Side One Dummy Records have both LP and CD planned for the release of Trouble Is A Lonesome Town from Thriftstore Masterpiece.  The new album is slated for release on July 9.  You can read more about this interesting concept at WSJ.  Essentially, the project is headed up by Charles Normal, with this iteration of Trouble Is A Lonely Town (based on the 1963 Lee Hazelwood album) contributed to by Peter Yorn, Francis Black (The Pixies), Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse), and others.  Expected to be first in a continuing Thriftstore Masterpiece series.


Domino Recording Company plan the LP and CD release of The Bardo Story from Salvia Plath, both expected on July 9.

Napalm Records will release new metal in the form of Starbound Beast from Huntress, planned for both LP and CD issues on July 2.  On the same date, Napalm Records also have Nagelfar by Fejd (CD), and Legions of the North, the seventh album from Swedish metal band, Manegarm (CD).

Warner Bros Records have scheduled the Marco Beltrami score of World War Z, the upcoming Pitt zombie film loosely based on the Max Brooks novel of the same name, for release on June 18.

On July 2, Friday Music will reissue YESSHOWS, the classic Live album from YES, in 2LP Limited Edition vinyl, and pressed on 180g weight vinyl.  This set features remastering by Joe Reagoso, and will be enhanced by the original gatefold Roger Dean artwork.


Friday Music will also release a 180g vinyl of the original Greatest Hits sets featuring music from Seals and Crofts.  The album is being remastered by Joe Reagoso, and kicks off a campaign of Seals and Crofts reissue campaign by Friday Music.  This LP set is scheduled for June 25.

Another Friday Music reissue LP will be The Cars’ Greatest Hits.  The remastered (Reagoso) 180g LP is planned for release on June 18.


Bar/None Records plan the release of a 2CD set featuring two never released on CD albums from ’80s band, The Swimming Pool Q’s.  The albums, The Swimming Pool Q’s (1984) and its follow-up,  Blue Tomorrow (1986), will be loaded onto the 2CD set.  In addition, there will be a 3CD/DVD that packs in a bonus CD with unreleased songs, outtakes, and remixes.  The DVD will provide live clips from TV shows, promo clips, and others, all from the original period.  The music on the two CDs have been remastered.  Lou Reed was quite fond of this band, once inviting them to open for him in 1984 throughout the entire tour.  Believe it or not, this reissue was completely funded via a Kickstarter campaign undertaken by the band.  The collected set will be known as 1984-1986: The A&M Years, and is on the calendar for June 25.

Inside Recordings plan to release I’ll Do Anything: Live In Concert featuring Jackson Browne on both DVD, and BD on June18.

XL Records will release new Sigur Ros music with Kveikur on June 18.  The new album will be issued on CD and LP.


 Dear Jack Foundation will release a CD/DVD Special Edition of Jack Mannequin: Live From the El Rey on June 18.  The DVD will contain the video portions of the CD and have an additional eight songs more than found on the CD.

Concord Jazz has Vigil coming Chick Corea on CD with a currently scheduled August 6 release date.

AAO Music will release an Ultimate Doubles series title featuring both Lightnin’ Hopkins and Memphis Slim on CD on June 25.

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By MARowe