Superhuman Happiness, Rubblebucket announce new project Touch/Feel

TOUCH/FEEL performs experimental pop with a chamber music sensibility. Driving and raw dance rhythms, elegant melodic phrases, and an engaging dynamic move the audience from gentle meditations to head banging emotional workouts. Drawing inspiration from early Peter Gabriel records, Sade, the Kronos Quartet, Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Kraftwerk, the group comes to formation behind the dark vocals of alto Dia Luna, who serves as the high priestess for the unfolding ritual of their performances. Processed drums, filtered bass guitar, analog synthesizers, saxophone, flute and trumpet all combine to orchestrate an abstract narrative that takes the audience through 9 specific movements – variously incorporating dancers, composition, structured improvisation, and performance art.

FORESEEN: “Chemical Heritage”

With the release of brutal Finnish crossover outfit FORESEEN’s second LP, Grave Danger, nearing release in late April, the first sampling from the record has been let off the chain through a public assault at Decibel Magazine.

“Chemical Heritage” firmly establishes what FORESEEN’s by-the-throat approach to infusing hardcore’s furious wrath into thrash metal’s blazing speed is all about.


Metal fans across the globe can click here to check out the exclusive worldwide premiere of IKILLYA’s new video, “Your God,” on MetalSucks today. The powerful new video/song tackles the controversial subject of those who utilize religion to act violently. Of the video and track, IKILLYA lead singer Jason Lekberg commented, “I began writing this song the day of the Bataclan shooting in Paris. That event helped me finally put into words my disgust with people who use their interpretation of “god” to justify hurting, killing or infringing on the rights of others. It’s the first IKILLYA song ever to use an expletive, but I don’t know that there is any more appropriate way to express how we feel”.

Exclusive Song + Video Premiere: “Your God” by IKILLYA

SO THIS IS SUFFERING: No Clean Singing Streams ‘Palace Of The Pessimist’

Technical death metal unit SO THIS IS SUFFERING will drop their Palace Of The Pessimist full-length worldwide via Unique Leader Records this Friday. Today No Clean Singing is streaming the record in its punishing entirety before you can buy it, issuing of its ten tracks, “The sound is unmistakably deathcore, but it’s the kind of deathcore one might imagine being created aboard lightspeed warcraft headed our way from Andromeda. The music is barbarically brutish but also eerily extraterrestrial and freakishly fluctuating.The songs are hurricane blasts of multifaceted and mercurial sound. Yes, there are gigantic, atonal, booming chords that punch hard enough to shiver the foundations of your dwelling, and clobbering breakdowns produced for maximum destructive impact, coupled with kidney-punching riffs and a maniacal mix of howling bellows, gang growls, flesh-melting shrieks, and rancid strangling noises in the vocal department. But… you’ll also find frequent doses of spidery fretwork creating hornet-swarm arpeggios and filaments of luminescent melody, along with demented electronic pulsing and shimmering alien ambience that might put your teeth on edge.”


The Bats Release New Video – ‘No Trace’

Five years after the release of their last critically acclaimed album, The Bats have returned with album number nine, The Deep Set. A band that continues to defy the odds, recently hailed the band as “one of New Zealand’s great treasures… anytime they make a record, especially one as good as The Deep Set, it’s an event worth celebrating.”

She Drew The Gun release new single ‘No Hole In My Head

She Drew The Gun have today released new single ?No Hole In My Head?, available to stream & download now and impacting at radio on March 31st. The follow-up to their BBC 6Music playlisted single ?Since You Were Not Mine?, ?No Hole In My Head? is a cover of a 1960s protest song by US folk singer Malvina Reynolds.

?Malvina Reynolds is someone who?s really inspired me,? says She Drew The Gun?s singer-songwriter-guitarist Louisa Roach. ?She only started her music career in her late forties, but wrote all these meaningful songs and became a legend of the folk song movement.?

Better Lost Than Stupid unveil debut track ‘Dynamite’ as a free download

To celebrate the success of their first European club tour, dynamic trio Better Lost Than Stupid have unveiled their debut release ‘Dynamite’. The track is available to download for free via their website.

A 7-minute trip, ‘Dynamite’ is a thundering melody built upon razor synths, echoing sounds and marching beats. A track perfect for peak-time sets, Better Lost Than Stupid have been dropping ‘Dynamite’ throughout their tour, and received a strong reaction every time.

Spayyzee To Release Video for New Single “Work For It” Friday, February 24th

Like anything in life, if takes perseverance and dedication to accomplish to accomplish your dreams, and coming to terms with what you may have to give up along with that struggle for success are just some of the themes broached in the video for “Work For It”, the brand new single by NY based rapper Spayyzee set to debut Friday, February 24th. And as he continues to blow up on the scene, catch him performing at a LIVE TV TAPING of My Long Island TV’s Rick’s Rising Stars (which airs on Verizon FiOS1) Wednesday, March 8th and as a guest on Live It Up! with Donna Drake on Monday, March 13th!


Having grown quite prolific over the past few years as a producer and artist, Kingdom’s long-awaited debut album, Tears In The Club, is out today via Fade to Mind. Three years in the making, the album features collaborations with SZA, Syd from THE INTERNET, Shacar and others, in an 11-track collection of left-field pop songs, recorded and mixed entirely by Kingdom himself. It’s already received critical acclaim by New York Times, New Yorker, NPR, FADER and many more. Tears In The Club features his unique mix of polished R&B and sample-based DIY production that Kingdom helped to pioneer and with it, he fully realizes his vision of a club R&B microverse.

Becca Stevens reveals striking video for new single ‘Queen Mab’

Becca Stevens has revealed the striking video for her new single ‘Queen Mab’, which is a reinterpretation of Mercutio’s speech from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The video premiered with The Independent yesterday and is the first track taken from her new album Regina, out March 24th on GroundUP Music.

Mysterious duo CYA releases new single ‘Mistakes’ today

Mysterious duo CYA have revealed their debut release ‘Mistakes’, out now via Size Records.

After Steve Angello premiered the single on his BBC Radio 1 residency a couple of months ago, the track became a hugely sought-after ID. ‘Mistakes’ is a euphoric track that slowly builds ambience – layered with twinkling synths, deep bassline and crashing hi-hats.

Jessica Dennison + Jones Premiere New Single “Greek Sculpture”

There is something indefinably timeless about Jessica Dennison + Jones’ self-titled debut. It’s not the result of some quaint recording process or of precious, sepia-toned songwriting, but a quality that lies outside of the album’s minimal grooves, layered vocals, and contemplative, naturalistic lyrics. Perhaps what is timeless about Jessica Dennison + Jones comes from the connection between two friends (both, serendipitously, named Jessica) who have been playing music together for over a decade and who have finally found their perfect place. It’s a creative destination that most bands never find, let alone on their first albums—a place where vision and vulnerability are in perfect balance, and where the Jessicas’ creative bond results in songs so deeply personal and mysterious that we as listeners can’t help but assign our own stories to them.

Billie Eilish Releases New Single “Bellyache” Today

Pop-phenom Billie Eilish has released her highly anticipated new single “Bellyache” today. Available on all digital platforms worldwide, this stellar new single is the third official release to come from the 15-year-old American artist since entering the musical arena with her debut “Ocean Eyes.”

Currently sitting at an impressive 40+ million streams, Billie has yet to announce a tour, release an EP/album but has managed to capture the ears, heads and hearts of music fans and the media across the globe with her alluring and self-described “gloom-pop.”

Song: Cadence Weapon – “My Crew (Wooo)”

Laying densely lyrical rhymes over glitchy, innovative electronic productions, Cadence Weapon is one of the most creative emcees in the rap game. Returning after a five year break from the music business, Cadence bounces back in a big way with “My Crew (Wooo),” a Kaytranada-produced heatrock with a hypnotic, howling chorus. Showing off his rapidfire flow over Kaytra’s whirring club-ready beat, “My Crew (Wooo)” mirrors the energy of Montreal’s bustling underground, Cadence shouts out neighborhoods and characters from the city’s afterhours party scene. Premiered today by Zane Lowe on Apple’s Beats 1 Radio, “My Crew (Wooo)” is a massive comeback for the acclaimed rapper, and is sure to fill dancefloors on both sides of the Canadian border.

Diynamic affiliate Undercatt releases new EP ‘Futura’

Undercatt have released their latest EP ‘Futura’. The three-track collection is out now via Diynamic, marking the first release of 2017 for the respected Hamburg label.

The duo’s cinematic approach is in evidence on this release; title track ‘Futura’ features a choir-like chopped vocal sample over a rich, ominous bassline, whilst ‘Hana”s distinctive chimes juxtapose against a stomping beat and cascades of buzz-saw synths. ‘Parade’ rounds off the EP; a heartbeat-like pulsing sub bass and reverberating chords make for an evocative closing track.

Afrojack & Luis Fonsi send a message of love to the world with “Wave Your Flag”

At a time when every headline in the media seems to tell another tale of violence, religious warfare and cultural intolerance, European Border Breakers Award winner and superstar DJ/Producer AFROJACK and Grammy winner and Billboard artist of the decade LUIS FONSI , have joined forces in a historic collaboration to send out a message of love, acceptance, tolerance and cultural pride. Coming from two widely diverse cultural and musical backgrounds, friends and international megastars AFROJACK and LUIS FONSI have captured a unique blend of sounds in this upbeat, feel-good pop gem.

The message delivered by these two multi-platinum artists is strong as LUIS FONSI’S iconic voice belts out: “I’m color blind, color blind to the whole world, all I see is love.”

Mean Streak Ink US Deal With HighVolMusic For June Release Of ‘Blind Faith’ Album

Swedish traditional heavy metal band Mean Streak has now also inked a deal with US label HighVolMusic for the album release of ‘Blind Faith’ in USA on June 16th, 2017.

Mean Streak recently signed with European label ROAR Rock Of Angels Records. ‘Blind Faith’ includes 11 tracks, to be released on CD and vinyl in Europe on June 2nd. The Japanese release via Marquee/Avalon will include one exclusive bonus track, due out on May 31st.

Bassist Peter Andersson states: “Great times ahead with the album release of our new album ‘Blind Faith’ in USA, Europe and Japan ! We are really looking forward to do our fourth album with HighVolMusic in USA, ROAR Rock Of Angels Records in Europe and Marquee/Avalon in Japan. The album artwork is finished now and we will share it with our fans very soon.”

McCartney guitarist Brian Ray debuts track at Guitar World

Wicked Cool is proud to announce the release of a two-track digital-only single from Brian Ray today. The A-side is “Here For You” and the B-Side is a cover of Neil Young’s classic “Cinnamon Girl”, with a touch of “Mr. Soul” thrown in. Guitar World premiered the Young cover this week and both tracks are available now.

LOUDPVCK & Botnek Release New Anthem “Traffic”

After dipping into pop territory last month with single “More Than I Can Take” feat. Karra & Rickyxsan, LOUDPVCK team up with Canadian duo Botnek to release “Traffic,” out now. The song is the spiritual successor to last year’s “Click Clack” tune alongside NGHTMRE in that it also features a stomach-churning drop that feels like a hardstyle track transcribed for LRAD. The song perfectly melds the hip-hop oriented sensibilities of LOUDPVCK with Botnek’s electro roots. It’s sure to be heard in DJ sets all across North America this festival season.


Multi-platinum selling recording artist Jason Derulo has returned! Derulo’s music has impacted a total audience of 20 billion-plus radio listeners in the U.S. with a staggering 3.5 million spins, close to 6 billion streams, and 3 billion YouTube views. He landed 4 #1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, 6 Top 5 songs, and 11 Top 10 songs resulting in 94 million singles sold around the world (13.5 million album equivalents). All 4 of his albums have achieved either Platinum or Gold status. “Swalla” is the lead single from his forthcoming 5th studio album. Alex Lockett (Kanye West Wolves x Balmain Campaign) directed the lyric video (link below).


With a month to go until the release of the reissue of Paul McCartney’s classic album Flowers In The Dirt (the 10th installment of the Grammy-winning Paul McCartney Archive Collection) – Paul has released some photographs taken by Linda McCartney (with the exception of image 9 – taken by Herman Leonard) during the recording of the album.

The photographs show Paul working with Elvis Costello, who he collaborated with on four of the tracks featured on the album (My Brave Face, You Want Her Too, Don’t Be Careless Love and That Day Is Done) as well as a shared moment with George Martin, who did the string arrangement for Put It There.

The majority of the album was recorded at Paul’s Hog Hill Mill studio in East Sussex. This is also where some of the tracks were written with Elvis Costello.

WHY? Shares “This Ole King” (360 VR) Video Via The 405

The 405 has shared WHY?’s 360 degree/virtual reality video for their first single “This Ole King”. “This Ole King” was followed by two other singles “Proactive Evolution” and “One Mississippi”. WHY? will release their sixth album, Moh Lhean, on March 3rd via Joyful Noise Recordings. A follow-up to 2012’s Mumps, Etc., it’s the first fully home-recorded WHY? album since the project’s 2003 debut, made mostly in Yoni Wolf’s studio and co-produced by his brother Josiah.


Future’s undisputed reign at the top continues as his surprise album, FUTURE [Epic Records/A1/Freebandz], clinches #1 on the Billboard Top 200 marking his fourth consecutive chart bow at the top in less than two years. He’s ready to make history yet again though, unleashing another album, HNDRXX [Epic Records/A1/Freebandz], today! It’s already blasted to #1 on iTunes Overall Top Albums Chart and Rap/Hip-Hop Albums Chart. With the rabid excitement and enthusiasm for both releases, Future’s on track to achieve two straight Billboard Top 200 #1 debuts two weeks in a row—a historical first.

It’s the record fans have been waiting for. Among its hypnotic 17 tracks, HNDRXX boasts “Comin Out Strong” [feat. The Weeknd] and “Selfish” [feat. Rihanna]. Moreover, he lives up the album’s namesake by consciously bending boundaries and conjuring a definitive body of work in the process. See the full tracklisting below.

J. Rhodan “Each Sold Separately” EP released by Illect Recordings

J. Rhodan has had a busy 2017 so far having released the Honey single and the Sorry It’s A Tape beat-tape. Now he’s ready to share the Each Sold Separately EP.

The new EP puts J’s sound front and center, beats soaked with Soul. Several special guests contribute to the effort including Armond WakeUp, Taelor Gray, Sean C. Johnson, Shiwan, DJ Because, and more.


Atlantic Records today released “THE SHACK: MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE,” the companion album to the film from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label. The Shack hits theatres next Friday, March 3.

Featuring previously unreleased music from a wide range of contemporary stars, “THE SHACK: MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE” has already begun garnering critical acclaim. Rolling Stone Country called “Keep Your Eyes On Me,” Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s addition to the album, an “ethereal love ballad [that] showcases the duo exchanging lines, culminating with a soaring chorus and dramatic orchestral flourishes.” That song, co-penned by McGraw and Hill along with Lori McKenna and Shane McAnally, marks the couple’s first songwriting collaboration and is featured in a trailer for the film.

Griffin Oskar Releases Lyric Video For Buzz Single Hostage Via Republic Records

Griffin Oskar has released the official lyric video for his buzz single “Hostage” off of his debut EP of the same name. The lyric video is streaming now via PressPLAY OK.

Even before its official release, “Hostage” has once already become an international hit. Last year, the popular Danrell remix of the demo version of “Hostage” racked up a staggering 6 million-plus Soundcloud plays, and an unofficial Spotify upload generated over 7.2 million streams, placing the remix at #1 on the US Viral and Global Viral Charts. After one listen, Republic Records tracked down Griffin and signed him within the same day. In addition to the undeniable “Hostage,” the EP includes the piano-driven hum and gospel-style chant of “Bulletproof” as well as the upbeat swagger of “Head Above Water.”

Taylor Girlz – “Who Are Those Girlz!?”

Today, Atlanta-based rap, dance and R&B trio Taylor Girlz releases their highly anticipated debut EP, Who Are Those Girlz!? via Taylor Boi Entertainment/RCA Records.

Produced by Bolo Da Producer (Silentó) and written by the Taylor Girlz, the 6-track EP features breakout hits “Steal Her Man” and “Wedgie” both feat. Trinity Taylor, which sparked the #stealhermanchallenge and #wedgieinmybootychallenge with fans across the nation. To date, both tracks have accumulated nearly 40 million streams worldwide across Spotify, Apple Music and Vevo.

The EP also includes other standout tracks: the bouncy “Boop,” hard-hitting “Bang,” the emotional “Hater” and the thought-provoking “Bougie,” which showcases the girls’ storytelling. Throughout the EP the Taylor Girlz aim to empower their young fans by highlighting relatable topics by making them their own through entertaining raps.

WHITE WILLOW: Norwegian Act Debuts Video For “Future Hopes”

Eclectic Norwegian progressive/post-metal outfit, WHITE WILLOW, has debuted the first single from their Laser’s Edge-bound seventh album, Future Hopes, with an official video for the record’s title track, which has been premiered exclusively through PROG.

Stockholm’s Lucas Nord premieres “Mess It Up”

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and in Brooklyn, the pickin’ is quality. Where else can you find a vintage Roland synthesizer in working condition just laying around, begging to be picked up and used on a space-age R&B groove?

“I wrote ‘Mess It Up’ in a basement in Green Point, Brooklyn with Roger Kleinman, Zach Seman and Theo Seman (A$AP Rocky, Whethan) last summer,” independent producer Lucas Nord says. “It started off with us playing around with a beat up Roland SH-101 synth Roger had found on the sidewalk that day. It was broken and barely worked, but it had this weird pitch and wobbly sound that became the bass sample for the track.”

Shawty Lo’s posthumous album, “RICO”

A founding member of Southern hip hop group D4L, Shawty Lo is one of the most prolific artists and personalities from Atlanta’s music scene. Shawty Lo passed away in 2016 but his legacy and contribution to music will continue to live on and today, 300 Entertainment announces the release of his posthumous album, RICO. Available March 24, 2017, the first single from the release “My Love ft. Lyfe Jennings”, drops today. The album is available for pre-order via Amazon, iTunes and Google Play.

With their debut album, “Down For Life”, receiving certified gold status, D4L reached mainstream success with early singles, “Betcha Can’t Do It Like Me” and “Laffy Taffy” – the later of which would go on to break a Guinness World Record for the most downloaded song in 2007.


Atlantic recording artist Gucci Mane has announced plans for his first-ever U.S. headline tour. The “TRAPGOD TOUR” begins April 5th at Boston, MA’s House of Blues and then travels the nation through early May (see attached itinerary). Additional dates will be unveiled soon. Tickets for all announced dates are on sale today.

Peaking Lights ‘Little Flower’ ft. Chloë Sevigny

Peaking Lights are back at it. While the clouds of pessimism hover, rays of sunshine cut and break thru with two new tracks for healing and conquering the shadows that loom.

‘Little Flower’ featuring Chloë Sevigny for ‘Regime Des Fleurs’ was curated by fashion sound guru Michel Gaubert to play during fashion week, on Valentines Day 2016. Over the summer of 2016, Peaking Lights was approached by DJ Harvey’s camp for the instrumental version for sweaty times so for some of you this tune may ring familiar; however, this is the first time it’s been released to the public. The vocal version features Chloë Sevigny with a beautiful melancholic yet powerful chant to Saint Therese an alchemical figure who’s words “What matters in life is not great deeds but great love” ring true thru time. Peaking Lights production is a playfully psychedelic mid tempo love jam with a lot of groove.

ALL HELL: Blackened Thrash Trio Premieres “Vampiric Lust” Video

As a precursor to its April 14th release, today No Clean Singing offers up ALL HELL’s visual accompaniment to the track “Vampiric Lust,” noting, “The song’s hard-driving drum rhythm incorporates feral punk energy, and the riffs are as red-eyed and predatory as they are galvanizing. Plus, the song includes a guitar solo that writhes and strikes like a viper, and Jacob Curwen’s vocals are scalding in their unrestrained savagery. Just be careful about who’s around you when you stream this – you’ll probably want to chant ‘vampiric… LUST’ right along with the song.”


Lumineers to Donate Profits From Dallas Show to Planned Parenthood

The Lumineers announced today that they will donate all profits from their show on February 28 at the Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie to Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas.

The band issued the following statement:

When we take the stage next week in Dallas, while efforts to “defund” Planned Parenthood in Texas are underway, we have decided to donate all profits from the show to Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas.

“When my wife was a teen and young adult, Planned Parenthood provided her not only with free/ affordable cancer screenings, contraceptives and annual checkups, but also with the education and tools to help make smart decisions regarding her health,” says The Lumineers lead singer Wesley Schultz. “The reality for her was that Planned Parenthood was her only real way to get legitimate and affordable healthcare. To read news stories about attempts to defund this same healthcare in Texas for so many women (and men) is disturbing and has moved us to act.”

Ron Pope’s lead single from new album premieres on Team Coco

Nashville-based independent artist Ron Pope will release his latest studio album, Work, August 18 on his own Brooklyn Basement Records. The release follows last year’s critically acclaimed Ron Pope & The Nighthawks, of which Entertainment Weekly said, “Heavier, deeper, bigger, louder. The warm glow of the West, and a heavy meditation on classic sounds of the South seeps out.” The new record’s lead single “Bad For Your Health” premieres on Team Coco who call it “seriously addictive.”


Multiplatinum Dallas, TX R&B singer and songwriter SoMo will release his second full-length album, The Answers [Republic Records], in stores and at all digital retailers on March 17, 2017. Fans can preorder the album HERE now and unlock an instant grat download of his new single “Just A Man.”

Recently released, “Just A Man” debuted at #4 on the iTunes Top R&B/Soul Songs Chart—marking his highest bow yet on the chart. With its smooth, sultry beat and soaring refrain, the song is signature SoMo steeped in nineties flavor with a fresh and fiery energy all its own. The release comes on the heels of another track SoMo introduced to fans from the album entitled “Play”. “Play” features up and comer Maty Noyes and registered over one million streams within a week of its release.

The Sextones Provide a Timeless Atmosphere in ‘Moonlight Vision’ Due Out April 7th

From the high deserts of Nevada, The Sextones emerge with their debut album, Moonlight Vision, due out April 7th. Moonlight Vision is a diligently crafted work showcasing their distinctive brand of soul music with smoked out guitar riffs, growling bass lines, commanding drums, sticky organ comping and honest, but catchy vocal acrobatics. The release of Moonlight Vision is the first step forward for a group that has already accomplished what most musicians spend a lifetime trying to achieve –touring across the nation and sharing stages with the likes of Macy Gray, Ziggy Marley, and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, as well as working with renowned funkologist Alan Evans of Soulive. The mighty band is formed from acclaimed west coast musicians, Mark Sexton (guitar/vocals), Alexander Korostinsky (bass), Daniel Weiss (drums), and Ryan Taylor (keys.)


On April 28th, Heartland rocker John Mellencamp will release his 23rd full-length album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies featuring Carlene Carter, the daughter of June Carter Cash and stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, on Republic Records. Sad Clowns & Hillbillies returns Mellencamp to the musical eclecticism that is, itself, a reflection of his wide-ranging musings on life. John Mellencamp is an authentic voice of American music and master storyteller with a commitment to creating traditional rock & roll, bittersweet songs of happiness and melancholia, and fervent political dissent. His passions and experiences resonate beautifully in this showcase of his music. Sad Clowns & Hillbillies is produced by John Mellencamp.

ALL HELL: Blackened Thrash Trio Premieres “Vampiric Lust”

As a precursor to its April 14th release, today No Clean Singing offers up ALL HELL’s visual accompaniment to the track “Vampiric Lust,” noting, “The song’s hard-driving drum rhythm incorporates feral punk energy, and the riffs are as red-eyed and predatory as they are galvanizing. Plus, the song includes a guitar solo that writhes and strikes like a viper, and Jacob Curwen’s vocals are scalding in their unrestrained savagery. Just be careful about who’s around you when you stream this – you’ll probably want to chant ‘vampiric… LUST’ right along with the song.”

No Vacation signs to Topshelf Records

No Vacation is an indie/dream pop band that combines the novel sounds of college nostalgia and surf-tinged bedroom pop. What began as a sunny San Francisco dorm-room duo in early 2015 by front-woman Sabrina Mai, quickly evolved into a band as Marisa Saunders and Nat Lee entered the fold. Eventually, Harrison Spencer joined and No Vacation migrated from their familiar garage practice spaces to the studio, where they recorded their second release Summer Break Mixtape. This would lead up to their initial break-up later that year. After a year of anticipation, shows under various names, and a few line-up changes, James Shi was added to solidify the official reunion of the 5-piece.