Published Aug 13, 2011As we welcome the weekend again with open arms (and some tired, typed-out fingers), Exclaim! has again sifted through the week in news to present you with our roundup. So if want to catch up on what you may have missed, keep on reading, reader.
First up, the dust has begun to settle following last week's news that Alexisonfire are calling it quits. We were quickly greeted with the rumour that the band's Wade MacNeil had joined British hardcore titans Gallows (pictured), only to have the gossip confirmed a few days later. But MacNeil isn't the only one staying busy post-Alexis, as Dallas Green shed more light on the breakup, explaining why tensions were building in the now-defunct outfit and how he'll now strictly be focusing on wearing his heart on his sleeve with City and Colour.
Meanwhile, it was a good week for our Beefs 2011 thanks to Steve Albini, who had some less than kind words for Odd Future. But not one to shy away from controversy, the hip-hop troupe's Tyler, the Creator had some choice words of his own for Albini as well.
This week, we also got wrapped up in a Sigur Rós mystery thanks to some vague video post, which we later learned is teaser for a new film about the band. And then there was news of Andrew Bird getting a documentary of his own, while Gobble Gobble announced a name change and album, Mayhem's bassist booked himself a exorcism and Justice announced their long-awaited sophomore album Audio, Video, Disco.
In more Canadian music news, the Halifax Pop Explosion revealed its initial lineup and Vancouver punk duo Nü Sensae landed themselves a deal with Suicide Squeeze.
Last but not least, Joe Yamanaka of psych rock legends Flower Travellin' Band passed away, and so did electronic music pioneer Conrad Schnitzler.