Out This Week 1/20


Animal Collective‘s new album cover deserves to be viewed larger than life. Just roll your eyes across this bad boy and feel the underwater movement the band tried to emulate in the recording of today’s release, Merriweather Post Pavilion (apparently, it was the lagoon at the outdoor venue in Maryland that inspired the concept). Freaky… and beautiful. And that’s exactly what’s available to you this week as the new release deluge begins. The Freaky? New albums from John Frusciante plus Six Organs of Admittance, Psychic Ills, and Frog Eyes frontman Carey Mercer’s project, Blackout Beach — all good if it’s freak folk, ambient drone, or other weird music you’re after (and who’s not?). The Beautiful? Try the latest from Antony & the Johnsons, A.C. Newman (of New Pornographers fame), Andrew Bird, Bon Iver, and Robert Pollard. Largehearted Boy’s list contains one great album after another. Other worthwhile releases come from Matt & Kim, The 1900’s, New Model Army, Cut Off Your Hands, local acts Blue Giant and J. Tillman, and Roger O’Donnell, a keyboardist who’s played with the Psychedelic Furs, Thompson Twins, and The Cure. There’s plenty to be had on this most hopeful of hopeful days, so get out there and help boost our economy!

The 1900s – Age of Metals (MP3)
from Medium High EP on Parasol Records

Kyle Andrews – Sushi (MP3)
from Real Blasty on Badman Recording Co.

Animal Collective – My Girls (MP3)
from Merriweather Post Pavilion on Domino Records.

Andrew Bird – Andrew Bird – Fitz and The Dizzyspells (MP3)
from Noble Beast on Fat Possum

Antony and the Johnsons – Another World
from The Crying Light on Secretly Canadian

Atmosphere – trailer for the Sad Clown Bad Dub 4 DVD
included with God Loves Ugly (reissue) on Rhymesayers

Blackout Beach – Astoria, Menthol Lite, Hilltop, Wave of Evil, 1982 (MP3)
from Skin of Evil on Soft Abuse

Blue Giant – Target Heart (MP3)
from Target Heart EP on Amore!Phonics

Bon Iver – Blood Bank (MP3)
from Blood Bank EP on Jagjaguwar

Coconut Records – Any Fun
from Davy on Young Baby Records

Cut Off Your Hands – Turn Cold (MP3)
from You & I on Frenchkiss

Fiction Family – When She’s Near (MP3)
from Fiction Family on ATO Records

Ladyfinger – Little Things (MP3)
from Dusk on Saddle Creek

Matt & Kim – (MP3)
from Grand on Fader Label

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Modern Skirts – Soft Pedals (MP3)
from the self-released All Of Us In Our Night

A.C. Newman – Submarines Of Stockholm (MP3)
from Get Guilty on Matador

Roger O’Donnell – Tiny Pieces of You (feat. Erin Lang) (MP3)
from Songs From The Silver Box on Great Society/World’s Fair

Or the Whale – Call and Response (MP3)
from Light Poles and Pines on Seany Records

Robert Pollard – Imaginary Queen Anne (MP3)
from The Crawling Distance on Guided By Voices Inc.

Psychic Ills – Fingernail Tea (MP3)
from Mirror Eye on The Social Registry

Saeta – When Will You Find Love (MP3)
from Else Another Light Might Go Out on Tarnished Records

Six Organs of Admittance – Resurrection (MP3)
from RTZ on Drag City

J. Tillman – Steel on Steel (MP3)
from Vacilando Territory Blues on Western Vinyl

Titus Andronicus – Titus Andronicus (MP3)
from Airing of Grievances on XL Recordings

Zero Boys – Civilization Is Calling (MP3)
from Vicious Circle on Secretly Canadian

Zero Boys – Livin in the 80s (MP3)
from History of on Secretly Canadian

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  1. PJ
    Posted January 22, 2009 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Jim–it is so great to have the new releases with mp3’s all in one place!

  2. Erica
    Posted February 3, 2009 at 6:03 am | Permalink

    I now have a new favorite bookmark. Thanks guys, KEXP is the best thing to happen to new york since the good old days of mccarren park

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