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In The News: Bob Mould, Echo & The Bunnymen, Guided By Voices, Lykke Li, Faint, Soundgarden, Sharon Van Etten, Oasis, Who And More

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Beauty & Ruin, the new studio album by Bob Mould, will be released June 3 via Merge. In the meantime, Omnivore has commemorated the 25th anniversary of his debut solo album, Workbook, with the release of the deluxe two-CD, two-LP Workbook 25, available now. Mould is currently on a U.S. tour including dates at SXSW and Sasquatch! Music Festival … 429 Records has announced the June 3 release of Echo & The Bunnymen’s 12th record, Meteorites. A supporting European tour kicks off in May … MAGNET house band Guided By Voices continues to be prolific by bringing us its sixth full-length in four years, Cool Planet, on May 13 on Guided By Voices Inc. … On May 6, the third studio album from Lykke Li, I Never Learn, will be released by LL/Atlantic … Eagle Rock is issuing Blu-rays from Joni Mitchell and Lou Reed, Woman Of Heart And Mind + Painting With Words And Music and Classic Albums: Transformer + Live At Montreux, respectively. Both will be out March 25 … Doom Abuse is the sixth album by the Faint, due out via SQE Music on April 8. A supporting U.S. tour will follow … The 20th anniversary of Soundgarden’s Superunknown will be celebrated with a reissue package from A&M Records/UMe, including rare demos and rehearsal recordings, available June 3 … Sharon Van Etten has announced new album Are We There, set for a May 27 release on Jagjaguwar … The third LP from the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Days Of Abandon, will be released April 22 via Yebo … Big Brother will reissue the first three albums from OasisDefinitely Maybe, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory and Be Here Now—remastered and including bonus content, as part of the Chasing The Sun series. The first installment is set for May 20 … May 6 marks the release of Black Hours, the debut solo album from the Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser, via Ribbon Music … Sensation: The Story Of Tommy is a film exploring the background, creation and impact of the Who’s Tommy, due out from Eagle Rock on March 11 … Thrill Jockey will issue Trans Am’s 10th album, Volume X, on May 20 … An eight-disc boxed set containing the original Black Sabbath’s catalog, The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1978, will be released April 15 via Warner Bros./Rhino … Jolie Holland’s new album, Wine Dark Sea, is set for a May 20 release via Anti- … The sophomore LP from indie supergroup Sweet Apple, The Golden Age Of Glitter, is due out from Tee Pee on April 8 … Omnivore will release Modern American Music…Period! The Criteria Sessions, on April 19. It contains 11 tracks from the late Jaco Pastorius’s 1974 demo sessions at Criteria Studios … On April 29, the debut album from Survival Knife (comprised of Unwound bandmates Justin Trosper and Brandt Sandeno), Loose Power, will be available from Glacial Pace … A best-of album encompassing John Doe’s solo career, The Best Of John Doe: This Far, will be released by Yep Roc on May 20 … The 75th anniversary of Blue Note Records is being celebrated in a big way this year, including a vinyl reissue series of 100 remastered jazz albums. The series launches March 25 with LPs from Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Wayne Shorter and Larry Young.

—Emily Costantino

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MP3 At 3PM: Inspired & The Sleep

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Beginning as a Max Greenhalgh solo project and evolving into a psychedelic indie/pop outfit, San Diego’s Inspired & The Sleep offers up “Fly Low.” Says Greenhalgh of the track, “I often find myself rather obsessed with the universal concept of possibility. “Possibility” being the notion that there is infinite opportunity at any given moment in whatever you are doing. It all depends on how aware you are of it. That makes up a great deal of what creativity means to me. It’s something that I’m constantly striving for in my work. ‘Fly Low’ represents the lack of said notion. It almost seems as though the human condition is, at times, designed to be afraid of fully committing to this concept of possibility.” Download “Fly Low” below.

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In The News: Tori Amos, Brody Dalle, Morrissey, Bee Gees, ISIS, Peter Walker And More

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Unrepentant Geraldines is the new album from Tori Amos, due out May 13 via Mercury Classics/Universal Music Classics. Amos will embark on a supporting world tour this summer … The debut solo album from Brody Dalle (Distillers, Spinnerette), Diploid Love, will be available April 29 … On May 7, Morrissey will kick off a U.S. concert tour in San Jose, Calif. His first new album in five years is due out later this year … The Warner Bros. Years 1987-1991 is a five-disc set chronicling the Bee Gees’ three studio albums recorded during their time with Warners. Set for an April 15 release, it will include rare demos, outtakes and One For All, a 1989 concert recording available in its entirety for the first time ever … Meshell Ndegeocello has announced the June release of her new album, Comet, Come To Me, via the Naïve label … Ipecac will reissue a remastered version of ISIS’ third album, Panopticon, on April 29 … On March 18, a four-disc collection showcasing Rod Stewart’s live performances, Live 1976-1998, will be available from Warner Bros. … A 15-CD boxed set containing the most comprehensive collection ever from Joe Satriani, Joe Satriani: The Complete Studio Recordings, will be released by Legacy on April 22 … The Candlelight Concerts: Live At Montreux 2013 features the live performance by Queen’s Brian May and Broadway sensation Kerry Ellis. It will be available in multiple formats April 1 via Eagle Rock … Joe Louis Walker’s new album, Hornet’s Nest, is due out from Alligator on February 25 … Light In The Attic has announced the Vanguard Vault label series, in which it will reissue obscure titles from the ‘60s and ‘70s, starting with the February 25 release of Bob Frank’s self-titled album, and the March 4 release of Peter Walker’s “Second Poem To Karmela” Or Gypsies Are Important.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Old 97’s, Conor Oberst, Moby, Rufus Wainwright, Mirah, Ben Watt And More

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Most Messed Up is the new album from the Old 97’s, which is being called “a rock opera, a way-off Broadway musical about a musician’s life, loves and lubrication.” Marking the band’s 20th year, it will be released April 29 via ATO … Nonesuch will issue Conor Oberst’s new record, Upside Down Mountain, on May 20. He’ll kick off the first leg of his supporting world tour in North Carolina on May 8 … The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger (a.k.a Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl) will release Midnight Sun on April 29 via Chimera … On March 4, a live DVD/CD containing material from Moby’s performances at the Fonda Theatre will be released by Mute. Almost Home: Live From The Fonda, LA was taken from three shows supporting Innocents and features album collaborators Mark Lanegan, Skylar Grey, Damien Jurado and Cold Specks … The new self-titled album from Natalie Merchant, due out from Nonesuch on May 6, marks her first release of entirely original songs in 13 years … Rufus Wainwright: Live From The Artists Den, featuring Rufus Wainwright’s private 2012 concert at a Greenwich Village Church, will be available on CD, digital album and Blu-ray on March 4 via Artists Den/UMe … Mirah’s new LP, Changing Light, is due out via her own imprint, Absolute Magnitude, on May 13 … Smalltown Supersound has announced the summer release of the new collaborative album between Todd Rundgren and Hans-Peter Lindstrom and Emil Nikolaisen of Serena-Maneesh … On April 19, Lefse will release Space Project, an album of songs created from space recordings made by Voyager probes featuring Youth Lagoon, Spiritualized, Beach House, the Antlers and more … The fifth record from Nels Cline Singers, Macroscope, will be available from Mack Avenue on April 29 … The reissue of Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road will be out via UMe on March 25 in several formats, including CD, limited-edition vinyl, a deluxe edition and a boxed set … The debut album from Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, Enter The Slasher House, is set for an April 8 release via Domino … Ben Watt of Everything But The Girl will release his first solo album in more than 30 years, Hendra, on April 29 via Unmade Road … The Classic, the new album from Joan As Police Woman, is due out from Play It Again Sam on March 10 … Wilco’s Glenn Kotche has announced the March 25 release of his new solo album, Adventureland, via Cantaloupe Music.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Slint, Whigs, Thievery Corporation, Emmylou Harris, Afghan Whigs, Baseball Project, Bob Dylan, Swans, Depeche Mode And More

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Touch And Go Records will reissue Slint’s 1991 album Spiderland as a boxed set on April 15. It will include the original remastered LP along with 14 previously unreleased outtakes and demos, a 104-page booklet containing rare photos and a 90-minute documentary by Lance Bangs, Breadcrumb TrailThe Whigs have announced the April 22 release of Modern Creation via New West. The band is currently on the first leg of a headlining tour across North America … The self-titled debut album from the Both (a.k.a the new collaborative project between Aimee Mann and Ted Leo) is due out from SuperEgo on April 15 … Saudade is the seventh studio LP from Thievery Corporation, set for an April 1 release via the band’s ESL label … Before the infamous Miley Cyrus video, there was Emmylou Harris’ Grammy-winning album Wrecking Ball. It will be reissued by Nonesuch on April 8 as a three-disc set containing the original remastered album, previously unreleased material and a behind-the-scenes DVD … Sub Pop has announced the signing of the Afghan Whigs and will release the band’s first new album in 16 years, Do To The Beast, on April 15 … The Baseball Project’s third record, fittingly titled 3rd, will be out March 25 on Yep Roc … On March 4, Columbia/Legacy will issue Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration – Deluxe Edition. Available for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray, it contains performances by the likes of Lou Reed, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton and more from the 1992 concert at Madison Square Garden … To Be Kind, the new Swans album, is due out from Young God on May 13 … The entire Depeche Mode catalog will be reissued on vinyl by Rhino, starting on February 4 with the release of Some Great Reward, Music For The Masses, Songs Of Faith And Devotion and Black CelebrationBoy George’s first studio album in 18 years, This Is What I Do, is due out March 25 on Very Me … The life and legacy of the late Ronnie James Dio will be celebrated with This Is Your Life, a tribute album featuring covers of his greatest songs by Anthrax, Halestorm, Metallica, Motörhead, Scorpions, Tenacious D and more. It’s out from Rhino on April 1 … May 6 marks the release of Sarah McLachlan’s new record, Shine On, via Verve.

—Emily Costantino

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