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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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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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