Monday Music News Sep23

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MARCUS MUMFORD, Jack White, The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy, Conor Oberst, Milk Carton Kids, and The Avett Brothers, among others, will headline a benefit show next week around the upcoming film Inside Llewyn Davis. Organized by uberproducer T Bone Burnett, the event, set for September 29 at Town Hall in NYC, will benefit the National Recording Preservation Foundation, which helps protect music and radio archives. Actor Oscar Isacc – who portrays the main character of Llewyn Davis in the film, which focuses on the life of a folk musician – will perform at the event as well.  The movie itself opens in theatres on December 6 – and it might be the last you hear of Mumford for at least a little while, as the band has just announced that they’ll be taking a short hiatus after a ridiculously busy summer of touring.

THE LUMINEERS have just dropped an interesting set, namely a special deluxe edition of their eponymous debut album, which got the “special” treatment from their label, Dualtone Records. The new version of the album will include several bonus tracks that fans will already recognize – several songs that the band plays live, but hadn’t yet put to tape when the first version of the album was released. The package also includes interviews with the band themselves, plus some nifty behind-the-scenes and performance footage.

KASABIAN’S Chris Karloff used to play guitar and keys for Leicester, England band Kasabian, but in 2006 he decided to strike out on his own, moved to New York City, and record what would be his debut album. Now otherwise known as Black Onassis, his new album hits stores this week, with guest vocalist appearances from The Cooper Temple Clause’s Ben Gautrey, M83’s Morgan Kibby, and The Duke Spirit’s Liela Moss.

PYXIS POINTS | Arctic Monkeys have nine dates already booked for their fall tour, which will kick off in Newcastle UK at the Metro Radio Arena on October 22 | Blondie is back on the road for their fall No Principles Tour, which is set to make stops in Nashville (9/30), Atlanta (10/1), and NYC (10/4) with special guest X along as opening act | The “bandmates” of Spinal Tap may be reuniting next year to mark the mock-rockumentary’s 30th anniversary | Kraftwerk are possibly returning for what would be album number nine, and have been road-testing new tracks while touring | Brooklyn band Little Daylight have just released their first EP, Tunnel Vision, which was recorded at a lake house in upstate New York | And Tears for Fears recently recorded a standout cover of Arcade Fire’s “Ready to Start” – you can take a listen over at Soundcloud.  – Kristi Kates