And we’re back! After our week-long trip to Austin, the CoS news team is ready to return to the non-stop onslaught that is a 24-hour, 7-day a week posting schedule. But before we begin, let us first first take a look at some of the headlines that hit the wire/Twitter while we were gone. You’d think the music industry would prove newsless with every band, publicist, and their mother taking to SXSW 2011, but last week saw everything from the return of The Darkness and new music from Thom Yorke to a new BjÃ¶rk album and the passing of Nate Dogg. Take it all in below; then get ready for what should prove to be another hectic week.
— R.I.P. Nate Dogg
— Faithless are no more.
— The Darkness are back.
— Lil Wayne gave Tha Carter IV a release date.
— Foo Fighters will soon play a garage near you.
— Wyclef Jean was shot during a trip to his native Haiti.
— Justice debuted their first piece of new music since 2007 with the help of Katy Perry.
— “Chillin'”, a track rumored to be off Dr. Dre‘s Detox featuring Swizz Beatz, hit the web.
— Klaxons canceled their upcoming U.S. tour — which included an appearance at Coachella.
— Amidst Odd Future’s takeover of SXSW 2011, Tyler, the Creator detailed his new solo album.
— Gorillaz’ genius Damon Albarn will be writing and starring in a new musical entitled Doctor Dee.
— Speaking of Damon Albarn, BjÃ¶rk is releasing an iPad-created album entitled Biophilia. Even better, the songs will be apps.
— Death From Above 1979, Cut Copy, Wiz Khalifa, Bassnectar, and Yeasayer will be among the acts joining the Disco Biscuits for Camp Bisco 10.
— Jack White’s Third Man Records has signed guitar sensation Seasick Steve to a one-record deal. The two-song Third Man blue series single will be released soon.
— Girl Talk, Lupe Fiasco, Crystal Castles, Ra Ra Riot and more are confirmed to join The Strokes at this year’s Sweetlife Festival, set to take May 1st at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD.