How Post Malone Helped Redefine Pop Stardom for a New Decade

This article is sponsored by StubHub. Back when he was still attending high school and bumming it part-time at the Chicken Express, Austin Richard Post was voted “Most Likely to Become Famous” by his classmates. Three years and countless tragic hairstyles later, those same classmates — and millions of other listeners — were telling him “Congratulations.” That’s something to think about as that same artist now plays to thousands a night across the country while on his nearly year-long “Runaway Tour.” (Buy: Tickets to Upcoming Post Malone Shows) It didn’t take Post Malone long to become a burgeoning hip-hop star once he uploaded his first single, “White Iverson”, to SoundCloud in February 2015 at the age of 19. He released an accompanying music video in July; within a month, it had amassed more than a million views, and Post signed with Republic Records in August. Star-studded collaborations — including a feature on Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo track “Fade” — and an opening slot on Justin Bieber’s Purpose Tour followed, and by the time he released his debut album, Stoney, in December 2016, Post Malone had arguably become rap’s hottest newcomer. The trap-pop-country hybrid debuted at No. 6 on […]

Post Malone and Mark Wahlberg brawl in Spenser Confidential trailer: Watch

Netflix has shared the official trailer for its new action-comedy Spenser Confidential, which boasts a star-studded cast of Mark Wahlberg, Marc Maron, Winston Duke, Alan Arkin, and… Post Malone. The video opens with a messy prison brawl between a character named Spenser (Wahlberg) and a rowdy crew headed up by Posty. As the trailer unfolds, we learn that Spenser, an ex-cop, is about to be released from jail and intends to leave Boston for good. His plans become derailed, however, when his old boxing coach and mentor (Arkin) convinces him to help train a newbie named Hawk (Duke). Things go further awry after two of Spenser’s former colleagues are killed and he tasks himself with bringing the murderers to justice. Murmurs of the Peter Berg-directed flick and its impressive cast started back in 2018. Inspired by Ace Atkins’ book, Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland, the film debuts on Netflix beginning March 6th. (Read: The 50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2020) Though Post Malone’s cameo in the trailer is brief, it still marks one of the first cinematic roles for the rapper. He isn’t dipping out of the music world, though; Posty is actually on tour right now in support of Hollywood’s […]

The Front Bottoms share new single “Camouflage”: Stream

The Front Bottoms have released a new single called “Camouflage”. It’s the group’s first new music since releasing the 2018 EP Ann.  “Camouflage” is a crisply produced track that opens with radio feedback and isolated vocals before turning into a blown-out pop punk track about mental breakdowns, budding crushes, and trying to blend in. In its corresponding music video, a black-and-white clip directed by Mark Jaworski, The Front Bottoms trek the country in a van and start to lose track of where they are. In a press statement, the band explained the inspiration for the single, “We spent a lot of the last year reflecting. There was a lot to think about, a lot to stress about, and a lot to be happy about. We feel lucky about it all, but it’s getting hard to separate real life and the music, or tell which parts even belong to us and which parts belong to you. That’s the best though. We retreated for a while, learned some stuff, then came back and learned some more.” (Read: Top 50 Albums of 2019) Check out “Camouflage” below. While the single is not technically tied to an upcoming release, or at least one that […]

The Voidz return with new single “Did My Best” produced by Mac DeMarco: Stream

Even with a new album from The Strokes on the horizon, the band’s individual members continue to roll out music of their own. The other day we saw Fabrizio Moretti drop his debut LP under his Machinegum moniker; now, Julian Casablancas and The Voidz are back with a new single, “Did My Best”. The track is a fuzzy offering that comes paired with a grainy, lo-fi music video/short film. Directed by Promiseland, it finds the band members apparently lost in relationships with mannequins… or sex dolls, it’s kind of hard to tell. The nearly 11-minute clip also incorporates a new version of “The Eternal Tao”, The Voidz’ previous 2019 release. Dubbed “The Eternal Tao 2.0”, there’s an extra verse tacked on at the end. What’s more, the visuals feature cameos from Mac DeMarco and Kirin J Callinan, who co-produced both “Did My Best” and “The Eternal Tao”. Watch it below. (Read: The Top 25 Rock Albums of the 2010s) The Voidz’ last full-length, Virtue, dropped in 2018. There’s no word yet on whether these new songs are leading up to another full-length, though at least Casablancas fans have the continually teased Strokes record to anticipate. There are also a number of […]

Hop Along’s Frances Quinlan shares new song “Now That I’m Back”: Stream

Hop Along’s Frances Quinlan is set to release her solo debut, Likewise, early next year. Having previously shared the lead single “Real Thing”, she’s today delivered another preview of the album with “Now That I’m Back”. The new track is aswoon with bedroom synthesizers, an early morning daze as the sun begins to creep through the blinds. Then, for a brief moment, Quinlan peeks out the window as romantic guitars and shakers prelude the additional layers in the song’s final third. Speaking of “Now That I’m Back” in a press release, Quinlan said, “Compromise is often required for the survival of most relationships. I was thinking about my struggles with compromise for the sake of understanding someone outside myself. It’s a long road, I think this song just portrays the start of it. Love is always around, even as great chunks of time drift from us and we inevitably find ourselves altered and wonder how we got to this place. I frighten myself with thoughts of love disappearing from my life, or of my hardening as a person. I’ve had some odd chapters over the last few years. I think this song came out of one of them.” In addition to […]

Marilyn Manson to support Ozzy Osbourne on 2020 North American tour

Marilyn Manson, photo by Raymond Ahner / Ozzy Osbourne, photo by David Brendan Hall The Antichrist Superstar will be teaming up with the Prince of Darkness in 2020. Marilyn Manson has just been announced as the support act on Ozzy Osbourne’s rescheduled North American tour. This leg of Ozzy Osbourne’s “No More Tours 2” farewell trek was originally slated to kick off in May 2019, with Megadeth as support. However, the tour was postponed when Ozzy sustained serious injuries in a fall at home, forcing him to nix his 2019 dates. While the dates for the rescheduled North American shows were immediately announced upon the tour’s postponement, it was unclear who would be opening for Ozzy in 2020. Megadeth themselves had canceled their remaining 2019 tour dates when frontman Dave Mustaine was diagnosed with throat cancer, so their status was up in the air. Now we know that Manson will be Ozzy’s lone support act on the outing, which kicks off May 27th in Atlanta, Georgia. The tour runs through a July 31st show in Las Vegas, Nevada, with tickets available here. “Marilyn is killer live,” said Ozzy in a press release. “He’s so f**king out there, and if I […]

David Gray announces White Ladder 20th anniversary tour

David Gray will mark the 20th anniversary of his album White Ladder by embarking on a 2020 North American summer tour. The 24-date outing takes place July and August, including stops at Budweiser Stage in Toronto; Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO; and Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Each show will feature a full performance of White Ladder along with greatest hits. Tickets to the upcoming dates can be found here. Along with the tour, Gray will release a 20th anniversary edition of White Ladder on February 14th. The 2xCD or 4xLP set will include a new remaster of the album, plus previously unreleased rarities, B-sides, and demos. Pre-orders are now ongoing. David Gray 2020 Tour Dates:03/20 – Liverpool, UK @ M&S Bank Arena03/21 – Glasgow, UK @ SSE Hydro03/22 – Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena03/24 – Bournemouth, UK @ Bournemouth International Centre03/26 – London, UK @ O2 Arena03/27 – Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena03/28 – Birmingham, UK @ Resorts World Arena03/31 – Belfast, UK @ SSE Arena04/03 – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena04/04 – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena03/07 – Antwerp, BE @ Lotto Arena04/08 – Amsterdam, NL @ AFAS Live04/09 – Cologne, DE @ Palladium07/13 – Lewiston, NY @ […]

Green Day celebrate 25th anniversary of Dookie with full album performance in Madrid: Watch

The 25th anniversary of Dookie is coming to a close, but Green Day are far from done celebrating the seminal album. On Wednesday, October 30th, the band performed the 1994 record in full during a concert in Madrid, Spain. Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong previously teased the surprise set on Instagram, and last night the three-piece delivered in epic fashion. The punk rockers wasted no time onstage at La Riviera, immediately kicking off their two-set (!) gig with Dookie. Their performance featured every single track off their third LP, including some that hadn’t been played live in over five years, such as “Chump”, “In the End”, and “Emenius Sleepus”. Green Day also offered up “All By Myself”, the hidden acoustic track which, as revealed recently, also happens to be Billie Eilish’s favorite off the record. (Read: The 13 Scariest Pop Songs) Following the Dookie showcase, Green Day proceeded with a second set of catalog favorites, like “Minority” and “Brain Stew”. The trio closed the evening with a two-track encore. Check out some fan-footage below, followed by the setlist. It’s unclear whether any more Dookie-focused concerts are in the cards for Green Day — they once hinted at a full-fledged tour — but Armstrong […]

Adam Sandler and his daughters cover Taylor Swift’s “Lover”: Watch

Is there anything sweeter than a parent connecting with their children over modern music? It’s one thing when an adult teaches a kid about, say, Tom Petty, but when the shared experience goes the other way, it’s even more touching. Which makes watching Adam Sandler covering Taylor Swift’s “Lover” with his two daughters just about the purest thing you’ll see today. Turns out the Sandler clan are big Swifties. After the premiere of Sandler’s latest film, Uncut Gems, at the New York Film Festival on Thursday, the comedian took his daughters — 10-year-old Sunny and 13-year-old Sadie — to watch Swift perform on Saturday Night Live. The pop star sang “Lover”, a Sandler family favorite, and watching her perform it live must have inspired the young girls. The very next night, they were singing it alongside their famous father at an A-list fundraising event in Malibu (via The Hollywood Reporter). The Rock4EB! fundraiser, which raised money to fight a little known disease called epidermolysis bullosa, was headlined by Sandler and Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder. Near the end of his closing set, Sandler welcomed out his daughters to sing with him. “They’ve been so excited and nervous, but they’re gonna sing a song,” […]

Deb Never goes “Swimming” on new single: Stream

Deb Never has shared a new single, “Swimming”, off her upcoming House on Wheels EP. It’s our second taste of Never’s debut effort following lead single “Ugly”. “Swimming”, produced by Dylan Brady, has all the elements that have made Deb Never such a buzzy new artist. The grunge influences of her Pacific Northwest home can be felt in the guitar slides and razor sharp lyrics about “a distrusting lover.” Propelling it all along are hip-hop-tinged drums that turn the track into a genre bending slap to the face. Listen to Deb Never’s “Swimming” below. [embedded content] House on Wheels arrives August 30th via WEDIDIT. Come September, Deb Never will be touring the US with Dominic Fike. Get your tickets here. Never also recently became the first female vocalist to ever guest feature on a BROCKHAMPTON track, singing the hook of “No Halo” on the group’s GINGER. Consequence of Sound RSS Feed