In The News: Mogwai, Eric Bachmann, Joy Formidable, Marissa Nadler, Murder By Death, Sun Kil Moon, Say Hi, Marc Ribot, Jack Drag, Blues Traveller And More

On August 31, Temporary Residence will release Mogwai’s soundtrack to Kin, a sci-fi/crime drama directed by Jonathan and Josh Baker. Although the Scottish post-rockers have scored documentaries such as Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, Before The Flood and Atomic: Living In Dread And Promise and contributed to the likes of Miami Vice and The Fountain, Kin marks Mogwai’s first feature-film soundtrack. We think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship … Longtime MAGNET fave Eric Bachmann delivers the stripped-down follow-up to his excellent 2016 self-titled album on September 7; the nine-track No Recover (Merge) features Liz Durrett as well as Bachmann’s Archers Of Loaf bandmate Eric Johnson … The Joy Formidable‘s AAARTH is the Welsh trio’s fourth album, out September 28 via Hassle … For My Crimes is Marissa Nadler’s eighth album, out September 28 via Sacred Bones/Bella Union and featuring Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Kristin Kontrol and Patty Schemel … Also on album number eight are Murder By Death (whose The Other Shore will be issued by Bloodshot on August 24) and Josh Groban (whose Bridges is out via Reprise on September 21) … Sun Kil Moon‘s This Is My Dinner is out November 1 on Caldo Verde, and yes, it features an AC/DC cover (“Rock ‘N’ Roll Singer”) … Your mom will be thrilled to know that Say Hi’s latest, Caterpillar Centipede, is due September 7 on Euphobia … This just in: We’re getting a vague impression some people might not love Trump—like guitar hero Marc Ribot, whose Songs Of Resistance 1942-2018 (Anti-, September 14) is self-described as “anti-Trump” and features guest vocalists including Tom Waits, Steve Earle, Meshell Ndegeocello, Sam Amidon and Tift Merritt … It’s hard to believe it’s been more than a decade since the Mendoza Line broke up, but it’s nice to know Shannon McArdle’s third solo album since, A Touch Of Class, is out August 24 on Bar/None … Around the time we first got turned on to the Mendoza Line around the MAGNET office, we were also grooving to Jack Drag‘s excellent Dope Box; now songwriter/composer/producer John Dragonetti (Submarines) is back with 2018, his first Jack Drag album in 16 years and one that features contributions from Aimee Mann, Dylan Gardner and members of Belle And Sebastian, Eels and Dispatch … With now having marked three decades in the music biz, Blues Traveler returns October 12 with 13th LP Hurry Up & Hang Around (BMG) … Third Eye Blind’s Thanks For Everything (Mega Collider, August 24) is a covers EP of songs by Queens Of The Stone Age, Tim Buckley, Santigold, Bon Iver, Babyshambles, Chastity Belt and Happy Diving … Speaking of covers: Ann Wilson will release Immortal (BMG, September 14), on which the Heart singer/guitarist pays tribute to songs by departed heroes like David Bowie, Tom Petty, Leonard Cohen, Chris Cornell, Amy Winehouse and more … In Doubt, Shadow Him! is a documentary about Lee Ranaldo that finds director Arnaud Maguet following the Sonic Youth guitarist around NYC while he interacts with other music and visual artists; Ranaldo and Hifiklub composed and performed the film’s six-track soundtrack, out July 6 on Joyful Noise … Secret Club, Pohgoh’s first album of new material in 21 years, is out September 7 via New Granada.