In The News: Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield, Led Zeppelin, Iron & Wine, Wombats, Pretty Things, Marc Almond, Chavez And More


Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield have teamed up to pay tribute to the late Elliott Smith on Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith. The album is due out from Ramseur on March 17, and will be supported by a tour later this year … Full Bleed is the new record from Caught On Tape, the moniker of Thurston Moore and John Moloney, set for a February 10 release via Northern Spy … A deluxe edition of Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti will be released by Atlantic/Swan Song/Rhino on February 24, exactly 40 years to the day after the album’s original debut … The same day, the first installment in a series of previously unreleased Iron & Wine songs will be available from Sam Beam’s own Black Cricket Recording Co. Archive Series Volume No. 1 is a companion to debut album The Creek Drank the Cradle … Smithsonian Folkways will issue the first career-spanning boxed set featuring the work of Lead Belly, Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection, on February 24 … After a four-year hiatus, Colin Hay has announced the February 17 release of new album Next Year People via Compass … The Wombats’ third full-length, Glitterbug, will be out from Bright Antenna on April 7 … Bouquets From A Cloudy Sky is a multimedia boxed set containing the music of the Pretty Things, including 11 studio albums, bonus discs of previously unreleased demos and live recordings, two DVDs and more … March 9 will see the release of The Velvet Trail, the new studio album from Marc Almond via Cherry Red …. The two out-of-print Chavez albums, Ride The Fader and Gone Glimmering, will be reissued on vinyl by Matador on January 20 … Zero is the first studio album from the Rezillos in nearly 40 years, due out March 10 via Metropolis …. Yep Roc will issue Take It Like A Man, the collaborative album by Jim White Vs. The Packway Handle Band, on January 27 … Keith Sweat will release Harlem Romance, a 15-track love-songs collection selected from his first five solo albums, on February 10 via Rhino … The third and final volume of the soundtrack to HBO series Boardwalk Empire—featuring tracks by Elvis Costello, Regina Spektor, Norah Jones, Loudon Wainwright III and more—will be available from ABKCO on January 13.

—Emily Costantino