Out This Week 6/29


The third album by Montreal band Wolf Parade tops the list of new releases this week. Freshly infused with live energy and more collaborative songwriting, EXPO 86 is the sound of a band coming into its own. Texas songwriter Alejandro Escovedo returns, and this time with his tenth solo album, a big sounding collection of originals, back by The Sensitive Boys and produced by Tony Visconti (Bowie, T.Rex, Morrissey). Former Swervedriver Adam Franklin also continues his solo career with the third album with backing band, Bolts of Melody. And glam/disco/pop rockers Scissor Sisters finally follow up their 2006 album, Ta-Dah!, with Night Work, a much needed hedonistic bash as the antidote to a dreary work week. For more pleasure, try Electric Tickle Machine, a band featured last year on the Morning Show, and now with their debut LP officially out. Also out officially: To Trunks and Travels, another debut by Seattle band Hey Marseilles, who you’ve read about frequently on the blog of late and whose songs you’ve been hearing regularly on KEXP.

Check out all of these and more to be found on Largehearted Boy’s list by sampling the great tunes below, and help make every day Record Store Day!

Cap’n Jazz – Little League (MP3)
from Analphabetapolothology (vinyl reissue) on Jade Tree Records

Delphic – Halcyon
from Acolyte on Dangerbird

Brian Dunn – Listening to Myself Die (MP3)
from Examining The Fallout on Cosmic Dave’s Record Factory

Electric Tickle Machine – Part of Me (MP3)
from Blew It Again on Science Diction

Brock Enright and Kirsten Deirup – Maybe (MP3)
from Torben on Factory 25

Alejandro Escovedo – Street Song (MP3)
from Street Songs of Love on Fantasy/Concord

The Flying Change – Singer (MP3)
from Singer/Songwriter EP on Scarlet Shame

Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody – Yesterday Has Gone Forever (MP3)
from I Could Sleep For A Thousand Years on Second Motion

The Harvey Girls – FWIW (MP3)
from I’ve Been Watching A Lot of Horror Movies Lately on Circle Into Square Records

Hey Marseilles – Rio (MP3)
from To Trunks and Travels (self-released)

Katzenjammer – Tea with Cinnamon (MP3)
from Le Pop on Nettwerk Records

Maps & Atlases – Solid Ground (MP3)
from Perch Patchwork on Barsuk

Hamper McBee – Jasper Jail (MP3)
from The Good Old-Fashioned Way on Drag City

Alasdair Roberts – The Daemon Lover (MP3)
from Too Long in This Condition on Drag City

Scissor Sisters – Fire
from Night Work on Downtown/Polydor

To Rococo Rot – Horses (MP3)
from Speculation on Domino

Avi Wisnia – New Year (MP3)
from Something New (self-released)

Wolf Parade – What Did My Lover Say? (It Had To Go This Way) (MP3)
from Expo 86 on Sub Pop

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