In The News: Erasure, Wavves, Drums, Big Star, Ron Sexsmith, Juana Molina, Justin Townes Earle, Los Straitjackets, Coldplay And More

World Be Gone is the 17th studio album by Erasure, set for a May 19 release via Mute … Wavves has announced the May 19 release of new LP You’re Welcome on Ghost Ramp. The band will kick off a North American tour in April in support … The fourth studio album by the Drums, Abysmal Thoughts, will be released by Anti- on June 16 … Concord Bicycle Music will issue Thank You, Friends: Big Star’s Third Live…And More, a 90-minute concert film celebrating the music of Big Star, on April 21. Recorded in 2016, it features performances by members of R.E.M, Wilco, Yo La Tengo and more … May 19 will see the release of the first new Land Of Talk album in seven years, Life After Youth, by Saddle Creek … Pent Up, the debut LP from Rogue + Jaye (the new collaboration between Rogue Wave’s Zach Rogue and Courtney Jaye), will be available May 5 … Ron Sexsmith will release his 13th studio recording, The Last Rider, on April 21 via Compass … The seventh album from Juana Molina, Halo, is due from Crammed Discs on May 5 … New West has signed Justin Townes Earle and will issue new album Kids In The Street on May 26 … On May 19, the new Los Straitjackets LP, What’s So Funny About Peace, Love And Los Straitjackets, will be released by Yep Roc … Time Bomb is the first new studio album from the Suicide Commandos in 39 years, due out from Twin/Tone on May 5 … Coldplay’s Kaleidoscope EP is set for a June 2 release from Atlantic … The new record from Brother Ali, All The Beauty In This Whole Life, will be available from Rhymesayers on May 5 … Omnivore will issue the first-ever career overview of the Sneetches, Form Of Play: A Retrospective, on April 29 … On April 14, Rhino will release the audio companion to Michael Nesmith’s autobiography, Infinite Tuesday: Autobiographical RiffsPussycat is the new Juliana Hatfield record, due out April 28 via American Laundromat … Trombone Shorty’s debut album for Blue Note, Parking Lot Symphony, will be available on April 28.