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The Rekkid Store Report:  Nov. 17

Soooo… Tell us about your new releases.

bowieIncoming!   New albums from Swedish dance-pop-songstress Annie, Little Girls (the follow-up to their Mexican Summer 12″), Real Estate (another awesome Woodsist band, played with Common Loon in Iowa City this past weekend), psychedelic Texans Brazos’ debut, David Grubbs, Luc Ferrari, Guitar on import, a new EP from former Cocteau Twin Robin Guthrie, an 8-CD Kraftwerk boxset, the Final Flesh DVD, the Merge Records book, David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ reissued deluxely with a bonus disc, and the latest from dark-folkies Six Organs of Adittance comes paired with a novel by James Mattson.

Tis the season: expect lotsa expanded DCD re-releases/reissues between now & Xmas, including this week’s re-offerings from Bats for Lashes, Julian Cope, the Fall, etc.

Wax On: The Washed Out 12″ on Mexican Summer is here, don’t sleep on this hazy electro-pop genius! Plus LPs by Stone Breath, Six Organs of Admittance (w/Joseph Mattson book), Morrissey, Rock Plaza Central, Annie and Nirvana ‘Live at Reading’; plus vinyl reissues from Bert Jansch, Iggy Pop, Mazzy Star, Kraftwerk; 45s by Ryan Trevor (on Galactic Zoo) and Papercuts…

Rocking Our World: Swedish supergroup The Amazing’s self-titled debut (yes, it is), XTC’s ‘English Settlement’, the aforementioned Washed Out 12″ (Roy compares it to Closer Music), Kurt Vile’s new album, Japandroids latest, Maserati (RIP Jerry Fuchs).

Parasol’s Top Ten for the week of November 16:

1.  The Coral Sea –  “Firelight” (Red Clover)
2.  Jesu – “Opiate Sun” (Caldo Verde)
3.  Sun Ra – “Disco 3000 Restored” (ReR)
4.  Lissie – “Why You Running” (Fat Possum)
5.  Cold Cave – “Cremations” (Hospital Productions)
6.  Michael Yonkers & Plastic Crimewave Sound –  “Bleed Out” (Spiral Staircase)
7.  Antiprism – “S-T” (Barbarian)
8.  Eater – “Album” (Get Back)
9.  Holy Sons – “Drifters Sympathy” (Important)
10.  Who – “Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970” (Lilith)

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