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May 13, 2014

This Week's Interesting Music Releases - May 13, 2014


Two of my favorite albums of the year so far are in stores this week, Mirah's Changing Light and Swans' To Be Kind.

Other albums I can recommend include Amen Dunes' Love, Hallelujah the Hills' Have You Ever Done Something Evil?, Hiss Tracts' Shortwave Nights, Kishi Bashi's Lighght, La Sera's Hour of the Dawn, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart's Days of Abandon, and the Wes Anderson tribute album I Saved Latin!.

The Black Keys' Turn Blue, Guided by Voices' Cool Planet, Joseph Arthur's Lou Reed tribute album Lou, a nd Tori Amos's Unrepentant Geraldines are also notable new music releases this week.

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:

1982: A/B
Acid Mothers Temple and The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.: Astrorgasm from the Inner Space
Agalloch: The Serpent and the Sphere
The Alvaret Ensemble: Skeylja
Amen Dunes: Love
Apollo Brown: Thirty Eight
Biblical: Monsoon Season
The Black Keys: Turn Blue
Blondie: Blondie 4(0)-Ever: Greatest Hits Deluxe Redux / Ghosts of Download (3-disc box set)
Blu and Nottz: Gods In The Spirit
Boysetsfire and Funeral For A Friend: Split [vinyl]
Cambodian Space Project: Whisky Cambodia
Camea: Neverwhere Remixes [vinyl]
Candi Staton: Life Happens
Cheap Girls: Famous Graves
The Clientele: Suburban Light (reissue)
Cluster: Apropos Cluster
Coh: To Beat
Cousins: The Halls of Wickwire
Crobot: Crobot
Dave Van Ronk: Dave Van Ronk - Live In Monterey, 1998
Dawn Golden: Still Life
DJ Tennis: Local
Django Django: LateNightTales
Donato Dozzy: Dimensions EP [vinyl]
Douglas Dare: Whelm
Douglas Greed: Driven
Eastlink: Eastlink
EDH: Lava Club
Eggs, Eggs: Taste of Sundress [vinyl]
Explosions in the Sky and Steve Jablonsky: Lone Survivor (soundtrack)
Fake the Facts: Soundtrack
Fis: Iterations
Flesh Wounds: Bitter Boy
Graves at Sea and Sourvein: Split
Guided by Voices: Cool Planet
Hakon Stene: Lush Laments for Lazy Mammal
Hallelujah the Hills: Have You Ever Done Something Evil?
Hiss Tracts: Shortwave Nights
Hour of Penance: Regicide
Hunterchild: Hunterchild
Hydras Dream: The Little Match Girl
Jeff Burch: Jeff Burch
The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project: Axels and Sockets
Jeremy Fisher: The Lemon Squeeze
John Mayall: A Special Life
Joseph Arthur: Lou
K. Leimer: A Period of Review (1975-1983)
Kemialliset Ystavat: Alas Rattoisaa Virtaa
Kishi Bashi: Lighght
Kreidler: ABC
La Sera: Hour of the Dawn
Lantlos: Melting Sun
Levi Weaver: Your Ghost Keeps Finding Me
Light Screamer: Gauss [vinyl]
Little Dragon: Nabuma Rubberband
Logos: Firesides and Guitars
Major Lazer: Apocalypse Soon
Maya Jane Coles: Fabric 75
Michael Jackson: Xscape
Midnight Faces: The Fire Is Gone
Mike Adams at His Honest Weight: Best of the Boiler Room Classics
Mimicking Birds: Eons
Mirah: Changing Light
Nautic: Navy Blue
Ned Doheny: Separate Oceans
Nightfell: The Living Ever Mourn
Omotai: Fresh Hell [vinyl]
Only Crime: Pursuance
Outer Space: Phantom Center
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart: Days of Abandon
Pink Floyd: Delicate Sound of Thunder (1988 Master) (reissue)
Principles of Geometry: Meanstream
Principles of Geometry: Streamasters EP
Prins Thomas: Prins Thomas 3
Prostitutes: Petit Cochon
Restorations: LP2
Sculpture: Membrane Pop
Sean Nicholas Savage: Bermuda Waterfall
Slates: Taiga
Sleaford Mods: Divide and Exit
Son Palenque: Afro-Colombian Sound Modernizers
Sturgill Simpson: Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
Swans: To Be Kind
Sylvan Esso: Sylvan Esso
Thollem+Chase: Dub Narcotic Session
Tobacco: Ultima II Massage
Tom the Lion: Sleep
Torch Runner: Committed to the Ground
Tori Amos: Unrepentant Geraldines
Various Artists: Coalmine Records Presents Unearthed
Various Artists: Dark Acid II [vinyl]
Various Artists: I Saved Latin! A Tribute to Wes Anderson
Various Artists: If This Is House I Want My Money Back 3
Various Artists: Orange Is the New Black: Music From The Original Series
Walter Martin: We're All Young Together
Watery Love: Decorative Feeding
Weatherbox: Flies In All Directions
Wovenhand: Refractory Obdurate
Wussy: Attica!
Yo La Tengo: Fakebook (reissue) [vinyl]
Young Widows: Easy Pain
Yves/Son/Ace: Dead Life

also at Largehearted Boy:

weekly music release lists

2013 Year-End Online Music Lists

100 online sources for free and legal music downloads
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
Daily Downloads (free and legal daily mp3 downloads)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
Soundtracked (composers and directors discuss their film's soundtracks)