Earlier this month, on August 4th, Switchfoot announced a deluxe edition of ‘The Beautiful Letdown’, with a wide variety of famous guests covering their songs, including the Jonas Brothers covering the title track. Compared to the original 11-track 2003 release, this 20th anniversary edition will feature 25 tracks, with covers, remasters, rewrites, etc. making up the brilliant commemorative album.
Internationally renowned pop rock artist James Blunt has announced an accompanying tour for his upcoming seventh album, titled ‘Who We Used To Be’, which was announced on August 2nd. His first full-length release since 2019’s ‘Once Upon A Mind’, which hit #3 on the UK Albums chart, the album has been one of the most highly anticipated releases of the still-young decade – and the leap year tour is equally anticipated, with the rare opportunity to see one of the best selling artists of the 2000s/10s in person.
American pop musician Casey Baer is set to release her latest single, the pop rock single ‘ptxd’ on August 4. A play on the term PTSD, PTXD stands for “post traumatic ex disorder” – the trauma a bad breakup can bring upon a person. Coming off a tour with German chart-topping pop rock band Tokio Hotel, Baer has been hard at work on her own music, which shows in her latest single, ‘ptxd’.
Last month, on July 28th, Irish artist Isaac Butler released the highly anticipated single, ‘On The Run’, across all major streaming platforms. Butler has been hard at work through 2022 and 2023, touring across most of the Emerald Isle, including several sold-out venues and collaborations with various artists, with the most notable being him supporting Lyra at Rock Against Homelessness at 3Olympia Theatre in Dublin.
One could be excused for mistaking this band’s name for a possible catch phrase for the second half of this absurd year we’re currently living in, but aliensdontringdoorbells has little to do with the wreckage of alien craft at Roswell, or the “big reveal” that beings from another world walk among us. Instead, aliensdontringdoorbells are actually a musical crew of three, aboard a ship that brings with it their new single, entitled “Story”.