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Happy Birthday Chuck Prophet

Happy birthday to Chuck Prophet. Read our Q&A with him here.

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Happy Birthday Lisa Germano

Happy birthday to Lisa Germano. Read our feature here.

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In The News: Iron & Wine, Queens Of The Stone Age, Clientele, Lee Ranaldo, Black Kids, Jane’s Addiction, Brian Eno, Vines, Helmet And More

Iron & Wine will release its first new material in more than four years, the 11-song Beast Epic, via Sub Pop on August 25 … That same day, Queens Of The Stone Age returns with seventh album Villains on Matador … The Clientele is back after seven years with Music For The Age Of Miracles, out September 22 via Merge … Lee Ranaldo‘s Electric Trim, featuring guest appearance from Sharon Van Etten, Kid Millions, Nels Cline, Steve Shelley and Alan Licht, is out September 15 on Mute … The Perceptionists (a.k.a. Mr. Lif and Akrobatik) will release their first full-length in a dozen years, Resolution, on July 28 via Mello Music … On August 18, Bloodshot will issue Boy In A Well by the Yawpers … The Fresh & Onlys return with Wolf Lie Down on Sinderlyn … Columbia is issuing Foster The People‘s third album, Sacred Hearts Club, on July 21 … Black Kids are back September 15 with sophomore album Rookie … On September 29, Wolf Alice will release second album Visions Of A Life via Dirty Hit/RCA … Rock Fuel Media/Sonic Films/Cleopatra/MVD will issue Jane’s Addiction‘s Ritual De Lo Habitual Alive At 25, documenting the band’s Sept. 23, 2016, performance at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, on DVD, Blu-ray, CD and vinyl … The Age Of Reason is Bronski Beat‘s first album in 22 years, out July 28 on Cherry Red … The Catalogue: 1985-2012 Pet Shop Boys reissue series begins July 28 with the release of Nightlife, Release and Fundamental via Rhino … Metric frontwoman Emily Haines returns with Choir Of The Mind on September 15 via Last Gang/eOne … Rain Parade‘s Emergency Third Rail Power Trip and Explosions In The Glass Palace are being reissued on one CD on August 4 by Real Gone … Also reissued: the TriffidsTreeless Plain and In The Pines, out now via PIAS … Legacy/Rockingale will release Carole King‘s Tapestry: Live At Hyde Park on CD/DVD on September 1 … Bryan AdamsWembley Live 1996 is out via Eagle Rock on June 30 … Cherry Red will issue Howard Jones‘ Best (1983-2017) on July 29 … Limited-edition reissue vinyl alert: Brian Eno‘s Here Come The Warm Jets, Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy), Another Green World and Before And After Science (Astralwerks, August 4); the VinesHighly Evolved (Capitol/UMe, July 14); the Velvet Underground‘s The Velvet Underground And Nico (UMe, June 30); the SlitsReturn Of The Giant Slits (Real Gone, August 11); and Helmet‘s Meantime (UMe, out now).

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Happy Birthday Mick Fleetwood

Happy birthday to Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac). Read the Vulgar Boatmen on Mick in MAGNET here.

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Happy Birthday Ray Davies

Happy birthday to Ray Davies. Read Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo ‏interviewing Ray for MAGNET here.

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Happy Birthday Brian Wilson

Happy birthday to Brian Wilson. Read Robert Schneider of the Apples In Stereo on the Beach Boys’ Smile in MAGNET here.

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Happy Birthday Nick Drake

Happy birthday to Nick Drake. Read Bill Barbot of Jawbox on Nick in MAGNET here.

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Happy Birthday Paul McCartney

Happy birthday to Paul McCartney. Read our review of Pure McCartney here.

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In The News: Deer Tick, Cage The Elephant, Courtney Barnett And Kurt Vile, Oh Sees, Avey Tare, Dears, Gogol Bordello, Ramones And More

On September 15, Deer Tick is releasing two new albums, Deer Tick Vol. 1 and Deer Tick Vol. 2 (both on Partisan). According to the band, Vol. 1 is folk-driven roots rock, while Vol. 2 is punk-inspired garage rock … Cage The Elephant will issue Unpeeled, an unplugged live album, this summer via RCA … Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile will release an LP later this year via Matador … On August 25, Oh Sees (formerly Thee Oh Sees) are issuing Orc via Castle Face … Alison Moyet‘s latest album, Other, is out June 16 on Cooking Vinyl … On July 21, Domino will release Eucalyptus, a new solo LP by Animal Collective’’s Avey TareBen Sollee‘s Ben Sollee And Kentucky Native is out August 11 via Soundly Music … Okovi, the new album from Zola Jesus, is due September 8 on Sacred Bones … Out now is Times Infinity Volume Two (Dangerbird), the latest from the DearsGogol Bordello‘s Seekers And Finders is out August 25 via Cooking Vinyl … Manchester North Of England, out July 28 on Cherry Red, is a seven-CD set featuring the Buzzcocks, Joy Division, Fall, New Order, James, Happy Mondays, Stone Roses, Oasis, Morrissey, Charlatans and more … RCA/Legacy will release Elvis Presley‘s A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings on July 28 … A 40th anniversary, three-CD reissue of the RamonesLeave Home is out July 14 from Rhino … The RaspberriesPop Art Live (Omnivore) is a two-CD set recorded in 2004 and is due out August 18 … Santana and the Isley Brothers have teamed up for Power Of Peace, out August 4 on Legacy … The Judds: All-Time Greatest Hits, featuring 21 songs from the ’80s and ’90s by the Judds, is out June 30 via Curb … On July 7, acclaimed ’80s documentary Gospel According To Al Green is coming to Blu-ray and DVD; the 96-minute film celebrates the career of soul legend Al Green … Sword guitarist Kyle Shutt will release Doom Side Of The Moon, a metal tribute to Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon, on August 4 … Bright Phoebus, an influential 1972 folk album by Lal And Mike Waterson, will be reissued by Domino on August 4 … Carla Bruni‘s latest, French Touch, is out October 6 via Verve/Barclay/Universal Music France … On August 18, Judy Dyble (Fairport Convention) and Andy Lewis will release Summer Dancing Album (Acid Jazz) … Curanderos (a.k.a. Bardo Pond and Kohoutek) is issuing its self-titled solo album August 11 via Fire … Less Art is Riley and Ed Breckenridge (Thrice), Ian Miller and Jon Howell (Kowloon Walled City) and Mike Minnick (Curl Up And Die), will release its Strangled Light debut July 28 … Lifehouse will release its first-ever best-of compilation, Lifehouse: Greatest Hits, via UMe on July 14.

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In The News: Arcade Fire, War On Drugs, matt pond PA, Luna, Mogwai, Dälek, Fall, Hot Water Music, Frank Zappa, Nick Lowe And More

The new Arcade Fire album, Everything Now, is due July 28, with a tour in support this fall … On August 25, Atlantic will issue the fourth War On Drugs LP, A Deeper UnderstandingRainer Maria, the first album from Rainer Maria in more than a decade, is out August 18 via Polyvinyl … August 11 sees the release of matt pond PA‘s 14th LP, Still Summer … A Sentimental Education, a covers album by Luna featuring songs by the Cure, Velvet Underground, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, David Bowie and more, is out September 22 via Double Feature … On September 1, Temporary Residence Ltd will issue Mogwai‘s Every Country’s SunA Giant Dog‘s latest, Toy, is out August 25 via Merge … Dälek returns September 1 with Endangered Philosophies (Ipecac) … Joan Osborne‘s Songs Of Bob Dylan is out September 1 … New Facts Emerge, the 32nd album by the Fall, is out July 28 via Cherry Red … Hot Water Music’s Light It Up is out September 15 on Rise … The Jim Jarmusch-led SQÜRL will release EP #260 on July 14 … Tapete is issuing the TelescopesAs Light Return on July 7 … 10th Of Seas, the new album by David Barbe (Sugar, Deerhunter, Drive-By Truckers), is out August 18 via Orange Twin … Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention’s Absolutely Free celebrates its 50th anniversary with an expanded vinyl version on September 29 via Zappa/UMe … Barefoot In The Head by Chris Robinson Brotherhood is out July 21 on Robinson’s Silver Arrow label, with a tour to follow this fall … On November 3, Legacy/Roy’s Boys will issue A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra by the late Roy Orbison … Six 1982-1990 Nick Lowe albums—Nick The Knife, The Abominable Showman, Nick Lowe And His Cowboy Outfit, The Rose Of England, Pinker And Prouder Than Previous and Party Of One—will be reissued via Yep Roc on July 14 … In July, Rhino celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Summer Of Love with reissue/compilations by the Monkees, Grateful Dead and more … Out now is the 25th anniversary edition of Ice Cube’s second album, Death Certificate (Interscope) … Also celebrating a 25th birthday is k.d. lang’s debut LP, Ingénue, out July 7 on Nonesuch … The Commodores‘ 1977 self-titled fifth studio album is getting a vinyl LP release from UMe on June 16 … On July 28, Omnivore will reissue Arthur Alexander‘s 1972 self-titled sophomore album, with six bonus tracks … Also on Omnivore, Alex Chilton‘s A Man Called Destruction returns in expanded edition on August 25 … Columbia/Legacy is releasing a 20th anniversary edition of Shawn Colvin‘s A Few Small Repairs on September 15.

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