Will Currie & The Country French have been working on their Awake, You Sleepers! LP for a while now, but it should finally be out in October, fingers crossed. In the meantime, get a free download of new song "Tommy Douglas" over at their website.
Toronto alt.country singer/songwriter Lindi Ortega is releasing her Little Red Boots debut album on June 7 through Last Gang Records. She's also announced a few upcoming tour dates, including one at Coachella. —lindiortega.com
Burlington, Ont. punks Saint Alvia are throwing a free show at Hamilton, Ont.'s This Ain't Hollywood tomorrow night as a celebration and thank you to their fans for helping them get gear that was stolen earlier this year returned. Eat Me (Suck City) and June & July, who also had gear taken, are also playing the gig. —Facebook
Windsor, Ont. folk rockers Michou are touring Canada in May and June with USS. That's probably the weirdest pairing we've heard in a while, but apparently it makes sense in some way... to someone... —MySpace
The Kills are streaming their upcoming new Blood Pressures album on their official website. It's out on Tuesday.
Vanilla Ice is set to play Captain Hook in a pantomime production of Peter Pan at Chatham, England's Central Theatre. One CHARTattack staffer is a descendent of Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie, so she fully endorses this. Think about it: Vanilla Ice is actually shutting up for once! What's not to like? —BBC News
Lily Allen's wedding plans have been leaked — and she's pissed. I smell yet another invasion of privacy lawsuit. Calm down, Lily; don't think too much of yourself now. Your wedding's not important as that other one happening soon in the U.K. —The Sun
You might have heard that Daniel Lanois won a Producer Of The Year Juno Award this weekend for his work on Neil Young's Le Noise and Black Dub's self-titled debut LP. Now he's taking Black Dub out on the road. —blackdub.net
The Decemberists, Tegan And Sara and Gogol Bordello will be among the acts playing this year's Newport Folk Festival from July 30 and 31. It's come a long way since Dylan was booed off stage, eh? —newportfolkfest.net
Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party Of Canada, has been excluded from the televised Canadian political parties leaders' debate yet again. Turns out she's got The Most Serene Republic on her side. —Twitter
Fucked Up will reveal "A Little Death," the next single from their upcoming David Comes To Life album, at a special event in Palm Springs, Calif. during Coachella. It'll be available on iTunes and through Matador Records' website the day of the event, April 15. David Comes To Life is out June 7. —Matablog
Deftones frontman Chino Moreno and Far guitarist Shaun Lopez have started a new band called Crosses. —Noisecreep
Okay, this is actually hilarious: Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O'Brien will sub for Slayer's Jeff Hanneman, who's off tour right now because he's got flesh-eating disease, beginning next Wednesday. What's the joke? Think about it... Cannibal Corpse... flesh-eating disease... —Blabbermouth
Tokyo Police Club released a deluxe edition of last year's Champ today. It features six bonus tracks including a previously unreleased tune, remixes by Born Ruffians, Passion Pit, Bad Business and an acoustic version of "Bambi." —iTunes