In this week’s edition of While You Were Away we’re talking about new music from You Me At Six and Weezer, plus Dave Grohl’s Hanukkah Sessions concert, Keith Buckley’s new band, and more.
You Me At Six share new single ‘heartLESS’
You Me At Six have given us another taste of their upcoming eighth album Truth Decay with new single “heartLESS.”
Frontman Josh Franceschi explains that it’s ““a song we’ve been sitting on for years knowing it would always come out. It’s a song about feeling insecure and yet accepting of whatever may come. I wrote this song about someone close to me in the middle ground of a break-up and falling in love.”
Listen to the new song below.
Truth Decay comes out January 27th via Underdog Records/AWAL Recordings. Pre-orders can be found here.
Former Evey Time I Die frontman Keith Buckley reveals new heavy band
Buckley revealed on Twitter that he’s been recording songs with a new band for the past few months and states that “the new music has never been heavier.”
“It’s heartbreaking not having TIDmas to look forward to, but looking beyond the Holidays I can promise you’ll see me again in 2023. I’ve been recording songs with a new band since September and the new music has never been heavier. See you in the pit.”
In a follow-up tweet, Buckley confirmed that he was not referring to The Damned Things, his rock supergroup with Dan Andriano, Scott Ian, Joe Trohman, and Andy Hurley. Seems like new music from Buckley’s new band isn’t that far off.
It’s heartbreaking not having TIDmas to look forward to, but looking beyond the Holidays I can promise you’ll see me again in 2023. I’ve been recording songs with a new band since September and the new music has never been heavier. See you in the pit.
— Keith (@deathoftheparty) December 2, 2022
Weezer share heartwarming new single ‘I Want a Dog’
Weezer have shared their sweet new single “I Want a Dog” from their final seasonal EP of 2022.
The song features Rivers Cuomo crooning about all the reasons he wants a furry companion, which includes cuddles, playing fetch, and seeing its playful smile when he comes home. It’s a wholesome anthem for anyone wishing for a dog this holiday season.
Listen to the song below.
Weezer will release SZNZ: Winter on December 21st.
Dave Grohl records star-studded Hanukkah Sessions live show
Last week, Dave Grohl invited a star-studded cast, including Tenacious D, Pink, and Beck, to perform a covers set at Los Angeles’ intimate Largo venue for 250 lucky attendees to raise money for the Anti-Defamation League.
Variety reports “it certainly seemed as if the show was being recorded to be released as this year’s Hannukah Sessions video series.” Hopefully, this is one holiday wish that comes true.
See the full tracklist below and revisit Grohl’s Hanukkah sessions here.
1. Spinning Wheel (Blood, Sweat & Tears cover) (with Judd Apatow)
2. Get The Party Started (P!nk cover) (with P!nk)
3. The Things We Do for Love (10cc cover) (with Inara George)
4. At Seventeen (Janis Ian cover) (with Violet Grohl)
5. E-Pro (Beck cover) (with Beck)
6. Heads Will Roll (Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover) (with Karen O)
7. The Spirit Of Radio (Rush cover) (with Jack Black)
8. We Love L.A (Randy Newman cover) (with Greg Kurstin)
9. Just A Gigolo / I Ain’t Got Nobody (Louis Prima cover) (with Kyle Gass)
Tours on sale this week
Papa Roach and Falling In Reverse will continue their co-headlining “Rockzilla” tour in 2023 with a second leg that kicks off February 1st in Rochester, New York and wraps up March 5th in Seattle, Washington. Tickets are on sale now.
Bush will return to North America in 2023 for a tour with special guests Jerry Cantrell, Candlebox, and Silversun Pickups at select dates. Shows start January 28th in Reno, Nevada, and wrap up February 26th, in St. Louis Missouri. Find tickets here.
The Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie recently announced a 2023 co-headlining tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of their respective albums Give Up and Transatlanticism by performing them in full. The tour kicks off September 8th in Portland, Maine, and concludes October 13th in Los Angeles, California. Get all the details here.
TURNSTILE will head overseas for a brief run of UK/European shows kicking off with their biggest-ever UK headline show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on May 30th following shows in Tilburg (June 5th) and Berlin (June 7th). Tickets available here.