Whether you’re recovering from a festival weekend or just trying to power through Monday, GENRE IS DEAD! has got you covered for music news you may have missed. This week on While You Were Away we’re bumping new music from Prima Donna, Lorna Shore, and Lacuna Coil plus talking about tours on sale this week and more.
Lacuna Coil release new version of ‘Swamped’
Lacuna Coil have shared their latest single “Swamped XX,” a 2022 update of their song “Swamped” from their 2002 album Comalies.
The track comes for the band’s upcoming anniversary edition of the album dubbed Comalies XX. Frontwoman Cristina Scabbia explains the project saying, “This is not a reboot or a spin-off or anything like that. We just wanted to give these songs a 2022 dress and see that this guy or girl who was born 20 years ago would still look fucking slick in 2022.”
Watch the video directed by Trilathera below.
Comalies XX drops October 14th via Century Media Records. Pre-orders can be found here.
Prima Donna and Michael Des Barres team up for new song ‘Ain’t Nothing You Can Do About It’
Wicked Cool labelmates Michael Des Barres and Prima Donna joined forces for their new single “Ain’t Nothing You Can Do About It.”
Recorded early 2022 at Unison Music Studio by Bruce Witkin with Des Barres co-producing, the sessions were born of a long-time mutual appreciation between Des Barres and Prima Donna.
“I have admired Prima Donna as a band for quite some time since we are label mates at Wicked Cool Records, particularly Kevin Preston‘s songwriting,” noted Des Barres. “So, we got together and discovered a mutual love of exactly the same records and artists and immediately wrote this song.”
“Michael Des Barres is one of the coolest singers to ever do it,” Prima Donna’s Kevin Preston says. “We wrote and arranged these tunes nose-to-nose on a couch and I got chills every time he started singing.”
Watch the video directed by Kearney Thompson below.
“Ain’t Nothing You Can Do About It” will be released on limited edition 7″ white vinyl featuring B-side track “Waves,” co-written by Des Barres and Preston. Pre-orders can be found here.
Lorna Shore release ‘Pain Remains I: Dancing Like Flames’
Lorna Shore have shared their new single “Pain Remains I: Dancing Likes Flames,” the first part of their upcoming Pain Trilogy.
“The Pain Trilogy is a three part tale focusing on the stages of grief and vulnerability and exemplifying it through a love story,” the band explains. “The first song, ‘Pain Remains I: Dancing like Flames’ begins with the main character becoming enamored by the person within his dreams. He decides to turn to this reality as a sense of purpose despite knowing that the closer he gets to his goal, the further it seems to drift away.”
Watch the video below.
Lorna Shore’s new album Pain Remains, drops October 14th. Pre-order it here.
The Hunna releases two new singles, ‘Fugazi’ and ‘Untouched Hearts’
The Hunna gives us not one, but two new songs from their upcoming self-titled album: “Fugazi” and “Untouched Hearts.”
Digging into the new songs frontman Ryan Potter explains: “Fugazi is about being locked up and held down for too long until you say, ‘Screw it, for one night we’re just going to go balls to the wall, have the best time ever and not care about the repercussions.’”
He continues: “Untouched Hearts is a soul-baring reflection on past traumas with a newfound sense of hope for the future. This song was the one that when we were writing it, it stapled what the sound of this record would be and the path the band are taking.”
Check out the songs below.
Both tracks along with previously released single “Trash” will be released on The Hunna’s new album The Hunna, which comes out October 28th via Believe. Pre-order it here.
Tours on sale this week
After postponing their tour earlier this year due to COVID, Bikini Kill are ready to get back on the road. Recently, they announce a run of rescheduled North American tour dates set for spring 2023. The tour starts March 30th in Nashville, Tennessee and wraps up in Knoxville, Tennessee on April 23rd. Tickets are now on sale.
Hip-hop/punk rock breakout stars Ho99o9 announced their new “Up Close and Personal” headline UK/European tour, which is set to kick off in Manchester on November 6th and wraps up in Amesterdam on November 27th. Get tickets here.
Big Thief recently announce dates for their spring 2023 tour, which hits the US, UK, and Europe. The North American trek starts January 31st in Burlington, Vermont and closes out in New York on March 2nd. They’ll head out to the UK in early April and close the the tour with nine shows across Europe. Find tickets here.
YUNGBLUD will head out on a world wide tour in support of his new self-titled album next year. He’ll hit the UK first starting in Cardiff on Feburary 16th and finishes the leg on Feburary 25th in London. He’ll hit US shores in April. Get all the details and tickets here.