In The News: Guster, Afghan Whigs, Flaming Lips, David Bowie, Kinks, Neil Diamond, Big Star, David Lynch, Ray Charles, Daniel Lanois And More


Guster’s first album in four years, Evermotion, is due out from Ocho Mule/Nettwerk on January 13 … The 21st anniversary of the Afghan Whigs’ Gentlemen will be celebrated October 28 with the release of an anniversary edition, complete with the remastered original album, rare b-sides, live performances and demos … With A Little Help From My Fwends is the Flaming Lips’ tribute to Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, set for an October 28 release via Warner Bros. Special guests on the record include My Morning Jacket, J Mascis, Miley Cyrus, Moby, Dr. Dog and more … Mack Avenue will issue Nels Cline And Julian Lage’s duo album Room on November 25 … On November 18, Nothing Has Changed will be released by Columbia/Legacy. It’s a career-spanning collection of David Bowie songs, including a brand new single, and will be available in multiple formats … Eyelids, which features members of Boston Spaceships and the Decemberists, have announced the October 14 release of new LP 854 via Jealous Butcher … Sixteen classic Kinks albums have been remastered and made available as hi-resolution digital downloads by Legacy. On October 14, the band’s 50th anniversary will be celebrated with the release of career-spanning collection The Essential Kinks, and on November 10, a deluxe edition of 1971’s Muswell Hillbillies will be available … The new record from Neil Diamond, Melody Road, is set for an October 21 release on Capitol … Big Star Live In Memphis captures Big Star’s only known complete, professionally filmed concert, and it will be issued by Omnivore on November 4 … Sacred Bones has announced the September 16 release of a deluxe CD version of David Lynch’s Eraserhead score … The 10th anniversary of Ray CharlesGenius Loves Company will be commemorated by Concord/Hear with a two-disc deluxe edition on September 30, as well as a three-disc collector’s edition including a copy of biopic Ray on November 11 … Daniel Lanois’ new album, Flesh And Machine, will be out October 28 … On November 4, Eagle Rock will release Three Sides Live by Genesis … The career of John Denver will be celebrated on a new boxed set, All Of My Memories: The John Denver Collection. Due out from RCA/Legacy on November 4, the four-disc set features songs spanning 1964 to 1997 and include previously unreleased tracks, demos, rarities and live performances.

—Emily Costantino