Kanye West's 'Yeezus' Tour, Arcade Fire's "Reflektor" Details and Neil Young's Pono Launch Date in Our News Roundup
Published Sep 07, 2013Summer may be unofficially over, but our news roundup most definitely is not. So if you're feeling lost on the week that was, here are the top stories that graced our pages the last few days.
First off, it was a big week for big tours, especially for the hip-hop world. Not only did Jay Z suddenly roll out a North American tour in support of Magna Carta Holy Grail, but Watch the Throne partner Kanye West announced a trek of his own in support of Yeezus, with Kendrick Lamar set to open no less. Sadly, for Canadian Drake fans, though, he postponed or outright cancelled several of his Western Canadian dates.
In other news, Arcade Fire's "mystery" is becoming clearer by the day, as we now know the band will be releasing a new single and Anton Corbjin-directed video on Monday (September). Not only that, but we even got the record's cover art and tracklist.
Also this week, Said the Whale rolled out a big Canadian-friendly tour, Neil Young set his sights on a 2014 release for his Pono music player, Mount Eerie gave himself an AutoTune makeover and the Pixies returned with a new EP.
Last but not least, if you're a Krautrock fan, there was some great news for you this week as well. Not only are Can going to be treated to an extensive vinyl reissue campaign and one massive box set, but Popol Vuh's early albums are finally getting much-deserved vinyl reissues as well.