Out This Week 5/12

Jeremy Enigk

Jeremy Enigk, formerly/currently(?) of Sunny Day Real Estate and The Fire Theft, and a long time supporter of KEXP, is releasing his third, and quite excellent, full-length solo album today. You can check out Jeremy’s performance exclusively for KEXP on the Morning Show, Thursday at 8AM, and then later that night at Neumos. For both performances, he’ll be joined by the 15-piece Seattle Rock Orchestra.

Jim Bennett

Jim Bennett

Another must-have this week is Steve Earle‘s new album, Townes, which collects 15 songs written by his mentor and friend, the late Townes Van Zandt. Fortunately for us, Earle was kind enough to preview the songs live on KEXP this past Sunday.

Other releases you should drop in your shopping basket this week include Maximo Park, The Church, The Crystal Method, Meat Puppets, and The Wooden Birds, a project featuring American Analog Set frontman Andrew Kenny. Grab the list from Largehearted Boy and take a quick listen to these sample tracks before you head out to your favorite record store!

Bricolage - Turn U Over (MP3)
from Bricolage on Slumberland Records

Casper & The Cookies - Little King (MP3)
from Modern Silence on Happy Happy Birthday to Me Records

Children - Power Spirit (MP3)
from Hard Times Hanging at the End of the World on Kemado Records

The Crystal Method - Drown In The Now (feat Matisyahu)
from Divided by Night on INgrooves

The Datsuns - Human Error
from Head Stunts on Hellsquad Records

Steve Earle - To Live Is to Fly (Townes Van Zandt cover) (MP3)
from Townes on New West

Jeremy Enigk - Life’s Too Short (MP3)
from OK Bear on Lewis Hollow Recordings

The Faraway Places - The Sun Goes West (MP3)
from Out of the Rain, the Thunder & the Lightning on Save It Records

Hill Country Revue - Alice Mae (MP3)
from Make a Move on Razor & Tie

The Late Call - Linnea (MP3)
from Leaving Notes on Tapete Records

Lewis & Clarke - Petrified Forest (MP3)
from Light Time on La Société Expéditionnaire

Maximo Park - The Kids Are Sick Again
from Quicken the Heat on Warp Records

Meat Puppets - Rotten Shame (MP3)
from Sewn Together on Megaforce Records

Photons - Where Were You last Night? (MP3)
from Glory! EP (self-released)

Trainwreck Riders - Chug Along (MP3)
from The Perch on Alive Records

The Wooden Birds - False Alarm (MP3)
from Magnolia on Barsuk

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One Comment

  1. Posted May 15, 2009 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    I need to check out. I love the Fire Theft.

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