Published Jul 30, 2011For much of Canada, this weekend will be a long one, which is always a good thing. But while maxin' and relaxin', you may want to catch up on the week's music news, so we've gathered up the week's top stories for your reading pleasure.
First up, the music world was still in a state of shock following Amy Winehouse's sudden death. Along with musicians such as U2 and M.I.A. paying tribute, Winehouse's family stated the singer's death may have been caused by alcohol withdrawal. However, Winehouse's official cause of death won't be known for a few weeks as toxicology tests must be completed.
And never one to shy away from controversy, Morrissey sparked outrage this week by comparing the recent massacre in Norway to the millions of animals slaughtered for fast food chains like McDonald's and KFC each year. The comments caused such an uproar that the Moz later issued a statement in attempts to clarify any misunderstandings.
Also this week, we had Feist revealing her new album Metals and its cover through a "paint by numbers" contest, Hot Snakes reuniting, Jay Reatard getting another posthumous reissue and Vancouver's Mint Records being celebrated via a new book.
Finally, we got the scoop on the new Japanther album and chatted with Vancouver's rising darkened synth pop duo MYTHS, who told us all about their upcoming debut full-length.