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Jon Foreman covers Lifehouse

After Jason Wade from Lifehouse covered Switchfoot's "Dare You To Move" (and nailed it, btw), Jon Foreman figured it made sense to return the favour, and so here is his version of their song "Flight", from Out of The Wasteland.

Now if you don't mind, I'm just going to sit here and weep quietly over the fact the Looking For Summer Tour with Switchfoot & Lifehouse is happening, but not anywhere near New Zealand.

 

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John Reuben is back with a new album

We haven't really heard much from John Rueben since 2009. I mean sure, there was the new version of "Love Addict" he did for the Gotee Records 20th Anniversary album, and he's featured on the MercyMe album... but I'm so stoked to tell you he's back with a new album this week!

Reubonic is out on Friday, and there's already a few songs out, as well as a 14 minute short film setting up the whole album. The film stars Reggie Watts (who is James Corden's Late Late Show band leader) and is well worth checking out!

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The Rocketboys release Certain Circles

Alt-rockers The Rocketboys have released their new album Certain Circles to iTunes and Spotify.

Featuring the singles "I Will Call You Home" and "You and Everyone Else", this album shows off more great songwriting, music prowess, and makes me wish these guys would come play a show in NZ already!!!


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Y&F Posting "That One Time..." Tour Video Series

Introducing an all-new video series from Young & Free called ‘That One Time...’.

The band are currently touring the US, and are making mini-docos as they go. There are two episodes out at the moment, including the latest one where their production truck goes missing just hours before a show.

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Chapstique has left Family Force 5

Derek "Chapstique" Mount has announced his departure from Family Force 5 today on social media. His last show with the band was at the beginning of April.

"Although this has easily been one of the most difficult decisions I've ever made, please know that it was made with deep contemplation and prayer. I am truly at peace with this new chapter of life, and with the guys in the band," Derek wrote. "These last eleven and a half years have been an incredible blessing, and I will continue to look fondly upon the memories that have been cultivated with all of you. Words cannot describe how grateful I am for the beautiful support you have shown us in different ways."

This month, the remaining members of Family Force 5 will head out on their "The Label Won't Let Us Put Out The Album Yet, Let's Play The Whole Thing Live For You Before It's Out Tour" where they will share their new album (which still doesn't have a locked in release date!!) in its entirety at each show. 

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Switchfoot Celebrate May 4th

In honour of Star Wars Day Switchfoot recorded a rocking medley of the Imperial March and the Star Wars Theme Song while donning Star Wars costumes.

This video features guitarist Drew Shirley as a Han Solo, keyboardist Jerome Fontamillas as the Emporer, drummer Chad Butler as Obi-Wan, bassist Tim Foreman as Pricess Leia, and vocalist Jon Foreman as Luke Skywalker. It's over-the-top and completely hilarious. 

The band is currently selling a limited edition posters and "The Foot Awakens" T-Shirts, available on their Merch Page for one day only. They also created a bunch of entertaining "May The 4th Be With U" GIFs. Below are a few of them, and you can view the rest here.

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One Republic won't release anymore albums

Instead, they'll be releasing songs as they finish them!!

In a biiiiiig post on facebook, frontman Ryan Tedder opened up about burning out during their last album promo tour, and announcing a new chapter in the band's life:

Starting now, [with "No Vacancy"] we will be dropping new music as often as humanly possible... monthly, weekly sometimes, and it will be VARIED and with collaborations and may feel bonkers at first. Some will be remixes others will be just me on piano or guitar. Some will sound super trendy and new, some will sound classic and old school or very "OneRepublic".

I don't know about you, but I LOVE THIS!!!!! I say 'bring it on'!

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Graceful Closure crowdfunding new EP

Graceful Closure (made up of brothers Chase & Jared) have launched an indiegogo fundraiser to get their new EP out later this year.

They've already got three songs done (including the new Life FM tune "Never Let Me Go"), but they've got a few more set to record and release.

Perks include caps, t-shirts, signed copies of the new EP, and even cassette tape versions of the EP... so your Mum will finally have something to listen to in her car!

Support them here, and keep up with the progress on their facebook page.

 

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