Published Mar 26, 2011Another weekend, another news roundup to help you make sense of it all. As usual, there's a lot to get through, so we'll just get right to it.
First off, Radiohead once again caught the world by surprise, this time by announcing that they are handing out their very own newspaper. The paper, called The Universal Sigh, is an add-on for their new album The King of Limbs, which is due out on March 29 in North America. That's the same day the newspaper will be handed out on street corners across North America. To see where you can grab yourself a copy, head to theuniversalsigh.com for a complete list of pickup locations.
But while Radiohead continue to ride their high, the same can't be said of pop punkers Screeching Weasel, whose SXSX dust-up last weekend led to quite the fallout this week. Despite an apology from Ben Weasel for his actions, several bands dropped out of the upcoming Weasel Fest and then Weasel's own bandmates left him high and dry (or at least alluded that they were). Also as the result of some questionable actions at SXSW, OFF! are facing criminal charges for stealing vegetable oil, which they use to power their tour van. Epic eco punk fail?
Then we had the D'Urbervilles sparking some break-up mystery with a weird countdown clock, Sammy Hagar confessing that he's been abducted by aliens, Fucked Up sharing their new album's cover art and a track from the record and No Age getting booed off stage while opening for Cold War Kids in New York.
Also, Chad VanGaalen released a new EP to aid Japan's relief efforts, while Burial returned with his first new single in four years.
Finally, we added to our Beefs 2011 with B.o.B going up against Tyler, the Creator on a new diss track and Owen Pallett calling out Morrissey for the Moz's closeted sexuality.