Friday, October 22, 2010

Now Downloading: New Releases 10.19.10

And now we move into the time of reissues and compilations. We'll return you back to your regularly schedule new release schedule in January after these couple months with holiday fodder. [There are some new releases to poke at, though. The Extra Lens, Brent Amaker & the Rodeo, Oh Land, and a load of reissues and/or compilations from Bob Dylan, The Church, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Robyn Hitchcock's The Soft Boys.]

Playlist: New Releases 10.19.10


The Extra Lens - Undercard
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The Extra Lens - UndercardBack in 2002, The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle and Nothing Painted Blue's Franklin Bruno got together as The Extra Glens and released the little heard gem Martial Arts Weekend, which sort served as a practice run for the Goats' move to 4AD where they became an actual band and not a lo-fi acoustic based experiment. It's been eight years and now that the Goats moving to Merge Records, it's the perfect time to revisit the collaboration (minus a 'G' of course). If Undercard is serving the same purpose as their first collaboration (which I highly doubt), John Darnielle is bringing back some of the dark humor that the band has missed in their past three releases. And, as a bonus, we get the occasional harmony vocal from Bruno, which is an oddity for a Darnielle sung song, and something that's easy to get used to.

Download: "Only Existing Footage" [mp3]


More on the radar (and in the mp3 player) this week:
Brent Amaker & the Rodeo - Please Stand By / Free AOL Album Stream / "Man in Charge" [mp3]
Oh Land - Oh Land EP / Free AOL Album Stream / "Sun of a Gun" [mp3]
Elton John & Leon Russell - The Union
Ima Robot - It's What I'm Thinking: Photographing Snowflakes / "Ruthless" [mp3]
Fops - Yeth Yeth Yeth / "Solid Copper Huntress" [mp3]
Houses - All Night / "Soak It Up" [mp3]
Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown / Free AOL Album Stream
Liz Phair - Funstyle / Free AOL Album Stream
Mt Desolation - Mt Desolation
Girl in a Coma - Adventures in Coverland / Free AOL Album Stream
The Mommyheads - Finest Specimens / "Needmore, PA" [mp3]
Glee Cast - The Rocky Horror Glee Show EP / Free AOL Album Stream
COMPILATIONS
Bob Dylan - The Whitman Demos: 1962-1964
The Church - Deep in the Shallows (30th Anniversary Singles Collection)
REISSUES
Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan (2010 Mono Version)
Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (2010 Mono Version)
Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a Changin' (2010 Mono Version)
Bob Dylan - Another Side of Bob Dylan (2010 Mono Version)
Bob Dylan - Bringing it all Back Home (2010 Mono Version)
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (2010 Mono Version)
Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde (2010 Mono Version)
Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding (2010 Mono Version)
The Soft Boys - A Can of Bees
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Orange
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Acme
The Church - Of Skins & Heart (30th Anniversary Singles Collection)
The Church - The Blurred Crusade (30th Anniversary Singles Collection)
The Church - The Blurred Crusade (30th Anniversary Singles Collection)

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