Hello everyone and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back in the week in Punknews. I'm Bryne Yancey and I'll be your guide through some of the juiciest, most popular and otherwise noteworthy stories from the last seven days. Remember, every Punknews story is built from tips from our wonderful, good-looking readers, so get to submitting. Here's what got the strange, slow and old community talking this week:
- The Sony DADC warehouse in London was destroyed, claiming physical product from several prominent indie labels. Later in the week, Gang of Four bassist David Allen weighed in on the situation.
- Ben Weasel broke his radio silence four months after the SXSW incident to reveal what's he "learned" in the meantime
- Pat Kim and Steve Morris left Unwritten Law after an altercation with frontman Scott Russo
- Australia's Soundwave Revolution festival was cancelled after headliner Van Halen pulled out of the gig
- Banner Pilot detailed their new album, Heart Beats Pacific
- Finally, the Spotify discussion became interesting this week after Century Media removed their catalogue from the service; Spotify themselves issued a rebuttal of sorts. We talked about it on this week's Punknews Podcast.
With that, we hand over this Sunday evening to the Punknews community, where anything is possible, from the next amusing-then-overwrought meme, to the creation of bands and message boards, to alienating sports chatter. So talk amongst yourselves, spin some tracks in the Navel Gazing turntable.fm room and we'll see you Monday morning.