Tuesday, June 06, 2006

New Releases Tuesday - 6/6

Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out Of This Country (Merge)
Third album from the Scottish indie-popsters. The 'Fork slaps a cool 7.8 on this one...check out the hype for yourself July 19th at the Troubadour.

Mojave 3 - Puzzles Like You (4AD)
Hard to belive, but former Slowdive leader Neil Halstead has actually been doing his folksy-rock Mojave 3 thing for 10 years now. This fifth LP finds Halstead picking up the pace a bit, and even adding a bit of an Americana flair (see "Truck Drivin' Man").

Stuart Staples - Leaving Songs/Lucky Dog Recordings (Beggars Banquet) Domestic combo of the Tindersticks singer's latest solo release, plus his 2005 solo debut Lucky Dog Recordings. Haven't heard the latter, but Leaving Songs just doesn't quite hit the groove musically nearly as well as those old Tindersticks records. That being said, I never get tired of this guy's voice.

Zero 7 - The Garden (Atlantic)
KCRW music librarian Eric J. Lawrence sez: "a slight change of pace for the band, with a couple of tracks that border on the giddy. Sure, their trademarked sultry electronic soul is still the main vibe, especially on the tracks featuring vocalist Sia, but guest spots from Swedish superstar singer/songwriter Jose Gonzalez add a new twist with a warm retro sound...All in all, a perfect record to get your summer started."

New Releases Tuesday is back in full swing...lots more new rekids to check out this week:

Be Your Own Pet - Be Your Own Pet (Ecstatic Peace)
Cheap Trick - Rockford (Big3 Records)
Elvis Costello/Allen Toussaint - River in Reverse (Verve)
Cracker - Greenland (Cooking Vinyl)
Head Automatica - Propaganda (Warner Bros.)
Kieran Hebden/Steve Reid - Exchange Session, Vol. 2 (Domino)
Micah P. Hinson - The Baby And The Satellite (Jade Tree)
Ladyhawk - Ladyhawk (Jagjaguwar)
Juana Molina - Son (Domino)
Alexi Murdoch - Time Without Consequence (Zero Summer)
The Paper Chase - Now You Are One Of Us (Kill Rock Stars)
Psapp - The Only Thing I Ever Wanted (Domino)
John Ralston - Needle Bed (Vagrant)
Robot Ate Me - Good World (Kill Rock Stars)
Smoosh - Free To Say (Barsuk)


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