New and Forthcoming in Genre: A 33 1/3 Series

This month we have two new books joining Genre: A 33 1/3 Series: Math Rock and Neue Deutsche Welle. Keep reading to find out more about each book. Plus, we can finally reveal some of the forthcoming books that we’re releasing in the series following our open call last summer.

New in the series this week:

Math Rock

Math rock sounds like blueprints look: exact, precise, architectural. This trance-like progressive metal music with indie rock and jazz influences has been captivating and challenging listeners for decades.

This is the first book-length look at the global phenomenon. Containing interviews with prominent musicians, producers, and critics spanning the globe, Math Rock will delight longtime fans while also serving as a primer for those who want to delve deeper. It shows why and how an intellectually complex, largely faceless, and almost entirely instrumental form of music has been capturing the attention of listeners for 50 years—and counting.

Neue Deutsche Welle

Neue Deutsche Welle (NDW), or “German New Wave,” was made extraordinarily popular in the 1970s and 1980s by the likes of Nena’s “99 Luftballoons” and Trio’s “Da Da Da”—and then left as quickly as it came.

This book examines the flash-in-the-pan Neue Deutsche Welle movement—its history, importance to youth rebellion in Germany and beyond, and ultimate (re)appropriation by the mainstream establishment.

Coming soon…

Many thanks to all of you who have submitted a proposal for Genre: A 33 1/3 Series last summer. We can finally announce some of the new books that will be upcoming in the series. You can look forward to seeing these books in print beginning Spring of 2025!:

Bollywood by Shwetant Kumar
Tropicália by Ana Leorne
Noise Music by Natalie Marlin
20th Century Ambient by Dusty Henry
Neo-Soul by Matthew Allen
1970s Jazz Fusion by Matthew Reed Baker
Midwest Emo by Will Hagle
Plunderphonics by Matthew Blackwell
Minimalist Music by George Grella
Pub Rock by Mark Wilkerson
Alterlatino by Javier A. Rodríguez-Camacho
Musique Concrète by Christian Kriticos
Queercore by Audrey Golden

More info:

Find out more about the Genre series and the currently available books, here.
Want to submit a proposal? Find out how here.

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