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In The News: Blonde Redhead, Heart, Melvins, Head And The Heart, El Perro Del Mar, Minus 5, Fleshtones, Tim Easton, Howe Gelb And More

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Numero Group has announced the September 30 release of a four-LP/two-CD boxed set featuring Blonde Redhead’s long-out-of-print early recordings. Masculin Feminin will contain the band’s self-titled debut, La Mia Via Violenta, singles, demos and radio performances … The 16th album from Heart, Beautiful Broken, is due out July 8 via Concord. The band will hit the road alongside Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Cheap Trick later this summer … On June 24, Third Man will reissue three out-of-print Melvins LPs: Houdini, Stoner Witch and StagThe Head And The Heart’s new album, Signs Of Light, will be available from Warner Bros. on September 9. The band will tour the U.S. this fall in support … Way Down In The Jungle Room is a new two-disc collection of Elvis Presley’s final studio recordings, set for an August 5 release via RCA/Legacy … The Control Group will issue the new El Perro Del Mar album, KoKoro, on September 16 … The latest release from the Minus 5 is Of Monkees And Men, a collection of nine original songs paying tribute to the Monkees, due out August 19 on Yep Roc … Welcome to the return of KT Tunstall, who just issued new EP Golden State on Caroline … The Fleshtones will celebrate their 40th anniversary on September 2 with the release of The Band Drinks For Free on Yep Roc … Everynight Fire Works, the 2001 debut album by Hey Mercedes, will be reissued as a deluxe edition by Run For Cover on August 12 … Last Chance will release Tim Easton’s new album, American Fork, on September 2. In the mean time, Easton will be touring the U.S. (including many Alaska dates) all summer long … Howe Gelb’s Sno Angel Like You will be reissued by Fire in September, in honor of its 10th birthday.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Local Natives, Wye Oak, Frank Zappa, Tom Petty, Descendents, Blood Orange, Grifters, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Banks & Steelz And More

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The long-awaited third album from Local Natives, Sunlit Youth, will be issued September 9 via Lorma Vista/Infectious … Angel Olsen has announced the September 2 release of new album My Woman via Jagjaguwar. She’ll embark on a world tour this summer and fall … Merge will issue the new release from Wye Oak, Tween, on August 5. It’s a collection eight songs written and abandoned between 2011 and 2014 … On July 15, two new Frank Zappa titles containing previously unreleased material, Frank Zappa For President and The Crux Of The Biscuit, will be available from Zappa/UMe … Born Of The Sun is the first new album in six years from Faun Fables, due out from Drag City on July 22 … The 1993 Greatest Hits collection by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers will be available on vinyl for the first time in North America on July 29 via UMe … Sam Coomes’ first-ever solo album, Bugger Me, is due out from No Quarter on August 19 … Verve/UMe will reissue two albums as part of Verve’s 60th anniversary celebration this year. Ella Fitzgerald’s Mack The Knife: Ella In Berlin and Jimmy Smith’s Root Down: Jimmy Smith Live! will be available June 24 on 180-gram vinyl … July 29 will see the release of the new Descendents album, Hypercaffium Spazzinate, via Epitaph … Freetown Sound is the new album from Blood Orange (a.k.a Devonte Hynes), set for a July 1 release on Domino … Two classic Grifters albums 1993’s One Sock Missing and 1994’s Crappin You Negative will be reissued by Fat Possum on August 12, with the digital versions available now … Tobacco’s fourth solo album, Sweatbox Dynasty, will be released August 19 via Ghostly International … Specialty will pay tribute to Little Richard with the July 15 release of a deluxe, five-LP boxed set, Mono Box: The Complete Specialty And Vee-Jay Albums … On August 26, Butch Walker will release his eighth studio album, Stay Gold, via Dangerbird … Rolling Disclosure is the debut full-length from the Paranoid Style, due out from Bar/None on July 15 … The 20th birthday of Squirrel Nut ZippersHot will be celebrated July 29, when Hollywood reissues the newly remastered album on vinyl and digital platforms … Banks & Steelz, the new collaboration between Wu Tang Clan’s RZA and Interpol’s Paul Banks, will release debut album Anything But Words on Warner Bros. later this year.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Nick Cave, R.E.M., of Montreal, Motörhead, Veils, Diana Krall, John Coltrane, Bevis Frond, Bert Jansch, Ennio Morricone And More

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The 16th studio album by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Skeleton Tree, is due out September 9. The first opportunity to hear the album will be during the film One More Time With Feeling, directed by Andrew Dominik, which will screen for one night only on September 8 in select cinemas across the world … Capitol/UMe will reissue three R.E.M albums—Lifes Rich Pageant, Dead Letter Office and Eponymous—on vinyl for the first time on July 29 … of Montreal has announced the August 12 release of new album Innocence Reaches via Polyvinyl … On June 10, a live LP featuring one of Motörhead’s final performances, Clean Your Clock, will be released by UDR Music … Total Depravity is the latest release from the Veils, and it will be available from Nettwerk on August 26 … The first six studio albums by Dio will be released as a boxed set, A Decade Of Dio: 1983-1993, on July 22 via Rhino … Verve/UMe will reissue eight essential Diana Krall albums as 180-gram double-LP vinyl editions on July 15, as part of the label’s 60th anniversary celebration … Faith No More’s out-of-print 1985 debut album, We Care A Lot, will be reissued by Koolarrow on August 19, complete with new mixes, demos and live recordings … June 10 will see Rhino’s release of John Coltrane: The Atlantic Years: In Mono, a vinyl and CD boxed set featuring John Coltrane’s classic albums remastered in mono … Reissues of New River Head, London Stone and Any Gas Faster from MAGNET fave the Bevis Frond, are due out from Fire Records on July 29 … The rare 1985 release by Bert Jansch, From The Outside, will be reissued June 10 by Fire … Topshelf has announced the August 5 release of Episodic, the latest album from Field MouseAaron Neville’s new album Apache, is set for a July 15 release via Tell It/Kobalt … Oscar-winning composer (and another MAGNET fave) Ennio Morricone has signed to Decca, which will issue his new album, Morricone 60, on October 7.

—Emily Costantino

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Here with MAGNET contributing editor Matt Hickey. Ali is the handsome guy.

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In The News: Album Leaf, Strokes, Ramones, Amanda Palmer, Sisters Of Mercy, William S. Burroughs, Owen, Velvet Crush And More

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The Album Leaf has signed to Relapse, which will issue new album Between Waves on August 26 … Future Present Past is the new EP from the Strokes, due out June 3 via Cult … The 40th anniversary of the Ramones’ self-titled debut will be commemorated with the release of a limited deluxe edition featuring a remastered stereo version and new mono mix. It’s due out July 29 from Rhino … On July 15, Amanda Palmer teams up with dad Jack Palmer to release You Got Me Singing, a collection of cover songs performed by the duo … Nevado Music has announced the August 26 release of Gringo Starr’s new record, The Sides And In Between … Four hours of live performances from Eric Clapton’s acclaimed Crossroads Guitar Festival will be available for the first time on CD and digital release. The three-disc collection, due out from Rhino on July 1, features performances by Clapton, Jeff Beck, Sheryl Crow, B.B King, Willie Nelson, James Taylor and many more … Jenny Hval’s new album, Blood Bitch, will be available from Sacred Bones on September 30 … Pylon Live is a double live LP of Pylon recorded in 1983, set for a July 25 release via Chunklet … On July 22, nine essential Allman Brothers Band albums spanning 1969 to 1979 will be reissued on 180-gram vinyl by Mercury/UMe … UMe will also reissue the 1993 self-titled debut from supergroup Hater—which was comprised of Soungarden’s Ben Shepherd and Matt Cameron, Monster Magnet’s John McBain and Devilhead’s Brian Wood—digitally and on vinyl on July 15 … For the first time ever, Paco & John’s 1987 Montreux Jazz Festival will be released. Paco & John: Live at Montreux 1987 will be out as a DVD/two-CD set on June 24 via Eagle Rock … Gone Is Gone—a new supergroup featuring Mastodon’s Troy Sanders, Queens Of The Stone Age’s Troy Van Leeuwen, At The Drive In’s Tony Hajjar and Mike Zarin—will release its self-titled EP on July 8 … A Little Death is the new full-length from My Jerusalem, due out June 24 from Washington Square Music … July 29 will see the release of a vinyl boxed set featuring the Sisters Of Mercy’s 1990 third studio album, Vision Thing, along with 12-inch singles, via Rhino … Khannibalism/Ernest Jenning will issue Let Me Hang You on July 15. It features William S. Burroughs reading selections from Naked Lunch to musical accompaniment from King Khan, Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz and more … The new album from Owen, The King Of Whys, will be available from Polyvinyl on July 29 … Cantina is a new band comprised of drummers from Apples In Stereo, Polyphonic Spree and Old 97’s. Debut album A Sea Of Keys will be released July 22 via We Know Better … On July 29, the self-titled debut album from Future Generations will be issued by Frenchkiss … Omnivore will release Pre-Teen Symphonies, a collection of 16 previously unissued tracks by Velvet Crush, on July 22.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Russian Circles, Delores, Marvin Gaye, Jarvis Cocker, Phish, Mondo Generator, D Generation And More

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Legacy has announced the October 7 release of Lou Reed: The RCA & Arista Album Collection. It’s a 17-disc boxed-set anthology containing Lou Reed’s solo albums recorded between 1972 and 1986 … The second installment of Peter Gabriel’s half-speed remastered, 45RPM reissues will be out July 15, with double and triple vinyl releases of So, Us and Up on Real World via Caroline  … Jeff Beck’s first new studio album in six years, Loud Hailer, is due out from ATCO on July 15 … Red, White & Blue (Live) is a recently unearthed live Van Zant recording from 2006, which will be released July 1 on Loud & Proud … On August 5, the sixth album from Russian Circles, Guidance, will be available from Sargent House. The band will tour this summer and fall in support … Phlex will issue Muzik, the new full-length from Delorean, on June 22 … The 45th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On will be commemorated with the May 27 issue of Volume 3: 1971-1981 on UMe. It’s a seven-album vinyl release featuring Gaye’s final seven studio albums for Tamla Records … Jarvis Cocker has announced the May 27 release of his new EP, Likely Stories, on Rough Trade … Wu Tang Clan’s RZA and Interpol’s Paul Banks have joined forces to form Bankz & Steelz, and their debut album will be released by Warner Bros. later this year. Debut song “Love And War” is available for download now … Hoist, Phish’s 1993 album, has just been released on as a two-LP, black-vinyl set in anticipation for the band’s U.S. tour this summer … On June 24, Round/ATO will release the next installment of the GarciaLive archival series: GarciaLive Volume Six: July 5, 1973: Jerry Garia & Merl Saunders, featuring a live recording of Jerry Garcia performing with Merl Saunders … Heavy Psych Sounds will issue Mondo Generator’s Best Of Album on September 23 … The first new LP in 17 years from D Generation, Nothing Is Anywhere, is due out from Bastard Basement on July 29 … Steve Vai and Legacy will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Passion And Warfare on June 24 with the release of Modern Primitive/Passion And Warfare 25th Anniversary Edition, which will include the first-ever release of Vai’s Modern Primitive songs and recordings … Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad is a new album from Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, due out September 23 on Cooking Vinyl.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Moby, Fleetwood Mac, Wolf Parade, Kris Kristofferson, Lungfish, U2 And More

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Porcelain is Moby’s book of memoirs, due out from Penguin Press on May 17, and it will be accompanied by Music From Porcelain, a collection of remastered versions of his classic songs and more. The album will be available June 10 via Thrive Music … Fleetwood Mac’s 1982 LP Mirage will be reissued as a deluxe edition in multiple formats, featuring the full remastered album along with rare and unreleased recordings, from Warner Bros. on July 29 … A new live album from Thee Oh Sees, Live In San Francisco, will be available July 1 on Castle Face … Sub Pop has reissued Wolf Parade’s Apologies To The Queen Mary as a deluxe edition leading up to the band’s reunion shows at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom May 17-21 … On June 10, the 80th birthday of Kris Kristofferson will be celebrated with the release of a 16-disc deluxe boxed set, The Complete Monument & Columbia Album Collection, from Legacy … Sound In Time, Lungfish’s 1996 album, has been remastered for vinyl and will be reissued by Dischord on June 24 … Good Charlotte’s new full-length, Youth Authority, is set for a July 15 release via the Madden brothers’ own label, MDDN … The new solo release from Thalia Zedek, Eve, will be available from Thrill Jockey on August 16 … Vanguard will issue Switchfoot’s Where The Light Shines Through on July 8 … June 10 will see the release of five John Mellencamp albums—American Fool, Uh-Huh, Scarecrow, The Lonesome Jubilee and Big Daddy—on 180-gram vinyl LPs by Mercury/UMe. They’ll be available individually or as a limited-edition boxed set, The Vinyl Collection 1982-1989Friday Night is an album of live performances from Will Butler’s tour last year supporting debut album Policy. It’s due out from Merge on June 17 … U2’s new live film, iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE: Live In Paris, will be released on Blu-ray DVD, and digital download on June 10 via Interscope/Island … The 1985 album by the Rave-Ups, Town + Country, will be reissued by Omnivore on July 8 … Dais will reissue two albums by the CakekitchenWorld Of Sand and Time Flowing Backwards, on June 24.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Titus Andronicus, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Van Morrison, Gemma Ray, David Bazan, Alice Bag And More

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Titus Andronicus’ three-LP rock opera, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, was celebrated last year with five consecutive sold-out shows at the Shea Stadium venue. On July 29, Merge will issue a live album taken from those performances, S+@DIUM ROCK: Five Nights At The Opera … Following its mysterious disappearance from the internet this week, Radiohead has announced the digital release of a new album on May 8 via XL. It will be available in physical formats on June 17 … Pink Floyd Records will begin its reintroduction of the Pink Floyd catalog on vinyl for the first time in more than two decades, starting on June 3 with The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, A Saucerful Of Secrets, the soundtrack from the film More and UmmagummaThe Getaway is the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 11th studio album, due out from Warner Bros. on June 17 … On June 10, a collection of Van Morrison’s previously unavailable live performances from his 1973 concert tour, …It’s Too Late To Stop Now…Volumes II, III, IV & DVD, will be available from Legacy … Matthew Friedberger of Fiery Furnaces and Bob D’Amico of Sebadoh and Fiery Furnaces have teamed up to form Saqqara Mastabas and will release debut LP Libras via Joyful Noise on June 3 … Sublime’s entire catalog has been remastered for vinyl, and will be available as a 13-LP boxed set with exclusive bonus content June 24 from Geffen/UMe … The debut self-titled album from Ty Segall, Chris Shaw and Charles Moothart’s new band GØGGS will be released by In The Red on July 1 …Bronzerat will issue Gemma Ray’s new LP, The Exodus Suite, on June 10 …Blanco, the new David Bazan record, is due out May 13 via Barsuk … June 24 will see the release of Alice Bag’s self-titled solo debut on Don Giovanni … Dave Stewart and Thomas Lindsey have formed a new duo, Stewart Lindsey, and will issue debut album Spitballin’ on Membran USA/Sony on June 24 … The out-of-print third LP by Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Pronto Monto, will be available on CD for the first time on July 1 from Omnivore … Jherek Bischoff has announced the July 14 release of his new orchestral album, Cistern, on the Leaf Label.

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From The Desk Of Britta Phillips: “Horace & Pete”

You know Britta Phillips from the bands Luna and Dean & Britta, but now she has a debut solo album, Luck Or Magic. The record features five Phillips originals alongside covers of songs by the Cars, Evie Sands, Fleetwood Mac, Dennis Wilson and ABBA’s Agnatha Fältskog. Phillips will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week.

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Phillips: I love Louie. I mean really, really, really love Louie. And I love this web series. A few friends of mine don’t like it, because it’s slow, a bit rough around the edges or it looks bad. OK, it looks like a video-taped play … So what!? So does I, Claudius! It feels like life to me, even when its not at all like my life or “real” life (which is so fake anyway). There is a real live mind and personality spinning out behind it, and that is sublime. No one higher up making decisions that deliver polished, addictive TV crack—not that I have a problem with TV crack; it definitely has a place in my life. Oh … and Alan Alda … Alan Alda! He kills in it!

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In The News: Band Of Horses, Bangles, Neil Young, Wallflowers, Yann Tiersen, Mick Harvey, Frank Zappa, Band Of Skulls, Plaid, Bayside And More

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The fifth studio album from Band Of Horses, Why Are You Ok, is due out in June via Interscope, with the band kicking off a world tour in May in support … Omnivore will issue Ladies And Gentlemen … The Bangles!, a 16-track collection of the Bangles’ ‘80s rarities, on June 24 … Earth is the latest album from Neil Young, which features new takes on some of Young’s most beloved songs. It’s set for a June 17 release from Reprise … The Wallflowers’ second album, Bringing Down The Horse, turns 20 this year, and to celebrate, UMe will reissue the record on vinyl for the first time as a two-LP set on May 13 … This September, Yann Tiersen will release new album Eusa on Mute … The third installment of Mick Harvey’s project translating Serge Gainsbourg songs into English, Delirium Tremens, will be available from Mute on June 24 … Zappa Records/UMe will reissue Frank Zappa’s three-CD Lumpy Money Project/Object as well as his Road Tapes, Venue #1 and Road Tapes, Venue #2 on May 27. They will also debut his Road Tapes, Venue #3 the same day … By Default, the new album from Band Of Skulls, will be available from BMG on May 27 … Plaid has announced the June 10 release of new LP The Digging Remedy via Warp … August 19 will see the release of Bayside’s Vacancy via Hopeless … The 1997 album by Cornelius, Fantasma, will be reissued as a deluxe two-LP set including four bonus tracks by Lefse/Post Modern on June 10 … PIAS will issue the new Augustines album, This Is Your Life, on June 10 … The Chicago Quadio collection will contain nine of Chicago’s albums remastered in both quadraphonic and stereo mixes. The Blu-ray audio boxed set is due out June 17 from Rhino.

—Emily Costantino

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