Published Sep 18, 2010Fall begins next Wednesday (September 22), meaning that this is the last official weekend of summer. We can't wait to get out there and enjoy the last days of the season, but we're not letting that get in the way of our trusty news roundup.
It was a week of reunions, as Buffalo Springfield, Dismemberment Plan and A Perfect Circle all announced that they would be reforming to play shows. Similarly, Godspeed You! Black Emperor unveiled their first North American tour dates since going on hiatus seven years ago.
The Charlatans were less lucky, however, canceling both of their Canadian dates after drummer Jon Brookes collapsed on stage due to a seizure. The New Pornographers also lost a show, in their case because of their supposedly un-Christian band name.
In other bad news, the Drums lost a member mid-tour, while Arcade Fire's Win Butler hinted that his group has an expiry date.
Thankfully, we've got plenty of new releases to look forward to. Vivian Girls named their new album Share the Joy and announced their signing to Polyvinyl. What's more, we learned that both Fleet Foxes and Radiohead had wrapped up recording their new albums.
Finally, the always-edgy Wavves unveiled their latest merch item: weed grinders.