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August 16, 2010

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - August 17, 2010

Lissie's debut album, Catching a Tiger, finally sees its US release tomorrow, and firmly establishes her as one of this generation's prominent young singer-songwriters.

Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin is the week's most intriguing release as the former Beach Boy takes on one of the masters of the American songbook (I am reserving judgment until I hear it tomorrow).

From what has already been sent my way, I can also strongly recommend Darker My Love's Alive As You Are, The Dollyrots' Little Messed Up, and Matthew Dear's Black City.

Superchunk's No Pocky for Kitty and On the Mouth albums have both been remastered, and the wealth of vinyl reissues are led by no less than four Tom Waits discs (Closing Time, Heart of Saturday Night, Nighthawks at the Diner, and Small Change) and two releases by the Jayhawks Hollywood Town Hall and Tomorrow the Green Grass).

Arab Strap also has two remastered albums (each with a CD of bonus material) out this week, Philophobia and The Week Never Starts Around Here.

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

This week's interesting CD releases:

American Hi-Fi: Fight the Frequency [mp3]
Arab Strap: Philophobia (remastered with bonus CD) [mp3]
Arab Strap: The Week Never Starts Around Here (remastered with bonus CD) [mp3]
Antibalas: Who Is This America? (reissue with bonus track) [mp3]
Baby Eagle: Dog Weather [mp3]
Benjy Davis Project: The Angie House/More Than Local (reissue)
Blondie: Blondie at the BBC
Brian Wilson: Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin [mp3]
BXI: Boris & Ian Astbury
Camu Tao: King of Hearts
Chief: Modern Rituals [mp3] [vinyl]
Conrad Herwig: The Latin Side of Herbie Hancock
The Crocodiles: Sleep Forever
Darker My Love: Alive As You Are [mp3] [vinyl]
David Gray: Foundling [mp3]
The Dollyrots: Little Messed Up
Eels: Tomorrow Morning [vinyl]
Ennio Morricone: Le Clan Des Siciliens [vinyl]
Esperanza Spalding: Chamber Music Society [mp3]
Filter: The Trouble With Angels [mp3]
The Germs: Media Blitz (reissue) [vinyl]
Hey Monday: Beneath It All [mp3]
Iron Maiden: The Final Frontier [mp3]
Jayhawks: Hollywood Town Hall (reissue) [vinyl]
Jayhawks: Tomorrow the Green Grass (reissue) [vinyl]
John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers: So Many Roads (4-CD box set) [mp3]
John Mellencamp: No Better Than This [mp3]
Jon Lindsay: Escape From Plaza-Midwood
Kem: Intimacy [mp3]
Kemialliset Ystavat: Ullakkoalo [vinyl]
Like Pioneers: Piecemeal [mp3]
Lissie: Catching a Tiger [mp3]
Lloyd Miller & Heliocentrics: Lloyd Miller & Heliocentrics [vinyl]
Los Lobos: Tin Can Trust [vinyl]
Lucero: Rebels Rogues & Sworn Brothers [[vinyl]
Matthew Dear: Black City [mp3] [vinyl]
NOFX: The Longest EP [mp3] [vinyl]
The Offspring: Happy Hour
Rae Spoon: Love Is a Hunter [mp3]
Ray LaMontagne: God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise [mp3] [vinyl]
Sea of Bees: Songs For the Ravens [vinyl]
Shannon Whitworth: Water Bound [mp3]
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: Let It Sway [mp3]
Superchunk: No Pocky for Kitty (remastered) [vinyl]
Superchunk: On the Mouth (remastered) [vinyl]
Tea Leaf Green: Looking West
Theodore Shapiro: Dinner for Schmucks (soundtrack) [mp3]
Thomas Koner: Nnatatak, Teimo, Permafrost
Tim Reynolds: The Limbic System
Toadies: Feeler [mp3]
Tom Waits: Closing Time (reissue) [vinyl]
Tom Waits: Heart of Saturday Night (reissue) [vinyl]
Tom Waits: Nighthawks at the Diner (reissue) [vinyl]
Tom Waits: Small Change (reissue) [vinyl]
Various Artists: Afro-Beat Airways [mp3]
Various Artists: Dexter, Season 4: Music From The Showtime Original Series [mp3]
Various Artists: Live At KEXP Volume Six [mp3]
Various Artists: The Switch: Music From The Motion Picture [mp3]
Walter Gibbons: Jungle Music [mp3]
X: Under the Big Black Sun (remastered) [vinyl]
Zak Sally: Fear of Song [vinyl]

also at Largehearted Boy:

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