Out This Week 6/2


Hombre Lobo, the seventh studio album from Eels, hits stores this week. While each album seems, to fans at least, a momentous event, the album subtitled “12 Songs of Desire,” is part of a prolific body of work from Mark Oliver Everett, including soundtracks, live albums, discs of rarities, live DVDs, an autobiography, and even a documentary about his own life. Other highlights include the latest from old time punkers New York Dolls and Iggy Pop, not quite as old but still pretty well established punkers Rancid, and veteran songwriter Elvis Costello, who’s countrified new album of mostly new songs is produced by T Bone Burnett, an man known to reinvigorate lots of other old timers. Perhaps the most exciting release for the grayhaired rockers and newer fans alike, though, is the first volume of the Neil Young Archives available in a variety of forms: 8 audio discs, 10 DVDs, or 10 Blu Ray discs, ranging from $100-$300. Notable posthumous releases are available from J Dilla and Jeff Buckley, whose masterwork Grace is reconstructed through live recordings from around the world. Also, out this week is Lee FieldsMy World, from Stones Throw imprint Truthe & Soul. Fields, who has been “rediscovered” several times since he started recording funk records in the 70’s, is due for another fresh look from funk, blues, soul, and hip hop fans alike. Newer to the scene but well worth checking out are the new albums from Brasstronaut, Deastro and So Many Dynamos. Check out the rest on Largehearted Boy’s list and sample the songs below before heading out to your favorite music purveyor.

Diane Birch – Nothing But A Miracle
from Bible Belt on S-Curve Records

Brasstronaut – Requiem for a Scene
from Old World Lies EP on Unfamiliar Records

Jeff Buckley – DVD trailer
from Grace: Around the World on Sony

Caledonia – We Are America (MP3)
from We Are America (self-released)

Deastro – Parallelogram (MP3)
from Moondagger on Ghostly International

Eels – Fresh Blood
from Hombre Lobo: 12 Songs of Desire on Vagrant Records

Lee Fields & The Expressions – Ladies (MP3)
from My World on Truth & Soul Records

Gorillaz – The Sneeze
from Bananaz (DVD) on EMI

Hoots & Hellmouth – Known for Possession (MP3)
from The Holy Open Secret on Mad Dragon Records

Melissa McClelland – Glen Rio (MP3)
from Victoria Day on Six Shooter Records

Morakestra – Tell You Something (MP3)
from Witness To Connection! on Stratking Records

Iggy Pop – King of the Dogs
from Preliminaires on Astralwerks

Rancid – Last One To Die
from Let the Dominoes Fall on Epitaph Records

Boris Skalsky – Bright Eyes Gone (MP3)
from First Songs EP (self-released)

So Many Dynamos – New Bones (MP3)
from The Loud Wars on Vagrant Records

The Sounds – Dorchester Hotel (MP3)
from Crossing The Rubicon on Original Signal

Neil Young – Dance Dance Dance (stream)
from Neil Young Archives, Vol. 1: 1963-1972 on Reprise Records

Zeus – Marching Through Your Head (MP3)
from Sounds Like Zeus EP on Arts & Crafts

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