Today in Music: New Releases 8/28

Aesop Rock will perform from his new album at Musicfest NW
photo by Alex Blackstock

v3_cover.jpgDon’t forget that Live at KEXP Volume 3 is available from our website and at local record stores. This limited release contains exclusive songs, recorded on KEXP, by The Shins, Beirut, Ghostland Observatory, Lady Sovereign, The English Beat, and many others.

A thorough list of this week’s new releases can, as always, be found on Largehearted Boy‘s informative blog. It’s a fairly eclectic mix, featuring songsters from the other side of the pond (SFA and Jamie T), hip hop artists venturing into World and ambient themes (Beat Konducta, aka Madlib, and Odd Nosdam, aka David Madson of anticon), New Wavers (New Young Pony Club and VHS or Beta), post-New Wavers (Liars and Blue States), and artists melding genres of rock, blues, folk, jazz, beats, and anything else they can find (Ben Harper, The Howling Hex, The Real Tuesday Weld, and Portland’s Pseudosix). Even the re-issues this week are diverse: The Modern Lovers, Sly & The Family Stone, and Dickies have all been retooled. Open up your pocketbook and prepare to expand your collection:

Aesop Rock – Citronella (MP3)

The Howling Hex – Everybody’s Doing It (MP3)

Jamie T – Salvador (MP3)

Liars – The Other Side Of Mt. Heart Attack (MP3)

Beat Konducta – Masala (MP3)

New Young Pony Club – The Bomb (MP3)

Northern State – Better Already (MP3)

Odd Nosdam – Fat Hooks (MP3)

Pseudosix – Apathy and Excess (MP3)

The Real Tuesday Weld – Last Words (MP3)

Super Furry Animals – Run Away (MP3)

VHS Or Beta – Can’t Believe A Single Word (MP3)

Ben Harper – In the Colors:

Blue States – Allies:

Thanks to The Tripwire, Pitchfork, and all of the labels that make MP3’s available to sample!

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