While You Were Away: New Music From Pierce The Veil And VOWWS, Enter Shikari’s New Collab Single, The Regrettes’ Deluxe LP, And More
This week on While You Were Away we’re vibing to new music from VOWWS and The Regrettes, getting for Enter Shikari’s new collab single, geeking out over Pierce the Veil’s new album, and more.
Pierce the Veil announce first new album in six years
Pierce the Veil have detailed their long-awaited new album The Jaws of Life, out February 10th via Fearless. The band also shared the album’s lead single “Emergency Contact.”
Speaking about the song, frontman Vic Fuentes says “There’s so much desperation underlying the lyrics of this song. It talks about a relationship where one person is ready to take things to the next level while the other is still unsure. One person is begging the other to either move forward or to let them out because being stuck in the middle is torture.
“I wrote this song in Seattle at Mike Herrera from MXPX’s home studio. He let me live there for a couple of months while working on the record. I love writing in Seattle because it gives me all of the ’90s grunge rock vibes. Plus, it rains all the time, and I love the rain.”
Watch the video below.
Fuentes also talked about the upcoming album:
“This album has truly brought us closer than we’ve ever been. It was extremely difficult for us to be off the road and apart for so long. We’ve never missed anything more than playing music together and never had such an strong appreciation for recording, touring, and simply being in the same room together than we do now. The Jaws Of Life is about how life can sink its teeth into you and try to devour you. The negativity in the world and within your mind can be a vicious thing. We’re extremely grateful for this record, our fans, and the opportunity to play live music again.”
Pre-order The Jaws of Life here.
VOWWS team up with Chelsea Wolfe for haunting song ‘Wait’
Australian/L.A.-based “death-pop” duo VOWWS have shared their new song “Wait” featuring Chelsea Wolfe.
Premiering the track on Revolver, “Wait” was written during the height of COVID lockdown. The song deals with the sadness of watching humanity turn on itself.
“This is the most direct, honest song we’ve written,” VOWWS’ Rizz told Revolver. “It wasn’t meant to be a VOWWS song originally. It was just an expression of feeling during a difficult time. But it took on a life of its own, especially when we got Chelsea involved — her vocals haunt this track. She took it somewhere we wouldn’t have, and that makes it special to us.”
Listen to the track below.
Enter Shikari announce new collab single with Cody Frost
Enter Shikari and Cody Frost have teamed up for their new collab single “Bull,” which comes out November 16th.
“Sorry I’ve only been holding onto that secret for most of the year, might do a BIG CRY,” Cody tweeted.
Enter Shikari drummer Rob Rolfe also teased the song saying, “Bull is one of my favourite singles we will have ever released and in no small part because of the amazing Cody Frost. She has an incredible voice and I remember how blown away we all (Shikari) were after she sent us back her first ideas for vocal parts.”
Cody has also been added to Enter Shikari’s upcoming shows in Paris and Lille next month.
Pre-save the single here.
Sorry I’ve only been holding onto that secret for most of the year, might do a BIG CRY ❤️
— SCARY HOURS (@codyfrostmusic) November 10, 2022
#BULL (feat. @codyfrostmusic) will be released on the evening of Wednesday 16th November 2022
Pre-save here https://t.co/S0pGDvH6ls
Cody Frost has also been added as special guest to the Paris and Lille, FR shows in December. ❤️🔥 pic.twitter.com/gZFUtgLyzZ
— ENTER SHIKARI (@ENTERSHIKARI) November 10, 2022
The Regrettes release three new songs from ‘Further Joy’ deluxe edition
The Regrettes recently released the deluxe edition of their latest album Further Joy and to celebrate, the band have shared three new songs: “Dummy,” “Shapeshifter,” and “Answer.”
“We are SO excited about these three new songs that we recorded while creating Further Joy,” said the band. “Each one feels incredibly special to us and expands the world of further joy even deeper. We hope you love them as much as we do :’)”
“These are some really special songs that we’ve been so excited to share with you.”
Stream Further Joy deluxe edition below.
Tours on sale this week
Anita Baker will embark on her first tour in 28 years next February. The 15-city outing starts February 11th in Hollywood, Florida, and wraps up on December 23rd in Oakland, California. Tickets go on sale Thursday, November 17th at 10 AM local time.
Alice in Chains singer/guitarist Jerry Cantrell is hitting the road next year in support of his 2021 album Brighten. The outing kicks off February 21st in Ventura, California, and wraps up April 1st in Tacoma, Washington. Tickets are currently on sale.
All Time Low have announced their 2023 European tour, which includes dates in Glasgow and Dublin. The tour starts on February 19th in Madrid and wraps up with their massive show at London’s OVO Arena Wembley on March 17th. Grab tickets here.
Peter Gabriel recently announced his first solo tour in nearly 10 years. “The i/o Tour” will feature 22 shows across the UK and Europe starting May 18th in Krakow and wraps up June 25th in Dublin. Tickets are on sale now.