Katy Perry pushes release date for ‘Smile’ by two weeks

If you thought Katy’ Perry’s new album was going to make you “smile” during these not-so-summery summer days, we have some bad news for you.

On Tuesday (July 28), the pop star announced that her upcoming fifth studio record has been pushed back a few weeks back. Instead of seeing a release date of early August, Smile (also referred to as #KP5) will be released on August 28.

“Welp. I hate to throw this bad news at you like a pie in the face…but if there’s anything 2020 taught me, it’s to not get too attached to plans and be malleable,” Perry writes in a letter to fans.

“Due to unavoidable production delays, my album SMILE will now be released two weeks later on August 28 ☹”

But there’s good news. While Katycats will have to wait two full weeks for new music, Perry has unveiled plans to stay connected with her fans (until her Babycat is born) by way of Smile Sundays.

According to the singer, every Sunday, she will go live via social media for half an hour to discuss all things Smile. These Smile Sundays will include snippets of new tunes, new merchandise, and behind-the-scenes information about the record, and who knows, maybe her actor fiance may stop along for the ride.

Smile is the long-awaited follow-up to Perry’s lukewarmly received 2017 release Witness. Previously released tracks “Daisies,” “Harleys in Hawaii,” “Never Really Over,” and current single “Smile” are all featured on the forthcoming release.

Small Talk” and “Never Won White” will be featured on the album’s fan edition version as bonus tracks.

Bring Me the Horizon Postpone DVD Release Again

If you happen to be one of the many Bring Me the Horizon fans who are eagerly awaiting the release of the band’s Live At Wembley Arena DVD, then we have some bad news for you; the release date has been pushed back, again.

The band announced the news earlier today on Twitter and Facebook, but reassured their followers that the extra wait would be worth it in the end even including their recently released video for “The House of Wolves” which was also filmed during the DVD’s recording.

Last December, the band announced that the DVD/CD which features the group performing at their sold out show at Wembley Arena in London was set to be released in March of this year. March has now come and gone and the DVD still has yet to be seen.

It was then announced about two weeks ago that May 29 would be the official release date for the DVD, but as we all now know, it won’t be happening. As of now, the band are aiming for a Summer release, at least according to their social media accounts.

Modest Mouse Reschedule Album Release Date, Drop New Song

image

Modest Mouse fans, rejoice!

The band have released another new song from their highly anticipated new album, Strangers to Ourselves.

But with the good news, the band sadly had to reveal some bad news about the album. Instead of being released in early March, like they had previously announced, the new album’s released date has now been pushed back two weeks.

Instead of being released on March 3, Strangers to Ourselves will now be released on March 17 through epic records. Considering some fans have been waiting eight years for a new album, what’s another two weeks, right? Plus, that will also be the day they are scheduled to perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

To soften the blow of the news, the indie band have released their third single from the upcoming new record, a song titled “The Best Song” which can be heard below. Previously, they debuted lead single “Lampshade on Fire” on the radio and released their second single, “Coyotes” with a cute video of a coyote riding a train.

STRANGERS TO OURSELVES TRACKLIST:

1. “Strangers to Ourselves”
2. “Lampshades on Fire”
3. “Shit in Your Cut”
4. “Pistol (A. Cunanan, Miami, FL. 1996)”
5. “Ansel”
6. “The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box”
7. “Coyotes”
8. “Pups to Dust”
9. “Sugar Boats”
10. “Wicked Campaign”
11. “Be Brave”
12. “God is an Indian and You’re an Asshole”
13. “The Tortoise and the Tourist”
14. “The Best Room”
15. “Of Course We Know”

Katy Perry Announces New Album

katy-perry

Katy Perry has now joined the ranks of stars who have done something different when announcing the release of her new album.

Remember those good old days when some performers would  go on music award shows (the good ones) wearing clothing which announced a new album and when it was coming out?

Well, that time has come and gone with technology, but it looks like the “California Girls” has decided to take the simplest method of revealing when her new album will be released as well as its name. Yesterday afternoon, a gold 18-wheeler was seen driving around Los Angeles announcing that her new album, Prism, would be released on October 22.

When one of her Katy-Kats took to Twitter to ask about the semi, the pop star acknowledged the semi, and revealed that it would be making stops in other cities, but that was about all the information she was willing to reveal. She did, however, encourage her legion of fans to take snap shots of the glittery truck as it passed by them.

Prism will be Perry’s “official” third album if you’re not counting the reissue of 2010’s Teenage Dreams. Teenage Dreams went on to tie Michael Jackson’s Bad for the record for most chart-topping singles from the same album and included the like of “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” “E.T.” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”.

This week has been a very good week for the pop star with her new movie, The Smurfs 2 (she voices Smurfette in case you are living under a rock or are the majority of people that didn’t go see it), hitting theaters tomorrow as well news breaking that she did some guest backing vocals on Britney Spears’ song, “Ooh La La” which will be featured on the soundtrack.

All in all, good week, Katy-Kats, good week.

Nine Inch Nails Stream New Song

nine-inch-nails-4dd44596db394

Nine Inch Nails announced earlier this week that the rumors of them releasing a new song were indeed true and here it is already. The song, “Came Back Haunted,” will be featured on their new album which has officially gotten a titled and a release date. The album will be titled, Hesitation Marks and will hit stores on September 3.

Oh and if that news wasn’t enough, they have also announced that they will be heading out on a North American tour. Tour dates can be seen below as well as their new song.

TOUR DATES: 

Sep.28   St. Paul, MN          Xcel Energy Center
Sep.30  Kansas City, MO     Sprint Center
Oct. 1   St. Louis, MO          Chaifetz Arena
Oct. 3   Montréal, QC          Centre Bell
Oct. 4   Toronto, ON            Air Canada Centre
Oct. 5   Cleveland, OH         Wolstein Center
Oct. 7   Auburn Hills, MI       The Palace of Auburn Hills
Oct. 8   Pittsburgh, PA          Petersen Events Center
Oct.11   Boston, MA             TD Garden
Oct.14   Brooklyn, NY           Barclays Center
Oct.15   Newark, NJ              Prudential Center
Oct.18   Washington, DC      Verizon Center
Oct.19   University Park, PA   Bryce Jordan Center
Oct.21   Raleigh, NC             PNC Arena
Oct.22   Nashville, TN           Bridgestone Arena
Oct.24   Atlanta, GA              Philips Arena
Oct.30   Sunrise, FL              BB&T Center
Oct.31   Orlando, FL             Amway Center
Nov. 5   San Antonio, TX       AT&T Center
Nov. 8   Los Angeles, CA       Staples Center
Nov. 9   Phoenix, AZ             US Airways Center
Nov.11   El Paso, TX              Don Haskins Center
Nov.13   Broomfield, CO        1st Bank Center
Nov.15   Las Vegas, NV          The Joint
Nov.16   Las Vegas, NV          The Joint
Nov.18   Portland, OR            Rose Garden Arena
Nov.19   Spokane, WA           Spokane Arena
Nov.21   Vancouver, BC          Rogers Arena
Nov.22   Seattle, WA              KeyArena
Nov.24   Edmonton, AB           Rexall Place
Nov.25   Calgary, AB              Scotiabank Saddledome

Fall Out Boy Move Up Album Release After Jimmy Kimmel

Save Rock and Roll

Last night, Fall Out Boy made their return to the night show circuit when they appeared on Jimmy Kimmel live to perform their new song, My Songs Know What You You Did in the Dark (Light ’em Up). This appearance marks the first time that they  performed on television since the announcement of their impending indefinite hiatus back in 2009.

Dressed in glow in the dark skeleton suits, the band gave fans in the audience a touch of what to expect on their upcoming Save Rock and Roll Tour which starts in May. After their performance on the show, the band instantly headed to their Tumblr to announce late breaking news; the band had decided that they couldn’t hold onto the album for much longer and moved up the release date for it. Instead of the album making its appearance on shelves on May 6, it will now be ready for fans to pick up on April 16.

The band released the following statement on their Tumblr (and Facebook) page late last night:

Fall Out Boy Tumblr

Until then, you can watch the Jimmy Kimmel Live performance to get ready: