In The News: Of Montreal, Belle & Sebastian, Pearl Jam, Moby, RJD2, Peter Gabriel, Polvo, Johnathan Rice, Delorean And More

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Polyvinyl will issue the new of Montreal album, Lousy With Sylvianbriar, on October 8 … Currently in the midst of a worldwide tour, Belle & Sebastian will release a collection of rarities, collectibles and non-LP tracks spanning 10 years. Third Eye Centre will be out via Matador August 27 … The 10th album from Pearl Jam, Lightning Bolt, will be available via Monkeywrench/Republic on October 15. A supporting North American tour will kick off in Pittsburgh on October 11 … Moby has announced the October 1 release of  new album Innocents (Mute), which features collaborations with Wayne Coyne, Cold Specks, Mark Lanegan, Damien Jurado and many more … More Is Than Isn’t is the fifth full-length from RJD2, due out October 8 via his  RJ’s Electrical Connections imprint … Peter Gabriel’s 1987 performance in Greece will be available on DVD and Blu-ray via Eagle Rock Entertainment on August 30. It’s titled Live In Athens 1987 … The soundtrack to the new Coen brothers’ film, Inside Llewyn Davis, features performances by Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake, Marcus Mumford, Carey Mulligan, Punch Brothers and many more. It’s available on September 17 via Nonesuch  … Siberia is the sixth full-length from Polvo, set for an October 1 release on Merge … The 13th studio album from Ministry, From Beer To Eternity, will be available from 1eth Planet on September 6 … Rounder will reissue the first two albums from George Thorogood & The Destroyers, the band’s self-titled debut and Move it On Over, on July 30 … On September 17, Johnathan Rice’s third solo album, Good Graces, will be released … I’ll Find A Way is the Justin Vernon-produced new album from the Blind Boys Of Alabama, due out October 1 via Sony Masterworks … Delorean has announced the September 10 release of Apar via True Panther Sounds … The 10th album by Tommy Keene is a collection of “unobvious” cover songs, titled Excitement At Your Feet and due out via Second Motion on September 17 … Returning with new music for the first time in nearly 30 years is the Suburbs, whose album Si Sauvage will be out August 27 … Drag City will issue Threace, the new album from CAVE, on October 15 … August 20 marks the digital release of Stranger’s Morning, the new LP from the Goldberg Sisters … The third album from Obits, Bed & Bugs, will be issued September 10 via Sub Pop.

—Emily Costantino

From The Desk Of The Love Language: Keaton’s BBQ In Cleveland, N.C.

LoveLanguageLogoThe Love Language’s Ruby Red (Merge) was supposed to be finished more than a year ago. “I can definitely overthink stuff,” says Stuart McLamb, the band’s singer, songwriter, guitarist, bassist and only full-time member. Over the next year, McLamb wound up throwing away some old songs, writing some new ones and recording the whole album all over again, bouncing between 21 musicians and four cities before he and co-producer B.J. Burton decided they were done. It was one of those times when recording was harder than writing, but now that it’s all in the past, McLamb describes himself as “genuinely happy.” McLamb will  be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our brand-new feature on the band.

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McLamb: This is another N.C. gem of a mom-and-pop restaurant. It’s tucked away off a country road off of Highway 40, about 30 miles outside Winston-Salem. Since this place is on the list, it looks like I have a BBQ obsession. While that’s true, this place is all about the chicken. It might be the best I’ve ever had. It’s sort of a hybrid of fried chicken and BBQ’d chicken. They pan fry the chicken with light breading, then dip it into a huge vat of their secret sauce and then grill if for a few minutes to get it crispy. The end result is phenomenal. The sauce is spicy but really flavorful. It’s really unique and hard to compare to other chicken I’ve had in the past. They’ve been doing it since 1953, and though they’ve received some attention and awards, they don’t flaunt it.

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Film At 11: Maps & Atlases

Chicago band Maps & Atlases traveled all the way to Manchester, Tenn., this year for Bonnaroo. In honor of Maps & Atlases’ first appearance at the fest, the group released a video for “Old Ash” from latest album Beware & Be Grateful. Check out  guitarist/vocalist Dave Davison shaving off his beard for the first time in four years below.

From The Desk Of The Love Language: My Mom’s Pimento Cheese

LoveLanguageLogoThe Love Language’s Ruby Red (Merge) was supposed to be finished more than a year ago. “I can definitely overthink stuff,” says Stuart McLamb, the band’s singer, songwriter, guitarist, bassist and only full-time member. Over the next year, McLamb wound up throwing away some old songs, writing some new ones and recording the whole album all over again, bouncing between 21 musicians and four cities before he and co-producer B.J. Burton decided they were done. It was one of those times when recording was harder than writing, but now that it’s all in the past, McLamb describes himself as “genuinely happy.” McLamb will  be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our brand-new feature on the band.

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McLamb: This is a true Southern staple. I’ve tried a lot, but none have even come close to her’s. It’s a recipe passed down from her grandmother. She never follows it verbatim and usually just makes it to taste. I know one ingredient she uses that isn’t in most recipes is dill pickle juice. Melted on toast with fresh tomatoes and basil, and I’m in heaven. If she bottled it and got national distribution, she’d make millions.

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