I haven't heard any of this stuff yet.....
Top Five Most Interesting Releases:
The Cribs: Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever (Warner Bros.) - See them at Amoeba on Friday 7/20 and the Troubadour on 7/24.
The Knife: Silent Shout Deluxe Edition (Mute)
The Magic Numbers: Those the Brokes (Astralwerks) - See them at the El Rey on 8/14.
Meat Puppets: Rise to Your Knees (Anodyne)
Various Artists: Now-Again Re:Sounds Vol. 1 (Now-Again) - They're also releasing this as a box set of seven 7-inches which is pretty cool. Download Amnesty's "Trouble Will Remain"
Other Noteworthy Releases:
The Chemical Brothers: We Are the Night (Astralwerks) - At Nocturnal Wonderland (downtown LA) on 9/29.
Eastern Conference Champions: Ameritown (Suretone) – See them tonight at Silverlake Lounge or 7/30 at Safari Sam’s. Download ECC’s “The Box”
Editors: An End Has a Start (Fader) - See them at the Wiltern on 9/24.
Raul Malo: After Hours (New Door) - A covers album (Hank Williams, Kris Kristofferson, Dwight Yoakam, Buck Owens)
Rooney: Calling the World (Geffen)
Mick Turner: Blues Trees (Drag City) - Hard to find singles from the Dirty Three guy (and Bonny Billy and Cat Power collaborator).