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New Releases: September 22

This week is home of the under-the-radar type releases, with the interesting ones (at least to me) from Monsters of Folk, Noisettes, Islands and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart EP.   (If you’ve been paying attention, you know that Amazon already has the Monsters of Folk available for download.  And even if you weren’t, you can still get it early if you so desire.)

Anyway, check the full list over at Amazon if you were looking for something that you don’t see listed here.  As always, grab a couple of memory-jogging tracks after the list, and have yourself an excellent week.

Harry Connick Jr. – Your Songs
Monsters of Folk – Monsters of Folk
David Gray – Draw the Line
Brand New – Daisy
Mika – The Boy Who Knew Too Much
Rufus Wainwright – Milwaukee at Last!!!
Noisettes – Wild Young Hearts
Deadmau5 – For Lack of a Better Name
Basement Jaxx – Scars
Billy Talent – Billy Talent III
Sea Wolf – White Water, White Bloom
Islands – Vapours
Owen – New Leaves
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Higher Than the Stars EP
The Twilight Sad – Forget the Night Ahead

Noisettes – Never Forget You (mp3) from the forthcoming Wild Young Hearts

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Higher Than the Stars (St. Etienne Visits Lord Spank Remix) (mp3) from the forthcoming Higher Than the Stars EP

Rufus Wainwright – Instant Pleasure (mp3) from Big Daddy: Music from the Motion Picture


Albums of the Year: Part Two

Congrats to Ryan for our favorite answer in regards to Amie Street Giveaway #3. His copy will be gifted shortly. Stay tuned next week for our next giveaway.

Living in a list-loving society and it being nearly the half-way point of the year, lots of folks are listing the best records of the year so far. We’ve already done it here but I wanted to add my two cents to the so called best-of for 2009. So grab yourself a bunch of crap if you don’t already have it and enjoy.

Andy already mentioned Dirty Projectors, Animal Collective and Grizzly Bear. It’s all very preliminary and I haven’t thought about it much, but on my own personal list the Grizzly Bear record is high up there, M.P.P. probably isn’t that high up and I’m holding out for the time being on D.P.’s very recent release. Without over thinking it I would have to add the excellent Pains of Being Pure at Heart record to my list somewhere, along with the new Doves and Passion Pit. I’ve enjoyed several others I could add, but those three I felt were my necessary additions to the conversation, even if they don’t make my official year-end list.

So he are my favorites off those three ’09 records, along with an extra song off Veckatimest.

Passion Pit – Folds In Your Hands (mp3) from Manners

Grizzly Bear – Fine For Now (mp3) from Veckatimest

Doves – Kingdom Of Rust (mp3) from Kingdom of Rust

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – Young Adult Friction (mp3) from The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

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