New Releases for Tuesday, Sept. 15th


The Avett Brothers – I And Love And You (+ MP3 card) vinyl version of their new album; CD version will be released on 9/29
Dave Bazan – Curse Your Branches
The Black Angels – Passover
Cluster/Brian Eno – Cluster/Brian Eno Originally recorded and released in 1977, this pionering ambient album brought together several legends of progressive electronic music: Brian Eno, solo artist and collaborator with David Bowie, Robert Fripp, and Roxy Music; Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius aka Cluster, both of whom made dozens of ground-breaking recordings throughout the ’70s; and Conny Plank, who recorded everyone from Neu! to Ash Ra Tempel to Devo. This album was the first of several celebrated collaborations between these artists, whose influence looms over such current bands as Aphex Twin, Boards Of Canada, and Mouse On Mars
Grand Archives – Keep In Mind Frankenstein (+ MP3 card)
Simon Joyner – Out Into The Snow (180g + MP3 card)
Sondre LercheHeartbeat Radio
Manic Street PreachersJournal For Plague Lovers (180g + MP3 card for 10 bonus remixes) Manic Street Preachers return with their ninth studio album, ‘Journal For Plague Lovers’. The album follows the hugely successful and critically acclaimed 2007 release ‘Send Away The Tigers’, and the induction of the band into the NME’s Hall Of Fame with their naming as the “NME Godlike Genius” for 2008. Produced by Steve Albini and recorded live at Rockfield Studios in Wales during the Winter of 2008, the album features lyrics left behind by former guitarist Richey Edwards across all 13 new tracks. An original piece of Jenny Saville’s art is the cover of ‘Journal for Plague Lovers’, whose painting graced the cover of 1994’s ‘The Holy Bible’ . Musically the band draw on their classic ‘Holy Bible’ sound with elements of Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’, as well as a delicate, beautiful acoustic side
Night Horse/Sea Of Air – Come Down Halo/Holy Roller 7″ split
Pens – Hey Friend! What You Doing (+ MP3 card)
Q-Tip – Kamaal The Abstract
The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir…And The Horse You Rode In On (Ltd. Ed. LP + MP3 card)
Sunny Day Real EstateLP2 re-issue (Ltd. Ed. colored vinyl, 2 bonus tracks & MP3 card)
Sunny Day Real EstateDiary re-issue (Ltd. Ed. colored vinyl, 2 bonus tracks & MP3 card)
The Velvet Underground – Singles 1966-69 7″ box set The seven singles including comprise the four Velvets singles originally released in the US on the Verve and MGM lables, plus an additional pair of singles that were prepared for release but never made it to the marketplace and a special radio only promotional single. The set features exact reproductions of Velvet Underground singles, two fo them in their original picture sleeves. Songs include – All Tomorrow’s Parties, I’ll Be Your Mirror, Sunday Morning, White Light/White Heat, I Heard Her Call My Name, Temptation Inside Your Heart, What Goes On, Jesus, and more


The Band Of Heathens – One Foot In The Ether
Big Star – Keep An Eye On The Sky (4-CD, 98-song Career Retrospective featuring 52 unreleased tracks – demos, alternate takes, and live performances; also includes the only existing film of the band, never-before-seen photos and extensive liner notes)
Black Whales – Origins
Cougar – Patriot
The Dynamites – Burn It Down
The Dodos – Time To Die
Fink – Sort Of Revolution
French Miami – French Miami
Gordon Gano & The Ryans – Under The Sun (includes MP3 card for bonus tracks) Gordon Gano, co-founder of and songwriter for alt-rock monoliths The Violent Femmes returns to the scene he helped spawn with ‘Under the Sun’. Film-scoring brothers and Bogmen members Brendan and Billy Ryan join Gano for Gordon Gano & The Ryans’ first collaboration and Gordon’s first non-Femmes release as a front man. Gano’s influence on alternative music is immeasurable and his latest work is sure to remind the music world of the force and presence with which he originally stormed onto the scene in 1983, paving the way for the commercial explosion of alternative music a decade later
Grand Archives – Keep In Mind Frankenstein
Simon Joyner – Out Into The Snow Out Into The Snow is full of gorgeous human gestures from well-developed characters rising and falling in overlapping arcs of time. Brazen songwriting, like all great art, challenges even more than it entertains. Another mile-stone performance from Simon Joyner, perhaps the greatest songwriter you’ve never heard.Sounding sometimes like Doug Yule era Velvet Underground (with some Paris 1919 John Cale thrown in for good measure), On the Beach period Neil Young , Happy/Sad era Tim Buckley, and Our Mother the Mountain period Townes Van Zandt, the album is littered with complex characters
Kid Kudi – Man On The Moon: The End Of Day (includes bonus poster)
Mark Knopfler – Get Lucky
Manic Street Preachers – Journal For Plague Lovers (+ MP3 card for 10 bonus remixes)
John Mayall – Tough
Megadeth – Endgame
Muse – The Resistance
Nicolay – City Lights Vol. 2: Shibuya
Porcupine Tree – The Incident (2 CD)
Q-Tip – Kamaal The Abstract His long delayed album Kamaal the Abstract, slated originally for release in 2001, is finally dropping September 15th. A music hyrid, Kamaal was commendably avant garde at the time of its creation. Amazingly, it’s even more apropos in 2009. Q-Tip produced the entire album himself, even playing several instruments. What comes from Kamaal is a daring melange of soul, supa-cool jazz, headnodding hip hop, and organic pop magic in the vein of Stevie Wonder or Prince. The album has been remixed and remastered for sonic impact
Royal Bangs – Let It Beep
The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir – …And The Horse You Rode In On
Shudder To Think – Live From Home
Simian Mobile Disco -Temporary Pleasure
Stars Of Track And Field – A Time For Lions
Sunny Day Real Estate – Diary re-issue (+ 2 bonus tracks)
Sunny Day Real Estate -LP2 re-issue (+ 2 bonus tracks)
David Sylvian – Manafon
Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson – Break Up