In The News: Bruce Springsteen, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Decemberists, Paul Simon And More

The 17th studio album from Bruce Springsteen, Wrecking Ball, will be out March 6 via Columbia Records. The Boss will also be a keynote speaker at this year’s SXSW and has plans to tour the U.S. and Europe with the E Street Band … New Multitudes is a Woody Guthrie tribute album created by Yim Yames, Jay Farrar, Will Johnson and Anders Parker. The 12-song album will be released February 28 via Rounder Records; a 23-track deluxe edition will also be available … The Brian Jonestown Massacre will kick off its 2012 world tour on April 27 in Dallas, just in time for the May 1 release of Aufheben via ‘a’ Records … On March 13, the Decemberists will issue the 20-track We All Raise Our Voices To The Air (Live Songs 4.11-8.11) via Capitol Records. This live double album features some of the band’s most famous songs recorded at 12 different performances during its 2011 tour supporting The King Is Dead … The 25th anniversary of Paul Simon’s Graceland will be celebrated this year with a documentary film and commemorative editions of the album. Under African Skies, directed by Joe Berlinger, documents the making and lasting influence of Graceland and will premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Later this spring, Legacy Recordings will issue a deluxe collector’s boxed set and a two-disc set, both featuring the original album, bonus tracks and a director’s cut of Under African SkiesLightships is the side project of Teenage Fanclub’s Gerard Love; debut album Electric Cables is set for an April 3 release via Domino … Kirtland Records is issuing Sarah Jaffe’s latest full-length, The Body Wins, on April 24. Leading up to the release, she’ll be touring the U.S. in support … The Moog’s third album, Seasons In The Underground (MuSick), is slated for an April release … March 20 will see the issuing of Unsane’s seventh full-length, Wreck, via the Alternative Tentacles label.

—Emily Costantino

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