Out This Week 11/20

It’s a holiday week, so for new releases, we get a cornucopia of reissues, remixes, retrospectives, and more. Husband-and-wife duo Shovels & Rope share a surprise covers album that KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes features appearances “ranging from Shakey Graves and JD McPherson to Lucius and J. Roddy Walston.” Violin virtuoso Kishi Bashi shares “a live album recorded at various locations across America with a string quartet and banjo, featuring all-acoustic versions of songs from his first two albums.” Castle Face Records (co-founded by Thee Oh Sees’ John Dwyer) continues their Live In San Francisco series with Useless Eaters and “a scorching live set of fiery garage-punk from this Memphis-bred, San Francisco-based band, recorded at the basement venue Vacation earlier this year.

Shelflife and Korda Records have teamed up to reissue the first three Sire Records albums from dream-pop veterans The Ocean Blue on vinyl: The Ocean Blue, Cerulean, and Beneath the Rhythm and Sound. You can hear an exclusive live performance from the band on KEXP, on Monday, November 30th at 9:00 AM PT, recorded at The Cutting Room Studios in New York City.

Sub Pop have reissued the first five Mark Lanegan solo albums, which were either out-of-print or previously unreleased on vinyl. Each album was cut from new lacquers and pressed on 180-gram vinyl, and is housed in a sleeve reproducing the art for its original release. And Domino pays tribute to another Northwest legend, Olympia trio Beat Happening, with a remastered, career-spanning double album anthology, lovingly curated by the band themselves.


Basia Bulat – “Infamous”
from Infamous on Secret City Records

Beat Happening – “Noise”
from Look Around compilation on Domino

Big K.R.I.T. – “Apologize”
from All My Life on RBC

The Blue Jean Committee – “Gentle and Soft”
from Catalina Breeze EP on Drag City

Enya – “So I Could Find My Way”
from Dark Sky Island on Warner Music

Exmagician – “Kiss That Wealth Goodbye”
from Exmagician on Bella Union

Food
from This Is Not a Miracle on ECM

Hot Chip – “Huarache Lights (Soulwax Remix)”
from Huarache Lights [Remixes] on Domino

I Am Super Ape – “Animals”
from Monki on Kollektivet

Kishi Bashi
from String Quartet Live! on Joyful Noise

Leo Abrahams – “Chain”
from Daylight on Lo

Månegarm – “Mother Earth Father Thunder”
from Månegarm on Napalm Records

Mark Lanegan – “One Way Street”
from One Way Street: The Sub Pop Albums on Sub Pop

Mette Henriette – “Passé”
from Mette Henriette on ECM

The Ocean Blue – “Between Something and Nothing”
from The Ocean Blue / Cerulean / Beneath the Rhythm and Sound vinyl reissues on Shelflife/Korda

Phil Gerus – “Don’t You Know I Need You”
from Nothing Twice EP on Bastard Jazz

Scott Fagan – “In My Head”
from South Atlantic Blues on Saint Cecilia Knows

Shovels & Rope
from Busted Jukebox, Vol. 1 on Dualtone Music

SPC ECO – “Meteor”
from Dark Matter on Saint Marie

Stove – “Wet Food”
from Is Stupider on Exploding in Sound

Underworld – “Second Toughest in the Infants”
from Second Toughest in the Infants reissue on Universal

Useless Eaters – “Eyes of Satan”
from Live in San Francisco on Castle Face

Weather Report – “Birdland”
from The Legendary Live Tapes, 1978-1981 on Columbia/Legacy

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