Written by Eveline Liu. 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: announcements of music to come, a BRU favorite on SNL, a music festival lineup, and more!
The 1975 to release new music in 2017
Although it's been less than a year since The 1975 has released an album, frontman Matt Healy posted a mysterious tweet this week that hinted at new music. It's not the first time the English band has posted something cryptic, either. Before the release of their second album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It, the band temporarily deleted their entire social media presence.
New The 1975 - 2017— matty (@Truman_Black) September 29, 2016
Spotify in talks to acquire SoundCloud
While streaming website SoundCloud is struggling (they faced a $44 million loss in 2014), Spotify reached 40 million paid subscribers this month, a 10 million subscriber jump from March 2016—and far ahead of rival Apple Music's 17 million users. Acquiring SoundCloud could potentially put Spotify yet another step in front of its competitors, and could change the face of music streaming itself.
twenty one pilots to perform on Saturday Night Live
Mark your calendars for October 8th, because for the first time, twenty one pilots will take the SNL stage. As if the night couldn't get any better, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will be hosting!
on October 8th your band takes the most famous stage in television. incredibly honored. pic.twitter.com/wacimOdxxH— twenty one pilots (@twentyonepilots) September 28, 2016
The Maine hosting 10th anniversary festival
The Maine has announced the lineup for 8123 Fest, which will be held in January to celebrate the band's tenth anniversary. The Summer Set, Beach Weather, the Technicolors and more will be joining The Maine in Phoenix, AZ for three days of music and nostalgia. Grab tickets here.
MGMT to return in 2017, for real this time
The Connecticut band had intended to make a comeback in 2016, even issuing a tweet last Christmas that "2016 is the year MGMT re-dominates your mind hole," but with only three months left on the year, it looks like they spoke too soon. This week, the band tweeted again that they "meant to say...2017."
Meant to say MGMT re-dominates your mind hole in *2017— MGMT (@whoisMGMT) September 27, 2016