Thursday, April 08, 2010

Now Downloading: New Releases 04.06.10

Another shallow week for releases... pretty soon, the floodgates will open again, I've assured. This week features an interesting new collaboration between David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, along with new releases from Dr. Dog, Sigur Ros' Jonsi, Robyn Hitchcock, Harlem and Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings.

Playlist: New Releases 04.06.10

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim - David Byrne and Fatboy Slim - Here Lies Love
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David Byrne and Fatboy Slim - Here Lies LoveIs a musical concept album telling the life story of Imelda Marcos ambitious or foolish? I was leaning toward the latter until I heard the opening title track, "Here Lies Love," which had me thinking this collaboration between David Byrne and Fatboy Slim might just be genius. But there's not enough in the double-CD of material that lives up to that opening salvo. In the end, there's about an EP's worth of good-to-great songs here, and the rest miss the mark on those of us that have only minimal knowledge of the widow of former Phillipines President Marcos.

Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame
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Dr Dog - Shame ShameWith their sixth album, Philly's Dr Dog are hitting their stride, due in small part to finally bringing in an outside voice to help with production (Rob Schnapf). Even with a fresh ear on the proceedings, this is still the kitchen sink classic rock that Dr Dog has been churning out for the past decade. The 3 B's still rule the day (The Beatles, The Beach Boys and The Band), all with Dr. Dog's unique spin on it. Highlights include lead single "Stranger," "Unbearable Why"
and the Flaming Lips-ish "Where’d All The Time Go."

Free AOL Album Stream
Download: "Stranger" [mp3]

More on the radar (and in the mp3 player) this week:
Jonsi - Go
Harlem - Hippies / Free AOL album stream / "Friendly Ghost" [mp3] / "Gay Human Bones" [mp3]
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 - Propellor Time
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - Medicine County / Free AOL album stream
The Wedding Present - Live 1988
Melissa Auf Der Maur - Out of Our Minds / Free AOL album stream
Solomon Burke - Nothing's Impossible / Free AOL album stream
Black Prairie - Feast of the Hunters' Moon
Javelin - No Mas
Awesome Color - Massa Hypnos / "Transparent" [mp3]
Monster Movie - Everyone is a Ghost
Peter Wolf - Midnight Souvenirs
Patrick Park - Come What Will
Growing - Pumps! / Free AOL album stream
Murder by Death - Good Morning, Magpie / Free AOL album stream
Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can / Free AOL album stream
BoDeans - Mr. Sad Clown
Communist Daughter - Soundtrack to the End / "Not the Kid" [mp3]

David Bowie - David Bowie (Deluxe Edition)
Julian Cope - Peggy Suicide (Deluxe Edition)
The Slits - Cut (Deluxe Edition)

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1 comment:

drake lelane said...

New Releases 04.06.10
1. Here Lies Love - Fatboy Slim
2. Stranger - Dr. Dog
3. Animal Arithmetic - Jonsi
4. Friendly Ghost - Harlem
5. Luckiness - Robyn Hitchcock
6. I Learned the Hard Way - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
7. Lead Horse - Melissa Auf Der Maur
8. Everything About You - Solomon Burke
9. Red Rocking Chair - Black Prairie
10. Younger Days - Hacienda
11. Mossy Woodland - Javelin
12. Flying - Awesome Color
13. Down, Down, Down - Monster Movie
14. Tragedy featuring Shelby Lynne - Peter Wolf
15. The Lucky Ones - Patrick Park
16. Hormone - Growing
17. As Long As There Is Whiskey In The World - Murder By Death
18. Shine - BoDeans
19. Not The Kid - Communist Daughter
20. One Way Road - John Butler
21. Under Control - Cary Brothers
22. Kids Get Down - G.B.H.
23. By The Sword (Feat. Andrew Stockdale) - Slash
24. Down On Our Own Shield - Jakob Dylan
25. In Illusions Of Order - Red Sparowes
26. Set Me Free - Sally Seltmann
27. One Hit - Nice Nice
28. Boom Sh-Boom - Martin Sexton
29. This Boy Can Wait (Live in Rotterdam) - The Wedding Present
30. The Laughing Gnome (Single Version - 2010 Stereo Mix) - David Bowie
31. Safesurfer (1991 Tour Single) - Julian Cope
32. Shoplifting (John Peel BBC Radio 1 Session 1977) - The Slits