In The News: Postal Service, Flaming Lips, Guided By Voices, Steve Martin, Willie Nelson And More


This year, the Postal Service will reunite to celebrate its 10-year anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello will reissue a deluxe edition of their sole studio album Give Up on April 9 via SubPop, which includes 15 bonus tracks. The duo is playing its first live shows in a decade … The Terror is the 13th studio album from the Flaming Lips, set for an April 2 release via Warner Bros. The band kicks off a worldwide tour in March, with several dates alongside the Black Keys … The reunited classic lineup of Guided By Voices has announced the April 30 release of English Little League on GBV Inc … On May 22, Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers (featuring Edie Brickell) kick off their highly anticipated North American tour in support of the new collaborative album between Martin and Brickell, Love Has Come For You, out via Rounder on April 23 … Nick Drake producer Joe Boyd has been paying tribute to the late musician with “Way To Blue,” a series of concerts featuring Robyn Hitchcock, Vashti Bunyan, Lisa Hannigan, Teddy Thompson and more. A selection of these performances will comprise Way To Blue: The Songs Of Nick Drake, which will be released this spring on Story Sound … The 80th birthday of Willie Nelson will be celebrated with a new studio album from Legacy. Let’s Face The Music And Dance is out April 15 …  Scissor Sisters: Live In Victoria Park—London 2011 is a live DVD featuring footage from Scissor Sisters’ performance at the Lovebox Festival. It’s out February 19 … Eagle Rock will issue Live At Wembley Stadium on March 12, the 25th anniversary edition DVD of Queen’s 1986 concerts. It features previously unreleased footage and bonus material … On April 16, the sixth David Grubbs album, The Plain Where The Palace Stood, will be out via Drag City … OMD’s new album, English Electric, is set for an April 9 release … Late ex-Byrds songwriter Gene Clark is remembered on Here Tonight: The White Light Demos, which will be out via Omnivore on March 26 … New Zealand label Flying Nun has teamed up with Captured Tracks to distribute its back catalog, starting with reissues from Toy Love on February 19.

—Emily Costantino