In The News: Björk, Born Ruffians, Moon Taxi, Darlingside, T-Pain, John Oates, Joe Perry, Felt, Fleetwood Mac, Pearl Jam, Toto And More

Out now is Björk‘s ninth studio album, Utopia, on One Little Indian. The 14-track LP features five songs co-written with Arca (who also co-produced most of the album) and one with Sarah Hopkins, as well as a 12-piece Icelandic female flute orchestra and a choir conducted by Þorgerður Ingólfsdóttir. In May, Björk will be headlining the last day of London’s All Points East Festival, a three-day event also featuring LCD Soundsystem, the xx, Beck, Father John Misty, Phoenix, Lorde and many others … Born RuffiansUncle, Duke & The Chief is out February 16 on Paper Bag … RCA will issue Moon Taxi‘s fifth studio album, Let The Record Play, on January 19 … On January 26, Ramseur will release Steep Canyon RangersOut In The Open … Volume 8, Bardo Pond‘s latest album, is out February 2 via Fire … Loma is Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater) and Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski (Cross Record); the trio will release its self-titled debut on February 16 via Sub Pop … Back on February 9 after more than eight years is Dashboard Confessional, with Crooked Shadows (Fueled By Ramen) … Darlingside‘s Extralife, the follow-up to 2015’s Birds Say, is out via More Doug/Thirty Tigers on February 23 … The Wood Brothers‘ sixth LP, the 10-track One Drop Of Truth, is due February 2 via Honey Jar/Thirty Tigers … Professor And The Madman—Alfie Agnew (Adolescents, D.I.), Sean Elliott (D.I.) and Paul Gray and Rat Scabies (Damned)—unleashes Disintegrate Me (FullerTone) on February 23 … T-Pain‘s OBLiViON is out now via Nappy Boy/Konvict/RCA … John OatesArkansas (out February 2 on Thirty Tigers) shows off the mustachioed music man’s Americana side … Alright, Jeffrey Gaines‘ first studio album in 15 years, is out January 26 on Omnivore … Aerosmith’s Joe Perry will self-release sixth solo album Sweetzerland Manifesto (featuring guests Johnny Depp, Robin Zander, David Johansen and Terry Reid) on January 19 … King’s X guitarist Ty Tabor is back with solo album Alien Beans (Rat Pak) on January 12; it comes with a bonus disc of 11 remixed/remastered songs from Tabor’s previous LPs … ’80s indie cult band Felt (ask your cool uncle) will be the subject of the Cherry Red label’s A Decade In Music reissue series starting February 23 with remastered versions of Lawrence and Co.’s first five albums: 1982’s Crumbling The Antiseptic Beauty, 1984’s The Splendour Of Fear and The Strange Idols Pattern And Other Short Stories, 1985’s Ignite The Seven Cannons and 1986’s The Seventeenth Century (originally released as Let The Snakes Crinkle Their Heads To Death) … Speaking of Lawrence, his current project, Mozart’s Mini Mart, will release its new album, the 17-track Mozart’s Mini Mart, on the same day via West Midlands … The first album the current lineup of Fleetwood Mac made together was the band’s 1975 self-titled album (you know, the one with “Landslide,” “Say You Love Me” and “Rhiannon”), and it will be reissued by Rhino on January 19 in three formats: three-CD/LP/DVD (remastered original album on CD and LP; rare/unreleased studio and live recordings on CD; 5.1 Surround Sound and high-resolution mixes of original album on DVD), two-CD (remastered original album; rare/unreleased studio and live recordings) and single-CD (remastered original album) … Live Pearl Jam doc Let’s Play Two is out now on DVD and Blu-ray from Republic, with each featuring five bonus tracks (“Black,” “Mind Your Manners,” “Masters Of War,” “Rearviewmirror” and “Immortality”), though the DVD also coming with a deluxe edition of the soundtrack containing the same five bonus tracks …  40 Trips Around The Sun is a 17-track best-of from Toto featuring all the hits plus three previously unreleased recordings, due out February 9 on Legacy … Metal Blade will reissue two Fates Warning albums, 1989’s Perfect Symmetry and 1991’s Parallels, on January 12 with each CD containing five bonus tracks … Capitol Records continues its 75th anniversary celebration with A Capitol Christmas Volume 2, featuring holiday classics from the likes of the Beach Boys, Glen Campbell, Wayne Newton, Lena Horne and the Louvin Brothers … Kaskade‘s new holiday album, titled simply Christmas, is out now via Arkade/Sony International/Columbia Germany.

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