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In The News: Liars, Mark Lanegan, Laura Cantrell, Lambchop, Lucinda Williams And More

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Liars are currently in the studio finishing up their as-yet-untitled seventh album, which will be released by Mute in March … American Laundromat has announced plans for a Wes Anderson tribute album, I Saved Latin!, to be released in the spring. It will feature artists (including Black Francis, Juliana Hatfield, Freelance Whales, Matt Pond, Elk City and many more) covering songs from the director’s acclaimed films … On January 14, a Mark Lanegan anthology, Has God Seen My Shadow? An Anthology 1989-2011, will be available from Light In The Attic Records … No Way There From Here is the new album by Laura Cantrell, due out January 28 via Thrift Shop … In celebration of the label’s 25th anniversary, Merge will reissue classic albums from its back catalog each month throughout 2014. First up is Lambchop’s 2000 record, Nixon, which will include a bonus disc of a live solo session recorded in 1998 … After being out of print for a decade, Lucinda Williams’ self-titled 1988 album will be reissued with bonus features January 14 via her own label in conjunction with Thirty Tigers … February 4 will see the release of the debut recording from Pat Metheny Unity Group, Kin (←→), from Nonesuch. The group will embark on a North American tour this winter in support … Always With Us, the new album from South African a capella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, will be out January 15 … The Idelsohn Society will release a two-disc package chronicling the musical confluence between Latinos and Jews, featuring names such as Eddie Palmieri, Celia Cruz, Carole King and more. It’s A Scream How Levine Does The Rhumba: The Latin-Jewish Musical Story 1940s-1980s is due out November 26.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Peter Gabriel, Small Faces, Iain Matthews, Uncle Tupelo And More

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And I’ll Scratch Yours is the companion piece to Peter Gabriel’s 2010 album Scratch My Back, due out from Real World on January 7. It features the likes of Lou Reed, David Byrne, Arcade Fire, Regina Spektor and Feist covering classic Gabriel songs … Los Lonely Boys have announced the January 21 release of Revelation via the band’s LonelyTone imprint … A four-disc boxed set featuring 75 remastered songs by the Small Faces, Here Come The Nice, is due out in February. Curated and supervised by surviving band members Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan, the set contains rare and previously unreleased material, outtakes, alternate versions, live material and more … 25 years after Roy Orbison’s last performance, Roys Boys LLC will issue The Last Concert: 25th Anniversary Edition, which will contain a bonus DVD featuring Orbison’s last interview as well as an essay by son Alex … The Art Of Obscurity is Iain Matthews’ first new album in 15 years, and he claims it will be his last solo album, but not his final recording. It’s set for a January 28 release via Omnivore  … On November 19, the soundtrack to the new Alexander Payne film, Nebraska (scored by Mark Orton), will be issued by Milan … Uncle Tupelo’s landmark 1990 album, No Depression, will be reissued by Legacy on January 28 as a two-disc edition, featuring previously unavailable demos, live tracks and other rarities … A four-disc boxed set featuring music released by the Nashboro label from 1951-183, I Heard The Angels Singing, will be available December 10.

—Emily Costantino

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In The News: Stephen Malkmus, Glen Hansard, Tindersticks, Big Star, Verlaines And More

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Wig Out At The Jagbags is the new album from Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, due out via Matador on January 14 … Glen Hansard’s upcoming EP, Drive All Night, is set for a December 3 release on Anti- and features a collaboration with Eddie Vedder, Jake Clemons and Joe Henry … The 21st birthday of Tindersticks will be celebrated with the release of the band’s 10th studio album, Across Six Leap Years. Out November 12 from Lucky Dog, the record features 10 new versions of songs from throughout the band’s history … Vagrant will issue Bombay Bicycle Club’s fourth album in five years on February 4 … On November 26, a 14-song collection of songs documenting Big Star’s brief career, Playlist: The Very Best Of Big Star, will be released by Columbia/Legacy … Colin Blunstone of the Zombies has announced the January 21 release of his 10th studio album, On The Air Tonight, via Zip. This spring, he’ll tour the U.S. both with the Zombies and his solo group for several dates … Flying Nun will reissue the Verlaines’ first two albums, 1985’s Hallelujah—All The Way Home and 1987’s Juvenilia, on December 3 … A 13-disc boxed set containing remastered and expanded versions of Yes’ entire studio catalog, Yes: The Studio Albums 1969-1987, will be available from Rhino on December 24 … In December 1983, Lone Justice recorded 12 tracks at Suite 16 Studios, nine of which went unissued. Now you can hear all 12 in their entirety on This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983, due out January 14 from Omnivore  … November 19 will see the release of George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Live At Montreux 2013 on DVD, Blu-ray and CD. It chronicles George Thorogood & The Destroyers’ very first performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival this year … Various artists from Cherry Red’s U.K. psych imprint Grapefruit are featured on the label’s three-disc anthology, Love, Poetry And Revolution, which was released in October.

—Emily Costantino

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MAGNET Presents A Free Far-Out Fangtooth In-Store In Philly Tomorrow Night

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MAGNET is proud to present a free Far-Out Fangtooth in-store performance at Philadelphia’s venerable a.k.a. music tomorrow night. The band, which hails from our hometown, just released Borrowed Time, its second album for Siltbreeze Records, and we gave the LP eight out of 10 stars in the current issue of MAGNET. You should come out and see them and us for a fun night of music and free beer courtesy of our friends at the Philadelphia Brewing Company. The show starts at 7:30, and a.k.a. is located at 27 N. 2nd St. in Old City.

Check out the band’s video for “Beyond Your Bones” below.

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