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July 20, 2009

This Week's Interesting Music Releases (July 21st, 2009)

The Fiery Furnaces release I'm Going Away this week, my favorite album among many worthwhile CDs on store shelves tomorrow.

Self-titled albums by the Bad Veins and Blue Roses are especially impressive debuts. Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs Under The Covers: Vol. 2, their second covers compilation.

Three remastered albums from folkie Bert Jansch (L.A. Turnaround, A Rare Conundrum, Santa Barbara Honeymoon) are the reissue highlights this week.

Other albums I have heard and can strongly recommend include Magnolia Electric Co.'s Josephine, Florence & the Machine's Lungs, The Starlight Mints' Change Remains, and Wye Oak's The Knot.

Literary folks might find the Ice-9 Ballads interesting. A collaboration between author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and composer Dave Soldier, these two works feature Vonnegut's own narration.

What new music can you recommend this week? What's on your shopping list? Have I left any interesting releases off the list?

This week's interesting CD releases:

Ana Popovic: Blind For Love
Bad Religion: Stranger Than Fiction (vinyl reissue)
Bad Veins: Bad Veins
Beat Farmers: Fulmination
Bert Jansch: L.A. Turnaround (remastered with bonus tracks)
Bert Jansch: A Rare Conundrum (remastered with bonus tracks)
Bert Jansch: Santa Barbara Honeymoon (remastered with bonus tracks)
Bettye LaVette: Change Is Gonna Come Sessions
Bill Frisell: Disfarmer
Birds of Avalon: Uncanny Valley (vinyl)
Bish: Surrounded by Mountains (vinyl)
Blue Roses: Blue Roses (vinyl)
Bo Diddley: Ride On: The Chess Masters, Vol. 3 - 1960-1961
Clint Mansell: Moon
Decoder Ring: They Blind the Stars & the Wild Team
Delbert McClinton: Honky Tonkin' All Night
Discovery: LP (vinyl)
Dreaming In Stereo: Dreaming In Stereo
Eric B. & Rakim: Follow the Leader (vinyl reissue)
Eyedea & Abilities: By The Throat
The Fiery Furnaces: I'm Going Away (vinyl)
Floating Action: Floating Action (vinyl)
Florence & the Machine: Lungs
Frank Turner: Love Ire & Song
Generationals: Con Law (vinyl)
Greg Davis: Mutually Arising
He Is Legend: It Hates You
Her Space Holiday: Sleepy Tigers
Ian Hunter: Man Overboard
Jay-Z: D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune) (vinyl)
Jeff Garlin: Young And Handsome: A Night With Jeff Garlin
Jefferson Airplane: Thirty Seconds Over Winterland (remastered)
Jimi Hendrix: Live at Woodstock (3-CD box set)
Johann Johannsson: Englaborn (vinyl)
John Phillips: Andy Warhol Presents Man on the Moon
Josh Mease: Wilderness
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Ice-9 Ballads
La Roux: Bulletproof
Lights : Rites (vinyl)
Lydia Lunch: Big Sexy Noise (vinyl)
Magnolia Electric Co.: Josephine (vinyl)
Maher Shalal Hash Baz: C est La Derniere Chanson
Major Lazer: Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do
Mando Diao: Mean Street EP
Matthew Sweet, Susanna Hoffs: Under The Covers: Vol. 2
Megafaun: Gather, Form And Fly (vinyl)
Michael Jackson: The Collection (5 Disc Set )
Neil Young: Fork In The Road (2-LP vinyl)
The Nerves: One Way Ticket (vinyl)
Netherfriends: Calling You Out
Nick Lowe: Brentford Trilogy Box Set (3-CD box set)
Patti Smith: Peace and Noise (reissue)
Peter Hammill: Thin Air
Portugal. The Man: The Satanic Satanist
Rainbow Arabia: Kabukimono
Ray Charles: The Genius of Ray Charles (remastered vinyl)
Riceboy Sleeps: Riceboy Sleeps
Robert Wyatt: Radio Experiment Rome, February 1981
Rx Bandits: Mandala (vinyl)
The Rural Alberta Advantage: Hometowns (vinyl)
School of Seven Bells: Alpinisms (with bonus tracks)
Sean Bones: Rings
Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot: Bonnie and Clyde (vinyl)
Sinkane: Sinkane (vinyl)
The Skygreen Leopards: Gorgeous Johnny (vinyl)
Spindrift: The Legend Of God's Gun (vinyl)
The Starlight Mints: Change Remains
Supersuckers: Split 10" Christmas EP (vinyl)
Talbot Tagora: Lessons In The Woods Or A City (vinyl)
Television Personalities: And Don't the Kids Just Love It (vinyl)
Television Personalities: Mummy Your Not Watching Me (vinyl)
U2: Rattle and Hum [Blu-ray] (dvd)
Various Artists: New York City Hardcore
Various Artists: Wild Thing: The Songs of Chip Taylor
Wheat: White Ink, Black Ink
The Working Title: Bone Island
Wye Oak: The Knot
Young Widows & My Disco: Young Widows Split Series Vol. 4 (vinyl)
Zak Sally's Fear Of Song: Why We Hide

also at Largehearted Boy:

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