By Zach Hester
(Photo by Rich Fury / Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
Welcome to this week’s Roundup, where you can check out the biggest stories in music and movies throughout the world! Here are this week’s top stories.
A24 debuts trailer for ‘High Life’
The trailer for High Life, a Claire Denis-helmed space thriller dropped last week.
The film stars Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Andre Benjamin and Mia Goth. The full trailer can be viewed below ⤵️
Netflix raises subscription price
Last week, Netflix announced that you’re going to be paying more for your subscription.
The popular streaming service announced plans to raise prices across the United States for all plans over the next three months. The most popular plan which allows for two HD streams will rise from $10.99 to $12.99 per month; the $7.99 non-HD plan will now be $8.99 and the premium option that allow for four simultaneous streams per account will rise from $13.99 to $15.99 per month.
The raise is said to push funding into Netflix’s original content that will be rolling out this year. Last Tuesday’s price hike is the fourth time that the company has raised its subscription price in the U.S., the last time was 2017.
Bands soar at iHeartRadio’s ALTer Ego
Alternative bands from across the world gathered at The Forum on Saturday for iHeartRadio’s second ALTer EGO show.
Twenty One Pilots, The Killers, Muse and many more showcased their songs to a wide audience at the venue and also via a live stream by LiveXLive.
Check out a video of Twenty One Pilots’ performance of Car Radio below ⤵️
Sen. Kamala Harris debuts mixtape for 2020
Despite most of the chatter surrounding California Senator Kamala Harris being her presidential announcement, in a more music-related story with the politician, she has released a mixtape ahead of that campaign.
The 54-year-old senator released the list of songs she enjoyed during a segment on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Check out the full video here ⤵️
Vampire Weekend to return after six years
Fans won’t have to wait much longer for new content from Vampire Weekend.
After a six-year absence, frontman Ezra Koenig took to Instagram to reveal that the band has a double album on the way with a fresh pair of songs set to drop this week.
“Personally, I think it’s a dignified pace befitting a band that’s already placed three albums in stores,” said Koenig in defense of the band’s long break. “But everyone has their own sense of time.”
Koenig went to say that the album title’s initials were “FOTB” and will include 18 songs.
- This week’s movie releases: The Kid Who Would Be King, Serenity
- This week’s recommended tracks: Light On by Maggie Rogers, Car Radio by Twenty One Pilots, Broken Clocks by SZA
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