In The News: Conor Oberst, Pete Townshend, Bell X1, Dwight Yoakum, Regina Spector, Korn, Big Star, Purling Hiss, Warpaint, Killers, Brian Wilson, Nouvelle Vague, Game Theory And More


Bright Eyes mastermind Conor Oberst is releasing Ruminations, the follow-up to Upside Down Mountain, on October 14 … Pete Townshend’s Deep End will issue a 1986 live recording in the form of Face The Face on September 16 … Irish act Bell X1 is releasing ARMS, its seventh studio album, on October 14 … A previously unreleased version of “Wildflowers,” a song written by Dolly Parton and performed by Trio (Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstaldt, Emmylou Harris), is now out in the world for your listening consumption; catch it on the new Trio: The Complete Collection, available September 9 … Putting together a team of bluegrass stars, Dwight Yoakam will unleash his record Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars on September 23, a reimagining of classic tunes from the genre … The incomparable Regina Spector is back with a new release, Remember Us To Life, out September 30 on Sire … Korn returns with The Serenity Of Suffering on October 21 … ’70s Memphis rockers Big Star will have their story documented in Isolated In The Light, a photo book that will illustrate their career with the help of graphic designer Fabrice Couillerot and photographer Donna Ranieri … Purling Hiss will put out a new record, High Bias, via Drag City on October 14 … An Everly Brothers documentary called Harmonies From Heaven is out on DVD/Blu-Ray September 9 … Luke Haines will release his new record, Smash The System, October 7 … Warpaint will issue Heads Up on September 23 … The Killers will finally reissue underrated sophomore LP Sam’s Town on vinyl for its 10th anniversary this fall … Brian Wilson is still cranking out records, with a new one called Brian Wilson And Friends (based on PBS’s Soundstage), coming out in CD/DVD form on December 12 … Nouvelle Vague is coming at you September 2 with new EP Athol Brose, featuring Cocteau Twins, Oliver Libaux, Joy Division and Buzzcocks covers … Three records by Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet will get a second life on September 16 via Yep Roc … Omnivore will go on with its Game Theory reissue campaign with a reissue of The Big Shot Chronicles … Singer/Songwriter John Prine will celebrate his 70th birthday, and put out his new LP, For Better, Or Worse, this fall … KT Turnstall will issue fifth record KIN on September 9 … Vinyl Reissue Alert: Don McLean re-pressed 1979’s American Pie for your analogue love … Bob Weir will unleash Blue Mountain via Columbia on September 9; he’s backed by members of the National … And last, but certainly not least, pop star Britney Spears will put out her ninth studio album, Glory, on August 26.

—Jordan T. Walsh