Today in Music News: Thu Jan 27

You Say Party had to pull out of their co-tour with Young Galaxy because Becky has bronchitis — Winter Gloves will join the tour in their stead. As for Young Galaxy, they’ve released a new song, available for free download.

Neil Young is receiving a Juno Award for his humanitarian work — Young co-founded Farm Aid in 1985, and created the Bridge School for children with severe speech and physical impairments in 1987 with his wife. The Juno Awards will be given out on March 27.

Lady GaGa has announced a new line of perfume, and in true form she’s requested that it smell like — ahem — blood and semen.

Wilco have left their label Nonesuch, creating a new label called dBpm Records that will be distributed by Epitaph offshoot ANTI-.

“This is an idea we’ve discussed for years,” said Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy. “We really like doing things ourselves, so having our own label feels pretty natural to me. And, to be working with Anti- — a label that was started by a punk rock guy to sell his own records — seems like a perfect fit for us.”

Coachella is totally sold out, at a record pace. Better get on Craigslist, dilly-dalliers.

Born Ruffians have an EP out and they’re embarking on a Canadian tour to support it. They’ve also got a new view for the song “The Ballad Of Moose Bruce” so check that out as well.

Musicians like Burnthe8track and The Weakerthans have joined the Prairie Artists Against Enbridge in protest of Enbridge Pipeline’s sponsorship of the Prairie Scene Festival in Ottawa.

Photo by Shayne Kaye, via Creative Commons

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