New Releases Tuesday
Stellastarr* - Harmonies for the Haunted (RCA) Currently on tour to support this sophomore release, these Brooklyn rockers with the curious asterisk at the end of their name are playing Metro tonight with openers Magneta Lane and The Changes. Jay Belin from LooseRecord.com writes, "Expect the same, layered vocal harmonies and grandiose punch of the dueling guitars from the first record, but with a more cohesive pensive nature that takes listeners on an emotional rollercoaster. Get there early for hometown (and Loose!) favorites - The Changes. " Bloc Party - Silent Alarm Remixed (Vice) A track-by-track remix of the original album featuring re-workings by Four Tet, Ladytron, Mogwai, M83 and Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The Dandy Warhols - Odditorium or Warlords of Mars (Capitol) After dabbling in synth-pop and enlisting Nick Rhodes as producer for their last effort, the Dandy's return to their usual blend of rootsy stoner rock. John Parish - Once Upon a Little Time (Thrill Jockey) Best known for his work with PJ Harvey, Parish returns with his third solo release. Features contributions by members of Portishead and (Nick Cave's) The Bad Seeds. Sam Champion - Slow Rewind (Razor & Tie) Named after a veteran weatherman in New York, these roots rockers are another Jay "LooseRecord" Belin recommendation. The good people at WOXY.com really dig these guys as well. Sigur Ros - Takk (Geffen) No longer singing in "Hopelandic," Sigur Ros are back to singing in a real language, their native Icelandic. Great packaging for this release, though I'd have to say for most casual listeners; if you've heard one Sigur Ros album, you've heard them all. lots more goodies released this week... Apollo Sunshine - S/T (SpinArt) Devendra Banhart - Cripple Crow (XL) Brakes - Give Blood (Rough Trade) The Ex - Singles.Period (Touch & Go) Freakwater - Thinking of You (Thrill Jockey) Iron and Wine/Calexico - In the Reins [ep] (Touch & Go) Nada Surf - The Weight is a Gift (Barsuk) The Rosebuds - Birds Make Good Neighbors (Merge) Sonic Youth - Goo [Deluxe reissue] (Geffen) Super Furry Animals - Love Kraft (XL) plus on DVD... Director Label Series - Mark Romanek, Jonathan Glazer, Anton Corbijn and Stéphane Sednaoui (Universal) The second set in this great series that compiles the work of the best music video directors in the industry. Available individually by director or as a complete boxed-set. Da Ali G Show - The Complete Second Season (HBO) Straight out the Staines ghetto, legendary MC Ali G is back with another season of wacky hijinks for all you geezas.