Published Sep 11, 2010Following last weekend's Labour Day holiday, the kids are back in class and summer is drawing to a close. Here at Exclaim!, it's business as usual. With that in mind, here's this week's news roundup.
It was a week of breakups for '80s icons. First, ex-Guns 'n' Roses bassist Duff McKagan parted ways with Jane's Addiction over the long weekend. Freebass's breakup was much less amicable, as Mani tweeted that Peter Hook was "hawking his mates corpse around to get paid.".
On the new releases front, we learned about Iron & Wine's upcoming LP and got the more details about Belle & Sebastian's new album plus Wanda Jackson's collaboration with Jack White. In less encouraging news, we found out that Panda Bear's Tomboy isn't even finished yet.
Here in Canada, it was a big week for Broken Social Scene and its many members. The band have composed a new film score, as has co-founder Brendan Canning. We'll soon be seeing a documentary from Feist, as well as getting reissues from BSS precursor K.C. Accidental.
Meanwhile, across the pond, the XX took home this year's Mercury Prize.
Finally, we witnessed the latest development in the ongoing saga that is Weezer's Hurley (the album): a Weezer clothing line by Hurley (the clothing company).