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In The News: Guster, Kevin Drew, David Bowie, Rolling Stones, OFF!, Elbow And More

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Guster is currently in the studio recording its next as-yet-untitled album, which will be released later this year. In the meantime, you can download the band’s free live album, Guster Live With The Redacted Symphony on the band’s website … Broken Social Scene founder Kevin Drew will issue a solo album, Darlings, on March 18 via Arts & Crafts … On April 15, the fifth studio album from Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta, will be available from Tuff Gong Worldwide. A supporting U.S. tour will take place this year …  The 40th anniversary of David Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel” will be celebrated with the March 11 release of a limited-edition seven-inch picture disc via Parlophone … The debut album of the New Mendicants (Joe Pernice, Norman Blake and Mike Belisky), Into The Lime, is due out from Ashmont on January 28 … ABKCO has announced the January 21 digital release of the Rolling Stones’ Live 1965: Music From Charlie Is My DarlingOFF! will release its new, self-recorded full-length, Wasted Years, on April 8 via Vice … The Fabulous Rock ‘N’ Roll Songbook is Cliff Richard’s 100th album, set for a February 25 release by Rhino and Friday Music … On March 3, Deutsche Grammophon/Universal Music Classics will issue St. Carolyn By The Sea, which features classical orchestral works composed by the National’s Bryce Dessner as well as an appearance by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, performing a complete suite from the There Will Be Blood soundtrack … Eric Clapton: The 1970s Review chronicles Eric Clapton’s journey through that decade, including new and archive interviews, rare concert footage and contributions from various other artists. It’s available on DVD on March 11 … The sixth studio album from Elbow, The Take Off And Landing Of Everything, will be out March 11 via Fiction/Concord … Dischord will issue eight early S.O.A. tracks on First Demo 12/29/80 this March … A 13-disc boxed set featuring the work of Little Feat, Rad Gumbo: The Complete Warner Bros. Years 1971-1990, will be available February 25 from Rhino.

—Emily Costantino

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Film At 11: Pixies

The Pixies have just issued EP-2, four new songs recorded with Gil Norton in 2012. The band just shot a video for “Blue-Eyed Hexe.” Says Black Francis of the track, “It’s a tale from the northwestern part of the U.K., and it’s a witch-woman kind of a song. That’s what a ‘hexe’ is, and ours is a blue-eyed hexe.” Watch the clip below, and catch Francis and Co. on their current tour.

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In The News: Liam Finn, Silversun Pickups, Benmont Tench, Kevin Seconds, Rufus Wainwright, Inspiral Carpets And More

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The Nihilist is Liam Finn’s first new album in three years, due out via Yep Roc on April 8 … On February 25, Silversun Pickups will release The Singles Collection, which features singles throughout the band’s career, via Dangerbird … Jim James, Vampire WeekendBeck, Fiona Apple, Ben Harper, The Head And The Heart and more contributed love-song covers to Sweetheart 2014 (Hear/Concord), a Valentine’s Day collective that will be available exclusively at Starbucks and digital outlets beginning February 4 … Earmusic and Eagle Rock will issue the two-CD “Golden Deluxe Edition” of Deep Purple’s 19th studio album, Now What?!, on January 21 … The debut solo LP from Heartbreaker Benmont Tench, You Should Be So Lucky, will be out on February 18 via Blue Note … Forty years after Elvis Presley’s historic return to Memphis, RCA/Legacy will release an expanded two-disc edition of Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis on March 18 … Kevin Seconds’ new album, Off Stockton, is set for a February 18 issue via Rise … March 3 will see the release of Rufus Wainwright’s Vibrate: The Best Of Rufus Wainwright, a collection of singles and favorite tracks from the artist’s catalogue … Cherry Red has announced the signing of Inspiral Carpets, and will reissue the band’s demo tape, Dung 4, on Record Store Day (April 19). The group’s new self-titled album will be released in September … The latest Nashville Pussy album, Up The Dosage, is due out January 21 on Steamhammer/SPV … This March, the Numero Group will continue its comprehensive reissue campaign with Rat Conspiracy from Unwound. This is the second installment of a four-part reissue series … After a five-year hiatus, +/- returns February 4 with Jumping The Tracks via Teen Beat … Camper Van Beethoven’s first two Virgin albums, Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart and Key Lime Pie, will be reissued by Omnivore on February 4.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Johnny Cash, Eternal Summers, Beatles, Nina Persson, Little Hurricane, Death Of Samantha, Aztec Camera And More

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Twelve recently discovered Johnny Cash recordings will see the light of day March 25, when Legacy releases Out Among The StarsJimi Goodwin of Doves will issue a solo record, Odludek, also on March 25 … The Drop Beneath is the new Eternal Summers album, due out March 4 via Kanine … To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first arrival in the U.S., Apple/Capitol will issue a 13-disc collection spanning 1964’s Meet The Beatles! to 1970’s Hey Jude on January 21 … The End Records has announced the signing of Nina Persson (Cardigans, A Camp) and will release her new solo album, Animal Heart, on February 11 … The second LP from Little Hurricane, Gold Fever, is due out March 4. A headlining tour will follow … On February 11, Death Of Samantha will return with its first new album in 24 years, If Memory Serves Us Well, via St. Valentine … The 30th anniversary edition of Aztec Camera’s debut album, High Land, Hard Rain, will be available February 4 from Domino … Throughout 2014, Fantasy Records will reissue several classic Creedence Clearwater Revival records on vinyl, starting January 14 with the re-release of Bayou Country and Cosmo’s FactoryJohn Hammond has announced the January 21 release of his new album, Timeless, via Palmetto  … The Classics is a compilation of 20 Tony Bennett tracks, each handpicked by the man himself, due out from RPM/Columbia/Legacy on January 28 … Duane Denison, Alexander Hacke and Brian Kotzur have joined forces to form the Unsemble, and they will issue their self-titled debut March 4 via Ipecac … In the summer of 1970, the era’s biggest stars—including the Band, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and more—performed at multi-city concert tour Festival Express. The long-lost concert film will be available for the first time on January 11 from Shout! Factory. The Blu-ray and DVD editions include bonus features, extended interviews and more.

—Emily Costantino

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MAGNET Exclusive: Stream The New Sharp Things Album!

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The Sharp Things just released the second installment of their The Dogs Of Bushwick album series. The Perry Serpa-led band’s The Truth Is Like The Sun is yet another great LP from this NYC-based ensemble. We are proud to have an exclusive stream of The Truth Is Like The Sun today on magnetmagazine.com. Check it out below.

1 “Can’t Get Started”

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2 “Lulubelle”

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3 “Flesh And Bone”

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4 “Talk To Me”

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5 “The Last Hymn”

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6 “View From A Room”

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7 “Playing The Benelux”

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8 “Dearest John”

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9 “Light In My Harbor”

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10 “All My Love To You”

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In The News: Bruce Springsteen, Morrissey, War On Drugs, Guster, Kaiser Chiefs And More

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Columbia  will issue Bruce Springsteen’s 18th studio album, High Hopes, on January 14. The record was made with the help of members of the E Street Band as well as the prolific Tom Morello … The “Definitive Master” of Morrissey’s 1992 album, Your Arsenal, will be available February 25 via Parlophone  in multiple formats … The War On Drugs has announced the March 18 release of its third full-length, Lost In The Dream, on Secretly Canadian. A supporting North American tour will kick off the week of the album’s release … A free live album from Guster is available for download now, titled Guster Live With The Redacted Symphony. It chronicles some of the band’s favorite performances alongside multiple orchestras during its recent tours … On April 1, ATO  will issue the fifth album from Kaiser Chiefs, Education, Education, Education & War. The band will play several worldwide dates in February prior to the release … The B-Sides is an 11-track album by the Gaslight Anthem featuring rare and previously unheard songs recorded between 2008 and 2011. It’s due out January 28 from SideOneDummy … Tori Amos’s 14th studio album, Unrepentant Geraldines, has been confirmed for release this spring. She’ll embark on an extensive world tour in support starting in May … Evil Evil/Motor Music will issue Age, the sixth album from the Hidden Cameras, on January 21 … Two four-disc sets spotlighting Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin, aptly titled The King Of Soul and The Queen Of Soul (respectively), will be available on February 4 via Rhino … February 25 will see the release of Natural Child’s new album, Dancin’ With Wolves, from Burger … After a 15-year hiatus, the Rentals will return with an as-yet-untitled to be released in 2014 by Polyvinyl … Donovan Quinn and Ben Chasny have teamed up to form New Bums and will make their debut on February 18 with the release of Voices In A Rented Room on Drag City … The self-titled, debut solo full-length from Dean Wareham will be available from Double Feature on March 11.

—Emily Costantino

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