Out This Week 11/25

Wasn’t it Veterans Day two weeks back? Seems like the vets of rock and roll are still kicking around and releasing new material this week. The much-anticipated collaboration between David Byrne and Brian Eno — their second in 27 years! — tops the list and is an absolute must buy for fans of either artist. Another revered artist, Sir Paul McCartney, has just released his third effort with The Fireman, his 15-year-old project with Killing Joke bassist Youth and an outlet for his more experimental urges. And speaking of experimental Brits, former Teardrop Explodes frontman Julian Cope, who flirted with accessible popularity in the 80’s with songs like “Trampoline,” has released another album, and they just seem to get weirder and weirder (though that’s not necessarily a bad thing!). Seattle’s own venerated degenerates Supersuckers also have a new one out, as do the much-weathered Stone Temple Pilot Scott Weiland and the Austrian electronic artist (Christian) Fennesz. Be sure to also check out the newer but equally interesting Surf City, who certainly cop a familiar sound, and an eclectic DJ mix from The Rapture.

Gift shoppers will find quality re-releases and remastered albums from R.E.M. (Murmur) and Death Cab for Cutie (Something About Airplanes with a bonus disc) plus a sweet vinyl box set from Nada Surf. And for your Rock of Love watching friends, there’s a slew of Motley Crue reissues (oh, wait — that’s a different hair band, right?). Regardless, from old to new, there’s still a lot of great new albums worth spending your holiday bonuses on. Grab a sheet from Largehearted Boy’s list and get out there!

David Byrne and Brian Eno

The Bodies Obtained – Hear & Believe (MP3)

from From the Top of My Tree on Finding You Attractive

Deer Tick – Art Isn’t Real (City of Sin) (MP3)
from War Elephant (reissued) on Partisan Records

The Fireman – Nothing Too Much, Just out of Sight (MP3)
from Electric Arguments on ATO Records

The International Noise Conspiracy – I Am The Dynamite (MP3) (courtesy of The Tripwire)
from Cross of My Calling on Vagrant Records

The Killers – Human
from Day & Age on Island Records

Meridene – Kill the Memory (MP3)
from You’re Not Pretty, You’re Worse on Amble Down Records

Arliss Parker – Taken to Antrim (MP3)
from Like a Lion on DAG! Records

The Parties – Yours and Mine (MP3)
from Can’t Come Down on Rainbow Quartz Records

Starkeys – Shift Drink (MP3)
from Dilmun EP on Tigers Against Crime

Supersuckers – What It Takes (MP3)
from the self-released album Get It Together

Surf City – Headin’ Inside (MP3)
from Surf City EP on Morr Music

Scott Weiland – Paralysis (explicit content)
from Happy in Galoshes on New West Records

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