KEN Mode Tangle with MySpace, Tristan Psionic Reunite and the Fiery Furnaces/Radiohead/Beck Feud Just Keeps on Going in This Week's News Round-Up
Published Nov 21, 2009With the weekend all here and raring to go, so to is Exclaim!'s News Round-Up, which, as always, comes packing all this week's top stories.
To kick off with a little David and Goliath action, Winnipeg noise rockers KEN Mode have found themselves smack dab in the middle of a dispute over copyright ownership. Late this week, the independent band became entwined in a battle with MySpace after the site removed three of the band's songs, citing that Warner Music Group owns the copyright. Singer/guitarist Jesse Matthewson says that Warner owning any part of their work is "blatantly untrue," yet that hasn't helped resolve any of band's issues with MySpace. In fact, the website went as far as deleting a MySpace blog posting penned by Matthewson, in which he voiced his anger over the situation.
Of course, this wasn't the only drama that went down this week. Following a diss from the Fiery Furnaces' Matthew Friedberger, Beck passive-aggressively responded with a song, leading Friedberger to yet again open his big mouth. Seriously, we challenge you to get through Friedberger's entire "virtual response."
Also this week, we had Canadian indie rock OG's Tristan Psionic reuniting for a one-off show, Belle and Sebastian hinting that their hiatus may soon be drawing to a close, Raekwon sharing his memories of Ol' Dirty Bastard and Twisted Sister Dee Snider vowing to "take back the horns."
Oh, and do Radiohead "kinda blow"?