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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of The Domestics’ “For The Last Time,” From Their Upcoming “Little Darkness”

On September 1, Tender Loving Empire will issue the sophomore album by The Domestics. For the 11-track Little Darkness, the Portland duo—Michael Finn and Leo London—collaborated with hometown producer Tucker Martine (Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, Decemberists); Finn and Martine have also worked together on records by the likes of Neko Case/k.d. lang/Laura Veirs, Bill Frisell and Darlene Love at Martine’s Flora Recording studio. One of the standout tracks on Little Darkness is “For The Last Time.” Says London of the song, “I wrote ‘For The Last Time’ driving home from work. I was just singing the lines as I made them up, literally tailgating cars, trying to get home and record it while I could remember the melody. The song was all verse, but I had this funny song I used to sing a friend who told me about a time she got high with her dad at a Destiny’s Child show. So I put it into the mix as the hypothetical song the character is referring to. The song’s about the emptiness of a long work week and a disappointing check. Love is out of reach, and the only thing that sounds good is getting loaded. And then the dread of how it will all be exactly the same after the weekend. Rinse, wash and repeat. It’s in A major, which seems like a funny key for a pop song.” We are proud to premiere “For The Last Time” today on magnetmagazine.com. Check it out below.

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In The News: Rolling Stones, Jam, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Old Crow Medicine Show, Primus, Underworld, Jazz Butcher, Bully And More

ABKCO is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Rolling StonesTheir Satanic Majesties Request with a limited-edition double-vinyl/double-hybrid-super-audio CD set on September 22; the discs are compatible with all CD players … In more Stones news, a week later Eagle Rock will release The Rolling Stones’ From The Vault: Sticky Fingers: Live At The Fonda Theatre 2015 on DVD/CD, Blu-ray/CD and DVD/three-LP … Hard to believe the Jam released debut album In The City 40 years ago, but to celebrate, UMe/Polydor will issue the five-CD 1977 on October 20, featuring a remastered In The City and follow-up This Is The Modern World (also from the same year), plus unreleased demos and live recordings … Luciferian Towers, the seventh album by the always mysterious Godspeed You! Black Emperor, is out September 22 via Constellation … On September 15, Columbia Nashville will issue Old Crow Medicine Show‘s 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde The Concert on DVD and Blu-ray … The Desaturating Seven, Primus’ ninth studio album, is out September 29 on ATO … Underworld‘s Beaucoup Fish is getting the deluxe reissue treatment August 25 via UMe, with a single-CD edition, a four-CD boxed set and a double-vinyl LP … The four-CD The Wasted Years collects four albums—1983’s In Bath Of Bacon, 1984’s A Scandal In Bohemia, 1985’s Sex And Travel and 1986’s Distressed Gentlefolk—by the Jazz Butcher, and it’s out October 20 via Fire … Bully‘s sophomore album, Losing, is out October 20 on Sub Pop … After a 44-year gap between her debut and 2014 follow-up, Linda Perhacs‘ third album comes only three years later; I’m A Harmony is out September 22 via Omnivore and features Wilco’s Pat Sansone (who produced the LP), John Stirratt, Nels Cline and Glenn Kotche … George Strait‘s Pure Country soundtrack, which turns 25 this year, will be issued on vinyl for the first time on September 15 … The 40-track Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) is out September 15 via Craft as a two-CD or three-LP set and features the Staple Singers, Original Blind Boys Of Alabama, Soul Stirrers and more … Mirah‘s Sundial EP, out October 6 via Absolute Magnitude, features reworkings of six of her previously released songs, plus the new title track, all recorded and arranged with Jherek Bischoff … Last summer, Jeff Beck celebrated a half century in the music biz with a concert featuring Steven Tyler, Billy F. Gibbons, Jan Hammer, Beth Hart and Buddy Guy; Jeff Beck: Live At The Hollywood Bowl is available on DVD and Blu-ray (each comes with two CDs) via Eagle Rock on October 6 … Lloyd Price‘s new album, This Is Rock And Roll, is out September 22 … The late Ronnie Montrose‘s final album, 10X10, is out September 29 from Rhino and features guests including Sammy Hagar, Edgar Winter, Tommy Shaw, Steve Lukather, Joe Bonamassa and Phil Collen; two-CD deluxe editions of 1973’s Montrose and 1974’s Paper Money follow on October 13, also via Rhino … Ernie KovacsTake A Good Look: The Definitive Collection compiles all 49 existing episodes of the comedian’s game show and is out October 17.

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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of The Heroic Enthusiast’s “When The Deal Is Done,” From Their Upcoming Self-Titled Debut

In October, the Heroic Enthusiasts will issue their self-titled debut album. The Rochester, N.Y., band’s self-produced LP was mixed by Mercury Rev’s Anthony Molina and is out via the Bodan Kuma label. Formed in 2014, the quartet is made up of James Tabbi (Eleven Pond), Thomas Ferrara (Bullseye), Mike James (Longwave) and Dexter Redic (Roots Collider). Says James, “We all hit it off with a mutual love of bands like Japan and Cocteau Twins. I think we knew there was immediate chemistry, and I was indeed intrigued by the sound. It wasn’t forced or revivalist to me. It sounded honest.” We are proud to premiere first single “When The Deal Is Done” today on magnetmagazine.com. Check it out below.

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R.I.P. Glen Campbell (1936–2017)

R.I.P. Glen Campbell (1936–2017). Read our 2003 feature on this music legend here.

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Happy Birthday Kristin Hersh

Happy birthday to Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses, 50FOOTWAVE). Read our feature on her from last year here.

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Happy Birthday Elliott Smith

Happy birthday to Elliott Smith. Read our 2001 cover story here.

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In The News: Stereophonics, Hiss Golden Messenger, Vessels, Elizabeth And The Catapult, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Mötorhead, ELO And More

On November 3, Stereophonics will release 10th album Scream Above The Sounds via Parlophone … Hiss Golden Messenger returns with Hallelujah Anyhow, out September 22 on Merge … The fourth album by Vessels, The Great Distraction, is out September 29 via Different and features collaborations with the Flaming Lips, John Grant, Vincent Neff (Django Django) and Harkin (Sky Larkin) … Elizabeth And The Catapult‘s Keepsake is out October 20 via Compass … It’s taken only 40 years, but B-52 Cindy Wilson is releasing solo debut Change in November on Kill Rock Stars … Jessica Lea Mayfield‘s Sorry Is Gone is out September 29 via ATO … The final two volumes of Art Pepper‘s West Coast Sessions! will be released by Omnivore on September 29, with volume five featuring Jack Sheldon and volume six featuring Shelly Manne … Adult Swim: Yusuf/Cat Stevens will release The Laughing Apple on September 15 via Cat-O-Log/Decca; the Dead Boys mark the 40th anniversary of debut album Young, Loud And Snotty with a re-recording of it titled Still Snotty: Young, Loud & Snotty At 40!, out September 8 on Plowboy; Flamin’ Groovies return September 22 with Fantastic Plastic (Sonic Kicks/Severn), the first album featuring Cyril Jordan and Chris Wilson in almost four decades; Mötorhead will release Under Cöver—featuring versions of songs by the likes of the Sex Pistols, Ramones, Metallica and Judas Priest—on September 1; Deep Purple‘s A Fire In The Sky (Rhino; September 8) compiles songs from 1968 to 2013 and comes in three formats: single disc, three disc and three LPs (due November 3) … Vinyl Fever: … And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead’s Source Tags & Codes celebrates its 15th anniversary August 11 with an expanded, double-LP version on Interscope/UMe; ELO’s Out Of the Blue marks its 40th anniversary on September 29 with a double-LP, picture-disc edition via Legacy … Gordon, the debut album from Barenaked Ladies, turns 25 this year, so on October 13, Rhino is going to release it on vinyl for the first time as a two-LP set; out now is The Very Best Of Diana Krall, a two-LP, 15-track set on Verve/UMe covering Diana Krall‘s output from 1996 to 2006 … Not Real Gone: Two Ornette Coleman albums, 1969’s Ornette At 12 and 1972’s Crisis, make their CD debut September 8 on one disc via Real Gone Music; that same label, on the same day, is also issuing a two-CD, 30th anniversary edition of He’s The DJ, I’m The Rapper by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, as well as Melissa Manchester‘s double-disc Through The Eyes Of Love: The Complete Arista 7″ Singles.

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In The News: Stars, Cold Specks, Starsailor, Dhani Harrison, Interpol, Hanson, Alan Parsons Project, Stone Temple Pilots And More

Stars return in October with eighth album There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light via Last Gang/eOne … On September 22, Cold Specks is back with Fool’s Paradise on Arts & Crafts … Starsailor‘s All This Life is out September 1 via Cooking Vinyl … On October 6, BMG will issue In///Parallel, the first solo album by Dhani HarrisonThe Barr BrothersQueens Of The Breakers is out October 13 on Secret City … Local Native Kelcey Ayer will release his solo debut, Tasha Sits Close To The Piano, under the Jaws Of Love moniker on September 22 via House Arrest … Reissues, Collections And The Like: The 15th album by MAGNET fave the Bevis Frond, 1996 epic Son Of Walter, will be reissued October 27 by Fire; on August 18, UMe will reissue Interpol‘s Our Love To Admire on its 10th anniversary in three formats (a two-CD/one-DVD set, a two-LP/one-DVD set and a double LP); Luke Haines (Auteurs, Black Box Recorder, Baader Meinhof) gets the solo retrospective treatment with the four-CD Luke Haines Is Alive And Well And Living In Buenos Aires: Heavy Frenz—The Solo Anthology 2001-2017, out September 29 via Cherry Red; on September 8, Hanson celebrates its 25th anniversary with Middle Of Everywhere: The Greatest Hits, a 26-track collection including new single “I Was Born”; Legacy is issuing a 35th anniversary edition of the Alan Parsons Project‘s Eye In The Sky on November 17, featuring three CDs, two LPs, one Blu-Ray, plus a flexi disc, book, poster and more … Woody Guthrie: The Tribute Concerts, out September 22 via Bear Family, compiles 33 tracks from a 1968 Carnegie Hall tribute show (featuring Bob Dylan, Judy CollinsRichie Havens, Arlo Guthrie, Tom Paxton, Pete Seeger, Odetta and more) and 45 tracks from a 1970 Hollywood Bowl tribute show (Joan Baez, Country Joe McDonald, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Seeger, Havens, Guthrie, Odetta and more); Core, Stone Temple Pilots‘ mega-hit debut, celebrates its 25th anniversary with three reissue versions of the album on September 29 via Rhino: Core: Super Deluxe Edition features four CDs (remastered version of original album, unreleased demos and live performances), an LP (remastered original album) and a DVD (surround-sound mix of the album and videos); Core: Deluxe Edition features two CDs (remastered version of original LP, unreleased demos and live performances); and the single-CD Core (remastered version of original LP).

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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Joseph Childress’ “White Castle Creek Mother,” From His Upcoming Self-Titled Album

Singer/songwriter Joseph Childress returns October 6 with the self-titled follow-up (on Empty Cellar) to 2013 debut album The Rebirths. Prior to writing the songs on the new LP, San Francisco resident Childress spent time traveling around the West, living out of his car, riding trains and working on a cattle ranch. He then went to Portland to record the album with Mike Coykendall (M. Ward, Bright Eyes, She & Him), who added guitar, percussion, fiddle and bass, as well as a supporting cast of musicians including Aaron Robinson (Sean Rowe) and Joey Ficken (Swords). “I tried to keep it very organic, not a lot of special treatments,” says Childress. “My goal was to make it sound as if we were playing in your living room.”

We are proud to premiere first single “White Castle Creek Mother” today on magnetmagazine.com. Check it out below

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In The News: Smiths, Replacements, Tricky, Wolf Parade, Chris Bell, Superchunk, Josh Ritter, Sisters Of Mercy, White Buffalo And More

A remastered version of the Smiths‘ seminal The Queen Is Dead is out October 20 via Warner Bros. It comes in three formats: two-CD set (2017 master of the album and additional recordings); three-CD/one-DVD box (2017 master of the album, additional recordings, Live In Boston CD and a DVD with the remastered audio of the album and The Queen Is Dead: A Film By Derek Jarman) and five-LP box (2017 master of the album, additional recordings and Live In Boston) … The first official Replacements live album, the 29-track For Sale: Live At Maxwell’s 1986, is out October 6 on Rhino … Tricky‘s 13th album, Ununiform, is out September 22 via False Idols/!K7 … Cry Cry Cry, the fourth LP by Wolf Parade, is out October 6 on Sub Pop … On September 15, Omnivore will reissue I Am the Cosmos, the lone solo album from Big Star’s Chris Bell; the two-CD set features 10 more unreleased tracks than previous reissues and serves as a primer for The Complete Chris Bell, a six-LP vinyl-only boxed set out via Omnivore on November 24 … On August 25, Merge will reissue the self-titled debut album by Superchunk on vinyl and CD, both of which contain a digital download of Clambakes Vol 9: Other Music From Unshowered Grumblers—Live In NYC 1990Gathering, the ninth album from Josh Ritter, is out September 22 via Pytheas/Thirty Tigers … Some Girls Wander By Mistake is a four-LP vinyl-only boxed set, out via Rhino on September 1, featuring numerous early tracks by the Sisters Of Mercy … Earache will issue the White Buffalo‘s sixth album, Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights, on October 13 … Speaking of buffalo, Buffalo KillersAlive And Well In Ohio is out October 6 via Alive Naturalsound … Jack Johnson’s The Light Above It Too, will be released September 8 by Brushfire … On November 10, Rhino will issue A Brand New Me, a 14-track album featuring Aretha Franklin‘s vocals from songs like “Respect,” “A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)” and “Son Of A Preacher Man” atop newly recorded arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra … Concord will issue Signs, Jonny Lang’s sixth major-label release, on September 8 … D’Angelo’s Brown Sugar, from 1995, is getting the two-CD deluxe-edition reissue treatment on August 25 by Virgin/UMe … Out now on Craft is Mr. Luck: The Complete Vee-Jay Singles, a three-CD collection of Jimmy Reed‘s hits, b-sides and rarities … Steve Howe‘s Anthology 2: Groups And Collaborations, out August 11 via Rhino, features the guitarist’s work with the likes of Yes, Asia, GTR and others.

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