Haim Announce New Single Coming Out Today
Haim has announced via Twitter that they will be sharing a new song titled ‘Want You Back’ off their upcoming sophomore album, Something to Tell You. The Haim sisters recently shared their first single off the new album, ‘Right Now’, which was accompanied by a Paul Thomas Anderson-directed clip. The LP will be the group’s first since 2013’s excellent Days Are Gone, and is set for a June 7th release date. The new song will be playing on BBC Radio 1 at 2:30 pm eastern time, so set yourselves a reminder. The band also recently announced they will be performing on Saturday Night Live on May 13th.
Fyre Festival Hit with Second Class-Action Lawsuit, Most People Still Want to Go Next Year
The hilarious debacle that has been Fyre Festival continues to entertain, as a second class-action lawsuit has been filed against festival organizers Ja Rule and Billy McFarland. On Monday, they were hit with a $100 million lawsuit, and it was followed by another on Tuesday, citing breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, and fraud. Despite all this, Rolling Stone reports that 81% of people are still interested in attending the festival next year, with organizers promising they will be better prepared this time around. I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Hey Ocean’s Ashleigh Ball Releases New Solo Track, ‘Crazy’
Ashleigh Ball is best known as the singer of Vancouver-based Hey Ocean! (unless you’re a Brony, in which case you’ll know her best as a voice actor in My Little Pony). Ball appears to be trying to make a go of it on her own, as she released a single off her upcoming solo EP, titled Gold in You. The new song is called ‘Crazy’ and it’s quite good. The upcoming EP marks a bit of a change for Ball as she transitions from the indie pop roots of Hey Ocean! to more R&B and electronic influences for her new music. The EP will be out on June 2nd.
100-Year-Old Concert Hall to Reopen in Toronto
In a year marked by a number of Toronto music venues closing their doors for good (Hugh’s Room, Silver Dollar Room), Toronto’s Concert Hall will be reopening its doors this summer. Located at 888 Yonge inside the city’s Masonic Temple, the venue can hold up to 1500 spectators and will be a welcome re-addition to the Toronto music scene. Known for hosting the likes of Led Zeppelin, Sloan, The Tragically Hip, and Beastie Boys, the venue also brings a certain historical importance along with it. The hall will first be opened for the Toronto Jazz Festival on June 23rd, after which it will be used as a venue year-round.