Out This Week 2/10


Sure, she’s no Katy Perry… ahem, but Lily Allen has got some pretty catchy songs herself, and this week she follows up her popular debut with It’s Not Me, It’s You, on which still pokes fun at some of the familiar topics (e.g. not so pleasing lovers) but also tackles more complex issues like drug use, aging, and the pitfalls of celebrity. Is she growing up? Not really, at least not when the summation of her political critique on former President Bush amounts to “Fuck you, fuck you/Very, very much.” But regardless of the topic, she still approaches her songs with the some witty blend of narcissism and self-doubt. If it’s witty music you’re looking for, this is a good day for you, as The Lonely Island, made up of SNL writers Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone (the group responsible for such hits as “Dick in a Box”), debuts with Incredibad, and the Beastie Boys release the 20th Anniversary Edition of one of the greatest albums of all time, Paul’s Boutique. Other fun songs can be found on Ben Lee‘s latest and new albums from Hot Panda, Golem! and Charles Spearin, of Broken Social Scene and Do Make Say Think, who has put together a combination of monologues and music centering on the subject of happiness itself. Be sure to pick up other worthwhile releases from Now Now Every Children, The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, sometime Wilco member Nels Cline, the Dexter Romweber Duo, Seattle artists Barbara Trentalange and Point Juncture WA, among others. Check out Largehearted Boy’s list and get shopping. Our economy needs you!

Lily Allen – The Fear
from It’s Not Me, It’s You on Capitol

Dan Auerbach – I Want Some More (MP3)
from Keep It Hid on Nonesuch

Nels Cline – Prayer Wheel (MP3)
from Coward on Cryptogramophone

Golem! – Tell Her You Love Her (MP3)
from Citizen Boris on JDub Records

Hi Red Center – Symmetry Chameleon (MP3)
from Assemble on Joyful Noise Recordings

Hot Panda – Cold Hands, Chapped Lips (MP3)
from Volcano… Bloody Volcano! on Mint Records

Ben Lee – I Love Pop Music
from The Rebirth of Venus on New West

The Lonely Island – I’m On A Boat (feat. T-Pain)
from Incredibad on Universal

Now Now Every Children – Cars (MP3)
from Cars on Afternoon Records

Scott Pinkmountain – You Gave Me This (MP3)
from The Full Sun on Howells Transmitter

Point Juncture WA – Melon Bird (MP3)
from Heart to Elk on Mt Fuji Records

The Randy Bandits – Modern Man (MP3)
from the self-released Golden Arrow

Miranda Lee Richards – Early November
from Light of X on Nettwerk Music

Dexter Romweber Duo – Lookout (MP3)
from Ruins of Berlin on Bloodshot Records

Smothered in Hugs – Blank Test (MP3)
from the self-released The Healing Power Of Injury

Charles Spearin – Anna (MP3)
from The Happiness Project on Arts & Crafts

Barbara Trentalange – Fever (MP3)
from the self-released Awakening, Level One

Trouble Andrew – What’s So Strange About Me
from Trouble Andrew on Virgin Records

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