Methyl Ethel announce new album, Triage, share “Real Tight”: Stream

Back in September, Australia’s Methyl Ethel released “Scream Whole”, a single whose origins partially traced back to the works of Jean-Paul Satre and Scott Walker. Today, Methyl Ethel mastermind Jake Webb has announced a new album on which “Scream Whole” appears.

Titled Triage, it’s the proper follow-up to 2017’s Everything Is Forgotten and Webb’s fourth LP overall under the CoSigned Methyl Ethel moniker. The 4AD debut was written, produced, and performed in its entirety by Webb, with recording taking place in his West Perth home studio.

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According to a press statement, the album came together as Webb settled back into a routine in his hometown — the same process that helped birth his earlier records. “I got obsessed with a lot of theory, essentially trying to discover how songs work,” he noted.

Triage was a result of these introspective thinking sessions and song dissections. It’s said to be “more reflective” than its predecessors, one that “explores the notion of coming of age, only to reference it for the snapshots and passing memories that it has become.” In Webb’s own words, it’s “cold logic for warm bodies.”

The forthcoming LP is slated for release on February 15th, 2019, and is being teased with “Real Tight”, a self-described “surrealist love song.” Take a listen below via its Matt Sav-directed music video.

Triage Artwork:

methyl ethel triage

Triage Tracklist:
01. Ruiner
02. Scream Whole
03. All the Elements
04. Trip the Mains
05. Post-Blue
06. Real Tight
07. Hip Horror
08. What About the 37?
09. No Fighting

In support of the album, Webb will take Methyl Ethel on the road next year, rounded out by backing musicians Thom Stewart, Chris Wright, Lyndon Blue and Jacob Diamond.

Methyl Ethel 2018-2019 Tour Dates:
11/17 – Canberra, AU @ Spilt Milk
02/02 – Brisbane, AU @ Laneway Festival
02/03 – Sydney, AU @ Laneway Festival
02/08 – Adelaide, AU @ Laneway Festival
02/09 – Melbourne, AU @ Laneway Festival
02/10 – Fremantle, AU @ Laneway Festival
02/08-10 – Launceston, AU @ A Festival Called Panama
03/14 – London, UK @ Heaven
03/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
03/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
03/22 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
03/23 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
03/25 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
03/27 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
03/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
03/30 – Washington, DC @ DC9


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Goo Goo Dolls and Train announce 2019 summer tour

Goo Goo Dolls and Train are teaming up next summer for a co-headlining tour. The massive 45-outing runs from June through August, and features Allen Stone in a support slot.

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 16th. You can also grab tickets here.

Goo Goo Dolls and Train 2019 Tour Dates
06/07 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
06/08 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
06/09 – Airway Heights, WA @ Northern Quest Casino & Resort
06/11 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
06/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ AK-CHIN Pavilion
06/14 – Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
06/15 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
06/16 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheater
06/18 – West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
06/20 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
06/21 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
06/22 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
06/23 – Southhaven, MS @ BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
06/25 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs – Stir Cove
06/26 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
06/28 – Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
06/29 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
07/06 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
07/07 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
07/09 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
07/10 – Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park
07/12 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
07/13 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheater
07/14 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
07/16 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
07/18 – Walker, MN @ Moondance Jam
07/20 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
07/21 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
07/23 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/24 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
07/26 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/27 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
07/28 – Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook Music Pavilion
07/30 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Park Pavilion
08/01 – Scranton, PA @ Pavilion at Montage Mountain
08/02 – Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
08/03 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/06 – Bethlehem, PA @ Musikfest
08/07 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
08/09 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
08/10 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
08/11 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
08/14 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
08/16 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
08/17 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center


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Ice-T admits he’s never eaten a bagel

Since 2001, Ice-T has dutifully played the role of Detective “Fin” Tutuola on NBC’s Law & Order: SVU. Proudly hailing from Harlem, Fin is often known for delivering sage advice and witticisms informed by his hardened street smarts. As a former member of the Narcotics division, he’s also the cop everyone (and the internet) turns to for a heads up on the latest drugs making the rounds in Brooklyn.

However, despite portraying this character for nearly 20 years, Ice-T has admitted to perhaps the worst crime a supposed native New Yorker could commit: He has never eaten a bagel.

When asked on Twitter about his favorite bagel type, the rapper-actor replied bluntly, “I’ve never eaten a bagel in my life.” Fans, unable to believe their tried and true Fin had never feasted on Murray’s — or anyone’s — Bagels quickly dug through the archives.

“You had a cinnamon raisin one on SVU,” one fan pointed out, to which Ice-T responded heartlessly, “Lol. TV is make believe.” The 60-year-old later addressed the internet backlash, “… Don’t lose your fn minds because I’ve never eaten a bagel… take it easy.”

It’s easy to say, “Take it easy,” but if you’re gonna play the part of proud New Yorker for two decades, maybe uh, really play the part. Plus, bagels are fucking delicious. I had an “Everything” bagel just yesterday (from a spot in South Brooklyn) and I’m sad I’m not eating one right this very minute. You’re missing out, my guy.


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Song of the Week: Ariana Grande Moves on with Style in “thank u, next”

Each week we break down our favorite song, highlight our honorable mentions, and wrap them all up with other staff recommendations into a playlist just for you. 

Ariana Grande is back with a vengeance after her highly publicized breakup with Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson. Her new release, “thank u, next”, is a pure pop banger in every sense of the phrase, combining Grande’s classic sugary sweetness with a newfound sense of gratitude for all that her past relationships have given her. “One taught me love/ One taught me patience/ One taught me pain,” the star sings, reminiscing on the loves of her life with equal fondness and retrospective wisdom. Sassy and poignant lyrics like these float over a catchy R&B beat, and by the end of “thank u, next”, any listener would be singing along. The single seemed to be a direct response to a gag made by Davidson on last week’s SNL promos, where he jokingly proposed to Maggie Rogers and then muttered “0 for 3.” Though we’ll never know if Grande had this in store before that moment, “thank u, next” is a clear move for Grande to take back the power from her past to propel herself into the future.

–Clara Scott
Contributing Writer



Iceage – “Balm of Gilead”

This grave new track from the Danish punk rock band Iceage is deliciously dark, full of snarling vocals that only gain in intensity after the startling open line, “Finish up Mama, you vicious carnivore.” –Laura Dzubay

Vince Staples – “Feels Like Summer”

It may be November, but this melody-rich, attention-grabbing opening track from Vince Staples’s phenomenal FM! might be almost immersive enough to convince you otherwise. –Laura Dzubay

LCD Soundsystem – “(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang”

This politically fused Heaven 17 cover is genuinely groovy, a powerful union of retro synth-pop and LCD Soundsystem’s rich electronic capabilities. –Laura Dzubay

William Tyler – “Fail Safe”

The guitars are what carry William Tyler’s “Fail Safe”, building and blooming for three minutes alongside a persistent drum track that evokes a serene autumn bike ride. — Laura Dzubay

King Princess – “Pussy Is God”

King Princess’ new single is straight-up sweet — the meta background of “New release, new release,” rings a catchy and unabashed message of affection, with lines like, “I think you’re so cute when you get high/ I’ve never been good at this nice shit/ But I can try if you like it.” — Laura Dzubay



Bob Dylan – “Call Letter Blues – Take 1”

Even with Bob Dylan being Bob Dylan, it would have been tough to see the first-rate quality of More Blood, More Tracks coming; “Call Letter Blues – Take 1” is a perfect example of the ’70s-Dylan callback we may not have known we needed, reaching back in time like a lost parallel version of “Meet Me in the Morning” and resurrecting the guitar thrums and understated poetry that made the original album a masterpiece. — Laura Dzubay

Mona Haydar – “Barbarian”

“If they’re civilized, I’d rather stay savage,” Mona Haydar declares at the beginning of new track “Barbarian”, a proclamation of confidence in the face of prejudice that merges Haydar’s air-tight flow with catchy saxophone hooks that will stick in your head for weeks. –Clara Scott

Tobi Lou – “Orange”

Tobi Lou is quickly making a name for himself in gentle, magical hip-hop, and “Orange” is a prime recent example of why, as the artist mulls over love, his childhood, and society, all amidst a dreamy and fuzzy soundscape. –Laura Dzubay

Carly Rae Jepsen – “Party For One”

After the smash hit success of her last album, Emotion, Carly Rae Jepsen has bounded back onto the charts with single “Party for One”, a self-empowerment anthem that carries all of Jepsen’s trademarks to create characteristically solid pop that will stand the test of time. –Clara Scott




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Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers announce 2019 tour dates

Today brings the release of Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers’ first album, Bought to Rot. In support, the Against Me! offshoot has announced a leg of 2019 North American tour dates.

Following a previously announced Midwest run, the new leg kicks off in March at South by Southwest. From there, the band will hit up cities like Phoenix, Vancouver, Portland, Denver, Toronto, Buffalo, New York, and Atlanta throughout spring.

Mercy Union and Control Top will provide support, and you can find the complete schedule below.

Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers 2018-2019 Tour Dates:
11/18 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
11/29 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
03/14-15 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/16 – Houston, TX @ The Studio at Warehouse Live *
03/17 – Dallas, TX @ Keller Theater *
03/19 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf *
03/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *
03/22 – Tustin, CA @ Marty’s On Newport *
03/23 – West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour *
03/24 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill *
03/26 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
03/27 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub *
03/28 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir *
03/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall *
04/01 – Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater *
04/03 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room *
04/04 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House *
04/05 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Bar *
04/06 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre *
04/07 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club *
04/09 – Davenport, IA @ The Stardust *
04/10 – Newport, KY @ The Southgate House *
04/12 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern *
04/13 – Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques *
04/15 – Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room *
04/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
04/18 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
04/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts *
04/20 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents *
04/21 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
04/23 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel *
04/25 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
04/26 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight *
04/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Purgatory) *
04/28 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East *

* = w/ Mercy Union and Control Top

Stream Bought to Rot below via Apple Music and Spotify.


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All That Remains tap Jason Richardson as fill-in guitarist in wake of Oli Herbert’s death

All That Remains released their ninth studio album, Victim of the New Disease, today (November 9th) and the disc arrives just weeks after the tragic death of the band’s longtime guitarist Oli Herbert.

Today, the band revealed that guitar virtuoso Jason Richardson (All Shall Perish, Chelsea Grin, Born of Osiris) will join All That Remains for their upcoming European tour with Sevendust. In addition to the bands he’s played in, Richardson also showcases his guitar skills on a popular YouTube channel.

“Losing Oli has been a tremendous blow to the core of ATR,” frontman Phil Labonte and the band members said in a statement today. “But I know he wouldn’t want anything other than for us to continue. He loved this record so much — it’s some of our best work. We look forward to sharing the music with everyone—seeing our fans from the stage. From where Oli loved most. It’ll be cathartic. We’ll need it to be.”

The statement also encourages fan participation, explaining, “If you are particularly inspired, we welcome you to submit tributes, covers, riffs, photos, stories, or a good old fashioned video air guitar with us, via the submission page at Oli loved seeing people take a shot at his riffs, and we loved watching him enjoy them.”

All That Remains are expected to announce new North American tour dates soon.


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