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August 18, 2008

This Week's Interesting Music Releases (August 19th, 2008)

Luminous Groove is a 5-disc box set that collects remastered editions of Robyn Hitchcock's Fegmania!, Gotta Let This Hen Out!, and Element of Light albums (all with bonus tracks) along with a disc of previously unreleased studio material and one of unreleased live tracks.

Juliana Hatfield's memoir, When I Grow Up, may be out next month, but her latest album, How To Walk Away, is out tomorrow.

The Fiery Furnaces release their double live album, Fiery Furnaces: Remember, tomorrow as well.

The music releases this week may be short on star power, but they are incredibly deep. Other releases I have heard and can strongly recommend include the Dandy Warhols' Earth To The Dandy Warhols, Jaguar Love's Take Me To The Sea, Jennifer O'Connor's Here With Me, Lykke Li's Youth Novels, Music Tapes' Music Tapes for Clouds & Tornadoes, Ra Ra Riot's The Rhumb Line, Stereolab's Chemical Chords, Todd Snider's Peace Queer, and Uh Huh Her's Common Reaction.

Aside from the Robyn Hitchcock reissues and box set, other reissues worth noting include a vinyl reissue of PJ Harvey's Rid of Me and a remastered edition of the Dears' No Cities Left.

This week's interesting CD releases:

31Knots: Worried Well
The Academy Is ...: Fast Times at Barrington High
Afrika Bambaataa: Planet Rock: The Album (reissue) [vinyl]
Alkaline Trio: Good Mourning (limited edition reissue) [vinyl]
Amy MacDonald: This Is The Life
Anarbor: The Natural Way EP
Anne Briggs: Anne Briggs (reissue)
Arabian Prince: Innovative Life: The Anthology 1984-1989
Blue Mountain: Midnight in Mississippi
Blue Mountain: Omnibus
Bo Diddley: Turn Up The House Lights - Live in France 1989
Brainiac: Hissing Prigs in Static Couture (reissue) [vinyl]
Brandon Rhyder: Every Night
Brian Wilson: That Lucky Old Sun [vinyl]
Caesars: Strawberry Weed
Captain Beefhart: Dustsucker (2-disc green vinyl) [vinyl]
Chris Knight: Heart of Stone
The Coast: Expatriate
Dandy Warhols: Earth To The Dandy Warhols
Dandy Warhols: Earth To The Dandy Warhols [vinyl]
Darrell Scott: Modern Hymns
David Byrne: Big Love: Hymnal (soundtrack)
The Dears: No Cities Left (remastered with bonus tracks)
Death Vessel: Nothing Is Precious Enough for Us
Dirty Three: Horse Stories (reissue) [vinyl]
Don Caballero: Punkgasm
Donavon Frankenreiter: Pass It Around
The Duhks: Fast Paced World
Emory Joseph: Fennario: Songs by Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter
Everest: Ghost Notes [vinyl]
The Ex & Tortoise: In the Fishtank EP (reissue) [vinyl]
Fiery Furnaces: Remember (2-CD live album)
Fiery Furnaces: Remember (2-disc live album) [vinyl]
Funkadelic: Maggot Brain (reissue) [vinyl]
The Gaslight Anthem: The '59 Sound
George Jones: Burn Your Playhouse Down: The Unreleased Duets
Glen Campbell: Meet Glen Campbell
Goo Goo Dolls: Greatest Hits Volume Two (with bonus DVD)
Gorilla Biscuits: Start Today (reissue) [vinyl]
GZA: Pro Tools
Hotel Lights: Firecracker People
Human Highway: Moody Motorcycle
Ice Cube: Raw Footage
Jaguar Love: Take Me To The Sea
Jeff Hanson: Madam Owl
Jennifer O'Connor: Here With Me
Jerry Douglas: Glide
Jim Boggia: Misadventures In Stereo (vinyl]
Jim O'Rourke: Long Night
Julianna Hatfield: How To Walk Away
Karina: First Love
Laura Marling: Alas I Cannot Swim
Lee "Scratch" Perry: Repentance
Lindstrom: Where You Go I Go Too
Loudon Wainwright: III Recovery
Lykke Li: Youth Novels
MakeUpBreakUp: We Prefer Not To... EP
Matthew Perryman Jones: Swallow the Sea
Moondoggies: Don't Be A Stranger
Mr. Bungle: Disco Volante (reissue) [vinyl]
Mugison: Mugiboogie
Music Tapes: Music Tapes for Clouds & Tornadoes
Natalie Walker: With You
Noah and the Whale: Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down (import)
Pictures and Sound: Pictures and Sound
PJ Harvey: Rid of Me (reissue) [vinyl]
Pram: The Moving Frontier
Ra Ra Riot: The Rhumb Line
Randall Bramblett: Now It's Tomorrow
The Ritz: The Night of Day
Robyn Hitchcock: Element of Light (remastered with bonus tracks)
Robyn Hitchcock: Fegmania! (remastered with bonus tracks)
Robyn Hitchcock: Gotta Let This Hen Out! (remastered with bonus tracks)
Robyn Hitchcock: Luminous Groove (5-CD box set)
Rodriguez: Cold Fact
The Royal We: The Royal We
The Sacred Shakers: The Sacred Shakers
Sauasama: Fajar Di Atas Awan
sBach: sBach
Scott Walker: Til the Band Comes In (reissue)
Shwayze: Shwayze
Staind: The Illusion of Progress
Starling Electric: Clouded Staircase
Stereolab: Chemical Chords
Stereolab: Chemical Chords [vinyl]
The Stills: Oceans Will Rise
Straight Line Stitch: When Skies Wash Ashore
Ten Shekel Shirt: Jubilee
Thao: We Brave Bee Stings & All [vinyl]
The Toadies: No Deliverance
Todd Snider: Peace Queer
Uglysuit: The Uglysuit
Uh Huh Her: Common Reaction
Various Artists: Como Now: The Voices of Panola County, MS
Various Artists: Kompakt: Total 9
Various Artists: Never Ever Land (3-CD box set)
Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: Acoustic France
Verve: Forth (import with bonus PAL DVD)
Walkmen: You & Me
What Laura Says: Thinks and Feels
Xavier Rudd: Dark Shades of Blue

also at Largehearted Boy:

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