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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