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The Sound Of Vinyl And MAGNET Vinyl Giveaway!

The Sound Of Vinyl is looking to become your ultimate vinyl destination and help you build your perfect record collection. When you sign up for personalized recommendations, they’ll text you daily vinyl picks, tailored to your taste. And if you want a record, all you have to do is reply “YES” to buy it. The Sound Of Vinyl is also assembling a team of curators—including Henry Rollins, Young Guru and Don Was—who will share their stories and knowledge with you. To introduce you to this cool new way of buying records, MAGNET and the Sound Of Vinyl have teamed up to give you a chance to win a kick-ass prize pack, including five albums every MAGNET reader must own. And kids, these aren’t just any five albums. These are the ones our staff choose back in 2003 as the five best albums released during MAGNET’s first decade of publishing: Neutral Milk Hotel’s In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, Nirvana’s In Utero, Guided By Voices’ Alien Lanes, Radiohead’s OK Computer and Belle And Sebastian’s Tigermilk. Enter to win here.

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The Sound Of Vinyl And MAGNET Vinyl Giveaway!

The Sound Of Vinyl is looking to become your ultimate vinyl destination and help you build your perfect record collection. When you sign up for personalized recommendations, they’ll text you daily vinyl picks, tailored to your taste. And if you want a record, all you have to do is reply “YES” to buy it. The Sound Of Vinyl is also assembling a team of curators—including Henry Rollins, Young Guru and Don Was—who will share their stories and knowledge with you. To introduce you to this cool new way of buying records, MAGNET and the Sound Of Vinyl have teamed up to give you a chance to win a kick-ass prize pack, including five albums every MAGNET reader must own. And kids, these aren’t just any five albums. These are the ones our staff choose back in 2003 as the five best albums released during MAGNET’s first decade of publishing: Neutral Milk Hotel’s In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, Nirvana’s In Utero, Guided By Voices’ Alien Lanes, Radiohead’s OK Computer and Belle And Sebastian’s Tigermilk. Enter to win here.

#SOVsweeps

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The Sound Of Vinyl And MAGNET Vinyl Giveaway!

The Sound Of Vinyl is looking to become your ultimate vinyl destination and help you build your perfect record collection. When you sign up for personalized recommendations, they’ll text you daily vinyl picks, tailored to your taste. And if you want a record, all you have to do is reply “YES” to buy it. The Sound Of Vinyl is also assembling a team of curators—including Henry Rollins, Young Guru and Don Was—who will share their stories and knowledge with you. To introduce you to this cool new way of buying records, MAGNET and the Sound Of Vinyl have teamed up to give you a chance to win a kick-ass prize pack, including five albums every MAGNET reader must own. And kids, these aren’t just any five albums. These are the ones our staff choose back in 2003 as the five best albums released during MAGNET’s first decade of publishing: Neutral Milk Hotel’s In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, Nirvana’s In Utero, Guided By Voices’ Alien Lanes, Radiohead’s OK Computer and Belle And Sebastian’s Tigermilk. Enter to win here.

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In The News: Belle & Sebastian, John Coltrane, Moody Blues, Maroon 5, Katharine McPhee, Sam Smith, Searchers, Mountain Goats And More

Longtime MAGNET fave Belle & Sebastian will release three five-song EPs, all titled How To Solve Our Human Problems, via Matador over of the course of three months starting December 8. A vinyl boxed set will collect all three volumes. And don’t worry: MAGNET will be keeping very “busy” with Stuart Murdoch and Co. regarding these releases … On November 17, Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, John Scheinfeld’s doc about jazz legend John Coltrane, will be out on DVD and Blu-ray via UMe with bonus material; the same day, Verve/UMe is issuing the film’s audio companion, Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary Original Soundtrack, on CD and double vinyl … The Moody BluesDays Of Future Passed celebrates its 50th anniversary on November 17 courtesy of UMe with a two-CD/DVD deluxe edition that restores the LP to its original stereo mix and also includes BBC sessions, previously unreleased videos, a poster and more … Maroon 5 is back November 3 with sixth album Red Pill Blues (222/Interscope), available as both standard and deluxe editions … Katharine McPhee returns with the Don Was-produced I Fall In Love Too Easily (BMG) on November 17, an album of romantic standards including songs made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Nina Simone … Sam Smith’s sophomore album, The Thrill Of It All, will be out November 3 on Capitol … Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will issue their first album together, The Rest Of Our Life, on November 17 via Arista Nashville/McGraw Music … The soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 Moulin Rouge! has been issued for the first time on double vinyl by UMe, featuring songs performed by the film’s actors (including Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo and Jim Broadbent) as well as David Bowie, Christina Aguilera, Bono, Lil’ Kim, Beck, P!nk, Rufus Wainwright, Fatboy Slim, Massive Attack and more … ’60s British Invasion rockers the Searchers entered the new-wave era in 1979 with two albums for Seymour Stein’s Sire imprint, and though both were released with multiple track listings depending on where you lived, all the material from that era will be compiled on the two-CD, 29-track Another Night: The Sire Recordings 1979-1981, out via Omnivore on December 8 … Tribute time: On April 6, Merge will issue I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats: All Hail West Texas, a double-LP comp featuring covers of each track from the Mountain Goats‘ 2002 classic All Hail West Texas; artists include Laura Jane Grace, Andrew Bird, Craig Finn, Amanda Palmer and more … A Tribute To Dan Fogelberg is just that: a tribute to late songwriter Dan Fogelberg, featuring the likes of Boz Scaggs, Amy Grant/Vince Gill, Zac Brown, Train, Garth Brooks, Donna Summer and the Eagles; it’s out via BMG on November 17 … Christmas corner: Deck the halls with these holiday jawns: Various artists’ NOW That’s What I Call Merry Christmas featuring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby/David Bowie, Elvis Presley, Beach Boys, Jackson 5, Nat King Cole, Wham!, Justin Bieber and more (out now, UMe); Dude York‘s Halftime For The Holidays (November 24, Hardly Art); Loose Cattle‘s Seasonal Affective Disorder (December 1, Low Heat); Tav Falco‘s A Tav Falco Christmas (December 1, Org/Frenzi).

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Green Day’s “Nimrod” Turns 20

Green Day’s Nimrod turns 20 today. Read our review of their last LP here.

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The Sound Of Vinyl And MAGNET Vinyl Giveaway!

The Sound Of Vinyl is looking to become your ultimate vinyl destination and help you build your perfect record collection. When you sign up for personalized recommendations, they’ll text you daily vinyl picks, tailored to your taste. And if you want a record, all you have to do is reply “YES” to buy it. The Sound Of Vinyl is also assembling a team of curators—including Henry Rollins, Young Guru and Don Was—who will share their stories and knowledge with you. To introduce you to this cool new way of buying records, MAGNET and the Sound Of Vinyl have teamed up to give you a chance to win a kick-ass prize pack, including five albums every MAGNET reader must own. And kids, these aren’t just any five albums. These are the ones our staff choose back in 2003 as the five best albums released during MAGNET’s first decade of publishing: Neutral Milk Hotel’s In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, Nirvana’s In Utero, Guided By Voices’ Alien Lanes, Radiohead’s OK Computer and Belle And Sebastian’s Tigermilk. Enter to win here.

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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Lawrence Lui’s “Honey So Blue (Chimes & Tremolo),” From His “Retroism” EP

Lawrence Lui has been working in the music biz for years as a record-company exec (Astralwerks, V2, Island, etc.), radio-station music director (WNYU) and indietronic recording artist. The NYC native was in a serious bike accident last year, which led to a lengthy period spent recovering from his injuries. To help pass the time, Lui says he used music as both “distraction and therapy.” The result is the Retroism EP, his first release under his own name. Each of the four songs pays tribute to an artist or sound that has influenced Lui throughout his career: Suicide, Brian Eno, German techno label/club Tresor and Spacemen 3, whose landmark The Perfect Prescription turns 30 this year. Though Lui is already busy finishing up a second EP, today we are focusing on Retroism and the Spacemen 3-inspired “Honey So Blue (Chimes & Tremolo).” We are proud to premiere the track today on magnetmagazine.com. Check it out below.

“Honey So Blue (Chimes & Tremolo)” cover art after the jump.

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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of John Davis & The Cicadas’ “Contamination In The Grass,” From Their Upcoming “El Pulpo”

On October 20, Shrimper/Revolver will issue El Pulpo by John Davis & The Cicadas. (A cassette-only version of the album is due out October 14 for Cassette Store Day.) You probably know Davis for his work with Lou Barlow in the Folk Implosion, which scored a freak hit in 1995 with “Natural One,” one of the duo’s contributions to the Kids soundtrack. Davis left the Folk Implosion in 2000, relocating from the Boston area to North Carolina 13 years later, where he started recording songs with producer Scott Solter that he had written while still in Massachusetts. El Pulpo is a song cycle about corporate corruption in the food industry and related issues such as immigration and incarceration and features guest musicians Peter Hughes (Mountain Goats), Andrew Levi-Hiller (Yairms/Alhhla), Wendy Allen (Balustrade Ensemble), Jonathan Henderson (Kaira Ba), Jeb Bishop and more. We are proud to premiere El Pulpo track “Contamination In The Grass” today on magnetmagazine.com. Check it out below.

Album art and live dates after the jump.

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In The News: Sharon Van Etten, Butthole Surfers, Johnny Cash, John Frusciante, Lee Hazlewood, Thom Yorke, Elton John And More

Sharon Van Etten‘s (it was) because i was in love, a reissue of 2009 debut album because i was in love, is out November 17 on Vinyl Me Please. It’s been remixed, remastered and sports new artwork and liner notes as well as two bonus tracks … We’re gonna keep going with reissues and collections here: Also on November 17, the legendary Butthole Surfers kick off a series of remastered releases due over the course of the next year with a 10-inch remastered version of 1987’s seminal Locust Abortion Technician via Five/RED; newly recorded music is also due from Gibby and Co. in 2018 … American/UMe has retooled 2003 Johnny Cash CD boxed set Unearthed into a nine-LP collection due November 3 that’s divided into five thematic sections: Who’s Gonna Cry (acoustic solo recordings), Trouble In Mind (electric performances, with guests including Tom Petty, Carl Perkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers and wife June Carter Cash), Redemption Songs (acoustic recordings and duets with Joe Strummer, Fiona Apple, Nick Cave and Glen Campbell), My Mother’s Hymn Book (gospel standards) and Best Of Cash On American (highlights from Cash’s first four LPs with Rick Rubin) … 1994’s Niandra LaDes And Usually Just A T-Shirt was the first solo album by Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, issued after the left the band; Superior Viaduct is reissuing it November 3 … Also on November 3, Light In The Attic will reissue three classic Lee Hazlewood titles: The Cowboy & The Lady (with Ann-Margret) and Forty (both 1969) and 1971’s Requiem For An Almost Lady, all remastered and including outtakes, demos and unreleased tracks … November 3 keeps the party going with Craft/Concord’s remastered, two-CD, 60th-anniversary-edition reissue of Here’s Little Richard, the debut album from the Queen Of Rock ‘N’ Roll, Little Richard, featuring demos, alternate takes and previously unreleased tracks … Wasps’ Nests, the 1995 album by the 6ths—a.k.a. Magnetic Field Stephin Merritt and a ’90s who’s-who of indie-rock guest vocalists including Georgia Hubley (Yo La Tengo), Mary Timony (Helium), Mac McCaughan (Superchunk), Dean Wareham (Luna), Lou Barlow (Sebadoh), Mark Robinson (Unrest) and Chris Knox (Tall Dwarfs)—will be reissued on vinyl for the first time by Captured Tracks on November 11 … Thom Yorke’s 2014 solo album, Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, will be reissued by XL on December 8 … Elton John‘s Diamonds is a greatest-hit collection available as a single CD (17 tracks), double CD (34 tracks), triple-CD box (51 tracks, hardback book and postcard set) and double LP (21 tracks), out November 10 via UMe … Waiting For My Rocket To Come, Jason Mraz‘s major-label debut, gets the 15th-anniversary deluxe-vinyl treatment on November 17 courtesy of Atlantic … Live nation: Live At The Olympia Paris is a Blu-ray/DVD capturing Sting‘s April 2017 performance in the French capital, out November 10 via Eagle Vision and featuring both solo and Police material … Tim Buckley’s two-CD Venice Mating Call and two-LP Greetings From West Hollywood, both out October 13 via Manifesto, are companion pieces of sorts to 1990’s Dream Letter (recorded live in 1968) and 1994’s Live At The Troubadour 1969; though there is track overlap between the sets, there are multiple versions of most of these songs—Venice Mating Call has 11 unique tracks and Greetings From West Hollywood has seven … New West is issuing three archival recordings from its ongoing Live From Austin TX series of Austin City Limits performances: Widespread Panic (October 27) and Guided By Voices and Eric Johnson (November 10); all three mark their vinyl debuts, while the GBV and Johnson will appear as CD/DVD combos for the first time … Topographic Drama: Live Across America features tracks recorded on 12 dates of Yes‘ 2016 tour on which the band played 1980’s Drama in its entirety in addition to sides one and four from 1973’s Tales From Topographic Oceans and myriad greatest hits; it’s out via Rhino on November 24.

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R.I.P. Tom Petty (1950–2017)

“It’s time to move on, time to get going/What lies ahead, I have no way of knowing/But under my feet, baby, grass is growing/It’s time to move on, it’s time to get going” —Tom Petty

Photo for MAGNET by Christian Lantry, 2002

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