Boards of Canada's Ever-Growing Mystery, Grimes' Open Letter on Sexism and Stereotypes, and the Passing of George Jones in Our News Roundup
Published Apr 27, 2013Once again, it was a busy week in Exclaim! news land. If you're looking to catch up on some of this week's top stories, here's our trusty news roundup to get you back up to speed.
First up, Boards of Canada are seriously messing with our heads. First, a mysterious 12-inch popped up on Record Store Day (April 20), sparking some major speculation about a new album from the long-absent electronic duo. Then a second record was found before some more cryptic sound snippets emerged. Then it all led to some equally strange SoundCloud links and some hints that BoC may be releasing a new full-length with the title Cosecha. As of press time, we're still unsure what this is all going to amount to, but who doesn't love a good mystery?
In more straightforward news here in Canada, Feist pulled a Tupac and became a hologram, Arcade Fire's Win Butler and Régine Chassagne welcomed a baby boy into the world, and Grimes penned an open letter about sexism and stereotypes in the music industry.
Also, adding to this summer's festivals, Hillside announced its 2013 lineup and SappyFest began to do the same.
In other news, Lauryn Hill signed a deal with Sony and addressed her recent tax controversy, Jesus Lizard's David Yow announced his first-ever solo album, and Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon opened up about her split from Thurston Moore and her battle with breast cancer.
In closing, the music world lost some of its greats this week, as country legend George Jones passed away, as did folk songwriter Richie Havens.