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 horror film by a rock star, a *creepy* music video, and an extended tour!
Green Day expand tour
Cage the Elephant release music video for "Cold Cold Cold"
On Thursday, Kentucky rockers Cage the Elephant released a video for the third single from their 2015 album Tell Me I'm Pretty, "Cold Cold Cold." The song is already pretty dark, but the video takes its creepy factor to a whole new level. Watch above, and catch Cage the Elephant at Boston Calling in May!
Trailer for St. Vincent's horror film released
Just when we thought St. Vincent couldn't get any cooler, the indie singer-songwriter-guitarist-etc. showcased another talent of hers: filmmaking. St. Vincent (real name: Annie Clark) is one of four female directors whose pieces will premiere at Sundance as the four-part horror anthology XX, and the film's trailer dropped this week! Clark's contribution, The Birthday Party, is her directorial debut. From the looks of it, it's bound to be great (and terrifying. Solid combination).
Spoon announce new album
Spoon are at it again! This week, the veteran indie rockers revealed in an interview with SiriusXM that their ninth album, Hot Thoughts, will be out sometime in March. Unfortunately, the band hasn't divulged much else; on Wednesday, the band posted a picture of performance equipment with the caption, "This much we can reveal: The next album's got amps on it." However (and whenever) it turns out, Hot Thoughts is bound to be rad!
Grimes starts art-themed Instagram account
This week, synthpop darling Grimes launched a second Instagram account entirely devoted to artwork! The account will feature both fan art and Grimes originals (the multi-talented Canadian musician is known for creating her own album art!). Check out what Grimes had to say about the account above.
yo making a new insta for visual art --> @grimesartofficial where i will post my own illustrations but prob mostly sick fan art like this. tag that account w art if u want me to post. -------this one is by @kumbricwitch /-- im sad show posters r kind of an obsolete medium w promotions on the internet these days but i just love fonts illustrations and music uniting in an image and i love having memories of shows. looove this poster anyway, i get so much incredible art all the time from y'all, but i don't want to spam people on my main account so u can check stuff out at @grimesartofficial