Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Weekly New Music Releases - 8/14/07
The new Earlimart comes out next Tuesday. Until then, I'm most intrigued by the Nina Nastasia/Jim White and the Oh No....
Top Five Most Interesting Releases:
Eric Copeland: Hermaphrodite (Paw Tracks) – From experimental rockers, Black Dice. Pitchfork gave this is pretty impressive 7.6/10. Stream “Green Burrito” from P’fork.
Nina Nastasia and Jim White: You Follow Me (Fat Cat) – Folky, Steve Albini produced collaboration. Pitchfork gave this one an impressive 8.6/10.
Oh No: Dr. No’s Experiment (Stones Throw) – Well regarded hip-hop producer (and Madlib’s younger brother). Straight outta Oxnard.
The Rentals: The Last Little Life EP (Boompa) – The (long ago) former Weezer bassist.
Turbonegro: Retox (Cooking Vinyl) – Norway’s favorite fake leather boys. See them at LA Weekly’s Detour festival on 10/6 and the Fonda on 10/7. I watched their documentary once. Pretty amusing.
Other Noteworthy Releases:
Bang Lime: Best Friends in Love (Last Gang Records) – The rhythm section from Metric.
Dollar Store: Money Music (Bloodshot) – More rocking side band from some of the Waco Brothers.
Eisley: Combinations (Reprise) – Emotionally soaring rock. At the Avalon on 9/28.
Erik Friedlander: Block Ice and Propane (SkipStone) – Jazzy Mountain Goats affiliate
Floratone: Floratone (Blue Note) – Bill Frisell, Matt Chamberlain, Tucker Martine, etc.
John Lennon: solo work available now through iTunes Plus for $1.29 per song.
Dean Martin: Forever Cool (Capitol) – Crooner. Pairs his voice with modern artists like Kevin Spacey. Stream album HERE.
Dave Mathews and Tim Reynolds: Live at Radio City Music Hall (RCA) – Jammy. Two disc collection.
Recoil: Subhuman Deluxe (Mute) – Alan Wilder formerly of Depeche Mode
Linda Thompson: Versatile Heart (Rounder) – English traditional folk.
Paul Van Dyk: In Between (Mute) – Electronica
Various Artists: Entourage Soundtrack (Atlantic) – A lot of hip-hop and one Cold War
Kids song. The ultimate guilty pleasure show.
Various Artists: "Musicfest NW Vol. 2," – Coincides with the Portland Music festival going on from 9/6-9/9. LA bands Brian Jonestown Massacre, Rilo Kiley, The Bronx and Clipse will be performing.
You Say Party! We Say Die: Lose All Time (Paper Bag) – Canadian dance punk.