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: new music from Arcade Fire and Gorillaz, inauguration performances, and more!
Arcade Fire release new single
Not necessarily indicative of a forthcoming album (but *fingers crossed*), Arcade Fire have dropped a new single: "I Give You Power," featuring Mavis Staples. This latest release is more funk-leaning and stripped down than the music we've come to expect from this BRU group, but it's already a welcome start to 2017!
Gorillaz drop first single in six years
Confirming all hopes that 2017 will involve returns from beloved BRU artists, Gorillaz released a political song in anticipation of today's presidential inauguration. "Hallelujah Money" is the British group's first release in six years.
BRU artists slated to play Women's March after-party
West coast indie rock groups The National and Sleater-Kinney have both signed on to perform at the official after-party for the Women's March on Washington at D.C.'s 9:30 Club. If you happen to find yourself in the capital for this eventful weekend, tickets are available through an auction on CharityBuzz.
The xx perform on Late Night
If you love the new xx single "On Hold" that we've been spinning on 95.5, British band The xx recently took the stage on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to perform two new singles off of their latest album, I See You. Check out their spine-tingling performance of "Say Something Loving" here:
Jack White opens vinyl pressing plant
For all you vinyl purists out there, Jack White's Detroit-based Third Man Records is set to open a new pressing plant next month. The energy-efficient plant will be capable of printing 5,000 records every 8 hours and the first of those will include special re-releases of classic White Stripes albums.