Constantines' Uncertain Future, Arcade Fire's Chart Supremacy and a Whole Lot of Kanye in This Week's News Roundup

Constantines' Uncertain Future, Arcade Fire's Chart Supremacy and a Whole Lot of Kanye in This Week's News Roundup
Now that we're out of that workweek and into the weekend, here we are again with Exclaim!'s news roundup. Here's just a sampling of the stories that grabbed our headlines this week.

First up, Canadian indie rock heroes Constantines may be packing it in, or at least for the time being. In an interview with Exclaim!, the band's Bry Webb revealed that the Cons may be taking an indefinite hiatus, saying, "We're in our early 30s and we have some different priorities than we did ten years ago, personally any way. It's time to focus on other things." However, he also added that the future is "wide open; the future is half-full."

And speaking of Canadian indie heroes, Arcade Fire continue their rise by clinching the No. 1 spot on the U.S. album charts. How did they do it? Well, you might gain some insight here.

Also this week, we had a whole lot of Kanye West. Along with a string of newly released tracks (see here, here and here), Ye revealed a pile of new album details, including a new release date, as well as confirmed a collaboration with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon.

Then we had Panda Bear setting a release date for his new Domino single, Slayer's Kerry King giving us a piece of his mind and Weezer revealing what arguably stands as one of the worst album covers in recent memory.

Finally, if you're still wondering why Carlos D quit Interpol, the answer is simple: "He really, really didn't like the bass."