Jay Jay Pistolet releases EP details

Hampshire folkster Jay Jay Pistolet has posted details of his forthcoming EP on his myspace. Three out of four of the tracks were produced by Noah and the Whale’s Charlie Fink and the fourth by Johnny Flynn bassist Adam Beech.

The EP will be released on 17th November through Stiff Records, but copies will also be available ahead of the date on Laura Marling’s Night Terror tour on which Pistolet supports.

Legend over: Donovan to bow out in 2010

Fans of sixties folkie Donovan have been given advance warning to catch his live show while they can before he retires from performing in 2010. The veteran folk singer will undertake a farewell tour over 2009 and 2010 (precise dates have not yet been announced), with a new album ’Ritual Groove’ also expected at some point next year.

Jeff Lewis endorses Obama

Jeff Lewis has made an illustrated biography of Barack Obama. The anti-folk hero has created one of his sketchbook ‘films’ detailing the presidential candidate’s life and career.

Au Revoir Simone’s Bird of Music remixed, covered by Slow Club

A remixed version of New York keyboardists Au Revoir Simone’s debut LP The Bird of Music will be released on November 11th.

The new album, entitled Reverse Migration, features a cover of The Lucky One by For Folk’s Sake darlings Slow Club alongside remixes by Jean-Benoît Dunckel of Air and Keith Murray from We Are Scientists. It will be released by Au Revoir Simone’s own label: Our Secret Recording Company.

The Research are back! Album news and live dates

Casio keyboard-wielding Wakefield trio The Research are back with their second album and a UK tour after a lengthy hiatus.

After the success of their debut album Breaking Up, the band went on to record its follow-up, but were plagued with record label politics. Having split from EMI last year, they are back with new offering The Old Terminal. The album will be released on 27th October.