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In The News: Soundgarden, Death Cab For Cutie, David Bowie, Doors, John Fahey And More

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Sub Pop will reissue Soundgarden’s debut EP, Screaming Life, along with bonus tracks from the band’s second EP, Fopp, on November 26 … Ten years have passed since the release of Death Cab For Cutie’s Transatlanticism. To celebrate this milestone, the band will issue an anniversary edition featuring never-before-released original demos on October 29 via Barsuk  … The Next Day Extra is a three-disc collector’s edition of David Bowie’s most recent album, due out November 5 … Previously unreleased footage of the Doors, including early TV appearances and the band’s music films, will be available on DVD and Blu-ray as R-Evolution on December 3 via Eagle Rock … Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival took place last spring with a lineup featuring the likes of the Allman Brothers Band, Blake Mills, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Keith Richards and many more. Rhino will issue footage from the festival, Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013, on DVD and Blu-ray on November 19 … On November 18, Blood Orange’s sophomore album, Cupid Deluxe, will be issued by Domino … Christmas In My Heart is the debut holiday album from Gretchen Wilson, set for an October 8 release via her Redneck label … Eagle Rock has announced the October 22 release of Live On The Queen Mary, a live DVD featuring Hugh Laurie’s performance on the RMS Queen Mary … Black Sabbath’s 2013 tour is chronicled on Live…Gathered In Their Masses, which will be available from Vertigo/Republic on November 26 in a variety of formats … Four of John Fahey’s Christmas records will be represented on the 14-track compilation album Christmas Guitar Soli With John Fahey, due out from Fantasy on October 29 … The first two albums by the Bottle Rockets, Bottle Rockets and The Brooklyn Side, have long been out-of-print—until now. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the band’s self-titled debut, Bloodshot will reissue both albums on November 19 … January 21 will see the release of Doug Paisley’s third album, Strong Feelings, from No Quarter … Never My Love is a four-disc anthology featuring Donny Hathaway’s solo tracks, duets with Roberta Flack and previously unreleased studio and live recordings. It’s out from Rhino on November 12 … Drag City has announced the reissue of Royal Trux album Veterans Of Disorder on November 17.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Bob Dylan, Robert Pollard, Xiu Xiu, Paul Simon, Counting Crows And More

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Bob Dylan fans will hit the mother lode on November 5, when Legacy/Columbia issue the Bob Dylan Complete Album Collection Vol. One. The boxed set contains Dylan’s complete discography over the past 50 years and includes non-album singles, b-sides and other rarities … Blazing Gentleman is the new Robert Pollard album, due out via GBV Inc. on December 10 … On December 3, Xiu Xiu is releasing an album of Nina Simone covers, Nina, via Graveface … Legacy is issuing Over The Bridge Of Time: A Paul Simon Retrospective (1964-2011) on October 15, coinciding with the release of the 15-disc career-spanning Paul Simon: The Complete Albums Collection. The former is the first single-CD collection containing tracks from Paul Simon’s solo catalog as well as Simon & Garfunkel recordings … Kickback City is a crime-noir-inspired project featuring music by Rory Gallagher and a new novella by Ian Rankin, illustrated by Timothy Truman and narrated by Aidan Quinn. The three-disc package is available from Eagle Rock on October 29 … A new live album from Counting Crows, Echoes Of The Outlaw Roadshow, is due out November 12 … Eric Clapton has announced the November 26 release of Eric Clapton—Give Me Strength: The 1974/1975 Recordings, a six-disc boxed set containing 88 unreleased recordings, outtakes and live performances … Thrift Shop will issue No Way There From Here, the new Laura Cantrell album, in January … On October 29, Ed Kowalczyk’s new record, The Flood And The Mercy, will be released from Soul Whisper/Harbour/Caroline … Vince Guaraldi Trio’s classic A Charlie Brown Christmas is being reissued by Concord as the “Snoopy Doghouse Edition” on October 22.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: The Killers, Grizzly Bear, Paul McCartney, Miles Davis, Dead Meadow And More

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The Killers are celebrating their 10-year anniversary with the November 11 release of Direct Hits (Island), a best-of album featuring tracks from all four of the band’s albums along with two brand-new songs … Warp Records is issuing two follow-up releases to Grizzly Bear’s 2012 album Shields (Shields Expanded and Shields B-Sides) on November 12. They include b-sides, remixes and demos …  No Blues is the new album from Los Campesinos!, due out from Wichita Recordings on October 29 … On October 14, Paul McCartney will release his first album of new solo material in six years, fittingly titled New, via Concord Music Group … The next record from the Sounds, Weekend, is set for an October 29 release on Arnioki/INgrooves. The band will tour North America and Europe this fall in support … A Perfect Circle’s greatest-hits collection, Three Sixty, will be available from UMe on November 19 … Genesis Publications has announced a collaborative photography book by Lou Reed & Mick Rock, Transformer, due out next month … Nine of Miles Davis’ earliest Columbia Records albums will be available together on CD for the first time November 12 as The Original Mono Albums CollectionWarble Womb is the new double album from Dead Meadow, due out on the band’s own Xemu Records in digital format on October 7 and on LP and CD on November 25 … September 30 will see the release of New Model Army’s new record, Between Dog And Wolf, via earMUSIC/Eagle Rock … The recording of Tony Bennett’s 1964 performance in Las Vegas will be available as a stand-alone release for the first time from RPM/Columbia/Legacy. Tony Bennett Live At The Sahara: Las Vegas, 1964 will be out October 8 … RCA has announced the October 15 release of Gavin DeGraw’s new studio album, Make A Move … The new Frog Eyes album, Carey’s Cold Spring, will be out October 7 … After a staggering 35 years, all of the material from the Paley Brothers is finally available on one CD for the first time as The Complete Recordings (Real Gone Music).

—Emily Costantino

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Film At 11: The National

The National‘s latest album, Trouble Will Find Me (4AD), has proven the band is tighter than ever, perfecting the depressed, detached and dark rock the group has worked toward over its six studio LPs. “Graceless” is quintessential National, and the video is as well. It’s appropriately shot in black and white, and everyone is wearing suits, though it may a little too goofy for somber the song is. Watch it below.

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MP3 At 3PM: The Octopus Project

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After more than 10 years, the Octopus Project has honed in on its niche, perfecting it along the way. “Perhaps,” off fifth album Fever Forms, is a glossy, electro trip. It would sound at home in a film by Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn. Download “Perhaps” below.

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In The News: The Beatles, Best Coast, We Are Scientists, Morrissey, Gringo Star And More

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On Air: Live At The BBC Volume 2 is the second release of recordings from the Beatles’ performances at the BBC between 1962-65. Due out November 11, the two-CD collection features 63 tracks including previously unreleased recordings of music along with in-studio banter and conversation between the band members and radio hosts … Best Coast has announced the October 22 release of new mini-album Fade Away, via Bethany Cosentino’s Jewel City label … A new five-track EP from We Are Scientists, Business Casual, will be available from Dine Alone Records on October 15 … Eagle Records will issue 25 Live, a concert film marking Morrissey’s 25-year solo career, on Blu-ray, DVD and digital video on October 22 … The third album from Gringo Star, Floating Out to See, is set for an October 22 release on the band’s own label, My Anxious Mouth Inc. A supporting U.S. tour will kick off September 28 … On October 29, a limited-edition vinyl boxed set containing all of the Eagles’ original Asylum Records studio albums will be released … Five Spanish Songs is Destroyer’s new EP, featuring songs written by Spanish musician Antonio Luque, set for a November 29 release … Erasure’s new album, Snow Globe, will be available from Mute on November 11 … Concord Records has partnered with Lionsgate to bring us Mad Men Christmas, which features music from and inspired by the TV series by RJD2, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Otis Redding and more. It’s out October 15 exclusively at Target stores nationwide … The 30th birthday of Billy Bragg’s debut recording, Life’s A Riot With Spy Vs Spy, will be celebrated with the release of a special anniversary edition on October 29 via Cooking Vinyl … September 24 marks the release of Bryan Ferry’s Live In Lyon on DVD, Blu-Ray and deluxe editions via Eagle Rock Entertainment … The soundtrack to the upcoming film All Is Lost, featuring 10 original compositions by Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros frontman Alexander Ebert, will be available from Community Music on October 1 … On October 29, Fat Wreck Chords will issue The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute, a 26-track covers compilation in honor of late No Use For A Name frontman Tony Sly … A retrospective of Speed The Plough’s 30-year career, The Plough & The Stars, will be out from Bar/None on September 17.

—Emily Costantino

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