On this week’s edition of While You Were Away, we’re talking new music from FEVER 333 and TURNSTILE, plus Joe Trohman’s return to Fall Out Boy, tours on sale, and more.
FEVER 333 return with new lineup and new song
FEVER 333 are back! The Jason Aalon Butler-fronted project recently returned with a new lineup featuring drummer Thomas Pridgen, bassist April Kae, and guitarist Brandon Davis, following the departure of Aric Improta and Stephen Harrison last year.
“This new era of FEVER 333 is beyond even what I could have imagined,” Jason enthuses. “The talent, the funk, the passion, and the respect for this project April, Thomas, and Brandon have already delivered have shown me, once again, that this project is something more than a band onstage.”
Additionally, the band released their first new single in three years “$WING.”
“In a system that exploits the aforementioned instruments of power (the people) for financial and political advancement, we must collectively understand and redirect the dynamic once we realize that we are not powerless against it,” explains Jason of the track. “$WING is a sonic reminder that you are the power that they seek and you are the resource they need.”
Watch the video below.
Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman returns to the band
“Hey everyone, I’m officially back!” the guitarist wrote in an Instagram post. “I want to thank everyone for the love and support while I took some time away to focus on my brain and get healthy for my family, my friends, and myself.”
“I also want to thank Ben Young for stepping up and filling in on the shows I missed — he is a true gentleman and a scholar,” Tohman wrote, before turning his attention to Fall Out Boy’s upcoming tour dates. “I’m stoked to be back in action and I can’t wait to see everyone on tour this summer!”
Check out the announcement below.
Architects announce split with guitarist Josh Middleton
Architects have revealed that guitarist Josh Middleton has left the band.
The band revealed the news on their Instagram saying:
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce Josh’s time in the band has come to an end,” reads the statement. “It has gradually become apparent that we need to go our separate ways, but we remain close friends.
“Josh was a life raft for the band after we lost Tom and he gave us a way to keep the band alive through the hardest experience or our lives. We will always be grateful to him for that.
“We wish him the best in his future endeavours and we suggest that everyone keeps an eye out for the new Sylosis record later this year.”
Middleton joined the band as a touring guitarist in 2016 following the death of Tom Searle. He became a full-time member in 2017 while performing his frontman duities in his orginal band Sylosis.
Read their statement below.
TURNSTILE contribute song to Netflix’s ‘I Think You Should Leave’
We didn’t see this one coming. TURNSTILE have contributed a new song, “Listening,” on the latest season of Netflix’s I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson.
The song appears in the Children’s Choir sketch in the fourth episode, but is credited to a fictional band named The Everything-You-Knows, but one quick Google search shows the track was written and performed by TURNSTILE.
Check out the full sketch here.
Tours on sale this week
Royal Blood will be touring North America this fall in support of their upcoming album Back to the Water Below. The dates kick off September 16th in Asbury Park, New Jersey and wraps up November 27th in San Diego, California. Get the details here.
Janelle Monáe will head out on “The Age of Pleasure Tour” in support of her upcoming album of the same name. The 26-city trek start in Seattle, Washington on August 30th and concludes October 18th in Inglewood, California. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 7th.
Chevelle and Three Days Grace are teaming up for a fall co-headlining tour with support from Loathe. The tour starts September 8th in Bethlehem, Pennsylavania and wraps up on October 14th in Boston, Massachusetts. Tickets are currently on sale.
Meet Me @ The Altar recently announce two UK headline shows: Manchester Deaf Instiute on August 29th and London Underworld in Camden on August 31st. The shows follow their scheduled appearences at Reading and Leeds festival. See all their dates here.