Out This Week 3/23


Swedish punk-poppers Love Is All spearheads this week’s eclectic new releases with their third album, Two Thousand and Ten Injuries. After finishing their spring 2009 tour and finding themselves record deal-less, the button-cute quintet decided to take the no pressure, fun-route of making music. Within months of optional band practice and trading songs through e-mail, the crew united at last to record the new, New Wave bop album entirely on an old 24-track analog tape machine (catch them at the High Dive w/ Princeton 4/14). London’s Archie Bronson Outfit may have lost their illuminated plastic goose that infamously shared their stage (a show-goer actually stole it), but the trio still has their dignified groove. Their third album, Coconut, produced by DFA Record’s Tim Goldsworthy (LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture and Hot Chip) still sports the acid rockers tripped out loops and rapturous intensity, physically portrayed in their new “Shark’s Tooth” video (song featured on KEXP’s Song of the Day).

Electro duo Goldfrapp, also celebrated in London with their long-awaited fifth album, Head First. The two ditched their latest folk experiment (as heard on Seventh Tree) and returned to the almighty synth, a smart move considering it landed them two dance awards (2003 ASCAP/PRS Awards and Ivor Novello Awards), and several nominations including the BRIT Awards and the Grammy’s. The epitome of the perfect indie couple, She & Him, is back with their second album, Volume 2. Sunshine folk duo Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward take a risk with more ambitious multi-tracked vocals and lush upbeat rhythms (don’t miss them at Sasquatch Music Festival 5/31). Other worth mentioning new records are Bright Eyes & Nina Dinova’s vinyl re-release of One Jug of Wine, Two Vessels with four new songs, Bill Callahan’s 2-LP Rough Traveling for a Rare Thing, Serena-Maneesh’s S-M 2: Abyss in B Minor and Weakerthans Live at the Burton Cummings Theater.

If all this doesn’t satisfy your music hunger, check out Largehearted Boy’s list for a full list of new releases before heading out to your local music shop.

Mose Allison – Modest Proposal (MP3)
from The Way of the World on Anti-

Archie Bronson Outfit – Shark’s Tooth (MP3)
from Coconut on Domino

Autechre – Redfall
from Oversteps on Warp Records

Bettie Serveert – Semaphore (MP3)
from Pharmacy of Love on Second Motion

Bonobo – Eyes Down
from Black Sands on Ninja Tune

Bright Eyes – Happy Accident (MP3)
Neva Dinova – Poison (MP3)
from One Jug Of Wine, Two Vessels (2010 Reissue) on Saddle Creek

Bill Callahan – Bowery (MP3)
from Rough Travel for a Rare Thing on Drag City

The Courteeners – You Overdid It Doll
from Falcon on Fontana Int’l

Dillinger Escape Plan – Farewell Mona Lisa
from Option Paralysis on Season of Mist

Double Dagger – Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing (MP3)
from Masks on Thrill Jockey

Drink Up Buttercup – Young Ladies
from Born & Thrown on a Hook on Yep Roc Records

The Frontier Brothers – You Should Start A Band (MP3)
from You Should Start A Band EP (self-released)

Goldfrapp – Rocket
from Head First on Mute

High Places – On Giving Up (MP3)
from High Places Vs Mankind on Thrill Jockey

Micah P. Hinson – Are You Lonesome Tonight (Elvis Cover)
from All Dressed Up & Smelling of Strangers on Phantasm

Kid 606 – Purge Deem Idol (MP3)
from Songs About F**king Steve Albini on Important Records

Sonya Kitchell – Convict of Conviction
from Convict of Conviction EP on 429 Records

Kleenex/LiLiPUT – In a Mess (MP3)
from Live Recordings, TC-Clip & Roadmovies on Kill Rock Stars

Cate Le Bon – Shoeing the Bones (MP3)
from Me Oh My on The Control Group

Let’s Wrestle – We are the Men You’ll Grow to Love (MP3)
from In the Court of the Wrestling Let’s on Merge Records

Love Is All – Kungen (MP3)
from Two Thousand and Ten Injuries on Polyvinyl

Madlib Medicine Show – The Frontline (Liberation) (MP3)
from Medicine Show No. 3: Beat Konducta In Africa on Stones Throw Records

Mugstar – Today is the Wrong Day (MP3)
from …Broken, Sun… on Important Records

Mux Mool – Hog Knuckles
from Skulltaste on Ghostly Int’l

bonus: Mux Mool – Lady Linda (MP3)

Radar Brothers – Horse Warriors (MP3)
from The Illustrated Garden on Merge Records

Lou Rhodes – One Good Thing (mini-documentary)
from One Good Thing on Motion Audio

Roadside Graves – Liv Tyler (MP3)
from You Won’t Be Happy With Me EP on Autumn Tone

Serena-Maneesh – Ayisha Abyss (MP3)
from S-M 2: Abyss in B Minor on 4ad

She & Him – In the Sun (MP3)
from Volume Two on Merge Records

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars – Living Stone (download)
from Rise & Shine on Cumbancha

The Weakerthans – Tournament of Hearts (live)
from Live at the Burton Cummings Theater on Epitaph Records

Woodhands – Dissembler (MP3)
from Remorsecapade on Paper Bag Records

Yukon Blonde – Blood Cops (MP3)
from Yukon Blonde on Bumstead Records

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One Comment

  1. Katie
    Posted March 23, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    Also, Pomplamoose! Their “Tribute to Famous People” is pretty great (especially “Telephone,” “Single Ladies,” “Makin’ Out,” and “Beat It”).

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