Today In Music News: Wed Aug 18

Caribou have announced a massive tour, with 70 shows taking them all over the world. They’ll be playing the Phoenix in Toronto with Russian Futurists.

Holy Fuck are also continuing their already-extensive tour in support of Latin, with dates added around Canada and the U.S. They’ll also be stopping at the Phoenix, playing there with Indian Jewelry on September 29.

Pitchfork have compiled a list of free albums available to stream around the internet and it includes such artists as: !!!, Les Savy Fav, Brian Wilson, Ra Ra Riot, and more.

Lo-Fi pop artist Wild Nothing released a new song from his upcoming Golden Haze EP (the second since the release of his debut LP Gemini).  The live band version will also be touring the US with Stars, dates are through the link.

Margaret Cho assembled an impressive cast of indie superstars for her upcoming album, Cho Dependent, including Tegan and Sara, Ani DiFranco and A.C. Newman. Newman tweeted that his track is about “some guy’s dick.”

Discovery HD have announced an upcoming documentary series which focuses on Canadian artists visiting — and writing music inspired by — some of Canada’s most famous parks. There will be 13 different pieces all centered around different artists, provinces/territories and parks. Some confirmed artists include Shad, the Besnard Lakes, Sarah Harmer, Apostle of Hustle and more.

In an interview with Exclaim!, National Parks Project’s co-creator Geoff Morrison explains that the project is a “fantastic celebration of the parks, raising awareness about their existence and importance — but also presenting them in this very new, personalized light, as interpreted by the artists.”

Canadian label Nettwerk is close to celebrating its 25th anniversary, with a book and compilation release set for early October. You get a download of the compilation with a book pre-order.

Photo by Antonia Hayes, courtesy of Creative Commons

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