In The News: Parquet Courts, Matt And Kim, Belly, Simian Mobile Disco, Janelle Monáe, Rachael Sage, Marc Ribot, Speedy Ortiz, Jolie Holland, Cheech And Chong And More

Parquet Courts‘ fifth album, Wide Awake!, is out May 18 on Rough Trade. The 13-track LP was produced by Brian Burton (his parents call him Danger Mouse) … The dynamic duo of Matt And Kim are back, and this time they brought some friends—including Santigold, Kevin Morby, Dave Monks (Tokyo Police Club), King Tuff and Mark Hoppus—for sixth album Almost Everyday, out in May via the Fader label … It’s only taken 23 years, but Belly is feeding the tree once again with the self-released Dove, out May 4 … Murmurations is the fifth LP from Simian Mobile Disco, and it’s out May 11 via Wichita … The multi-facaded, Grammy-nominated Janelle Monáe returns April 27 with Dirty Computer (Atlantic) … Speaking of Grammy nominees: On April 20, Warner Music Nashville will issue Ashley Monroe‘s Sparrow, produced by the ubiquitous Dave Cobb … Cloud Corner is the latest from guitar heroine Marisa Anderson, and it’s out June 15 on Thrill Jockey … Robyn Hitchcock often dreams of trains, but to that, ex-Auteur Luke Haines says I Sometimes Dream Of Glue, his new 14-track LP out May 11 on Cherry Red … Beautiful Thing, the latest solo album from Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, is out April 20 via Domino … Rachael Sage is back May 4 with Myopia (MPress) … April 27 brings with it Caer, Twin Shadow‘s fourth album, courtesy of Reprise/Warner Bros. … Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog‘s YRU Still Here?—featuring members of Xiu Xiu and Secret Chiefs 3—comes off the leash April 27 thanks to Northern Spy … Twerp Verse is the third album from Speedy Ortiz, out April 27 on Carpark … On April 13, Omnivore will reissue 1996’s Steel Tears, the final album by master of all things strings-related Sandy Bull, complete with bonus material and three “tribute” tracks by a band of Nashville hotshots including Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson), Glenn Worf (Mark Knopfler) and Harry Stinson (Marty Stuart) … Hummingbirds & Helicopters Vol 1: A Benefit For South Texas is a Jolie Holland-curated digital compilation (out April 6) to help assist in post-Harvey recovery, featuring Holland (Randy Newman’s “Louisiana 1927”), Dean Ween Group (Jimmy Webb’s “Galveston”), Big Thief (Twain’s “High Tide”), Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Joan Shelley, Elsa Hansen Oldham And Nathan Salsburg (Mickey Newbury’s “If You Ever Get To Houston”) and more … Memphis Rent Party—a compilation celebrating the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll featuring Alex Chilton, Junior Kimbrough, Jim Dickinson, Charlie Feathers, the Panther Burns, Jerry Lee Lewis and more—is out March 9 via Fat Possum … The Essential Eric Andersen is a two-CD, 33-track set showcasing ’60s Greenwich Village folkie Eric Andersen‘s first 45 years of recordings, out March 30 via Real Gone/Sony Legacy … On March 23, Omnivore will issue Reverend Gary DavisThe Avant Garde Recordings: Recorded Live—October 1966, a two-CD, 22-track set by the blues/gospel legend recorded on a single microphone in a Milwaukee coffeehouse … Robert Glasper Experiment fans rejoice: On March 16, Eagle Rock will issue Robert Glasper Experiment—Live, which captures the Grammy-winning outfit on stages all over the world, complete with covers of songs by both Radiohead and Bill Withers … The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring: The Complete Recordings (Rhino, April 6) is a five-LP boxed set compiling all the music from the movie; it’s also available as a three-CD/Blu-ray edition … Battleground Korea: Songs And Sounds Of America’s Forgotten War (Bear Family, March 23) is an ambitious four-CD anthology of songs inspired by the Korean War featuring the likes of B.B. King, Ernest Tubb, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Louvin Brothers, Fats Domino, Gene Autry and Sister Rosetta TharpMemories In Rock II is a two-CD/DVD set capturing three 2017 U.K. concerts by (plus interviews with) Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, out April 6 via Minstrel Hall … Ello kiddies: NOW That’s What I Call Disney Junior Music is the latest from the folks at NOW That’s What I Call Music! and Walt Disney Records, featuring 20 tracks from the Disney Junior channel like “Doc McStuffins,” “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” and “Puppy Dog Pals” … Leaving you on a high note: Cheech And Chong‘s Up In Smoke turns 40 with a new Blu-ray and DVD release on April 10 and a special deluxe collector’s edition with the Blu-ray and the film’s soundtrack on CD and vinyl on April 20 (yeah, 420—wink wink, toke toke); man, the folks at Rhino must love their weed as much as our MAGNET writers—the deluxe edition even comes with rolling papers.