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March 14, 2011

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - March 15th, 2011

Two albums stand out among the week's music releases. The Dodos' No Color, the band's second, adds Neko Case to the mix for several songs and the results are outstanding. Noah and the Whale's third album Last Night on Earth is equally impressive.

Other albums I can strongly recommend this week are Brave Irene's self-titled debut (from Rose Melberg's new band), Brown Recluse's Evening Tapestry, Elbow's Build a Rocket Boys! (if you can't wait for the April 12th US release), J Mascis's Several Shades of Why, The Joy Formidable's The Big Roar, and Withered Hand's Good News.

Reissues are highlighted this week by the remastered edition of Nick Lowe' Labour of Lust which includes a bonus track. Vinyl reissues include Rilo Kiley's Take Offs and Landings, Black Sabbath's We Sold Our Souls for Rock N Roll, The Clash's Give Em Enough Rope, and the Modern Lovers: 96 Tears.

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:

Adebisi Shank: This Is the Second Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank
Alex Turner: Submarine
Antonionian: Antonionian
The Berg Sans Nipple: Build With Erosion
Black Francis: Abbabubba (b-sides. etc.)
Black Francis: The Golem
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears: Scandalous
Black Sabbath: We Sold Our Souls for Rock N Roll (reissue) [vinyl]
Brave Irene: Brave Irene
Brown Recluse: Evening Tapestry
Caitlin Rose: Own Side Now
Cex: Tiny Creature
The Clash: Give Em Enough Rope (reissue) [vinyl]
Cornershop Featuring Bubbley Kaur: Cornershop & The Double 'O' Groove Of
D. Charles Speer: Arghiledes [vinyl]
The Damnwells: No One Listens to the Band Anymore
Davila 666: Tan Bajo [vinyl]
The Dodos: No Color
Does It Offend You, Yeah?: Don't Say We Didn't Warn You
Eksi Ekso: Brown Shark Red Lion
Elbow: Build a Rocket Boys!
Eleventh Dream Day: Riot Now!
Eternal Tapestry: Beyond the 4th Door
The Fleshtones: Brooklyn Sound Solution
Forbidden Friends: Tiny Hands b/w For You [vinyl]
Found: Factorycraft
Funeral for a Friend: Welcome Home Armageddon
Giant Hand: Starting as People
Giant Sand: Purge & Slouch: 25th Anniversary Edition (reissue)
Giant Sand: Ramp: 25th Anniversary Edition (reissue)
Grand Lake: Leaves Ellipse
Heart: Dreamboat Annie (reissue) [vinyl]
Heidecker & Wood: Starting From Nowhere
Hype Williams: One Nation
The Idle Hands: Life Is Beautiful
J Mascis: Several Shades of Why
Jad Fair: Beautiful Songs: The Best of Jad Fair (3-CD box set)
The Joy Formidable: The Big Roar
Lady Gaga: Born This Way
Laura Jansen: Bells
Lovett: Highway Collection
Mastodon: Live at the Aragon
Matt Wertz: Weights & Wings
Matthew Friedberger: Meet Me in the Miramas [vinyl]
Mi Ami: Dolphins EP [vinyl]
Micachu and the Shapes: Chopped and Screwed
Modern Lovers: 96 Tears (reissue) [vinyl]
Mother Mother: Eureka
The Naked and Famous: Passive Me Aggressive You
Neil Young: Like a Rolling Stone [dvd]
New York Dolls: Dancing Backward in High Heels
Nick Lowe: Labour of Lust (remastered with bonus track)
Noah and the Whale: Last Night on Earth
North Mississippi Allstars: Keys to the Kingdom [vinyl]
Nouvelle Vague: Singers
Oh Land: Oh Land
Owls: Owls (reissue) [vinyl]
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: Belong [vinyl]
Paper Tiger: Made Like Us
The Pierces: You'll Be Mine
Poison Tree: Poison Tree
Rilo Kiley: Take Offs and Landings (reissue) [vinyl]
Rise Against: End Game
Screeching Weasel: First World Manifesto
Sin Fang: Summer Echoes
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers: Rare Bird Alert
Stevie Nicks: Other Side of the Mirror (reissue)
Stevie Nicks: Rock a Little (reissue)
Stevie Nicks: Street Angel (reissue)
Tape: Revelationes
Traffic: John Barleycorn Must Die (remastered with bonus CD)
Travis Barker: Give the Drummer Some
Various Artists: The Lincoln Lawyer (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
The Wedding Present: Live 1989
Weedeater: Jason the Dragon
Withered Hand: Good News
Wolf & Lamb: DJ Kicks
Young Galaxy: Shapeshifting [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