The new label Propeller Sound Recordings next month will release a 23-song compilation of rare and obscure early material from jangle-pop progenitors The dB’s.
R.E.M. will continue its deluxe album reissue series this fall with an expanded 25th anniversary edition of New Adventures in Hi-Fi, the record the band made while touring 1995’s Monster and the final LP recorded before co-founder Bill Berry left the band. Full details and tracklists right here.
Cherry Red Records this summer will release a new nine-disc deluxe box set compiling the five albums Aztec Camera released on WEA between 1984 and 1995 as well as four discs of singles, B-sides, live material, remixes and vinyl-only rarities. Full details and tracklist right here.
His tour scrapped by COVID-19, Paul Weller spent lockdown working on his 16th solo album, and will release the results — the 11-track Fat Pop (Volume 1) — in May, less than a year after the arrival of his last full-length record, last summer’s On Sunset. Check out the first single, “Cosmic Fringes,” right here.
Manchester stalwarts James will return with their 16th studio album — and first in three years — this June with the release of All the Colours of You, an 11-track set that was partially recorded before COVID-19, but which features a title track inspired by the pandemic’s lockdowns and the concurrent racial justice movement.
New Order this May will release a new live album — the band’s fifth in the last decade — that was recorded at London’s Alexandra Palace in what was their only U.K. live show of 2018, a career-spanning set that included performances of several Joy Division songs. Full details including tracklist right here.