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Largehearted Boy’s Interesting CD Releases This Week

editor’s note: I noticed David Byrne‘s “Knee Plays” on the list – a name I recognized as one of the shows David performed at Carnegie Hall in February. Also worth noting: Jay-Z‘s “American Gangster”, White William‘s “Smoke”, and a new Tokyo Police Club EP. Here’s Largehearted Boy….

Bright Eyes - Motion Sickness: Live RecordingsAs the year winds down, the release lists get shorter and the discs I am highly anticipating and can truly recommend become fewer and fewer. This week’s list of new releases is a great example of both. Team Love reissues the Bright Eyes live album, Motion Sickness (notable for covers of Feist‘s “Mushaboom” and Elliott Smith‘s “The Biggest Lie”), a disc I can wholly recommend, along with Hvarf/Heim by Sigur Ros, Richard YoungsAutumn Response, and Grizzly Bear‘s Friend EP.

This week’s other reissuess hold the true shine for me. Neko Case fans can revel in three reissues: Blacklisted, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (with bonus disc), and Furnace Room Lullaby. Secretly Canadian has remastered two albums by esteemed (yet unfairly obscure) psych-rocker Bobb Trimble: Harvest of Dreams and Iron Curtain Innocence (both with bonus tracks). One of my favorite singer-songwriters, Sarah Douger, is reissuing her 2005 album, Harper’s Arrow.

Have I left anything noteworthy off the list? What new music releases can you recommend this week? What should I avoid? What are you picking up?

This week’s interesting CD releases:

60 Watt Kid: 60 Watt Kid [cd]
Alexis Gideon: Flight of the Liophant [cd]
Angels & Airwaves: I-Empire [cd]
Antlers: In the Attic of the Universe [cd]
The Black Swans: Change [cd]
Blondie: No Exit (reissue) [cd]
Bobb Trimble: Harvest of Dreams (reissue with bonus tracks) [cd]
Bobb Trimble: Iron Curtain Innocence (reissue with bonus tracks) [cd]
Brad Laner: Neighbor Singing [cd]
The Brother Kite: Moonlight Race [cd]
By the End of Tonight/Tera Melos: Complex Full of Phantoms [cd]
Bright Eyes: Motion Sickness [cd]
Citay: Little Kingdom [cd]
Clipd Beaks: Hoarse Lords [cd]
The Cloud Room: Hey Now Now [cd]
David Byrne: Knee Plays [cd]
Demon Hunter: Storm the Gates of Hell [cd]
Dillinger Escape Plan: Ire Works [cd]
The Drift: Ceiling Sky [cd]
Evaporators: Gassy Jack and Other Tales [cd]
The Frantic: Audio & Murder [cd]
Gram Parsons: Gram Parsons Archive, Vol. 1 [cd]
Grizzly Bear: Friend EP [cd]
His Name Is Alive: Sweet Earth Flower: A Tribute to Marion Brown [cd]
Imani Coppola: The Black and White Album [cd]
Jay-Z: American Gangster [cd]
Jeremy Jay: Airwalker EP [cd]
John Williams: Music of Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Collectors Edition [cd]
Lisa Gerrard: Best of Lisa Gerrard [cd]
Merle Haggard: Legends of American Music: The Original Outlaw (box set) [cd]
Mike Bones: The Sky Behind the Sea [cd]
Minmae: Ya Te Vas? (reissue) [cd]
Minipop: New Hope [cd]
Monster Magnet: 4-Way Diablo [cd]
Mouse Fire: Wooden Teeth [cd]
Nas: Greatest Hits [cd]
Neko Case: Blacklisted (remastered) [cd]
Neko Case: Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (remastered with bonus tracks) [cd]
Neko Case: Furnace Room Lullaby (remastered) [cd]
Paul McCartney: Memory Almost Full – CD/DVD Deluxe Edition [cd]
The Pine Hill Haints: Ghost Dance [cd]
Richard Youngs: Autumn Response [cd]
Sarah Dougher: Harper’s Arrow(reissue) [cd]
Sigur Ros: Hvarf/Heim [cd]
Stevie Ray Vaughan: Solos, Sessions and Encores [cd]
Sun City Girls: Dulce (soundtrack) [cd]
Sun City Girls: Jack’s Creek (reissue) [cd]
Swallows: Me With Trees Towering [cd]
Tokyo Police Club: Smith EP [cd]
Van Morrison: Still on Top: The Greatest Hits (remastered) [cd]
Various Artists: American Gangster (soundtrack) [cd]
Various Artists: The Best of the Jammys Volume Two [cd]
Various Artists: Safe Haven, A Benefit for Smyrc [cd]
The Wedding Present: Live 1987 [cd]
White Williams: Smoke [cd]
Zookeeper: Becoming All Things [cd]
Zookeeper: Zookeeper [cd]

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