In The News: Paul Weller, Alejandro Escovedo, Thrice, Chills, Mudhoney, Alice In Chains, Magpie Salute, Tokyo Police Club, John Grant, Roy Montgomery And More

Paul Weller‘s True Meanings (Parlophone/Warner Bros) is his 26th studio album overall. And it’s brought to you by the number 14 (Sesame Street reference, kids): The 14-track LP is his 14th solo album and is out September 14. The Modfather, who turned 60 (not 14) in May, welcomes more guests to the party than ever before on True Meanings, including Noel Gallagher (Oasis), Rod Argent (Zombies), Martin Carthy, Danny Thompson, Little Barrie and Lucy Rose … Sticking with the “14” theme: The Crossing (Yep Roc, September 14) is a concept album by Alejandro Escovedo about two young immigrants working in a Texas restaurant and pursuing the American dream (insert your own Trump joke here); Thrice makes its Epitaph debut September 14 with Palms; and the ChillsSnow Bound is out September 14 via Fire …
Digital Garbage is MAGNET fave Mudhoney‘s 10th album in 30 years, and it’s out September 28 on Sub Pop … Fellow Singles soundtrack alum Alice In Chains is back August 24 with Rainier Fog (BMG) … Rich Robinson, former Black Crowes bandmates Marc Ford and Sven Pipien and three other Robinson regulars have formed the Magpie Salute, whose High Water I debut is out August 10 on Eagle Rock … Tokyo Police Club is back with TPC, out October 5 via Dine Alone … Frontperson is Kathryn Calder (New Pornographers) and Mark Andrew Hamilton (Woodpigeon), and their Frontrunner debut arrives courtesy of Oscar St. on September 21 … John Grant returns with Love Is Magic (Partisan/Bella Union), his first album in three years, on October 12 … Rhyme & Reason will issue Walter Salas-Humara‘s Walterio on August 10 … Roy Montgomery‘s Suffuse is out August 22 via Grapefruit … September 7 brings with it Kilonova, the Bloodshot debut from William Elliott Whitmore.