Published Jan 19, 2013Following a jam-packed week, here is our weekly news roundup to help you get back up to date.
First off, You Say Party are officially back. After packing things in following the death of drummer Devon Clifford in 2010, the Vancouver dance-rock troupe dropped their first new song in four years, fittingly enough a tribute track to Clifford called "Friend." Speaking to Exclaim!, the band revealed that we can expect a lot more from them in the future, so stay tuned.
Also this week, a lot of controversy erupted after Gaza singer Jon Parkin responded to allegations of rape, while over in the UK HMV announced it was declaring bankruptcy.
Then there was Arts & Crafts revealing a big anniversary bash in Toronto with the likes of Broken Social Scene, Feist and Bloc Party, Justin Timberlake announcing a new album, Emeralds breaking up, and Tom Waits and Anton Corbijn finally setting a due date for their photo book.
Last but not least, it was a pretty horrible week for rapper Chief Keef. First he was taken into custody for violating his parole by handling a firearm in a Pitchfork video — something that eventually landed him 60 days in juvenile detention. And on top of that, he was sued for $75,000 over a no-show in London.