In The News: David Bazan, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Dave Davies, Mark Lanegan, Ha Ha Tonka, Sondre Lerche, Craig Finn, Six By Seven And More

David Bazan has announced the March 7 release of his new album, Care, via Undertow. He’ll be playing several festivals around the U.S. this spring … Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits is a best-of album from Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, due out from Fat Wreck Chords on April 7. The band is currently touring Europe, with a North American tour to follow this spring … Partisan rds will issue Death Song, the latest release from the Black Angels, on April 21 … The new album from the Kinks’ Dave Davies and his son Russ Davies, Open Road, will be available March 31 … On April 28, the Mark Lanegan Band will release its latest LP, Gargoyle, via Heavenly … Bobby Darin And Johnny Mercer’s 1961 collaborative effort, Two Of A Kind, will be reissued as an expanded edition by Omnivore on March 24 … Snow is the first new record from the New Year in nine years, set for an April 28 release via Undertow … Bloodshot has announced the March 10 release of Heart-Shaped Mountain, the latest album from Ha Ha Tonka … The fifth full-length from Cory Brannan, Adios, is due out from Bloodshot on April 7 … March 17 will see the release of Gary Clark Jr.’s second live album, Live North America 2016, on Warner Bros. … Flatfoot 56’s seventh studio album, Odd Boat, is set for an April 28 release from Sailor’s Grave … Hopeless Romantic, the latest record from Michelle Branch, will be available from Verve on April 7 … UMe will issue Hits And Pieces: The Best Of Marc Almond And Soft Cell, a compilation album featuring the career of Marc Almond, on March 10 … Gnomonsong will release Tara Jane O’Neil’s new, self-titled album on April 21 … The new Sondre Lerche album, Pleasure, is set for an April 14 release. The singer is currently touring his home country of Norway, with a North American tour to follow … On March 24, the third solo album from Craig Finn, We All Want The Same Things, will be available from Partisan … Six By Seven will reissue its 2000 album, The Closer You Get, with an additional LP of Peel Sessions and b-sides, as well as a greatest-hits CD, from Beggars Arkive on February 17 … From Where I Started is Sera Cahoone’s fourth release, due out from Hearth Music on March 24 … Relapse will release Obituary’s self-titled 10th studio album on March 17 … The first two albums from Pinback, 1999’s Some Voices and 2003’s Offcell, will be released on vinyl for the first time March 17 as Some Offcel Voices … On April 14, the first new album from Fionn Regan in five years, The Meetings Of The Waters, via his own imprint 常に愛 TSUNENI AI/Abbey.

—Emily Costantino

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