Plus Lemonheads reissue, Ardent Records and our recommended release round-up
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These albums are all set for release next week (April 7):
The Breeders – Mountain Battles 4* – The Breeders return with only their fourth album in 18 years but Kim and Kelley Deal remain defiantly nonchalant – check out our review here, includes a Q&A with Kim Deal.
Lemonheads – It’s A Shame About Ray – Evan Dando’s deceptively sunny breakthrough, plus demos and DVD and Q&A
Various Artists: Thank You Friends: The Ardent Records Story – Sonic chronicle of the Memphis label that nurtured Big Star; plus Q&A with Jim Ardent, the label’s founder.
The Courteeners – St Jude – The Mancunian Candidates: tipped indie scallywags debut.
Plus here are FIVE of UNCUT’s recommended new releases from the past few weeks – check out these albums if you haven’t already:
R.E.M. – Accelerate – The band Return To Form? Michael Stipe and co. follow-up 2004’s disappointing Around The Sun — with a little help from U2’s Jacknife Lee. See our in-depth review here — and have your say.
Gnarls Barkley – The Odd Couple – The ‘Crazy’ duo return with a kaleidoscopic, funkadelic second album + Q&A with Danger Mouse.
The Rolling Stones – Shine A Light OST – With their Martin Scorsese directed live music film doc premiering in the UK next week, check out what the soundtrack has in store.
Beck – Odelay Deluxe Edition – 90s slack hop opus, remastered and extended with remixes, B-sides and two unreleased tracks has stood up to the test of time — Stephen Trousse revists Beck’s genius.
Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid – Guy Garvey and band return with great fourth album, featuring a duet with Richard Hawley too.
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