Herohill has put together a special Canada Day Gordon Lightfoot tribute album. Turning Back The Pages Of My Sweet Shattered Dreams features artists like Adam & The Amethysts, Olenka Krakus of Olenka And The Autumn Lovers, The Schomberg Fair and Cursed Arrows covering Lightfoot's songs. It's available for free download here.
Seriously, now, what are the best sports songs of all time? Bob Dylan's "Who Killed Davey Moore?" is apparently right at the top of the list, even though it's a stone cold indictment of boxing.
Remember Kazzer? The guy who did "Pedal To The Metal" back in '02? He's resurrected himself with a new project called Redlight King, which released a tune dubbed "Old Man" that samples the Neil Young song of the same name. Check out the video:
Miracle Fortress has put two unreleased tracks, "Gestures" and "Possession," up on his website for free download.
Radiohead drummer Phil Selway will return with a new EP called Running Blind that's out in the U.K. July 25. It contains tracks that were recorded during the sessions for his Familial debut album last year, but which didn't end up on the LP.
Meanwhile, Radiohead have launched a Weibo, which is kind of like the Chinese equivalent of Twitter. They've criticized the Chinese government's human rights record in the past, so could they be using the Weibo to culture jam the Chinese dictatorship? Hmm.
You can check out Caribou's remix of Radiohead's "Little By Little" below. The tune originally appeared on this year's The King Of Limbs, and the single comes out tomorrow.
A woman died after falling 100 feet off a tower at Denmark's Roskilde festival this past weekend. We don't need to remind you what happened at Roskilde 11 years ago during Pearl Jam's set, but anyway...
Elliott Smith, Modest Mouse, The Strokes, Wilco, Bright Eyes, Pearl Jam, Spoon and The Shins are among the artists who'll appear on Live From Nowhere Near You. It's a benefit compilation for Outside In, which helps homeless youth and marginalized people. The disc comes out July 19.
Beastie Boys' next video sounds awesome. They're working with Spike Jonze, who directed their clips for "Sure Shot" and "Sabotage." The new clip is for Hot Sauce Committee Part Two's "Don't Play No Game That We Can't Win," and features the B-Boys as action figures. G.I. Joe style.
Bon Iver will curate the Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, which will take place in - yes - Paris, France in October. The French wear tons of skinny jeans already, so you'll have problems telling the true hipsters apart from the fashionistas at this show.
Speaking of the French, Phoenix are in the studio recording the follow-up to 2009's Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. The album doesn't have a release date yet, but some studio pictures have showed up online.
The Dum Dum Girls will release their Only In Dreams sophomore album on Sept. 27. They're also set to tour with Crocodiles, so expect plenty of distorted shoegaze coming your way soon.
Some asshole has stolen Thrice's gear. Help them get it back.
Triumph are getting their own street in Mississauga, Ont. Triumph Lane will be located in the city's Meadowvale neighbourhood at Derry Road West and Terragar Boulevard. The band will meet with their fans on July 14 at Lionheart Pub, which is in the area. You can see RIK EMMETT IN THE FLESH!
Actor Shia LeBeouf's done with Transformers, so he's moved on to making a documentary about Marilyn Manson for whatever reason.