Out This Week 4/15


As DJ El Toro reminded you yesterday, this coming Saturday, April 19, is Record Store Day, when record stores around the country “will simultaneously link and act as one with the purpose of celebrating the culture and unique place that they occupy both in their local communities and nationally.” What better way to prepare for Record Store Day than start picking up some new releases now?

True, this week is a bit lighter than last week, but only just a bit. There are still plenty of worthwhile releases to choose from. Just check out Largehearted Boy’s list, which contains a fulfilling selection indie favorites like Joseph Arthur, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Phantom Planet, Black Francis, The Kooks, Frightened Rabbit, M83, and too many others to name. If you missed them the first time, or if you’re a collector, you can also find sweet reissues of Whiskeytown’s Stranger’s Amanac, Air’s Moon Safari, or Orchestral Manouvres in the Dark’s Dazzle Ships, all with bonus material. Also for fans, former Drive-By Trucker and now solo artist Jason Isbell has released a live EP, and The Gossip have a DVD/CD set covering their performance last year in Liverpool (on Columbia, but their regular label, Kill Rock Stars, will release the vinyl version on May 6). So, warm up your wallets, but not before sampling these fine tracks:

American Princes – Real Love (MP3)
from Other People on Yep Roc

Joseph Arthur – Nothin 2 Hide (MP3)
from Crazy Rain EP on Lonely Astronaut

The Autumns – Killer In Drag (MP3)
from Fake Noise From A Box Of Toys on Bella Union/World’s Fair

Black Francis – I Sent Away
from Svn Fngrs on Cooking Vinyl

Laura Cantrell – Love Vigilantes (MP3)
from Trains and Boats and Planes (digital only release)

The Child Ballads – Cheekbone Hollows (MP3)
from Cheekbone Hollows on Gypsy Eyes Records

Does It Offend You Yeah? – We Are Rockstars (MP3)
from You Have No Idea What You’re Getting Yourself Into on Almost Gold

Frightened Rabbit – The Modern Leper (MP3)
from The Midnight Organ Fight on Fat Cat Records

The Gossip – Standing in the Way of Control
from Live in Liverpool on Columbia

In Flight Radio – Red Flags (MP3)
from The Sound Inside on Last Broadcast Records

The Kooks – Always Where I Need To Be
from Konk on Virgin

M83 – Graveyard Girl
from Saturdays = Youth on Mute

The Plastic Constellations – Stay That Way (MP3)
from We Appreciate You on French Kiss

The Radishes – Strychnine (MP3)
from Strychnine on Standoffish

The Silver State – Under the Rug [demo version] (MP3)
from Cut and Run on Young American

Alina Simone – Half of my Kingdom (MP3) delayed until Aug 5
from Everyone Is Calling Out to Me, Beware on 54ยบ40′ or Fight!

Water Fai – You Are The Sun (MP3)
from Girls in the White Dream on White Shoe Records

For more information about Record Store Day, go to their website. Don’t worry: we’ll remind you about it again on Friday!

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  1. Posted April 15, 2008 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    The Alina Simone album has been delayed indefinitely, which is a shame, it’s my favorite album of the year so far.

  2. fizzy b
    Posted April 15, 2008 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    man i love m83! i saw them at their first north american show after dead cities.. so good!

  3. Posted April 15, 2008 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Bummer about Alina Simone. Well, I’ll leave it up in anticipation.

    For those of you interested in her work, David’s blog Largehearted Boy has posted many excellent stories about her over the past several years, including this interview conducted by my favorite funnyman Eugene Mirman and Alina Simone.

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