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The Church releasing new album ‘Further/Deeper’ next month — stream ‘Pride Before a Fall’

The Church releasing new album ‘Further/Deeper’ next month — stream ‘Pride Before a Fall’

The Church will release what it’s billing as its 25th studio album next month, a collection of new material that’s been christened Further/Deeper and which marks the long-running Australian rockers’ first record without guitarist Marty Willson-Piper, who was “not available” and has been replaced by Powderfinger’s Ian Haug.

Robyn Hitchcock, The Church’s Steve Kilbey team up for short Australian tour

Robyn Hitchcock, The Church’s Steve Kilbey team up for short Australian tour

“Armed only with their guitars,” Robyn Hitchcock and The Church’s Steve Kilbey are pairing up for a short run of Australian dates — just four have been announced — this April and May during which promoters promise “an unforgettable evening of whimsical lyricism and psychedelic nursery rhymes.”

Steve Kilbey reuniting with ex-Church drummer Richard Ploog on Australian tour

Steve Kilbey reuniting with ex-Church drummer Richard Ploog on Australian tour

The Church’s Steve Kilbey will perform with former bandmate Richard Ploog for the first time in nearly 25 years next month when the drummer — who left after 1990’s Gold Afternoon Fix — joins Kilbey and Mark Gable of The Choirboys for a “one-off special tour” called “Discover Australia: A Stumble Through Australian Pop History.”

Steve Kilbey releases 3-hour film documenting 1991 U.S. tour with Grant McLennan

Steve Kilbey releases 3-hour film documenting 1991 U.S. tour with Grant McLennan

The Church’s Steve Kilbey dropped a New Year’s surprise for fans, releasing a nearly 3-hour documentary that features performances, interviews and “general horsing around” that he filmed during the short 1991 U.S. tour by Jack Frost, his group with Grant McLennan of The Go-Betweens.

The Church moves on without Marty Willson-Piper: ‘This step was not taken lightly’

The Church moves on without Marty Willson-Piper: ‘This step was not taken lightly’

The Church has begun work on its 21st album, but the band is proceeding without founding guitarist Marty Willson-Piper, frontman Steve Kilbey announced this week in a statement that first suggests Willson-Piper simply can’t make the sessions for the new record, then implies he’s out of the band for good.

The Church’s Steve Kilbey, Greg Dulli of Afghan Whigs double up in L.A. (Setlist, Video)

The Church’s Steve Kilbey, Greg Dulli of Afghan Whigs double up in L.A. (Setlist, Video)

Steve Kilbey of The Church and The Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli — who have been writing new music together over the past year — made their live debut together Wednesday night with an intimate show in Los Angeles, where they performed selections from each other’s projects and premiered at least one new song,

The Church’s Steve Kilbey and Greg Dulli of Afghan Whigs add San Francisco concert

The Church’s Steve Kilbey and Greg Dulli of Afghan Whigs add San Francisco concert

It’s hardly a tour or anything, but Steve Kilbey of The Church and The Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli — who have been writing new music together over the past year — have now added a second performance together this fall, a show in San Francisco that comes two days after their sold-out Los Angeles gig.

The Church’s Steve Kilbey and Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs to play together in L.A.

The Church’s Steve Kilbey and Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs to play together in L.A.

After working on songs together off and on for the past few months, Steve Kilbey of The Church and The Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli will go public with their new collaboration this October when the duo plays a show in Los Angeles that will feature new music as well as “a wide selection of songs encompassing both of their careers.”

The Church plays ‘Starfish,’ ‘Priest=Aura,’ ‘Untitled #23’ on new live triple DVD set

The Church plays ‘Starfish,’ ‘Priest=Aura,’ ‘Untitled #23’ on new live triple DVD set

Fans of The Church who missed the Australian rockers’ recent “Future Past Perfect” tour — on which the band played 1988′s Starfish, 1992′s Priest=Aura and 2009’s Untitled #23 in their entireties — can now witness the group’s full performance of those record in Syndey in 2011 via a new three-disc DVD package.

The Church to release Steve Kilbey-filmed documentary of ‘Gold Afternoon Fix’ tour

The Church to release Steve Kilbey-filmed documentary of ‘Gold Afternoon Fix’ tour

The Church next week will release “Long Distance Century Buzzes and Fades,” a 23-years-in-the-making documentary of the band’s 1990 world tour in support of Gold Afternoon Fix that frontman Steve Kilbey assembled from more than 13 hours of raw footage he filmed with a then-new Super 8 camera.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Kevin Seal puts The Church under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1988

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Kevin Seal puts The Church under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1988

For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we revisit this “120 X-Ray” segment from 1988, which finds Kevin Seal once again the victim of cheesy visual effects as he digs into the story of The Church circa Starfish, with interviews from Peter Koppes and Marty Willson-Piper.

The Church’s Steve Kilbey writing songs with Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs

The Church’s Steve Kilbey writing songs with Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs

While neither side has officially announced anything, it appears that Steve Kilbey of The Church and The Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli may have begun work in Australia on the new musical project that Kilbey first hinted at last July after he jumped on stage with the reunited Whigs in Sydney to help perform “One Day.”

Video: The Church performs ‘Untitled #23’ album in full — preview of upcoming DVD

Video: The Church performs ‘Untitled #23’ album in full — preview of upcoming DVD

The Church next year will release a live DVD capturing the band’s performance of three full albums — 1988′s ‘Starfish,’ 1992′s ‘Priest=Aura’ and 2009’s ‘Untitled #23’ — last December in Sydney, and is previewing the upcoming release by streaming each of the sets via Moshcam.com.

Simple Minds to release ‘Celebrate’ best-of in March, embark on 28-date U.K. tour

Simple Minds to release ‘Celebrate’ best-of in March, embark on 28-date U.K. tour

After focusing much of this year on performing cuts from the band’s first five albums, Simple Minds next March will release a new best-of collection — featuring two new songs —and then embark on a huge, 28-date greatest-hits tour of the U.K. featuring a career-spanning, two-set show with no opening acts.