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The Rekkid Store Report: Nov. 24

Sooo… Tell us about your new releases.

bjmIncoming! New albums from The Mercury Program, The Slew, Homostupids, Lambchop (live), Fin Fang Foom, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Ben Davis, Spectre Folk, Lovvers, the deluxe DCD&DVD version of Fever Ray’s debut (that spooky lady from The Knife); reissues from Jawbox (an expanded ‘Sweetheart’), Townes Van Zandt, Moondog, The Lucy Show, The Raincoats and Jay Reatard (seems a little early, don’t it?); a nifty live album from Echo & The Bunnymen’s heyday (1983’s Royal Albert Hall gig, with string section)…

Wax On: LPs from Loney Dear (‘Citadel Band’ on vinyl for first time), Wild Beasts, Hollows, Sex Worker, Martin Sexton, The Mercury Program and The Meanderthals; DLPs from Tom Waits (live), Russian Circles, Them Crooked Vultures, The Ex and Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson (on Saddle Creek); a Red Sparowes 12″; 45s by Papercuts (on Gnomonsong), Wheels On Fire, Mark Sultan (BBQ from King Khan’s band) and Drink Up Buttercup; vinyl reissues from Jawbox, The Smoke, Os Mutantes, Far East Family Band, The Holy Modal Rounders, Neil Young, Traffic…

Rocking Our World: Dawes’ Laurel Canyon-esque, exact repro, retro-dreamery has put Roy in a reverie, and we are all right behind him. Their autumnal debut album, ‘North Hills’, resurrects The Byrds, Neil Young, The Band and Gram Parsons without hardly trying.

Parasol’s Top Ten for the week of November 23:

Mercury Program, The “Chez Viking” (Lovitt)
Piano Magic “Dark Horses” (Make Mine Music)
Washed Out “Life Of Leisure” (Mexican Summer)
Dawes “North Hills” (ATO)
Echo & The Bunnymen “Live at the Royal Albert Hall” (Noble Rot)
Brian Jonestown Massacre “One” (Arecords)
Spacemen 3/Wooden Shjips “Split” (GPS)
Orange Peels, The “2020” (Mystery Lawn Music)
Tahiti 80 “Activity Center” (Human Sounds)
Johnston, Daniel “Is And Always Was” (High Wire)

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