Published Jul 28, 2012It's that time again when we look back at the week in news and help you make sense of it all. So here are just some of the week's top stories.
With labels starting to nail down their fall release schedules, it was another big week for Canadian album announcements. Not only did we learn about a new album from Dan Snaith's Caribou side-project Daphni, but we got announcements of records from Mac DeMarco, Danko Jones, Rah Rah and Moon King. Plus, Sloan gave us some choice details on what we can expect from their lavish Twin Removed vinyl box set.
Also on the Canadian front, Vancouver post-hardcore heroes Sparkmarker revealed they are reuniting for what so far appears to be one show only. Also, New Order announced their first Canadian concert in over a decade.
Then, in news that will surely have vinyl fans more than a little pleased, classic Aphex Twin albums ...I Care Because You Do and Richard D. James Album are finally coming back to wax, while '90s grunge supergroup Mad Season revealed that they are currently working with Mark Lanegan for a new album.
Finally, in some more bad news concerning Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe, the band had to cancel their entire North American tour due to the singer's detainment and ongoing bail troubles in the Czech Republic over manslaughter charges.