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March 17, 2008

This Week's Interesting CD Releases (March 18th, 2008)

As befits the week after SXSW, many of the new music releases were featured at the music conference. I caught one of Destroyer's sets, and it was the musical highlight of my trip. The band's new disc Trouble in Dreams is another gem from the songwriting genius of Dan Bejar.

Of the remaining new releases, many are outstanding, but the surprisingly interesting M. Ward & Zooey Deschanel collaboration She & Him's Volume 1, DeVotchKa's A Mad and Faithful Telling, the Kills' Midnight Boom, and Sera Cahoone's Only as the Day Is Long are the ones I have been recommending most.

Interesting reissues this week include two Mogwai discs, EP + 6 (remastered) and Kicking a Dead Pig (remastered with bonus disc), but the reissues of the week belong to Mission of Burma. Matador Records (who always do reissues right) have remastered three MoB albums: Horrible Truth About Burma, Signals, Calls and Marches, Vs., and each features bonus discs filled with live tracks, demos, and rarities.

What new music are you picking up this week? Have I left anything off the list?

this week's interesting CD releases:

65daysofstatic: The Fall of Math (reissue)
65daysofstatic: Hole (reissue)
13ghosts: The Strangest Colored Lights
The A.K.A.s (Are Everywhere!): Everybody Make Some Noise!
Adam Green: Sixes & Sevens
Be Your Own Pet: Get Awkward
Bids of Avalon: The Outer Upper Inner EP
The Bravery: The Sun And The Moon Complete
The Chapin Sisters: Lake Bottom LP
Clark: Turning Dragon
Crystal Castles/Health: Crystal Castles/Health
Dame Shilrley Bassey: Get the Party Started
Daniel Lanois: Here Is What Is
DeVotchKa: A Mad and Faithful Telling
Destroyer: Trouble In Dreams
Dodos: Visiter
F*ck Buttons: Street Horrrsing
Ghost Buffalo: The Magician
Great Northern: Sleepy Eepee
Helvetia: The Acrobats
The Hush Sound: Goodbye Blues
John Zorn: The Dreamers
Joseph Arthur: Could We Survive EP
The Kills: Midnight Boom
Lyrics Born: Everywhere at Once
The Matches: A Band In Hope
Mission of Burma: Horrible Truth About Burma (remastered with bonus disc)
Mission of Burma: Signals, Calls and Marches (remastered with bonus disc)
Mission of Burma: Vs. (remastered with bonus disc)
Mogwai: EP + 6 (remastered)
Mogwai: Kicking a Dead Pig (remastered with bonus disc)
Mooney Suzuki: CBGB OMFUG Masters: Live 6/29/01 The Bowery Collection
Neon Neon: Stainless Style
PJ Harvey: Devil (import single)
PlayRadioPlay!: Texas
Rustic Overtones: Light at the End
Sara Bareilles: Little Voice (2 CD Set)
Sera Cahoone: Only as the Day Is Long
She & Him: Volume 1
Supercluster: The Big Dipper Anthology (3-disc set)
Switches: Lay Down the Law
Tall Firs: Too Old to Die Young
The Teenagers: Reality Check
These New Puritans: Beat Pyramid
Various Artists: Body of War: Songs That Inspired an Iraq War Veteran
Various Artists: Music From The Motion Picture 21
Various Artists: Tom Waits' Jukebox
Virginia Coalition: Home This Year
Witch: Paralyzed
Yael Naim: Yael Naim

also at Largehearted Boy:

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