In The News: Breeders, David Byrne, Juliana Hatfield, Car Seat Headrest, Nada Surf, Ride, ABBA, David Duchovny, Robert Plant And More

Shocker in Gloomtown: The Breeders are with child, their first offspring in 10 years; the due date is March 2. The result of a tryst between Deal sisters Kim and Kelley, Josephine Wiggs and Jim Macpherson, All Nerve is being delivered by 4AD. The Breeders will be available for playdates across North American and Europe starting April 6 at the Ace Hotel in L.A. Bring cannonballs and helium balloons … David Byrne will release American Utopia, his first solo album since 2004’s Grown Backwards, on March 9 via Todomundo/Nonesuch. More songs about buildings and food or nothing but flowers? We’ll see … Juliana Hatfield fans, the singer/songwriter is hopelessly devoted to you this spring: On March 23, her Hey Babe debut gets a 25th-anniversary, newly mastered vinyl reissue, and on April 13, Hatfield pays tribute to a hero with the 14-track Juliana Sings Olivia Newton-John (both come courtesy of American Laundromat) … Will Toledo has re-recorded Car Seat Headrest’s 2011 Bandcamp fave Twin Fantasy, and Matador will release it February 16, therapist not included … We’re not the only ones who think Nada Surf‘s Let Go is a classic (foreshadowing, dear readers), so to celebrate the LP’s 15th anniversary, the likes of Aimee Mann, Manchester Orchestra, Rogue Wave, the Long Winters, Holly Miranda and Ed Harcourt have pitched in to cover the record; band-released charity album Standing At The Gates: The Songs Of Nada Surf’s Let Go is out digitally February 2 and on CD March 2 … Stop gazing at your shoes: Ride has a new EP out February 16 on Wichita; the four-track Tomorrow’s Shore features Weather Diaries standout “Pulsar” plus three new songs … Two out-of-print 2001 Songs: Ohia EPs—one untitled, the other Howler—are being compiled and released as Travels In Constants on February 16 by Temporary Residence … Wilde may be on Morrissey’s side, but Yeats is definitely on Bob Geldof‘s; the musician/advocate tackles the life and work of poet extraordinaire William Butler Yeats on two-DVD/CD documentary set A Fanatic Heart (Network Ireland Television/MVD, February 9), with readings by the likes of Bono, Sting, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, Liam Neeson, Shane MacGowan, Colin Farrell, Noel Gallagher, Dominic West (McNulty in the house!) and Stephen Fry … Edgeland, Kim Richey‘s first album in five years, is out March 30 on Yep Roc … ABBA‘s ABBA: The Album (1977)—not to be confused with ABBA’s ABBA the album (1975)—will be reissued by Polar/UMe on January 26 as a half-speed-mastered, 45-rpm-cut, 180-gram, double-LP set. Mamma mia, indeed … The Baez is back in town: On March 2, Joan Baez will release the Joe Henry-produced Whistle Down The Wind (Proper), featuring the Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer’s take on songs by the likes of Tom Waits/Kathleen Brennan, Anohni, Josh Ritter and Mary Chapin Carpenter … David Duchovny (yes, that David Duchovny) will release sophomore album Every Third Thought on February 9 via King Baby/GMG. We want to believe … Rick Springfield is back, and the working-class dog has a case of the blues on The Snake King, out January 26 via Frontiers … Motherlover Justin Timberlake’s fourth album, Man Of The Woods, is out February 2 on RCA … On February 9, Eagle Rock will issue Robert Plant & The Sensational Space ShiftersLive At David Lynch’s Festival Of Disruption on DVD. Expect a whole lotta love … On February 23, Omnivore is reissuing 1984’s Travel With Love and 1992’s Know Jah Better by ska/rocksteady trailblazer Justin Hinds40 Trips Around The Sun is a 17-track best-of from Toto featuring all the hits plus three previously unreleased recordings, due out February 9 on Legacy.