Nonesuch to release k.d. lang's new album
After more than 15 years on Warner Bros. Records, k.d. lang has switched to corporate sibling Nonesuch Records. Her first release for Nonesuch will be Hymns of the 49th Parallel, out July 27. On the album, lang covers songs by fellow Canadians such as Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Jane Siberry, and label mate Joni Mitchell. Boutique label Nonesuch, which will also release Brian Wilson's Smile in September, had been aligned with Atlantic Records. It switched to Warner Bros. in April as part of the restructuring of their Warner Music Group parent under new heads Edgar Bronfman Jr. and Lyor Cohen. Other Nonesuch acts include David Byrne, Emmylou Harris, Randy Newman, Wilco, and the Magnetic Fields.