Published Oct 15, 2011Despite the long Thanksgiving long weekend, it was a big week for Canadian music, with several of the country's major players revealing some exciting new release plans. Here's are just some of the stories that graced our news pages this week.
First off, Vancouver psych masters Black Mountain revealed their "post-apocalyptic surf film" soundtrack. Frontman Steve McBean shed some details to Exclaim! about the project, as well as discussed what's next for his Pink Mountaintops.
Not to be outdone, Calgary's much-loved Chad VanGaalen unveiled that he has a whopping 11 new albums in the bag. He'll be selling cassette versions of the releases on his upcoming Canadian tour, with plans to release the records on both the Flemish Eye and Sub Pop websites as well.
Then there were big album announcements from Tegan and Sara, who announced their live CD/DVD pacakge Get Along; Kathleen Edwards, who unveiled her Voyageur LP; and Metric, who are scoring David Cronenberg's new film. Also on the Canadian front, Ian Blurton opened up to Exclaim! about the end of C'mon.
In more international news, the Black Keys launched a hilarious viral campaign for a new album and later confirmed that they will be returning with El Camino, Liam Gallagher has teamed up with director Michael Winterbottom for a new Beatles movie and Big Boi struck a plea deal for those embarrassing drug charges against him.
Finally, Rick Ross forced an airplane to make an emergency landing after he had a seizure and lost consciousness while on board, and Television Personalities' Dan Treacy landed in a coma after an as-yet-unrevealed incident.