Monday Music News Sep10

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ORBITAL, aka electronica brothers Phil Hartnoll and Paul Hartnoll, are packing up their rather extensive cases of gear and are heading toward the West Coast of the U.S. and Canada for a series of September gigs in promotion of their newest album, Wonky. Their stops on this particular leg of touring will include Vancouver, BC (9.26), Seattle (9.27), and Portland OR (9.28) – East Coast tour dates are also expected to be announced soon.

FRANK TURNER is set to release a standout collection of… well, standards and rare tracks from across his career to date, with the CD set to be bundled with a special DVD that will include plenty of performance footage from his recent sold-out Wembley Arena show. Turner is also hopping across the pond for a U.S. tour this fall. The new collection, Last Minutes and Lost Evenings, will be in-stores on October 2.

POLICA, the dark-electronica artists from none other than Minnesota, have signed to a new label, and are doing a little housewarming by re-releasing their debut album, Give You the Ghost, which they dropped back in August of this year. The new version of the set will include a remixed version of Polica’s Dark Star EP, complete with guest collaborations from Exitmusic and Gardens and Villa, and Polica is currently supporting all of it with a series of North American tour dates.

PYXIS POINTS | Guitarist/keyboardist Robbie Guertin and bass player Tyler Sargent just said no, as they’ve respectively and officially left Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! | Former Smashing Pumpkin James Iha’s sophomore solo album, Look to the Sky, is in stores next week | Scottish alt-popsters Glasvegas are back in the studio working on what will be their third album | Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore is working with a trio of his musical pals in a new side project that he’s named Chelsea Light Moving | UK band Hundred Reasons have announced that they’re breaking up and will be performing their last few shows together as a band this November | and We Were Promised Jetpacks – who are not breaking up, as far as we know – are now touring in promotion of their latest album. – Kristi Kates