Posts Tagged ‘davey havok’

April 11, 2017

It’s possible you missed the big announcement and their massive first single last week when we shared Kill For Candy, but if you’re an obsessive music fan like me, I’d imagine it’s near impossible to escape the buzz humming over this new supergroup. Prolific music man Davey Havok, whom we all know so well from the likes of AFI, Blaqk Audio, and more for many a year, has joined forces with members of No Doubt to form DREAMCAR. They now follow up Kill For Candy with their second single from an already announced debut album. Watch the lyric video for new wavy synthrock dazzler Born To Lie. Hearing Davey Havok’s voice always fills me with sweet nostalgia. DREAMCAR’s self titled debut album can be pre-ordered before its release on May 12th, here.

April 4, 2017

Davey Havok has always been a busy music man. Aside from AFI, Blaqk Audio, and plenty of other projects over the years, we can now add new supergroup DREAMCAR to his prolific resume, too. And what an exciting new supergroup this is! Aside from frontman Davey Havok, the band involves three members of No Doubt, including guitarist Tom Dumont, bassist Tony Kanal, and drummer Adrian Young. DREAMCAR arrive with gusto, jumping straight away to announcing a debut self titled album and swiftly presenting with its magnificent first single entitled Kill For Candy. There’s always been an 80′s essence in Davey Havok’s glossy smooth voice, and it’s joined by 80′s inspired, vigorous driving new wavey rock on their infectious anthem. We get to feel like part of the band in the video for Kill For Candy. DREAMCAR has already announced US tour dates as well as a performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Learn more on their website, here. The band’s debut album is due out May 12th via Columbia Records. 

January 6, 2017

I’m sure many of you, like me, have been a fan of AFI for decades. Just hearing Davey Havok’s voice always seems somehow comforting to me. I can’t say I was always an AFI head, but I certainly obsessed over them, a lot, particularly in the 2000′s. News of a fresh AFI album is always a delight, especially since it’s been a few years since Burials. AFI (The Blood Album) arrives soon on January 20th. In the meantime, AFI has unveiled a rather galactic music video for their blustery single Snow Cats, one that Davey Havok explains animates “a cyclical struggle with the surreal colors of applied persona and identity”. You can pre-order AFI (The Blood Album) from various services, here.

17 Crimes

August 7, 2013

AFI fans, rejoice! After unveiling a kick ass first preview off their upcoming new album Burials in the form of the rocking I Hope You Suffer, Davey Havok and company have released a second tune. Behold, the infectious, angst ridden 17 Crimes! These guys are sounding dang good so far. I can’t help but love the lyrics on this. Love and kill like 17… Nice and dark. Burials is coming along as a promising return! The album comes out on October 22. 

17 Crimes

August 7, 2013

AFI fans, rejoice! After unveiling a kick ass first preview off their upcoming new album Burials in the form of the rocking I Hope You Suffer, Davey Havok and company have released a second tune. Behold, the infectious, angst ridden 17 Crimes! These guys are sounding dang good so far. I can’t help but love the lyrics on this. Love and kill like 17… Nice and dark. Burials is coming along as a promising return! The album comes out on October 22. 

July 18, 2013
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Ladies and gents, A Fire Inside is back. It’s been four years since their last album Crash Love, seven years since Decemberunderground, one of my favorite albums of the mid-2000s. Though Davey Havok has kept himself busy with other projects and collaborations, I’ve missed him in AFI. Stream their brand new song I Hope You Suffer, which comes out as a single on July 23 on Republic Records. It’s a preview off their coming as of yet untitled ninth studio album out this fall. It’s a powerful, explosive rock song replete with harsh vocals and a certain darkness that some may have felt was lacking in the pop leaning Crash Love. As a far greater fan of Decemberunderground than Crash Love, I’m happy and eager to hear more of the new album later this year!

July 18, 2013
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Ladies and gents, A Fire Inside is back. It’s been four years since their last album Crash Love, seven years since Decemberunderground, one of my favorite albums of the mid-2000s. Though Davey Havok has kept himself busy with other projects and collaborations, I’ve missed him in AFI. Stream their brand new song I Hope You Suffer, which comes out as a single on July 23 on Republic Records. It’s a preview off their coming as of yet untitled ninth studio album out this fall. It’s a powerful, explosive rock song replete with harsh vocals and a certain darkness that some may have felt was lacking in the pop leaning Crash Love. As a far greater fan of Decemberunderground than Crash Love, I’m happy and eager to hear more of the new album later this year!

Blaqk Audio!

August 16, 2012

Here’s that brand new Blaqk Audio song they’ve been teasing us with for super long! Davey Havok in the housssssssse! Stream the official lyric video for Faith Healer below. It’s a preview off of upcoming new album Bright Black Heaven dropping 9/11 in the US and 9/24 over the pond. The song is just a tad more chill than I expected for the first preview, but it’s so nice to hear Davey’s voice again. The song is synthpoppy, not as electric new wave-y as some of their other work, a little more dance-punky though they’ve always been on the alternative dance side of things. I have a history loving AFI, which easily lead to enjoying Blaqk Audio, though, in my opinion, AFI > Blaqk Audio. I must say, Cexcells was an immense first album. We’ll see how this next one is!

Blaqk Audio’s new track

September 20, 2011

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The Witness is off the Abduction soundtrack too. What the heck is this Abduction film with all these artists and tracks on its soundtrack? Sounds like typical Blaqk Audio (AFI + more synthpop/electro sound). I hope AFI is making some GOOD new music. I miss AFI.

UPDATE: I just realized AFI is broken up. Awwwwwwwww. Well, Davey Havok will be busy with many other projects, I’m sure. Sometimes if a group of artists feels they have already reached their full artistic potential together, I agree they may have to move on and grow elsewhere. I actually do agree that AFI may have hit that ceiling awhile back. But I don’t agree when it comes to bands like Bloc Party and some other ones, that are NOT broken up but people were worried they were.

UPDATE 2: Now I’m hearing otherwise (thanks, futureonbreed). Something about getting hacked and the news being false. Dang you, internetz, lol. Well, I still stand by that they need to put forth something more innovative and new when and if they drop their new music. The 2009 album Crash Love was already not as good as Decemberunderground (which I love oh so much so was slightly disappointed Crash Love didn’t sweep me off my feet). And even this Blaqk Audio song, though enjoyable, isn’t as impressive as the material from Cex Cells.