In The News: Laura Marling, Jesus And Mary Chain, Thievery Corporation, Old Crow Medicine Show, Run The Jewels, Strand Of Oaks And More


Semper Femina is the sixth album from Laura Marling, set for a March 10 release via More Alarming/Kobalt … After a 19-year hiatus, the Jesus And Mary Chain will finally return on March 24 with Damage And Joy on ADA/Warner Music … Thievery Corporation has announced the February 10 release of The Temple Of I & I on ESL Music … Joyful Noise will issue WHY?’s sixth album, Moh Lhean, on March 3 … On February 10, Old Crow Medicine Show will release Best Of, featuring 12 fan favorites as well as two previously unreleased tracks, via Nettwerk … Occult Architecture Vol. 1 is the latest record from Moon Duo, due out from Sacret Bones on February 3 … The new album from Six Organs Of Admittance, Burning The Threshold, will be available on February 24 from Drag City … Hurray For The Riff Raff concept album The Navigator is set for a March 10 release on ATO … UMe has announced the January 13 release of Rick Wakeman’s new solo album, Piano Portraits … January 27 will see the issuing of Charlie Cunningham’s debut full-length, Lines, on Dumont Dumont … Hot Coffey In The D: Burnin’ At Morey Baker’s Showplace Lounge is a previously unreleased 1968 live recording from Dennis Coffey, and it will see the light of day on January 13 on Resonance … The long-awaited third album from Run The Jewels, RTJ3, is due out January 13 … The Godfathers will issue their new album, A Big Bad Beautiful Noise, on Metropolis on February 10 … Dead Oceans will release Hard Love, the new Strand Of Oaks album, on February 17 … On February 17, the new Otis Taylor record, Fantasizing About Being Black, will be out from the Trance Blues Festival label … All The Way, Justin Hayward’s new solo album, released in October, has been released as an expanded two-CD digital set with 15 additional songs via Eagle Rock … The 1970 sophomore release from Chicago, Chicago II, has been remastered and remixed by musician and producer Steven Wilson. It will be available from Rhino on January 27 … KWahtro, Keller Williams’ new group, will release debut album Sync on January 20. Also on January 20, Williams will release a solo acoustic LP, Raw … After 16 years, Robert Pollard’s Circus Devils will say farewell with two releases on February 24: their 14th album, Laughs Last, and a best-of, double LP, Laughs Best: The Kids Eat It Up … Capitol is celebrating 75 years with A Capitol Christmas, featuring 24 holiday tracks from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and many more.

—Emily Costantino