Posted in music | new releases on May 5, 2008

editor's note: No Age gets a 9.2. No Age is streaming @ Spinner

Elvis CostelloElvis Costello's new album, Momofuku is at the top of my shopping list this week. Named after the inventor of the cup noodle, Momofuku Ando, the album is the strongest effort from one of my favorite singer-songwriters in years.

Even though the mainstream media is fawning over new albums by Clay Aiken and Neil Diamond (which is streaming at Spinner) this week, there are plenty of other worthwhile releases. From what I have already heard I can strongly recommend Animal Collective's Water Curses EP, The Long Blondes' Couples, Matmos' Supreme Balloon, The Morning Benders' Talking Through Tin Cans, Pattern Is Movement's All Together, and ((Sounder))'s Good Things Come and Go Like Bad Things.

Among notable reissues, Spoon is releasing its indie classic Girls Can Tell on vinyl, as are Simon Joyner with Cowardly Traveller Pays His Toll and Man Man with Rabbit Habits.

What are you picking up this week? Are there any releases worth adding to the list?

this week's interesting CD releases:

16 Horsepower: Live: March 2001
Animal Collective: Water Curses EP
Apocalyptica: Apocalyptica (reissue)
Armin van Buuren: Imagine
Barenaked Ladies: Snacktime
The Birthday Massacre: Looking Glass
The Brakes: Tale of Two Cities
Caipercaillie: Roses and Tears
Carney: Nothing Without You EP
Charlotte Sometimes: Waves & The Both of Us
Death Cab for Cutie: I Will Possess Your Heart (import single)
Elvis Costello: Momofuku
Everest: Ghost Notes
Firewater: The Golden Hour
Four Tet: Ringer
From First to Last: From First to Last
Gavin DeGraw: Gavin DeGraw
Gentleman Auction House: The Book of Matches
Gossip: Live in Liverpool [lp]
Hammock: Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow
IAMX: The Alternative
Kate Rusby: Who Knows Where the Time Goes (import single)
Kayo Dot: Blue Lambency Downward
The Last Shadow Puppets: The Age of the Understatement
The Last Shadow Puppets: The Age of the Understatement [lp]
The Long Blondes: Couples
The Long Blondes: Couples [lp]
Lykke Li: Little Bit EP
Man Man: Rabbit Habits [lp]
Matmos: Supreme Balloon
Meho Plaza: Meho Plaza
Michael Ciacchino: Lost: Season 3 (soundtrack)
Michael Ciacchino: Speed Racer (soundtrack)
Michael Franti & Spearhead: Power to the Peaceful Festival 2005 (with bonus DVD)
The Morning Benders: Talking Through Tin Cans
Morning State: You Know People I Know People
Nik Freitas: Sun Down
No Age: Nouns
No Age: Nouns [lp]
The Parlor Mob: And You Were a Crow
Pattern Is Movement: All Together
Ramin Djawadi: Iron Man (soundtrack)
The Republic Tigers: Keep Color
Russian Circles: Station
Sasha: The EmFire Collection: Mixed, Unmixed & Remixed
Scott Kelly: The Wake
Shawn Lee & The Ping Pong Orchestra: Miles of Styles
Shy Child: Noise Won't Stop
Sierra Hull: Secrets
Simon Joyner: Cowardly Traveller Pays His Toll (reissue) [lp]
Sinkane: Color Voice
Sinkane: Color Voice [lp]
((Sounder)): Good Things Come and Go Like Bad Things
Spark Is a Diamond: Try This on for Size
Spoon: Girls Can Tell (reissue) [lp]
Static Revenger: Presents Love Song Surprise
Terry Riley: Last Camel in Paris
Tim Fite: Fair Ain't Fair
Tokio Hotel: Scream
Van Duren: Are You Serious? (reissue)
Wildbirds & Peacedrums: Heartcore


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Comments (13)

A lot of these albums have been released already...a la Man Man and Lykke Li.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2008 5:01 PM

mmm...pork buns

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2008 5:06 PM

I'm pretty excited about Tim Fite's record. I've heard good things.

Posted by spanky spreadum | May 5, 2008 5:10 PM

no age

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2008 5:39 PM

yes no age

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2008 5:45 PM

I'm very excited about the Elvis Costello record. I didn't care for The Delivery Man. It seemed forced.

Posted by michaelways | May 5, 2008 5:51 PM


What the hell is wrong with their label that this record is getting no hype at all??

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2008 6:52 PM

the new pattern is movement record is gold jerry, pure gold!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2008 8:06 PM

T Bone Burnett - Tooth of Crime

Posted by Andrew | May 5, 2008 8:38 PM

ahh so excited for Last Shadow Puppets!

Posted by Tastes Like Caramel | May 6, 2008 12:46 AM

None for me this week, but I'm looking forward to Val Emmich's new album "Little Daggers" coming up in a few weeks...

And he's playing a show at Pianos in NYC this Thursday at 7. Should be cool!

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2008 2:24 AM


Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2008 12:51 PM

fuck yeah sinkane! all should buy the album! it's fucking awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2008 3:28 PM

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