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 throwback, a baseball game, and a tribute to a dead gorilla (oh, my!).
CHVRCHES dedicate song to Harambe
Ah, Harambe—the gorilla who was killed by Cincinnati zookeepers when a child tumbled into his enclosure this May, inciting widespread outrage. While the flames of the media firestorm surrounding Harambe’s death grew, Internet users found a way to keep the gorilla’s memory alive: memes. What better way to send a silverback off to that jungle in the sky than to immortalize him in an image macro? All summer, satirical memorials to Harambe have ruled the Internet, and now Scottish band CHVRCHES is getting in on the action. During the group’s set at Reading festival, multi-instrumentalist Martin Doherty kicked off a performance of “Under The Tide” with a quick homage to the gorilla. Watch below, pay your respects to the late, great Harambe, and check out CHVRCHES at Lupo’s this month!
Twenty one pilots win VMA, match chart feat
Twenty one pilots’ record-smashing year just keeps getting better. This week, the duo notched two singles in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 chart—a feat previously achieved by only two other rock acts, Elvis and The Beatles. What’s more, TOP won their first Video Music Award when the music video for “Heathens” snagged Best Rock Video! Watch the award-winning video below. Wanna catch twenty one pilots' show in Providence this January? Check out our Labor Day ticket giveaway!
Flume releasing new EP
Love Flume’s latest album, Skin? This week, the Australian producer announced that he’ll be releasing a companion EP of music written concurrently to the songs from Skin. Skin Companion EP I will be released as a 12-inch vinyl on November 25th, and is, according to Flume, the first of multiple companion discs to come! Check out previews of four Skin Companion tracks here.
Death Cab for Cutie releasing tape for Cassette Store Day
Cassette Store Day is coming up, and, in a fitting contribution to the dated medium, Death Cab for Cutie is releasing a cassette of their 2001 LP The Photo Album. Looking to whet your nostalgia with old DCFC tunes on the format you used to love? Dust off your cassette player and pick up The Photo Album on October 8th!
Jack White plays in celebrity baseball game
This week in Random Things Jack White Does: the eccentric rocker played in a celebrity baseball game with a team comprised of members of his label, Third Man Records. The game took place at the University of North Alabama, and was part of an annual showcase thrown by Alabama designer Billy Reid. No word yet on whether White won.