Out This Week 11/18

It’s a tough luck to have to tighten the financial belt at this time of year, what with the winter holidays right around the corner. Will little Timmie get his Transformers, or young Ashley her Wii this season? More importantly, will you buy the latest releases? A quick look at Largehearted Boy’s list will put aside any reservations you have. Must buys include a second collaboration from Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, a collection of early BBC session from Belle & Sebastian, another great album from Alaska in Winter, and a live DVD of The Black Keys recorded in Portland. Other worthy purchases include a best of from Stereophonics plus new releases from Andy Yorke (brother of Thom), Ladyhawke, Senor Coconut, Femi Kuti, and two Seattle bands, The Kindness Kind and Brent Amaker & the Rodeo. So put off any thoughts of thriftiness, get out there and bolster our economy!

Alaska in Winter – Berlin (MP3)
from Holiday on Milan Records

Brent Amaker & the Rodeo – When Love Gets to a Man (MP3)
from Howdy Do on Gravewax Records

Anathallo – The River (MP3)
from Canopy Glow on Anticon

The Black Keys – I Got Mine (live)
from Live at the Crystal Ballroom (DVD) on Nonesuch

Eric Bobo – Mucho Calor (feat. Sonidero Nacional) (MP3)
from Meeting of the Minds on Nacional Records

Deastro – The Shaded Forests (MP3)
from Keeper’s on Ghostly International

Faunts – M4 (Part I) (MP3)
from Remixed on Friendly Fire Recordings

The Kindness Kind – Beautiful Souls (MP3)
from The Kindness Kind on Don’t Be a Lout Music

Senior Coconut – Around the World (MP3) (courtesy of XLR8R)
from Around The World on Nacional Records

Sleeping States – Planning My Escape (MP3)
from Old vs. New EP on Misra

Stereophonics – Dakota (MP3)
from Decade in the Sun: Best of Stereophonics on Fontana

Kanye West – Love Lockdown
from 808s & Heartbreak on Universal

Andy Yorke – Rise and Fall (MP3)
from Simple on Chocolate Lab Records

Michael Zapruder – Ads for Feelings (MP3)
from Dragon Chinese Cocktail Horoscope on Sidecho Records


But if thrifty you must be, a quick look around will prove that you can save a few bucks shopping for deals rather than for deluxe editions and box sets. You can expect that there will be more specials this year than usual, such as the Holiday Sale at local label Light in the Attic, where you can pick up deeply discounted bundles like the “Social Commentary Bundle” and the “Brown Bag Special” (see, it’s even gift wrapped for you!).

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One Comment

  1. Posted November 18, 2008 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Hey we’re giving away a copy of that Black Keys DVD you mention. Check check it out:
    http://austintownhall.com/2008/11/18/win-the-new-black-keys-dvd/

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