While You Were Away: Destroy Boys’ New LP, The Return Of Pixies, New Music From House of Protection, And More

New week means new edition of While You Were Away. This week we’re talking about the return of Pixies, Destroy Boys’ new album, House of Protection’s second single, and more.

House Of Protection drop new single ‘Learn to Forget’

House Of Protection unleash new single Learn To Forget, announce debut London show

House Of Protection, made up of former FEVER 333 members Aric Improta and Stephen Harrison, have shared their second single “Learn to Forget.” The duo say the track, once again produced by Jordan Fish, is “very close to home for us as musicians.”

“The pace, the riffs, the drum fills, it all leans towards music we grew up playing,” House Of Protection explain. “We wanted to find a way to keep that in our sound, but not be limited by it. Jordan was really good about finding ways to take that energy and blend it with the production aesthetic we used on the other tracks. It’s definitely one we look forward to playing live.”

Listen to the song below.

Halestorm and I Prevail team up for new song ‘can u see me in the dark?’

HALESTORM and I PREVAIL team up for brand new single 'can u see me in the  dark?' - FOREVER LOUD

Ahead of their co-headlining tour, Halestorm and I Prevail have shared their new collaborative single ‘can u see me in the dark?’

“We’re excited to finally have a song come out,” said I Prevails’ Eric Vanlerberghe. “It was a fun challenge to blend the Halestorm and I Prevail sounds together. We really focused on creating a music bed that felt very much I Prevail and letting Lzzy just shine and do what she does best. I feel we found a very sick way to blend the two identities of our bands into one massive song. I’m really looking forward to this tour and possibly playing this song live together for everyone.”

“In celebration of our upcoming tour together, we joined forces with the boys of I Prevail and wrote an original song together,” said Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale. “‘can u see me in the dark?’ is written for our collective fan bases, our community, our family. We want you to know that you are seen and you are not alone shining through life’s myriad of joy and pain. We can’t wait to feast our eyes on you this summer!”

Listen to the song below.

Destroy Boys announce new album ‘Funeral Soundtrack #4’

Destroy Boys announce new album, Funeral Soundtrack #4

After teasing fans with cryptic messages, Destroy Boys have announced their new album, Funeral Soundtrack #4, out August 9th via Hopeless Records.

“Looking back, our first three albums marked the deaths of things,” explains guitarist Violet Mayugba. “They were soundtracks to our funerals, whether they were for our ages or our mental states. We’ve gone through a lot of changes as a band and as people.

“The first one was our high school album. On the second record, we went to college and were saying goodbye to our childhood. On the third one, we’d just gone through COVID and, speaking for myself, I lost my entire sense of self and gained a new one.”

The band also shared the video for their new single “Boyfeel.” Watch it below.

Pre-order Funeral Soundtrack #4 here.

Pixies return with new single ‘You’re So Impatient’/’Que Sera, Sera’

Pixies Unveil New Single “You’re So Impatient”/”Que Sera, Sera”: Stream

Pixies have shared their surprise double A-side single “You’re So Impatient”/”Que Sera, Sera” in anticipation of their North American co-headlining tour with Modest Mouse and Cat Power.

The band describes “You’re So Impaitent” as an “explosive two-minute, nine-second Zombie attack at the mall.” It’s also their first release with new bassist Emma Richardson, who replaced Paz Lenchantin earlier this year.

“Que Sera, Sera” is a cover that the band originally recorded for the soundtrack to TV series From. Both songs will be pressed on limited edition 7-inch vinyl, available on July 19th.

Stream the songs below.

Tours on sale this week

Queens of the Stone Age - 2024 Tour Dates & Concert Schedule - Live Nation

Queens of the Stone Age have announced the final shows of their long-running “The End is Nero World Tour.” The run of shows kicks off on September 28th in Boston, Massachusetts, and wraps up on October 4th in Madison, Wisconsin. Tickets on sale now.

BABYMETAL will embark on a fall US tour with support from Scene Queen. The 15-date trek starts on November 5th in Orlando, Florida, and runs until December 3rd in Anaheim, California. Get all the details here.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor will tour the East Coast this fall. The tour starts on November 4th in Hamilton, Ontario, and wraps up on November 24th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. See all the dates here.

The HU recently announced a European tour this fall. The trek starts September 4th in Helsinki, Finland and concludes September 26th in Madrid, Spain. See the full itinerary here.

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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