September’s officially upon us. In two weeks I’m going to have moved into my university halls, and I have NO IDEA how I’m going to deal with that. I’ve been struggling to motivate myself to blog for the last couple of months, so with a distraction like that I think this place is going down the drain…
Haha, but enough of that bright and optimistic chat! Let’s get on with the news, and catch you up on what you’ve missed this week:
The publishing world:
Do you have enough books on your shelf? Too bad, because there are more new releases:
Just one cover reveal:
In other news:
- The identity of the author of ‘My Immortal’, an infamous piece of Harry Potter fanfiction, was revealed. It was written by Rose Christo, who’s releasing a memoir soon.
- Emery Lord revealed that she’s pregnant…
- …as did Maggie Hall. Congratulations are in order!
- Bloomsbury Kids revealed that they’re publishing five more books by Renee Watson.
- Meanwhile, Lauren Magaziner‘s ‘Pilfer Academy’ has been optioned by Nickelodeon. Exciting!
The music industry:
Not as many new releases as the past couple of weeks:
But still a lot of new music:
Sam Smith is ‘Too Good at Goodbyes’:
Green Day think you’re ‘Too Dumb to Die’:
While Architects are counting down the minutes until ‘Doomsday’:
Also released this week, new tracks from Foo Fighters, New Found Glory, Sleeping With Sirens, Taylor Swift, We The Kings, Zayn, Comeback Kid, Counterparts, Manchester Orchestra, Mutemath, Prawn and Stray From the Path.
If your calendar isn’t already full, check out these tour announcements:
- Arcane Roots are playing an intimate acoustic show in London on September 16th.
- Enter Shikari are performing (and signing) copies of their new album, ‘The Spark’, at selected stores across the UK towards the end of September.
- We Came As Romans are headlining shows across the US from September to October. Support comes from The Word Alive and Escape the Fate.
- Joyce Manor and Wavves are teaming up for a US co-headline tour during October and November. Support comes from Culture Abuse and French Vanilla.
- Throughout November and December, Suicide Silence are celebrating the ten-year anniversary of ‘The Cleansing’ by playing shows across America. Support comes from Upon A Burning Body, Winds of Plague, Slaughter to Prevail and Prison.
- The Front Bottoms are returning to the UK in February, with support from The Smith Street Band and Brick + Mortar.
- While The Script have announced a UK arena tour throughout February.
A few more album announcements:
- St. Vincent‘s new album, ‘Masseducation’, is being released on October 13th.
- Slipknot‘s ‘Day of the Gusano’ – a whole live show, and a film directed by M. Shawn Crahan (aka Clown) – is being released on October 20th.
- Deaf Havana are releasing a reworked version of ‘All These Countless Nights’ on October 27th…
- …the same date that The Used will release their 17-track album, ‘The Canyon’.
- Like Moths to Flames fourth album, ‘Dark Divine’, is hitting the shelves on November 3rd…
- …the same date that Sleep On It are releasing their debut album, ‘Overexposed’.
In other news:
- Both Troy Gentry and Don Williams passed away. RIP.
- All four members of Decapitated were arrested for kidnapping. WTF?
- Ryan Knowles left Capsize.
- Sharptooth have signed to Pure Noise Records.
- Capstan and Summer Wars signed to the newly launched Adventure Cat Records.
- Noodles is rejoining The Offspring on tour.
- Chance the Rapper has announced a $2.2million fund for schools throughout Chicago.
- Filth decided to change their band name. They’re now Lacuna Common (which is far easier to Google).
- Sadly, Bad Seed Rising decided to call it a day.