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May 9, 2011

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - May 10th, 2011

Two of the year's most anticipated indie rock albums are out tomorrow, Okkervil River's I Am Very Far and The Antlers' Burst Apart. Both will dominate "best of 2011" lists, and deservedly so.

This week brings a host of good music, I can also wholly recommend Wild Beasts' Smother, Thee Oh Sees' Castlemania, Sleepy Vikings' They Will Find You Here, Sloan's The Double Cross, Other Lives': Tamer Animals, Jesu's Ascension, Here We Go Magic's The January EP, Gang Gang Dance's Eye Contact, The Felice Brothers' Celebration, Florida, and Ben Sollee's Inclusions.

Holly Golightly & Dan Melichior's Desperate Little Town and Laura Veirs' The Triumphs and Travails of Orphan Mae head up the reissues. New vinyl editions from Prince (1999, Controversy, Dirty Mind), the Jesus and Mary Chain (Automatic, Honey's Dead) and Pearl Jam (remastered editions of Vitalogy and Vs.) are also in stores tomorrow.

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:

AC/DC: Live at River Plate [dvd]
Africa Hitech: 93 Million Miles
Alvarius B.: Baroque Primitiva
Antietam: Tenth Life
The Antlers: Burst Apart
Anvil: Juggernaut of Justice
Architecture in Helsinki: Moment Bends [vinyl]
Balance and Composure: Separation
Ben Sollee: Inclusions
Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat: Everything's Getting Older
Black Label Society: Song Remains Not the Same
Blue October: Ugly Side: An Acoustic Evening with Blue October
Bob Dylan: Bob Dylan in Concert: Brandeis University 1963 [vinyl]
Booker T. and the M.G.'s: McLemore Avenue (remastered)
Booker T. Jones: The Road From Memphis
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band: Translucent Fresnel (The Nan True's Hole Tape 72 / 73 Live) [vinyl]
The Cars: Door to Door (reissue)
The Cars: Move Like This
Chris Thile & Michael Daves: Sleep With One Eye Open
Chrissy Murderbot: Women's Studies
Christina Perri: lovestrong.
City Center: Redeemer
Clutch: Blast Tyrant (remastered with bonus CD)
The Clutters: Breaking Bones
Colin L. Orchestra: Infinite Ease / Good God
The Cramps: Psychedelic Jungle (reissue) [vinyl]
The Cramps: Songs the Lord Taught Us (reissue) [vinyl]
Crippled Black Phoenix: Night Raider (reissue) [vinyl]
Crippled Black Phoenix: The Resurrectionists (reissue) [vinyl]
Darkest Hour: The Human Romance [vinyl]
Delay Trees: Delay Trees
Dengue Fever: Cannibal Courtship
Dream Syndicate: Days of Wine & Roses (reissue) [vinyl]
El Obo: Oxford Basement Collection
EMA: Past Life Maryred Saints
Ezekiel Honig: Folding In On Itself
The Felice Brothers: Celebration, Florida
Gang Gang Dance: Eye Contact
Gardens: Gardens
Get Help: The Good Green Earth
Greg Brown: Freak Flag
Helado Negro: Canta Lechuza
Here We Go Magic: The January EP
Holly Golightly & Dan Melichior: Desperate Little Town (reissue)
Hooray for Earth: True Loves
Howe Gelb: Alegrias
Jackie-O Motherf**ker: Volume 1: Fig. 5 & Liberation
Jared Mees and the Grown Children: Only Good Thoughts Can Stay
Jesu: Ascension
Jesus and Mary Chain: Automatic (reissue) [vinyl]
Jesus and Mary Chain: Honey's Dead (reissue) [vinyl]
Jimmie Dale Gilmore: Heirloom Music
Joan of Arc: Life Like
Johan Agebjorn and Friends: Casablanca Nights
John Grant: Queen of Denmark [vinyl]
Johnny Cash: American VI: Ain't No Grave (Deluxe Edition) [vinyl]
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never [dvd]
Karl Blau: Max
Laura Veirs: The Triumphs and Travails of Orphan Mae (reissue)
Le Butcherettes: Sin Sin Sin
Led ER Est: May EP
Lee Scratch Perry: Rise Again
Liturgy: Aesthethica
The Lonely Island: Turtleneck & Chain
Love Inks: ESP
Man Man: Life Fantastic
Manchester Orchestra: Simple Math
Mantana Roberts: Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens de Colour Libres
Mark McGuire: A Young Person's Guide to Mark McGuire
Memory Map: Holiday Band
Metallica: S&M (6-LP vinyl box set)
Mexicans with Guns: Ceremony
The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library: Volume One
Mint Julep: Adorn
Mountains: Air Museum
Moving Mountains: Waves
New York Dolls: Dancing Backward in High Heels [vinyl]
Okkervil River: I Am Very Far
Other Lives: Tamer Animals
Oxbow: King of the Jews
Paul Simon: So Beautiful or So What [vinyl]
Pearl Jam: Vitalogy (remastered) [vinyl]
Pearl Jam: Vs. (remastered) [vinyl]
Peter Case: The Case Files
Phil Cook: Hungry Mother Blues
Portugal. The Man: Church Mouth (reissue) [vinyl]
Portugal. The Man: Waiter You Voltures (reissue) [vinyl]
Prince: 1999 (reissue) [vinyl]
Prince: Controversy (reissue) [vinyl]
Prince: Dirty Mind (reissue) [vinyl]
Prince Fatty: Supersize [vinyl]
Psychedelic Horsesh*t: Laced
Pure X: You're In It Now
Randy Newman: The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 2
Raphael Saadiq: Stone Rollin'
Rene Hell: Terminal Symphony
Rise Against / Face to Face: Split [vinyl]
Sam Roberts Band: Collider
The Sea and Cake: The Moonlight Butterfly
The Shivers: More
Sleepy Vikings: They Will Find You Here
Sloan: The Double Cross
Spindrift: Classic Soundtracks
Thea Gilmore: John Wesley Harding
Thee Oh Sees: Castlemania
Thieves Like Us: Your Love Runs Still
This Will Destroy You: Tunnel Blanket
Tiago Sousa: Walden's Pond
Tyler, the Creator: Goblin
Urge Overkill: Rock & Roll Submarine
Viktor Vaughn: Vaudeville Villain: Gold Edition (reissue) [vinyl]
Various Artists: Hank Williams: Timeless [vinyl]
Various Artists: Nigeria 70 Sweet Times: Afro-Funk Highlife
Warren Haynes: Man in Motion
Wild Beasts: Smother
Wild Billy Childish and The MBE's: Mama Rolling Stone b/w Little Latin Lupe-Lu [vinyl]
The Wilderness of Manitoba: When You Left the Fire
Wooden Wand: Circle [vinyl]
Yelle: Safari Disco Club [vinyl]
Young Legionnaire: Crisis Works
Zombi: Escape Velocity
Zomby: Natalia's Song [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