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In The News: Tom Waits, Franz Ferdinand, Tame Impala, They Might Be Giants, Screaming Females, Mickey Hart, Kid Rock, Rolling Stones And More

Anti- will be releasing remastered versions of all the Tom Waits albums the label has issued, starting November 10 with Bad As Me. The rest of the schedule: Real Gone, Blood Money and Alice (November 24), Glitter And Doom (December 1), Mule Variations (December 15) and Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers And Bastards (TBA 2018, with each of the three CDs released separately). Says Waits, who personally oversaw these reissues with wife/partner-in-crime Kathleen Brennan, “This restoration project could arrogantly be compared to restoring a faded tapestry, a painstaking process that requires meticulous attention to each color-faded thread. Spending months on something completed once, many years ago was necessary though cursedly laborious for us” … Franz Ferdinand is back February 9 with Always Ascending (Domino) … Tame Impala‘s Currents will be released as a collectors’ edition on November 17 by Interscope, featuring the album on red vinyl with alternate artwork, a 12-inch with two remixes, a seven-inch and flexi with three b-sides, a poster and a “zine” with artwork detailing the process of making the record … They Might Be GiantsI Like Fun is due out via Idlewild on January 19 … All At Once, the seventh album from the Screaming Females, will be released February 23 by Don Giovanni … First Aid Kit‘s Ruins—featuring guest appearance by Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Glenn Kotche (Wilco) and McKenzie Smith (Midlake)—is out January 19 via Columbia … Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart will release his 14th solo album, RAMU, on November 10 via Verve Forecast, featuring guest appearances from the likes of Avey Tare (Animal Collective) and Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident) as well as recordings from Jerry Garcia and Babatunde Olatunji and unreleased field recordings by Alan Lomax … Former Boo Radleys frontman Martin Carr has released New Shapes Of Life via Tapete … Wolves, Story Of The Year‘s first album since 2010, is out December 8 … On February 9, Bloodshot will issue Ruby BootsDon’t Talk About It, with the Texas Gentlemen acting as Boots’ backing band … Pete Tong With The Heritage Orchestra‘s Ibiza Classics is out December 1 via UMe … Out now is Kid Rock‘s Sweet Southern Sugar, his first album recorded in Nashville … Engelbert Humperdinck celebrates half a century in showbiz with The Man I Want To Be (OK! Good), a love letter to his wife who’s suffering from Alzheimer’s, out November 24 … Five Finger Death Punch will release greatest-hits album A Decade Of Destruction on December 1 and a new studio LP in the spring (both via Prospect Park) … Verve/UMe has reissued All Day Thumbsucker Revisited, a 1995 anthology documenting the music released by the Blue Thumb label from 1968 to 1978, as a 32-track CD set; it features Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band, Sun Ra, Love, Leon Russell, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Dan Hicks And His Hot Licks, Ike & Tina Turner and more … On December 1, Polydor/UMe will issue The Rolling Stones: On Air, a collection of radio recordings from 1963-1965 by the Rolling Stones; it will be available as a single CD, double CD, vinyl LP and on limited-edition colored vinyl … More vinyl fever: The Crazy Heart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available on vinyl for the first time as a 23-track double LP with the songs sequenced in their original running order; it’s out December 15 courtesy of New West … All seven of Otis Redding‘s studio albums—1964’s Pain In My Heart, The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads and Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul (both 1965), The Soul Album and Complete And Unbelievable…The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul (both 1966), 1967’s King & Queen: Otis Redding & Carla Thomas and 1968’s The Dock Of The Bay—will be available in their original mono mixes as The Definitive Studio Albums Collection vinyl-only boxed set, out December 15 on Rhino … Lionel Richie‘s Lionel Richie, Can’t Slow Down and Dancing On The Ceiling will be reissued on vinyl via Motown/UMe on December 8 … Be kind, rewind: Richard Thompson‘s Live At Rockpalast features performances from 1983 and 1984 and is available as a two-DVD (and three-CD) set November 3 on MVD … Also on MVD (on November 24) is Who Is Lydia Loveless?, a documentary that hopefully answers that question about the great Lydia Loveless directed by Gorman Bechard (Replacements, Archers Of Loaf, Grant Hart).

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Paint the town brown with Ween.

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In The News (Reissues And Collections Edition): Wilco, Green Day, Ramones, Tears For Fears, INXS, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, No Doubt And More

The first two Wilco albums, 1995’s A.M. and 1996’s double-LP Being There, are being reissued as deluxe editions on CD and vinyl by Rhino on December 1. The single-CD and double-LP A.M. come with eight unreleased bonus tracks, while the five-CD and four-LP Being There have 15 unreleased tracks, with the CD adding a 20-song live performance from 1996 … Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band is the new best-of from Green Day, out November 17 and featuring 20 career-spanning faves and two new songs (“Back In The USA” and Miranda Lambert duet “Ordinary World”) … The RamonesRocket To Russia gets the 40th-anniversary deluxe-edition treatment courtesy of Rhino on November 24 as a three-CD/one-LP set with two different mixes of the album, unreleased studio recordings and an unissued 1997 concert recorded in Scotland … Tears For Fears‘ first career-spanning greatest-hits album, Rule The World, is out November 10 via UMe … INXS celebrates the 30th anniversary of Kick with a three-CD/one-Blu-ray set featuring the remastered original album, alternate mixes, b-sides, demos, remixes, videos and a Dolby Atmos mix of the album; more INXS reissues will follow in 2018 … This Being The Ballad Of Kicking Giant, Halo: NYC/Olympia 1989-1993, a ’93 cassette comp by old-school MAGNET fave Kicking Giant, is being reissued on vinyl by Drawing Room on November 17 … You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave: In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the EaglesHotel California is being reissued by Rhino on November 24 as a two-CD/one-Blu-ray deluxe edition, a two-CD expanded edition and a one-CD standard edition … The Mary Onettes‘ self-titled debut will be back on CD and also on vinyl for the first time November 10 courtesy of Labrador just in time for the record’s 10th anniversary … On November 17, Pink Floyd‘s 1981 compilation A Collection Of Great Dance Songs and 1988 live album Delicate Sound Of Thunder will be reissued on vinyl by the band’s eponymous label … Cheek To Cheek: The Complete Duet Recordings is a four-CD, 75-track set from Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong collecting albums Ella And Louis, Ella And Louis Again and Porgy And Bess, singles, live recordings, alternate takes and more, out November 10 via Verve/UMe … Black Sabbath’s The End, out November 17 on Eagle Vision, captures Ozzy and Co.’s farewell concert in the band’s Birmingham hometown from earlier this year in multiple formats: DVD/CD, Blu-ray/CD, double-CD, triple-LP and limited-edition collector’s edition … No Doubt‘s self-titled 1992 debut turns 25 with a vinyl edition on November 10 via UMe … On December 8, HLC Properties/UMe add two new editions to the Bing Crosby Archive series—New Tricks: 60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (with 12 bonus tracks) and Among My Souvenirs: More Treasures From The Crosby Archive (35 previously unissued recordings)—celebrating the one-of-a-kind career of Bing CrosbyJosh Groban‘s Christmas album Noël gets a 10th-anniversary-edition reissue November 3 on Reprise with six new songs, including a duet with Tony Bennett (“Christmas Time Is Here”) and a John Lennon/Yoko Ono cover (“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”) … Speaking of the most wonderful time of the year: REO Speedwagon‘s Not So Silent Night: Christmas With REO Speedwagon gets the deluxe treatment from Rhino on November 3 with remastered sound and four bonus tracks … Muddy Waters‘ 1958 debut, The Best Of Muddy Waters, is being reissued on vinyl in its original mono mix by Geffen/UMe November 10 … The Purple Tour (Live) collects live recordings Whitesnake made on the tour following 2015’s The Purple Album, on which the band revisited songs frontman David Coverdale recorded with Deep Purple in the ’70s; it’s out via Rhino on November 24 as a CD/DVD, CD/Blu-ray, double LP and single CD … Minnie Riperton’s Perfect Angel (a collaboration with Stevie Wonder, though due to contractual reasons, that fact wasn’t know at the time of its 1974 release) will be reissued as a two-CD set by UMe on December 1 with 11 bonus tracks … Rush‘s A Farewell To Kings gets a 40th-anniversary reissue December 1 courtesy of UMe/Anthem/ole as a three-CD/one-Blu-ray/four-LP set, a three-CD edition and a four-LP box … Debby Boone‘s You Light Up My Life will be expanded and reissued December 1 by Real Gone, marking the first time the hit album has been re-released in its 40-year existence … On November 17, Legacy is issuing Whitney Houston‘s I Wish You Love: More From The Bodyguard, a collection of live and studio recordings centered around her contributions to the hit film from 25 years ago … Speaking of hit films: The music from the first five Harry Potter movies is being collected as a 10-LP picture-disc boxed set, Harry Potter: Original Motion Picture Soundtracks I-V, out November 17 via Rhino … And finally, out now on Bear Family is At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight, a 20-CD, 529-track boxed set spotlighting live performances (many not heard since they were broadcast) from the 1948-1960 Louisiana Hayride Saturday-night radio show by Elvis Presley (15 songs), Hank Williams (an unknown recording of “I’m A Long Gone Daddy”), Johnny Cash, June Carter, Kitty Wells, George Jones and 161 others. You could spend an entire day listening to this thing, kids, and you still wouldn’t get through all of it.

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The Sex Pistols’ “Never Mind The Bollocks” Turns 40

The game-changing Never Mind The Bollocks by the Sex Pistols turns 40 today. Read our Q&A with John Lydon here and our Q&A with Steve Jones here.

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The Sound Of Vinyl And MAGNET Vinyl Giveaway! Today Is Last Chance To Enter!

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 Silverplanes’ “Gulfstream” EP

Silverplanes is a “band” to watch. The moniker under which Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Aaron Smart records, Silverplanes will be releasing a trio of five-song EPs in the near future, all produced by the legendary Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Aerosmith, Who, Cheap Trick). In a cool move, Smart had a different well-respected engineer—including Jay Messina (Aerosmith, Kiss, Supertramp) and Geoff Emerick (Beatles, Badfinger, Elvis Costello)—mix each release. The first in the EP series is Gulfstream, out Friday and engineered by Shelly Yakus (U2, Tom Petty, Lou Reed).

The three releases come as a result of a creative burst in which Smart and his studio band—bassist Billy Mohler, keyboardist Matt Rohde and guitarists Jason Johnson, Rand Ray Mitchell and Sean Woolstenhulme—recorded 33 songs with Douglas. “This group of songs feels so vast to me,” says Smart. “There’s a lot of variation in the songwriting styles and recording approaches, but there are also some sonic threads that go through all of them. Musically, the EPs aren’t that far off from each other, other than the way we chose different styles of songs for each mixer. The common link in all of the EPs is my songwriting and Jack Douglas’ producing genius. They will all be released together at some point in a huge full-length with some extra bonus tracks.”

It was the veteran Douglas’ idea to bring in Yakus, Messina and Emerick to do the mixing and divide the output into EP-sized bits. “We had done one record of 15 songs, and then we decided to do another 18, because we were having so much fun,” says Smart. “Then we decided to release the songs as three EPs because we thought it would be cool to keep fresh material coming out in shorter intervals for the ADD generation.”

Now that Smart has a vast body of songs committed to tape, he’s getting ready to take the music of Silverplanes to people in a live setting. “I’m in the process of putting a live band together now, and I’ve put a lot of thought into how to present these songs on the road,” he says. “The people who played on the recordings are friends, and friends of friends, and it was all about ‘Lets record some cool sounds and make some recordings to stand the test of time.’ We never really thought, ‘How will we do this live?’ I would love to have all the guys that played on the record, but we’ll have to see where everyone is at in their lives when it’s time to go on tour.”

In the meantime, check out Gulfstream below. We are proud to premiere the EP today on magnetmagazine.com. Enjoy, and catch Silverplanes when they come to your town.

Gulfstream art after the jump.

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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: Calexico, Sharon Jones, Go! Team, Grandaddy, No Age, Son Lux, Fischerspooner, Sleigh Bells, Bob Seger, Minus 5, Sia And More

Longtime MAGNET fave Calexico returns with ninth album The Thread That Keeps Us. The follow-up to 2015’s excellent Edge Of Sun, the 15-track LP is out January 26 via Anti- … The final Sharon Jones & The Dap-King‘s LP, Soul Of A Woman, is out November 17 courtesy of Daptone … It’s go time for new Go! Team album Semicircle, out January 19 on Memphis Industries … Out now is Things Anyway (30th Century/Columbia), a four-track Grandaddy EP of demos and live recordings from the period surrounding the band’s most recent album, Last Place … Also out now is the new solo album from William Patrick Corgan (his friends call him Billy): Ogilala (BMG), recorded with Frederick Jay Rubin (his friends call him Rick) … No Age returns January 26 with Snares Like A Haircut via Drag City … On February 9, City Slang will issue the new Son Lux album, Brighter WoundsDjango Django‘s third LP, Marble Skies, is out January 26 on Ribbon Music … The last time Fischerspooner released an album, Obama was four months into his first term as president; the NYC duo returns February 16 with Sir via Ultra … Mary Gauthier‘s Rifles & Rosary Beads (co-written with U.S. veterans and their families) is out January 26 courtesy of Thirty Tigers … Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Bob Seger pays tribute to some of his fallen comrades on new album I Knew You When (Capitol, November 17): Lou Reed (cover of “Busload Of Faith”), Leonard Cohen (cover of “Democracy”) and Glenn Frey (original “Glenn Song”), who Seger’s 18th LP is dedicated to … Sleigh bells ring, are you listening: Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller (a.k.a. Sleigh Bells) return November 10 with mini-album Kid Kruschev on Torn Clean … The Soft Moon will release fourth album Criminal February 2 via Sacred Bones … Glen Hansard‘s third solo album, Between Two Shores, is out January 19 on Anti- … Boyz II Men return October 20 with Under The Streetlight (Sony Masterworks) … On December 1, the Minus 5—Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck and Joe Adragna, plus Benjamin Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie), Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer (Posies), Colin Meloy (Decemberists), Chuck Prophet, M. Ward, Tammy Ealom (Dressy Bessy), Kurt Bloch, Kelly Hogan and Nora O’Connor—will release Dear December, an all-original holiday album, via Yep Roc. Break out your Christmas whiskey … Sia‘s first holiday album, Everyday Is Christmas, is a collection of originals written with current It Co-Writer/Producer Greg Kurstin that’s out November 17 courtesy of Monkey Puzzle/Atlantic.

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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.

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