Sean: are you hinting that Tom is about to make an announcement?
Other than a Waits’ release, which would be golden, and in addition to some of those you mentioned (Cat Power, LCD and Nadine Shah, esp), personally I am eagerly anticipating:
Iron & Wine, David Rawlings, Ghostpoet and UNKLE in August.
Hiss Golden Messenger, Mogwai, Julie Doiron, the Clientele and Tricky in September.
For October, I am hearing about Kozelek with Ben Boye and Jim White.
So much (potentially) good stuff yet to come …