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Monday Music News 2014 7.7
ADAM LEVINE has added actor to his other careers as Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice coach, with his role in the Mark Ruffalo/Keira Knightly movie Begin Again, the second musical from Once director John Carney (if you haven’t seen it yet, run, don’t walk – it’s a standout.)  And Levine’s own label 222 Records has teamed up with Interscope Records to release the film’s soundtrack, which  includes songs written by the likes of Glen Hansard, Rick Nowels, and Carney himself. Trust us when we say the album is also a great accompaniment to early autumn with its pensive, folk-pop sonics.

SQUEEZE singer/guitarist Glenn Tilbrook kicked off a schedule of autumn solo tour dates in late September to promote his latest solo effort, and he’s still going strong, playing his new tunes as well as plenty of classic Squeeze tracks.  His trek is slated to continue through Kansas City (10.13 at The Record Bar), Chicago (10.15), Pittsburgh PA (10.19) and NYC (10.25) before heading back to the UK, where he’ll play London (10.29), Norwich (10.30), and Eastbourne (10.31) as warm-ups for his AT Odds Couple Tour with Squeeze bandmate Chris Difford, which starts November 2 in Cambridge, England…

CARDIGANS singer Nina Persson is on the road this month, too, with a short trek aimed at promoting her new solo album, Animal Heart. Persson’s dates will include stops in NYC (10.15 at Webster Hall), Los Angeles (10.17 at Filter), and San Diego (10.19 at The Casbah.) Don’t worry, though, fans – her solo work doesn’t mean the demise of either The Cardigans or A Camp, as both bands are still going strong…

PYXIS POINTS | TV on the Radio’s new album, Seeds, is set for release on November 18, with single “Happy Idiot'” prefacing the set | New Order have signed a deal with Mute Records for their next album | New Orleans is welcoming the latest edition of their Voodoo Music and Arts Experience this fall, with performances from Arctic Monkeys, Manchester Orchestra, and Pretty Lights | And Bastille embarked on their “Last Stand” North American tour last week, with shows planned for Toronto (10.15), Chicago (10.21), and Houston, TX (11.7.)  – Kristi Kates