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June 8, 2009

This Week's Interesting Music Releases (June 9th, 2009)

Sonic Youth's The Eternal is the seminal rockers' sixteenth studio album, and their return to an indie label (Matador Records).

I have always preferred Rhett Miller's solo work to his Old 97's output, and his new self-titled album is my favorite yet. Read his interview at Largehearted Boy about the album.

The Dirty Projectors' fifth album, Bitte Orca is Dave Longstreth's poppiest and most accessible yet, and to my ears his best.

Other releases I have heard and can definitely recommend include Elizabeth & the Catapult's Taller Children, Illinois' The Adventures of Kid Catastrophe, Joan Of Arc: Flowers, the U.S. release of Kathryn Williams & Neill MacColl's Two, Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey's Here And Now

The remastered edition of Morrissey's Maladjusted is out tomorrow (with bonus tracks), as are four remastered Rolling Stones albums, Emotional Rescue, Some Girls, Tattoo You, Undercover. If you don't have Guided by Voices' Alien Lanes on vinyl (and have a turntable), I can't recommend Matador's vinyl reissue of the disc enough.

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:

Aerogramme: Aerogramme (8-LP vinyl box set)
The Aggrolites: IV
Ancient Astronauts: We Are to Answer
Anti-Flag: People Or the Gun (vinyl)
Aventura: The Last
Black Eyed Peas: THE E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies)
Black Meteoric Star: Black Meteoric Star
Blank Dogs: Under and Under (vinyl)
British Sea Power: Man of Aran
Britney Spears: If U Seek Amy
Busdriver: Jhelli Beam
Cake: Motorcade of Generosity (reissue) (vinyl)
Charlie Mars: Like a Bird, Like a Plane
Chester French: Love The Future
The Clarks: Restless Days
The Cosmos: Jar of Jam Ton of Bricks
The Cubists: Mental Advantage
Deerhunter: Rainwater Cassette Exchange EP
The Dirty Projectors: Bitte Orca (vinyl)
Dolly Varden: Dumbest Magnets (vinyl reissue)
Dredg: The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion (vinyl)
Elizabeth & the Catapult: Taller Children
Elusive Parallelograms: And Everything Changes
The Faint: Mirrir Error (vinyl)
Faith No More: The Very Best Definitive Ultimate Greatest Hits Collection
The Field: Yesterday and Today (vinyl)
Frank Black: Show Me Your Tears (vinyl reissue)
Guided by Voices: Alien Lanes (vinyl reissue)
Headdress: Lunes
Here We Go Magic: Here We Go Magic (vinyl)
Holly Golightly: Down Gina's at 3 (vinyl reissue)
Holly Golightly: Painted On (vinyl reissue)
Holly Golightly: Up the Empire (vinyl reissue)
The Horse's Ha: Of the Cathmawr Yards
Iggy Pop: Preliminaires (3-CD import box set)
Iggy Pop & James Williamson: Kill City (vinyl reissue)
Illinois: The Adventures of Kid Catastrophe
Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (dvd)
Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (2-LP vinyl picture disc edition)
Joan Of Arc: Flowers (vinyl)
Jon Hopkins: Insides (vinyl)
Kasabian: West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
Kathryn Williams & Neill MacColl: Two
Lady Gaga: LoveGame - Remixes (vinyl)
Liechtenstein: Survival Strategies in a Modern World (vinyl)
Little Boots: Hands
Little Boots: Illuminations EP
The Lonely H: Concrete Class
Los Amigos Invisibles: Commercial
The Low Anthem: Oh My God, Charlie Darwin
The Mercy Seat: The Mercy Seat (reissue)
Mike Snow: Mike Snow(vinyl)
Morrissey: Maladjusted (remastered with bonus tracks)
Mos Def: The Ecstatic (vinyl)
Nanci Griffith: The Loving Kind
Paul Weller: Just a Dream - 22 Dreams Live (CD & DVD)
Pelican: Ephemeral EP (vinyl)
Peter Hammill: Thin Air
Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey: Here And Now
Placebo: Battle for the Sun
Placebo: Placebo Box Set (8-CD & 2-DVD import box set)
Portland Cello Project: The Thao & Justin Power Sessions
Primal Fear: 16.6 (Before the Devil Knows You're Dead)
Public Image Limited: The Flowers of Romance (vinyl reissue)
Public Image Limited: Second Edition (vinyl reissue)
Quest for Fire: Quest for Fire (vinyl)
Reed KD: In Case the Comet Comes
Regina Spektor: Laughing With EP
Rhett Miller: Rhett Miller
The Rolling Stones: Emotional Rescue (remastered)
The Rolling Stones: Some Girls (remastered)
The Rolling Stones: Tattoo You (remastered)
Rolling Stones: Undercover (remastered)
Ron Sexsmith: Cobblestone Runway (vinyl reissue)
Rubies: Explode From the Center
Slim Twig: Contempt!
So Many Dynamos: Loud Wars
Sonic Youth: The Eternal (2-LP vinyl)
Sonseed: Jesus Is a Friend of Mine
Stardeath & White Dwarfs: The Birth
Tartufi: Nests Of Waves and Wire
Todd Snider: The Excitement Plan
U2: Magnificent
The Undertones: Hypnotised (reissue)
Various Artists: 2009 Warped Tour Compilation
Various Artists: Voices from Mother Africa
Various Artists: Weeds: Music from the Series,Vol. 4
White Hills: Heads on Fire (vinyl reissue)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Zero: Remixes (vinyl)
ZO2: Casino Logic

also at Largehearted Boy:

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