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April 13, 2009

This Week's Interesting Music Releases (April 14th, 2009)

Metric's first album in four years, the highly anticipated Fantasies hits store shelves tomorrow.

The week's release list is filled with quality music, Bill Callahan's Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle and The Handsome Family's Honey Moon are already among my favorite releases of 2009. From the albums that have already crossed my path, I can also strongly recommend Ida Maria's Fortress Round My Heart, Papercuts' You Can Have What You Want, Pomegranates' Everybody, Come Outside!, and Wooden Shjips' Dos.

The most interesting music release of the week may be Easy Star All-Stars' Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band, a dub remake of the Beatles' classic album.

Lights in the Attic follows its critically acclaimed (10.0 at Pitchfork) reissue of Serge Gainsbourg's Histoire de Melody Nelson with two Monks releases, the remastered Black Monk Time (with bonus tracks) and a reissue of The Early Years: 1964-1965. Other reissues of note include Beck's remastered One Foot in the Grave and two remastered Dukes of Stratosphear discs, 25 O'Clock and Psonic Psunspot.

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

This week's interesting CD releases:

Amen Dunes: Dia (vinyl)
Animal Collective: Danse Manatee (import vinyl reissue)
Animal Collective: Spirit They've Gone Spirit They've Vanished (import vinyl reissue)
Balkan Beat Box: Nu-Med (vinyl reissue)
Beck: One Foot in the Grave (remastered with bonus tracks)
Bernie Williams: Moving Forward
Big Business: Mind the Drift
Big Star: #1 Record
Big Star: Radio City (vinyl reissue)
Bill Callahan: Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle (vinyl)
Bjork: Voltaic (import Dualdisc)
Blue Giant: Target Heart (vinyl)
Bob Dylan: Basement Tapes (import reissue)
Bob Dylan: Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (import reissue)
The Boy Least Likely To: The Law of the Playground
Buddy Guy: The Definitive Buddy
Camera Obscura: French Navy (import single)
Cannibal Corpse: Evisceration Plague (vinyl)
Caroline Weeks: Songs for Edna (vinyl)
Circus Devils: Gringo (vinyl)
Crippled Black Phoenix: 200 Tons of Bad Luck (vinyl)
Death Cab for Cutie: The Open Door EP
The Death Set: Rad Warehouses Bad Neighborhoods
Dengue Fever: Sleepwalking Through the Mekong (dvd)
Derek Trucks band: Already Live EP
Dukes Of Stratosphear: 25 O'Clock (remastered)
Dukes Of Stratosphear: Psonic Psunspot (remastered)
Easy Star All-Stars: Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band
Eat Skull: Wild & Inside
Fastball: Little White Lies
Fire on Fire: The Orchard
Genesis: 1970-1975 (6-LP vinyl box set)
The George-Edwards Group: 38:38 (vinyl reissue)
Grand Duchy: Petits Fours
The Handsome Family: Honey Moon (vinyl)
Harvestman: In a Dark Tongue (vinyl)
Herbie Hancock: Thrust (vinyl reissue)
Ida Maria: Fortress Round My Heart (vinyl)
In Flagranti: Brash and Vulgar
Jake Shimabukuro: Live
Jeniferever: Spring Tides
Jill Sobule: California Years
John Doe: Country Club (vinyl)
Juan Maclean: The Future Will Come
Kevin Blechdom: Gentlemania
Kurt Vile: God Is Saying This to You (vinyl)
Lady Gaga: Poker Face (import single)
Life and Times: Tragic Boogie
Life on Earth!: A Space Water Loop (vinyl)
Malajube: Labyrinthes (vinyl)
Marissa Nadler: Little Hells (vinyl)
Medeski Martin & Wood: Radiolarians II
Metric: Fantasies
Mia Doi Todd: Morning Music
Mike Farris: Shout! Live (vinyl)
Miles Davis: Bitches Brew (vinyl reissue)
Miles Davis: In a Silent Way (vinyl reissue)
Miles Davis: Nefertiti (vinyl reissue)
Miles Davis: Sketches of Spain (vinyl reissue)
The Monks: Black Monk Time (remastered with bonus tracks)(vinyl)
The Monks: The Early Years: 1964-1965 (reissue) (vinyl)
Mount Eerie: Live in Copenhagen (vinyl)
Mulatu Astatke &The Heliocentrics: Inspiration Information, Vol. 3 (vinyl)
Neko Case: Middle Cyclone (vinyl UK import)
No-Neck Blues Band: At 6 AM We Become the Police (vinyl)
Noisettes: Wild Young Hearts (import)
Oasis: Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (reissue)
Papercuts: You Can Have What You Want (vinyl)
Peter Bjorn and John: Living Thing (vinyl)
PJ Harvey & John Parish: Black Hearted Love (import single)
Pomegranates: Everybody, Come Outside!
Prefuse 73: Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian (vinyl)
Project Jenny Project Jan: The Colors EP
Radio Moscow: Brain Cycles (vinyl)
Serge Gainsbourg: Songs on Page One (reissue)
Silversun Pickups: Swoon (vinyl)
Simon & Garfunkel: Live 1969
Sleepy Sun: New Age (vinyl)
Static-X: Cult of Static (vinyl)
Sun City Girls: Napoleon and Josephine: Singles, Vol. 2
Super Furry Animals: Dark Days/Light Years (import)
Telepathe: Dance Mother (vinyl)
Thunderheist: Thunderheist (vinyl)
The Twang: Love It When I Feel Like This
Various Artists: Destroy That Boy! More Girls with Guitars
Various Artists: Honey and Wine: Another Gerry Goffin and Carole King Song Collection
Venetian Snares: Filth (vinyl)
The Who: Maximum R&B Live (dvd)
Wildbirds & Peacedrums: The Snake (vinyl)
Willie Nile: House of a Thousand Guitars
Wooden Shjips: Dos
Woods: Songs of Shame
Yonlu: A Society in Which No Tear Is Shed Is Inconceivably Mediocre

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