Monday Music News Oct21

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TIRED PONY, the “other” band project of Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody (along with Iain Archer, Scott McCaughey, Troy Stewart, R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Belle & Sebastian’s Richard Colburn, and producer Garret Jacknife Lee), just released their sophomore album last month (The Ghost of the Mountain), a set that shows off both Lightbody’s original Americana-music intentions as well as side influences from Euro-rock to ’80s pop. There aren’t a lot of structured tour dates set for the band as of yet, but they’ve been popping up at a range of venues from the Barbican Centre in London to NYC’s Housing Works Bookstore, so keep your (in the wise words of an old Snow Patrol song) “Eyes Open.”

JAKE BUGG’s second album, Shangri-La, is set for release on November 18, the follow-up to his hit eponymous debut set. The new collection is named after producer Rick Rubin’s Malibu, California recording studio, where Bugg recorded the album with Matt Sweeney on guitar and Pete Thomas on drums; Bugg commented that Rubin’s place feels like it’s separated from civilization, which presumably means he could better focus on writing songs like the album’s first single, “What Doesn’t Kill You.”

MAZZY STAR is the subject of more news this week, as they’ve announced a 14-date North American tour set to kick off next week. The tour, in support of their brand new album Seasons of Your Day (their first set in over 15 years), will include stops in Seattle WA (11.4), Los Angeles (11.7), Chicago (11.13), Montreal Canada (11.17), Boston (11.19), and at New  York City’s Terminal 5 (11.20.) Mazzy Star singer Hope Sandoval is still reportedly battling a bit of stage fright, but kudos to her for moving forward with the tour regardless, something Mazzy Star fans must certainly appreciate.

PYXIS POINTS | Jack White has been named Honorary Dean of the Fermatta Music Academy in Mexico City | Speaking of White, legendary country musician Loretta Lynn has told the press that she plans to call White in again to produce another album for her | Radiohead’s Colin greenwood recently put on his debut solo performance during a Paris Fashion Week show, in which he played bass guitar quite atmospherically as fashion models walked the runway | And Midlake have announced a short run of UK live shows for next February, which will include stops in Manchester (2.20 at The Ritz), Glasgow (2.22 at the O2), and Bristol (2.23 at Anson Rooms) – Kristi Kates