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August 22, 2011

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - August 23, 2011

The shortest music release list of summer includes releases by two indie rock legends, Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks' new album Mirror Traffic and Stephin Merritt's rarities collection Obscurities.

The Muppets: The Green Album collects covers of the puppets' songs by My Morning Jacket, Andrew Bird, Weezer, and others.

Ana Egge's Bad Blood, Ganglians' Still Living, and Zee Avi's Ghostbird are all albums I can heartily recommend.

Reissues include Patti Smith's Outside Society (remastered with bonus tracks) and the remastered Mickey Newbury's An American Trilogy.

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 music releases:

400 Blows: Sickness & Health
Active Child: You Are All I See
Ana Egge: Bad Blood
Austra: Sparkle [vinyl]
Balanescu Quartet: This Is The Balanescu Quartet
Banquets: Top Button, Bottom Shelf
Beequeen: Port Out Starboard Home
Black Tide: Post Mortem
Budy Miller: Majestic Silver Strings [vinyl]
CSS: La Liberacion
Darondo: Listen To My Song: The Music City Sessions
Dave Stewart: The Blackbird Diaries
Dead Black Hearts: The Southern Front
The Ettes: Wicked Will [vinyl]
The Game: The R.E.D. Album
Ganglians: Still Living
The George-Edwards Group: Archives (reissue) [vinyl]
Ghost Brigade: Until Fear No Longer Defines Us
Goldie: Fabriclive 58
I Break Horses: Hearts
Jeff Bridges: Jeff Bridges [vinyl]
Jorn: Live in Black
Kanye West and Jay-Z: Watch the Throne (deluxe edition)
Lenny Kravitz: Black and White America [vinyl]
Lex Land: Were My Sweetheart To Go
Little Gold: Weird Freedom
Magic Trick: The Glad Birth of Love
Mickey Newbury: An American Trilogy (remastered)
The Motels: Apocalypso [vinyl]
Nig-Heist: Nig-Heist [vinyl] (reissue)
Omar: Sing (If You Want It)
Patti Smith: Outside Society (remastered with bonus tracks)
PG Six: Starry Mind
Razika: Program 91
Rivulets: We're F**ked
Rockpile: Live at Montreux 1980
Sex Pistols - Live: The Broadcast Archives [dvd]
Sic Alps: Breadhead
Sonic Youth: Hits Are for Squares
Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks: Mirror Traffic
Stephin Merritt: Obscurities
Susan Howe & David Grubbs: Frolic Architecture
Sun Araw: Ancient Romans
Various Artists: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (soundtrack)
Various Artists: The Muppets: The Green Album
Various Artists: O Brother Where Art Thou (2-CD deluxe reissue)
Various Artists: Our Idiot Brother (soundtrack)
Various Artists: A Very Special Christmas 1 & 2 (reissue)
We Are Augustines: Rise Ye Sunken Ships
Wyatt Cenac: Comedy Person
Zee Avi: Ghostbird

also at Largehearted Boy:

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