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Album News Weekly: Thursday, 8 November, 2012

This week we have various releases coming your way, with artists like Into The Woods, Rihanna, The Seekers, Petra Haden, Teen Mom and Jonny Telafone. Keep an eye out every week for more exciting release updates right here!

RIHANNA

Worldwide superstar Rihanna is back again with her seventh studio album Unapologetic due out Monday, November 19th, and is taking the world by storm with her latest record breaking single "Diamonds".

BEN HOWARD

Ben Howard is releaseing a brand new EP of material, called the Burgh Island EP, out 10th Decemeber, via Island Records.

TEEN MOM

Washington, DC-based trio Chris Kelly, Sean Dalby, and Tom MacWright of Teen Mom are preparing their new debut vinyl release Analog Edition of Mean Tom, available November 27th.

ACTION BRONSON

VICE Records artist Action Bronson is releasing his latest album Rare Chandeliers produced by hit producer Alchemist, on the 15th November via Noisey.com. Check out the amazing album cover art above!!

THE SEEKERS

Australia’s legendary and iconic band, The Seekers are celebrating their 50th Anniversary with the release of The Golden Jubilee Album, set to be out Friday, 16th November.
December 3rd, 2012, will mark 50 years to the day the group sang together as a group.

JOE PUG

Singer/ Songwriter Joe Pug is returning to Australia this November with the release of his new album The Great Despiser on Friday, November 16 a week ahead of the commencement of his third Australian Tour.

ANGE TAKATS

Folk singer Ange Takats is releasing her album ARVA which is full of swinging tunes of harmonies, this 4th February 2013.

ABBE MAY

Abbe May is coming out with her fourthcoming album Kiss My Apocalypse due out, April 2013.

RICHARD LOCKWOOD

In the Doorway of the Dawn – The Chronicles Of A Song, Volumes 1&2, 1972-2012 is the solo compilation album that showcases unheard songwriting from the talented Richard Lockwood. The two disc record is due out November 9, 2012.

PETRA HADEN

The wondrous new album Petra Goes To The Movies from Petra Haden is due for release January 25th, 2013. The album features a capella versions of songs from films such as Rebel Without A Cause, Taxi Driver, Superman etc.

TWELVE FOOT NINJA

Heavy genre benders Twelve Foot Ninja, are stepping up yet again with the official release of their debut album Silent Machine. The album is available now via Volkanik Music/MGM.

INTO THE WOODS

Melbourne five-piece Into The Woods are set to release their debut album Goldentone on November 12th.

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

WaterTower Music and Decca Records have announced the release of a 2 CD special edition, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on December 7th. The Soundtrack features original music by Academy Award winner Howard Shore, and also an original song performed by Neil Finn.

JONNY TELAFONE

Melbourne-based Jonny Telafone together with Chapter Music are proud to present a self-titled vinyl EP accompanied by a 20 track CD Jonny Telafone, out November 16th.

MULTICULTURAL ARTS VICTORIA

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) is proud to present the launch of the seventh edition of their annual compilation album Visible, that is the product of the Visible Mentoring Program. It showcases the sounds of multicultural Melbourne, and it recreates the golden age of the 1960’s Ethiopian funk and soul. To be out on shelves soon!!

HOLLERADO

Canada’s own Hollerado have just announced the release of their second full-length album, titled White Paint, scheduled to be out February 2013.

SOCIAL STUDIES

There has been some early praise for musical group Social Studies releasing their LP Developer on November 13th, via Antenna Farm Records, at Paste Magazine. Check out their track "Away For The Weekend" below now!

THE BAMBOOS

Melbourne funk and soul group The Bamboos are set to follow their acclaimed fifth release Medicine Man with a four track EP, Live at the Metro. The EP is currently available as a free download via the band’s Facebook page and it is out now!