Whether you have President’s Day off or are back at work after the weekend, get your morning started by catching up with some of music’s biggest stories in this week’s edition of While You Were Away featuring Sleep Token, Tame Impala, Enter Shikari, the latest tours and more.
Enter Shikari share new video for ‘It Hurts’
“In typical Shikari fashion, I threw myself in at the deep end with directing, and decided to shoot two videos in one day,” says frontman Rou Reynolds who also directed the video.
“It was an incredibly intense experience, but we had a super-talented, passionate, focused team, and were able to get a great result.
“Personally, I found it rewarding to see my ideas brought to life and create a narrative connecting the two videos. I love the attention to detail that directing allowed, and the ability to bring some of the song’s themes to life in more depth.”
Watch the video below.
A Kiss For The Whole World drops April 21st via SO Recordings/Ambush Reality. Pre-order it here.
Tame Impala announce ‘Lonersim’ anniversary box set
Tame Impala will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their second album Lonersim with a new box set that’s due on May 26th.
The 3xLP box set features a slew of unreleased demo sessions and songs along with a 24-page booklet. It also includes new artwork designed by Erin Knutson and Immanuel Yang, with additional photography by Matt Sav and Kevin Parker himself.
Pre-order it here.
Parker marked the album’s actual anniversary last October with an Instagram post saying it’s “difficult to sum up what the album means to me at this point. It was a pretty special time for me making the music. In a way it’s when I truly discovered myself as an artist. Coming off the back of Innerspeaker I had this new sense of purpose… calling… whatever you want to call it. I had finally given myself permission to let music take over my being completely… to become totally immersed in my own world of recording music. So I had this new sense of creative freedom. I felt free to be ambitious, weird, pop, experimental, whatever, and didn’t feel judged because I was finally just doing it for myself and believed in myself.”
Code Orange release surprise companion album to 2020’s ‘Underneath’
Code Orange have surprise-released a companion album to 2020’s Underneath. Dubbed What Is Really Underneath? the album is described as “part-remix, part-soundtrack.”
The band also shared an accompanying short film directed by Eric “Shade” Balderose, which presents an animated narrative socred by pieces from the newly released album. The movie follows “Mudman,” previously featured in the band’s video for “The Mud,” as he goes underneath to meet his maker in hopes of washing away his sin.
Stream the album and the short film below.
Sleep Token announce new album ‘Take Me Back to Eden’
Sleep Token have announced their third album Take Me Back to Eden, out May 19th via Spinefarm.
The album, which promises “an hour-plus of music across 12 distinctive tracks,” will close out their album trilogy that started with their 2019 debut Sundowning. Additionally, the band also released their new single “Vore.” Previously released tracks “The Summoning” and “Aqua Regia” will also appear on the record.
Pre-orders can be found here. Check out “Vore” below.
Tours on sale this week
Godsmack will hit the road this spring with I Prevail starting May 4th in Denver. The tour last throughout the month and wraps up with a show in Uncasville, Connecticut on May 28th. Get all the details and tickets here.
Garbage is teaming up with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds for a summer co-headlining tour. Shows kick off June 2nd in Auburn, Washington and run through July 15th in Boston, Massachusetts. Metric joins them as a special guest. Tickets are currently on sale.
Yellowcard will embark on a summer tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their fourth album Ocean Avenue. The tour starts on July 5th in Baltimore, Maryland, and wraps up in Denver, Colorado on August 8th. Tickets are available now.
Bright Eyes will head out on a brief run of spring shows ahead of their appearance at Corona Capital Guadalajara in Mexico. Shows start May 10th in Milwaukee, Michigan, and wrap up May 18th in Houston, Texas. Get all the details here.