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ICYMI: Avril Lavigne’s comeback, Pussy Riot survives poisoning, & more

There’s a lot of music to keep track of and not enough hours in the day. That’s why every week, BANSHEE will catch you up on the music news you need to know! Pussy Riot member "okay" after being poisoned It's hard not to wonder how Pussy Riot manages to continue it's activism under Russia's politically repressive climate, rife with poisoning, arrests, and murders. But last month, the group cut it close. Russian-Candian Pussy Riot member Pyotr Verzilov was hospitalized for probable poisoning on Sept. 13, citing loss of vision, control of his limbs, and even total loss of his memory. Verzilov has more or less recovered from the ordeal and remains largely unbothered by it. "Obviously when you do things like that in Russian, you have to be prepared for certain things to happen to you," he said to CNN. Pussy Riot members were arrested this summer during the World Cup when they ran

Frances Bean Cobain shares original music

Frances Bean Cobain delighted her fans with an unexpected clip of herself performing an original song. The daughter of '90s alt rock icons Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, Frances Bean has opted to stay out of the limelight, instead focusing on a career as a visual artist. However, it seems that she may be getting closer to following in the footsteps of her musically-inclined parents. "What she lacks in technical precision, she makes up for with charisma," she cheekily captioned Sept. 24 video post. Earlier in 2018, Cobain shared a snippet of herself performing an original song. When asked about whether she thought her father would like her music, Cobain responded, "I would hope that he would be proud of the human being I am even if he didn’t like the art I am putting out." She also expressed that while she doesn't want to "pigeonhole" herself artistically, she is excited at the prospect

Halsey teases new song on final night of tour

Halsey closed out the final date of her hopeless fountain kingdom world tour by sharing a snippet of her newest music. In a video captured by a fan, the "Bad At Love" singer teased concert-goers at the Sept. 23 show in London with a new track titled "Without Me." A backing video read, “Said I’d catch you if you fall//Does it ever get lonely?” The song is set to be released on Oct. 4.   GUYS HALSEY IS COMING OUT WITH A NEw SONG SJSJSJS WITHOUT ME pic.twitter.com/ZFRQctUEnG — claire (@clx1re) September 23, 2018 Not one to leave her fans wanting more, Halsey posted the complete promo clip on Sept. 25.             View this post on Instagram                     Without Me October 4th A post shared by halsey (@iamhalsey) on Sep 25, 2018 at 9:23am PDT "And if they laugh then fuck them all//Maybe I'm the one who put you up there//I don't know why" she sings in the clip. The final installment of the hopeless

INCYMI: Pale Waves, Paramore, new beginnings & more

There's a lot of music to keep track of and not enough hours in the day. That's why every week, BANSHEE will catch you up on the music news you need to know. Pale Waves drops debut album, "My Mind Makes Noises" After releasing four singles, Manchester-native Pale Waves released their highly-anticipated debut album, My Mind Makes Noises. Released through Dirty Hit on Sept. 14, the album carries the listener through 14 tracks on muddling through the space where youth and experience overlap and unraveling romance. Their sweeping, '80s-synth sound gives off endless summer vibes while also grazing darker themes ("Eighteen," "Karl (I Wonder What It's Like To Die") But that's not all for Pale Waves. They revealed on an interview with Apple Music’s Beats 1 that they're already planning to release a "more extreme" EP which will house songs that didn't make the cut for My Mind Makes Noises. The EP is slated for February

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Stop blaming Ariana Grande for Mac Miller’s Death

While most of the world reacted with sadness and disbelief in the wake of rapper Mac Miller's death on Friday, Sept. 7, a loud contingent of people decided instead of lamenting his death or denouncing the tragedy of drug addiction to find a scapegoat: his ex-girlfriend, Ariana Grande. When TMZ broke the story, the outlet was quick to implicate Grande in Miller’s death: “Mac Miller died Friday of an apparent overdose

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Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace shares new album details

Against Me's Laura Jane Grace is back with a new project, an album release date, and a brand new track. Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers' debut album, Bought to Rot, will be released on Nov. 9 through Bloodshot Records. The 14-track record spans Grace's "fractured relationship with her adopted hometown of Chicago, true friendship, complicated romance, and reconciling everything in the end." The album is both inspired by and an homage to the late Tom Petty's album, Full Moon Fever. Though Bought to Rot has been described as a “solo album,” Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers is made up of lead singer and guitarist Grace, as well as Against Me!'s drummer Atom Willard and sound engineer Marc Jacob Hudson. "Apocalypse Now (& Later)" is the first track off of the album. Listen to it now and scroll down for the full track list: China Beach Born in Black The Airplane Song Apocalypse

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Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers announce debut album, tour

Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers have announced that their debut album is on the way. The band has partnered with Bloodshot Records to release their debut album this fall though no album details or a release date have been revealed yet. In a statement, Grace said: “I’ve been a longtime fan of Bloodshot and the artists they work with. Having spent the past year working on a record without knowing where its home was going to be, when I discovered that the Bloodshot offices were only a couple of blocks away from my apartment I went in and asked if they’d consider giving the songs a home. They were cool enough to hear me out and oblige. I couldn’t be more happy about the work we’re going to do together and sharing it with the world.” Though described in a tweet as "a solo album," Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers