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August 9, 2010

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - August 10, 2010

Not long after the New Pornographers released Twin Cinema, I began appreciating the solo efforts of the collective's members more than the band's subsequent albums. Kathryn Calder's Are You My Mother? is a case in point. Even though I have had the album half as long as Together, I have played it many more times. Are You My Mother? showcases Calder's impressive vocals and understated songwriting against minimal and elegant arrangements.

Other albums I have heard and can strongly recommend this week include The Budos Band's The Budos Band III, Elsinore's Yes Yes Yes, Lost in the Trees' All Alone in An Empty House, and Stornoway's Beachcomber's Windowsill.

Reissues this week include Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Extra Width + Mo Width, which includes the Extra Width EP and a whole CD of bonus tracks, and a disc that should make old school videogame fans happy, Buckner & Garcia's Pac-Man Fever.

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

This week's interesting CD releases:

Animal Collective: Oddsac [dvd]
Autolux: Transit Transit [vinyl]
Black Label Society: Order of the Black [mp3]
Bottomless Pit: Blood Under the Bridge [mp3]
Buckner & Garcia: Pac-Man Fever (reissue with bonus tracks)
The Budos Band: The Budos Band III [mp3]
Burnt Ones: Black Teeth & Golden Tongues [mp3]
Colour Revolt: The Cradle [mp3] [vinyl]
Crowded House: Intriguer [vinyl]
Cut Chemist: Litmus Test [vinyl]
Dan Mangan: Nice, Nice, Very Nice [mp3]
Eli "Paperboy" Reed: Come And Get It [mp3] [vinyl]
Elsinore: Yes Yes Yes [mp3]
Frontier(s): There Will Be No Miracles Here [mp3]
Gary Numan: 78/79 Boxset [vinyl]
The Green Pajamas: The Red, Red Rose
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Extra Width + Mo Width (reissue with bonus CD) [mp3]
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Year One [mp3]
Kathryn Calder: Are You My Mother? [mp3]
Land of Talk: Swift Coin [vinyl] [mp3]
Landing On The Moon: We Make History Now [mp3]
Leonard Cohen: Live in London (reissue)
Lost in the Trees: All Alone in An Empty House [mp3] [vinyl]
Marina & the Diamonds: Oh No!
Modest Mouse: Moon & Antarctica (reissue)
The Mountains & The Trees: I Made This For You [mp3]
Pete Seeger: Circles & Seasons (reissue)
Pete Seeger: The World of Pete Seeger (reissue)
Pink Floyd Between Syd and The Dark Side [dvd]
Prince: In The 1980s [dvd]
Punch Brothers: Antifogmatic [vinyl] (with bonus CD)
PVT: Church With No Magic [mp3] [vinyl]
Run on Sentence: You the Darkness & Me
Sarah Blasko: As Day Follows Night [mp3]
Serge Gainsbourg: You're Under Arrest + Love on the Beat (reissue)
Skream: Outside the Box [mp3]
Soft Metals: The Cold World Melts [mp3]
Stornoway: Beachcomber's Windowsill [mp3] [vinyl]
The Thermals: I Don't Believe You [vinyl]
Tigers Jaw: Tigers Jaw
Titles: Dirt Bell [mp3]
Various Artists: Many Hands: Family Music for Haiti [mp3]
Various Artists: Music Gets You High: Songs of Graham Nash
Various Artists: Neil Young's Jukebox
Various Artists: A Rocket in My Pocket: Soundtrack to The Hipster's Guide to Rockabilly Music
Various Artists: Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World (soundtrack) [mp3]
Various Artists: Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World (original score)
We Are Hex: Hail the Goer [mp3]
Ween: Quebec (reissue)
The Who: Live at the Isle of Wight
Wild Beasts: We Still Got the Taste Dancin' on Our Tongues [vinyl]
Woody Guthrie: Bob Dylan's Woody Guthrie Selection
Woven Bones: I've Gotta Get b/w Hey Kid [vinyl] [mp3]
Yeasayer: Madder Red [mp3]

also at Largehearted Boy:

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