New Release Update

Here’s What’s Hitting the Shelves this Week

casaJulian Casablancas ->
Phrazes for the Young
Rough Trade ->

You Probably remember Julian Casablancas as the vocalist and lead songwriter behind one of our favorite “The” bands of the early-2000’s – The Strokes. Casablancas’s foray into the world of solo-musicdome comes on the heels of side-project releases from bandmates Hammond, Fraiture, and Moretti. On paper this album sounds good, what with being produced by Jason Lader (Rilo Kiley) and Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Monsters of Folk), and taking its name after a piece by Oscar Wilde. And actually – it sounds pretty good on ear, too. [I’d like to buy that, thank you]

MP3: Julian Casablancas – Out Of The Blue

coldCold Cave ->
Love Comes Close
Matador ->

If you’re interested in experimental synth-pop, or people who like to stick it to Pete Wentz, you should seriously consider purchasing Cold Cave’s Love Comes Close. Based in Philadelphia, Wesley Eisold is an ex-hardcore frontman who is now focusing on the rising popularity of his solo work. Love Comes Close was actually released previously under his own Heartworm Press, but tomorrow marks it’s re-pressing on Matador, making his material more accessible to the masses. Suck on that, Wentz. [I’d like to buy that, thank you]

MP3: Cold Cave – Life Magazine

raditudeWeezer >
Raditude
Geffen ->

The Rainn-Wilson named Raditude is the 7th release from the Rivers Cuomo fronted Weezer, and that makes it officially 5 albums since the group has made something you can stomach (make it four if you loved “Hash Pipe” and “Island in the Sun”). Anyone who had their fingers crossed that the nerdy four-pack would revive their Pinkerton ways can rest easy – there’s no going back. Album cover, title, and knowledge of collabs with Lil’ Wayne and guys who produced songs for Avril and Kelly Clarkson are all you need to know – add it to the “suck” column and call it a day. [I’d like to buy that, but only because it comes with a limited edition Weezer snuggie (seriously), thank you]

MP3: Weezer – (If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To

Also Out This Week:
Brilliant ColorsIntroducing
CFCF Continent
DevoQ: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo
Efterklang Performing Parades
FelixYou Are The One I Pick
Melanie FionaThe Bridge
Girls In Trouble S/T
Guided By Voices Suitcase 3
Half-Handed CloudCut Me Down and Count My Rings
HolopawOh Glory, Oh Wilderness
Curtis HarveyA Box of Stones
Taylor HollingsworthLife With A Slow Ear
Etienne Jaumet Night Music
Jookabox Dead Zone Boys
King Khan and the BBQ ShowInvisible Girl
LaarksAn Exhaltation of Laarks
Lymbic SystemShutter Release
Molina and JohnsonS/T
MorrisseySwords
On FilmoreExtended Vacation
Ryan LeslieTransition
Shwayze – Let It Beat
The SwimmersPeople Are Soft
Systems OfficerUnderslept
Wale Attention Deficit
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