Published Apr 06, 2013With another workweek in the bag, Exclaim!'s news roundup is back once again to brighten your weekend. Here are just some of the stories that caught our eye this week.
First off, there was a whole lot of excitement over the announcement of the debut album from the Good Family, a cross-generational supergroup of sorts featuring not only the Sadies but their older relatives in the Good Brothers. The record, simply called The Good Family Album, is due out on April 30, but you can already check out twangy country rock song "Coal Black Hills" now.
Also making waves on the Canadian front, Royal Canoe announced their debut album, while Calgary's Sled Island rolled out another sweet batch of performers and Halifax's OBEY revealed its 2013 lineup. Oh, and after some delay, D'Angelo is finally heading into the Canada, and it doesn't appear as if the Weeknd actually signed his "autographed" box set after all.
In other news, the Rolling Stones announced their "50 and Counting" North American tour (which now has a second Toronto date), The Great Gatsby got a pretty awesome-looking tracklist, and the Flaming Lips are apparently doing a full album collaboration with Ke$ha.
Finally, in some Exclaim! interviews, Jimmy Tamborello revealed that those "new" Postal Service songs are in fact from their aborted second album, Savages gave us the lowdown on their anticipated debut album, and Kurt Vile explained where he's coming from on Wakin on a Pretty Daze, which is also now streaming on Exclaim.ca.