Posted in MP3 | music | new releases on March 17, 2008

DOWNLOAD: Destroyer - Foam Hands (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Destroyer - Dark Leaves Form a Thread (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: She & Him - Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Sera Cahoone - Only As The Day Is Long (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Fuck Buttons - Sweet Love For Planet Earth (MP3)

DestroyerAs befits the week after SXSW, many of the new music releases were featured at the music conference. I caught one of Destroyer's sets, and it was the musical highlight of my trip. The band's new disc Trouble in Dreams is another gem from the songwriting genius of Dan Bejar.

Of the remaining new releases, many are outstanding, but the surprisingly interesting M. Ward & Zooey Deschanel collaboration She & Him's Volume 1, DeVotchKa's A Mad and Faithful Telling, the Kills' Midnight Boom, and Sera Cahoone's Only as the Day Is Long are the ones I have been recommending most.

Interesting reissues this week include two Mogwai discs, EP + 6 (remastered) and Kicking a Dead Pig (remastered with bonus disc), but the reissues of the week belong to Mission of Burma. Matador Records (who always do reissues right) have remastered three MoB albums: Horrible Truth About Burma, Signals, Calls and Marches, Vs., and each features bonus discs filled with live tracks, demos, and rarities.

What new music are you picking up this week? Have I left anything off the list?

Fuck Buttons
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65daysofstatic: The Fall of Math (reissue)
65daysofstatic: Hole (reissue)
13ghosts: The Strangest Colored Lights
The A.K.A.s (Are Everywhere!): Everybody Make Some Noise!
Adam Green: Sixes & Sevens
Be Your Own Pet: Get Awkward
Bids of Avalon: The Outer Upper Inner EP
The Bravery: The Sun And The Moon Complete
The Chapin Sisters: Lake Bottom LP
Clark: Turning Dragon
Crystal Castles/Health: Crystal Castles/Health
Dame Shilrley Bassey: Get the Party Started
Daniel Lanois: Here Is What Is
DeVotchKa: A Mad and Faithful Telling
Destroyer: Trouble In Dreams
Dodos: Visiter
F*ck Buttons: Street Horrrsing
Ghost Buffalo: The Magician
Great Northern: Sleepy Eepee
Helvetia: The Acrobats
The Hush Sound: Goodbye Blues
John Zorn: The Dreamers
Joseph Arthur: Could We Survive EP
The Kills: Midnight Boom
Lyrics Born: Everywhere at Once
The Matches: A Band In Hope
Mission of Burma: Horrible Truth About Burma (remastered with bonus disc)
Mission of Burma: Signals, Calls and Marches (remastered with bonus disc)
Mission of Burma: Vs. (remastered with bonus disc)
Mogwai: EP + 6 (remastered)
Mogwai: Kicking a Dead Pig (remastered with bonus disc)
Mooney Suzuki: CBGB OMFUG Masters: Live 6/29/01 The Bowery Collection
Neon Neon: Stainless Style
PJ Harvey: Devil (import single)
PlayRadioPlay!: Texas
Rustic Overtones: Light at the End
Sara Bareilles: Little Voice (2 CD Set)
Sera Cahoone: Only as the Day Is Long
She & Him: Volume 1
Supercluster: The Big Dipper Anthology (3-disc set)
Switches: Lay Down the Law
Tall Firs: Too Old to Die Young
The Teenagers: Reality Check
These New Puritans: Beat Pyramid
Various Artists: Body of War: Songs That Inspired an Iraq War Veteran
Various Artists: Music From The Motion Picture 21
Various Artists: Tom Waits' Jukebox
Virginia Coalition: Home This Year
Witch: Paralyzed
Yael Naim: Yael Naim

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Comments (13)

Midnight Boom by The Kills is ridiculously good.

Posted by Christopher | March 17, 2008 8:35 PM

crystal castles album is coming out, not a split with health.

Posted by m | March 17, 2008 8:54 PM

Wow, awesome blog. I love Destoryer and She and Him. I'll have to give the Fuck Buttons a try. Indeed it is a wonderful time for indie music!

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Posted by Diamond Duke | March 18, 2008 1:48 AM

Yeah. Destroyer's new album is what I'm picking up this week. Too good.

Posted by Eduardo | March 18, 2008 6:11 AM

Right, so... a little band you may have heard of called Gnarls Barkley is releasing their new album, "The Odd Couple."

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2008 8:30 AM

I for one am a little annoyed by the MOB re-issues, as Ryko just put these out on CD less than 10 years ago, completely remastered and with bonus tracks. I'd love to get the DVD footage, but they aren't selling it as a stand-alone, so seems like yet another chance to rip-off fans who already own this stuff. The Ryko stuff might be out of print now (not sure), but a lot of us have those re-issues already, so why not put out a stand-alone DVD?

Posted by Matt | March 18, 2008 9:25 AM

"Right, so... a little band you may have heard of called Gnarls Barkley is releasing their new album, "The Odd Couple."

Yeah, just heard it last week and it stinks! Thanks for the tip smart guy.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2008 9:34 AM

That Devotchka album is incredible. Got tickets for their Terminal 5 show, too!!!

Posted by TitoP | March 18, 2008 10:13 AM

not a good week for releases

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2008 10:15 AM

"Yeah, just heard it last week and it stinks! Thanks for the tip smart guy."

Well good for you because it was just released digitially today, and won't be on disc until next week, dickhead.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2008 10:37 AM

"Well good for you because it was just released digitially today, and won't be on disc until next week"

Well it leaked onto Soulseek way before today you moron! I'm sure most people who like Gnarls have heard the album already....except you, D-BAG!

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2008 10:47 AM

She & Him and Fuck Buttons? A terrible week for band names.

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2008 11:17 AM

they shouldnt even be considered a band ,fuck buttons is more of a ''PRoject"

Posted by Anonymous | March 18, 2008 1:48 PM

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