Posted in music | new releases on October 13, 2008

Lucinda WilliamsLucinda Williams releases her album tomorrow, Little Honey, which finds the singer-songwriter surprisingly content.

Vic Chesnutt, Elf Power, and The Amorphous Strums' Dark Developments combines some of my favorite musicians in this release from Orange Twin.

The week's release list is filled with worthwhile music, from what I have already heard I can recommend The Courteeners' St. Jude, Frances' All the While, Hearts of Palm UK's For Life, Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs' Dirt Don't Hurt, Nick Jaina's A Narrow Way, and Windy & Carl's Songs for the Broken Hearted.

Holiday music continues to released in droves, this week in no exception. You can celebrate a Psychobilly Christmas, a Jazz & Blues Christmas (compiled by Putumayo), a Classic Rock Christmas, Christmas A Go-Go or even a metal Xmas and headbanging New Year. Not into compilations? Spend a classical holiday with Yo-Yo Ma's Songs of Joy & Peace or a more rocking time with The Fleshtones' Stocking Stuffer.

Any recommendations from the week's music release list?

This week's interesting CD releases:

Al Jarreau: Christmas
Ame: fabric 42
Andy Bopp: This Guitar Kills Singer Songwriters
Ane Brun: Changing of the Seasons
Army Navy: Army Navy
Ashanti: The Vault (digital)
B.B. King: Collector's Edition
Bart Davenport: Bart Davenport
Betty Botox: MMM Betty! EP
Bill Madden: Child of the Same God
Black Eyed Soul: Black Eyed Soul
Bob James & Hilary James: Christmas Eyes
Boo and Boo Too: No Tempo
The Botticellis: Old Home Movies (vinyl)
Brother von Doom: Relentless
Buena Vista Social Club: Buena Vista Social Club At Carnegie Hall
Buttless Chaps: Cartography
Chandeliers: The Thrush (vinyl)
Chet Baker: Chet in Chicago (vinyl)
Cool Hand Luke: The Sleeping House
Copeland: You Are My Sunshine
The Courteeners: St. Jude
Cranes: Cranes (import)
Dave Mason: 26 Letters 12 Notes
David Bowie: iSelect
Dead C: Secret Earth (vinyl)
Decemberists: Always the Bridesmaid: A Singles Series - Voume 1
Dillinger Four: Civil War
Early Man: Beware The Circling Fin
Elvis Presley: Elvis Presley Christmas Duets
Enigma: La Puerta Del Cielo (import single)
The Fleshtones: Stocking Stuffer
The Foreign Exchange: Leave It All Behind
Frances: All the While
Frank Turner: Love Ire & Song
F*ck Buttons: Colours Move (vinyl single)
Giant Sand: Provisions (vinyl)
Gojira: The Way of All Flesh (vinyl)
Gomez: Bring It On (10th Anniversary Edition)
Haste the Day: Dreamer
The Haunted: Versus
Hearts of Palm U.K.: For Life
Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs: Dirt Don't Hurt (vinyl)
Houston Calls: The End of an Error
I'm from Barcelona: Who Killed Harry Houdini
Indian Jewelry: Free Gold (vinyl)
Ingrid Michaelson: Be OK
Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers: Inside Tracks
Johnny Cash: At Folsom Prison Legacy Edition (2-CD & DVD)
Kate Campbell: Save the Day
Keane: Perfect Symmetry (2-CD deluxe edition)
Killing Joke: Peel Sessions 1979-1981
Kinetic Stereokids: Have A Nice Day EP
Kristin Chenoweth: A Lovely Way To Spend Christmas
Ladyhawke: Paris Is Burning EP
Lindstrom: Where You Go I Go Too EP (vinyl)
Los Campesinos: We're Beautiful We're Doomed (import)
Los Lonely Boys: Christmas Spirit
Lotus: Hammerstrike
Lucinda Williams: Little Honey (vinyl)
Marcio Local: Three Inches of Music Series
Martin Sexton: Solo
Menahan Street Band: Make the Road by Walking
Mighty Underdogs: Droppin' Science Fiction (vinyl)
The Music: Strength in Numbers
New Kids On The Block: Merry, Merry Christmas
Nick Jaina: A Narrow Way
Nick Warren: Lima
Nikka Costa: Pebble to a Pearl
Nina Simone: Remixed & Reimagined (vinyl)
Oh My God: Fools Want Noise
The Organ: Thieves EP
Panthers: Goblin City (vinyl single)
Parties: Can't Come Down
Pillars & Tongues: Protection
The Qemists: Join the Q
Ray Lamontagne: Gossip In The Grain (vinyl)
Rebelution: Courage to Grow
Religious Knives: The Door
Robyn Hitchcock: Luminous Groove (8-LP vinyl box set)
Run On Sentence: Oh When the Wind Comes Down
Santana: Multi-Dimensional Warrior
Secret Machines: Secret Machines
Sex Pistols: Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (vinyl reissue)
Shai Hulud: A Profound Hatred of Man (vinyl reissue)
Shai Hulud: Hearts Once Nourished With Hope and Compassion (vinyl reissue)
Shearwater: The Snow Leopard EP (digital)
Sixpence: None The Richer: The Dawn of Grace
Sleeping in the Aviary: Expensive Vomit In A Cheap Hotel
Snow Patrol: Take Back the City (import single)
The Spores: Doom Pop
Static X: Cannibal Killers Live (with DVD)
Swervedriver: Mezcal Head (import & remastered)
Telepathe: Chrome's On It EP (vinyl)
The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!: Three Inches of Music Series
Tobacco: F*cked Up Friends (vinyl)
Todd Snider: Peace Queer
Tony Bennett: A Swingin' Christmas
Townes Van Zandt: Delta Momma Blues (vinyl reissue)
Townes Van Zandt: Townes Van Zandt (vinyl reissue)
U2: Under a Blood Red Sky (remastered vinyl)
Ultravox: Vienna (remastered)
Unearth: The March
UnSun: The End of Life
Van She: V (import)
Various Artists: Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins
Various Artists: Christmas A Go-Go
Various Artists: Classic Rock Christmas
Various Artists: The Hotel Cafe Presents...Winter Songs
Various Artists: How To Lose Friends & Alienate People (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Psychobilly Christmas
Various Artists: Putumayo Presents: Jazz & Blues Christmas
Various Artists: Tinkerbell (soundtrack)
Various Artists: W. Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists: We Wish You a Metal Xmas...and a Headbanging New Year
Vic Chesnutt, Elf Power, and The Amorphous Strums: Dark Developments
Visitations: The Conundrum Tree
Vivian Girls: Vivian Girls (vinyl)
War: Greatest Hits Live
Windy & Carl: Songs for the Broken Hearted
Winterpills: Central Chambers
YACHT: Summer Song (vinyl single)
Yngwie Malmsteen: Perpetual Flame
Yo-Yo Ma: Songs of Joy & Peace (2-CD deluxe edition)
Yonlu: Three Inches of Music Series

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Comments (14)

the KEANE is great actually.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2008 5:41 PM

I've hear good and bad about the new Secret Machines. Their live show was amazing before Ben (the guitarist) left, then I saw them a couple times after (Highline, Annex) and was not impressed.

Posted by i want my daddy's records | October 13, 2008 6:10 PM

Ooh. Brooklyn Vegan day party on 10/23 with Sebastien Grainger? I'd like to hear more about that!

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2008 7:21 PM

The new Ray LaMontagne is fantastic. A return to the sound of "Trouble" much more than his sophomore effort. Show at RCMH was sick, too.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2008 7:46 PM

Apple has a special event scheduled for 10 AM PDT tomorrow -- the announcement of new notebooks is expected. Your MacBooks (base, Pro and Air) will become FAIL.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2008 9:39 PM

pretty weak release schedule following some stellar ones.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2008 10:23 PM

Is the new I'm From Barcelona CD supposed to be any good?

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2008 10:41 PM

That Boo and Boo Too album is amazing. A friend of mine gave it to me a month ago and I can't stop listening to it. The new Fabric mix is pretty alright as is the new Windy & Carl.

Posted by Jon | October 14, 2008 1:34 AM

Telepathe EP is pretty good.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2008 3:47 AM

FAIL, meaning what?

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2008 9:33 AM

Todd Snider's "Peace Queer" is unbelievable, really interesting stuff going on. He's coming in to play Town Hall on Oct. 25

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gh778wdw5E

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2008 1:08 PM

"FAIL, meaning what?"

Out of fashion

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2008 2:01 PM

new Jealous Sound EP out iTunes only. very good stuff.
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=291910893&s=143441

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2008 3:10 PM

The new Handsome Pheasants album is a 5 star instant classic.

Posted by Rocky Napoli | October 14, 2008 3:25 PM

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