In The News: Black Keys, Ride, Black Mountain, Cate Le Bon, METZ, Chris Stamey, Stereo Total, Pelican And More

On June 28, the Black Keys return with ninth studio album Let’s Rock via Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch. A return of sorts to the more minimalist, guitar-based music of the duo’s past, the dozen-track LP will be supported by a massive North American tour kicking off September 21 in Las Vegas … Ride is back August 16 with This Is Not A Safe Place (Wichita) with a U.S. tour kicking off the same day in Detroit … Destroyer is the title of Black Mountain’s fifth album, out May 24 on Jagjaguwar … The same day, Cate Le Bon will also release her fifth LP, Reward, via Mexican Summer on May 24 … METZ’s Automat (Sub Pop, July 12) is a collection of non-LP singles, b-sides, and rarities from the Toronto rawkers … On July 19, Chuck Cleaver (Wussy, Ass Ponys) will release debut solo album Send Aid via the Shake It label … If you’re seeking New Songs For The 20th Century, Chris Stamey and Omnivore Recordings have you covered June 28, with help from the likes of Nels Cline, Bill Frisell, Branford Marsalis, Caitlin Cary and Marshall Crenshaw … Stereo Total returns July 12 with Ah! Quel Cinéma! (which translates roughly to “what a palaver,” which we still don’t understand anyway) via Tapete … Out today is Nighttime Stories (Southern Lord), Pelican‘s first album since 2013’s Forever Becoming … A decade in the making, the seventh Schramms‘ album, Omnidirectional, is out June 21 via Bar/None.