Out This Week 11/3

Julian Casablancas - Phrazes For The Young

Happy Election Day, everybody! Though we may not be electing the big guns (so to speak) today, it’s important to remember that often the most work gets done at a local level, so get out there, cast your vote and effect change!

In the spirit of free choice, we collect samples from each week’s new releases for you to make informed decisions as you head out to your local record shop. This week, The Strokes vocalist Julian Casablancas breaks from his party with his solo debut, Phrazes for the Young (better make sure to vote for more school funding, particularly in regard to language arts and spelling!). Norwegians Kings of Convenience may appear to be learning the American way with Declaration of Dependence, but their stripped down, breezy sound is a relaxing moment of freedom in your otherwise productive day. Young New Zealand rockers Bang Bang Eche exercise free speech with their FCC-violating new EP, while if there’s any right Canadian garage rockers King Khan & BBQ Show are fighting for, it’s definitely for the right to party on their new album, Invisible Girl.

There are plenty of other candidates eager for your support this week, and unlike in most elections, it’s far more than a two party system: check out the latest from The Mary Onettes, Lymbyc Systym, Vitalic, Gift of Gab, Jookabox, Holopaw, and a brand new single from Yeasayer, who vying for world domination with their sophomore release. For those content to sit on the porch in the moonlight with a jug of whiskey (those are true ‘merican values!), there’s the debut from indie veterans Jason Molina and Will Johnson (a.k.a. Molina and Johnson), who practically define American indie songwriting with their folky self-titled collaboration. But for those with a continual eye to the future, Ghostly International imprint Moongadget has collected in Nocturnal Suite “the diversity in electronic music.” You can find the complete ballot over at Largehearted Boy’s blog but not before viewing (and downloading) our electoral coverage here:

Bang Bang Eche – Fist Full of Dollars (MP3)
from Sonic Death Cuntttt EP (self-released)

Brilliant Colors – Absolutely Anything (MP3)

from Introducing on Slumberland

Capgun Coup – Bad Bands (MP3)
from Maudlin on Team Love Records

Julian Casablancas – 11th Dimension
from Phrazes For The Young on Cult Records/RCA

CFCF – Monolith (MP3)
from Continent on Paper Bag Records

Alan Cohen Experience – Ranger Stranger (MP3)
from Eat the Peace (self-released)

Cold Cave – Life Magazine (MP3)
from Love Comes Close on Matador

Gift of Gab – Dreamin’ (feat. Del the Funky Homosapien) (MP3)
from Escape 2 Mars on Cornerstone RAS

Girls in Trouble – Secrets / You’re Always Watching (MP3)
from Girls in Trouble on Jdub Records

Half-Handed Cloud – Once, Twice, Seven Times a Werewolf (MP3)
From Cut Me Down & Count My Rings on Asthmatic Kitty

Curtis Harvey – Oldertoo (MP3)
from Box Of Stones on Fat Cat Records

Holopaw – The Art Teacher and the Little Stallion (MP3)
from Oh, Glory. Oh, Wilderness on Bakery Outlet

Jookabox – You Cried Me (MP3)
from Dead Zone Boys on Asthmatic Kitty

King Khan & BBQ Show – Invisible Girl (MP3)
from Invisible Girl on In The Red

Kings of Convenience – Boat Behind
from Declaration of Dependence on EMI

Kite Operations – Dasepo (MP3)
from Festival on Actually Records

Laarks – All the Words You Can’t Say Right (MP3)
from An Exaltation of Laarks on Absolutely Kosher

The Lower 48 – Transmissions Part I (MP3)
from Everywhere to Go (self-released)

Lymbyc Systym – Ghost Clock (MP3)
from Shutter Release on Mush Records

The Mary Onettes – Puzzles
from Islands on Labrador Records

Nirvana – About a Girl (MP3)
from Bleach (remastered) on Sub Pop

Molina and Johnson – Twenty Cycles to the Ground (MP3)
from Molina and Johnson on Secretly Canadian

On Fillmore – Master Moon (MP3)
from Extended Vacation on Dead Oceans

DM Stith – Pigs (feat. Jefferson Street Band) (MP3)
from Thanksgiving Moon EP on Asthmatic Kitty

The Swimmers – Shelter (MP3)
from People Are Soft on Mad Dragon Records

Systems Officer – Shape Shifter (MP3)
from Underslept on Temporary Residence

Vitalic – Your Disco Song
from Flashmob on Play It Again Sam

Weezer – If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To
from Raditude on Geffen Records

Yeasayer – Ambling Alp (MP3)
from Ambling Alp on Secretly Canadian

New Villager – Rich Doors (MP3)
from Moongadget: Nocturnal Suites on Ghostly International/Moodgadget Records

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