Posted in music | new releases on May 26, 2009

DOWNLOAD: Grizzly Bear - Cheerleader (MP3)

Grizzly BearGrizzly Bear's Veckatimest has received glowing reviews from almost everyone [including a 9.0 Best New Music from Pitchfork - .6 less than Animal Collective]. Easily my most anticipated album of 2009, Veckatimest deserves the accolades and is easily my favorite album of the year so far.

Other releases I have heard and can recommend this week include A Hawk and a Hacksaw's Deliverance, Jenny Owen Youngs' Transmitter Failure, Sharon Van Etten's Because I Was in Love [MP3 here], and Viva Voce's Rose City.

The week's key reissues are several Del-Lords albums.

What new music can you recommend this week? What's on your shopping list? Did I miss any releases?

This week's interesting CD releases:

A's: A's / Woman's Got the Power (reissue)
Acid Mothers Temple: Glorify Astrological Martyrdom (vinyl)
Anathallo: Canopy Glow (vinyl)
Andrew Dost: Columbus (vinyl)
Bardo Pond: Gazing at Shilla (vinyl)
Bats: Guilty Office
Black Moth Super Rainbow: Eating Us
Blank Dogs: Under and Under
Bloodkin: Baby, They Told Us We Would Rise Again (vinyl)
Brian Jonestown Massacre: Smoking Acid EP (vinyl)
Buddy Guy: Snakebite
Busta Rhymes: Back on My B.S. (vinyl)
Carolina Chocolate Drops: Dona Got A Ramblin' Mind (vinyl reissue)
Carolina Chocolate Drops & Joe Thompson: Carolina Chocolate Drops & Joe Thompson
Charles Mingus: Ah Um 50th Anniversary (Legacy Edition)
Charm City Devils: Let's Rock-N-Roll
Citified: Absence
Crash Kings: Crash Kings
Current 93: Aleph at Hallucinatory Mountain
Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women: Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women
Del-Lords: Based on a True Story (reissue)
Del-Lords: Frontier Days (reissue)
Del-Lords: Johnny Comes Marching Home (reissue)
Elizabeth & the Catapult: Taller Children (vinyl)
Eminem: Relapse (vinyl)
Flipper: Public Flipper Limited (vinyl reissue)
Flower-Corsano Duo: The Four Aims (vinyl)
George Jones: Walk Through This World With Me - The Complete Musicor Recordings, 1965-1971 (Part 1) (5-CD box set)
Grizzly Bear: Veckatimest (vinyl)
The Hard Lessons: Arms Forest
A Hawk and a Hacksaw: Deliverance (vinyl)
Heartless Bastards: The Mountain (vinyl)
James Blackshaw: Glass Bead Game
James Brown: The Singles, Vol. 7: 1970-1972
James Yuill: Turning Down Water for Air
Jenny Owen Youngs: Transmitter Failure
Johnny Winter: The Johnny Winter Anthology
Juan Maclean: One Day EP (vinyl)
Julian Marley: Awake
Laurent Garnier: Tales of a Kleptomaniac
Lindstrom & Prins Thomas: Lindstrom & Prins Thomas II (vinyl)
Loxsly: Tomorrow's Fossils
Mandy Moore: Amanda Leigh
Manic Street Preachers: Journal for Plague Lovers (vinyl)
Marilyn Manson: The High End of Low
Mermen: The Amazing California Health And Happiness Road Show (reissue)
Merzbow: 13 Japanese Birds, Vol. 5
MF Doom: Born Like This (vinyl)
Michelle Shocked: Soul of My Soul
Miles Davis: Sketches of Spain (50th Anniversary Enhanced 2 CD Legacy Edition)
Ministry: Adios... Puta Madres: Ministry Final World Tour (dvd)
The Moody Blues: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 (dvd)
Motley Crue: Dr. Feelgood (reissue with bonus tracks)
Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens: What Have You Done, My Brother? (vinyl)
Nurse With Wound: Angry Eelectric Finger 1 (reissue)
The Paper Chase: Someday This Could All Be Yours, Vol. 1
Phoenix: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (vinyl)
Public Image Ltd.: The Flowers of Romance (vinyl reissue)
Public Image Limited: Second Edition (vinyl reissue)
The Radiators: The Lost Southlake Sessions
Sarah Siskind: Say It Louder
Sharon Van Etten: Because I Was in Love
Siouxsie & The Banshees: At the BBC (3-CD & DVD box set)
Sir Richard Bishop: The Freak of Araby (vinyl)
Stratovarius: Polaris
Sunn 0))): Monoliths and Dimensions
Tiga: Ciao!
Tish Hinojosa: Our Little Planet
Various Artists: Little Darla Has a Treat for You, Vol. 27: Eternal Spring Edition
Various Artists: The Man of Somebody's Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney
Various Artists: Not Given Lightly: A Tribute to Giant Golden Book of New Zealand's Alternative Music Scene (vinyl)
Various Artists: A Psychedelic Guide to Monsterism Island
Various Artists: Twenty First Century Twenty First Year
Vincent Minor: Born in the Wrong Era EP
Viva Voce: Rose City
War Tapes: The Continental Divide


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Comments (27)

grizzly bear > Animal collective.

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 3:08 PM

have to second 3:08, veck >>>>>>>> mpp

Posted by genevieve | May 26, 2009 3:14 PM

no way
by the way
man oh man Grizzly Bear are playing the opening show for the south street seaport series

way exciting!

the '09 version of the '07 opening? hope so

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 3:16 PM

Animal Collective are a jam band

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 3:17 PM

I've tried to get into Grizzly Bear but can't. Really can't get past the way they look. I would like to punch each of them in the face.

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 3:21 PM

of the future

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 3:21 PM

MEHzly bear

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 3:24 PM

3:21 seems like a nice guy--let's get violent!!! And yes, Veciatimest is WAY better than MPP

Posted by Cool | May 26, 2009 3:27 PM

"man oh man Grizzly Bear are playing the opening show for the south street seaport series
way exciting!"


Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 3:32 PM



But seriously, piano part on Southern Point. Yes, please.

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 3:33 PM

You are not allowed to start a MPP v. VKTMST argument. Please redirect this uselessness to Funeral v. Neon Bible discussion.

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 3:35 PM

tried listening to sharon van etten and i wanted to kill myself it's just sooooooooo slow

3:21 i think i was the same before (except the punching in the face part)
till i heard this
little brother kind of shakes me

Posted by what cute girls listen to | May 26, 2009 3:38 PM

Loxsly's "Tomorrow Fossils" might be the best new record on that list. For fans of Grandaddy, Flaming Lips and Wilco (Jay Bennett RIP)

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 3:39 PM

shit leaked a while ago mang

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 3:49 PM

3:49 - believe it or not, some of us actually still pay for our music so that we can support the artists we like, rather than just being a parasite on society.

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 3:53 PM

oh man!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 3:57 PM

I actually just received my pre-ordered copy, so don't speak about things you know nothing about.

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 3:59 PM

the new phoenix is great

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 4:02 PM

largeMEHrted boy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 4:05 PM

This stuff is one step up from Yanni, who knew easy listening was so big?

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 4:09 PM

every band ever sucks. every venue sucks. music itself sucks. i am better than all of you. meh.

thus spoke hipsterthustra.

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 4:40 PM

you forgot the part where you say "I'd hit it"

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 4:49 PM

Here We Go Magic is playing July 3 at Seaport not Grizzly Bear

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 5:24 PM

What time does Sharon Van Etten go on?

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 8:11 PM


Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 10:38 PM

Can't wait to hear the Hawk and a Hacksaw album.

I ordered Veckatimest directly from the band (11spot, or whatever the company is called). Doesn't look like it's going to get here anytime soon looking at the delivery tracker. Lil pissed about that.

Posted by Cuse | May 26, 2009 11:13 PM

Glasser EP out too.

Posted by Anonymous | May 27, 2009 11:20 AM

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