First off, after several recent teaser announcements, Montreal's Osheaga rolled out its 2012 lineup, and there's a lot of big A-listers set for the annual fest this year. Along with Canadian acts like the Weeknd, City and Color, Dan Mangan, and Metric, international artists like Sigur Rós, MGMT, Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, Garbage and A$AP Rocky will all be hitting that summer stage. So if you're planning a big summer festival road trip, you might want to check out all that Osheaga has to offer this time out.
Also on the Canadian music front, this week saw the end of AIDS Wolf -- something that's sparked quite the comments war here at Exclaim.ca -- while the mighty and missed Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet launched a much-deserved reissue campaign and Toronto producer Zodiac added to our Beefs 2012 section by explaining his nasty fallout with his former collaborator the Weeknd.
Then we had Neil Young and Crazy Horse announcing their Americana album, and Vancouver's much-loved Apollo Ghosts revealed their Landmark LP for their new label home of You've Changed Records. Apollo Ghosts were even kind enough to share a new track off the album.
In more international news, Rusko lost it at Mad Decent over the label streaming his new album, the organizers of Record Store Day revealed all their 2012 exclusives, My Bloody Valentine finally announced some official reissues and Jack White made a lot of White Stripes fans sad by telling them there is "absolutely no chance" of him and Meg reuniting.
Finally, to cap it all off, Lee Ranaldo spoke to Exclaim! about his latest solo album, as well as the future of the fractured Sonic Youth.