Published May 29, 2010With another work week all wrapped up and put to rest, we're back with Exclaim!'s News Round-Up. Here are just a few of the stories that grabbed our headlines this week.
First off, Arcade Fire mania. In a single week, the band revealed their first upcoming non-festival date in Toronto, wreaked havoc on the Internet with the leak of their new single, and then topped it all off with the announcement of their new full-length, The Suburbs. Oh, and somewhere in there a group of Ottawa high school students set off on their own Arcade Fire-inspired stage play. Yep, everything hits at once.
In other news, M.I.A. got mighty mad at a New York Times article and took revenge by tweeting the writer's phone number, How to Destroy Angels are releasing their debut EP as a free download, NOFX's Fat Mike shed some long-delayed light on his controversial urine incident, and Slipknot bassist Paul Gray passed away.
We also had Buried Inside giving us the scoop on their breakup, while the Canadian Music Wiki announced its official launch.
And to end off on a little WTF: Did Ian Astbury just join Boris?