The Postal Service's Return, the Mars Volta's Breakup and Lupe Fiasco's Anti-Obama Rant Lead Our News Roundup

The Postal Service's Return, the Mars Volta's Breakup and Lupe Fiasco's Anti-Obama Rant Lead Our News Roundup
The holidays now seem like a distant memory, since this was another busy week of news here at Exclaim.ca. To cap it off and help you get up to date, here's our roundup of the week's top stories.

It was a landmark week for fans of Ben Gibbard's electro-pop project the Postal Service. First, the band confirmed their plans to reunite for a tour, and then they announced the details of an expanded reissue of their landmark album, Give Up.

It wasn't such a good week for the Mars Volta, however, since the prog-leaning band called it quits after more than a decade together. Vampire Weekend fans were similarly discouraged when it turned out that the new album details floating around the web were a hoax.

Also making headlines was volatile rapper Lupe Fiasco, who was kicked off the stage during Obama's inauguration celebration after going on a rant against the president and playing an anti-war song for 30 minutes. Chief Keef had another rough week, since he can now add a child support lawsuit to his laundry list of legal problems.

We also learned about some of the many tours that will be coming our way in the next few months, including more dates from the XX, a co-headlining jaunt from Yukon Blonde and Zeus, more shows from Fleetwood Mac, and a Canadian tour from Born Ruffians in support of their new album, Birthmarks.

Speaking of new albums, the Flaming Lips detailed their LP The Terror, Sigar Ros are prepping a new disc following the departure of Kjartan Sveinsson, and the Roots are working on a collaborative collection with Elvis Costello.

Elsewhere in the news, Coachella announced its 2013 lineup after weeks of speculation, and the Prism Prize launched its award to recognize the year's best Canadian music video.

Lastly, advertisers might want to think twice before attempting to rip off the Black Keys in a television commercial, since the successful blues rockers sued a casino company for allegedly doing just that.