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May 24, 2010

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - May 25, 2010

An impressive roster of indie rockers cover Graham Nash's Songs for Beginners album on Be Yourself: Tribute to Graham Nash's Songs for Beginners.

The tracklist:

01 Port O'Brien/Papercuts: "Military Madness"
02 Brendan Benson: "Better Days"
03 Nile Nash: "Wounded Bird"
04 Vetiver: "Used to Be a King"
05 Robin Pecknold: "Be Yourself"
06 Bonnie "Prince" Billy: "Simple Man (Hombre Sencillo)"
07 Moore Brothers: "Man in the Mirror"
08 Alela Diane: "There's Only One"
09 Mariee Sioux with Greg Weeks: "Sleep Song"
10 Sleepy Sun: "Chicago"
11 Various Artists and Nile Nash: "We Can Change the World (Reprise)"

The vinyl edition includes a bonus 7" with the following tracks:

01 Tyson Vogel: "Hey You (Looking at the Moon)"
02 Johnathan Rice: "On the Line"
03 Jonathan Wilson and special guests: "And So It Goes (Music Gets You High)"
04 Bart Davenport: "Better Days"
05 Citay: "Military Madness"

Other albums worth picking up (that I can personally recommend) this week include Beach Fossils' self-titled debut, Damien Jurado's Saint Bartlett, Peter Wolf Crier's Inter-Be, and Jeremy Jay's Splash.

The Smashing Pumpkins' new Teargarden By Kaleidyscope Vol.1: Songs for a Sailor EP is available on CD as well as a free download at the Smashing Pumpkins website.

For comedy fans, David Cross's Bigger and Blackerer is available on CD & DVD.

The Cure's Disintegration expanded & remastered edition is out on mp3 this week. CDs and vinyl will be released June 1st. The other reissue that caught my eye is a vinyl reissue of Heartless Bastards' All This Time.

What new music can you recommend this week? What's on your shopping list?

This week's interesting CD releases:

Beach Fossils: Beach Fossils
Bettye LaVette: Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook
Big Boi: Shutterbugg (vinyl)
The Black Keys: Tighten Up/I Got Mine (vinyl)
Black Sunshine: Black Sunshine
Born Ruffians: What to Say (vinyl)
Chick Corea: Solo Piano Improvisations / Children's Songs
Christina Aguilera: Not Myself Tonight (Eu Mixes)
Common: Go!: Common Classics
Corey Dargel: Someone Will Take Care of Me
Crystal Castles: Days Difference
The Cure: Disintegration (digital remastered) (digital deluxe remastered edition)
Cute Lepers: Smart Accessories (vinyl)
Damien Jurado: Saint Bartlett (vinyl)
Daniel Johnston: Story of An Artist (6-disc box set)
David Cross: Bigger and Blackerer
Deftones: Diamond Eyes (vinyl)
Elephant Stone: The Glass Box EP
Ella Fitzgerald: Performance
Ellen Allien: dust (vinyl)
The Fall: Bury! (vinyl)
Far: At Night We Live
Fyfe Dangerfield: Fly Yellow Moon
Get Up Kids: Simple Science
God Help the Girl: Baby You're Blind
Grails: Black Tar Prophecies 1, 2 & 3 (vinyl)
Grails: Black Tar Prophecies 4 (vinyl)
Greg Ashley: Requiem Mass And Other Experiments (vinyl)
Grovesnor: Soft Return
Hank Williams III: Rebel Within (vinyl & CD)
Harlan T. Bobo: Sucker (vinyl)
Heartless Bastards: All This Time (vinyl reissue)
It's Alive: Human Resources
James Holden: DJ-Kicks (vinyl)
Jamie Drake: When I Was Yours
Jeremy Jay: Splash (vinyl)
John Prine: In Person & On Stage
Junip: The Rope and The Summit
Karen Elson: The Ghost Who Walks (vinyl)
Katrina & the Waves: Walking on Sunshine (25th anniversary reissue)
Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden: Jasmine
Keller & The Keels: Thief
Kim Richey: Wreck Your Wheels
Kris Kristofferson: Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends: 1968-72 (vinyl)
Krokus: Hoodoo
Kurt Vile: Square Shells EP (vinyl)
Leela James: My Soul
Lower Dens: I Get Nervous b/w Johnssong
Manatee: Indecision (vinyl)
Marc Almond: Open All Night (reissue with bonus CD)
Marina And The Diamonds: The Family Jewels
Masterplan: Time To Be King
Micah P. Hinson: Micah P. Hinson & the Pioneer Saboteurs
Modern English: Soundtrack
Neverever: Angelic Swells (vinyl)
Peter Wolf Crier: Inter-Be (vinyl)
Piebald: Volume II
Qua: Q&A
Rihanna: Rated R: Remixed
Rolling Stones: Boxed (14-disc box set)
Secret Chiefs 3: Vol. 1 - Satellite Supersonic
Shlohmo: Shlohmoshun Deluxe (vinyl)
The Smashing Pumpkins: Teargarden By Kaleidyscope Vol.1: Songs for a Sailor
Solvent: Subject To Shift (vinyl)
Stone Temple Pilots: Stone Temple Pilots (deluxe edition) (vinyl)
Teenage Fanclub: Baby Lee (vinyl)
This Piano Plays Itself: As The House...
Tobacco: Maniac Meat (vinyl)
Trampled By Turtles: Palomino (vinyl)
Truth & Salvage Co.: Truth & Salvage Co. (vinyl)
Twin Sister: Color Your Life (vinyl)
Ty Segall: Melted (vinyl)
Various Artists: Be Yourself: Tribute to Graham Nash's Songs for Beginners (vinyl)
Various Artists: Rough Guide to Scottish Folk
Various Artists: Sex and the City 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists: The Story Of British Folk
Various Artists: True Blood: Music From The HBO Original Series Volume 2
Villagers: Becoming a Jackal
Walking Sleep: Measures
Widespread Panic: Dirty Side Down (vinyl & CD)
Wild Nothing: Gemini

also at Largehearted Boy:

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