Posted in music | new releases on June 15, 2009

DOWNLOAD: Rock Plaza Central - Handsome Men (MP3)

Rock Plaza CentralRock Plaza Central's sophomore album, At the Moment of Our Most Needing is my favorite disc of this week's meager release list.

Tiny Masters of Today's Skeletons and The Builders and the Butchers' Salvation Is a Deep Dark Well are two other releases I have heard and can recommend.

Two worthwhile albums are out on vinyl ahead of their CD releases, Patterson Hood's Murdering Oscar (And Other Love Songs) and Those Darlins' self-titled debut.

Vinyl reissues are the highlights of this week's music release week, with Big Star's #1 Record/Radio City along with several releases by both Roxy Music and the Beach Boys available, as well as the Red House Painters' Songs for a Blue Guitar

What new music can you recommend this week? What's on your shopping list?

This week's interesting CD releases:

Among the Oak & Ash: Among the Oak & Ash (vinyl)
Amorphis: Skyforger
The Beach Boys: Sunflower (vinyl reissue)
The Beach Boys: Surf's Up (vinyl reissue)
Bear McCreary: Caprica (soundtrack)
Big Star: #1 Record/Radio City (remastered)
Black Eyed Peas: The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) (vinyl)
The Builders and the Butchers: Salvation Is a Deep Dark Well
Carolina Liar: Show Me What I'm Looking for
Clock Hands Strangle: Distaccati
Coldplay: Limited Edition Tour Pack
Depeche Mode: The Dark Progression Unauthorized (dvd)
Depeche Mode: Peace
Devin Townsend: Ki
Flo & Eddie: New York Times
George Harrison: Let It Roll: The Songs of George Harrison
Gossip: Heavy Cross
Green Day: Nimrod (vinyl reissue)
Ha Ha Tonka: Novel Sounds of the Nouveau South
Hank Williams Jr.: 127 Rose Avenue
Holly Williams: Here With Me
Incubus: Monuments & Melodies (vinyl)
Jill Scott: The No. 1 Lady Remixed
John Lennon: Live Peace In Toronto (vinyl reissue)
Kim Lenz: It's All True!
Lee "Scratch" Perry: Return from Planet Dub
The Legends: Over and Over
Major Lazer: Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do
The Mary Onettes: Dare
Masada: Stolas: The Book of Angels, Vol. 12
Megadeth: So Far, So Good, So What (vinyl reissue)
Merle Haggard: Mama Tried (vinyl reissue)
Metric: Fantasies (vinyl)
Nickodemus: Sun People
Patterson Hood: Murdering Oscar (And Other Love Songs) (vinyl)
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Mother's Milk (vinyl reissue)
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Uplift Mofo Party Plan (vinyl reissue)
Red House Painters: Songs for a Blue Guitar (vinyl reissue)
Rock Plaza Central: At the Moment of Our Most Needing
Roxy Music: Country Life (vinyl reissue)
Roxy Music: Stranded (vinyl reissue)
Rolling Stones: The Biggest Bang [Blu-ray] (dvd)
Sarah Jarosz: Song Up in Her Head
Sex Pistols: Sex, Anarchy & Rock N' Roll Swindle (vinyl reissue)
The Specials: The Specials (vinyl reissue)
Spinal Tap: Back from the Dead
Spinnerette: Spinnerette
Stone Breath: Silver Skein Unwound
Street Sweeper Social Club: Street Sweeper Social Club
Taking Back Sunday: New Again (vinyl)
Those Darlins: Those Darlins (vinyl)
Tiny Masters of Today: Skeletons
The Waifs: Live from the Union of Soul
The Wallflowers: Collected: 1996-2005


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Comments (9)

Bonnaroo was fairly bad ass this year (except for the first day/night of down purs..the long drive back to Jersey and the bum Molly). Just a few observations.......

Firstly, getting placed and setting up my group's tent right next to the "Boob Painting Tent" couldn't have been anymore glorious but is probably why we missed some shows we wanted to see.

I've been to two Bruce shows at Giant Stadium and wasn't entirely impressed at either. Having said that, He was like a man possessed and totally fresh during his Bonnarroo set. All true Bruce fans in attendance could tell he was loving the young and energetic crowd (i mean playing to the same drunken white trash Jersey folk for 20 years must be fun and all.....but)

Animal Collective drew a massive crowd for a day show and didn't disappoint.

Mars Volta melted faces as usual. Al Green still got it and some...his band is glorious. Snoop rocked the house with an epic set accompanied by the ultra cool Erykah Badu.

Jenny Lewis may have actually been my favorite set of the entire festival and I'm not that huge of a fan. She's excellent.

Phish covered The Beatles and The Velvets during their sets and played with Bruce for three songs which was really special.

oh and there was a special message from Jeff Bridges as "The Dude" during roos' Lebowski Fest....amazing

Posted by Jay | June 15, 2009 4:15 PM

Jay - You're the Carrie Bradshaw of BV posters.

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 4:56 PM

clock hands!

Posted by brian | June 15, 2009 5:25 PM

Uh, Major Lazer?

Largehearted Boy doesn't care about black people (music). And in this case its black people music made by white people! But really, you have never shouted out an album that isn't lily white. Even really big albums like The Carter 3 and the like. I guess black people music fans have to get their recommendations from a separate but equal blog. Maybe that large heart of yours is for people like George Wallace. And what do you mean by "boy"? Guided By Voices would be ashamed of you, stealing their lines for your segregationist propaganda.

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 7:15 PM


tv on the radio

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 8:19 PM

anonymous gets an A+

Posted by caroline | June 15, 2009 8:38 PM

tv on the radio is the best argument against largehearted boy not giving props to black people music? yikes, that's really stretching it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 8:55 PM

4:56 point taken.

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2009 9:09 PM

blah, blah, blah, racist, racist, racist, you're worse than George Wallace (who repented later in life, but you don't want to hear that, do you?), blah, blah, blah...

a Thin-Skinned, Guilty, Self-Hating, White, Liberal Shit Stain you are!

Posted by brandy | June 17, 2009 10:25 AM

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