Music News 3.22.17

Record Store Day Announces Full List of Releases

Record Store Day is around the corner, April 22nd in fact, and the full list of releases has been announced. Highlights this year include a Smiths 7” featuring two previously unreleased recordings of old songs, singles and collections from Prince and David Bowie, a live EP from Animal Collective, a live full album from The Flaming Lips, reissues of the Cure’s greatest hits (and its acoustic twin) both featuring double-LP picture discs, and alternate version of Fleetwood Mac’s Mirage, Drive-By Truckers Electric Lady Sessions, a reissue of the Space Jam soundtrack, George Carlin’s famous Grammy-winning comedy album Jammin’ in New York, and new singles from the War on Drugs and The The. You can put all of your Record Store Day purchases in the exclusive Run the Jewels RSD tote bag made specifically for your vinyl haul. Check out the full list here.


Laura Mvula Dropped From Her Label Via Email

After five years with the Sony subsidiary RCA Victor, Laura Mvula has been dropped from the label, a bit of news that the artist had to read about in an email. To add to the disrespect, Mvula’s former manager was told her contract would not be renewed in a face-to-face meeting with the label back in January. Mvula was not privy to the information. Already onto the next project, Laura Mvula has spent the last year or so marrying soul and Shakespeare, composing the score to a new production of Antony and Cleopatra, staged by the Royal Shakespeare company, a feat, Mvula says, is a dream come true. As for her journey finding a new label, she says, “Let what I do be in better hands. Let me better understood and taken care of.”

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