Today In Music News: Thu Aug 5

Winter Gloves

Winter Gloves are releasing their new album All Red next month, and will be hitting the road to support it, crossing both Canada and the U.S. You can pre-order the special-edition vinyl — red wax, natch — from Paper Bag Records.

It has been confirmed that Weezer are now officially a member of the Epitaph family. I think we’re all a little confused about that choice. Does this mean Weezer are going to do a tour with Social Distortion and Bad Religion?

One of the best indie-rock labels of all time — MERGE Records — have now signed The Mountain Goats after a long stint at 4AD. It’s almost comical now how stacked MERGE is, seriously.

Arcade Fire’s Madison Square Gardens gig tonight will be live streamed on YouTube.

It has now been officially announced that Wyclef Jean will be in the running to be President of Haiti. How do you feel about this, make sure to comment below with your opinions!

On Tuesday, Music Nova Scotia will announce performers for November’s Nova Scotia Music Week via an army of buskers that includes Gysophilia and Glory Glory Man United.

The fall tour announcements just don’t stop — the latest one is courtesy of Deerhoof, who will hit Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto with Real Estate this October.

Sadly, a fan died at the Kansas stop of the Warped Tour. The 26-year-old man’s cause of death hasn’t been released yet.

In really bizarre, only sort of music-related news, Vanilla Ice will host a home improvement show. Yep.

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