End of Week Recap: March 21-26

Apologies for the sporadic appearance of these recap posts. But now that SXSW has come and gone, it’s back to business for everyone here at CoS. A lot’s happened since everyone making music right now packed up and left Austin. So let’s not waste anymore time. Here’s a round-up of last week’s biggest news items to send you off into next week.

— Want to know what went down at SXSW this year? You know you do. With that in mind, we put together a little recap of the festivities. And what about news coverage for that week? No worries. We’ve taken care of that, too.

A Perfect Circle will embark on a massive North American tour this summer.

Eddie Vedder detailed his forthcoming solo record and announced a string of summer tour dates.

— A brand new Fleet Foxes single called “Battery Kinzie” hit the airwaves.

Cults may not have a proper album out yet, but they did drop another track this week.

Toy, a long-lost David Bowie LP, leaked online.

TV on the Radio put out an awesome music video.

— Guess what? More Record Store Day releases. Did I mention the titles in pdf format?

— And what would one of these recap posts be without a Foo Fighters update? The group posted the screening schedule for their forthcoming documentary.

— Justin Vernon revealed that the second Bon Iver LP is scheduled for a June release.

— Dubstepper extraordinaire Burial is back after long four years with new material.

— The last of Panda Bear‘s pre-Tomboy singles series became available.

— Hot on the heels of Angles, The Strokes are already gearing up for their next album another album next month. They also killed it on Letterman.

Radiohead announced plans to release a free newspaper. (No, not another free album. Sorry.)

Tom Waits was finally inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame.

The Flaming Lips and Neon Indian came together for an exclusive 12-inch single, which features four strangely titled tracks.

— This might not come as a shock to most of you, but Mercury Records has decided to pull the plug on physical singles.

Pitchfork Music Festival announced its second round of lineup additions.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are back with their sophomore effort, Belong. You can read Daniel Koren’s review by clicking here.

— What exactly is a review for a Britney Spears album doing on our site? Does it matter? Check out David Buchanan’s thoughts on her latest album.


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