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: AMAs performances by some BRU favorites, a record label switch, and tons of new music!
Coldplay announce new music
Just when we thought Coldplay were done making music, the British rock band announced Monday that they're working on new songs. The new release will be called the Kaleidoscope EP, and it’s due out sometime next year. This comes after the extension of Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams Tour, which will run until the end of next year.
Hello everyone, we're working on some new songs for next year. It's called the Kaleidoscope ep. We hope you're well, love cm #KaleidoscopeEP— Coldplay (@coldplay) November 21, 2016
Twenty One Pilots and Green Day make waves at the AMAs
American punk band Green Day rocked the American Music Awards Sunday night, performing their recent single “Bang Bang.” Their performance included a surprise anti-Trump chant during the interlude. Twenty One Pilots also performed, playing “Heathens” and “Stressed Out.” The Ohio duo won the awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group and Favorite Alternative Artist.
Vampire Weekend sign with new record label for fourth album
New music from Vampire Weekend is in the works, and the band has signed with New York-based Columbia Records to release it. All three of their previous albums have been released under XL Recordings, an English indie label. The new album, which will be the first music from the New York City rockers since 2013’s Modern Vampires of the City, is set to be released sometime next year.
The xx debut new single on SNL
On Saturday night, along with playing new single “On Hold,” English band The xx debuted another song from their upcoming album I See You. The song is called “I Dare You," and the new album is set for release on January 13. Watch the performance here.
Elohim releases music video
This week, Exposure artist Elohim shared the video for her song “Hallucinating,” directed by Mega Park. The video, which features a young girl as the protagonist, has an artful and vibrant color scheme. Check it out above!