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In The News: Matthew Sweet, Jeff Tweedy, John Coltrane, Shabazz Palaces, Bob Marley, Allen Ginsberg, Tom Petty, Waxahatchee And More

Matthew Sweet returns with new studio album since 2011 Tomorrow Forever on June 16 via Honeycomb Hideout/Sony/RED. It’s a 17-track CD/double LP … Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy will release Together At Last, a new solo acoustic collection, June 23 via dBpm … On June 9, Rhino will release Trane: The Atlantic Collection, featuring nine songs from recording John Coltrane made for Atlantic between 1959 and 1961. The next week, mono LP reissues of Giant Steps, Olé Coltrane, Coltrane Plays The Blues, Bags & Trane and The Avant-Garde will be available, with a mono CD version of Giant Steps due July 7 … Shabazz Palaces will release Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star via Sub Pop on July 14 … Island/UMe celebrates the 40th anniversary of Bob Marley & the Wailers’ classic Exodus with four separate versions of the LP new month. Exodus 40: The Movement Continues (featuring the original album and a Ziggy Marley “restatement” of the LP with be available as both a two-CD set and a three three-CD package, featuring Exodus Live). Also available will be a limited-edition gold-vinyl version of the original LP, plus a super-deluxe four-LP, two-seven-inch set that includes the original album, Exodus 40, Exodus Live, Punky Reggae Party and more … The Sword has released its first live album, Greetings From…, via Razor & Tie … On June 23, 311 will issue 12th studio album Mosaic (BMG) … Allen Ginsberg’s 1970 Songs Of Innocence And Experience will be released on CD for the first time June 23, with a second disc of rarities and previously unissued songs … Matthew Ryan has released new LP Hustle Up Starlings, produced by the Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon … Six Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers albums—She’s The One, Echo, The Last DJ, Highway Companion, Mojo and Hypnotic Eye—are available again as stand-alone vinyl titles via Warner Bros. … Glen Campbell’s final studio album, Adiós, will be released June 9 via UMe … Waxahatchee’s fourth album, Out In The Storm, will be released July 14 on Merge … Rhino celebrates the 20th birthday of Third Eye Blind’s self-titled debut June 9 with an expanded version of the LP that includes several unreleased recordings … Omar Souleyman’s new LP, To Syria, With Love, is out June 2 via Mad Decent … Willie Nile pays tribute to one of his idols with Positively Bob: Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan, out June 23 via River House … Boomiverse, the third solo album by OutKast’s Big Boi, is out next month via Epic … UMe will issue expanded editions of Status Quo’s Blue For You, Just Supposin’ and Never Too Late on June 2 … ABBA’s classic Gold: Greatest Hits will receive a limited-edition reissue on gold-colored 180g vinyl on June 30 … Sarah Jaffe’s Bad Baby is due out July 7 via Kirtland.

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Record Store Day 10

A highly selective look at what yesterday’s 10th anniversary Record Store Day had to offer

Like drunks recalling their teen frat antics or Asbury Park-ers remembering every Bruce sighting, everybody in the label and the vinyl record biz has a Record Store Day start story: the decisions as to what studio and/or live rarities to make available, what color its stock would, what thickness all it would come in, what new tunes to pull out, and who would rep the damned thing. (This year. St. Vincent was the RSD hostess-with-the-most-est with its honoree being, ugh, Elton John.) Luckily, within all that informational folderol, no one has forgotten about the music (maaaaaaaaan), as it not only has remained the focus of RSD, but it holiest reason—find something great and impossible-to-get after April 22, keep it at 180 mg and make it in swirly red and white-toned vinyl. Here’s a purely subjective, highly selective list of some of the most fascinating RSD vinyl-only opportunities.

Bob Seger System “2+2=?” seven-inch, yellow (Third Man)
There’s a lot of reasons to love this frizzy garage-rocking first single from Bob Seger. First, it’s groovy growling Bob before he went epic and smooth. Secondly, this single was one of the first manufactured at Third Man’s new pressing plant in Detroit, Seger’s hometown. Lastly, it’s salty Seger singing for a cause: anti-Vietnam protest with lyrics like, “It’s true I am a young man, but I’m old enough to kill/I don’t want to kill nobody.”

Moondog Moondog LP, white vinyl (Columbia)
The most exquisitely odd of avant-garderners, Moondog—“the Viking of Sixth Avenue” as he was known in minimalist circles—recorded this stirring, subtle symphonic 1969 album with the producer behind the horny Chicago (James William Guercio). Its tones are majestic and the songs dedicated to bop master Charlie Parker led the charge for that jazz saxophonist’s revival.

The War On Drugs “Thinking Of A Place” 12-inch single (Atlantic)
Philadelphia’s slow burning indie act has been MIA since 2014’s epic Lost In The Dream, and this new song is both stunningly ghostly and contagiously melodic.

Patti Smith “Hey Joe” (Version)/”Piss Factory” seven-inch (Rhino)
Patti Smith was still Downtown NYC’s headiest poetess in 1974 rather than the pre-punk rocker she would become known as months after this single’s release. Along with borrowing its ire from guitarist Roy Buchanan’s take (and not that of Hendrix), Smith’s “Hey Joe” is famous (and dated, but happily) by spoken text regarding heiress-turned-Symbionese Liberation Army pawn Patty Hearst’s indoctrination into the cause. Whoa.

The Bevis Frond Triptych two-LP, white vinyl (Fire America)
The lost and lovely lo-fi psychedelic sound of Nick Saloman’s Frond is welcome here, especially the grand eloquent “Tangerine Infringement Beak”—a nearly 20 minutes-long monster. Weirdly enough, they also do a version of “Hey Joe.” Must be the water.

Various Artists Ciao! Manhattan soundtrack LP (Light In The Attic)
Rather than be a sonic paean to everything silver, Velvet(y) and Warhol-ian, the never-before-released musical portrait behind the ugly 1973 docudrama tale of socialite-gone-to-seed Edie Sedgwick features a whole lot of prairie-dog country (John Philips) as well as Moog compositions by Factory regular Gino Piserchio and glammy ragtime-rock songs (“Citizen Kane”) by Kim Fowley. This LITA gatefold package is an appropriately wonky soundtrack for a magnetically weird film.

Marianne Faithfull Rich Kids Blues LP, silver (Demon)
Now, here’s a silver vinyl album that would’ve made Andy and Edie proud: a spare 1972-recorded set of Faithfull’s flatlined vocal readings of Dylan, Tim Hardin, Phil Ochs and Sandy Denny folkers.

Mayer Hawthorne Party Of One EP, luminescent aquamarine vinyl (BMG/Vagrant)
The suavely soulful and fluidly funky Mayer Hawthorne’s debut digital gets an aptly oceanic-colored first physical release.

Sinn Sisamouth And Ros Serey Sothea “Sinn Sisamouth And Ros Serey Sothea” seven-inch (Dust-To-Digital)
The rarely heard sound of ’50s and ’60s Cambodian crooner Sinn Sisamouth and Ros Serey Sothea is the lilting pop predecessors to all that Dengue Fever possess.

Various Artists Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye: A Tribute To Roky Erickson double-LP (Sire)
One of the first and best tribute albums to a well-deserving artist, this long-out-of-print project from 1990 (put together by legendary promo man Bill Bentley) features ZZ Top, Butthole Surfers, Bongwater and a still vital R.E.M. capturing Roky Erickson’s scary love songs to demons, aliens and assorted lost souls.

Johnny Cash The Johnny Cash Children’s Album LP (Columbia)
The Man In Black gets child-like (hardly) and giddy (not at all) while doing rough-and-tumble country covers of Sesame Street classic “Nasty Dan,” Cash’s own “I Got A Boy (And His Name Is John)” (written about Cash’s only son, John Carter Cash) and frumpy Elvis hit “Old Shep,”

Ken Kesey The Acid Test LP (Jackpot)
How is this not on some amazingly colored trippy vinyl? Timothy Leary’s best buddy/test subject released this privately in 1966 and was meant to recreate a live acid test. Way dated psychedelic stuff, but fun nonetheless.

Hollie Cook “Superstar” seven-inch (Merge)
Esoteric British soul/reggae crooner Hollie Cook debuts her raw, top-ranking balladry not only with a blissed-out cover of the Carpenters’ “Superstar,” but with a spooky dub version of the same song as its b-side. Welcome to America.

Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall three-LP (Loma Vista)
Together with Queens Of The Stone Age, the creaky-but-caterwauling Iggy Pop played the Berlin-era-inspired new album along with the best of his morose, synth-punkish works co-created with David Bowie. Amazing collection and sterling, scrufy sound.

George Carlin Jammin’ In New York LP (Comedy Dynamics)
Just for laughs (literally), the late lover of words gets a first vinyl release for his HBO special of the same name (from 1992) and presciently teases currently popular notions such as climate change in a bit called “The Planet Is Fine.”

Slick Rick The Great Adventures Of … album, book and seven-inch (Get Down)
The rap overlord of the la-di-da-di drops his 1988 debut here with an 18-page illustrated kid’s sleepy time novella, a CD (WTF!?) of his jittery 1988 debut and a picture sleeve single of the lullabye-est hip-hop jam of the era.

Sex Pistols “Anarchy In The UK” five seven-inch singles, boxed (Rhino)
Four original U.K. 45s and one U.S. replicas of the original 1977 releases showcase “Anarchy In The UK”, “God Save The Queen,” “Pretty Vacant (U.K. version),” “Pretty Vacant (U.S. version)” and “Holidays In The Sun.” Yes, you have these, but any chance to fly the Union Jack in cute in this Johnny Rotten’s anniversary season.

Thelonious Monk Les Liaisons Dangereuses double-LP (Sam/Saga)
This is the year that jazz came to RSD in a big way, and nothing is better than hearing the mood-swinging genius of the piano’s never-released soundtrack (his only shot at film scoring to boot) for Roger Vadim’s 1960 French film of the same name. This collection is gorgeously executed sonically (Thelonious Monk’s stalwart saxophonist Charlie Rouse smolders across these trembling tracks), and the box is crammed tight with never-before-seen photographs and memorabilia from the recording sessions.

Spoon “Hot Thoughts” 12-inch single (Matador)
The newly resurging soupy Spoon offers up the best song from its new album along with two previously unavailable tracks: “Hot Thoughts (Dave Sitek Remix)” and a swooning cover of Elvis Presley’s “Love Letters.”

The Beatles “Strawberry Fields Forever”/”Penny Lane” seven-inch (Capitol)
Just as it did back in 1967, a single of “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane”—complete with a picture sleeve featuring a Nehru jacket, walrus mustachioed-era Fab Four‚preceded the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Sun Ra Arkestra Janus LP, yellow/black vinyl(ORG)
Rare and studiously skronky studio and live material from the toast of Germantown, Pa., is always welcome, but this time out Sun Ra’s space-jazz from between 1963 and 1970 comes in sunburst-and-black-swirled vinyl—just like the sound.

Lillie Mae Forever And Then Some LP, clear with white wisps (Third Man)
Not only has Jack White produced the famously nicotine-stained sound of Nashville-based singer/songwriter Lillie Mae. He’s turned the country howler’s debut disc appropriately smoke-colored for RSD.

Motörhead Clean Your Clock two-LP picture disc (USD)
Recorded in Germany 2015, the late Lemmy is the picturesque star of this package, funny leather hat and literal and figurative warts and all.

David Bowie Cracked Actor (Live In Los Angeles ’74) three-LP (Rhino)
Not to be confused with the 1974 BBC doc of the same name, this riveting live recording comes from the same time and tour that yielded Bowie’s ragged blue-eyed-soul David Live from the Tower Theatre in MAGNET’s hometown of Philadelphia. Only this double package bests the Philly package pound-for-pound in funky chic as it included the Philly Dogs crew (e.g. Luther Vandross) and stunning bass-pumped sound quality (Bowie’s mics dropped off at the Tower). Plus, these L.A. dates happily included a mesmeric take on “John, I’m Only Dancing (Again),” which Philly missed out on, and he doesn’t look like a zombie on this cover. Rhino also released the ultra-rare Hunky Dory-era promo album BOWPROMO for RSD, a white-label joint from 1972 with different mixes of famed tracks like “Oh, You Pretty Things” and album outtake “Bombers”/“Andy Warhol Intro.”

The Cars Live At The Agora, 1978 two-LP (Rhino)
The band often accused of ushering in the sleekest forms of danceable, hit-making new wave, this rough live release shows Ric Ocasek and Co. on the Suicide-influenced tip of its towering sound. Very grouchy.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Hammersmith Odeon London ’75 four-LP (Columbia)
If we’re talking live albums, this boxed set is the wooly mammoth lost weekend for Boss vinyl fanatics: his and his crew’s first concert appearance outside of America with Born To Run freshly in their rear-view mirror. This package was released on CD, but the crispness of Bruce’s “Detroit Medley” (“Devil With A Blue Dress On,” “See See Rider,” “Good Golly Miss Molly,” “Jenny Take A Ride”) and the bliss of “Rosalita” paired with the Latin-swinging “Come A Little Bit Closer” and “Theme From Shaft” by Isaac Hayes plus the smoky jazz of “Kitty’s Back” with Van Morrison’s “Moondance”? Too much.

—A.D. Amorosi

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In The News: Lindsey Buckingham And Christine McVie, Melvins, Loretta Lynn, New York Dolls, Little Steven, Joseph Arthur And More

Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie have teamed up for their first-ever album as a duo, Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie, which will be available from Atlantic on June 9 … Fantasy has announced the June 9 release of Gov’t Mule’s new record, Revolution Come…Revolution Go. The band will tour the U.S. this summer in support … A Walk With Love And Death is the first-ever double album from the Melvins, due out July 7 via Ipecac … On August 8, the new Loretta Lynn studio album, Wouldn’t It Be Great, will be available from Legacy … Two classic ’70s LPs by the New York DollsNew York Dolls and Too Much Too Soon—will be reissued on limited-edition colored vinyl by UMe on May 5 … John Prine will release a songbook featuring a selection of his favorite songs, photographs and stories. John Prine Beyond Words is out on April 18 from Oh Boy … Parlophone will honor the 40th anniversary of Jethro Tull’s Songs From The Wood with a three-CD/two-DVD boxed set (featuring live rare recordings and footage) on May 19 … Soulfire is the first solo album by Little Steven in nearly 20 years, due out May 19 from UMe … May 26 will see the release of the soundtrack to Grateful Dead documentary Long Strange Trip on Rhino. The Amir Bar-Lev-directed doc will be released in theaters the same day … The first solo album by the Only Ones’ Peter Perrett, How The West Was Won, will be available from Domino on June 30 … Flat Duo Jets’ self-titled debut will be reissued as a three-disc vinyl boxed set, Wild Wild Love, complete with outtakes and the (In Stereo) EP, on April 22 by Daniel 13 … Real World will reissue Joseph Arthur’s Redemption’s Son in honor of the album’s 15th birthday on June 23. Arthur will perform the LP start to finish on a limited solo tour this summer … Twitching In Time, the new Elf Power record, is set for a May 12 release via the band’s own Orange Twin label … On June 9, an album featuring Kronos QuartetSam Amidon, Olivia Chaney, Rhiannon Giddens and Natalie Merchant on songs originally performed at Nonesuch Record’s 50th anniversary celebration, Folk Songs, will be released … The three June 2016 performances by Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow in Birmingham will be available on Live In Birmingham 2016 via Eagle Rock on June 9.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Beatles, Ruby Suns, Buffalo Tom, Steve Earle, Game Theory, Bee Gees, Can And More

The 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ iconic album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band will be commemorated with special anniversary edition releases May 26 via Apple/Capitol/UMe. The super-deluxe boxed set will include previously unreleased 1992 documentary film The Making Of Sgt. Pepper, as well as previously unreleased session recordings … Sprite Fountain is the new album from the Ruby Suns, due out from Sellout! on June 9 … Low Cut Connie has announced the May 19 release of fourth studio album Dirty Pictures (Part 1) via Contender … New West has signed the Secret Sisters and will issue the duo’s Brandi Carlile-produced new record, You Don’t Own Me Anymore, on June 9 … On May 19, Buffalo Tom’s 1992 album Let Me Come Over will be reissued in honor of its 25th birthday, alongside first-ever live release Live From London, Ulu, 1992 from Beggars Arkive … The debut solo album from A Sunny Day In Glasgow’s Jen Goma (as Showtime Goma), Smiley Face, is set for a June 16 release … So You Wanna Be An Outlaw, the latest album by Steve Earle And The Dukes, will be available from Warner Bros. on June 16 … Game Theory’s final album, 2 Steps from The Middle Ages (originally released in 1988), will be reissued as a remastered and expanded edition June 9 via Omnivore … Capitol/UMe will release a career-spanning best-of collection featuring the work of the Bee Gees, Timeless: The All-Time Greatest Hits, on April 21 … May 15 will see the release of Jason Molina: Riding With The Ghost, a family-authorized biography of Jason Molina, from Rowman & Littlefield … The 40th birthday of Foreigner will be celebrated May 19 with the release of 40, which features 40 hits spanning 40 years, from Rhino … Acoustic In Concert is a new live DVD/CD featuring Simple Minds’ 2016 BBC “In Concert” series performance, due out from Eagle Rock on June 16 … Can has announced the June 16 release of CAN: The Singles on Mute/Spoon … Sony CG will reissue Leftfield’s debut album Leftism on May 5 … On May 5, Alice Coltrane‘s ashram recordings from the ’80s and ’90s will be released to the public for the first time ever, as part of World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music Of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda, a compilation from David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label … A five-disc genre-defining boxed set featuring tracks by the Cure, Joy Division, Bauhaus, Nico and more, Silhouettes And Statues: A Gothic Revolution: 1978-1986 will be available from Cherry Red on June 30 … GospelbeacH is the new project by Brent Rademaker, and debut album Another Summer Of Love will be released June 15 on Alive Naturalsound.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Slowdive, Dan Auerbach, Van Morrison, Who, Iron Maiden, Miranda Lee Richards, Sam Amidon, Paul Weller And More

After 22 years, Slowdive will finally return May 5 with the release of its self-titled fourth album via Dead Oceans … Waiting On A Song is Dan Auerbach’s second solo album, due out from his Easy Eye Sound label on June 2 … Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly And James McAlister have teamed up to create Planetarium, which will be available June 9 from 4AD … Legacy will issue a deluxe three-CD Van Morrison library set, Van Morrison: The Authorized Bang Collection, on April 28 … On June 2, the Who’s Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 2004 will be available for the first time in multiple formats from Eagle Rock … The next installment of BMG’s Iron Maiden reissue series will take place May 19 with Prayer For The Dying, Fear Of The Dark, The X Factor and Virtual XIExistential Beast, the new album from Miranda Lee Richards, is set for a June 16 release via Invisible Hands … Chicago’s Robert Lamm has announced the June 2 issuing of a solo retrospective album, Time Chill, A Retrospective, on Omnivore … Nonesuch will release Sam Amidon’s The Following Mountain, his first collection of completely original work, on May 26 … May 19 will see the release of The Complete Albums Collection, a collection of Rob Halford’s work outside of Judas Priest, via Legacy … An extended reissue of pioneering punk-club album Max’s Kansas City 1976—featuring tracks by Suicide, the Fast, Wayne County, Iggy Pop, the New York Dolls and many more—will be available from Jungle on May 5 … The Supremes A’ Go-Go, the 1966 ninth studio album from the Supremes, will be reissued as a deluxe expanded edition April 28 by UMe … Paul Weller’s 12th solo record, A Kind Revolution, is set for a May 12 release on Warner Bros./Parlophone … Concord Jazz has announced the April 21 release of The Musician, a live three-CD and Blu-ray set capturing Chick Corea’s 70th birthday celebration, featuring performances by Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin, Wynton Marsalis and more … On June 23, the new album from the Chain Gang Of 1974, Felt, will be released by Caroline … The first new Ryuichi Sakamoto LP in eight years, async, will be released by Milan on April 28.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Saint Etienne, Thurston Moore, Feist, Swans, !!!, Alison Moyet, Danzig, Ride, Black Lips, Nite Jewel, Royal Trux, Jason Isbell And More

Saint Etienne has announced the June 2 release of Home Counties on Heavenly … Rock N Roll Consciousness, the new album from Thurston Moore, will be released by Caroline on April 28. Several North American tour dates will follow … Interscope will issue Feist’s first new album in six years, Pleasure, on April 28 … An LP featuring re-worked renditions of the Cranberries’ major hits as well as brand-new material, Something Else, is due out April 28 via BMG in honor of the band’s 25th anniversary … On April 28, the 1995 album by Swans, The Great Annihilator, will be reissued by Young God/Mute … !!! (Chk Chk Chk) will release new album Shake The Shudder via Warp on May 19 … Other is the latest release from Alison Moyet, due out June 16 on Cooking Vinyl … Rhino has announced 29 limited-edition vinyl releases for Record Store Day (April 22), including titles by David Bowie, the Cure, Ramones, Lou Reed and more (plus the Space Jam soundtrack!) … The first new Danzig album in seven years, Black Laden Crown, will be available from Evilive/Nuclear Blast in mid-May … June 16 will see the release of the first new Ride LP in two decades, Weather Diaries, on Wichita … Black Lips’ new album, Satan’s Graffiti Or God’s Art?, is due out from Vice on May 5 … Real High, the fourth Nite Jewel record, will be available May 5 from Gloriette … Bomber will issue America, Location 12, the latest Dispatch album, on June 2 … The second installment of Walkman Walter Martin’s “juvenile series,” My Kinda Music, will be released May 5 … On June 16, Platinum Tips And Ice Cream, the latest Royal Trux album, will be available from Drag City … Banditos’ second full-length, Visionland, is set for a June 23 release on Bloodshot … The Nashville Sound is the new album from Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit, due out from Southeastern on June 16 … Dead Oceans has announced the June 16 release of Kevin Morby’s City Music … The new record by North Mississippi Allstars, Prayer For Peace, is due out from Sony/Legacy on June 2 … April 28 marks the reissue of two long-lost EPs by Paul Collins’ band the Beat, Long Time Gone and To Beat Or Not To Beat, via Lolipop … Tindersticks have announced the release of the original soundtrack and film by Stuart Staples, Minute Bodies: The Intimate World Of F. Percy Smith, on June 16 via City Slang … I’m Just Dead, I’m Not Gone: Lazarus Edition is a live album featuring the late Jim Dickinson, which will be available from Memphis International in April … Legacy will release So It Is, the new release from Preservation Hall Jazz Band, on April 21.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Fleet Foxes, Nick Cave, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Chastity Belt, U2, Benjamin Booker, Little Hurricane, Woods, TW Walsh And More

Nonesuch will issue the long-awaited third album from Fleet Foxes, Crack-Up, on June 16. The band will tour internationally throughout 2017 in support … Lovely Creatures is a best-of collection featuring 30 years of music by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, due out from Mute/BMG in multiple formats on May 5 … A previously unreleased live album featuring the late Jaco Pastorius with the Word Of Mouth Big Band, Truth, Liberty & Soul: Live In NYC: The Complete 1982 NPR Jazz Alive! Recording, will be available from Resonance as a limited-edition three-LP boxed set on April 22, with CD and digital versions due out May 19 … Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy will pay tribute to Merle Haggard on Best Troubador, which is set for a May 5 release via Drag City … On June 2, the third studio album from Chastity Belt, I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone, will be available from Hardly Art … Loma Vista has announced the April 14 release of Little Dragon’s new album, Season High. A North American tour will follow … Emotional Freedom Technique is the debut solo album from Death Cab For Cutie’s Dave Depper, due out from Tender Loving Empire on June 9 … The broadcast premiere of Outlaw: Celebrating The Music Of Waylon Jennings will take place on April 17 on CMT. The concert—which features the likes of Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Alison Krauss, Shooter Jennings and many more—will be available as a CD/DVD combo from Sony the same day … U2’s fifth studio album The Joshua Tree, turns 30 this year, and Interscope will reissue it as a deluxe collector’s edition June 2, complete with a live recording, rarities and b-sides … June 2 will see the release of Witness, the new Benjamin Booker record, via ATO … 33 1/3 will issue Fastball’s new album, Step Into Light, on May 19. The band will join Everclear and Vertical Horizon for a national tour this summer … Run With The Pack and Burnin’ Sky, Bad Company’s 1976 and 1977 albums, will be reissued as deluxe, double-disc versions by Rhino on May 26, complete with the original remastered recordings and expanded with rare and unreleased tracks … Another pair of titles in The Frank Sinatra Collection, The Timex Shows Vol. 1 & Vol. 2, will be available from Eagle Rock on May 19 on DVD and digital formats … Little Hurricane will release Same Sun Same Moon on April 24 via Mascot … On April 21, the 15th album from the black watch, The Gospel According To John, will be available from Eskimo … Woodsist has announced the April 21 release of Love Is Love, the new Woods record … Terrible Freedom is TW Walsh’s new LP, due out from Tower Of Song on April 28.

—Emily Costantino

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Film At 11: Against Me!

Against Me! has a new video for its rollicking Shape Shift With Me cut “Haunting, Haunted, Haunts.” The animated visual functions like a light show at a live performance, perfectly tied in with the very loud volume at which this track should be played. Check it out below, and give our cover story with Laura Jane Grace and Joan Jett a read if you haven’t yet.

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In The News: Erasure, Wavves, Drums, Big Star, Ron Sexsmith, Juana Molina, Justin Townes Earle, Los Straitjackets, Coldplay And More

World Be Gone is the 17th studio album by Erasure, set for a May 19 release via Mute … Wavves has announced the May 19 release of new LP You’re Welcome on Ghost Ramp. The band will kick off a North American tour in April in support … The fourth studio album by the Drums, Abysmal Thoughts, will be released by Anti- on June 16 … Concord Bicycle Music will issue Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s Third Live…And More, a 90-minute concert film celebrating the music of Big Star, on April 21. Recorded in 2016, it features performances by members of R.E.M, Wilco, Yo La Tengo and more … May 19 will see the release of the first new Land Of Talk album in seven years, Life After Youth, by Saddle Creek … Pent Up, the debut LP from Rogue + Jaye (the new collaboration between Rogue Wave’s Zach Rogue and Courtney Jaye), will be available May 5 … Ron Sexsmith will release his 13th studio recording, The Last Rider, on April 21 via Compass … The seventh album from Juana Molina, Halo, is due from Crammed Discs on May 5 … New West has signed Justin Townes Earle and will issue new album Kids In The Street on May 26 … On May 19, the new Los Straitjackets LP, What’s So Funny About Peace, Love And Los Straitjackets, will be released by Yep Roc … Time Bomb is the first new studio album from the Suicide Commandos in 39 years, due out from Twin/Tone on May 5 … Coldplay’s Kaleidoscope EP is set for a June 2 release from Atlantic … The new record from Brother Ali, All The Beauty In This Whole Life, will be available from Rhymesayers on May 5 … Omnivore will issue the first-ever career overview of the Sneetches, Form Of Play: A Retrospective, on April 29 … On April 14, Rhino will release the audio companion to Michael Nesmith’s autobiography, Infinite Tuesday: Autobiographical RiffsPussycat is the new Juliana Hatfield record, due out April 28 via American Laundromat … Trombone Shorty’s debut album for Blue Note, Parking Lot Symphony, will be available on April 28.

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In The News: Mountain Goats, Robyn Hitchcock, At The Drive-In, Delta Saints, 50 Cent, Old Crow Medicine Show, Glen Campbell And More

Merge has announced the May 19 release of Goths, the new Mountain Goats album. The band will tour Australia and the U.S. this spring and summer … Robyn Hitchcock will release his self-titled 21st studio record via Yep Roc on April 21 … The first new album from At The Drive-In in nearly 17 years, in • ter a • li • a, will be available May 5 on Rise … Monte Vista, the latest record from the Delta Saints, is due out April 28 … On April 7, the acclaimed 1967 album by Frank Sinatra And Antonio Carlos Jobim, Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim, will be reissued as an expanded remastered version in honor of its 50th anniversary … Columbia Nashville has signed Old Crow Medicine Show, and will issue 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde, the band’s live performance of the iconic Bob Dylan album, on April 28 … 50 Cent will release his first best-of compilation, Best Of 50 Cent, on March 31 via UMe … Three out-of-print Glen Campbell albums—Gentle On My Mind, Wichita Lineman and Galveston—will be reissued on vinyl by Capitol Nashville/UMe on March 24 … Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 YearsOf The Story: An Album To Benefit War Child is a collection of newly recorded versions of songs from Brandi Carlile’s 2007 album The Story. Featuring appearances by Adele, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Pearl Jam and more, the album will be released by Legacy on May 5, with all of the proceeds benefiting War Child UK … April 21 will see the release of Cuidado Madame, the new Arto Lindsay album, via Northern Spy … Cooking Vinyl/Metalheadz will issue the new double LP by Goldie, The Journey Man, on June 16 … Anders Parker’s new record, The Man Who Fell From Earth, will be available on April 14 on Recorded & Freed … For the first time in more than two decades, Midnight Oil will embark on a world tour, The Great Circle 2017, kicking off April 25 in South America. The band has also announced the release of three archival boxed sets on May 5 from Sony.

—Emily Costantino

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