Record Store Day's 2013 Exclusives, Sled Island's Lineup Announcement and Randy Blythe's Manslaughter Acquittal in This Week's News Roundup
Published Mar 09, 2013Once again it's that much-anticipated time of the week: the weekend. And as such, it's also time for our weekly news roundup. Here are just some of the stories that graced our headlines this week.
First off, perhaps the most anticipated day on the record-buying calender is fast approaching: Record Store Day. And as that April 20 day of celebration edges ever closer, we've been getting updates on a huge amount of this year's RSD exclusives. So if you're eager to see what's up for grabs this year, come have a look at our ever-growing list.
And much like recent weeks, it was another big one for festival announcements. Not only did we find out about Niagara-on-the-Lake's new Grove Music Festival, which will feature the likes of Phoenix, Hot Chip and Earl Sweatshirt, Calgary's ever-awesome Sled Island gave us this year's first batch of headliners, which include Jesus and Mary Chain, Swans, METZ, and Explosions in the Sky.
In other Canadian music news, Austra announced their sophomore album, Odonis Odonis revealed a new EP, Doldrums dished some hate on Girl Talk and, sadly, Canadian legend Tom Connors passed away.
Also this week, we had Against Me! axing their tour with Bad Religion, YACHT getting into a battle with U.S. department store Kohl's over allegedly stealing their design, Andrew W.K. becoming the spokesman for, um, Playtex's intimate wipes, and Lamb of God's Randy Blythe being found not guilty of manslaughter.