In The News: Midlake, Frightened Rabbit, Tired Pony, Minus The Bear, Woody Guthrie And More


The November 5 release of the new Midlake album, Antiphon, has been announced by the ATO label. The band will precede the album with several tour dates this September alongside Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros … Late March, Death March is a five-song EP by Frightened Rabbit, due out via Atlantic on September 10. A supporting North American tour will take place this fall … Tired Pony’s sophomore record, The Ghost Of The Mountain, is due out October 1 via Gary Lightbody’s own Heaneyville label … On September 10, Minus The Bear will release Acoustics II, which showcases acoustic re-workings of songs from each of the band’s five studio albums … Rounder Records has announced the September 24 release of American Radical Patriot, a limited-edition six-CD boxed set featuring the full five-hour session of Woody Guthrie’s Library Of Congress recordings from 1940 … The 30th birthday of Tears For FearsThe Hurting will be celebrated with the release of an anniversary deluxe edition, complete with live sessions, b-sides and remixes. It’s out October 22 from Mercury/UMe … M. Ward, Will Oldham, KT Tunstall, Andrew Bird and Steve Shelley all made guest appearances on Howe Gelb’s new album, The Coincidentalist, which is set for a November 5 release on New West  … Folly is Kitchens Of Distinction’s first album in 19 years, and it will be issued by 3 Loop Music on September 30 … Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. will release his new solo album, AHJ, via Cult Records on October 8 … The 10th album from Melt-Banana, fetch, will be available October 1 on A-Zap Records … A two-hour sketch-comedy-show-meets-concert featuring Puscifer, titled What Is…, is set for a November 26 issue via Puscifer Entertainment. Prior to that release, a track-for-track remix album of the band’s second record, Conditions Of My Parole, will be out August 27 … On October 15, Pettifer Sounds will issue Linda Thompson’s first album in six years, Won’t Be Long NowThe Martha’s Vineyard Ferries will release Mass. Grave on October 15 via Kiam Records.

—Emily Costantino