New Justin Townes Earle - January

New Justin Townes Earle - January

ConsequenceofSound.net reports: "Alt country songwriter Justin Townes Earle released his fifth album, Single Mothers, to warm reviews just last month. Now, he’s revealed that its companion record, Absent Fathers, due for release on January 15th via Vagrant Records . Originally intended to be part of a double album with Single Mothers, Absent Fathers began to take on a life of its own as Earle sequenced the records. Though its identity may be separate, the 10-track effort will continue down the personal path laid out by its companion piece."

Neil Young Vinyl Reissues Confirmed

Neil Young Vinyl Reissues Confirmed

Uncut reports: "Neil Young's delayed vinyl reissue of Time Fades Away has finally been confirmed for release.  It will form part of Young's Official Release Series Discs 5 - 8, which also includes remastered vinyl reissues of On The Beach, Tonight's The Night and Zuma.  The set is now scheduled for release on Record Store Day's Black Friday, on November 28, limited to 3,500 copies. T-shirts of On The Beach, Time Fades Away and Zuma are also due for release."

Bloodshot Celebrates 20 Years With Covers Album

Bloodshot Celebrates 20 Years With Covers Album

ConsequenceofSound reports: "Over the last two decades, Chicago’s Bloodshot Records has released several important records in the modern alt-county canon. That includes Ryan Adams’ Heartbreaker, Neko Case’s Blacklisted, and Justin Townes Earles’ Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now. Now, to celebrate its 20th anniversary, the label has put together a star-studded covers album."

Dead Young Records to Curate Leeds Americana Festival Next Month

Dead Young Records to Curate Leeds Americana Festival Next Month

Leeds Music Scene reports: "Dead Young Records presents the very first High & Lonesome festival, which looks to celebrate the influence of Americana in modern music. To be held on Saturday 22nd November 2014, the festival will incorporate three of Leeds' finest independent venues; Holy Trinity Church, The Belgrave Music Hall & Oporto at it's heart. Organiser Harry Ridgway explained "We initially conceived of High & Lonesome as a celebration of Americana music, however, the idea has grown to include sincere & emotionally resonant music still touching on the genre, but reaching further out into it's modern influences on acoustic, folk, alt-country & pop.""


Mumfords Back in Studio with James Ford

Mumfords Back in Studio with James Ford

plus news of Elvis Costello collaboration

Sorry 50% of readers, the Mumfords hiatus may be over!  NME reports: "Mumford and Sons are currently in the studio with Arctic Monkeys and Haim producer James Ford, it has been revealed.  A source close to the band commented of the sessions: "It’s very early days yet, but the sessions have been going well". The band released their last album 'Babel' in 2012 and were thought to currently be on hiatus. It is not known if the new sessions are for a third album."

Neil Young

Neil Young "Impeach Obama for Fracking"

Uncut reports: "Neil Young has called for US President Barack Obama to be impeached because of his involvement with fracking.  Young made the comments last night (October 14) on American talk show The Colbert Report, writes Rolling Stone. "I think we should impeach him for fracking," said Young when asked by host Stephen Colbert if he thought Obama should be impeached over Iraq. "It's not in the interest of the American people... I am part of the free world, and he is the leader of the free world!""

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