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September 1, 2008

This Week's Interesting Music Releases (September 2nd, 2008)

KCRW's Sounds Eclectic: The Next One collects in-studio performances from the station's Morning Becomes Eclectic program, and offers a diverse range of artists (from Oliver Future to the Shins). Co-produced by Morning Becomes Eclectic host Nic Harcourt (one of the inspirations behind Largehearted Boy), the disc serves as a fundraiser for the station. I cannot recommend KCRW's Sounds Eclectic: The Next One enough, it is quality music that supports a great cause.

The compilation's track list:

1. ‘Falling Slowly’ - The Swell Season
2. ‘Heart it Races’ - Architecture in Helsinki
3. ‘Australia’ - The Shins
4. ‘Until You Leave’ - Stoney
5. ‘You’re A Wolf’ - Sea Wolf
6. ‘Home’ - Great Northern
7. ‘I Summon You’ - Spoon
8. ‘Fruit Machine’ - Ting Tings
9. ‘What’s a Girl to Do’ - Bat for Lashes
10. ‘Stranger Than the Stranger’ - Oliver Future
11. ‘Time Bomb’ - Goldspot
12. ‘Life is Still Beautiful’ - The Orange Lights

For a holiday weekend in the US, the music release list is pretty hefty. Of the remaining new releases I can definitely recommend Apollo Sunshine's Shall Noise Upon (out on CD this week), Birdmonster's sophomore effort From the Mountain to the Sea, Giant Sand's ProVISIONS, Sonya Kitchell's This Storm, and TK Webb & the Visions: Ancestor.

I haven't heard Southside Johny & La Bamba's Big Band's, Grapefruit Moon: The Songs Of Tom Waits, but it looks like one of the year's most promising covers albums.

The highlight of the week's remasters are five Radiohead import limited edition vinyl reissues: Amnesiac, The Bends, Hail to the Thief, OK Computer, and Pablo Honey.

Dean & Britta's L'Avventura is also reissued this week with bonus tracks.

What new music releases can you recommend this week?

This week's interesting CD releases:

Amie Moriello: I Came Around
Apollo Sunshine: Shall Noise Upon
Beach Boys: Pet Sounds (reissue) [vinyl]
Beegie Adair: Yesterday: A Solo Piano Tribute to the Music of the Beatles
Birdmonster: From the Mountain to the Sea
Birdmonster: From the Mountain to the Sea [vinyl]
Bjork: Wanderlust Deluxe Single Set (3-disc box set)
Brian Wilson: That Lucky Old Sun
Brian Wilson: That Lucky Old Sun (limited edition with DVD)
Broadfield Marchers: The Inevitable Continuing
Broken Social Scene Presents... Brendan Canning: Something for All of Us... [vinyl]
Bruce Robison: The New World
Candlebox: Alive in Seattle
Chemical Brothers: Brotherhood
Coldplay: Parachutes (limited edition reissue) [vinyl]
Coldplay: A Rush of Blood to the Head (limited edition reissue) [vinyl]
Coldplay: X&Y (limited edition reissue) [vinyl]
Cracker: Countrysides (reissue)
Crosby, Stills, & Nash: Allies (reissue)
Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip: Angles
De La Soul: De La Soul Is Dead/Art Official Intelligence (reissue)
Dean & Britta: L'Avventura (reissue)
Ellen Allien: Elphine: Trop Pierece Mix [vinyl]
Elvin Bishop: The Blues Rolls On
The Faint: The Geeks Were Right EP [vinyl]
Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes (import with bonus EP)
Giant Sand: ProVISIONS
Greater Than One: All The Masters Licked Me
Jaguares: 45
Jazzanova & Mr. Scruff: Southport Weekender, vol. 7
Jefferson Airplane: At the Family Dog Ballroom (reissue)
Jefferson Starship: Jefferson's Tree of Liberty
Lackthereof: Your Anchor [vinyl]
Laura Marling: Alas I Cannot Swim (with bonus live CD) [vinyl]
Lila Downs: Shake Away
Little Teeth: Child Bearing Man
moe.: Dr. Stan's Prescription, Vol. 1
My Morning Jacket: It Still Moves (with bonus CD) [vinyl]
My Morning Jacket: Z (with bonus CD) [vinyl]
New Kids on the Block: The Block
Nightmares on Wax: Thought So...
Nightmares on Wax: Thought So... [vinyl]
Odetta: Odetta Sings Dylan
A Perfect Circle: Mer de Noms [vinyl]
Porcupine Tree: Stars Die: The Delerium Years '91-97 (remastered)
Ra Ra Riot: The Rhumb Line [vinyl]
Radiohead: Amnesiac (limited edition reissue) [vinyl]
Radiohead: The Bends (limited edition reissue) [vinyl]
Radiohead: Hail to the Thief (limited edition reissue) [vinyl]
Radiohead: OK Computer (limited edition reissue) [vinyl]
Radiohead: Pablo Honey (limited edition reissue) [vinyl]
Rainbow Arabia: The Basta EP
Ramones: Ramones/Rocket to Russia (reissue)
REM: Document (limited edition reissue) [vinyl]
The Residents: The Bunny Boy
Rodney Crowell: Sex and Gasoline
The Script: The Script
Shackleton: Shackleton Remixes
Shugo Tokumaru: Exit
Smithereens: B-Sides the Beatles
Sonya Kitchell: This Storm
Southside Johnny & La Bamba's Big Band: Grapefruit Moon: The Songs Of Tom Waits
Stooges: Stooges/Funhouse (reissue)
Teenage Jesus and the Jerks: Beirut Slump / Shut Up & Bleed
Terrence Howard: Shine Through It
TK Webb & the Visions: Ancestor
TK Webb & the Visions: Ancestor [vinyl]
Underoath: Lost in the Sound of Separation
Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: Acoustic Arabia
Various Artists: Bones (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Big Sweet Life - The Songs of Jon Dee Graham (with DVD)
Various Artists: Calypsoul 70: Caribbean Soul
Various Artists: Henry Poole Is Here (soundtrack)
Various Artists: KCRW's Sounds Eclectic: The Next One
Various Artists: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band: A Tribute to the Beatles
Various Artists: A Tribute To Keith Whitley
Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby: Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby
Young Jeezy: The Recession

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous CD & DVD release lists
Try It Before You Buy It (music from this week's CD releases)


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