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News Round-Up – 4th May, 2018

Raphael Saadiq hinted earlier this year that his fifth solo album, a follow up to 2011’s Stone Rollin’ is almost ready. This week, Saadiq announced that he will be embarking on a tour, starting on the 29th of July at First Avenue in Minneapolis. The artist will also visit Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, to wrap the tour in Washington, DC on the 27th of July.

Death Cab for Cutie teased a new album earlier this week, which is set for a release this summer and will be supported by an extensive North American tour, commencing on the 24th of September in Eugene, Oregon and closing on 23rd of October in Orlando, Florida. The band’s previous album Kintsugi came out in 2015. 

Florence + The Machine announced that their new album, titled High As Hope, will be coming out on the 29th of June via Republic. The band has also released a new single, ‘Hunger,’ which was written by Florence Welch and described by her in the following way: “This song is about the ways we look for love in things that are perhaps not love, and how attempts to feel less alone can sometimes isolate us more.” The band’s previous album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, was released in 2015.

Dirty Projectors are also ready to release new music. Their next album, Lamp Lit Prose, is set to come out on the 13th of July via Domino. The band has been working with an impressive list of collaborations for their new record, including HAIM, Syd, Rostam, Empress Of, Amber Mark, Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold, and Dear Nora. Their previous record, Dirty Projectors, was released in 2017.

A new song titled ‘Break-Thru’ is available to listen now:

Guns N’ Roses announced that a reissue of their 1987 debut album, Appetite For Destruction, will be hitting the stores on the 29th of June via UMG. The reissue will include a vast collection of unreleased and remastered songs, while the Super Deluxe Edition will give fans an access to 49 previously unreleased tracks, B-sides and EPs, Blu-ray audio disc, previously unreleased Sound City Session, bonus tracks and videos, a hardcover book containing unseen photos from Axl Rose’s collection, posters, concert tickets and more.

The full description of the reissue can be found on Guns N’ Roses new website.

Revisit our 30th anniversary retrospective on Appetite For Destruction here!

A new app, which recognizes album covers, is called Record Player and was created by Patrick Weaver with Glitch. The app is being touted as “the Shazam of album covers,” and utilizes Google Cloud Vision API and Spotify API to match the album cover artwork with the album on Spotify. Record Player should be particularly useful for the record store and vinyl enthusiasts, who can try it by clicking here

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