Out This Week 12/3

As the days get shorter, so do our lists of new releases, but don’t give up on 2013 just yet. You may need to revise your own Top Ten list of 2013 after you consider some of the new releases hitting record store shelves today. A definite contender: Purgatory/Paradise by Throwing Muses, their first album in ten years! Our Music Director, Don Yates, calls it “a vibrant, diverse set ranging from jagged, intense rock and angular art-punk to sparse, bluesy rock and quiet, intimate folk-pop”, which in addition to the 32-song track list should make any Kristin Hersh fans happy, but it’s also packaged with an art book featuring lyrics, photos and writing by Hersh herself. A gift for you and your friends! Also worth considering is the official debut album from Brooklyn’s Mutual Benefit, which is “”a gorgeous, expansive set of ethereal, psych-tinged folk-pop combining lush, warm accompaniment with Lee’s fragile vocals, hopeful lyrics and blissful melodies”; a live recording by San Francisco trio Fuzz (featuring the prolific Ty Segall); a new EP from former frontman of The Frames, Glen Hansard; a new LP from Tim Cohen (The Fresh and Onlys) and his band, Magic Trick; and a Nina Simone-inspired new album from Jamie Stewart’s project Xiu Xiu. You’ll find these and lots more worth sampling out this this week.

Marley Carroll - Speed Reader
from Sings on Melanaster Records

Dott - Small Pony
from Swoon on Graveface Records

Fuzz - You Won’t See Me
from Live in San Francisco on Castle Face

Glen Hansard - Drive All Night (feat. Eddie Vedder and Jake Clemons)
from Drive All Night EP on Anti- Records

Magic Trick - Crazy Teeth
from River of Souls on Empty Cellar Records

The Mission - Swan Song
from Swan Song EP on The End Records

Muse - Starlight
from Live At Rome Olympic Stadium on Warner Bros.

Mutual Benefit - “Let’s Play” / Statue of a Man
from Love’s Crushing Diamond on Other Music Recording Co.

PEP - My Baby And Me
from My Baby and Me EP (self-released)

Sumie - Speed Into
from Sumie on Bella Union

Throwing Muses - Sleepwalking 1
from Purgatory/Paradise on It Books

The Wave Pictures - Lisbon
from City Forgiveness on Moshi Moshi / [PIAS] America

Xiu Xiu - Just Say I Love Him
from Nina on Graveface Records

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