While We Were Away: The Top Six Things That Didn’t Happen at SXSW

As you may have seen spread out across our various social media accounts, The Noise took a solid five days off to explore the always interesting world of South By Southwest. While yes, we did see a ton of amazing bands and experience all sorts of lifelong memories, there were definitely some things we missed out on. 

So, in order to help catch up on a bunch of music news we (and you) may have missed while partying – we mean, working – out in Austin, below are the six biggest things that didn’t happen at SXSW.    

Let us begin:

1) Pierce The Veil Announce New Album Misadventures, The World Collectively Looses Its Mind

After almost four years of waiting, Pierce The Veil has finally – and we mean finally – announced plans for their highly anticipated follow-up to 2012′s Collide With The Sky. Titled as Misadventures, the new record will hit stores May 13 via Fearless Records. Pre-orders will go on sale March 24 and can be found here. In addition to the new album, rumor has it, there should be a new single premiering very soon. Fingers crossed!  

2) Bring Me The Horizon Release New Video For “Follow You”  

Off last year’s chart-topping album That’s The Spirit, Bring Me The Horizon has released an aggressive, gun-heavy video for their mellow new single “Follow You.” Filmed in the middle of what looks like an end-of-the-world riot, the video follows a young boy as he giddily walks through gunfire to get to his one true love. To check out the video, be sure to look above. Afterwards, make sure to pick up tickets to see BMTH on tour here.    

3) Mark Hoppus Remixed Two Neck Deep Tracks And It’s Glorious 

While working hard in the studio on new Blink-182 material, it appears that bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus took some time off to remix pop-punk emerging stars Neck Deep. Taking a stab at “Serpents” and “Can’t Kick Off The Roots” from Neck Deep’s latest Life’s Not Out To Get You, Hoppus did his best to slow the tracks down and add an extra special summer-ready vibe to each song. As if the tracks weren’t rad enough on their own, you can check out the newly upgraded remixes above.     

4) La Dispute Announce Special Record Store Day Release  

In celebration of their recently released documentary, La Dispute has announced they will be putting out the soundtrack to Tiny Dots April 16 exclusively for Record Store Day. To hear a sample taken from the soundtrack, you can stream “C” above. To read what La Dispute drummer Brad Vander Lugt had to say about the soundtrack, see below.          

“In the last few years I’ve become quite fascinated with the relationship between film and sound so, having the opportunity (if even only on a small scale), I proposed to the others that we should try our hand at scoring the documentary ourselves. Given that most of us live in different places around the globe now, our collaborative process needed an overhaul, but we eventually found something that worked. Chad [Sterenberg, guitarist] and Adam [Vass, bass] would start an idea (be that a motif, loop, or sometimes an entire movement), then send them my way, where I would add to, subtract from, or reconstruct them into something new. Jordan’s [Dreyer, vocalist] voice even makes an appearance once or twice.”

5) Silverstein Drop Violent New Video For “The Continual Condition”

In support of 2015′s I Am Alive In Everything I Touch, Silverstein has released a brand new, sorta violent video for “The Continual Condition.” Based around the chaos from a poker game gone wrong, the new clip shows the band attempting to defend themselves from random, gun-carrying thugs. To check out the video, see above. Afterwards, be sure to pick up tickets to see Silverstein on tour here.  

6) Babymetal Are Out For Blood With New Track “Karate”

Whether you’re a fan or not of the J-pop-meets-metal outfit Babymetal, there’s no denying their popularity is certainly growing. Proving just that, in support of their forthcoming full-length Metal Resistance, the blossoming outfit has released a brand new video for their smashing single “Karate” – which, as of today, has already surpassed one million views on YouTube. To check out the way too catchy song and the quite eerie music video, see above. Afterwards, pick up tickets to see Babymetal on tour here.