While You Were Away: New Videos From The Hives And The Struts, Plus New Destroy Boys, And More

See the music news you missed with the latest edition of While You Were Away. This week we’re rocking out to new music from Destroy Boys, watching new videos from The Hives and The Struts, and more.

Destroy Boys unveil new single ‘Shadow (I’m Breaking Down)’

Destroy Boys unveil new single, Shadow (I’m Breaking Down)

After wrapping up their support slot on blink-182‘s reunion tour, Destroy Boys have shared their new single “Entitled Shadow (I’m Breaking Down).”

The song sees vocalist and guitarist Alexia Roditis spilling some personal thoughts in both English and Spanish.

“Shadow… is about compassionately confronting the parts of yourself that you don’t like, or do like but might be toxic,” Alexia explains. “It’s an introspective piece, taking notes from various spiritual beliefs and psychological research.”

Hear the song below.

The Front Bottoms share new single ‘Emotional’

The Front Bottoms share new song, “Emotional”

The Front Bottoms have shared new song “Emotional,” the third single off their upcoming album You Are Who You Hang Out With, which drops August 4th via Roadrunner Records.

Talking about the song, vocalist Brian Sella says “This song is about keeping it natural and going with the flow for as long as you can. It’s also about circling back and getting back to the original feeling.”

Watch the video directed by Rachel Rinehardt below.

Pre-order You Are Who You Hang Out With here.

The Struts party it up in ‘Too Good At Raising Hell’ video

Luke Spiller Discusses The Struts' New Album, 'Pretty Vicious'

The Struts have a devilishly good time in their new music video for “Too Good At Raising Hell.”

Directed by Chris Applebaum, the video sees frontman Luke Spiller sporting horns while living the rock n roll lifestyle filled with girls, endless parties, and lots of drinking.

“We are so excited to release our devilishly cheeky video for our latest single, along with some amazing news,” Spiller explains. “We’re hitting the US West Coast, finally, after such a long time, and we can’t wait to see you soon!”

Watch the video below.

The song comes from the band’s upcoming album Pretty Vicious, which will be out in early November according to Spiller.

The Struts also recently announced their West Coast tour. Check out those dates here.

The Hives share boot-stomping anthem ‘Rigor Mortis Radio’

√ Concerti, gli Hives presenteranno il nuovo album dal vivo - Rockol

The Hives recently gave us another taste of their long-awaited album The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons, with new single “Rigor Mortis Radio.”

The boot-stomping anthem feels like classic Hives from the hand-clapping rhythm to the infectious hook. Check out the song’s live visualizer below.

“Rigor Mortis Radio” follows previously released singles “Bogus Operandi” and “Countdown to Shutdown.”

The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons arrives on August 11th via FUGA. Pre-order it here.

Tours on sale this week

Depeche Mode's 'Memento Mori' 2023 Tour Hits Madison Square Garden – Billboard

Depeche Mode have added a new run of UK/European tour dates taking place in early 2024. The new dates start January 22nd in London and wraps up with a two-night stint in Cologne on April 3rd and 5th. Get all the details here.

Rock legends Cheap Trick have added a fall leg to their ongoing 2023 US tour. The new dates kick off October 2nd in Springfield, Missouri, and run through October 22nd in Reno, Nevada. Tickets are on sale now.

Porno for Pyros will reunite this fall for their first North American tour in 25 years. The “Horns, Thorns En Halos Tour” launches October 8th in Wheatland, California and wraps up November 20th in Austin, Texas. Get all the details here.

Soul Glo and Zulu are teaming up for a co-headlining 2023 North American tour with support from Playytime. The tour kicks off September 7th in Denver, Colorado and wraps up October 6th in Detroit, Michigan. Tickets on sale now.

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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