Boards of Canada's Road to 'Tomorrow's Harvest,' Braids' Sophomore Album and Sloan's Murderecords Celebration in Our News Roundup

Boards of Canada's Road to 'Tomorrow's Harvest,' Braids' Sophomore Album and Sloan's Murderecords Celebration in Our News Roundup
With the weekend here once again, so too is Exclaim!'s news roundup, which is packed full of this week's top stories. So have a look at the week that was below.

Now that Daft Punk have released their new album, the world has been focusing its attention even more closely on another electronic duo: Boards of Canada. And this week they gave us plenty. Not only did the pair host a listening party in the middle of the desert, but they let Exclaim! in on one as well. Over here, you can read our track-by-track preview of Tomorrow's Harvest, and come Monday (June 3), you'll be able to hear it for yourself.

Of course, there was tons of non-BoC news this week as well. In Canada, we once again had several summer festival announcements, including Calgary's X-Fest, Edmonton's Sonic Boom and Dundas, ON's Greenbelt Harvest Picnic. In a similar vein, Sloan announced they will be playing Toronto's NXNE, where they'll celebrate 21 years of Murderecords by playing their Peppermint EP in full, releasing a 7-inch reissue package and putting out Super Friendz' Mock Up, Scale Down on vinyl for the very first time. Also up north, Braids unveiled their sophomore effort Flourish // Perish.

In other news, Damon Albarn revealed he will be releasing a solo album, Nine Inch Nails signed to Columbia for a new record (which is actually already done), Bon Iver's Justin Vernon re-teamed with the Volcano Choir, and Big Boi messed up his knee, causing him to postpone a pile of tour dates with Killer Mike.

Last but not least, Stone Temple Pilot decided to sue their now former singer Scott Weiland — a move they went to great lengths to try to explain.