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February 2, 2009

This Week's Interesting Music Releases (February 3rd, 2009)

The Heartless Bastards' The Mountain is one of my favorite albums of the young year, and the duo's most sonically adventurous to date.

Willie Nelson's album with Asleep at the Wheel backing him, Willie and the Wheel is out this week, as is Phosphorescent's Wilie Nelson covers album, Phosphorescent: To Willie.

Other discs I have heard and can recommend are Marykate O'Neil's Underground, Ben Kweller's Changing Horses, Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele's Good Feeling Music of Dent May, Howlies' Trippin' with Howlies, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's self-titled album, and The Von Bondies' Love Hate and Then There's You.

Among the week's reissues, the remastered My Life in the Bush of Ghosts by Brian Eno & David Byrne is finally available on vinyl. Secretly Canadian's reissues of History of Zero Boys and Vicious Boys by the Indianapolis punk band the Zero Boys are also worth checking out.

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

This week's interesting CD releases:

Andrew Bird: Noble Beast (vinyl)
Antony and the Johnsons: The Crying Light (vinyl)
Astronautalis: Pomegranate (vinyl)
The Bad Plus: For All I Care (vinyl)
Ben Kweller: Changing Horses (vinyl)
Black Gold: Rush (vinyl)
Brian Eno & David Byrne: My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (remastered vinyl)
Cannibal Corpse: Evisceration Plague
Crosby Stills Nash & Young: Reflections (3-CD box set)
A Day to Remember: Homesick
Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele: Good Feeling Music of Dent May (vinyl)
Diplo: Decent Work for Decent Wages
Duffy: Rockferry (deluxe edition with bonus CD)
Fiction Family: Fiction Family (vinyl)
The Fray: The Fray (vinyl)
The Gris Gris: Live at the Creamery (vinyl)
Heartless Bastards: The Mountain
Howlies: Trippin' with Howlies
It Hugs Back: Inside Your Guitar (import)
Jim White: A Funny Little Cross to Bear
Joe Jackson: Live at the BBC (import)
Joseph Arthur: Temporary People (vinyl)
Josh Reichmann: Life Is Legal EP
Josh Wink: When a Banana Was Just a Banana
Julian Lennon: Valotte (reissue)
The Kinks: Picture Book (6-CD Japanese import box set)
Ladyfinger (ne): Dusk
Lisa Hannigan: Sea Sew
The Loved Ones: Distractions EP
Marco Benevento: Me Not Me
Marykate O'Neil: Underground
Metallica: All Nightmare Long EP (Australian import)
Mike Bones: A Fool for Everyone (vinyl)
Morrissey: Southpaw Grammar
My Chemical Romance: I Brought You My Bullets You Brought Me Your Love (vinyl reissue)
Nico Vega: Nico Vega
Nous Non Plus: Menagerie
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez: Despair
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez: Megaritual
Ozric Tentacles: Erpland (2-LP vinyl reissue)
Owen: The EP (vinyl reissue)
P.O.S.: Never Better
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (vinyl)
Phantom Band: Checkmate Savage
Phosphorescent: To Willie (vinyl)
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (vinyl)
Roger Manning: Catnip Dynamite
Ruthie Foster: The Truth According to Ruthie Foster
Secret Machines: Secret Machines (with bonus tracks)
Silt: Cat's Peak
Sole & the Skyrider Band: Remix Album
Squarepusher: Numbers Lucent EP (import)
Telefon Tel Aviv: Immolate Yourself
Two Tongues: Two Tongues
U2: Rattle and Hum: I Love the 80's Edition (dvd)
Various Artists: He's Just Not That Into You (soundtrack)
The Von Bondies: Love Hate and Then There's You (vinyl)
Vulture Whale: Vulture Whale (vinyl)
Wavvves: Wavvves
Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel: Willie and the Wheel (vinyl)
Wintersleep: Welcome to the Night Sky (import reissue with bonus tracks)
Yeasayer: All Hour Cymbals (vinyl reissue)
Zero Boys: History of Zero Boys (reissue) (vinyl)
Zero Boys: Vicious Boys (reissue) (vinyl)
Zombi: Spirit Animal

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