Published Jun 28, 2014If you're feeling out of the loop news-wise, you've come to the right place. After a week of news gathering, hunting and reporting, we're back with our weekly roundup. Here's what's been making headlines here on Exclaim.ca.
First off, Amnesty International found itself in quite the awkward pickle when it turned out its controversial ad featuring a bruised and battered Iggy Pop — who stated in the ad that "Justin Bieber is the future of rock'n'roll" — was not in fact sanctioned by the rock icon. This all led to a lot of egg on face, as well as an apology to Mr. Pop.
Closer to home, Hamilton's ever-expanding Supercrawl also announced its lineup, roping in the likes of Spoon and Four Tet, while the Weeknd gave us a new track and tour, and Buck 65 returned with a new record.
Also, Canada did away with its "tour tax" on foreign bands and Greg MacPherson's Fireball was added to the Polaris Music Prize long list after a voting miscalculation.
In other news, Julian Casablancas announced his Tyranny album, Karen O revealed her first solo effort, Daft Punk are set to be explored in a new documentary, and Aphex Twin's Caustic Window test pressing sold for over $46,000.
Finally in some Exclaim! interviews, we chatted with Banks about her Goddess, Jenny Lewis about her Voyager and Interpol about their El Pintor.