Published May 15, 2010Following another busy week in the Exclaim! news department, we're back with our round-up to help you make sense of it all.
First up, musical mad scientist Chad VanGaalen shared his new album plans with Exclaim! and we're happy to report that fans have a lot to look forward to. The Calgary songwriter has not one but three potential new LPs in the pipeline - a rock record, a folk record and an electro record - as well as two more albums from his experimental Black Mold project. Yep, get ready for a VanGaalen onslaught, because it's heading our way.
Also on the Canadian front, we had Arcade Fire presenting and then not presenting something called "The Suburbs," only for a listing on Amazon.com to then pop up for a new single called "Suburbs"/"Month of May," while Holy Fuck's Brian Borcherdt helped clear up what all that Chatroulette business was about.
Then there was dancehall artists Mad Cobra and O'Neil Edwards both being shot in Jamaica, Lena Horne passing away, a hacker going wild on Solar's Twitter and email accounts (and leaking several private documents surrounding Guru's death in the process), and Sage Francis letting us know his hip-hop career may soon be drawing to a close.
And last but not least, we added to our Beefs 2010 segment this week. First, Beach House got pretty ticked about at Katy Perry's new album title and then M.I.A. thought it was about time she take aim at Justin Bieber, who she believes is "more violent and more of an assault to my eyes and senses" than her recent execution-filled video for "Born Free."