Bush, Jon Spencer, Liz Phair Working On New LPs

Singer Gavin Rossdale has been spending the past few months writing songs for the next Bush album and will start recording this Spring.

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is now in a New York recording studio working on a follow-up to "Now I Got Worry," which is slated for a September release. Asked about its sound, Spencer's spokesman hinted that Spencer had "Got the punk out of his system" with the last album. The band will work with a few producers, including the Dust Brothers and Andre Williams, a Motown artist from the '50's.

Liz Phair, meanwhile, is mixing her new album, which is due in June, and the Scottish band Belle And Sebastian, who released the acclaimed indie album, "If You're Feeling Sinister" last year, will be back on July 21 with their first major label effort.

DJ Shadow is in the studio with James La Valle working on their "Unkle" project, which is due in September, and Money Mark, who is working in the studio with the Beastie Boys, will put out his

second solo album in May called "Push The Button."

Lastly, Imperial Teen is finishing up its second outing called "What Is Not To Love," set for a July release.