Feist's New Album Preview, Céline Dion vs. Her "Ridiculous Pictures" and Bon Iver Day Lead This Week's News Roundup
Published Jul 23, 2011While most of Canada bakes away, we've spent another week busily reporting on the music world's happenings, big and small. So as you attempt to cool off this weekend, have a look at what news may have slipped passed you this week.
First off, it's official: much-missed Canadian songstress Feist has a new album heading our way. Unfortunately, we don't have much to go on at this point. But Feist did reveal a mysterious new album trailer this week, which appears to be first of several upcoming record previews. There are reports that the as-yet-untitled album could be released in October, but for now, we're just going to have to sit back and see how this mystery unfolds.
In more Canadian music news, Céline Dion apparently doesn't have a very good sense of humour, and ordered a blog called Ridiculous Pictures of Celine Dion to be taken down. We also had Dan Mangan announcing a cross-Canada tour in support of his highly anticipated Oh Fortune, as well as Deep Dark Woods'Ryan Boldt revealing plans for a solo LP.
On the international front, Dead Kennedys lashed out at Heineken over the company's use of their classic "Too Drunk to Fuck," Milwaukee's mayor announced Bon Iver Day, Decemberists' Colin Meloy revealed his new adventure novel's release details, Ninja Tune launched a very public battle against a music journalist accused of leaking albums, and the 2011 Mercury Prize nominees were announced.
Last but not least, Wolfmother's Andrew Stockdale landed himself in piles of trouble during a drunken escapade involving an expletive-filled rendition of the Beatles' "Let It Be."