The Wrap-Up: This Week in Music + 12 Cuts
The Wrap-Up brings you the 5 largest music news stories of the week, as well as information about new album and music video releases. This week: a tour announcement, a re-release of a classic, a band lineup shakeup, and more!
Radiohead’s OK Computer reissue to feature unreleased tracks
In late June, Radiohead will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of their killer third album OK Computer with a reissue of the record. The reissue, called OKNOTOK, will feature three of the band’s unreleased tracks (including the much-discussed “Lift”) and eight B-sides. To promote the reissue, the band launched a revamped version of their 1997 website, and stocked it with new uploads of cover artist Stanley Donwood and vocalist Thom Yorke’s artwork. Pre-order OKNOTOK here!
Linkin Park announce tour
Get ready, North America, because Linkin Park are coming to town. To promote their upcoming album One More Light, the band will take to the road, kicking things off July 27th in Mansfield, MA. Check out their tour schedule for some rad opening acts and collaborations with bands like blink-182 and Machine Gun Kelly (and sign up for presale tickets here!). One More Light will be released May 19th, Linkin Park’s first release since 2014’s The Hunting Party.
Band of Horses lose bassist and guitarist
After a ten-year run as a successful rock group and a Grammy nod in 2010, Band of Horses have found themselves short a bassist and a guitarist within a few hours. Tyler Ramsey (guitar) and Bill Reynolds (bass) posted via social media on Tuesday that each would be leaving the group to pursue new avenues. Ramsey mentioned a solo career, while Reynolds seemed more open to adventure. The band will still continue on its summer tour, though no word has been given concerning replacements for the two. At least we can listen to “The Funeral” and cry together about it.
Paramore release funky new song, “Told You So”
“Told You So”, the second single from Paramore’s upcoming fifth LP After Laughter, premiered with a music video on Wednesday. The album’s lead single “Hard Times” was released last month with the announcement of the record. With the return of drummer Zac Farro to the team, the track is a cool sound for the band. Look for the band’s performance at Riot Fest in Chicago later this year.
Recording studio to be included in Obama Presidential Center
Barack Obama’s Presidential Center has a new, music-related announcement. The campus of the Obama Presidential Center, which is set to be located in Chicago’s Jackson Park, will feature a recording studio among its attractions. Envisioned as a place where the president would invite artists to jam and talk about the social implications of their work, the studio is a modern touch for the upcoming Obama Center.