In The News: Jim James, U2, Nightmares On Wax, Björk, Godflesh, Inara George, Wallflowers, Mike Love, Pharcyde, Cursive And More

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James will release Tribute To 2 on December 8 via ATO. The 11-track album, a sequel of sorts to 2009’s Tribute To EP of George Harrison/Beatles covers, features James tackling material by the likes of the Beach Boys, Sonny & Cher, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, the Orioles and Irving Berlin. The Tribute To EP will be reissued by ATO the same day with new cover art and a bonus track (a cover of Dylan’s “If Not For You”) … U2‘s 14th studio album, Songs Of Experience, is due December 1 via Interscope … Nightmares On Wax returns January 26 with Shape The Future (Warp) … Björk‘s ninth studio album, Utopia, hits stores November 24 courtesy of One Little Indian … Godflesh will deliver Post Self on November 17 via Avalanche … January 19 marks the release date of the new solo album from Inara George (Bird And The Bee, Living Sisters), Dearest Everybody (Release Me) … Interscope/UMe has issued a 15th-anniversary version of the fourth Wallflowers album, Red Letter Days, on vinyl as a two-LP set … Hey kids: Mike love, not war; Beach Boys vocalist Mike Love unleashes a double album November 17 called, suitably, Unleash The Love (BMG), the first disc of which features 13 new songs, the second re-recordings of 12 Beach Boys hits … Why Not?, the new album from Half Japanese, is scheduled for release January 19 via Fire … Joan As Police Woman‘s Damned Devotion is out February 9 on Play It Again Sam … Tim Heidecker‘s digital-only Too Dumb For Suicide: Tim Heidecker’s Trump Songs will be released November 8 via Jagjaguwar/Rado; a portion of the proceeds will go to suicide-prevention organizations … On November 17, Craft celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Pharcyde‘s classic Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde with a deluxe remastered reissue available as two CDs (original album, plus a disc of bonus material) and on vinyl (original album on two LPs, plus three 12-inch singles); the original album will also be available as a single LP and on cassette … Cursive will reissue remastered versions of its first two albums, 1997’s Such Blinding Stars For Starving Eyes and 1998’s The Storms Of Early Summer, digitally and on vinyl December 1 via its 15 Passenger label … Thelonious Monk’s The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection is just that: a limited-edition vinyl boxed set that collects all five of the 10-inch records Thelonious Monk recorded for the label between 1952 and 1954; it’s out via Craft on December 15 … Hawkwind‘s At The Roundhouse is a two-CD/DVD set that captures the legendary space rockers at the equally legendary London venue live earlier this year; it’s out December 8 on Cherry Red … The 17-track Born To Touch Your Feelings: Best Of Rock Ballads (out via Legacy on November 24) is a career-spanning anthology from the Scorpions including two new songs as well as newly recorded versions of a pair of older ones.

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