While You Were Away: New Music From Cage The Elephant And House Of Protection, Krist Novoselic For President, And More

Before you head into the long Fourth of July weekend, catch up with the news you missed with this week’s edition of While You Were Away. This week: New videos from Cage the Elephant and House of Protection, Krist Novoselic running for president, and more.

Cage the Elephant reflects on past mistakes in ‘Out Loud’ video

Cage the Elephant Announce New Album Neon Pill and 2024 North American Tour

Cage the Elephant have shared their new music video for “Out Loud” taken from their new album, Neon Pill.

The clip, directed by Loris Russier, features singer Matt Shultz seemingly revisiting his childhood home and reflecting on his childhood. Before the video ends, the same house is seen in ruins as Shultz walks away into the Kentucky woods.

As Consequence of Sound reveals in a new feature story with the band, the song revolved heavily around the death of Matt and Brad Shutlz’s father, who passed away during the pandemic.

Watch the video below.

House of Protection release new single ‘Being One’

Listen to House Of Protection’s “totally different” third single, Being One

House of Protection, featuring former FEVER 333 members Aric Improta and Stephen Harrison, deliver another killer single with their latest release “Being One.”

Similar to previous singles “It’s Supposed to Hurt” and “Learn to Forget,” Jordan Fish produces the new track and is
“totally different for us”, according to Aric.

“I’ve always loved playing drum’n’bass, so Jordan and I immediately clicked on the rhythmic ideas,” explains the drummer. “As a whole, I feel like Steve’s vocals were a huge step up from our previous demos and it gave us a new dynamic to work with moving forward. This song was definitely made to listen to on a long drive at night. We talked about that a lot when writing the lyrics and filming the music video.”

Watch the video below.

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic is running for president


Founding Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic is throwing his hat into the presidential ring. Novoselic recently launched a presidential campaign in Washington State along with a new group called the Bona Fide Band.

Because running on the presidential ticket and hosting conventions are requirements for his Cascade Party of Washington to be recognized by the state as a “bona fide party,” Novoselic started the Bona Fide Band with original Screaming Trees drummer Mark Pickerel to play shows that double as conventions.

Before you get too excited, know that Novoselic actually doesn’t want to take the presidential hot seat. Rather, he wants to establish the party. “We are challenging the rule compelling us onto the presidential ballot,” he wrote on the Cascade Party website. “We have sent a letter to the State which requests changes to administrative rules that force us to run for president.”

The band played their first shows [last week] performing covers along with songs from Novoselic’s other bands Giants in the Trees and 3rd Secret. They also performed Nirvana’s 1988 debut single “Love Buzz.”

Watch the performance below.

Learn more about the Cascade Party here.

Slipknot surprise release ‘Surfacing’ music video

Slipknot to headline 25th Anniversary event at Water Works Park |

Continuing their 25-year anniversary celebration, Slipknot have shared a new (yes, new) music video for “Surfacing” from the band’s 1999 self-titled debut.

The video is a high definition version of a performance of the song from Ozzfest, which was originally featured on their 1999 “home video” Welcome To Our Neighborhood.

“Your new national anthem,” Sipknot wrote on social media. “The official video for Surfacing is now available on our @YouTube channel.”

Watch the video below.

Tours on sale this week

Ms. Lauryn Hill Announces 2024 Tour with The Fugees

Sum 41 have expanded their farewell tour with a EU/UK leg set to take place this fall with Neck Deep and The Bronx supporting select shows. The tour starts on October 21st in Den Bosch, Netherlands and runs through November 23rd in Nanterre, France. Get all the details here.

André 3000 will embark on a fall U.S. tour in support of his latest album, New Blue Sun. The “New Blue Sun – Live In Concert” tour starts September 19th in New Orleans, and runs through November 114th in Atlanta, Georgia. See all the dates here.

Ms. Lauryn Hill continues celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill with a co-headlining tour with The Fugees this summer. Dubbed “The Celebration Continues” tour, the trek starts on August 9th in Tampa, Florida, and wraps up across the pond in Amsterdam, Netherlands on October 22nd. Tickets are on sale now.

The Front Bottoms have announced the “Finding Your Way Home Tour” for the fall. The tour kicks off on September 12th in Boston and concludes on December 14th in Atlantic City, New Jersey. See all the dates 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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