Published Jun 23, 2012Now that summer is officially here, so too is another edition of our Exclaim! news roundup. As always, there's a lot to cover, so here's just a sampling of some of the stories that graced our news pages this week.
First off, it was another good week for the Canadian rock of yore. Not only did Ian Blurton tell us all about the return of Change of Heart, who will soon put out a retrospective release and embark on some reunion shows, but long-gone Vancouver '90s outfit Mystery Machine are back with their first new album in 14 years, plus Grade revealed they will be playing another reunion show.
It was also a big week for album releases in general. Cat Power finally unveiled a new record. Recluse Scott Walker is working on a new full-length. And Stars are heading back our way with North.
Then we had Radiohead issuing a statement about the tragic Toronto stage collapse and cancelling a series of shows, Black Keys suing Home Depot and Pizza Hut, Pearl Jam getting robbed of thousands of dollars by their former CFO, and John Frusciante explaining the meanings behind the titles of his upcoming releases.
Finally, Blur have been hinting at a new single or singles, while Swell Season songwriter Glen Hansard spoke to us all about his new solo album, Rhythm and Repose.