In The News: Paul McCartney, The Dig, Dirty Projectors, Villagers, Mirah, Gillian Welch, Circles Around The Sun, Salim Nourallah, Boz Scaggs And More

Roll up for the Magical Mystery Tour—step right this way. Paul McCartney is set to take you away on a musical journey that kicks off September 7 at Egypt Station. The Capitol Records-sponsored jaunt includes 14 brand-new stops, including exotic locales such as “I Don’t Know,” “Come On To Me,” “Happy With You,” “People Want Peace” and “Despite Repeated Warnings,” bookended by “Station I” and “Station II.” Greg Kurstin (Adele, Beck, Foo Fighters, et al) oversaw the production of McCartney’s first guided tour in five years, providing everything you need to have your satisfaction guaranteed. Consider this your invitation to make a reservation … If you bought the Dig‘s Moonlight Baby EP last month, you already have half of the band’s new album; Moonlight Baby will be combined with the forthcoming Afternoon With Caroline EP on October 19 as El Dig: A Year Of Music (or maybe just as Moonlight Baby / Afternoon With Caroline; it’s confusing) and released via Roll Call … Lamp Lit Prose is the eighth album from Dirty Projectors, and it will see a July 13 release on Domino … Go folk yourself with the new Villagers LP, The Art Of Pretending To Swim, out September 21, also on Domino … Understanding is Mirah‘s sixth solo album, out September 7 via Absolute Magnitude … The great Gillian Welch is celebrating the 15th anniversary of her Soul Journey with an audiophile-quality-vinyl reissue of the 2003 album, marking the first time the record is available as, uh, a record … Circles Around The Sun is guitarist Neal Casal (Ryan Adams, Beachwood Sparks, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Hard Working Americans), keyboardist Adam MacDougall (CRB, Black Crowes), bassist Dan Horne (Allah-Las, Cass McCombs, Jonathan Wilson) and drummer Mark Levy (Phil Lesh & Friends, Congress); the supergroup will release sophomore double album Let It Wander on August 17 via Rhino … Also seeing double is Salim Nourallah (Old 97’s, Damnwells, Rhett Miller, Deathray Davies), whose 21-track Somewhere South Of Sane is out September 28 on Palo Santo … Who’s the boz, you ask—well, it’s Boz Scaggs, of course, whose 19th solo album (by our count) Out Of The Blues is out July 27 on Concord … King Of The Road: A Tribute To Roger Miller (BMG, August 31) is, well, a tribute to legendary singer/songwriter Roger Miller, most popular for his song “King Of The Road”; the two-CD set features the likes of Ringo Starr, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, John Goodman,  Lyle Lovett, Dwight Yoakam and Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson & Merle Haggard tackling the Miller songbook. (Fun fact: Like Miller, all those listed above have had careers in both music and acting.)