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Page Too Report for 07/25/2018


From First To Last Release New Song With Skrillex

From First To Last have released a brand new song called "Surrender", which featuring original band members Sonny Moore (Skrillex), Matt Good, Derek Bloom and Travis Richter.

The song was co-written and co-produced by Skrillex who also performs lead vocals. FFTL's previous single was the surprise release "Make War" which marked their first reunion in more than a decade, earning over 13 million plays to date.

Skrillex first released "Surrender" on Monday on Reddit followed by a world premiere on KROQ and an on-air interview. Listen to the new track here.

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The Offspring and 311 Cover Each Other's Hits

The Offspring and 311 are celebrating the kick off of their North American coheadlining Never-Ending Summer Tour by doing special covers of the other band's signature hits.

311 recorded a rocking reggae-infused cover of The Offspring classic "Self Esteem," ( here) while The Offspring injected their signature punk rock energy into a cover of 311 smash "Down." (listen here)

Nick Hexum of 311 had this to say, "'Self Esteem' is my favorite Offspring song. It's a great melody, and the lyrics really tell a story. I like when a singer is vulnerable and doesn't try to act all cool. We've all been in relationships we know we shouldn't be in, so most people can relate. Our first version was more reggae, but we realized that it needed to rock-like the original. We revved it up to be rocking riffs with reggae rhythms. I guess we '311-ized' it. It was a lot of fun. SA kicked ass on this one. The vocal requires a lot of range and he really belted it out. We had to work hard to live up to Offspring's killer cover of 'Down'! I love the way they reimagined it. It kicks ass! I'm glad they really took liberties instead of being faithful to the original roadmap. I love the punk parts and hearing Dexter do SA's raps. Nice job dudes!"

Offspring guitarist Noodles added, "We've always been big fans of the song 'Down'. Parts of the song sound really heavy and almost dark, but it also has a very uplifting message. We knew we'd never be able to groove it the way 311 do so we tried to punk it up a little. We tried to do a Ramones-like version to serve as a companion piece to the Clash-iness of theirs. I don't know if we did it justice but it sure was fun to play and sing." Noodles added, "Wow! Way cool," in response to 311's take on 'Self Esteem'. "The guitars sound great and that bass is certainly in your face. I think what ultimately makes this version great is the way Nick and SA split the vocals and play off of each other. SA taking the high parts while Nick slides in effortlessly beneath him is a perfect example of how harmonies are supposed to work. Nailed it!" See the tour dates here.

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L.A. Guns and London Quireboys Offshoot The Brutalists Announce Album

(Glass Onyon) The Brutalists are a new rock and roll group featuring founding L.A. Guns member Mick Cripps and London Quireboys founder Nigel Mogg (nephew of UFO singer Phil Mogg).

The group is rounded out by guitarist/vocalist Kent Holmes, bassist Robert Cripps and vocalist/drummer Charlie Nice. The Brutalists' music is a mix of their influences - the dirty, leering blues of pub rock and R&B, the urgency of street punk and the synthesized dance ennui of post-punk, seasoned with bits of ska and reggae. They perform regularly in downtown Los Angeles and throughout California.

The Brutalists signed to Cleopatra Records in November 2017 and will have their self-titled debut album released on August 31, 2018. It will be available on both CD and all streaming platforms, and in a special limited edition vinyl pressing with silk-screened jacket. here.

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The Beach Boys Announce SiriusXM Town Hall Event

(Scoop) The Beach Boys will be sitting down for an intimate Q&A session with a select group of listeners for the SiriusXM "Town Hall" series at the legendary Capitol Studios in Hollywood on July 30. They sent over these details:

The session will be moderated by Emmy award-winning actor, director, producer and writer Rob Reiner and will air on August 10 at 5 PM ET/PT on Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys Channel (channel 4.)

In a rare live group appearance, founding members Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and David Marks along with long time Beach Boy, Bruce Johnston, will gather to speak with Reiner and answer questions from fans about their SiriusXM channel, their new album, The Beach Boys with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and their celebrated career as one of the world's most beloved and respected bands. Fittingly, the Town Hall will take place at the Capitol Records Tower, the home of the band's first major label affiliation and the studio where they recorded some of their early material. Read more
here.

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Nonpoint Announce New Album and Tour With He Is Legend

Nonpoint are set to release their new album titled X and pronounced "Ten," on August 24 via Spinefarm Records and will be teaming up with their labelmates He Is Legend For a U.S. tour.

The tour is scheduled to begin on August 21 in Lexington, KY and will run through September 19 in Nashville, TN. Letters From the Fire also appear on the trek.

He Is Legend will be hitting the road in support of their Spinefarm Records debut and fifth full-length album few, which was released in April of last year. See the tour dates
here.

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The Silos' Walter Salas-Humara Announces New Album

The Silos co-founder Walter Salas-Humara has announced that he will be releasing his brand new studio album, which will be entitled "Walterio," on August 10th. Conqueroo sent over the following details:

For years, Walter Salas-Humara has split his time between making music and visual art, so it's not surprising that Walterio contains rich imagery - both lyrically and on its cover. But one of the strongest images it evokes actually comes from the music itself, which might be described as the sonic equivalent of a tree - a rock 'n' roll family tree.

Tracks such as "Here We Go," "She's a Caveman" and "Out of the Band" can trace lineage back to the Silos, the still-kicking band Salas-Humara co-founded in New York's post-punk '80s scene. Playing alt-country before anyone called it that, they werenamed Best New Artist in the 1987 Rolling Stone Critics Poll- which temporarily deep-sixed Salas-Humara's art-career plans.

These songs also recall the punk-edged roots rock of the True Believers, which featured Salas-Humara's pals Alejandro Escovedo and Jon Dee Graham (a Silos contributor), and the Setters, once labeled "a cult-favorite roots-rock supergroup,"in which Salas-Humara played with Escovedo and the Wild Seeds' Michael Hall.The muscular musical spirits of Chuck Prophet, another Silos guest, and Bruce Springsteen also permeate the album, which branches into upbeat pop-rock ("El Camino de Oro"), throwback teen pop ("I Want to Be With You") and bluesy soul (the vaguely Ray Davies-reminiscent "Should I Wait for Tomorrow").

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