Published Apr 16, 2011First thing's first: Happy Record Store Day! As all any self-respecting music fan knows, April 16 is the day to celebrate your local independent record store and get some great exclusive releases in the process. But before you get out there to the shops, you may want to check out our guide to Record Store Day 2011, as well as check up on the week's top music news.
First off, it was a tough week for Canuck indie rock, as two of the country's much-loved acts announced their departures. First, we got word You Say Party are going on "indefinite hiatus," leaving us with one last music video to goodbye. Then we found out that the Stills are breaking up.
We also discovered that, despite some rumours, Radiohead say they will not be releasing The King of Limbs Part 2. However, they will be bringing their new twelve-inch to North America. Also, causing some controversy was Iggy Pop, who has joined PETA to speak out against Canada's seal hunt.
But it definitely wasn't all negative this week. We got word of Odd Future's Canadian debut and of the hip-hop crew's Earl Sweatshirt finally being found... well, maybe. And we learned that Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Efrim Manuel Menuck has a solo album coming out, while Erykah Badu is working with Flying Lotus.
We also chatted with Panda Bear, learning all about the multiple "sonics" of Tomboy and that Animal Collective are working on their next album.
But if you're a Beastie Boys fans, here's the week's biggest and best news: the band will be premiering their Fight for Your Right Revisited at Canadian theatres. So far, we only have word of the Toronto screening, but Exclaim! is giving away hundreds of tickets, so if you want to hit this up, enter our ticket giveaway here.