Thursday, February 09, 2006

New Releases Tuesday (2/7)

Belle & Sebastian - The Life Pursuit (Matador)
Stuart Murdoch continues to push B&S from an introspective indie collective to a one-man pop juggernaut.

Electric Six - Senior Smoke (Metropolis)
The domestic release of the Detroit ironic rockers sophomore effort comes a full year after it was released in the UK.

Minus 5 - S/T [The Gun Album] (Yep Rock)
Scott McCoughey of Young Fresh Fellows and REM returns with another installment of his Minus 5 project. As usual, Peter Buck is along for the ride...along with guest contributions this time around from Wilco, Colin Meloy, John Wesley Harding and Kelly Hogan.

Beth Orton - Comfort of Strangers (Astralwerks)
Recorded in just two weeks with Jim O'Rourke at the controls as producer, this album takes a much needed step back to basics after her overly glossy and bland 2002 release, Daybreaker.

Prefuse 73 - Security Screenings (Warp)
Not a proper follow up to last year's Surrounding by Silence, but rather a shorter "transitional" record of new material to hold you over while Scott contemplates the direction of his next full-length opus.

Various Artists - Run the Road, Volume 2 (Vice)
No Dizzee, Skinner or S-O-V this time around, but there are two tracks with Kano. If this is half as good as the first, I'll be happy.

Various Artists - To: Elliott From: Portland (Expunged)
New Eliott Smith tribute featuring covers by The Decemberists, The Helio Sequence, The Thermals, Dolorean and more.


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