Published Jun 01, 2013With 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.