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In The News: Conor Oberst, Pete Townshend, Bell X1, Dwight Yoakum, Regina Spector, Korn, Big Star, Purling Hiss, Warpaint, Killers, Brian Wilson, Nouvelle Vague, Game Theory And More

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Bright Eyes mastermind Conor Oberst is releasing Ruminations, the follow-up to Upside Down Mountain, on October 14 … Pete Townshend’s Deep End will issue a 1986 live recording in the form of Face The Face on September 16 … Irish act Bell X1 is releasing ARMS, its seventh studio album, on October 14 … A previously unreleased version of “Wildflowers,” a song written by Dolly Parton and performed by Trio (Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstaldt, Emmylou Harris), is now out in the world for your listening consumption; catch it on the new Trio: The Complete Collection, available September 9 … Putting together a team of bluegrass stars, Dwight Yoakam will unleash his record Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars on September 23, a reimagining of classic tunes from the genre … The incomparable Regina Spector is back with a new release, Remember Us To Life, out September 30 on Sire … Korn returns with The Serenity Of Suffering on October 21 … ’70s Memphis rockers Big Star will have their story documented in Isolated In The Light, a photo book that will illustrate their career with the help of graphic designer Fabrice Couillerot and photographer Donna Ranieri … Purling Hiss will put out a new record, High Bias, via Drag City on October 14 … An Everly Brothers documentary called Harmonies From Heaven is out on DVD/Blu-Ray September 9 … Luke Haines will release his new record, Smash The System, October 7 … Warpaint will issue Heads Up on September 23 … The Killers will finally reissue underrated sophomore LP Sam’s Town on vinyl for its 10th anniversary this fall … Brian Wilson is still cranking out records, with a new one called Brian Wilson And Friends (based on PBS’s Soundstage), coming out in CD/DVD form on December 12 … Nouvelle Vague is coming at you September 2 with new EP Athol Brose, featuring Cocteau Twins, Oliver Libaux, Joy Division and Buzzcocks covers … Three records by Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet will get a second life on September 16 via Yep Roc … Omnivore will go on with its Game Theory reissue campaign with a reissue of The Big Shot Chronicles … Singer/Songwriter John Prine will celebrate his 70th birthday, and put out his new LP, For Better, Or Worse, this fall … KT Turnstall will issue fifth record KIN on September 9 … Vinyl Reissue Alert: Don McLean re-pressed 1979’s American Pie for your analogue love … Bob Weir will unleash Blue Mountain via Columbia on September 9; he’s backed by members of the National … And last, but certainly not least, pop star Britney Spears will put out her ninth studio album, Glory, on August 26.

—Jordan T. Walsh

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In The News: David Bowie, Oasis, Pink Floyd, Nina Simone, Pansy Division, Connells And More

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The second installment in a series of David Bowie boxed sets will be issued by Parlophone on September 23. Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) will contain all of his material from his “American” phase as well as a previously unreleased 1974 album called The Gouster … Big Brother has announced the third release in Oasis’ “Chasing The Sun: 1993-1997” series. Be Here Now, the band’s 1997 album, will be reissued on October 7 complete with previously unreleased demos and b-sides … Pink Floyd will release a deluxe 27-disc boxed set, The Early Years—1965-1972, on November 11 via Sony. It contains never before released material from the very beginning of the band’s career … What Happened, Miss Simone? is an Oscar-nominated Nina Simone documentary, and it will be released on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD and digital formats on September 2 by Eagle Rock … On November 4, Mick Harvey will release volume four of his Serge Gainsbourg translations, Intoxicated Women, on Mute … The latest album from Blackberry Smoke, Like An Arrow, will be available from Earache on October 14 … Lotuspool will reissue Poster Children’s Daisychain Reaction on September 30 in honor of the album’s 25th birthday … Journey’s 2009 live release, Live In Manila, will be reissued by Eagle Rock on September 9 on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD and digital formats … Quite Contrary is the ninth studio album from Pansy Division, due out via Alternative Tentacles on September 9 … September 9 will also see the release of the first-ever best-of collection from the Connells, Stone Cold Yesterday: Best Of The Connells, via The Bicycle Music Company/Concord … A career-spanning vinyl LP boxed set featuring the solo work of Sting, The Studio Collection, is set for a September 30 release from A&M/Interscope … Madfish will issue a 22-disc boxed set celebrating the work of Steve Hillage, Searching For The Spark, on October 21 … Deep Purple’s 2002 performance at the NEC will be available on DVD and digital formats as Live At The NEC. It will be out August 26 via Eagle Rock.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Wilco, Against Me!, Rachael Yamagata, Led Zeppelin, Beatles And More

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Schmilco is the aptly titled 10th studio album from Wilco, due out from the band’s own dBpm Records on September 9 … Temple Of The Dog—the supergroup consisting of Chris Cornell, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Mike McCready and Matt Cameron—has announced its reunion for its first-ever tour since forming in 1990. The jaunt will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the band’s only album, which will be reissued by UMe on September 30 … Total Treble/INgrooves will issue the new Against Me! album, Shape Shift With Me, on Septemer 16 … On September 23, the new album from Rachael Yamagata, Tightrope Walker, will be available from Frankenfish/Thirty Tigers … Nearly 20 years after its original release, Led Zeppelin will unveil The Complete BBC Sessions, an updated version of a two-disc set of live recordings from the bands’ appearances on BBC radio between 1969 and 1971. Due out on September 16 from Atlantic/Swan Song in multiple formats, the collection will feature newly remastered tracks as well as eight previously unreleased BBC recordings … Zone is the new JEFF The Brotherhood record, set for an August 12 release via Dine Alone … The Beatles’ three sold-out concerts at the Hollywood Bowl in 1964 and 1965 will be captured on new album The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl. The album, which will be a companion to the upcoming Ron Howard-directed documentary Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years, will be out via Apple/Universal on September 9 … Omnivore has announced the September 16 reissue of the self-titled debut solo album by Peter Case … September 9 will see the deluxe two-LP reissue of Caustic Resin’s 1998 album, The Medicine Is All Gone, via Scavenger Cult. The band is currently on a North American tour in support … The 50th anniversary celebration of the Monkees will continue August 26 with Rhino’s release of two new compilation albums: The Monkees 50 and ForeverSame Language, Different Worlds is the new album from Tim Burgess & Peter Gordon, set for a September 2 release via Burgess’ O Genesis label … Ray Charles’ 86th birthday will be celebrated September 23 with the release of a vinyl boxed set, The Atlantic Years In Mono, containing seven fully remastered studio albums, from Rhino … Space Cassette will issue Into The River, the first new album from the Minders in eight years, on September 9 … August 19 will see the first-ever vinyl releases of two Boyz II Men albums, Cooleyhighharmony and II, via UMe … The Randy Newman Songbook is a four-LP, limited-edition boxed set, featuring solo recordings spanning Randy Newman’s five-decade career, due out from Nonesuch on September 23.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Daniel Lanois, Shooter Jennings, Handsome Family, Opeth, Twin Atlantic, Jah Wobble, Hiss Golden Messenger And Many More

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The new album from Daniel Lanois, Goodbye To Language, is set for a September 9 release via Anti- … Saint Motel has announced the October 21 release of saintmotelevision on Atlantic. The band will hit the road for a headlining North American tour this fall … Black Ribbons, Shooter Jennings’ 2010 release, will be reissued as a limited-edition package containing vinyl, CD and unreleased tracks by BCR Los Angeles on November 8 … Virtual Label will issue Unseen, the 10th studio album from the Handsome Family, on September 16 … On October 14, a three-CD deluxe collection of all 45 Phil Collins singles, The Singles, will be available from Atlantic … The 12th studio album from Opeth, Sorceress, is due from Moderbolget this fall. The band has announced a headlining North American tour in support, kicking off with a performance at Ozzfest/Knotfest … Red Fang’s new album, Only Ghosts, will be available October 14 via Relapse … Styx: Live At The Orleans Arena captures Styx’s 2014 performance in Las Vegas, and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray by Eagle Rock on September 2 … Red Bull has announced the September 9 release of GLA, the new album from Twin Atlantic … On September 16, Toto’s 1991 performance at Montreux Jazz Festival will be released on multiple formats as Live At Montreux 1991 by Eagle Rock … The latest release from the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Strong Like That, is due out from Severn on August 26 … Goblin Cock’s new LP, Necronomidonkeykongimicon, is set for a September 2 release via Joyful Noise … Astronaut Meets Appleman is the name of King Creosote’s new album, which will be availalbe from Domino on September 2 … Merge will issue Hiss Golden Messenger’s Heart Like A Levee on October 7 … September 9 will see the release of A Bed Of Light, the latest album from Dennis Callaci, via Shrimper … For the first time in more than a decade, Jah Wobble will tour the U.S., kicking off September 21 in NYC. The tour will support the new album from Invaders Of The Heart, Everything Is No Thing, due out August 29 … Joshua Redman And Brad Mehldau will reunite for a new album, Nearness, which will be released September 9 by Nonesuch … Cosmonaut, the 13th album by the Monochrome Set, is set for a September 9 release by Tapete.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Pixies, Robert Pollard, Sonic Youth, Beach Boys, Devendra Barnhart, Tig Notaro, Soundgarden, Alluvium, Neurosis And More

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Head Carrier is the new Pixies album, due out from Pixiesmusic/Play It Again Sam on September 30. The band has also announced the addition of bassist Paz Lenchantin to its permanent lineup … Robert Pollard will release the 20th anniversary reissue of his first solo album, Not In My Airforce, on September 9 via Guided By Voices Inc. In the meantime, he’ll be touring with GBV across the U.S. … UMe will reissue three Sonic Youth albums—Murray Street, Sonic Nurse and Rather Ripped—on July 15 … The first-ever recordings by the Beach Boys from 1961-62 will be available for the first time as Becoming The Beach Boys: The Complete Hite & Dorinda Morgan Sessions. The 62-track collection will be released on August 26 by Omnivore … On September 23, Devendra Banhart’s new album, Ape In Pink Marble, will be out via Nonesuch … Home Wrecking Years is the new solo album from Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning, set for an August 12 release on Arts & Crafts … Tig Notaro’s HBO special Boyish Girl Interrupted will be available on vinyl/CD/and digital formats from Secretly Canadian/Bentzen Ball Records on August 19 … John Varvatos/Republic will issue the new Amos Lee album, Spirit, on August 19 … Two seminal Soundgarden albums, Louder Than Love and Down On The Upside, will be reissued August 26 by UMe on 180-gram vinyl … August 19 will see the release of Ed Harcourt’s seventh album, Furnaces, via Polydor … False Readings On, the latest LP from Eluvium, is set for a September 2 release on Temporary Residence Ltd. … The Chills’ 1986 album Kaleidoscope World will be reissued as a deluxe two-LP and CD set from Flying Nun on August 19 … Rhino has announced the July 22 release of a new boxed set, A Decade Of Dio: 1983-1993, which contains Dio’s first six studio albums … The 11th album from Neurosis, Fires Within Fires, will be available September 23 via Neurot … Boyz II Men’s Cooleyhighharmony debut and sophomore album II will be released on vinyl for the first time via Ume on August 19 … Dream Girl is the third solo album from Bongwater’s Ann Magnuson, due out September 16 … The Mavericks have launched their own record label, Mono Mundo Recordings, which will issue two new albums in the next year. A live LP, All Night Live, Vol. 1, will be out in October … Joyful Noise has announced the August 5 release of Cackle And Squall, the new album from Half Japanese’s Jad & David Fair.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Drive-By Truckers, Teenage Fanclub, Grouplove, Freddie Mercury, Carl Broemel, Turtles, Moles, KISS, ZZ Top, Björk And More

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American Band is the new album from Drive-By Truckers, due out from ATO on September 30. The band, which celebrates its 20th birthday this year, will tour North America this fall in support … Teenage Fanclub’s 10th album, Here, will be available September 9 via Merge … Partisan will be issuing the debut solo LP from Flock Of Dimes (a.k.a. Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner) this fall … The third record by Grouplove, Big Mess, will be released September 9 by Canvasback/Atlantic. A supporting world tour will kick off later this summer … On September 2, the late Freddie Mercury will be honored with the release of Messenger Of The Gods: The Singles, a boxed set featuring all 13 of his solo singles on individually colored vinyl, via Hollywood … 4th Of July, the new solo album from My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel, is set for an August 19 release via Stocks In Asia/Thirty Tigers … The Turtles will reissue their classic ’60s LPs as The Complete Original Albums Collection, a six-CD boxed set, as well as a two-CD collection of the a- and b-sides of every original 1965-1970 songs as All The Singles. Both will be available August 19 via FloEdCo in association with Manifesto … Fire will release the first new album from the Moles in more than 20 years, Tonight’s Music, on August 12 … The long-awaited new album from Meat Loaf, Braver Than We Are, is due out September 16 via 429 … Atmosphere‘s new album, Fishing Blues, is out August 12 via Rhymesayers … August 26 will see the release of KISS Rocks Vegas, featuring KISS in the midst of its 40th-anniversary world tour, in multiple formats from Eagle Rock … Psychotic Supper, the 1991 album from Tesla, turns 25 this year, and UMe will mark the occasion on July 22 with the release of a two-LP vinyl release … ZZ Top has announced the August 12 release of Greatest Hits Live via Suretone … Captured Tracks will reissue the complete works of the Brotherhood Of Lizards as Lizardland on August 19 … A live version of Björk’s eighth studio album, Vulnicura, will be available on July 15 via One Little Indian.

—Emily Constantino

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In The News: Blonde Redhead, Heart, Melvins, Head And The Heart, El Perro Del Mar, Minus 5, Fleshtones, Tim Easton, Howe Gelb And More

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Numero Group has announced the September 30 release of a four-LP/two-CD boxed set featuring Blonde Redhead’s long-out-of-print early recordings. Masculin Feminin will contain the band’s self-titled debut, La Mia Via Violenta, singles, demos and radio performances … The 16th album from Heart, Beautiful Broken, is due out July 8 via Concord. The band will hit the road alongside Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Cheap Trick later this summer … On June 24, Third Man will reissue three out-of-print Melvins LPs: Houdini, Stoner Witch and StagThe Head And The Heart’s new album, Signs Of Light, will be available from Warner Bros. on September 9. The band will tour the U.S. this fall in support … Way Down In The Jungle Room is a new two-disc collection of Elvis Presley’s final studio recordings, set for an August 5 release via RCA/Legacy … The Control Group will issue the new El Perro Del Mar album, KoKoro, on September 16 … The latest release from the Minus 5 is Of Monkees And Men, a collection of nine original songs paying tribute to the Monkees, due out August 19 on Yep Roc … Welcome to the return of KT Tunstall, who just issued new EP Golden State on Caroline … The Fleshtones will celebrate their 40th anniversary on September 2 with the release of The Band Drinks For Free on Yep Roc … Everynight Fire Works, the 2001 debut album by Hey Mercedes, will be reissued as a deluxe edition by Run For Cover on August 12 … Last Chance will release Tim Easton’s new album, American Fork, on September 2. In the mean time, Easton will be touring the U.S. (including many Alaska dates) all summer long … Howe Gelb’s Sno Angel Like You will be reissued by Fire in September, in honor of its 10th birthday.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Local Natives, Wye Oak, Frank Zappa, Tom Petty, Descendents, Blood Orange, Grifters, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Banks & Steelz And More

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The long-awaited third album from Local Natives, Sunlit Youth, will be issued September 9 via Lorma Vista/Infectious … Angel Olsen has announced the September 2 release of new album My Woman via Jagjaguwar. She’ll embark on a world tour this summer and fall … Merge will issue the new release from Wye Oak, Tween, on August 5. It’s a collection eight songs written and abandoned between 2011 and 2014 … On July 15, two new Frank Zappa titles containing previously unreleased material, Frank Zappa For President and The Crux Of The Biscuit, will be available from Zappa/UMe … Born Of The Sun is the first new album in six years from Faun Fables, due out from Drag City on July 22 … The 1993 Greatest Hits collection by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers will be available on vinyl for the first time in North America on July 29 via UMe … Sam Coomes’ first-ever solo album, Bugger Me, is due out from No Quarter on August 19 … Verve/UMe will reissue two albums as part of Verve’s 60th anniversary celebration this year. Ella Fitzgerald’s Mack The Knife: Ella In Berlin and Jimmy Smith’s Root Down: Jimmy Smith Live! will be available June 24 on 180-gram vinyl … July 29 will see the release of the new Descendents album, Hypercaffium Spazzinate, via Epitaph … Freetown Sound is the new album from Blood Orange (a.k.a Devonte Hynes), set for a July 1 release on Domino … Two classic Grifters albums 1993’s One Sock Missing and 1994’s Crappin You Negative will be reissued by Fat Possum on August 12, with the digital versions available now … Tobacco’s fourth solo album, Sweatbox Dynasty, will be released August 19 via Ghostly International … Specialty will pay tribute to Little Richard with the July 15 release of a deluxe, five-LP boxed set, Mono Box: The Complete Specialty And Vee-Jay Albums … On August 26, Butch Walker will release his eighth studio album, Stay Gold, via Dangerbird … Rolling Disclosure is the debut full-length from the Paranoid Style, due out from Bar/None on July 15 … The 20th birthday of Squirrel Nut ZippersHot will be celebrated July 29, when Hollywood reissues the newly remastered album on vinyl and digital platforms … Banks & Steelz, the new collaboration between Wu Tang Clan’s RZA and Interpol’s Paul Banks, will release debut album Anything But Words on Warner Bros. later this year.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Nick Cave, R.E.M., of Montreal, Motörhead, Veils, Diana Krall, John Coltrane, Bevis Frond, Bert Jansch, Ennio Morricone And More

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The 16th studio album by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Skeleton Tree, is due out September 9. The first opportunity to hear the album will be during the film One More Time With Feeling, directed by Andrew Dominik, which will screen for one night only on September 8 in select cinemas across the world … Capitol/UMe will reissue three R.E.M albums—Lifes Rich Pageant, Dead Letter Office and Eponymous—on vinyl for the first time on July 29 … of Montreal has announced the August 12 release of new album Innocence Reaches via Polyvinyl … On June 10, a live LP featuring one of Motörhead’s final performances, Clean Your Clock, will be released by UDR Music … Total Depravity is the latest release from the Veils, and it will be available from Nettwerk on August 26 … The first six studio albums by Dio will be released as a boxed set, A Decade Of Dio: 1983-1993, on July 22 via Rhino … Verve/UMe will reissue eight essential Diana Krall albums as 180-gram double-LP vinyl editions on July 15, as part of the label’s 60th anniversary celebration … Faith No More’s out-of-print 1985 debut album, We Care A Lot, will be reissued by Koolarrow on August 19, complete with new mixes, demos and live recordings … June 10 will see Rhino’s release of John Coltrane: The Atlantic Years: In Mono, a vinyl and CD boxed set featuring John Coltrane’s classic albums remastered in mono … Reissues of New River Head, London Stone and Any Gas Faster from MAGNET fave the Bevis Frond, are due out from Fire Records on July 29 … The rare 1985 release by Bert Jansch, From The Outside, will be reissued June 10 by Fire … Topshelf has announced the August 5 release of Episodic, the latest album from Field MouseAaron Neville’s new album Apache, is set for a July 15 release via Tell It/Kobalt … Oscar-winning composer (and another MAGNET fave) Ennio Morricone has signed to Decca, which will issue his new album, Morricone 60, on October 7.

—Emily Costantino

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Here with MAGNET contributing editor Matt Hickey. Ali is the handsome guy.

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