In The News: Slint, Whigs, Thievery Corporation, Emmylou Harris, Afghan Whigs, Baseball Project, Bob Dylan, Swans, Depeche Mode And More


Touch And Go Records will reissue Slint’s 1991 album Spiderland as a boxed set on April 15. It will include the original remastered LP along with 14 previously unreleased outtakes and demos, a 104-page booklet containing rare photos and a 90-minute documentary by Lance Bangs, Breadcrumb TrailThe Whigs have announced the April 22 release of Modern Creation via New West. The band is currently on the first leg of a headlining tour across North America … The self-titled debut album from the Both (a.k.a the new collaborative project between Aimee Mann and Ted Leo) is due out from SuperEgo on April 15 … Saudade is the seventh studio LP from Thievery Corporation, set for an April 1 release via the band’s ESL label … Before the infamous Miley Cyrus video, there was Emmylou Harris’ Grammy-winning album Wrecking Ball. It will be reissued by Nonesuch on April 8 as a three-disc set containing the original remastered album, previously unreleased material and a behind-the-scenes DVD … Sub Pop has announced the signing of the Afghan Whigs and will release the band’s first new album in 16 years, Do To The Beast, on April 15 … The Baseball Project’s third record, fittingly titled 3rd, will be out March 25 on Yep Roc … On March 4, Columbia/Legacy will issue Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration – Deluxe Edition. Available for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray, it contains performances by the likes of Lou Reed, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton and more from the 1992 concert at Madison Square Garden … To Be Kind, the new Swans album, is due out from Young God on May 13 … The entire Depeche Mode catalog will be reissued on vinyl by Rhino, starting on February 4 with the release of Some Great Reward, Music For The Masses, Songs Of Faith And Devotion and Black CelebrationBoy George’s first studio album in 18 years, This Is What I Do, is due out March 25 on Very Me … The life and legacy of the late Ronnie James Dio will be celebrated with This Is Your Life, a tribute album featuring covers of his greatest songs by Anthrax, Halestorm, Metallica, Motörhead, Scorpions, Tenacious D and more. It’s out from Rhino on April 1 … May 6 marks the release of Sarah McLachlan’s new record, Shine On, via Verve.

—Emily Costantino