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News Roundup: Walkmen, PJ Harvey, No Age, Sons and Daughters

Walkmen near completion of new LP, PJ Harvey rejoins John Parish, No Age spell out Nouns, and Sons and Daughters tour.

New York’s own Walkmen are “really pumped” about their yet-to-be titled forthcoming LP, their first collection of original tunes since 2006’s A Hundred Miles Off, which the band will finish this month, frontman Hamilton Leithauser told new record will feature “a lot more instrumentation,” plus “like, abig Roy Orbison song” that has “strings and horn parts” and is “like,power rock.” Rad!

Exciting many staffers, PJ Harvey — on the heels of releasing White Chalk — will rekindle her musical relationship with John Parish, the songwriter and multi-instrumentalist behind the pair’s 1996 LP Dance Hall at Louse Point. According to a MySpace post, Harvey and Parish will wrap recording efforts this month on the yet untitled effort with collaborators Eric Drew Feldman, Autolux’s Carla Azar, and Giovanni Ferrario, and drop the LP later this year. [Via Pitchfork]

Los Angeles-based punk force No Age will churn out a litany of persons, places, and things May 6 with Nouns,the title of their proper debut LP arriving courtesy of new label homeSub Pop. But while you wait for the set, be sure to catch No Age’sraucous live performance as the duo crosses the nation opening for Liars. [Via Pitchfork]

Sons and Daughters, the Glaswegian outfit preparing to drop The Gift,their sophomore LP slated to arrive stateside Jan. 29 via Domino, haveunveiled a string of U.S. gigs set to kick off in Austin, TX March 12,during, you guess it — SXSW; sheesh, its lineup just gets better and better.

Sons and Daughters tour dates:

3/12, Austin, TX (Antone’s/Domino SXSW Showcase)
3/17, Atlanta, GA (The Earl)
3/18, Carrboro, NC (Cat’s Cradle)
3/19, Washington, DC (Rock and Roll Hotel)
3/21, Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg)
3/22, New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)
3/23, Philadelphia, PA (Johnny Brenda’s)
3/24, Cambridge, MA (Middle East/Downstairs)
3/25, Montreal, QC (La Sala Rossa)
3/26, Toronto, ON (Lee’s Palace)
3/28, Chicago, IL (Double Door)
3/29, Minneapolis, MN (Varsity Theatre)
3/31, Denver, CO (Hi Dive)
4/1, Salt Lake City, UT (Urban Lounge)
4/3, Seattle, WA (Neumo’s)
4/4, Vancouver, BC (Richard’s on Richards)
4/5, Portland, OR (Doug Fir Lounge)
4/7, San Francisco, CA (Great American Music Hall)

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