In The News: Robert Pollard, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Massive Attack, Smashing Pumpkins, George Harrison, INXS, Bad Religion And More

The Guided By Voices reunion tour (which is happening as we speak) is enough to get excited about, but once it’s over, you’ll have Robert Pollard’s new 18-song solo album, Space City Kicks, to look forward to. It’s out on January 15 … Pains Of Being Pure At Heart just kicked off a U.S. tour in support of its upcoming single, “Heart In Your Heartbreak,” set for a November release. The song will also appear on the band’s sophomore full-length, which is due in March … Atlas Air is the new EP from Massive Attack, and it will be released on November 22 after the band wraps up its current North American tour … The second installment of the Smashing Pumpkins’ Teargarden By Kaleidyscope project will come out November 22. Teargarden By Kaleidyscope Vol. II: “The Solstice Bare” is a limited-edition four-song EP, which will only be available as a physical release … Ari Up, lead vocalist of the Slits, has passed away at age 48 after a long battle with a serious illness … On November 26, the remastered and restored version of George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass will be released, commemorating the album’s 40th anniversary … Ben Harper, Rob Thomas, Tricky and Nikka Costa will make guest appearances on INXS’s new album, Original Sin (out January 11), which features re-imagined versions of the band’s signature hits … Bad Religion will culminate its 30th anniversary celebration with the 30 Years LP Box Set, which includes all 15 of the band’s studio albums, on November 9 …  Kaputt is the ninth LP from Destroyer, due out January 25 … Plain Recordings will reissue Royal Trux’s Thank You on November 23, 15 years after its original release.

—Emily Costantino

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