Published Oct 01, 2011Once again, our news pages were packed to the brim this week, offering up a lot to take in. But if you're looking for a shortcut, here are the week's highlights.
First off, one-time nu-metal posterboys Korn announced they are making a dubstep album. Yep, as in an album inspired by the dark, wobbly electronic subgenre. In an amazing feat of timing, post-dubstep crooner James Blake weighed in on what he calls the scene's increasingly "frat-boy" ambitions. And, well, Korn kind of just proved his point.
Also high on the list this week is news that Arcade Fire are apparently working on a horror movie. Little is known about this supposed new project, but Win Butler and co. dropped some hints that something spooky from the Montreal-based superstars may be in the works.
In other Canadian music news, DD/MM/YYYY announced they are breaking up, the Junos introduced a Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year Award and City and Colour is bouncing back from the Alexisonfire breakup with a hefty 2012 Canadian tour.
We also spoke to experimental pop songstress Kathryn Calder about her upcoming new album and her recently revealed music video, and Mastodon explained the backlash on themselves with The Hunter.
Then there was the whole Bloc Party mess, leaving fans wondering if singer Kele is still in or out of the band, and Belle and Sebastian's Stevie Jackson is branching out with a new solo album, which was recorded partly in Vancouver with some New Pornographers. Finally, we got word on whether we'll ever really get a new Jesus and Mary Chain album. Hint: probably not.