Published Jul 26, 2014With another workweek fading into memory, we're back to get nostalgic on the week that was. Here are just some of the news stories that graced the pages of Exclaim.ca the last several days.
First off, the mystery regarding elusive Canadian artist Lewis deepened substantially this week. First off, following the stellar reissue of his 1983 L'Amour album recently, a second LP from the artist suddenly popped up on eBay. Called Romantic Times, the album has gone on to fetch a top bid of over $1,700. However, if that sounds a little steep to you, the folks over at Light in the Attic did us all a serious solid by announcing a reissue is on its way soon. On the downside, we still don't really know who Lewis is.
In other Canadian music news, famed environmentalist David Suzuki is taking the likes of Feist, Grimes and Neil Young on a tour, Wilderness of Manitoba announced their return with a new album and K-os signed to Dine Alone and shared a new single.
Then we had BC's Bass Coast festival banning First Nations headdresses, Chad VanGaalen revealing plans for some new cassette releases, police ruling out foul play in the Pemberton Music Festival death, and the reunited Unicorns announcing a reissue of Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? and a Pop Montreal appearance.
Finally, for a bit of more international news, Kid Rock got pulled into an Insane Clown Posse lawsuit due to a glass dildo, Duran Duran sued their own fan club and Metallica launched another vinyl reissue campaign, this time through their own Blackened Recordings.