Out This Week 5/18

LCD Soundsystem

So many great new releases today! Among the pack, Band of Horses‘ third album, and first recorded away from Seattle, Infinite Arms; The Black Keys‘ latest, Brothers; and a happenin’ new album, and reportedly the last, by LCD Soundsystem. “This Is Happening” is what you tell yourself as you shake your hips to one catchy, clever, non-“hit” after another in this album full of knowing nods to iconic influences (Eno, Bowie, Byrne, et al) and inventive

Besides the big three right there, you’ll want to check out the seventh album from the long-running Swedish duo Club 8, which you’ll hear regularly on KEXP right now, and Compass, the third album on Warp from soulful singer Jamie Lidell. Seattle represents with great new releases from Head Like A Kite and Pearly Gate Music. Also worth your consideration: the sophomore album from the genre bending and entirely bendable Poison Control Center, the electronica-meets-sleaze-rock collaboration of Solex vs. Cristina Martinez + Jon Spencer, and the Gary Louris-produced Darker Circles by The Sadies.

And if you’re the kind of person who thinks the MacGruber trailers are funny, you’re going to love the soundtrack, which includes everything from The Black Keys and Lightspeed Champion to Mr. Mister and Michael Bolton. Plus, Dean & Britta and other indie rockers contribute to Sing Me To Sleep: Indie Lullabies, a charity album to benefit The Valerie Fund, an organization that provides support for children with cancer and blood disorders — feel good about the music, feel good about the cause.

Check out all of these and more on Largehearted Boy’s List and sample these guilt-free tracks right now before heading out to also support your favorite record store:

The Black Keys – Next Girl
from Brothers on Nonesuch Records

Club 8 – Western Hospitality (MP3)
from The People’s Record on Labrador Sweden

Crooked Still – Half of What We Know
from Some Strange Country on Signature Sounds

The Depreciation Guild – My Chariot (MP3)
from Spirit Youth on Kanine Records

Pete Francis – Glue (MP3)
from The Movie We Are In on Scrapper Records

Head Like A Kite – Let’s Start It All Again (MP3)
from Dreams Suspend Night (self-released)

Daniel Higgs – Hoofprints on the Ceiling of Your Mind (MP3)
from Say God on Thrill Jockey

Holy Ghost! – Say My Name (MP3)
from Static on the Wire EP on DFA

Sarah Jaffe – Wreaking Havoc
from Suburban Nature on Kirtland Records

Keepaway – Yellow Wings (MP3)
from Baby Style on Lefse Records

LCD Soundsystem – Drunk Girls
from This Is Happening on DFA/Virgin

Jamie Lidell – The Ring
from Compass on Warp Records

Audra Mae – The River
from The Happiest Lamb on Side One Dummy

Norman – Hell If I Love (MP3)
from Hay Hay Make A Wish And Turn Away on Timber Carnival Records

Pearly Gate Music – Big Escape (MP3)
from Pearly Gate Music on Barsuk Records

The Poison Control Center – Being Gone (MP3)
from Sad Sour Future on Afternoon Records

Pontiak – Young (MP3)
from Living on Thrill Jockey

Elisa Randazzo – Colors (MP3)
from Bruises & Butterflies on Drag City

Rangda – Bull Lore (MP3)
from False Flag on Drag City

The Sadies – Another Year Again (MP3)
from Darker Circles on Yep Roc Records

Solex vs. Cristina Martinez + Jon Spencer – Galaxy Man (MP3)
from Amsterdam Throwdown, King Street Showdown on Bronze Rat Records

Tracey Thorn – Oh the Divorces (MP3)
from Love and Its Opposite on Merge Records

Toy Soldiers – Hard Times (MP3)
from Whisper Down The Lane on Mad Dragon Records

Reggie Watts – My History Thus Far (alternate take) (MP3)
from Why S#!+ So Crazy? on Comedy Central Records

We Have Band – You Came Out
from WHB on Naïve Records

Andre Williams – That’s All I Need (MP3)
from That’s All I Need on Bloodshot Records

Woven Bones – It Feels Alright (MP3)
from In and Out and Back Again on Hozac Records

Various Artists:

Dean & Britta – Making Me Smile (MP3)
from Sing Me To Sleep: Indie Lullabies on American Laundromat Records

Kristen Wiig – Champion (MP3)
from the MacGruber Soundtrack on Relativity Music Group

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