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In The News: Leonard Cohen, Jim James, Wolf People, Alejandro Escobedo, Beatles, Bash & Pop, Tori Amos, Moby, Neil Diamond And More

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Leonard Cohen has announced the October 21 release of his 14th studio album, You Want It Darker, via Columbia … Eternally Even, the second solo LP from My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, is set for a November 4 release on ATO/Capitol … Jagjaguwar will issue the new Wolf People album, Ruins, on November 11 … On October 28, Alejandro Escovedo will release new LP Burn Something Beautiful via Fantasy … Ron Howard-directed Beatles documentary Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years, will be available on DVD and Blu-ray from Polygram and Capitol/UMe on November 18 … Bash & Pop, the band Tommy Stinson started following the Replacements’ first split in 1991, will reunite, and Fat Possum is issuing its sophomore album in early 2017. The bands original 1993 album, Friday Night Is Killing Me, will be reissued on vinyl for the first time in January by Sire/Reprise … Live At The Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings is a six-CD collection chronicling Otis Redding’s three-night 1966 performance at the famed Sunset Strip venue. It’s due out from Amoeba on October 23 … Sub Pop will reissue the long-unavailable discography of TAD as deluxe remastered editions complete with rare, unreleased and alternate recordings. God’s Balls, Salt Lick and 8-Way Santa will be available November 4 … January 27 will see the release of Living In The Shadows, a four-disc boxed set containing Bert Jansch’s three studio albums from the ’90s (The Ornamental Tree, When The Circus Comes To Town, Toy Balloon) as well as a disc of unreleased material, on Earth … The 20th anniversary of Tori Amos’ Boys For Pele will be celebrated with the November 18 of a two-CD deluxe edition via Rhino … Moby & The Void Pacific Choir’s long-awaited album These Systems Are Failing will see the light of day October 14 from via … Acoustic Christmas is a new holiday album from Neil Diamond, due out from Capitol on October 28 … UMe will reissue the full back catalog of Crowded House in celebration of the band’s 30th birthday. The seven studio albums will be available November 18 as two-CD packages as well as on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl … November 18 will see the release of Miranda Lambert’s first new album in two years, The Weight Of These Wings, from RCA … A deluxe six-LP/three-CD collection of DJ Shadow’s 1996 debut album Endtroducing….. will be available from Island on October 28 … Luke Temple (of Here We Go Magic) will release his latest solo album, A Hand Through The Cellar Door, on November 11 via Secretly Canadian … Superheroes, Ghostvillains & Stuff is the new live LP from the Notwist, due out from Sub Pop on October 14.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Hold Steady, She & Him, Loretta Lynn, Iggy Pop, Nada Surf, Depeche Mode, Lady Gaga, Black Sabbath, Traveling Wilburys And More

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Deluxe editions of the Hold Steady’s first two LPs, Almost Killed Me and Separation Sunday, will be released on CD and vinyl, complete with previously unreleased bonus material, on November 11 via Frenchkiss … She & Him have announced the October 28 release of Christmas Party, the duo’s second Christmas album, on Columbia … White Christmas Blue is the upcoming Christmas album from Loretta Lynn, due out from Legacy on October 7 … Eagle Rock will issue Iggy Pop’s Post Pop Depression: Live At The Royal Albert Hall, in multiple formats on October 28 … October 28 will also see the release of the first career-spanning Roy Orbison anthology, The Ultimate Collection, from Legacy … A new live album from Nada Surf, Peaceful Ghosts (Live With The Babelsberg Film Orchestra), will be released October 28 by Barsuk … The Growlers will issue City Club via Cult on September 30 … Big Boat, the latest album from Phish, is set for an October 7 release on the band’s own JEMP label … Sony will issue the first-ever career-spanning anthology of Depeche Mode’s music videos. Video Singles Collection is due out on November 11 as a three-DVD DigiPak … On October 21, the fifth studio album by Lady Gaga, Joanne, will be released by Interscope Records … A limited-edition six-double-LP vinyl boxed set containing all of Black Eyed Peas’ studio albums, The Complete Vinyl Collection, will be released by UMe on September 30 … Lisa Loeb’s new album, Feel What U Feel, will be available October 7 exclusively on Amazon Music … Paranoid, the 1970 second album by Black Sabbath, will be reissued as a super deluxe edition by Rhino on November 11 … Polyvinyl is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the November 25 release of Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl, which will feature tracks by Beach Slang, the Dodos, Deerhoof, of Montreal and more covering tracks by bands from the label’s catalogue … November 11 marks the release of Kristin Hersch’s new double-CD/book combination, Wyatt At The Coyote Palace, via Omnibus … The sixth album by Miranda Lambert, The Weight Of These Wings, is set for a November 18 release on RCA … Sweetback’s self-titled debut turns 20 this year, and to celebrate, Legacy will reissue the album on limited-edition vinyl October 28 … The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 and The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3, the two albums recorded by the Traveling Wilburys (comprised of George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan), will be reissued by Concord Bicycle on October 14 … Descendant/RCA will issue the second album by Colony House, Only The Lonely, on January 13 … On November 11, Omnivore will release High Noon: A 50-Year Retrospective, containing the work of NRBQ.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Yoko Ono, Robert Pollard, Nouvelle Vague, Midlake, Pretenders, Papa M And More

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Chimera Music and Secretly Canadian have announced their Yoko Ono reissue project, with the first installment taking place November 11 with the release of Two Virgins, Life With The Lions and Plastic Ono BandESP Ohio, Robert Pollard’s new group, will release Starting Point Of The Royal Cyclopean on November 18 via Rockathon … Athol Brose is a four-song EP by Nouvelle Vague, out now via Kwaidan/!K7. It precedes the November 4 release of the band’s new full-length, I Could Be Happy … The first solo Christmas album by Frankie Valli, ‘Tis The Seasons, will be available from Rhino on October 14 … On November 11, Sting’s new album, 57th And 9th, will be released via A&M/Interscope … Bella Union will reissue Midlake’s The Trials Of Van Occupanther on October 28, in honor of the album’s 10th anniversary. The deluxe reissue will also feature a bonus seven-inch containing previously unreleased tracks and more … The Pretenders’ first new album in more than five years, Alone, is set for an October 21 release on BMG … The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will feature Elvis Presley’s vocals accompanied by brand-new orchestral arrangements, due out from Legacy on October 21 … The latest installment of Omnivore’s Blind Boys Of Alabama reissue initiative will be the November 4 release of Go Tell It On The Mountain and Atom Bomb … October 21 marks the release of the deluxe reissue of The Divine Miss M, Bette Midler’s iconic 1972 debut, from Rhino … Papa M will return on November 11 with the release of Highway Songs on Drag City … The Art Of Elegance is an album of American Songbook classics performed by Kristin Chenoweth, due out from Concord on September 23.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Kings Of Leon, Sleigh Bells, Beach Boys, Sword, Tim Buckley, Whores., Martha Wainwright, Frank Sinatra, Bon Jovi And More

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Walls, the seventh studio album from Kings Of Leon, is set for an October 14 release on RCA … Sleigh Bells has announced the November 11 release of its first new album in three years, Jessica Rabbit, via the band’s own Torn Clean label … October 10 is the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys’ song “Good Vibrations,” and Capitol/UMe will honor the occasion with the release of a 12-inch sunburst vinyl EP … Razor & Tie will issue the new acoustic album by the Sword, Low Country, on September 23. The band is touring North America this fall in support … Thirteen previously unreleased acoustic tracks by Tim Buckley will see the light of day October 21 as Lady, Give Me Your Key from Light In The Attic … CRX is a new band fronted by the Strokes’ Nick Valensi, and it will release debut album New Skin via Columbia on October 28 … Gold is the latest LP from Whores., due out October 28 via Entertainment One … On November 11, Martha Wainwright will release her new album Goodnight City on PIAS … Eagle Rock will issue the next installment of The Frank Sinatra Collection on September 23 with three DVDs containing iconic performances by Frank Sinatra: Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back/The Main Event, At the Royal Albert Hall/Sinatra In Japan and Happy Holidays With Frank & Bing/Vintage Sinatra. Sinatra will also be honored October 21 with UMe’s release of a four-CD/DVD boxed set, World On A String … John Prine, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Sam Bush and more make guest appearances on the new concert album celebrating the 50th birthday of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band And Friends—Circlin’ Back: Celebrating 50 Years. It will be released by NGDB on September 30 … The Flat Five has announced the October 14 release of debut album It’s A World Of Love And Hope on Bloodshot … Feel Like Going Home is a Charlie Rich tribute album, featuring Charlie Rich, Jr., Shooter Jennings, Jim Lauderdale, Preston Shannon and others. It’s due out October 14 on Memphis International … On November 18, a deluxe version of Jethro Tull’s second album Stand Up will be released by Parlophone. Stand Up (The Elevated Edition) will contain rare and previously unreleased music as well as 1969 live footage … Island/UMG will issue Bon Jovi’s 14th studio album, This House Is Not For Sale, on October 21 … The first-ever DVD release of Bryan Adams’ iconic 1996 performance at Wembley Stadium will take place October 14, when Eagle Rock issues Wembley 1996 Live.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Metallica, R.E.M., Whigs, Killers, Jane’s Addiction, Colin Newman, Rachel’s, American Football, John K. Samson And More

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The 11th studio album from Metallica, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, is set for a November 18 release via the band’s own Blackened Recordings … R.E.M. will commemorate the 25th birthday of Out Of Time on November 18 with the release of a special anniversary edition via Concord Bicycle … Live In Little Five is the new live album from by the Whigs, due out from New West on November 11. The band is currently touring the East Coast … Bong Load will reissue the Killers’ sophomore album, Sam’s Town, on vinyl on October 7 … On October 21, Jane’s Addiction will release a six-LP vinyl boxed set, Sterling Spoon, which will contain the albums Nothing’s Shocking and Ritual de lo Habitual, as well as the 1990 live recording Live from The Palladium and a selection of rarities … The debut holiday LP by Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley, The Christmas Album, will be available on October 21 from Omnivore … Scorpions’ never-before-released final concert from its Sting In The Tale world tour will see the light of day as Live In Munich 2012, due out from Eagle Rock on September 30 … Highway Prayer: A Tribute To Adam Carroll contains tracks by James McMurtry, Hayes Carll, Slaid Cleave and more honoring the work of Adam Carroll. It will be released October 28 via Eight 30 … Living Music Duplication will issue The Western Suite And Siesta Songs, a musical tribute to the Southwest by John Convertino (Calexico) and Naim Amor, on October 23 … On October 28, three of Colin Newman’s solo albums—A-Z, Provisionally Entitled The Singing Fish and Not To—will be reissued by his own imprint Sentient Sonics … The 18th album by Marillion, F E A R, is due out from earMUSIC on September 23 … 2003 Rachel’s album, systems/layers, will make its vinyl debut on October 28 via Quarterstick … EJ, the first all-acoustic solo album by Eric Johnson, is set for an October 7 release via Provogue … Polyvinyl will release American Football’s self-titled sophomore album—17 years after the band’s debut—on October 21 … October 21 will also see the release of Jacuzzi Boys’ fourth album, Ping Pong, via their own label Mag Mag … The new solo LP from the Weakerthan’s John K. Samson, Winter Wheat, will be available from Anti- on October 21 … Glen Phillips has announced the October 7 release of Swallowed By The NewReady Take One is a brand-new album of 14 unreleased studio performances by Erroll Garner, due out from Legacy/Octave Music Set on September 30.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Bon Iver, Dawes, Robert Pollard, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Big Star, Verve And More

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22, A Million is the third album from Bon Iver, due out from Jagjaguwar on September 30 … Dawes’ new LP, We’re All Gonna Die, is set for a September 16 release via the band’s own HUB Records. The group is currently touring the U.S. in support … Quasi Skateboards has teamed up with Guided By Voices’ Robert Pollard for a collaboration featuring Pollard’s collage art. The extremely limited edition skateboard will only be available in 200 stores and for mail-order until September 7 … Three more Pink Floyd albums will be released as a part of Pink Floyd Records’ vinyl reissue series. Atom Heart Mother, Meddle and Obscured By Clouds will be out September 26 … On October 21, the collaborative effort of Joan As Police Woman and Benjamin Lazar Davis, Let It Be You, will be released by Reveal. The pair has also released a pair of videos from the album featuring Fred Armisen … Reprise Records has announced the September 6 reissue of four out-of-print Neil Young albums on vinyl: Time Fades Away, On The Beach, Tonight’s The Night and ZumaComplete Third is a three-CD set containing every demo, rough mix, alternate take and final master from the recording of Big Star’s Third, due out from Omnivore on October 14 … The new solo album from Timothy B. Schmit (Eagles, Poco), Leap Of Faith, will be released on September 23 via Benowen … The Verve’s 1995 second album, A Northern Soul, will be reissued by UMe on September 9 as a three-CD boxed set including rare and previously unreleased material … October 7 will see the release of the 50th anniversary deluxe edition of Otis Redding’s Complete And Unbelievable … The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul via Rhino … Third Man will release its highly anticipated book about the Stooges, Total Chaos: The Story Of The Stooges/As Told By Iggy Pop (by author Jeff Gold and contributors Johan Kugelberg and Jon Savage), on November 15 … Concerto For Violin, Rock Band And String Orchestra is the first-ever classical work composed by R.E.M bassist Mike Mills. It’s due out October 14 on Orange Mountain Music … The Maverick’s new live album, All Night Live Volume 1, which captures several performances from 2015’s Mono Mundo Tour, will be released October 14 … The first new album from Boz Boorer in 10 years, Age Of Boom, will see the light of day on September 23 via Fabrique … On October 21, Rhino will celebrate the 20th birthday of Pantera’s The Great Southern Trendkill with the release of a two-disc anniversary edition complete with unreleased mixes, instrumentals and live recordings.

—Emily Costantino

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The Importance Of Being Ken

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Never one to let any dust settle on his continuing legacy as a DIY jack-of-all-trades, Ken Stringfellow is following up Posies reunion album Solid States and a successful string of pop-up shows with an acting gig.

Stringfellow is working with award-winning director Claudia Rorarius on a project dubbed Ken–The Movie, with shooting scheduled to begin this fall.

Ken–The Movie’s premise is just weird enough to require some explanation from its star. “The film isn’t biographical, it’s a fictional story starring a character played by me who resembles me in many respects,” says Stringfellow. “The story will interweave elements of my real life. In other words, we will blur the edge of story and biography—a kind of historical fiction, but taking place in the present, not the past.”

Crowdfunding for Ken–The Movieie is in its final days. Contribute here.

—Hobart Rowland

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In The News: Green Day, Faint, Placebo, Dillinger Escape Plan, Norah Jones, Peter Gabriel, Lambchop, Beach Boys, Rolling Stones And More

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Green Day’s new single “Bang Bang” is out now; look new album Revolution Radio on October 7 … The Shondes will release Brighton, the follow-up to 2013’s The Garden, on September 16 … The Faint will put out a new compilation, CAPSULE: 1999-2016, on September 30, with vinyl to follow October 28; new track “Skylab1979” is out now … The Shags 1969 record Philosophy Of The World is getting the reissue treatment, with a new video out as well … Eric Clapton has got a new live record, taken from a 2007 show with JJ Cale. It’s called Live In San Diego, and it comes out September 30 … Placebo has signed to Rise and announced an extensive retrospective, A Place For Us To Dream, due out October 7 … The Dillinger Escape Plan will take its final bow with Dissociation, which comes out October 14 … Kevin Devine has announced his ninth LP, Instigator, which comes out in the fall and coincides a tour featuring Pinegrove, Petal and Julien Baker … Norah Jones will return October 7 with Day Glow, which sees Jones returning to the piano … Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam have shared “In A Black Out,” a new song from their September 23 release I Had A Dream That You Were Mine ..Wyclef Jean will return after seven years with the new J’ouvert on September 30. The EP will lead into forthcoming album Carnival III … Peter Gabriel will reissue his live album and DVD Still Growing Up Live on September 16; it will also get the Blu-ray treatment alongside previous film  Growing Up Live … Twisted Sister will get a new compilation, Best Of The Atlantic Years, on August 28, including an unreleased cover of “Born To Be Wild” … Southern Culture On The Skids will release The Electric Pinecones on September 16 via Kudzu … Kristin Chenoweth will release an album of American Songbook covers, The Art Of Elegance, on September 24 … Jimi Hendrix‘s 1969 debut performance with Band Of Gypsys will be released in the form of Machine Gun on September 30 … Lambchop is releasing a new record called FLOTUS, and a new song “The Hustle” is out now … Errol Garner will have some recordings see the light of day on September 30 with Ready Take One … The Radio Dept.’s Running Out Of Love will come out October 21 on Labrador … The Orb has shared “5th Dimensions”; COW/Chill Out, World! comes out October 14 … All Get Out will release Nobody Likes a Quitter—its first LP since 2011’s The Season—this fall via Bad Timing … Bad Boy’s 20th anniversary boxed set is out now … A “Classic Sounds” DVD commemorating The Beach Boys’ classic Pet Sounds will come out September 23 … The Rolling Stones’s catalog is getting the mono vinyl reissue treatment September 30 … Jack White’s Acoustic Recordings will come out September 9 … Joyce Manor will release Cody via Epitaph on October 7; new song “Fake ID” is out now.

—Jordan T. Walsh

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In The News: Conor Oberst, Pete Townshend, Bell X1, Dwight Yoakum, Regina Spector, Korn, Big Star, Purling Hiss, Warpaint, Killers, Brian Wilson, Nouvelle Vague, Game Theory And More

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Bright Eyes mastermind Conor Oberst is releasing Ruminations, the follow-up to Upside Down Mountain, on October 14 … Pete Townshend’s Deep End will issue a 1986 live recording in the form of Face The Face on September 16 … Irish act Bell X1 is releasing ARMS, its seventh studio album, on October 14 … A previously unreleased version of “Wildflowers,” a song written by Dolly Parton and performed by Trio (Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstaldt, Emmylou Harris), is now out in the world for your listening consumption; catch it on the new Trio: The Complete Collection, available September 9 … Putting together a team of bluegrass stars, Dwight Yoakam will unleash his record Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars on September 23, a reimagining of classic tunes from the genre … The incomparable Regina Spector is back with a new release, Remember Us To Life, out September 30 on Sire … Korn returns with The Serenity Of Suffering on October 21 … ’70s Memphis rockers Big Star will have their story documented in Isolated In The Light, a photo book that will illustrate their career with the help of graphic designer Fabrice Couillerot and photographer Donna Ranieri … Purling Hiss will put out a new record, High Bias, via Drag City on October 14 … An Everly Brothers documentary called Harmonies From Heaven is out on DVD/Blu-Ray September 9 … Luke Haines will release his new record, Smash The System, October 7 … Warpaint will issue Heads Up on September 23 … The Killers will finally reissue underrated sophomore LP Sam’s Town on vinyl for its 10th anniversary this fall … Brian Wilson is still cranking out records, with a new one called Brian Wilson And Friends (based on PBS’s Soundstage), coming out in CD/DVD form on December 12 … Nouvelle Vague is coming at you September 2 with new EP Athol Brose, featuring Cocteau Twins, Oliver Libaux, Joy Division and Buzzcocks covers … Three records by Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet will get a second life on September 16 via Yep Roc … Omnivore will go on with its Game Theory reissue campaign with a reissue of The Big Shot Chronicles … Singer/Songwriter John Prine will celebrate his 70th birthday, and put out his new LP, For Better, Or Worse, this fall … KT Turnstall will issue fifth record KIN on September 9 … Vinyl Reissue Alert: Don McLean re-pressed 1979’s American Pie for your analogue love … Bob Weir will unleash Blue Mountain via Columbia on September 9; he’s backed by members of the National … And last, but certainly not least, pop star Britney Spears will put out her ninth studio album, Glory, on August 26.

—Jordan T. Walsh

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In The News: David Bowie, Oasis, Pink Floyd, Nina Simone, Pansy Division, Connells And More

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The second installment in a series of David Bowie boxed sets will be issued by Parlophone on September 23. Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) will contain all of his material from his “American” phase as well as a previously unreleased 1974 album called The Gouster … Big Brother has announced the third release in Oasis’ “Chasing The Sun: 1993-1997” series. Be Here Now, the band’s 1997 album, will be reissued on October 7 complete with previously unreleased demos and b-sides … Pink Floyd will release a deluxe 27-disc boxed set, The Early Years—1965-1972, on November 11 via Sony. It contains never before released material from the very beginning of the band’s career … What Happened, Miss Simone? is an Oscar-nominated Nina Simone documentary, and it will be released on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD and digital formats on September 2 by Eagle Rock … On November 4, Mick Harvey will release volume four of his Serge Gainsbourg translations, Intoxicated Women, on Mute … The latest album from Blackberry Smoke, Like An Arrow, will be available from Earache on October 14 … Lotuspool will reissue Poster Children’s Daisychain Reaction on September 30 in honor of the album’s 25th birthday … Journey’s 2009 live release, Live In Manila, will be reissued by Eagle Rock on September 9 on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD and digital formats … Quite Contrary is the ninth studio album from Pansy Division, due out via Alternative Tentacles on September 9 … September 9 will also see the release of the first-ever best-of collection from the Connells, Stone Cold Yesterday: Best Of The Connells, via The Bicycle Music Company/Concord … A career-spanning vinyl LP boxed set featuring the solo work of Sting, The Studio Collection, is set for a September 30 release from A&M/Interscope … Madfish will issue a 22-disc boxed set celebrating the work of Steve Hillage, Searching For The Spark, on October 21 … Deep Purple’s 2002 performance at the NEC will be available on DVD and digital formats as Live At The NEC. It will be out August 26 via Eagle Rock.

—Emily Costantino

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