Posted in music | new releases on September 15, 2009

Big StarKeep An Eye On The Sky is a 4-CD box set of rarities from Big Star, and is in stores Tuesday. The band plays the Brooklyn Masonic Temple in November.

Another rarities compilation that stands out this week is Local Currency, an album that collects obscure tracks by singer-songwriter Franklin Bruno from 1992-1998. As an added bonus, buyers of Local Currency receive a download coupon for a covers EP of Franklin Bruno songs, with contributions by Lou Barlow, Laura Cantrell, Mac McCaughan, Jennifer O'Connor, and Mecca Normal.

The 7-disc Velvet Underground box set of 7"'s, The Singles 1966-1969 is incredibly tempting, even if I already own most of the songs in multiple formats.

New music I can recommend this week includes The Dodos' Time To Die, Grand Archives' Keep In Mind Frankenstein, Scotland Yard Gospel Choir's ...And The Horse You Rode in On, Simon Joyner's Out Into the Snow, and Slaraffenland's We're On Your Side.

Scotland Yard Gospel Choir are playing the Bloodshot BBQ in Brooklyn later this month.

Two remastered Sunny Day Real Estate (now reunited) discs, Diary and LP2, are available today. Other interesting reissues include six Doors albums on 180 gram vinyl and five New Order LPs.

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

This week's interesting CD releases:

Anvil: This Is Thirteen
Athlete: Black Swan
The Avett Brothers: I and Love and You (2-LP vinyl)
The Band of Heathens: One Foot in the Ether
Big Star: #1 Record (remastered with bonus tracks)
Big Star: Keep An Eye On The Sky (4-CD box set)
Bill Monroe: Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys 1950-1958 (remastered 4-CD box set)
The Black Dahlia Murder: Deflorate
Black Whales: Origins
Bruce Hornsby: Levitate
Bunnygrunt: Matt Harnish and Other Delights
Butterfly Boucher: Scary Fragile
ChetChelsea Silver, Please Come Home
Cougar: Patriot
Daft Pink: Alive 2007/Alive 1999
Dappled Cities: Zounds
David Bazan: Curse Your Branches (vinyl)
David Sylvian: Manafon
Division Day: Visitation (vinyl)
The Dodos: Time To Die (vinyl)
The Doors: The Doors (vinyl reissue)
The Doors: L.A. Woman (vinyl reissue)
The Doors: Morrison Hotel (vinyl reissue)
The Doors: The Soft Parade (vinyl reissue)
The Doors: Strange Days (vinyl reissue)
The Doors: Waiting for the Sun (vinyl reissue)
Drake: So Far Gone
The Dynamites: Burn It Down
Fink: Sort of a Revolution
Franklin Bruno: Local Currency (Solo 1992-1998)
French Miami: French Miami (vinyl)
The Fresh & Onlys: Grey-Eyed Girls
Gordon Gano: Under the Sun (vinyl)
Grand Archives: Keep In Mind Frankenstein (vinyl)
The Grates: Teeth Lost, Hearts Won (vinyl)
Helvetia: Helvetia's Junk Shop
The Idle Hands: The Hearts We Broke On The Way To The Show
John Fahey: America (2-LP vinyl reissue)
John Mayall: Tough
Kid Cudi: Man on the Moon: The End of Day (vinyl)
Kyle Hollingsworth: Then There's Now
Ladytron: Live at London Astoria 16.07.08
LeE HaRVey OsMOND: A Quiet Evil
Lhasa De Sela: Lhasa
Living Colour: The Chair in the Doorway
Lo Fidelity Allstars: Northern Stomp
The Lovemakers: Let's Be Friends
The Maldives: Listen to the Thunder
Manic Street Preachers: Journal For Plague Lovers
Marie Digby: Breathing Underwater
Mark Knopfler: Get Lucky (6-disc import box set)
Mason Jennings: Blood of Man (vinyl)
Megadeth: Endgame
Michael Jackson: Never Surrender (dvd)
Miles Davis: Circle in the Round (reissue)
Muse: The Resistance (CD & DVD)
Natalia Lafourcade: Hu Hu Hu
Nelly Furtado: Mi Plan
New Order: Brotherhood (vinyl reissue)
New Order: Low-life (vinyl reissue)
New Order: Movement (vinyl reissue)
New Order: Power, Corruption & Lies (vinyl reissue)
New Order: Technique (vinyl reissue)
Or, the Whale: Or, the Whale (vinyl)
Pens: Hey Friend, What You Doing? (vinyl)
Pere Ubu: Long Live Pere Ubu
Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson: Break Up
Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson: Relator
Porcupine Tree: The Incident
Q-Tip: Kamaal the Abstract (vinyl)
Rachel Harrington: The Bootlegger's Daughter
Rubik: Data Bandits
Scotland Yard Gospel Choir: ...And The Horse You Rode in On (vinyl)
Shadows Fall: Retribution (vinyl)
Shudder To Think: Live From Home
Simian Mobile Disco: Temporary Pleasure (with bonus CD)
Simon & Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water (vinyl reissue)
Simon Joyner: Out Into the Snow (vinyl)
Slaraffenland: We're On Your Side (vinyl)
Sondre Lerche: Heartbeat Radio (vinyl)
Sonos: SonoSings (vinyl)
Sparklehorse & Fennesz: In The Fishtank 15
Stars of Track and Field: A Time For Lions
A Sunny Day in Glasgow: Ashes Grammar
Sunny Day Real Estate: Diary (remastered ) (vinyl)
Sunny Day Real Estate: LP2 (remastered with bonus tracks) (vinyl)
Super 400: Sweet Fist
Thomas Dybdahl: Thomas Dybdahl
Thrice: Beggars
Tom Russell: Blood and Candle Smoke
Tyondai Braxton: Central Market
Various Artists: The Best Is Yet To Come: The Songs Of Cy Coleman
Various Artists: Bruce Springsteen's Jukebox
Various Artists: The Complete Goldwax Singles Volume 2 1966-1967
Various Artists: Mary Anne Hobbs Presents Wild Angels
Various Artists: Paper Heart (soundtrack)
Various Artists: Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Aerosmith
Velvet Underground: The Singles 1966-1969 (7-disc vinyl box set)
Windmill: Epcot Starfields

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Comments (6)

the Zombie Holocaust Hunters Unite! video comes out this Friday- an all zombie puppet video along the lines of Jim Henson meets Tom Savini.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2009 11:24 AM

CASPIAN - "Tertia" out today

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2009 11:37 AM

Sunny Day in Glasgow's new album comes out today.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2009 11:45 AM

what is this new band 'Daft Pink'?

Posted by imkoreansowhat | September 15, 2009 11:55 AM

new MUSE is alright.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2009 11:59 AM

i would love to pick up the mariachi el bronx record if anyplace in nyc actually had it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2009 12:22 PM

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