Welcome to the Friday Five here on The Project! Each Friday, we'll feature five things you need to know, including albums releases, new singles, music news, and more to kickoff your weekend.
1. Album Release: Ember by Breaking Benjamin
Breaking Benjamin released their sixth studio album today, entitled Ember. Based on their single, "Red Cold River," the band will definitely be highlighting some of their heaver sounds.
2. New Single: Chvrches release new single, "Miracle"
Chvruches released the fourth single off their upcoming third studio album, Love Is Dead, this week. The album drops on May 25th. Be on the lookout this summer for Chvrches while they make their rounds on the summer tour circuit, including The Governors Ball, Lollapalooza, and Hinterland Music Festival.
3. Album Release: Treehouse by Sofi Tukker
New York duo, Sofi Tukker, released their first full-length album, Treehouse, today, the follow-up their debut 2016 EP, Soft Animals. It bucks the typical genre molds, falling into what can only be described as Jungle-Pop Dance, infused with Brazilian Portuguese poetry.
Or, you might remember them from that one Apple commercial. Either way, it's catchy as hell.
The Treehouse Tour Part 1 kicks off on April 16th, making stops in Chicago, Cleveland and Detroit, (if you're up for a small road trip.)
4. Festival: Coachella 2018 Kicks Off This Weekend
Coachella 2018 kicks off today out in Indio, CA, featuring The Weekend, Beyoncé, Eminem, and over 100 more artists. Most of us weren't lucky enough to score passes, but that doesn't mean you can't watch all the action as it unfolds! The Coachella YouTube page will be live-streaming all the indie goodness you can handle during both weekends.
But if you want to pretend you're at Coachella while you watch the live-stream, just spend a lot of money on-take out, forget to shower, and let your phone die at some point on Friday night. You're welcome.
5. New Single: 5 Seconds of Summer release "Youngblood"
5 Seconds of Summer released some new music yesterday, and let me tell you, I've already played it on repeat about 30 times. "Youngblood," their title track off their third studio album, is set to drop on June 22nd. They'll be in Columbus on June 19th, get your tickets now!
Happy Friday (the 13th!) Have a KILLER weekend!