Published Nov 22, 2014Once again, the Exclaim! news roundup is back to take a trip down memory lane, or at least when it comes to the last week. If you're feeling a bit out of the loop, let us help you get back in the know.
First off, it was a pretty amazing a week for shoegaze fans, as first wave UK pioneers Ride announced they would be reuniting. What began as rumours were soon confirmed by the band, who revealed they will embark on a world tour next year. While the schedule is still a modest one, Ride will be playing one Canadian date in Toronto on June 2. If that weren't enough, fellow shoegaze unit Swervedriver revealed they will be returning with a new studio album next year, marking their first since 1998.
In other news, it was a pretty bad week for Interpol, who got caught in that horrible Buffalo snowstorm, forcing them to cancel their Toronto and Montreal shows. Also, Morrissey hit some more concert woes after he walked off stage in Poland due to a heckler just barely 25 minutes into his show.
Meanwhile, Bono's cycling accident turned out to be a lot more serious than we first thought, Billy Bragg took swipes at Taylor Swift over her Spotify boycott only to quickly apologize, Lana Del Rey popped up in a disturbing rape scene in what at first appeared to be a Marilyn Manson video, and Iggy Azalea had words for Eminem after her made rape references towards her in a new diss track.
In Canadian music news, Arcade Fire's Will Butler confirmed he's releasing a solo album, Mint Records gave us a pretty amazing new cassette release and, um, Rob Ford's former assistant released an EP.
Finally, if you've been itching for some early Melvins albums on vinyl, you're in luck, as a big handful are about to get reissued.