Out This Week 2/17

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Artists these days are just being irresponsible. Isn’t this the time we should be saving our money? But here they are putting out one great album after another. Just look at the new releases this week from Largehearted Boy’s list -- how can you really deny yourself the latest from M. Ward, Morrissey, Beirut, Asobi Seksu, Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3, Jason Isbell, Vetiver, Eleni Mandell, Odawas, Faunts, Iran, Aidan Moffat (of Arab Strap), Steve Kilbey (of The Church) and William Elliott Whitmore? That’s not to mention newcomers like Mi Ami and Fol Chen. But if you should have any regrets about spending your savings, you can always temper that guilt by throwing down for the new Red Hot compilation Dark Was the Night and help support the their effort to raise awareness around HIV and AIDS. If altruism or guilt abatement isn’t enough to motivate you, check out DJ El Toro’s preview in his column about this comp that features over 30 songs from artists like Grizzly Bear, Spoon, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, My Morning Jacket, and too many others to list. So don’t be as irresponsible as all the bands and artists who have released albums this week -- get out there and support good causes... like our economy!

Abe Vigoda - Don’t Lie (MP3)
from Reviver on Post Present Medium

Asobi Seksu - Me and Mary (MP3)
from Hush on Polyvinyl

Azita - I’m Happy (MP3)
from How Will You? on Drag City

Beirut - My Night With A Prostitute From Marseille (MP3)
from March of The Zapotec and Realpeople Holland on Pompeii Records

Broken Spindles - Introvert (MP3)
from Kiss/Kick on Blank.Wav

Canadian Invasion - Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow (MP3)
from Three Cheers for the Invisible Hand on Transit of Venus

Dirty Projectors & David Byrne - Knotty Pine (MP3)
Various Artists - Dark Was the Night on 4AD

DD/MM/YYYY - Digital Haircut (MP3)
from Black Square (digitally) on We Are Busy Bodies

The Deep Dark Woods - All the Money I Had Is Gone (MP3)
from Winter Hours on Black Hen Music

Alela Diane - White as Diamonds (MP3)
from To Be Still on Rough Trade

Faunts - Feel.Love.Thinking.of (MP3)
from Feel.Love.Thinking.Of. on Friendly Fire Recordings

Benjy Ferree - Fear (MP3)
from Come Back to the Five & Dime, Bobby Dee Bobby Dee on Domino

Fol Chen - No Wedding Cake (MP3)
from Part 1: John Shade, Your Fortune’s Made on Asthmatic Kitty

Gun Outfit - Troubles Like Mine (MP3)
from Dim Light on Post Present Medium

Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 - Up to Our Nex (MP3)
from Goodnight Oslo on Yep Roc

Iran - I Can See The Future (MP3)
from Dissolver on Narnack Records

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Seven-Mile Island (MP3)
from Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit on Lightening Rod Records

Lal Meri - Dreams of 18 (MP3)
from Lal Meri on Six Degrees Records

Eleni Mandell - Artificial Fire (MP3)
from Artificial Fire on Zedtone

Mi Ami - New Guitar (MP3)
from Watersports on Touch & Go

Aidan Moffat & The Best Ofs - Big Blonde (MP3)
from How To Get To Heaven From Scotland on Chemikal Underground

Morrissey - I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris
from Years of Refusal on Lost Highway

Mr Russia - It’s True (MP3)
from Teething on Lens Records

N.A.S.A. - Spacious Thoughts (feat. Tom Waits & Kool Keith) (MP3)
from The Spirit of Apollo on Anti- Records

Fidel Nadal - Tus Recuerdos (MP3)
from Crucial Cuts on Nacional Records

Odd Nosdam - Fly Mode (MP3)
from T.I.M.E. Soundtrack on Anticon

Odawas - Harmless Lover’s Discourse (MP3)
from The Blue Depths on Jagjaguwar

Sand Pebbles - Wild Season (MP3)
from A Thousand Wild Flowers on Double Feature

Sin Fang Bous - Catch the Light (MP3)
from Clangour on Morr Music

Southeast Engine - Black Gold (MP3)
from From the Forest to the Sea on Misra

These Are Powers - Life of Birds (MP3)
from All Aboard Future on Dead Oceans

Throw Me The Statue - Ship (MP3)
from Purpleface EP on Secretly Canadian

Vetiver - Everyday (MP3)
from Tight Knit on Sub Pop

M. Ward - Never Had No One Like You (MP3)
from Hold Time on Merge

Weird Owl - Mind Mountain (MP3)
from Ever The Silver Cord Be Loosed on Tee Pee Records

William Elliott Whitmore - Old Devils (MP3)
from Animals in the Dark on Anti- Records

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