The publishing world:
Not as many new releases as normal – thankfully!:
Cover reveals included one of the most exciting YA anthologies EVER:
In other news:
- HBO are adapting Ray Bradbury‘s ‘Fahrenheit 451’ into a film.
- The Man Booker Prize International shortlist has been announced.
The music world:
A heavy new release:
I’m particularly excited about the new music that dropped this week (can you guess which song specifically?!):
PARAMORE ARE BACK! They’ve been having some ‘Hard Times’ since they’ve been away:
Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd have a ‘Lust For Life’:
You’ll be ‘Hypnotized’ by Set It Off‘s new video:
State Champs released a beautiful acoustic version of ‘Secrets’:
Tour announcement klaxon!:
- Royal Blood are doing a small UK tour in May to celebrate their return. Support comes from Black Honey.
- Paramore are touring the UK and Europe in June and July in support of their fifth full-length, ‘After Laughter’ (which is coming out May 12th!).
- The Wonder Years are playing two headline shows in the days leading up to their appearance at 2000 Trees Festival.
- AFI and Circa Survive have announced a co-headline tour across America throughout July and August. Support comes from Citizen.
- Gorillaz are heading to America, playing shows in the US and Canada from July to October.
- The Juliana Theory are celebrating their 20th year as a band by headlining a US tour in August.
- Real Friends are going to Mexico for the first time in August, playing three dates with Knuckle Puck.
In other news:
- Nothingface‘s vocalist, Matt Holt, died at 39 following a battle with a degenerative disease.
- AltPress have announced the first wave of bands who’ll be performing at this year’s APMAs.
- More festival announcements: High Elevation, BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Uprising, Warped Tour Mexico, Riot Fest and Fat Lip.
- Hey Violet will be releasing their debut album, ‘from the outside’, on June 16th…
- …a week after Rise Against, whose next album, ‘Wolves’, is hitting the shelves on June 9th.
- Lights‘ new album, ‘Skin&Earth’, has its own comic book! That’s pretty hard to beat.
- Dasher have been signed to Jagjaguwar.
- Eighteen Visions have signed to Rise Records, where they’ll be releasing ‘XVIII’, their first album in over a decade.
- Bad Sign confirmed that their debut album, ‘Live & Learn’, will be released on July 14th.
- Streetlight Manifesto and Victory Records have settled their lawsuit…
- …while New Year’s Day frontwoman Ash Costello filed a lawsuit against Iron Fist (the clothing company, not the superhero).
- Puddle of Mudd‘s Wes Scantlin walked offstage mid-set (again), this time at a show in Dallas.
It’s my birthday tomorrow, so I’m going to have a day off from blogging – see you on the other side of 21.