In The News: Johnny Marr, Matthew Sweet, Joseph Arthur & Peter Buck, Gang Gang Dance, Gruff Rhys, Manic Street Preachers, Fall, Megadeth, Chrissie Hynde And More

Heeeeere’s Johnny! Smiths co-founder, former MAGNET cover star and one of the greatest guitarists currently walking the planet Johnny Marr returns June 15 with Call The Comet (New Voodoo), his third solo album. Oscillate wildly, kids of all ages … Power-pop music-making machine Matthew Sweet follows last year’s Tomorrow Forever with Tomorrow’s Daughter, out May 18 via Honeycomb Hideout/MRI/Sony … MAGNET mainstays Joseph Arthur and Peter Buck have joined forces for the aptly titled Arthur Buck, out via New West on June 15 … Apparently, Gang Gang Dance has scratched its seven-year itch, and 4AD will issue Kazuashita (the band’s first since 2011’s Eye Contact) on June 22 … Super Furry Animal Gruff Rhys is readying Babelsberg, his fifth solo album, out June 8 on Rough Trade … Black Moth Super Rainbow‘s Panic Blooms is out May 4 via Rad Cult … Tindersticks frontman Stuart A. Staples is back with Arrhythmia (City Slang, June 15), his first solo album in 13 years … Out now on Shornday/The Orchard is International Blue, the 13th album (and first in four years) from Manic Street Preachers … Yeah Yeah Yeahs drummer Brian Chase has started avant-garde-leaning label Chaikin, whose first release, Chase’s Drums And Drones: Decade (out June 15), is a 144-page book containing three CDs and detailed liner notes about “just intonation” and the process behind how Chase created the music … Kamasi Washington sounds like he very successfully avoided the dreaded sophomore slump with Heaven And Earth (Young Turks, June 22) … The legendary Last Poets are back to mark their 50th anniversary on May 18 with the 10-track Understand What Black Is (Studio Rockers), their first album in more than two decades … Seattle’s Thunderpussy releases its highly anticipated self-titled debut via Stardog/Republic on May 25 … The Fall‘s 19th album, 1997’s Levitate, gets the reissue treatment (two-CD and three-LP sets) on May 25 courtesy of Cherry Red … Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good: The Final Kill is an expanded and remastered reissue of Megadeth‘s landmark debut LP, out June 8 on Century Media/Legacy and available on CD and as a two-LP set (including three different limited-edition runs) … On June 8, Omnivore will reissue One Night At Morey’s: 1968, a live set from four decades ago by session-guitar extraordinaire Dennis Coffey … Power to the pop: On June 1, Real Gone will issue Cheap Trick‘s The Epic Archive Vol. 2 (1980-1983) (16 songs, including live tracks, alternate versions and soundtrack contributions) and the Quick‘s 1976 Mercury debut Mondo Deco (the 10 original tracks as well as 11 bonus cuts) … Cinco No. 2: The Second Five LPs compiles, well, the second five LPs—1979’s Degüello, 1981’s El Loco, 1983’s Eliminator, 1985’s Afterburner and 1990’s Recycler—by Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers ZZ Top, out June 1 as a five-LP boxed set via Warner Bros. … The Alone With Chrissie Hynde DVD (Eagle Rock, May 25) lets you spend some quality time with Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer and Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde in Paris, London, New York, Nashville and her Akron, Ohio, hometown.