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July 12, 2010

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - July 13, 2010

The 25th anniversary edition of R.E.M.'s Fables of the Reconstruction is in stores tomorrow. The album has been digitally remastered and includes a bonus disc of demos (including "Bandwagon, which I wrote about earlier this month).

Along with the REM box set, two compilations are the highlights of my release week, Tommy Keene You Hear Me: A Retrospective 1983-2009 and Carissa's Weird's They'll Only Miss You When You Leave: Songs 1996-2003.

Of the week's new releases, I can strongly recommend Admiral Radley's I Heart California, Caravan Palace's self-titled album, The Innocence Mission's My Room in the Trees and especially School of Seven Bells' Disconnect From Desire.

Two of the most-anticipated releases this week just didn't click with me (M.I.A.'s M A Y A and Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse's Dark Night of the Soul), I'l give them another spin in a week or two.

Reissues this week include three remastered albums by the Frames (Another Love Song, Dance the Devil..., Fitzcarraldo) and a 20th anniversary edition of Concrete Blonde's Bloodletting.

Besides the Fables of the Reconstruction release, two other box sets stand out this week (if you have deep pockets). Broken Social Scene releases its Forgiveness Rock Record album as a vinyl box set containing 7 10" vinyl records.

Next Stop Vietnam - The War On Record, 1961-2008 compiles songs about the Vietnam War in a 13-CD box set that includes a 300+ page book.

What new releases are you picking up this week? Have I left anything noteworthy off the list?

This week's interesting CD releases:

Admiral Radley: I Heart California [mp3] [vinyl]
Au Revoir Simone: Night Light: Remix Album [mp3]
Autechre: Move of Ten [mp3]
Autechre: Move of Ten 1 [vinyl]
Autechre: Move of Ten 2 [vinyl]
Backseat Dreamer: The Colors Of Dreams, They're In You [mp3]
The Bad Brains: Live at CBGB [vinyl]
Blue Giant: Blue Giant [mp3]
Broken Social Scene: Forgiveness Rock Record 10 inch Vinyl Box Set [7-LP vinyl box set]
Caravan Palace: Caravan Palace [mp3]
Carissa's Weird: They'll Only Miss You When You Leave: Songs 1996-2003 [mp3]
Carnival Season: Misguided Promise: Carnival Season Complete 1984-1989 [mp3]
Carolina Chocolate Drops: Genuine Negro Jig [vinyl with bonus CD]
Ceo: White Magic
Chatham County Line: Wildwood [mp3] [vinyl]
Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants: Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants [mp3]
The Clash: The Clash
Concrete Blonde: Bloodletting (20th Anniversary Edition) (remastered with bonus tracks) [mp3]
Crowded House: Intriguer [CD & DVD] [mp3]
Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse: Dark Night of the Soul [mp3]
Devotionals: Devotionals [mp3] [vinyl]
The Dickies: Banana Splits (The Tra La La Song) [vinyl reissue]
El Guincho: Piratas de Sudamerica [mp3]
Eliza Gilkyson & John Gorka & Lucy Kaplansky: Red Horse [mp3]
Fang Island: Fang Island [vinyl]
The Frames: Another Love Song (remastered with bonus tracks)
The Frames: Dance the Devil... (remastered with bonus tracks)
The Frames: Fitzcarraldo (remastered with bonus tracks)
Furniture: Wrong People (remastered with bonus tracks)
The Gypsy Nomads: Happy Madness [mp3]
Hans Zimmer: Inception (soundtrack) [mp3]
The Innocence Mission: My Room in the Trees [mp3]
Janelle Monae: The ArchAndroid [2-LP vinyl]
John Powell: Knight & Day (soundtrack) [mp3]
The Love Language: Libraries [mp3]
M.I.A.: M A Y A [deluxe edition with bonus tracks] [mp3] [vinyl]
The Maine: Black & White [mp3]
Mark Ronson: Bang Bang Bang [vinyl]
Matmos and So Percussion: Treasure State [mp3]
Melvins & Isis: Split Single [vinyl]
The Mission (UK): Dum-Dum Bullets [mp3]
Morcheeba: Blood Like Lemonade [mp3]
Mystery Jets: Serotonin [mp3]
Neon Indian: Psychic Chasms [vinyl]
Nils Frahm & Anne Muller: 7 Fingers [mp3] [vinyl]
Norma Jean: Meridional [mp3]
Panda Bear: Tomboy [vinyl]
R.E.M.: Fables of the Reconstruction (remastered with bonus CD) [mp3] [vinyl]
The Ready Set: I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming [mp3]
School of Seven Bells: Disconnect From Desire [mp3]
Seu Jorge: Everybody Love the Sunshine [vinyl]
The Spires: Curved Space [mp3]
Sting: Symphonicities [mp3]
Sun Kil Moon: Admiral Fell Promises
Superchunk: Digging for Something b/w February Punk [vinyl]
Tim O'Brien: Chicken & Egg [mp3]
Tired Pony: Dead American Writers [vinyl]
Tommy Keene: Tommy Keene You Hear Me: A Retrospective 1983-2009 [mp3]
Torche/Boris: Chapter Ahead Being Fake [vinyl]
Tracy Bonham: Masts of Manhattan [mp3]
Various Artists: Bubblegum Music Is the Naked Truth
Various Artists: The History of Indian Film Music [box set]
Various Artists: Local Customs: Lone Star Lowlands
Various Artists: Next Stop Vietnam - The War On Record, 1961-2008 [13-CD box set]
Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: Tribute to a Reggae Legend
Various Artists: Real Cool Time Revisited: Swedish Punk, Pop and Garage Rock
Various Artists: You Baby - Words & Music By P.F. Sloan & Steve Barri
Vic Chesnutt: About to Choke [vinyl reissue]
The Walkmen: You & Me [vinyl reissue]
Woodpigeon: Balladeer: To All the Guys I've Loved Before [vinyl]
X: Under the Big Black Sun [vinyl reissue]

also at Largehearted Boy:

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