Center
10/08 – Vancouver, BC @ Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
10/09 – Seattle, WA @ WAMU Theater
10/11 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley
10/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
10/13 – San Diego, CA @ CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
10/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
10/17 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
10/18 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Lawn
10/19 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
10/21 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Concert Hall
10/22 – Nashville, TN @ Municipal Auditorium
10/23 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
10/25 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
10/26 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
10/27 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
10/29 – Mexico City, MX @ Pepsi Center

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