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May 18, 2009

This Week's Interesting Music Releases (May 19th, 2009)

John Vanderslice's seventh solo album, Romanian Names, is yet another combination of masterful songwriting and flawless, ambitious production from one of America's most underrated singer-songwriters.

Speaking of songwriters, Iron and Wine releases Around the Well, a 2-CD collection of rarities and unreleased material.

The new release list is filled with other worthy releases. From what has already been sent my way, I can strongly also recommend Au Revoir Simone's Still Night, Still Light, Jarvis Cocker's Further Complications, Jason Lytle's Yours Truly, The Commuter, Jeffrey Lewis's Em Are I, Passion Pit's Manners, and especially White Rabbits' It's Frightening.

Four Nick Cave remastered albums (The Firstborn Is Dead, From Her to Eternity, Kicking Against the Pricks, and Your Funeral...My Trial) are released this week, each with a bonus DVD.

What new music can you recommend this week? What's on your shopping list? Did I miss any releases?

This week's interesting CD releases:
Andre 3000: Andre Benjamin Presents
Andy Shauf: Darker Days (vinyl)
Apostle of Hustle: Eats Darkness
Au Revoir Simone: Still Night, Still Light
The Beach Boys: Summer Love Songs (remastered)
Bellini: The Precious Prize Of Gravity (vinyl)
Ben Harper: White Lies For Dark Times (2-LP vinyl)
Bill Frisell: All Hat (soundtrack)
Bjork: Voltaic (2-CD, 2-DVD box set) ) (3-LP, 2-CD, 2-DVD box set)
Booker T.: Potato Hole (vinyl)
British Sea Power: Man of Aran (with bonus DVD)
Busta Rhymes: Back On My B.S.
Camera Obscura: My Maudlin Career (vinyl)
Carbon Leaf: Nothing Rhymes with Woman
Cheryl Wheeler: Pointing at the Sun
CIV: Solid Bond: The Complete Discography
CKY: Carver City
Clues: Clues
Cocteau Twins: Garlands (vinyl reissue)
Coldplay: The Document
The Crystal Method: Divided by Night (vinyl)
The Curious Mystery: Rotting Slowly (vinyl)
Cursive: Mama, I'm Swollen (vinyl)
Depeche Mode: The Interview Sessions
Desolation Wilderness: No Tomorrow (vinyl)
Diane Birch: Bible Belt
Dwight Yoakam: Last Chance for a Thousand Years: Greatest Hits from the 90's
Ear PWR: Super Animal Brothers III (vinyl)
Elfin Saddle: Ringing for the Begin Again
Eminem: Relapse
Faux Hoax: Your Friends Will Carry You Home (vinyl)
The Felice Brothers: Yonder Is The Clock (vinyl)
The Field: Yesterday & Today
Flipper: Fight (Live)
Flipper: Love
Flipper: Sex Bomb Baby (vinyl reissue)
The Flying Change: Pain Is A Reliable Signal
Georgie Anne Muldrow Presents: Ms. One
Green Day: Insomniac (vinyl reissue)
Green Day: Know Your Enemy
Headless Heroes: The Silence of Love (vinyl)
Headlights: Remixes (vinyl)
Hermas Zopoula: Espoir
Hopewell: Good Good Desperation (vinyl)
Hot Chip: A Bugged out Mix by Hot Chip
Iron & Wine: Around the Well (vinyl)
Jarvis Cocker: Further Complications (vinyl)
Jason Lytle: Yours Truly, The Commuter (vinyl)
Jeffrey Lewis: Em Are I (vinyl)
Joe Lovano: Folk Art
John Vanderslice: Romanian Names (vinyl)
John Zorn: Alhambra Love Songs
Joker's Daughter: The Last Laugh (vinyl)
Jonathan Kane: Jet Ear Party (vinyl)
Kate Voegele: A Fine Mess
King Crimson: Eyes Wide Open (dvd)
Kronos Quartet: Floodplain
Lenny Kravitz: Let Love Rule (remastered with bonus disc))
Leonard Cohen: Live Songs (vinyl reissue)
Leonard Cohen: New Skin for the Old Ceremony (vinyl reissue)
Leonard Cohen: Songs from a Room (vinyl reissue)
Leonard Cohen: Songs of Leonard Cohen (vinyl reissue)
Leonard Cohen: Songs of Love and Hate (vinyl reissue)
Les Claypool: Of Fungi and Foe (vinyl)
Lightning Seeds: Four Winds
The Maccabees: Wall of Arms
Madness: Liberty of Norton Folgate
Manic Street Preachers: Journal for Plague Lovers (2-CD limited edition)
Mat Kearney: City of Black & White
Mates of State: All Day EP (vinyl reissue)
Method Man, Redman: Blackout 2 (vinyl)
Miss Kittin: Two (vinyl)
Monahans: Dim The Aurora
My Latest Novel: Deaths & Entrances
Nick Cave: The Firstborn Is Dead (remastered with DVD)
Nick Cave: From Her to Eternity (remastered with DVD)
Nick Cave: Kicking Against the Pricks (remastered with DVD)
Nick Cave: Your Funeral...My Trial (remastered with DVD)
Nino Moschella: Boom Shadow (vinyl)
Parachute: Losing Sleep
Passion Pit: Manners
Paul Simon And Friends: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song (dvd)
Philip Glass: KOYAANISQATSI (Complete Original Soundtrack Version)
Polly Scattergood: Polly Scattergood
Prince: The Document
The Red Stick Ramblers: My Suitcase Is Always Packed
Savath & Savalas: La Llama
Scott H. Biram: Something's Wrong/Lost Forever (vinyl)
Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot: Bonnie & Clyde (vinyl reissue)
Sia: TV Is My Parent (dvd)
Siouxsie & The Banshees: Hyaena (remastered with bonus tracks)
Siouxsie & The Banshees: Kiss in the Dreamhouse (remastered with bonus tracks)
Siouxsie & The Banshees: Nocturne (remastered with bonus tracks)
Siouxsie & The Banshees: Tinderbox (remastered with bonus tracks)
Skeletonbreath: Eagle's Nest, Devil's Cave
Sun Ra Arkestra: Points on a Space Age (dvd)
Super Furry Animals: Fuzzy Logic/Radiator (reissue)
Television Personalities: And Don't the Kids Just Love It (vinyl reissue)
Television Personalities: Mummy Your Not Watching Me (vinyl reissue)
Tom Tom Club: Tom Tom Club (remastered 2-CD deluxe edition)
Tori Amos: Abnormally Attracted to Sin (deluxe edition with DVD) (vinyl)
U2: Magnificent EP
Van Morrison: Astral Weeks Live At The Hollywood Bowl: The Concert Film (dvd)
Various Artists: Easy Virtue (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Putumayo Kids Presents: European Playground
Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: Italia
Various Artists: Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Queen
Various Artists: True Blood (soundtrack)
The Warlocks: The Mirror Explodes (vinyl)
White Rabbits: It's Frightening (vinyl)
Young Widows / Melt Banana: Young Widows Split Series Vol. 2 (vinyl)
Zee Avi: Zee Avi

also at Largehearted Boy:

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