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Good Charlotte Drop “Life Changes”

Good Charlotte just dropped a brand new track called “Life Changes” from their upcoming album “Youth Authority” due out July 15th.  The new track is classic GC complete with chugging guitars and a ray of hope shining through the entire song.

If there’s anyone who knows about life changes, it’s Good Charlotte. They’ve ridden the roller coaster of fame from the bottom to the top and they’re just hitting another high in their career.

We can’t wait to scream this endlessly optimistic song on the Fall tour with Benji, Joel, Billy, Paul, and Dean.  Listen to the track below and try not to shout along.

Pre-order your copy of “Youth Authority” on iTunes or Amazon now.

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The Friday Five: Summer 2016 Albums

It’s finally Springtime here in NYC, which means Summer concert season is just around the corner!   There is tons of new music to look forward to also, including new albums from some of our favorite artists.  Here are the albums dropping soon that are sure to be on our Summer playlists.

1. Cole Swindell – “You Should Be Here”
due May 6th – pre-order on iTunes

2. Rooney – “Washed Away”
due May 6th – pre-order via Rooney

3. Dierks Bentley – “Black”
due May 27th – pre-order on iTunes

4. Dan + Shay – “Obsessed”
due June 3rd – pre-orders start April 29th

5. Good Charlotte – “Youth Authority”
due July 15th – pre-order on iTunes

Good Charlotte’s New Album “Youth Authority” Due July 15th

GC just announced their brand new album in the coolest way possible – with a Rube Goldberg machine chronicling the bands history leading up to a projector counting down to the album release date – July 15th!  They also unveiled the tracklisting and dropped a new single from the album, up for pre-order on iTunes now!

“Youth Authority” Track Listing
1. Life Changes
2. Makeshift Love
3. 40 Oz. Dream
4. Life Can’t Get Much Better
5. Keep Swinging (Ft. Kellin Quinn)
6. Reason To Stay (Ft. Simon Neil)
7. Stray Dogs
8. Stick To Your Guns (Interlude)
9. The Outfield
10. Cars Full Of People
11. War
12. Moving On
13. Rise (Bonus Track)

Check out the cover art for “Youth Authority” below.  The collage cover features old Good Charlotte posters and photos along with art by artist Brian Montuori.


GC’s new single, “40 oz. Dream,” reminisces about the good ole days back in 2003.  Watch the lyric video below!

Good Charlotte are launching their comeback with a series of club shows in April before they join Warped Tour over the Summer.  Head over to GoodCharlotte.com to get all the info!

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Good Charlotte Announce Club Tour Dates (!!!)

It’s been a while (TOO LONG) since the guys in Good Charlotte have been together but they are officially BACK!   They just announced a club tour hitting the East Coast in April!   The MD born & bred band have announced a few club dates for this Spring and we’re hoping they have a few more tricks up their sleeves (like a co-headliner tour with Simple Plan?  wink-wink!).  They also revealed that their new album will be released sometime this Summer, with the lead single dropping in April.

The revival of pop punk is just what we were hoping for for years since it disappeared in favor of dance and EDM music. Check out the Good Charlotte tour dates below!  Pre-sales begin Wednesday, March 16th at 10am while general on sales begin Friday March 18th at 10am local time.

Good Charlotte Tour 2016
April 18th – TLA Philly – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
April 20th – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C. – Buy Tickets
April 21st – Webster Hall – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
April 22nd – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets

Watch the official video for “Makeshift Love” below!

Pick up a copy of “Makeshift Love” on iTunes and Amazon now.

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The Friday Five: 2016 Pop Punk Albums

2016 is off to a great start and with so much new music to look forward to, we’re breaking it down to our Friday Five pop punk albums (and EPs) that we’re stoked about!  We’ve got some oldies coming back for more, some newbies here to break new ground, and a genre that’s here to stay, saying “we’re more than just a phase, MOM!!!”

1. Good Charlotte: Untitled
Out: Spring 2016

Benji and Joel Madden are back with their original gang of misfits from Waldorf (worldwide) and are promising a new album filled with familiar sounds.  No word on an official release date yet but they’ve been reawakened by the pop punk forefathers are are working with John Feldman on this new record!

2. Simple Plan: Taking One For The Team
Out: Feb 19th, 2016

Pierre, Jeff, David, Chuck, and Seb never actually stopped making albums as Simple Plan, they just flew under the radar for a few years. Now that pop punk is having a revival of sorts, they’re here to show the newbies that you can branch out and have Nelly on a pop punk album with a video that looks like a 90s boyband throwback.

3. Waterparks: Cluster 
Out: Jan 15th, 2015
Waterparks recently signed with Equal Vision Records and MDDN management but these guys are set to be the most promising breakout of 2016.  Their new EP “Cluster” is sure to be filled with infectious hooks, sing along choruses, and melodies that’ll have you craving for more! (see what we did there?)  We suggest you get on this bandwagon before it’s too late – these guys are gonna be HUGE!

4. The Starting Line – “Anyways”
Out: Feb 5th, 2016
The Starting Line have been teasing new music at their annual Holiday Show for a while now but the tail end of 2015 saw the release of their first new song in SEVEN YEARS!!!!  We may or may not have clutched our computers and cried while we listened to it (spoiler: we did.) “Anyways”, the EP comes out February 5th and you should get it because The Starting Line Rock (.com)!

5. SWMRS – “Drive North”
Out: February 12th, 2016
Formerly known as “Emily’s Army” and featuring Joey Armstrong (yes, Billie Joe’s son & spitting image), SWMRS are the epitome of the Bay Area music scene.  They match bubblegum power pop with grit of punk rock to churn out a fun perpetual summer sound all their own.  Catch them on their first headlining tour this Spring!  Get the dates here.

The Friday Five: Good Charlotte

Good Charlotte are back with a new single,  and are heading out on tour with All Time Low in the UK!   We guess all that writing with 5SOS inspired them to venture back into the “mall punk” sound they helped craft in the early 2000s.

1.”The Anthem”

2. “Lifestyles Of The Rich & Famous”

3. “Girls & Boys”

4. “Little Things”

5. “I Just Wanna Live” 

BONUS: “Makeshift Love”

Artist To Watch: Waterparks

Waterparks have made a splash in the pop punk community with their recent signing with Equal Vision Records and bringing on MDDN Managers – Benji and Joel Madden from Good Charlotte – to help the band dive right in.

Bad puns aside, this Texas bred trio are equal parts pop, rock, and polished angst.  This isn’t the band’s first foray into big name collaborations – they’ve released songs with Fred Mascherino from Taking Back Sunday, and even opened for Aaron Carter (Weird, we know!)

Awsten Knight, Otto Wood, and Geoff Wigington are well versed in crafting catchy punk songs and we can’t wait to hear what their debut full length has in store because their previous EPs are already racking up some serious spins in the Fangirl office!

Next up, Waterparks are set to open for Good Charlotte’s triumphant and sold out comeback show at The Troubador in LA on November 19th.

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Watch the dog filled video for “Crave” below.

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