End of Week Recap: August 16-20


    Another week, another recap.

    Perhaps this wasn’t exactly the most exhilarating week in music in recent memory, but that’s not to say that nothing of note didn’t happen. There’s never a dull moment in music, not even during what seem like the slowest weeks. These last few days saw new material and details of potential collaborations come to light, band break ups, and legal strife, among other things.

    And, of course, Kayne West made regular appearances on this site. There’s never a dull moment to be had as long as he’s involved.

    As always, stay tuned. We’re here to keep you up to speed on everything. Even during the slow weeks.

    Here’s a quick look at the weekend:

    Kanye West announced plans for a ”Power” film and collaborated with Kid Cudi.

    Queens of the Stoneage played stateside for the first time in over two years.

    — Megan Ritt reviewed Rufus Wainwright‘s recent Chicago gig.

    — Nick Freed imagined a world without digital formats “Alternative History X.”

    And now for this week:

    — Sufjan Stevens shocked the world with the release of a brand new EP, All Delighted People.

    Belle & Sebastian detailed their forthcoming LP.

    My Morning Jacket debuted a new song.

    — Here’s more Kanye West-related news. His record won’t drop until November, but West’s G.O.O.D. Ass Mixtape will tide fans over. Get it here. Also, a collaboration with Justin Bieber is in the works. Oh, and his “Power” remix with Jay-Z is absurd.

    — Here’s a shock: the new T.I. album was delayed.

    Conan O’Brien will release a spoken word 7″ next week via Third Man.

    — Remember that goofy Weezer album cover? The group discussed that along with the tracklist for said album.

    — Remember that “shitty” Kings of Leon show? The group rescheduled it.

    — Remember that controversial video Erykah Badu made? Well, she’s paying for it. Literally.

    David Bowie disspelled the rumor of a collaboration with Lady Gaga.

    Eminem‘s Recovery reclaimed the top slot on the charts this week. (Sorry, Arcade Fire).

    — Some of Pink Floyd‘s most essential albums will be temporarily out of print.

    Norwegian scientists “cured” the music industry.

    Pocahaunted, Bethany Cosentino’s pre-Best Coast band, broke up.

    Of Montreal put out a crazy new video.

    –Speaking of new videos, Arcade Fire premiered “Ready to Start.”

    — A new Raekwon track surfaced.

    — E.N. May reviewed Fortress, the debut from indie upstarts Miniature Tigers. He also went to one of their shows.

    –We did it. We actually posted a review of an Iron Maiden album.

    — David Buchanan took on “epic” songs in a new edition of List ‘Em Carefully.

    — Harry Painter interviewed Dean DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots fame.

    –A little while back, we asked We Are Scientists bassist Chris Cain to complete our Q & A. This is what he came up with.

    — Our staff covered the “easiest festival to attend in the history of festivals”: San Francisco’s Outside Lands.

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