Out This Week 3/25

photo by Stephen Berkman

The new releases on Largehearted Boy’s list this week seem to hearken back to days of yore, whether they be from veteran bands who are laying down vinyl for the first time in years (16 for B-52’s), reissuing remastered albums (5 of them by Jesus & Mary Chain), or repackaging older material (a collector’s edition from The Lemonheads, a full-length including songs released last year by De Novo Dahl, the “greatest hits” of Morrissey, and a live recording of songs by Under Byen). Heck, even newer artists are trying to sound old timey — the Raconteurs, who have tried to slip their latest under the radar of early leakers, cultivate an Antebellum attitude, while new-comer Justin Townes Earle, at 25 years of age, sounds like he was born in 1925. Besides those, though, there are some adventurous, forward-thinking new releases from Plants & Animals, The Heavy, Gnarls Barkley, and Voyager One. Stitch up your corset or buckle on your spats and be sure to check out these tracks before heading out to your local music merchant:

The B-52s – Hot Corner (MP3)
from Funplex on Astralwerks

Borko – Dingdong Kingdom (MP3)
from Celebrating Life on Morr Music

De Novo Dahl – Be Your Man (MP3)
from Move Every Muscle, Make Every Sound on Road Runner Records

Justin Townes Earle – Hard Livin’ (MP3)
from The Good Life on Bloodshot

Elf Power- Spiral Stairs (MP3)
from In a Cave on Ryko

Excepter – Kill People (MP3)
from Debt Dept on Paw Tracks

Gnarls Barkley – Run
from The Odd Couple on Downtown/Atlantic

Head of Femur – Isn’t It a Shame (MP3)
from Great Plains on Greyday Records

The Heavy – That Kind of Man
from Great Vengeance and Furious Fire on Ninja Tune

Helvetia – Old New Bicycle (MP3)
from The Acrobats on Static Cult

Lemonheads – It’s a Shame About Ray
from It’s a Shame About Ray (Collector’s Edition with DVD)

Life in Bed – 1000 Reasons (MP3)
from Passed and Presents on Polar Recordings

Morrissey – That’s How People Grow Up
from Greatest Hits on Universal

Plants And Animals – Faerie Dance (MP3)
from Parc Avenue on Secret City

The Raconteurs – Salute Your Solution
from Consolers Of The Lonely on Third Man Records

Temposhark – Joy [demo] (MP3)
the mastered version is found on The Invisible Line on Paper & Glue

Triclops! – Freedom Tickler (MP3)
from Out of Africa on Alternative Tentacles

Under Byen – Af Samme Stof Som Stof (MP3)
the live version is found on Siamesisk on Paper Bag Records

Voyager One – The Future Is Obsolete (MP3)
from Afterhours In The Afterlife on Loveless Records

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  1. Posted March 26, 2008 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    Foals! Foals!

    Okay so maybe it’s not officially out in the US yet, but Antidotes did come out on iTunes yesterday for super cheap (5.99). And no I don’t work for them or Sub Pop, I just adore the band :)


  2. Posted March 26, 2008 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Because everything seems to have multiple release dates, I try to stick to the “official” release date, which seems to mean less and less. But yes, Foals are fantastic.

  3. Wil Hammer
    Posted April 20, 2008 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    plants and animals! i can’t get enough of this band!

  4. Posted April 20, 2008 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    Then sign up for our Song of the Day podcast ’cause next week you’ll be in for a treat!

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