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October 20, 2008

This Week's Interesting Music Releases (October 21st, 2008)

Of Montreal's Skeletal Lamping is out tomorrow in a dizzying array of formats (including t-shirts and totebags).

What the week lacks in star power it makes up in quality releases. From what has already crossed my path, I can strongly recommend +/-'s Xs on Your Eyes, The Dears' Missiles, Herman Düne's Next Year in Zion, Parts & Labor's Receivers, Pit Er Pat's High Time , Sebastian Grainger's Sebastien Grainger and the Mountains, The Whispertown 2000's Swim, and especially White Hinterland's Luniculaire EP.

Cellist Erik Friedlander may have the most interesting album of the week. Indie rock fans might know Friedlander from his work on the past several Mountain Goats albums Broken Arm, features Friedlander's innovative bow-less playing (in the style of Oscar Pettiford).

A couple of Swervedriver remastered discs are out this week, the imports Ejector Seat Reservation and Raise. The vinyl reissue of PJ Harvey's To Bring You My Love is high on my shopping list.

Two classic rock box sets that might make great holiday presents are the 12-disc The Doors: Perception and the 13-disc Genesis: 1970-1975

Any recommendations from the week's music release list?

This week's interesting CD releases:

+ / - (Plus/Minus): Xs on Your Eyes
AC/DC: Black Ice (Wal-Mart exclusive)
An Albatross: The An Albatross Family Album
Anni Rossi: Afton
Beach House: Used To Be (single)
Bloc Party: Talons (import single)
Bombay Dub Orchestra: 3 Cities
Boy Eats Drum Machine: Booomboxxx
Brett Dennen: Hope for the Hopeless (vinyl)
Brian Eno & Robert Fripp: Evening Star (reissue)
Brian Eno & Robert Fripp: No Pussyfooting (2-CD reissue)
Brother JT3: Jelly Roll Gospel (vinyl)
Cornelius: Sensuous/Sensurround
Daniel Johnston: Fear Yourself
Danielson: Our Givest (Remix) (vinyl)
Davis Coen: Blues Lights for Yours and Mine
Dead Trees: King of Rosa
The Dears: Missiles (vinyl)
Dears: Money Babies (import single)
Deep Vibration: Vera Cruz EP
The Doors: Perception (remastered 12-disc box set)
El Guincho: Alegranza! (vinyl)
Electric Six: Flashy (vinyl)
Eric Copeland: Alien In A Garbage Dump (vinyl single)
Erik Friedlander: Broken Arm
Final Fantasy: Play
Fireworks: We Are Everywhere
Gang Gang Dance: Saint Dymphna (vinyl)
Gary Louris: Acoustic Vagabonds
Genesis: Genesis 1970-1975 (13-CD box set)
Grails: Doomsdayer's Holiday (vinyl)
Gretchen Peters: Northern Lights
Hank Williams III: Damn Right, Rebel Proud (vinyl)
Heavy Hands: Smoke Signals (vinyl)
Herman Düne: Next Year in Zion
The High Strung: Moxie Bravo (vinyl reissue)
Hospital Ships: Oh, Ramona
Hush Arbors: Hush Arbors
Jack White & Alicia Keys: Another Way to Die (import single)
Jazzanova: Of All the Things
Jesus H Christ and the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse: Happier Than You
Jimi Hendrix: Axis: Bold as Love (vinyl reissue)
Jolie Holland: The Living and the Dead (vinyl)
Keane: Lovers Are Losing (import single)
Kiss: Ikons (4-CD box set)
Lake: Oh, the Places We'll Go (vinyl)
Last Shadow Puppets: My Mistakes Were Made for You (import single)
The Lemon Pipers: Love Beads and Meditation (import reissue)
Libertines: Time for Heroes: The Best of the Libertines (vinyl)
Long Blondes: Singles (import)
Lydia: Illuminate
Mark Farina: Mushroom Jazz, Vol. 6
Mick Fleetwood Blues Band: Blue Again! (import)
Miles Davis All Stars: Broadcast Sessions 1958-1959
Mogwai: Hawk Is Howling (import with bonus CD)
Mythical Beast: Scales
Night Horse: The Dark Won't Hide You (vinyl)
Of Montreal: Skeletal Lamping (2-LP vinyl)
OhGr: Devils In My Details
Parts & Labor: Receivers (vinyl)
Pit Er Pat: High Time (vinyl)
PJ Harvey: To Bring You My Love (vinyl reissue)
Primus: Sailing the Seas of Cheese (vinyl reissue)
Prodigy: Product of the 80's
RTX: JJ Got Live RaTX (vinyl)
Sam Taylor Wood: I'm in Love with a German Film Star (single)(vinyl)
Sara Groves: O Holy Night
Sea and Cake: Car Alarm (vinyl)
Sebastian Grainger: Sebastien Grainger and the Mountains (vinyl)
Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins: Clutch of the Tiger (vinyl)
Simon Bookish: Everything | Everything
So So Glos: Tourism/ Terrorism (vinyl)
Super XX Man: Vol. XII: There'll Be Diamonds
Swervedriver: Ejector Seat Reservation (remastered import)
Swervedriver: Raise (remastered import)
Tim Ries: Stones World: Rolling Stones Project, Vol. 2
Tony Trischka: Hill Country (reissue)
Van Halen: Van Halen (reissue)
Various Artists: All Aboard: A Tribute to Johnny Cash
Various Artists: High School Musical 3: Senior Year (soundtrack) (CD+DVD)
Various Artists: SAW V: Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture
Waylon Jennings: Waylon Forever
The Welch Boys: Drinkin' Angry
The Whispertown 2000: Swim
White Hinterland: Luniculaire EP
Yo Majesty: Futuristically Speaking: Never Be Afraid (vinyl)

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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