Erykah Badu vs. the Flaming Lips, Frank Ocean's 'Channel Orange' and Morrissey's Big Mouth Strikes Again in This Week's News Roundup
Published Jun 09, 2012Following another week for news gathering, we're back with our latest edition of our news roundup to help you get all caught up.
While some readers take issue with our regular beefs stories, there's no doubt that the very public squabble between Erykah Badu and the Flaming Lips got a lot of attention this week. In response to the NSFW video for the Lips and Badu's team-up "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face," the soul songstress took serious issue with Wayne Coyne and the gang's very naked depiction of Badu and her sister in the clip, leading her to post an outraged message directed at the band. Coyne tried to smooth things over, but so far, Badu doesn't seem to be accepting the apology.
Also causing some controversy this week was Morrissey, who both denounced the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and dubbed Obama nothing but a "set of teeth." And while not exactly controversial, it was ridiculous how much some people are willing to pay for a pair of Kanye West's Air Yeezy 2 sneakers.
In more positive news, Dan Snaith told us a bit about his upcoming Caribou record, Neil Young & Crazy Horse announced a big North American tour, Pop Montreal revealed its initial lineup, and Drake unveiled this year's OVO Fest.
Also, we had Paper Bag Records signing Tim Hecker, Moonface and Luyas this week, while Grizzly Bear announced a new album and tour, as well as premiered a new track.
Finally, Frank Ocean kept us very busy on Friday, rolling out news of his Channel Orange project in a very piecemeal fashion. While it was initially unclear what Channel Orange was, we soon found out it was his upcoming Def Jam debut, only to later learn he would be taking it out on a North American tour. Then, to top it off, he dropped an epic 10-minute track from the album on us. Very smooth, Frank, very smooth indeed.