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The 77s | Drowning With Land In Sight | Lo-Fidelity Records | Kickstarter

The 77’s are launching a kickstarter in March 2017 for a “remastered ~ redeemed “Drowning With Land In Sight” on expanded CD and deluxe Vinyl.” The 77’s will also announce a 2 week tour for April 1 -14, 2017.

Lastly ~ we’re announcing here first that this March, we will be launching a Kickstarter to reissue a restored ~ remastered ~ redeemed “Drowning With Land In Sight” on expanded CD and deluxe Vinyl.  We’re also pleased to announce that the 77s will mount a two week tour in support of both “Pray Naked” and “Drowning With Land In Sight”…

Michael Roe, Mark Harmon, Bruce Spencer and David Leonhardt will return to the road from Saturday April 1st through Friday April 14th.  This will be a one-time-only tour, and the band will play the “best” of both albums.  Please watch www.77s.com/concerts.html for official tour dates and where to buy tickets.

See www.lo-fidelity.com

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25 Albums (and 1 Reissue) I’m Looking Forward to Hearing in 2017 | Opus

Over at Opus.fm there are 25 albums to watch for in 2017. I will check out the Tears for Fears, Ester Drang, U2, The Violet Burning and Eric Matthews.

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Ester Drang – TBA
The Oklahoma-based shoegaze rock band landed a dream gig opening for Echo and the Bunnymen on their recent North American tour. Following the tour, Ester Drang announced they have “some great plans for 2017” — which hopefully includes new music.

Tears For Fears – TBA (Warner Bros.)
Yes, that Tears For Fears. No details are currently known about the band’s upcoming album, which will be their first studio recording since 2004’s Everybody Loves a Happy Ending.

U2 – Songs of Experience (Island)

Everyone dogged on Bono and the boys when U2’s Songs of Innocence appeared on their iPhones. That brouhaha overlooked the fact that Songs of Innocence contained some of U2’s best music in a long time. How will the long-awaited follow-up compare?IIn addition to releasing Songs of Experience, U2 will also be playing some “very, very special shows” to celebrate The Joshua Tree, which turns 30 next year.

The Violet Burning – TBA

Back in 2011, The Violet Burning released The Story of Our Lives, a massive three-disc concept album that one critic called the band’s “most ambitious and hardest hitting record to date.” Since then, they’ve been working on not one but two albums planned for 2017, including an album of psalms and worship songs that Pritzl describes as similar to Strength (arguably The Violet Burning’s most beloved album).

Eric Matthews – Too Much World (Lo-Fidelity Records)
Champer-pop maestro Eric Matthews released the “Exactly Like Them” single back in November as a precursor to Too Much World, his first solo album since 2008’s The Imagination Stage. Too Much World will be released by Lo-Fidelity Records, which reissued Matthews’ stunning debut, It’s Heavy in Here, back in 2015. Release Date: February

Source: 25 Albums (and 1 Reissue) I’m Looking Forward to Hearing in 2017 – Opus