The publishing world:
Are you ready for all of these new releases?:
There were also some gorgeous cover reveals:
In other news:
- Marvel revealed the cast of ‘New Warriors’, including who’s playing Squirrel Girl.
- Rebecca Sky announced the new title of her June 2018 release will be ‘Arrowheart’
- Giovanna Fletcher unveiled the title and cover of her next novel, ‘Some Kind of Wonderful’, which is being released on November 16th.
- Chapter 5 Books stepped up their proof game once again, producing beautifully shiny ARCs of ‘The Beast’s Heart’ by Leife Shallcross.
- Louise O’Neill‘s ‘Asking For It’ is being brought to the stage…
- …and George R.R. Martin is adapting Nnedi Okorafor‘s ‘Who Fears Death’ for HBO.
The music industry:
I could only find a couple of new releases this week:
But there was so much new music:
Waterparks showed that they’re ‘Gloom Boys’ through and through:
Neck Deep are suffering from ‘Motion Sickness’:
PVRIS finally officially released ‘Half’:
While Kesha‘s proud to be a ‘Woman’:
And Selena Gomez revealed she has a ‘Fetish’:
As well as these, there were new releases from Falling in Reverse, Manchester Orchestra, Lights, Garbage, Andrew Belle, Goldfinger, Avenged Sevenfold, Far From Alaska, American Football, Gogol Bordello, Royal Blood, Hands Like Houses, Our Last Night, Mutemath, Hot Water Music, Comeback Kid, Beartooth, Ocean Grove, The Gospel Youth and A Summer High. You can also check out Arcade Fire‘s cover of ‘Green Light’, which they performed in BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge.
Are you ready for all of these tour announcements?:
- The Smith Street Band are being joined by The Flatliners and Astronautalis for their North American tour, taking place in August.
- Hawthorne Heights announced their Australian tour, at which they’ll be performing both ‘If Only You Were Lonely’ and ‘The Silence in Black and White’ in full. Support comes from River Oaks, Sienna Skies and Spitalfield, and the bands will be down under during August and September.
- In September, State Champs are hitting the road with Homesafe, Sleep On It and Bearings for ‘The Road to Riot Fest’ tour.
- Mystery Jets have announced their ‘Jetrospective’ September shows: five dates at The Garage in London, playing a different album in full each night.
- Slaves are touring the US with Secrets in September.
- Amber Run are playing shows across the UK in September and October, with support from Seafret.
- Metro Station will be celebrating the ten-year anniversary of their self-titled debut album with a huge US tour throughout September and October. Support comes from Assuming We Survive, Avion Roe and Lancifer.
- The Xcerts are headlining shows across the UK during September and October.
- The Menzingers are touring North America in September and October.
- Marilyn Manson will be playing shows across the US throughout September and October.
- Still Remains are returning to the UK in October, for their first shows on our shores in almost a decade. Support comes from Carcer City and Wars.
- Less Than Jake are touring Southwest America in October. Support comes from Red City Radio and Protagonist.
- Echosmith are touring the US with Banners during October and November.
- Australians Make Them Suffer are playing shows across the UK and Europe during October and November. Support comes from Cursed Earth and Novelists.
- Queens of the Stone Age have added a second London date to their November UK tour.
- Highly Suspect announced that they’ll be returning to the UK at the start of 2018, playing a string of shows in January and February.
- Fall Out Boy are taking the ‘Mania’ to Australia for four dates in February and March. Support comes from WMX.
There were so many album announcements, they deserve their own section:
- The Hunna revealed they were releasing a deluxe edition of ‘100’ THE SAME DAY that they released it. Way to give us some notice, fellas.
- Nine Inch Nails new EP, ‘Add Violence’, is being released on July 21st…
- …the same day that Lana Del Rey is releasing highly anticipated fifth full-length album, ‘Lust For Life‘.
- Burns Like Fire‘s next EP, ‘Always in Trouble’, is being released digitally on August 10th. If you want a physical copy, you’ll have to wait a little longer: they won’t be available until September 30th.
- Stray From the Path are releasing ‘Only Death is Real’ on September 8th.
- Seaway‘s next album, ‘Vacation’, is hitting the shelves on September 15th. Based on new track ‘Apartment’, it’s going to be just as fun as their previous releases.
- Sleeping With Sirens revealed their next album, ‘Gossip’, will be released on September 22nd. They also released the first song from the album, ‘Legends’.
- Also on September 22nd, Circa Survive will be releasing ‘The Amulet’ via Hopeless Records. First single, ‘Lustration’, is available now.
- Echosmith‘s second album, ‘Inside a Dream’, is hitting shelves on September 29th. Check out the first single, ‘Goodbye’, here.
- Citizen‘s third album, ‘As You Please’, is finally being released on October 6th. Listen to ‘Jet’ here for an idea of what to expect.
In other news:
- It’s been reported that Adrenaline Mob‘s bassist, David Zablidowsky, passed away in a fatal van crash this week. RIP.
- It seems that Cassadee Pope and Rian Dawson have ended their engagement. Sad times 🙁
- Chris Messer, frontman of Showoff, has started his own record label called Dodgeball Records.
- New York’s Webster Hall is closing down indefinitely for renovations.
- The Dangerous Summer announced their reunion…
- …as did Just Surrender. Exciting times!
- I Prevail‘s debut album outsold Avenged Sevenfold‘s ‘The Stage’. Does this prove I Prevail are brilliant, or that secret album releases are a terrible idea? Maybe we should ask Beyoncé.
- Holding Absence have signed with Raw Power Management…
- …and after their van broke down and they were forced to cancel their show in Glasgow, they decided to spontaneously announce a show in Hull in its stead. Good job, boys.
- Beach Weather went on hiatus.
- Makeout signed with Rise Records and released ‘Crazy‘, their first song for the label…
- …as did Blindwish…
- …and Sevendust, who will be releasing their 12th album with the label. Now THAT’S crazy!
- Meanwhile, Bully signed to Sub Pop Records for their second album…
- …and Life Lessons joined forces with Triple Crown/You Did This Records.
- The All-American Rejects are playing at a fan’s wedding after a crazy Twitter challenge.
- Jorge Herrera quit The Casualties after 27 years, but the band are continuing.
- Thou stopped an assault and scared off an attacker. Now THAT’S rock ‘n’ roll.
- Dallon Weekes (Panic! at the Disco, The Brobecks) and Ryan Seaman‘s (ex-Falling in Reverse) new band, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me, played their first headline show this week…
- …while Taking Back Sunday played an extremely intimate secret show in New York…
- …and Tyson Ritter of The All-American Rejects performed with a string quartet at Emo Nite LA. SO MUCH FOMO.
- Fort Fest was cancelled. Boo 🙁
- In the most WTF news of the week, a policeman joined in on percussion during a Slipknot cover band’s set. AMAZING!
- Finally, PVRIS were revealed as this month’s Rock Sound cover stars. Check out their gorgeous covers below:
I hope you enjoyed this week’s WTF Did I Miss This Week? See you next week, for more news and updates.