AroarA's Debut Full-Length Reveal, Sloan's Solo-Sided Album Plans and Peter Gabriel's Star-Studded Tribute Lead Our News Roundup

AroarA's Debut Full-Length Reveal, Sloan's Solo-Sided Album Plans and Peter Gabriel's Star-Studded Tribute Lead Our News Roundup
As we count down the final days of July, we're back as always with our news roundup. To get back up to speed on the week that was, here are just some of the stories that graced our news pages this week.

First off, there was a lot to report this week on music happenings up here north of the border. Not only did the latest BSS offshoot AroarA announce their debut album and a Canadian tour, but Sloan finally revealed that they will be making a solo-sided double album — something that's been hinted at for years.

Then there was KEN Mode rolling out a full-on Canadian tour with Full of Hell, Drake and J. Cole getting wrapped up in a controversy over some lyrics concerning autism (which both rappers have since apologized for), and Neko Case letting it slip that New Pornographers' latest album is nearly complete.

On the more international front, Peter Gabriel finally announced his star-studded covers album featuring the likes of Arcade Fire, Feist, Bon Iver and Lou Reed, All Pig Must Die spoke to us all about their new LP Nothing Violates This Nature, OMD had to cancel their tour after drummer Malcolm Holmes suffered heat exhaustion, and Sufjan Stevens added to our Beefs 2013 series by hating on Savages' typography.