Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy kick off long awaited Hella Mega Tour

Remember back in 2019 when Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy all announced they would be co-headlining a tour together, then proceeded to hype the heck out of that tour, only to have to postpone it due to the “events” of 2020? Yeah, we don’t blame you if you sorta forgot the Hella Mega Tour was even a thing. We’re big into two-thirds of … Continue reading Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy kick off long awaited Hella Mega Tour

Album releases you won’t want to miss this week

We’re nearing the end of July, and, as luck would have it, there are a ton of album releases headed our way. Here are the ones worth keeping an eye on, coming to a streaming service near you on July 30: Durand Jones & The Indications — Private Space Genre: Soul, R&BFor fans of: Smooth, retro soul Synopsis: Durand Jones & The Indications are back … Continue reading Album releases you won’t want to miss this week

Fire Emblem: Three Houses as playlists — Part II

What if Fire Emblem: Three Houses took place in modern times? What music would the characters listen to? This question has been on the outskirts of my mind for quite some time (over a year, in fact), and it never stops intriguing me. I’ll hear a song in the store and think, “I bet Marianne would like this,” or I’ll turn on the radio and … Continue reading Fire Emblem: Three Houses as playlists — Part II

Coldplay dazzle with ‘Coloratura’ release (review)

In this crazy world, it’s true. I just want you. Ahh, me and Coldplay. We’ve got quite the history. They became my favorite band back in 2005, and remain at the top of that list to this day (sharing a spot with Jimmy Eat World, of course). They were the soundtrack of my youth. Everyone knew me as that one intensely devoted Coldplay fanatic. And … Continue reading Coldplay dazzle with ‘Coloratura’ release (review)

Mid-week news report: Coldplay album gets a release date, Lorde drops new single

Welcome to the Alternative Echo mid-week news report, where we bring you all the important stuff you missed in the past week while you were out livin’ your life. Here’s what we’ve learned in the last seven days: Coldplay announce next album, Music of the Spheres, with teaser trailer British band Coldplay will be releasing their ninth studio album on October 15, 2021. The teaser … Continue reading Mid-week news report: Coldplay album gets a release date, Lorde drops new single

SOTD: ‘Give Me Your Name’ — Dead By Sunrise (Chester Bennington tribute)

It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since Chester Bennington left this Earth. To this day, I still cannot listen to “One More Light” without instantly breaking down. No matter how much time passes, I don’t think that’ll change. Bennington had the ability to connect with an entire generation of people who felt alone, unwanted, and unloved. His music brought out our rebellious sides … Continue reading SOTD: ‘Give Me Your Name’ — Dead By Sunrise (Chester Bennington tribute)

The Killers announce new album, reschedule tour dates

The Killers took to Twitter on Monday to reveal their forthcoming studio album, Pressure Machine, out August 13, 2021. This will be the band’s seventh studio album, and comes only one year after their latest release, Imploding the Mirage. After their 2020 tour was postponed, frontman Brandon Flowers found himself with a lot of spare time. “Everything came to this grinding halt,” Flowers said in … Continue reading The Killers announce new album, reschedule tour dates