Posted in music | new releases on January 12, 2009

Franz NicolayHold Steady keyboardist Franz Nicolay's solo album, Major General, is out tomorrow. (Editor's note: Late of the Pier is out in the US too.)

Vinyl reissues of Dead Can Dance'sSpleen and Ideal, the Jam's All Mod Cons, the Lemonheads' It's a Shame About Ray are tempting, as are three M83 vinyl reissues: Before the Dawn Heals Us, Digital Shades, Vol. 1, and Saturdays=Youth

Next week's release week is huge (new albums by Antony and the Johnsons, Animal Collective, A.C. Newman, and that's just the artists beginning with "A"), so I am saving the bulk of the month's music budget for the January 20th releases.

What new releases can you recommend? Have I left anything off the list?

This week's interesting CD releases:

Adam & The Ants: Friend or Foe (reissue)
Arthur Lee: Arthur Lee (remastered)
Bang Camaro: Bang Camaro II
Bee Gees: Odessa (3 CD Deluxe Edition)
City and Colour: Sometimes
Cream: Wheels of Fire (vinyl reissue)
Dead Can Dance: Spleen and Ideal (vinyl reissue)
Derek Trucks Band: Already Free (vinyl)
Eliane Elias: Bossa Nova Stories
Franz Nicolay: Major General
Frost: Experiments In Mass Appeal (with DVD)
Indigo Girls: Playlist: The Very Best of Indigo Girls
The Jam: All Mod Cons (vinyl reissue)
Jimmy Cliff: The Harder They Come (vinyl reissue)
King Crimson: EleKtriK (reissue)
King Crimson: Level Five EP (reissue)
King of Spain: Entropy
Lalo Schifrin: The Dead Pool (soundtrack)
Late of the Pier: Fantasy Black Channel (vinyl)
Laura Barrett: Earth Sciences
Lemonheads: It's a Shame About Ray (vinyl reissue)
Los Campesinos!: We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed (vinyl)
Love: Love Live: Whisky a Go-Go 1978 (reissue)
M83: Before the Dawn Heals Us (2-LP and CD reissue)
M83: Digital Shades, Vol. 1 (2-LP and CD reissue)
M83: Saturdays=Youth (vinyl)
Murray Gold: Doctor Who: Series 4 (soundtrack)
Pink Floyd: Delicate Sound of Thunder (reissue)
Ravi Coltrane: Blending Times
Rokia Traore: Tchamantche
Van Morrison: Playlist: The Very Best of Van Morrison
Various Artists: Mosaic: A Celebration of Blue Note Records
Various Artists: Notorious Soundtrack (vinyl)
Various Artists: Now That's What I Call Motown
Various Artists: The Reader (soundtrack)
White Lies: To Lose My Life (import single)
Winterpills: Central Chambers

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Comments (8)

boyz to men once did a midwestern college tour with the Indigo Girls in the early 90s. b2m would join the IGs at the end of every night and jam "Closer to Fine." INSANE!

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2009 4:09 PM

No "h" in Antony.

Posted by popculturalist | January 12, 2009 4:14 PM

Glad to see those M83 albums finally coming out on vinyl, though the one I've really been waiting for is Dead Cities...

Posted by Jeff | January 12, 2009 5:12 PM

is that franz nicolay album any good? what kind of music does he do?

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2009 6:40 PM

Next week is the new John Frusciante!!!!

Posted by Ray | January 12, 2009 8:56 PM

Wow, another year gone and yet, we have more Amazon links from Largehearted Boy! Wow! How groundbreaking!

Posted by deb | January 12, 2009 9:15 PM

derek trucks' album is great... the boy can play.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2009 3:10 AM

my morning jacket released an ep today.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2009 4:28 PM

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