Twitter Facebook Tumblr Pinterest Instagram

« older | Main Largehearted Boy Page | newer »

July 19, 2010

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - July 20, 2010

When people ask me what my favorite album of the year is, I list the three discs that have been at the top of my list for months. Mountain Man's Made the Harbor, out tomorrow, is one of these, as are Sleigh Bells' Treats (the vinyl is available this week) and The Monitor, the concept album by Titus Andronicus. Mountain Man's folk music is filled with vocal harmonies that celebrate the simple power of the human voice.

I can also strongly recommend The Books' The Way Out, Dan Sartain's Lives, Frazey Ford's (of the Be Good Tanyas) Obadiah, and Frontier Ruckus's Deadmalls & Nightfalls

Vinyl reissues of the Dirty Three's She Has No Strings Apollo, The National's Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers, and Shellac's Terraform are very tempting, as is the remastered edition of Wire's Send Ultimate.

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

This week's interesting CD releases:

Asleep At The Wheel: It's a Good Day [mp3]
Big Boi: Sir Luscious Left Foot... The Son of Chico Dusty [vinyl]
Big Head Todd & the Monsters: Rocksteady [mp3]
The Books: The Way Out [mp3] [vinyl]
The Brian Setzer Orchestra: Don't Mess With A Big Band: Live [mp3]
Bruce Springsteen: Live on Air
The Coathangers: 143 (Dan Deacon Remix) b/w Arthritis Sux [mp3]
Dan Sartain: Doin' Anything I Say [vinyl]
Dan Sartain: Lives [mp3]
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse: Dark Night of the Soul (2-CD, 2-LP deluxe edition)
Daniel Johnston: Story of An Artist (6-CD box set) [vinyl]
Darker My Love & Moccasin: Split 12" [vinyl]
Daughters: Hell Songs [vinyl]
Delorean: Ayrton Senna EP
Department of Eagles: Archive 2003-2006 [mp3] [vinyl]
DEVO: Something For Everybody [vinyl & CD]
Dirty Three: She Has No Strings Apollo (reissue) [vinyl]
Eliza Doolittle: Eliza Doolittle
Emerson Lake & Palmer: A Time and A Place (4-CD box set)
Endless Boogie: Full House Head [mp3] [vinyl]
Fabulous Diamonds: Fabulous Diamonds II [mp3]
Francis & the Lights: It'll Be Better [mp3]
Frazey Ford: Obadiah [mp3]
Frontier Ruckus: Deadmalls & Nightfalls [mp3]
The Gentle Guest: Cast Off Your Human Form [mp3]
Gogol Bordello: Trans-Continental Hustle [vinyl]
Goodnight Loving: The Goodnight Loving Supper Club [mp3] [vinyl]
Herbie Hancock: Imagine Project [vinyl]
Instruments of Science & Technology: Music for Paradise Armor [mp3]
Jaga Jazzist: Bananfluer Overalt EP [vinyl]
Jamie Lidell: Wanna Be Your Telephone [vinyl]
Japandroids: Younger Us [mp3 & vinyl] [mp3]
JEFF The Brotherhood: Mellow Out b/w Heavy Days [mp3]
Jimmy Lafave: Favorites 1992-2001 [mp3]
Kenseth Thibideau: Repetition [mp3]
Kristin Miltner: Music for Dreaming and Playing [vinyl] [mp3]
Lower Dens Twin-Hand Movement [mp3] [vinyl]
M.I.A.: XXXO: The Remixes EP [mp3]
Mahjongg: The Long Shadow of the Paper Tiger [mp3] [vinyl]
Majeure: Timespan Remixes [vinyl]
Manowar & Friends: MAGIC - A Tribute to Ronnie James Dio
Marc Cohn: Listening Booth: 1970 [mp3]
Matthew Young: Traveler's Advisory (remastered) [vinyl]
Max Richter: Infra [mp3]
Mirah: Don't/The Tears That Fall [vinyl]
Mountain Man: Made the Harbor [mp3] [vinyl]
The National: Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers (reissue) [vinyl]
Nirvana: Live on Air
Norfolk & Western: Dinero Severo [mp3] [vinyl]
Nouvelle Vague: Best of: Limited Edition
Pelican & These Arms Are Snakes: Split [vinyl]
Philip Glass: Glass: Orphee (Complete Opera Recording)
Piebald: Volume III
Portland Cello Project: Thousand Words [mp3]
Professor Green: Just Be Good to Green (Feat. Lily Allen)
Rachel's Selenography (reissue) [vinyl & mp3]
Rakaa: Crown of Thorns [mp3]
Richard Youngs: 20 Years (remastered) [vinyl]
Richard Youngs: Beyond the Valley of Ultrahits (remastered) [vinyl] [mp3]
Rick Ross: Teflon Don [mp3]
Sally Shapiro: Jackie Jackie [vinyl]
Secret Cities: Pink Graffiti [mp3] [vinyl]
Shannon Stephens: Shannon Stephens [mp3]
Shawn Colvin: Wichita Skyline
Shellac: Terraform (reissue) [vinyl]
Sheryl Crow: 100 Miles From Memphis [mp3]
Sleigh Bells: Treats [vinyl]
Spur: Of The Moments [vinyl] [mp3]
Steve Poltz: Dreamhouse [mp3]
That Petrol Emotion: Babble (remastered with bonus tracks) [mp3]
These United States: What Lasts [mp3]
Toro Y Moi: Leave Everywhere [vinyl] [mp3]
The Triffids: Wide Open Road (The Best of the Triffids) [mp3]
Various Artists: Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music 6 [mp3]
Various Artists: The Ikon Records Story - America's #1 Unsung Garage Label 1964-1966
Various Artists: Jersey Shore Soundtrack [mp3]
Various Artists: This Is the Blues Volume 3 [mp3]
Various Artists: This Is the Blues Volume 4 [mp3]
Various Artists: Where You Gonna Go? Motor City Garage Bands 1965-1969
Various Artists: World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria [vinyl] [mp3]
Various Artists: World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria Part 2 [vinyl]
Walter Gibbons Jungle Music: Essential & Unreleased Remixes 1976-1986 [mp3]
Wire: Send Ultimate (remastered with bonus CD)
Woom: Muu's Way [vinyl]
Yo-Yo Ma: Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone (remastered) [mp3]
The Young Sinclairs: We Spoke Our Minds EP [vinyl]
Zero 7: Record [mp3]

also at Largehearted Boy:

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