As we always do come weekend time, we've gathered up the week's top stories for the link frenzy that is our news roundup. If you fear something passed you by, come and play catch-up.
First off, there were more than a few notable music stories here in Canada. First off we finally got firm word that Gord Downie's collaborative album with the Sadies is turning from dream to reality. Called Gord Downie, the Sadies, and the Conquering Sun, it's still not due out until April 15, but you can already sink into a track stream.
Also this week, we had Toronto's NXNE expanding its 2014 lineup and adding the likes of Spoon, Spiritualized, Swans and A$AP Ferg, while Skydiggers announced a Canadian tour with co-founder Peter Cash and the Khyber Arts Society unfortunately got evicted from its iconic Halifax home.
In other news, As I Lay Dying's Tim Lambesis pled guilty to a troubling murder for hire case, Kanye West revealed Yeezus is getting its own film treatment, Oasis gave their classic Definitely Maybe a 20th anniversary reissue, Pains of Being Pure at Heart returned with a new album, and Deerhunter/Atlas Sound mastermind Bradford Cox announced his first film score. Also, Beck told Exclaim! all about his plans to turn his Song Reader project into a series of compilations.
Last but not least, Record Store Day 2014 keeps getting bigger and bigger. Among the additions this week, we got announcements from the Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, Sub Pop and Michael Feuerstack. To see the entire list of exclusives announced so far, head to our list here.