How much is your band's name worth? Apparently $251,100 in this case, at least. —younameourband.com
Japanese metallers Boris have released a statement about the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in their home country, saying their families are safe. Unfortunately, both the band's upcoming new albums, Attention Please and Heavy Rocks, have been pushed back to May 24.
Hey, nerds who like to watch people spinning discs and tweaking knobs! The first batch of artists playing this year's MUTEK festival in Montreal has been announced, and Brazil's Amon Tobin is among them. It all goes down June 1 to 5 at indoor and outdoor venues throughout the city. —mutek.org
Toronto's Little Girls says he's no longer signed to Paper Bag Records because of a "legal battle." —The Varsity
Saskatoon's The Sheepdogs have made it to the next round of Rolling Stone's Choose The Cover contest. Go vote like mad for them.
The Dodos are coming to North America and will play this year's North By Northeast festival in Toronto. Yes, we mean the band. Not the birds. Obviously. —MySpace
Daniel Lanois and Wintersleep will perform at this year's Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame gala on April 2 at Toronto's Centre For The Arts. Robbie Robertson is one of this year's inductees, and Wintersleep and Lanois will both perform some of his songs. —cansong.ca
Dan Mangan's doing some eastern Canadian dates in April before he heads to Europe in June. —MySpace
Thom Yorke is working with DOOM, who is apparently cool and has "a lot of ill ass ideas and shit." OMG Thom LOLWUT. —3D World via NME
Fuck Meniere's disease! Ryan Adams is coming back with a new Glyn Johns-produced (The Who, The Rolling Stones) album and is heading out on a 12-date European tour this June. TINNITIS BE DAMNED, MOTHERFUCKERS. —Billboard
If you wanted to hear Justice's new single, you can check it out in this Adidas ad:
White House spokesperson Jay Carney's favourite band is Guided By Voices. Attention Patrick Carney of The Black Keys: he has no loyalty to people with the same surname. Sorry. —The New York Times
Damon Albarn is starring in and writing a musical about English Queen Elizabeth I's medical adviser, Doctor Dee. It premieres in July at the Manchester International Festival. —BBC News
Two Door Cinema Club, Kanye West and Matt & Kim got Woodies last night. AHEM. —MTV
Bjork's new album is called Biophilia. Things it will probably contain: Animal sounds, environmental noises (water running, etc.). —Pitchfork
The Foo Fighters could be playing your garage. No, really. —The Daily Swarm
OMG! Estero's alive!