Kanye West's 'Yeezus,' Shad's Skratch Bastid Team-up and Ray Manzarek's Passing in Our News Roundup

Kanye West's 'Yeezus,' Shad's Skratch Bastid Team-up and Ray Manzarek's Passing in Our News Roundup
After another big news week here at Exclaim.ca, it's time to round up our top headlines of the week. If you're feeling out of the loop, fret not: we have you covered.

To start thing off, there was a lot to report on the Canadian front. First we got news of a new EP from Canuck hip-hop hero Shad, who has teamed up with Skratch Bastid for The Spring Up. Already we've got a taste of the release via the new Cadence Weapon-equipped track "Homie," which you can listen to now. Also in Canada, we got a new record announcement from By Divine Right and a full-album stream.

In more international news, Washed Out announced his return via a new full-length, an arrest warrant was issued for Tim Dog who is being accused of faking his own death, Daft Punk got their own race car and may be remixing their new Random Access Memories, and the Clash have a massive box set on the way.

Oh, and then there was Kanye West dropping news about the sure-to-be-massive Yeezus and giving us a glimpse of the supposed cover art.

Finally, it was a sad week for musicians passing on. Not only did the Doors' Ray Manzarek die, but so did Daft Punk collaborator Romanthony and David Bowie/Uriah Heep bassist Trevor Bolder.