Morrissey's Attack on Canada's Seal Hunt, deadmau5 vs. Arcade Fire and Calgary Folk Festival 2014 Lead Our News Roundup
Published Apr 26, 2014Once again, it's that time of the week where we like to look back at it all and make sense of the week that was. So sit back, relax and let our news roundup catch you up on the week in music.
First off, it was another big week for beefs out there. Never one to shy away from controversy, Morrissey once again condemned Canada for its seal hunting practices, leading to our country's Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Gail Shea to respond with a statement of her own. But since this is Moz were talking about here, that only encouraged him, leading the ex-Smiths frontman to fire back. Also in the realms of beefs this week, deadmau5 didn't take kindly to Arcade Fire's recent anti-EDM comments and gave the group a piece of his mind over Twitter.
In more positive news, a robbery that saw several Vancouver bands lose thousands of dollars worth of gear had a happy ending, the Calgary Folk Music Festival rolled out its 2014 lineup, Constantines detailed their Shine a Light reissue and the Montreal Jazz Festival announced its lineup as well.
In some Exclaim! interviews, we also got the scoop on a new collaborative project between Chad VanGaalen and Dog Day's Seth Smith, as well as got Owen Pallett to discuss his recent foray into music writing.
Finally, it was Record Store Day last weekend and we hope you got all the sweet, sweet vinyl you were after. However, if you didn't, here's what some people out there are paying for those exclusives over on eBay. Spoiler: it's a little insane.