I Read The News Today... For June 30, 2011
Domestic violence awareness groups are planning to protest Odd Future 's set at the Pitchfork Music Festival next month. Tyler, The Creator obviously thinks this is "awesome."
Tokyo Police Club keyboardist Graham Wright is touring Canada this summer to support his just-released Shirts Vs. Skins debut solo album. He'll be out with Library Voices, and yeah, they'll basically look like a bunch of nerds who wouldn't be out of place in a library.
Wilco are touring North America in support of new album The Whole Love this fall. So in case you forgot all about father's day...
Hooded Fang are releasing their Tosta Mista sophomore album on July 26.
Fond Of Tigers, Hey Ocean!'s David Vertesi, Imaginary Cities, The Liptonians, Pigeon Hole, Sweatshop Union, Brasstronaut, Rah Rah, The Pack A.D., The Sheepdogs, We Are The City, Wool On Wolves, The Wailin' Jennys, Jon And Roy and Christine Fellows are among those who've been nominated for Western Canadian Music Awards. They'll find out if they win on Oct. 22.
SNFU, Dojo Workhorse, Econoline Crush and Enjoy Your Pumas are among the bands that will play this year's New Music West conference and festival, which takes place in Edmonton from July 21 to 23.
Justin Timberlake now owns about half of MySpace. What is that in pixels?
LIGHTS has finished her new album, which was being mastered yesterday. It doesn't have a release date yet, but we know you're all secretly squeeing with glee.
Arkells have signed with Universal Music Canada and will release a new album sometime this fall. Its first single, "Whistleblower," will be hitting the radio waves on Monday and will be available for digital purchase the next day.