Out This Week 7/27

While you’re putting together your mid-summer soundtrack, you might want to consider a selection of the releases hitting store shelves this week. Sure, it’s now the calm before the storm that is next Tuesday’s release of the next Arcade Fire album, but that shouldn’t keep you from going to a record store today to pick up what many consider to be the best album yet from Portland’s Menomena, who will be LIVE ON KEXP tomorrow at noon to celebrate the album’s release.

Best Coast are always good for sunny, summery songs good for those hot days on the beach, and Cut Chemist‘s pan-African samples on his latest album are blazin’. Miami Beach electronic duo Afrobeta will get you dancing through the night with their electroclash meets Super Mario Bros. sound. More hot tunes can be found on the new albums by Jesca Hoop, psych-pop combo Jaill, the twangy Futurebirds, and a reinvented Tom Jones, whose latest is a set of stripped-down, blues/gospel covers (ladies, throwing panties on this tour would be very inappropriate). Then cool down with the breezy sounds of Seu Jorge and Almaz and the downright icy new album from Young Galaxy. There’re plenty more scorchers to be found on Largehearted Boy’s list. Check out these samples below and head over to your favorite record store:

Afrobeta – Two Different Worlds (MP3)
from Do You Party on Do IT Entertainment

Best Coast – When I’m With You
from Crazy for You on Mexican Summer

Busses – Stationary (MP3)
from Busses (self-released)

William Brittelle – Sheena Easton (MP3)
from Television Landscape on New Amsterdam

Cut Chemist – Adidas to Addis (MP3)
from Sound Of The Police on A Stable Sound

Dean & Britta – DVD trailer
from 13 Most Beautiful… Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests on Double Feature

Futurebirds – Johnny Utah (MP3)
from Hampton’s Lullaby on Autumn Tone

The Golden Dogs – Permanent Record (MP3)
from Coat of Arms on Nevado Records

Jesca Hoop – one track (MP3)
from Hunting My Dress on Vanguard Records

Jaill – The Stroller (MP3)
from That’s How We Burn on Sub Pop

Seu Jorge and Almaz – Everybody Loves The Sunshine (MP3)
from Seu Jorge And Almaz on Now Again

Tom Jones – Strange Things
from Praise & Blame on Mercury Nashville

The Knocks – Make It Better (MP3)
from Make It Better on Neon Gold

LACHI – We Can Fly (MP3)
from LACHI on Fanatic Records

Menomena – Five Little Rooms (MP3)
from Mines on Barsuk Records

Miniature Tigers – Gold Skull
from Fortress on Modern Art Recordings

My Other Friend – Collectors (MP3)
from Burning Bright Tonight on Musebox Records

Mark Olson – Little Bird of Freedom (MP3)
from Many Colored Kite on Rykodisc

The Shimmies – Judas (MP3)
from To All Beloved Enemies (self-released)

Sky Sailing – Brielle
from An Airplane Carried Me to Bed on Republic

Social Studies – Dante & Corey War (MP3)
from Wind Up Wooden Heart on Antenna Farm

Christopher Willits – Sun Body (MP3)
from Tiger Flower Circle Sun on Ghostly International

Young Galaxy – Queen Drum (MP3)
from Invisible Republic on Paper Bag Records

VA – The Builder (soundtrack)
Sam Amidon – Cabin in the Corner (MP3)
on Jagjaguwar

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One Comment

  1. Ian Anthony
    Posted September 13, 2010 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    I’m listening to the ‘Strange Things’ track by Tom Jones as I write this comment.

    What a brilliant album from the best male voice ever! It’s a treat to hear some quality music that has been recorded more or less ‘as it comes’ without excessive compression or multi-tracking. But let’s face it, TJ doesn’t need much help to belt out these soulful numbers.

    Keep on rocking Sir Tom, you are the best there is!

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