Published Jan 18, 2014As we embrace another weekend, we're taking a time-out to look back at the week that was. Here are just some of the news stories that graced our pages the last few days.
First off, Godspeed You! Black Emperor have finally broken their silence about their Polaris Music Prize win and the resulting fallout. In an Exclaim! interview, the band's Efrim Menuck shed light on the matter, giving us a much better picture where the band were coming from when they issued their much-discussed open letter about getting the $30,000 prize.
Also this week, German electronic heroes Kraftwerk revealed they are finally returning to Canada, announcing shows in both Toronto and Montreal. Like many newly announced U.S. dates, the shows find the group breaking out their 3D tour, which is described as "a perfectly synchronized audio-visual spectacle complete with pristine digital sound and 3D projections" and "a pure electronic art-rave."
In other news, John Frusciante and Omar Rodríguez-López teamed up to form the new band Kimono Kult, rumours erupted that Neil Young and Jack White are working on a collaborative album, Kevin Drew announced a new solo album, the Knife unveiled plans for a North American tour, and Dan Mangan gave us a better idea what to expect from his new album, which will be billed as "Dan Mangan + Blacksmith."