Out This Week 6/23


New album by Dinosaur Jr.! Not much more needs to be said about that. It should be on top of everyone’s CD stack this week. Never mind the bad band names on the rest — Lord Cut-Glass, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Amazing Baby, Spinnerette, Deer Tick, Sunset Rubdown, Pete Yorn (sorry, Pete!) — there’s actually a lot a great music landing in record stores today. Lord Cut-Glass, for instance, is former Delgados frontman Alun Woodward; God Help the Girl is a bunch of songs penned by Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian and sung by a variety of female vocalists; and you probably already know that Sunset Rubdown is a project of Wolf Parade’s Spencer Krug. Deer Tick’s latest fits right in there with The Godfather, Part 2, and The Empire Strikes Back as one of those sophomore efforts that surpasses an already great original. Tom Brosseau, Foreign Born, The Antlers (remastered), Future of the Left, Patterson Hood, Hockey, Tortoise, and Regina Spektor are other artists of high interest this week. Grab Largeheared Boy’s list as you head out to your local record shop, but not until you’ve checked out these fine tunes:

Amazing Baby – Headdress
from Rewild on Shangrila Music

The Antlers – Two (MP3)
from Hospice (remastered) on FrenchKiss Records

The Bats – Castle Light (MP3)
from The Guilty Office on Hidden Agenda Records

Blue Roses – I Am Leaving (MP3)
from Blue Roses on XL

Tom Brosseau – You Don’t Know My Friends (MP3)
from Posthumous Success on Fat Cat Records

Budos Band – The Proposition (MP3)
from Budos Band EP on Daptone Records

Kendel Carson – Lady K (MP3)
from Alright Dynamite on Trainwreck Records

Caitlin Crosby – Imperfect Is the New Perfect (MP3)
from Flawz on Blackledge Music

Deer Tick – Easy (MP3)
from Born on Flag Day on Partisan Records

Dinosaur Jr. – I Want You to Know (MP3)
from Farm on Jagjaguwar

Foreign Born – Early Warnings (MP3)
from Person To Person on Secretly Canadian

Future of the Left – Arming Eritrea (MP3)
from Travels With Myself And Another on 4AD

God Help the Girl – Come Monday Night (MP3)
from God Help the Girl on Matador Records

A Hawk And A Hacksaw – I Am Not A Gambling Man
from Délivrance on the Leaf Label

Hermit Thrushes – Push (MP3)
from Slight Fountain on Joyful Noise Recordings

Patterson Hood – Pollyanna (MP3)
from Murdering Oscar (and Other Love Songs) on Ruth St. Records

Donny Hue and the Colors – I Speak of the Hayseed Cousins (MP3)
from Letter from New Virginia on The Kora Records

Lord Cut-Glass – Even Jesus Couldn’t Love You (MP3)
from Lord Cut-Glass on Chemikal Underground

Brian Olive – There Is Love (MP3)
from Brian Olive on Alive Records

The Phenomenal Handclap Band – 15 to 20 (MP3)
from The Phenomenal Handclap Band on Friendly Fire Recordings

Reverie Sound Review – Arrows (MP3)
from Reverie Sound Review on Boompa Records

Royal City – A Belly Was Made For Wine (MP3)
from Royal City on Asthmatic Kitty

Regina Spektor – Laughing With
from Far on Sire Records

Spinnerette – Rebellious Palpitations (MP3)
from Spinnerette on Anthem Records

Sunset Rubdown – Idiot Heart (MP3)
from Dragonslayer on Jagjaguwar

Luke Top – Friends (MP3)
from Friends on Slow Death Records

Tortoise – Prepare Your Coffin (MP3)
from Beacons of Ancestorship on Thrill Jockey

Larry Jon Wilson – Me With No You (MP3)
from Larry Jon Wilson on Drag City

Pete Yorn – Don’t Wanna Cry
from Back and Forth on Columbia

Zonora Point – Huachita Rica (Douster Remix) (MP3)
from ZZK Sound Vol. 2 on Nacional Records

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