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Monday Music News 2014 1.6
ELBOW are set to drop a brand new album (working title All at Once) on March 3, with the collection serving as the follow-up to the band’s 2011 Mercury Music Prize nominated release, Build a Rocket Boys! To help promote the new Craig-Potter-produced set, which was recorded at the band’s own Blueprint Studio in Manchester, England, Elbow have already booked several UK dates, including stops in Glasgow (4.6), Manchester (4.9), Liverpool (4.12), and London (4.16 at the O2), and may also be making a headline appearance at next summer’s big Glastonbury festival event (see below!)

KINGS OF LEON are keeping busy promoting their newest studio album, Mechanical Bull, and have planned out a whole slate of live shows early in the new year to keep the Bull’s momentum rolling. Bringing along Gary Clark Jr. as their opening act, KOL will be kicking off the trek in Atlanta, Georgia on February 5, and will continue through NYC (2.14), Philly (2.19), Toronto, Ontario Canada (2.26), and Kansas City (3.5) before wrapping this first leg of the tour in Chicago, IL on March 8. That’s only the beginning, though – more shows (and plenty of ’em) are expected to be added through 2014.

GLASTONBURY is on its way back for 2014, the reward at the end of the winter if you can make it through the slog until June 25. The pyramid is revving up for the fest’s 35th year happening, which will run from the 25th through the 29th; the usual stages will be returning, as well as all of the vendors, foodstuffs, and assorted untidy gits (pick up after yourselves this year, campers!)  No definitive news on headliners yet, although rumors include Ed Sheeran, Fleetwood Mac, Beck, and the aforementioned Elbow.

PYXIS POINTS | Josh Tillman, aka Father John Misty, says he’s just about wrapped writing the next Father John Misty album, and has also composed the score for The History of Caves, a short film directed by his wife, Emma Tillman | Warpaint’s sophomore album, the eponymously-titled Warpaint, is now set for release on January 20 on Rough Trade Records – listen for first single “Love is to Die” soon on a media outlet near you | And the third Boston Calling Festival has been set for next year, with indie-rockers as-yet-unannounced prepping to take the stage at Boston’s City Hall Plaza May 24-25 2014.   – Kristi Kates