ICYMI: This week in music – July 29

Father John Misty teases a new album, Paramore get nostalgic and a heavy metal legend touring as a hologram. Here’s what you may have missed this week.

New Father John Misty on the way

Father John Misty, the indie-folk project of Josh Tillman, doesn’t seem to be taking a break. Tillman told his Sydney Metro Theatre crowd that he’ll start mixing the album next week, for release next year. His latest album, Pure Comedy, came out in April.

Purity Ring’s Shrine

Canadian synthpop duo Purity Ring have released Asido, their first new music since 2015. The release coincides with the 5th anniversary of their 2012 debut album Shrines.

The band’s Twitter announcement suggested the track is unlikely to feature on an album.

Shrines received positive reviews and the single Fineshrine landed #85 on triple j’s hottest 100 in 2012.

Twelve years of All We Know Is Falling

Another band celebrating the anniversary of a debut album is Paramore. All We Know Is Falling, from the Tennessee pop punk rockers Paramore turned 12 this week. The band took a trip back in time, posting some old photos on Twitter.

Vocalist, Hayley Williams also reminisced.

Paramore have released five albums, featured on the soundtrack to the first Twilight movie and scored their first #1 album with 2013’s Self Titled. They released their fifth and most recent album After Laughter in May this year. Take a trip back to where it all began for the band with their first single Pressure.

Charli XCX releases new single

Charli XCX dropped her latest release Number 1 Angel in March, but she’s already recorded a new song titled Boys. Directed by the singer/songwriter, the video to Boys features cameos from a bunch of male musicians (60, to be exact) doing “sexy stuff”.

She went on BBC Radio 1 to explain the inspiration behind the video.

The heavy stuff

American melodeath band, The Black Dahlia Murder, will release their eighth album this year. In an interview with webzine Agorophobic News, guitarist Brian Eschbach broke the news that the October 6 release will be titled Nightbringers. The band teased the album cover this week.

The band also debuted a new song on the Summer Slaughter tour.

The Black Dahlia Murder’s last album, Abysmal was released in 2015.

Even though Ronnie James Dio succumbed to stomach cancer in 2010, you can still experience a live show from the metal icon. Dio will tour in hologram form with his former band mates, playing dates worldwide. Australian dates are yet to be announced, but promoters have confirmed the experience will visit Australia. With a career spanning over five decades, Dio fronted Rainbow, Black Sabbath and his solo band Dio. He was inducted into the Hall Of Heavy Metal History earlier this year. For those curious about what a hologram performance looks like, take a look below.

Another metal legend, Iron Maiden front-man Bruce Dickinson, publishes his autobiography on October 19. What Does This Button Do?covers Bruce’s childhood, his entry into Iron Maiden and his battle with tongue cancer in 2015.

Bruce joined Iron Maiden in 1982, replacing original vocalist Paul Di’Anno. His first album with Maiden, The Number Of The Beast, is regarded as one of the greatest metal albums of all time. He left the band in 1993, but rejoined in 1999. In 2015, it was revealed that Bruce was undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. He made a full recovery later that year. – Compiled from online sources by Ben Rochlin

Top photo from Father John Misty’s Facebook.

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