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August 23, 2010

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - August 24, 2010

As summer ebbs and fall approaches, the music release lists get longer. This week brings the strongest batch of new releases since spring, perfect soundtracks for returning to school, driving to work, or planning a Labor Day barbecue.

Ra Ra Riot's sophomore album, The Orchard, is in stores tomorrow.

Sufjan Stevens surprisingly dropped a new digital EP this week, All Delighted People.

Comedian and actress Margaret Cho releases her debut music album, Cho Dependent, featuring guest appearances by Andrew Bird, Tegan and Sara, Fiona Apple, and others.

I can personally also strongly recommend Antony And The Johnsons' Thank You Your Love EP, Capstan Shafts' Revelation Skirts, Eels' Tomorrow Morning, Jon Langford & Skull Orchard's Old Devils, and Magic Kids' Memphis.

Three Slowdive albums (Just for a Day, Pygmalion, and Souvlaki) have been remastered and are all include a CD of bonus material.

Other reissues of note include two Tallest Man on Earth releases (the Shallow Grave album and The Tallest Man on Earth EP) and a couple of Efterklang repackages (Parades/Under Giant Trees and Tripper/Springer).

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

This week's interesting CD releases:

!!!: Strange Weather Isn't It [mp3] [vinyl]
Abe Vigoda: Throwing Shade b/w Vivid
Abner Trio: Giant Crushes You [mp3]
A-Ha: 25: Very Best of
Antony And The Johnsons: Thank You Your Love EP [mp3]
Atlantic at Pacific: Weddings [mp3]
Bad City: Welcome to the Wasteland [mp3]
Barb: Barb [mp3]
Bill Baird: Silence [mp3] [vinyl]
The Bodies Obtained: I Cry When You Cry [mp3]
Boxer Rebellion: Exits (reissue)
Boxer Rebellion: Exits (reissue)
Brad Laner: Natural Selections [mp3] [vinyl]
Bruce Springsteen: Collection 1973-1984 (7-CD box set)
Caitlin Rose: Own Side Now
Capstan Shafts: Revelation Skirts [mp3]
The Chap: Even Your Friend [vinyl]
Circle Pit: Bruise Constellation [vinyl]
Coil Sea: Coil Sea [vinyl]
Cotton Jones: Tall Hours in the Glowstream [mp3] [vinyl]
Dan Mangan: Nice, Nice, Very Nice [mp3]
The Dandy Warhols: The Capitol Years: 1995-2007 [mp3]
The Dashing Suns: Really Like You
Dead Confederate: Sugar [mp3] [vinyl]
The Doozer: Great Explorers [vinyl]
Dylan LeBlanc: Paupers Field [mp3] [vinyl]
Eels: Tomorrow Morning [mp3]
Efterklang: Parades/Under Giant Trees (reissue)
Efterklang: Tripper/Springer (reissue)
Electric Light Orchestra - Live: The Early Years [dvd]
Fennesz. Daniel. Buck: Knoxville [vinyl]
Fitz & the Tantrums: Pickin' Up the Pieces [mp3] [vinyl]
The Foxymorons: Bible Stories [mp3]
Goldmund: Famous Places [mp3]
Grass Widow: Past Time [mp3] [vinyl]
The Heads: Relaxing With The Heads
Hototogisu: Floating Japanese Oof Gardens of the 21st Century
Imbogodom: Metallic Year
The Intelligence: Males [mp3] [vinyl]
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan: Hawk [mp3] [vinyl]
James Blackshaw: All Is Falling [mp3] [vinyl]
JJ Grey & Mofro: Georgia Warhorse [mp3]
John Zorn: Filmworks Xxiv: Nobel Prizewinner (soundtrack) [mp3]
Jon Langford & Skull Orchard: Old Devils [mp3] [vinyl]
JP, Chrissie and The Fairground Boys: Fidelity! [mp3]
Kate Bush: Aerial (reissue)
Katy Perry: Teenage Dream [mp3]
Klaxons: Echoes
Land of Talk: Cloak and Cipher [mp3] [vinyl]
Limes: Rhinestone River [mp3] [vinyl]
Magic Kids: Memphis [mp3] [vinyl]
Manowar: Thunder In The Sky
Margaret Cho: Cho Dependent [mp3] [vinyl]
Mirah: Gone Are All the Days [vinyl]
Mogwai: Burning / Special Moves [CD & DVD] [2-LP vinyl & DVD]
Neil Hamburger: Hot February Night [vinyl]
Never Shout Never: Harmony [mp3]
No Age: Glitter [vinyl]
Pale Sketcher: Jesu: Pale Sketches Demixed [mp3] [vinyl]
Paper Bird: When the River Took Flight [mp3]
The Pixies: Acoustic & Electric Live [Blu-ray dvd]
Ra Ra Riot: The Orchard [CD & DVD] [mp3] [vinyl & mp3]
Revolver: Music For A While [mp3]
Royal Trux: Cats and Dogs
S. Carey All We Grow [mp3]
The Sex Pistols: The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle (reissue with poster)
Shonen Knife - Live At Mohawk Place 2009 [dvd]
Slowdive: Just for a Day (remastered with bonus CD)
Slowdive: Pygmalion (remastered with bonus CD)
Slowdive: Souvlaki (remastered with bonus CD)
Sufjan Stevens: All Delighted People EP [mp3]
Surgeon: Fabric 53
The Sword: Warp Riders [mp3]
The Tallest Man on Earth: Shallow Grave (reissue) [mp3]
The Tallest Man on Earth: The Tallest Man on Earth EP (reissue) [mp3]
Tears Run Rings: Distance [mp3]
Trumans Water: O Zeta Zunis [vinyl]
Usher: Versus [mp3]
Various Artists: Going the Distance (soundtrack) [mp3]
Various Artists: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (soundtrack) [vinyl]
Various Artists: Sehorn's Soul Farm
Vaselines: Sex With An X [vinyl] [mp3]
Venetian Snares: My So-Called Life [mp3]
Wildbirds & Peacedrums: Rivers [mp3]
Yair Yona: Remember (reissue) [mp3]

also at Largehearted Boy:

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