Music, Books, and New Releases

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Alvvays (Canadian fuzz-pop quintet) – “Alvvays” (producer: Chad VanGaalen; Hear here; MP3) (Polyvinyl)

The Raveonettes – “Pe’ahi” (Hear here; Vinyl) (The Raveonettes, Ltd.)

Christopher DennyIf The Roses Don’t Kill Us
Check out the powerfully voiced singer’s tunes, performed in a style he calls “Arkansas Soul”.

David Kilgour and the Heavy 8’s – End Times Undonedownload (1)
Another irrestistible release from New Zealand institution Kilgour.

Stargroves (NYC indie-pop band) – “Stargroves [MP3]” (producer: frontman Teddy Watson; guest: Abigail Breslin; ReverbNation

John Lurie National Orchestra
Archival recordings from a trio Lurie (of the Lounge Lizards) would occasionally play with on the side which quickly became its own thing.

Ben Miller Band
Any Way, Shape Or Form
The Ben Miller Band plays a unique musical stew they call “Ozark Stomp”, this one is their first release for New West Records.

Mozart’s Sister – Being
First full length album from this solo artist, who has been drawing interest for her live performances and first EP.

Naomi Punk – Television Man
Second album from the Olympia based punk trio.

The Rosebuds – Sand + SilenceThe Rosebuds
The sixth album from The Rosebuds, this one was recorded with
Justin Vernon and other members of Bon Iver.

Billie Joe Shaver – Long in the Tooth
First album in six years from this old timer, in peak form here.

Spider Bags – Frozen Letter
Fourth album from this band, and their first for Merge Records.
Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan guests on one track!

Richard Thompson – “Acoustic Classics” (14 songs; MP3) (Beeswing, Inc.)

downloadSpoon – They Want My Soul
First release in four years from the beloved Austin band.

Twin Peaks – Wild Onion
Second album from the Chicago band.

 

 

Books

Richard James Burgess – “The History of Music Production [Paperback]” (Kindle) (Oxford University Press, July 25)

Carla Jean Whitley – “The Muscle Shoals Sound: Muscle Shoals Sound Studio – How the Swampers Changed American Music [Paperback]” (History Press)download (2)

 

VINYL 

Garden State – Soundtrack

Wish I Was Here – Soundtrack

Eric Clapton & Friends – The Breeze: An Appreciation of J.J. Cale

Tom PettyTom Petty & the Heartbreakers- Hypnotic Eye

Jenny Lewis – The Voyager 

Jenny Lewis

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