While You Were Away: New Music from Enter Shikari And Kendrick Lamar, Children Of Bodom’s New Bar, And More

To get ready for the holiday weekend, catch up with music’s hottest stories with the latest edition of While You Were Away. This week, we’re talking about new music from Crosses, Kendrick Lamar, and Enter Shikari, plus Children of Bodom’s new bar and more.

Kendrick Lamar shares new video for ‘Rich Spirit’

Kendrick Lamar — 📸 by Renell Medrano

Kendrick Lamar recently dropped the music video for his latest single “Rich Spirit.” It follows previously released clips for “The Heart Part 5,” “N95,” and “We Cry Together.”

Directed by Calmatic, the video features Lamar performing a dramatic, jerky dance, a recurring concept across the Mr. Morale music videos.

Watch the video below.

Children of Bodom’s sauna and bar is now open for business

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Three former members of Children of Bodom have officially opened their own Bodom Bar in Espoo, Finland. The bar opened its doors last Thursday (Nov. 10) and features some personal items from late frontman Alexi Laiho‘s family.

Bodom Bar is founded by drummer Jaska Raatikainen, bassist Henkka Seppälä and keyboardist Janne Wirman.

“We toured actively from 1998 until 2019. We have visited a bar in almost every town we ever played in. From Hard Rock Café Tokyo to a dive bar in the outskirts of Milwaukee. Everything from the legendary Rainbow Bar and Grill in West Hollywood to the Crobar in London U.K. Almost everyone in our profession dreams of opening their own bar at some point and we were no exception. When the active career of CoB was already coming to an end we started looking into it a bit more seriously,” state the three musicians.

Check out some pictures of the bar below.

††† (Crosses) release new song ‘Sensation’

Crosses Sensation song

††† (Crosses), the duo featuring Deftones’ Chino Moreno and producer/multi-instrumentalist Shuan Lopez, have shared their new song “Sensation” taken from their upcoming EP PERMANENT.RADIANT.

The duo also shared the song’s accompanying music video, which features actor Thais Molon waking up after a car crash and trying to get a ride in the middle of a desert. This is paired with footage of the band performing in a dark alley.

Watch the video below.

PERMANENT.RADIANT EP drops December 9th via Warner Records. Pre-order it here.

Enter Shikari reveal new collab single with Cody Frost

Watch the video for Enter Shikari and Cody Frost’s massive new single, Bull

It’s finally here! Enter Shikari have released their new collab single with Cody Frost.

When talking about how the two teamed up, Enter Shikari’s Rou Reynolds said:

“We’ve known Cody for years and years now, and consider them a real part of the inner Shikari family. We’ve always known they were a wonderful talent and it’s been great to see them begin to ascend and find their voice.

“When I was writing the chorus to Bull I could just immediately hear their voice. It seemed ingrained in the very viscera of the song already. We showed them the track and they came at us with all the passion in the world. Cody has incredible dynamic ability and is able to offer enormous power but with real vulnerability and tenderness never too far away. It was a joy to have them on this one, it all came together so effortlessly and we are all over the moon with the result.”

Watch the video below.

“Bull” follows Enter Shikari’s previous collab single “The Void Stars Back” with Wargasm.

Tours on sale this week

PUP Share New Single "Matilda," Plus 2022 Tour Dates

Though they recently wrapped up their European tour, PUP have already mapped out a 2023 US tour with Joyce Manor. The tour starts March 1st in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and wraps up March 19th in Boise, Idaho. Tickets are on sale now.

Meet Me @ the Altar will embark on their headline North American tour with support from Young Culture and Daisy Grenade. The 25-date tour starts March 2nd in New York and wraps up April 4th in Orlando, Florida. Tickets are on sale now.

Pink has announced her “Summer Carnival” tour in support of her upcoming album Trustfall with support from Brandi Carlile and Pat Benatar. The tour kicks off in Toronto on July 24th and concludes on October 9th in Phoenix, Arizona. Tickets are currently on sale.

Spiritbox will head out on their first full-scale North American headlining tour next spring. The “Eternal Blue Tour” launches April 10th in Vancouver and warps up May 10th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Tickets are available now.

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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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