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In The News: Bishop Allen, Delta Spirit, They Might Be Giants, Brian Eno, Tom Petty And More

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Dead Oceans has announced the August 19 release of the new Bishop Allen record, Lights Out. The band will tour this fall in support … The fourth album from Delta Spirit, Into The Wilde, will be out September 9 via Dualtone … Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry will make his debut as a neo-classical composer with the July 15 release of Music For Heart And BreathIdlewild is the new They Might Be Giants record, due out from the band’s Idlewild label … Brian Eno And Karl Hyde have teamed up again for a second full-length, High Life, which will be issued by Warp on July 1 … On September 23, Erasure will release The Violet Flame via Mute. The band embarks on a tour across the U.S. and Europe this fall … Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers have announced their first new album in four years, Hypnotic Eye, due out via Reprise on July 29, as well as a North American tour featuring special guest Steve Winwood … Deluxe editions of three Jayhawks albums—Sound Of Lies, Smile and Rainy Day Music—will be issued by American Recordings/UMe on July 1, complete with studio outtakes, alternate versions and demos … Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix Live At The Isle Of Wight will be available on Blu-ray for the first time ever on June 17 via Experience Hendrix/Legacy. It features Jimi Hendrix’s 1970 performance to his largest show ever, taking place just 18 days before his death … Turnstile will issue the new Gruff Rhys record, American Interior, on November 4 … Two collections containing ZZ Top’s greatest hits spanning three decades will be released by Warner Bros. on July 22. The Very Baddest Of ZZ Top will be available in both single-disc and double-disc versions … Cold Specks has announced the August 26 release of new album Neuroplasticity via Mute … The first new record in 10 years from the Muffs, Whoop Dee Doo, is due out via Burger on July 29 … On July 1, Rhino will reissue the first two Bad Company albums, Bad Company and Straight Shooter, on 180-gram vinyl … End Times Undone, the new record from David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights, is set for an August 5 release via Merge.

—Emily Costantino

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MAGNET Turns 21: Come Celebrate With Us, Guided By Voices, Surfer Blood And Titus Andronicus!

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Although we’ve been underage drinking for years, MAGNET is finally turning 21. To celebrate, we are putting on a kick-ass rock show, featuring the classic lineup of Guided By Voices (who we hear might know something about drinking), Surfer Blood and Titus Andronicus. It’s May 22 at the legendary Trocadero Theatre in our hometown of Philadelphia. Be there, or bee thousand. Buy tickets here.

Show Details:
Thursday May 22 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tickets: $35 / Doors: 7pm, Show: 8pm / Ages 21+

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In The News: Morrissey, Foo Fighters, Flaming Lips, deadmau5, Willie Nelson And More

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Harvest Records has announced the July 15 release of Morrissey’s new record, World Peace Is None Of Your Business. He’s currently on a U.S. tour in support … Foo Fighters will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an as-yet-untitled eighth album this fall on Roswell/RCA. Accompanying the release will be an HBO series documenting the creation of the record, directed by Dave Grohl  … With A Little Help From My Fwends is a Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band tribute album by the Flaming Lips, due out October 28 via Warner Bros. and featuring appearances by Miley Cyrus, Moby, Electric Würms and more … June 17 marks the digital release of the new deadmau5 double album, while(1<2), on mau5trap/Astralwerks. Its physical release will be June 24 … The new album from Willie Nelson, Band Of Brothers, is due out from Sony/Legacy  on June 17 … Eagle Rock will issue The Million Dollar Piano, a film documenting Elton John’s residency at Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace, on DVD and Blu-ray on July 1 … Orenda Fink’s new record, Blue Dream, is set for an August 19 release on Saddle Creek  … Sketches In Spain features 19 Steve Wynn tracks from the ‘90s, previously unavailable in the U.S. It will be out via Omnivore on July 1 … On June 24, Phish will release its first studio album in nearly five years, Fuego, on JEMP Records. The band will kick off a summer tour on July 1 … Nettwerk has signed Sinead O’Connor and will issue her latest album, The Vishnu Room, on August 12 … The new Black Bananas record, Electric Brick Wall, will be issued by Drag City on June 24 … Squeeze frontman Glenn Tilbrook will release his fifth solo album, Happy Ending, as a special vinyl bundle on June 6 … Why Do The Heathen Rage? is a collection of electronic covers of black-metal classics from the solo project of Drew Daniel, the Soft Pink Truth. It’s set for a June 17 release via Thrill Jockey … Shabazz Palaces’ sophomore album, Lese Majesty, is due from Sub Pop on July 29.

—Emily Costantino

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MAGNET Turns 21: Come Celebrate With Us, Guided By Voices, Surfer Blood And Titus Andronicus!

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Although we’ve been underage drinking for years, MAGNET is finally turning 21. To celebrate, we are putting on a kick-ass rock show, featuring the classic lineup of Guided By Voices (who we hear might know something about drinking), Surfer Blood and Titus Andronicus. It’s May 22 at the legendary Trocadero Theatre in our hometown of Philadelphia. Be there, or bee thousand. Buy tickets here.

Show Details:
Thursday May 22 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tickets: $35 / Doors: 7pm, Show: 8pm / Ages 21+

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MAGNET Turns 21: Come Celebrate With Us, Guided By Voices, Surfer Blood And Titus Andronicus!

GBV

Although we’ve been underage drinking for years, MAGNET is finally turning 21. To celebrate, we are putting on a kick-ass rock show, featuring the classic lineup of Guided By Voices (who we hear might know something about drinking), Surfer Blood and Titus Andronicus. It’s May 22 at the legendary Trocadero Theatre in our hometown of Philadelphia. Be there, or bee thousand. Buy tickets here.

Show Details:
Thursday May 22 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tickets: $35 / Doors: 7pm, Show: 8pm / Ages 21+

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In The News: Neil Young, Old Crow Medicine Show, Doors, Braid, Rolling Stones And More

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Neil Young’s recent vinyl release, A Letter Home, will be made available as a CD, digital album and a limited-edition deluxe boxed set by Reprise on May 27. Originally issued by Jack White’s Third Man label February 21, the album features a collection of cover songs recorded with White on a refurbished 1947 Voice-O-Graph recording booth … Remedy is the new album from Old Crow Medicine Show, due out via ATO on July 1. The band will kick off its biggest headlining tour to date on May 22 in Mobile, Ala. … After four years of working on other projects including a Woody Guthrie tribute band, Anders Parker is back with an LP of new solo material, There’s A Blue Bird In My Heart, set for a June 16 release via Recorded And Freed. He’ll play several dates in the northeast throughout the summer in support … Out-of-print compilation Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mine, a collection of music recorded by the Doors between 1967-71, will be available for the first time digitally and as a two-disc set on May 19 from Rhino … Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek has a new live album, Live At Biko, which will be a limited-edition release from Caldo Verde on July 1 …  Eagle Rock has announced the June 24 release of Peter Gabriel’s first-ever complete live performance of his 1986 album, So. Back To Front: Live In London will be available on DVD and Blu-ray … The first full-length studio album in 16 years from Braid, No Coast, is out July 8 via the Topshelf label … The next installment of ABKCO’s Rolling Stones Clearly Classic vinyl series is set for a May 6 release, featuring Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! The Rolling Stones In Concert, 12 X 5 and Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)Anthology is a compilation of songs spanning the Clean’s career, originally released by Merge in 2003. In celebration of the label’s 25th anniversary, on July 15 Merge will reissue the collection on quadruple LP … Peter Himmelman’s new record, The Boat that Carries Us, will be available on July 15 via his own Himmasongs label.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Kiss, Wes Anderson, Camper Van Beethoven, Imelda May, NRBQ And More

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UMe will commemorate Kiss’ 40-year recording career with a two-disc hits compilation, Kiss 40, due out May 27. The set includes the band’s biggest hits, live recordings and previously unreleased demos … I Saved Latin! A Tribute To Wes Anderson is an album featuring the likes of Matt Pond, Juliana Hatfield, Telekinesis, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Freelance Whales and more covering songs from the acclaimed director’s various films. It will be released May 13 by American Laundromat … Camper Van Beethoven’s new record, El Camino Real, a companion and follow-up to last year’s La Costa Perdida, will be out via 429 Records on June 3 … The 25th anniversary of Nightmares On Wax will be celebrated with the release of a best-of album, N.O.W Is The Time, on June 17 via Warp. An extensive U.S. tour will follow … The third album from Imelda May, Tribal, is set for a July 29 release via Verve … On May 6, Mick Harvey will pay tribute to Serge Gainsbourg with the release of a double-CD collection of his take on Intoxicated Man and Pink Elephants Brass Tracks is the new NRBQ album, due out June 17 from Clang! … Polyvinyl has announced the May 20 reissue of American Football’s seminal self-titled album as a deluxe edition, complete with a bonus disc of rare live recordings, demos and practice sessions … Dave Van Ronk’s previously unreleased live album, Live In Monterey, will see the light of day on May 13 via Omnivore … The new Say Hi album, Endless Wonder, will be out via Barsuk on June 17 … The soundtrack to documentary Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction, a film exploring the many facets of actor Harry Dean Stanton, will be issued by Omnivore on June 3.

—Emily Costantino

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Movie Review: “Noah”

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As a public service, MAGNET occasionally feels obligated to issue a “crap alert” to warn citizens of a recent movie that might prove dangerous to their mental health. Consider this an ongoing form of vaccination to prevent a potentially hazardous film-going experience.

In a moment of post-Oscar desperation, I saw Noah yesterday at the local art house. It was way too long, with a few interesting moments, but not nearly enough to justify spending two-and-a-half hours of your life wading through it. Shot mostly in dim light in Iceland by Darren Aronofsky, it makes the volcanic landscape appear almost alien. I always appreciate Russell Crowe, but he was pretty one-dimensional in this one as Noah. Lots of mud in the face mixed with plenty of snot and sweat from the manual labor necessary to build a boat about the size of a modern cruise ship full of norovirus. That’s in stark contrast to his three young sons whose coifs and facial hair always appear to be freshly barbered. And the ladies, including Noah’s wife (Jennifer Garner), who manage to add touches of runway couture (scarves tossed over bias-cut necklines) to their simple garments. Even the bible-belters will have a tough time swallowing the part where Noah and his family are taken under their collective wing by a couple dozen 30-foot tall “watchers,” who, it says here, were once angels who failed in their mission and were turned into “rock people” by the Big Guy. Nobody utters the Thing’s signature line, “It’s clobbering time!” but who knew God worked for MARVEL comics back then? These protectors are now clumsy (but likable) behemoths who pulverize any of the hordes of bad guys aiming to sabotage Noah’s mission, which he interprets as exterminating the last of the human race, including his family, after saving all the planet’s lovable lower species from the deluge in his wooden ark. I would have re-named the movie Power Trip: It’s Not Easy Being Dad and found a place, maybe, for Adam (the name works here) Sandler to lighten things up just a bit. Wonder if the cool new pope has anything to say about this one. Utterly missable, says I.

—Jud Cost

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In The News: Jack White, Guided By Voices, Antlers, John Coltrane, Joe Henry And More

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The new solo record from Jack White, Lazaretto, will be released June 10 via Third Man/Columbia … In support of Guided By Voices’ latest release, Cool Planet (due out May 13 via Guided By Voices Inc.), the band has announced a U.S. tour this summer, kicking off in Philadelphia on May 22 at MAGNET’s 21st anniversary show … Anti- will issue the new album from the Antlers, Familiars, on June 17 … Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor has announced the June 10 release of his second solo album, Await Barbarians, via Domino … Offering: Live At Temple University is a two-disc recording of John Coltrane’s legendary 1966 concert in Philadelphia, to be released by Impulse!/Resonance on what would be Coltrane’s 88th birthday, September 23 … After a three-year hiatus, Joe Henry returns June 3 with the release of his 13th album, Invisible Hour. He’ll play several U.S. dates this summer in support … On May 20, previously unreleased material from Hank Williams will be made available by Omnivore. Garden Spot Programs, 1950 features 24 songs and jingles that originally aired more than 60 years ago and have gone unheard since then … John Hiatt’s new album, Terms Of My Surrender, is due out from New West on July 15 … The Encyclopedia Of Arto Lindsay is a double-CD release showcasing the work of Arto Lindsay. The package, due out from Northern Spy Records on May 20, contains one disc of his tracks from his solo albums (curated by Lindsay himself) and another featuring a stripped-down solo performance … Carrot Top will issue the fifth album from Sleepyhead, Wild Sometimes, this month.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Black Keys, Chrissie Hynde, Felice Brothers, Brian Jonestown Massacre And More

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The eighth full-length from the Black Keys, Turn Blue, will be released by Nonesuch on May 13. The duo is headlining the Hangout Festival in Alabama on May 16, then heading over to Europe for a festival tour this summer … Stockholm is the first ever album released under Pretenders founder Chrissie Hynde’s own name, due out June 10 via Caroline … On June 17, the Felice Brothers will release their fifth studio album, Favorite Waitress, on Dualtone. The band is touring this spring and summer in support … A Records will issue the 14th album from the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Revelation, on May 20 … After more than two decades, current MAGNET cover stars Pixies will return on April 29 with a new album, Indie Cindy, via the band’s own label. It will be available in multiple formats, including a Record Store Day-exclusive limited-deluxe edition on 180-gram vinyl … Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen, along with collaborators Chris Girard and Greg O’Keefe, will reissue full-length instrumental LP The Cheetah on May 20 via Butterscotch … Akeda, the new Matisyahu record, will be out from Elm City on June 3 … Eagle Rock has announced the release of The Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett Story on a two-DVD set on May 20. The film explores the life of Syd Barrett and features contributions from each Pink Floyd member as well as managers and friends of the late musician … June 20 marks the release of Sea When Absent, the new album from A Sunny Day in Glasgow, on Lefse … Joseph Arthur will release his interpretations of his favorite Lou Reed songs, Lou, via Vanguard on May 13 … Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy’s 10th solo record, Lion, is due out June 3. An extensive North American tour will kick off in Las Vegas on May 22 … The highly anticipated collaborative album from Craig Wedren, Jefferson Friedman and ACME, One In Love, will see the light of day on May 27 courtesy of New Amsterdam … For the first time ever, Little Feat’s performance at the Dutch Festival Pinkpop in 1976 will be available as a CD/DVD set from Eagle Rock. Live In Holland 1976 is set for an April 22 release … Our Year is the new record from Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison, due out May 27 on Premium/Thirty Tigers.

—Emily Costantino

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