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January 26, 2009

This Week's Interesting Music Releases (January 27th, 2009)

The new Bruce Springsteen album, Working on a Dream arrives in stores tomorrow on the heels of the Boss's inauguration concert performance.

The Bird and the Bee's sophomore effort, Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future, is another pop gem from Inara George and Greg Kurstin.

Other albums released this week I can wholly recommend include Freezepop's Form Activity Motion EP, Golden Boots' The Winter of Our Discotheque, J. Tillman's Vacilando Territory Blues, Loney Dear's Dear John, Mark Olson's Ready For The Flood, and Peasant's On the Ground.

Reissues of note include two Volcano Suns albums (both remastered with bonus tracks), All-Night Lotus Party, and The Bright Orange Years. The remastered vinyl 20th anniversary edition of the Beastie Boys' classic Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique is definitely enticing, as is the vinyl reissue of of of my favorite albums, Enon's High Society.

What new releases can you recommend? Have I left anything off the list?

This week's interesting CD releases:

American Football: American Football EP (vinyl reissue)
Anahita: Matricaria
Beastie Boys: Paul's Boutique (20th Anniversary Edition) (remastered vinyl)
The Bird and the Bee: Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future
Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears: Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears (vinyl)
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys: The Tiffany Transcriptions (10-disc box set)
Brian Wilson: That Lucky Old Sun (dvd)
Bruce Springsteen: Working on a Dream (deluxe edition w/DVD) (vinyl)
Buddy Holly: Down the Line: The Rarities
Charlie Louvin: Less and Less & I Don't Love You Anymore (reissue)
Chris Duarte: 396
Combichrist: Today We Are All Demons (vinyl)
Copeland: You Are My Sunshine (vinyl)
Cotton Jones: Paranoid Cocoon (vinyl)
Dalek: Gutter Tactics
Dan Deacon/Adventure: Dan Deacon / Adventure Split 12" (vinyl)
De/Vision: Noob
Dirty Three: She Has No Strings Apollo (vinyl reissue)
Doug Paisley: Doug Paisley
Duncan Sheik: Whisper House
Enon: High Society (vinyl reissue)
Ethan Rose: Oaks
Fever Ray: If I Had A Heart (vinyl single)
Fleetwood Mac: Live in London '68 (vinyl reissue)
Franz Ferdinand: Tonight: Franz Ferdinand (vinyl)
Freezepop: Form Activity Motion EP
Full Blast: Black Hole
Goblin Cock: Come With Me If You Want to Live (vinyl)
Golden Boots: The Winter of Our Discotheque
Gringo Star: All Y'All
The Guggenheim Grotto: Happy the Man
Headlights: Keep Your Friends and Loves Close, Keep The City You Call Home Closer EP
Hoobastank: FOR(N)EVER
Iggy Pop: Where the Faces Shine, Vol. 2: The Official Live Experience (7-CD remastered box set)
J. Tillman: Vacilando Territory Blues
James Brown: Live at the Boston Garden: 1968 (dvd)
James Brown: Singles, Vol. 6: 1969-1970 (2-CDs)
John Frusciante: The Empyrean
Johnny Cash: Johnny Cash Remixed
Julie Ruin: Julie Ruin (vinyl)
Kylie Minogue: Boombox
Leonard Cohen: The Classic Interview
Lemonheads: It's a Shame About Ray (vinyl reissue)
Lily Allen: Fear (import single)
Lithops: Ye Viols! (vinyl)
Loney Dear: Dear John
Loren Connors & Jim O'Rourke: Two Nice Catholic Boys
LSD March: Under Milk Wood
Man Or Astro-Man?: Eeviac: Operational Index and Reference Guide (vinyl reissue)
Mark Feldman: Secrets
Mark Olson: Ready For The Flood (vinyl)
Merzbow: 13 Japanese Birds, Vol. 1
Mi Ami: Echononecho (vinyl single)
Michael Zapruder: Dragon Chinese Cocktail Horoscope
Mothlite: The Flax of Reverie
My Cat Is an Alien: Cosmic Debris, Vol. 4
Nickel Eye: The Time of the Assassins (vinyl)
Of Montreal: Jon Brion Remix EP (vinyl)
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez: Old Money
The One Up Downstairs: The One Up Downstairs (vinyl)
Pat Green: What I'm For
Paul McCartney: Amoeba's Secret (live)
Paul McCartney - In Performance (dvd)
Peasant: On the Ground
Pegasuses-XL: Electro Agitators
Plastic Crimewave Sound: Painted Shadows
Polvo: Cor-Crane Secret (vinyl reissue)
Rachel Shearer: Fakerie (dvd)
The Rifles: Great Escape
Roses Kings Castles: Roses Kings Castles
Rudy Ray Moore: Dolemite For President (reissue)
School of Seven Bells: Alpinisms
Secret Machines: Secret Machines (vinyl)
Shiny Toy Guns: Stripped/Nothing Compares 2 U (vinyl)
Slim Twig: Derelict Dialect
Slim Twig: Derelict Dialect/Vernacular Violence (vinyl)
Slim Twig: Vernacular Violence
The Smithereens: B-Sides: The Beatles
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: Puzzle (vinyl single)
Steve Martin: The Crow New Songs for the 5-String Banjo
Strings of Consciousness and Angel: Strings of Consciousness and Angel
Tina Dico: A Beginning A Detour An Open Ending (3-CD box set)
Van Halen: Van Halen (vinyl reissue)
Various Artists: 2009 Grammy Nominees
Various Artists: Afro Samurai Resurrection (soundtrack) (vinyl)
Various Artists: Bold Beginnings: An Incomplete Collection of Louisville Punk 1978 - 1983
Various Artists: Hushabye Baby: Lullaby Renditions of Willie Nelson
Various Artists: Just Like Heaven: A Tribute to the Cure
Various Artists: Let Freedom Sing! Music of the Civil Rights Movement
Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: African Reggae
Various Artists: Rockabye Baby! More Lullaby Renditions of the Beatles
Volcano Suns: All-Night Lotus Party (remastered with bonus tracks)
Volcano Suns: The Bright Orange Years (remastered with bonus tracks)
Warren Zevon: Warren Zevon (vinyl reissue)
Woolfy vs. Projections: The Astral Projections of Starlight (vinyl)
Yelle: Ce Jeu EP

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous CD & DVD release lists
Try It Before You Buy It (music from this week's CD releases)
2008 Online Year-end Music Lists