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August 17, 2009

This Week's Interesting Music Releases (August 18th, 2009)

Richard Thompson's Walking on a Wire is in stores tomorrow. The career-spanning box set includes songs from his Fairport Convention Days, his albums with Linda Thompson, and his solo work.

Mid-summer means the music release list is a bit short, but quality music abounds this week. I can definitely recommend Brendan Benson's My Old, Familiar Friend, The Cave Singers' Welcome Joy, Choir of Young Believers' This Is For The White In Your Eyes, Mount Eerie's Wind's Poem, The Temper Trap's Conditions, and Ramona Falls' Intuit.

My favorite release of the week is (not surprisingly), Destroyer's Bay of Pigs EP.

My favorite Flaming Lips album, The Soft Bulletin, is reissued this week in a 2-LP and CD edition. Other reissues of note include four Musie vinyl albums (Muse: Absolution,, Muse: Black Holes and Revelations, Muse: Origin of Symmetry, and Muse: Showbiz) and The Antlers' Hospice.

If you are already looking to fill your Christmas mix CD, Stockings By the Fire (reissue) has also been reissued, and contains holiday songs by The Bird and the Bee, Hem, Aimee Mann, and others.

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:

65daysofstatic: Escape from New York
Accused: Curse of Martha Splatterhead
Adam Marsland: Go West
The Antlers: Hospice (reissue) (vinyl)
As Tall As Lions: You Can't Take It With You (vinyl)
Blind Man's Colour: Season's Dreaming
Brendan Benson: My Old, Familiar Friend (vinyl)
Calvin Harris: Ready for the Weekend
The Cave Singers: Welcome Joy (vinyl)
Choir of Young Believers: This Is For The White In Your Eyes
Christopher O'Riley: Out of My Hands
Church: Song Force Crystal
The Cult: Love (Expanded Edition)
Delbert McClinton: Acquired Taste
Depedro: Depedro
Destroyer: Bay of Pigs EP (vinyl)
The Dimes: New England EP
Division Day: Visitation
The Doors: Morrison Hotel (reissue)
The Doors: The Soft Parade (reissue)
Erick Copeland: Alien in a Garbage Dump
Farmer Dave Scher: Flash Forward to the Good Times
Fell: Incoherent Lullabies
Final: Reading All the Right Signals Wrong
The Flaming Lips: The Soft Bulletin (2-LP vinyl reissue with bonus CD)
GWAR: Lust in Space
Helena Espvall & Masaki Batoh: Overloaded Ark
Hidden Cameras: Origin: Orphan
Jack Penate: Everything is New (vinyl)
Jay Reatard: Watch Me Fall
Jeff Merchant: City Makes No Sound
Jeniferever: Choose a Bright Morning (reissue)
Jim Lauderdale: Could We Get Any Closer?
Joe Henry: Blood from Stars
Joey Degraw: Say Something Strong
Kasabian: Where Did All the Love Go?
Ladyhawke: Ladyhawke (vinyl)
Little Dragon: Machine Dreams
Loudon Wainwright III: High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project
The Lovely Feathers: Fantasy of the Lot
Lynam: Tragic City Symphony
Mark Mallman: Invincible Criminal
Mew: No More Stories EP (vinyl)
Modest Mouse: No One's First and You're Next EP (vinyl)
Mount Eerie: Wind's Poem
Mungolian Jetset: We Gave It All Away… Now We Are Taking It Back
Muse: Absolution (vinyl reissue)
Muse: Black Holes and Revelations (vinyl reissue)
Muse: Origin of Symmetry (vinyl reissue)
Muse: Showbiz (vinyl reissue)
MUTEMATH: Armistice (vinyl)
Old Crow Medicine Show: Live at the Orange Peel and Tennessee Theatre (dvd)
Pi**ed Jeans: King of Jeans (vinyl)
Ramona Falls: Intuit
Richard Thompson: Walking on a Wire: Richard Thompson (1968-2009) (4-CD box set)
The Rolling Stones: Jump Back: The Best of the Rolling Stones 1971-1993
Sic Alps: A Long Way Around To a Short Cut (vinyl)
Sister Hazel: Release
Six Organs of Admittance: Luminous Night (vinyl)
The Temper Trap: Conditions
Various Artists: Boy Meets Girl
Various Artists: Californication Season 2 - Music From The Showtime Series Californication (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Funky Frauleins: Female Beat, Groove, Disco, Funk in Germany 1968-1978
Various Artists: The History of Rhythm and Blues 1942-1952 (4-CD box set)
Various Artists: Inglourious Basterds (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Kompakt: Total 10 (vinyl)
Various Artists: Mad Men: Music From The Series Vol. 2
Various Artists: Monster Ballads: The Ultimate Set
Various Artists: My Baby Loves...Michael Jackson
Various Artists: New Tales to Tell: A Tribute to Love and Rockets
Various Artists: Stockings By the Fire (reissue)
Various Artists: Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music (5-LP box set)
Wonderwheel: Safe and Sorry
ZAZA: Cameo

also at Largehearted Boy:

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