Matthew Sweet is releasing his first album in six years, a 17-song double album titled Tomorrow Forever, this week via his own Honeycomb Hideout label. The record features his longtime rhythm section of Paul Chastain and Ric Menck (both of Velvet Crush), as well as the Bangles' Debbi Peterson and a "keyboard cameo" from The Zombies' Rod Argent...
Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan and Bad Seeds/Grinderman's Jim Sclavunos, and no wave legend Lydia Lunch were added to the second benefit show for former Voidoids guitarist Ivan Julian (who's battling cancer). They join Thurston Moore & Lee Ranaldo, Matthew Sweet, Arto Lindsay, The Dictators and Vernon Reid & Burnt Sugar Arkestra.
Book-loving alt rock veteran Lloyd Cole will release his first new album in three years, Standards, on June 21. And though the title might lead you to believe that the album is another "aging rocker releases an album of Sinatra covers," fear not...
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