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March 7, 2011

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - March 8th, 2011

Wye Oak's Civilian is the Baltimore duo's third album and yet another stellar effort.

Other new music I can strongly recommend includes Alexi Murdoch's Towards the Sun, Carol Bui's Red Ship, Exene Cervenka's Excitement of Maybe, the Norwegian Wood soundtrack by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, Kurt Vile's Smoke Ring for My Halo, and especially Grails' Deep Politics.

Reissues this week are led by a remastered and extended edition of Crass's Penis Envy (an album everyone should own). Also available are a 40th anniversary edition of Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water, which includes a DVD of the duo's 1969 television special as well as a documentary about making the album and new interviews.

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

This week's interesting CD releases:

Alexi Murdoch: Towards the Sun
Augury: Concealed
Avril Lavigne: Goodbye Lullaby
B Lan 3: Library Catalog Music Series: Music for Hunting and Mapping
Beady Eye: Different Gear Still Speeding [vinyl]
Billy Joel: Live at Shea Stadium (2-CDs & DVD)
The Blue Van: Love Shot
Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata: The Hills Are Alive
Buffalo Tom: Skins
Bruce Cockburn: Small Source of Comfort
Carol Bui: Red Ship
Children of Bodom: Relentless Reckless Forever
Clare Maguire: Light After Dark
Crass: Penis Envy (remastered with bonus tracks)
Cut Copy: Zonoscope [vinyl]
Defeater: Empty Days & Sleepless Nights
Dignan Porch: Deluded
Dinosaur Bones: My Divider
Early Winters: Early Winters EP
Ellie Goulding: Lights
Exene Cervenka: Excitement of Maybe
Frankie Goes To Hollywood: Liverpool (remastered with bonus tracks)
Geoff Berner: Victory Party
Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx: We're New Here [vinyl]
Glen Galaxy: Thankyou
Grails: Deep Politics
Heart: Night at Sky Church [dvd]
Jib Kidder: Library Catalog Music Series: Music for Hypnotized
Jim Norton: Despicable
Jonny Greenwood: Norwegian Wood (soundtrack)
Keren Ann: 101
Kurt Vile: Smoke Ring for My Halo
Los Dug Dug's: Dug Dug's [vinyl]
Luke Rathborne: Dog Years EP
Lullwater: Silhouette
Lupe Fiasco: LASERS
Mae: (e)vening
The Megaphonic Thrift: Decay Decoy
Memphis: Here Comes a City
Miles Davis: Unissued Japanese Concerts
Morning Teleportation: Expanding Anyway
Neil Diamond: Neil Diamond: The Bang Years
OMD: History of Modern (Part 1)
Parts & Labor: Constant Future
The Pauses: A Cautionary Tale
Quiet Sun: Mainstream
Raekwon: Shaolin Vs Wu-Tang
R.E.M.: Collapse Into Now
Ringo Deathstarr: Colour Trip
Rival Schools: Pedals
Shotgun Jimmie: Transistor Sister
Sierra Hull: Daybreak
Signal: Glassworks - Signal Live at Le Poisson Rouge
Simon & Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water (remastered) (CD & DVD)
Sonic Youth: Bull in the Heather (reissue)
Starf*cker: Reptilians
Tito Puente: Vaya Puente (reissue) [vinyl]
Traffic: John Barleycorn Must Die (remastered with bonus disc)
Trust Company: Dreaming in Black & White
Typhoon: New Kind of House
Various Artists: Before the Fall - 24 Original Songs As Covered By The Fall
Various Artists: Glee: The Music, Volume 5
Various Artists: Piano Tribute to Mumford & Sons
The Ventures: Hawaii Five-O (reissue)
We Creeling: The Curious Mystery
Western Hymn: Out of the Way EP [vinyl]
Wires Under Tension: Light Science
Wolf People: Silbury Sands/Dry [vinyl]
Wye Oak: Civilian
Young Widows: Future Heart [vinyl]

also at Largehearted Boy:

weekly CD & DVD release lists
Try It Before You Buy It (music from this week's CD releases)
2010 Online "Best Of" Music Lists