Weezer Go Indie, Kanye West Delays Album and Arcade Fire Do Madison Square Garden for All in This Week's News Roundup
Published Aug 07, 2010If you're looking for all the week's music news to be compiled in one convenient place, you're in luck. We've sorted through the mass of headlines and pulled together our trusty news roundup.
First off, after years in the majors, Weezer caught the world off guard by signing to indie label giant Epitaph. Their new album will be called Hurley and is due out on September 14. Weezer front-dude Rivers Cuomo also let us know what to expect from the new LP.
In other big release news, Kanye West pushed back the release date of his now-untitled new album until "sometime in November." But as a consolation, he did drop his "Power" video.
On the Canadian front, we had Evolve Festival's organizer being detained and fined $4,500 by Halifax police over postering, K-os causing a lot of disappointment over his mixtape no-show, and Sum 41's Deryck Whibley being attacked in Japan and hospitalized.
Then No Age announced a new limited ten-inch, while tragedy struck Early Graves Vocalist Makh Daniels, who died in a van accident at the age of 28. The band released a statement about their fallen singer, which you can read here.
And last but not least, Arcade Fire brought their hype machine to climax with their Madison Square Garden webcast. If you missed it, you can see some highlights here. By the looks of things, this may not be the band's last project with director Terry Gilliam or other big-time directors for that matter.