Arcade Fire's Dress Code Controversy, Grimes on Veganism and the Passing of Trigger Effect's Nick Babeu in Our News Roundup
Published Nov 23, 2013As could be expected, this week was packed full of music news, perhaps making it hard to stay on top of it all. But if you fear you fell behind and something passed you by, here's our weekly news roundup to get you back up to speed on the week that was.
First off, Arcade Fire caused some unintentional controversy thanks to the dress code issued for their upcoming arena tour. The band asked that concertgoers "please wear formal attire or costume" at their shows, which led to fans either being in support of the move or mocking it mercilessly. In efforts to make everyone chill, Arcade Fire eventually issued a statement about the whole thing, stating the dress code is "super not mandatory."
Also stirring some controversy this week was Grimes, who shared her views on veganism and the kinds of "dogmatic assholes" it can attract — something DIIV's Zachary Cole Smith didn't entirely agree with. Then we had Skydiggers announcing and releasing a new Christmas EP, Silver Mt Zion revealing a new LP and Azari & III calling it quits. Sadly, this week also saw the death of Trigger Effect vocalist Nick Babeu.
In other news, Jay Z was treated to a pretty amazing Care Bears-featuring statue, Beck explained a whole lot about Morning Phase and its Jack White contributions, Liars teased a new album, and Wes Anderson got a music tribute.